Qatar Airways Cargo transported over 80 tonnes of oil and energy equipment on board its B777 freighter on its first charter flight from Zhengzhou in China to Cabo Frio in Brazil for one of its major customers DHL Global Forwarding.
Cabo Frio is an airport strategically located close to the most important oil region in Brazil. Through integrated planning and coordination between all stakeholders involved, Qatar Airways Cargo’s B777 charter successfully delivered the cargo from Zhengzhou to Cabo Frio with technical stops at Doha and Accra in West Africa.
“We are very proud to support and partner with our customer DHL Global Forwarding,” said Ulrich Ogiermann, chief officer cargo. “Respecting the same business ethics as our customers, Qatar Airways Cargo prides itself on service excellence and customer-first values. Logistics plays a fundamental role in ensuring our customers meet their clients’ needs, and through our dedicated QR Charter solution, we were able to transport the oil and energy shipment for one of the biggest oil and gas companies in Brazil.”
Ranked the world’s third largest international air cargo carrier, Qatar Airways Cargo has made significant investments in its fleet, network, its hub and products in recent years, as part of its strategy and commitment to improve and enhance its product offering for the benefit of customers globally.
Qatar Cargo’s charter product has performed outstandingly well, registering a 150 per cent increase in 2016-17 results, over 2015-16, the carrier said. The cargo carrier performed charters for a variety of products such as horses, cattle, pharmaceuticals, odd-size shipments, oil and gas products, art, concerts and exhibitions, machinery, mining and humanitarian relief goods.
“Oil and gas is one of DHL Global Forwarding’s most important industry sectors so finding a partner like Qatar Airways Cargo, who we can trust as a shipping partner is critical,” said Roland Zach, vice president StarBroker (DHL Global Forwarding’s in-house air freight carrier and charter broker) and head of global charters, at DHL Global Forwarding.
“DHL Global Forwarding and Qatar Airways Cargo have a long-standing relationship that spans close to two decades, so customers can look to both companies to deliver industry leading service excellence while always putting the customer first.”
DHL Global Forwarding established a dedicated StarBroker charter division more than a decade ago, with offices in Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Miami. Since its inception, the StarBroker global team of experts handle charters from delicate cherries, technology products to heavy mining equipment from anywhere in the world on any type and size of aircraft. Each shipment is supervised at every point in the supply chain on a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week basis ensuring on-time arrival.