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SPONSOR OF GROUND HANDLER OF THE YEAR
AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo is the specialised air cargo business of the Air France KLM Group. Operating from our two main hubs, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and through the combined fleet of our three airlines, we transport a wide variety of goods to all corners of the globe.
Our connections sustain the world’s connectivity. With 295 shipping destinations across 110 countries, 453 aircraft and 3,500 dedicated cargo employees, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo isn’t just operating the world’s most extensive global cargo network: it's an engine of connectivity.
Logistical connections enable human connections. We want to serve customers when, how and where it matters most to them, enabling them to make their connections across the globe. By putting our customers in control of their own shipments through simple, transparent online tools like myCargo, it’s easier than ever to book and track a shipment. In addition, we have taken significant steps in accelerating the transition to a more sustainable airfreight industry. Among our numerous sustainability initiatives, we have introduced goSAF, a feature that enables our customers to select their preferred level of contribution to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for every shipment through our myCargo booking portal.
Our vision is to become a leader in sustainable airfreight, while passionately delivering best-in-class customer experiences.
Visit us at www.afklcargo.com
SPONSOR OF GSSA OF THE YEAR
American Airlines Cargo transports cargo daily between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. Offering a variety of products and handling capabilities, American Airlines Cargo supports shipments from life-saving pharmaceuticals to mail and e-commerce on the world’s largest passenger network. Learn more at aacargo.com.
SPONSOR OF BEST CARGO AIRLINE - AFRICA
Awery is a well-established IT provider to the aviation industry formed in 2009 with over one hundred clients globally. Awery ERP has been developed to offer tailored complete business cycle solutions for commercial and cargo airlines, private operators, freight forwarders, aviation service providers, air charter brokers and on board couriers.
CargoBooking is Awery's online booking portal that facilitates bookings between Freight Forwarders and Airlines/ GSSAs employing leading-edge technology to digitise email transactions through its eMagic Al tool.
CargoBooking is now live in Africa.
Visit us at www.awery.aero
SPONSOR OF INNOVATION AWARD - PRODUCT
Centrally located in Europe, Brussels Airport and its cargo community provide the most attractive, efficient and innovative logistical solutions for air cargo shipments entering and leaving Europe.
Offering a large worldwide network of air cargo connectivity, Brussels Airport handled a total of 775.721 Tonnes of Air Cargo in 2022. Thanks to the strong cooperation of all logistics stakeholders at BRU, we accommodated a solid YoY growth of +30% compared to 2020 and this for the second year in a row.
Specialised in pharmaceuticals, Brussels Airport is the leading gateway for high value as well as Time and Temperatures sensitive healthcare shipments. Our prestigious Animal Care & Inspection Centre is taking animal care to the next level and together with Fresh (PER) and e-commerce, these segments are part of the strategic focus of Brussels Airport.
In support of the future development plans of BRUcargo, the dedicated cargo area at BRU, we recently announced the redevelopment of 83.500 m² of land and warehouses.
Last but not least, our future proof BRUcloud and process designed apps, enable reliable transfer of data and information benefiting all air cargo stakeholders.
SPONSOR OF INNOVATION AWARD - DIGITAL
Carousel is a pan-European Critical Service Logistics specialist, that delivers high-value parts and products for Performance and Life-Critical industries, without compromise. We provide end-to-end solutions for aftermarket, spare parts, returns management and medical logistics, where precision, business continuity and customer promise are essential. We offer an extensive range of services including first and final-mile delivery options; field engineer and dealer services; an extensive air and road network, returns management solutions, client warehousing and customs brokerage services.Visit us at: www.carousel.eu
SPONSOR OF BEST CARGO AIRLINE - EUROPE
In 2011, dnata entered the UK Aviation services market by acquiring Plane Handling and Aviance, who already had established ground and cargo handling operations in the UK. By entering the UK market, dnata was able to increase their global footprint. As of 2012, dnata UK were operating three cargo facilities at LHR and one at MAN, approximately 520,000 square feet of office and warehouse space.
