Ben HamptonChapman Freeborn Airchartering has appointed a new cargo director and opened a new Northeast office in the USA.

    Ben Hampton (pictured right), who has more than 10 years of experience in the aviation industry, will head up the new office.

    Prior to joining Chapman Freeborn, he was director of sales for a part 135 operator, and has also previously served in the role of assistant director of US cargo for a global charter brokerage.

    “I’m delighted to have Ben Hampton join Chapman Freeborn and head up our Northeast office,” said the company’s chief commercial officer Neil Dursley.

    “It’s great news for us but also for customers with urgent needs like automotive and AOG shipments and for new customers nationwide who want to get their products into key markets around the world.”

    Hampton commented: “Chapman Freeborn is considered the gold standard in global charters and I’m thrilled to be joining the team to build on that reputation here in the US.”

    The new Chapman Freeborn office opened yesterday (18 January) in Parsippany, New Jersey. “We’ll be neighbours with some of the largest freight forwarders in the world and we’ll be introducing ourselves to new customers nationwide,” said Hampton.

    The office will also support passenger charter sales and the long-term growth plans of Magma Aviation’s scheduled service operations and its fleet of 747 freighters. Chapman Freeborn is the majority stakeholder in Magma Aviation.