Air Cargo Management

Etihad Cargo partners with Wallenborn to expand European RFS operations

Etihad Cargo

Etihad Cargo has appointed Wallenborn Transports as its road feeder service (RFS) partner for Europe.

This will allow the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways to expand its scheduled and specialised services across 27 countries, facilitating the transportation of cargo between Etihad Cargo’s main European gateways, including Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt, and offline stations.

Etihad Cargo says its customers will benefit from the complete transparency provided by integrated telematics technology.

Thomas Schürmann, head of cargo operations and deliver at Etihad Cargo, said: “Providing seamless connectivity between Etihad Cargo’s European main freighter gateways and offline destinations is essential to meeting the carrier’s delivery promises.”

“Strategic partnerships with leading RFS providers such as Wallenborn strengthen Etihad Cargo’s value proposition and will enable the carrier to further expand operations in Europe, which is a key territory for the airline.

“Etihad Cargo remains committed to being the air cargo partner of choice and is achieving this through the provision of fast, efficient and reliable transportation of cargo from its arrival in-country to its final destination.”

Frantz Wallenborn, president and chief executive officer of Wallenborn Group, said: “We’re proud to be selected as a strategic partner and look forward to enhancing Etihad Cargo’s capabilities in Europe and introducing its premium products to new markets.

“Our values are closely aligned, and we both aspire to make air logistics smarter and more sustainable.

“This partnership will give Etihad Cargo’s customers access to a comprehensive network connecting over 90 airports and a range of specialised logistics solutions, such as GDP-validated transport for temperature-sensitive healthcare products. Highlights of our partnership include dedicated capacity, 24/7 customer support and handling services in 27 countries.”

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