In 2014, dnata UK increased the cargo capacity at UK’s prime airport, London Heathrow, by developing and building three new modern cargo handling facilities as part of the dnata City Cargo Complex. Also in 2014, further expansion led to opening new cargo facilities at London Gatwick, Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, Newcastle Airports, as well as the opening of a second facility at Manchester Airport.
On the back of expanding relationships with carriers, further infrastructure enhancements were introduced, including Cathay Pacific’s dedicated cargo facility, which opened at London Heathrow in 2016. Additional cargo warehouse space was also acquired at Birmingham and Glasgow airports in 2016 and London Gatwick in 2017. A third warehouse in Manchester Airport was opened in 2018, before the landmark development for Virgin Atlantic and Delta’s dedicated facility, dnata City East, opened in 2019.
Today, as a result of all developments, dnata operates with a total footprint of over 950,000 square feet of warehouse and office space dedicated to cargo operations throughout UK airports. With the rapid growth over the last eight years, the headcount of staff has also grew grown considerably, from 1,500 to over 2,500 between 2012 and 2020. Cargo volume growth also increased from approximately 300,000 tonnes handled back in 2012, compared to 800,000 tonnes in 2020 (pre COVID-19).
January 2021 saw dnata open dnata City North, a new build of 130,000 square feet, mirroring the London Heathrow dnata City developments, increasing capacity capabilities in Manchester Airport.dnata City East Phase Two, Virgin Atlantic and Delta’s dedicated Import facility, is due to open in 2023 as dnata’s eighth cargo facility at London Heathrow. dnata also provides ground handling services at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester airports.
SPONSOR OF CARGO HUB OF THE YEAR
Etihad Cargo is the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways. Since its establishment in 2004, Etihad Cargo has grown rapidly to become one of the leading air cargo carriers in the world, offering customers a range of cargo products and services via an extensive global network of chartered and scheduled services. The carrier’s Abu Dhabi hub is strategically located at the centre of the world's busiest trade lanes, providing an integral link between Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and Africa.
Etihad Cargo is proud to be the Air Cargo Partner of Choice, delivering tailored customer experiences and outstanding operational efficiency. In addition to general cargo, Etihad Cargo’s special products and services include SkyStables (Equine) and LiveAnimals (IATA CEIV Animals certified), PharmaLife (IATA CEIV Pharma certified), FreshForward (IATA CEIV Fresh certified), FlightValet , AirPost, SafeGuard and FlyCulture (Vulnerables)
For more information, please visit www.etihadcargo.com
SPONSOR OF CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR
FlyUs Aviation Group is an independent, privately-owned GSSA. Our focus is our customers, staff, airlines and partners, for whom we constantly strive for industry innovation and advancement. Our people are our strongest assets and we promote and enjoy a family culture around the globe.
Established partnerships with more than 34+ airlines across 30 countries allow us to pioneer collaborative projects and investment into digital solutions, a partnership approach for airline clients, analytics, information flow and the customer experience.
Find out more about our tailored and value added servicesVisit us at flyus.aero
SPONSOR OF BEST CARGO AIRLINE - AMERICAS
Network Aviation Group heads up a complete division of wholly owned and inter-related aviation companies which started life over thirty-five years ago and has grown extensively since, to cover virtually all aspects of aviation cargo sales, logistics and management of freighter and passenger aircraft.
Originally formed in 1985 in London, the Network Aviation Group now spans five continents. We offer a variety of sales and services to client airlines, as well as managing a fleet of freighter aircraft on a network of scheduled routes and charters throughout the world.
Our group currently handles over 80,000 tonnes of cargo annually with a turnover in excess of three hundred million pounds (£).
• 33 – The number of airlines we represent• 37 – The number of years we have offered air cargo solutions• 80,000+ – The tonnes of air cargo we ship each year• £300+ million – The annual turnover we command’