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Page 16 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • FEBRUARY-MARCH 2018 Quick Cargo adds more BUPs runs AIR freight consolidator Quick Cargo Service will expand its consolidation routes for built-up pallets (BUPs) to North and South America in northern Spring 2018 and expand capacity on existing routes. The following routes will be added: Chicago (ORD), At- lanta (ATL), Sao Paulo (GRU), Mexico (MEX), Lima (LIM) and Bogota (BOG). “The volume of freight in Europe remains significantly higher than average and cargo space remains scarce,” said Stephan Haltmayer, chief executive Quick Cargo. “Through this development our customers profit by having security in planning for their freight and fixed rates for up to half a year, as well as a clear and affordable pricing structure. They can count on almost 100 per cent guaran- teed departures.” So far the logis- tics company has focused on the regions of Asia and Australia with its BUP airfreight consolidations. The routes offered until now include: Shang- hai (PVG), Beijing (BJS), Guangzhou (CAN), Chongqing (CKG), Taipei (TPE), Hong Kong (HKG), Hanoi (HAN), Sydney (SYD) and Mel- bourne (MEL). With the further-reaching concentration on North and South America, Quick Cargo Service anticipates above average growth in tonnage. Around two-thirds of the firm’s revenue is generated through air and sea-freight consolidation; the rest is ad hoc business. “2017 was a successful year for Quick Cargo Service,” said Haltmayer. “With a 15 per cent increase in export tonnage, the company performed above the market and was able to sustain the positive business development of previous years. The company’s shipping volume saw a plus of 7.5 per cent, and import freight volume increased by 5.5 per cent.’ Since the end of 2017 Quick Cargo Service has operated an expanded consolidation centre in Neu-Isenburg. On the one hand this allows the firm to deal with increased ton- nages through a larger warehouse, but it also represents a move closer to Cargo City Sud to guarantee high quality standards. The entire, expanded consolidation department is now based there. Stephan Haltmayer Big increase for cargo security equipment mkt TRANSPORT Market Research believes that the global air cargo security equipment market will rise at a CAGR of 6.2 per cent from 2017-2025, reaching an annual value of US$28.785 billion by the end of 2025. In a new market report TMR says Asia Pacific is likely to remain the key regional market. The full report costs US$5795 but a sample report can be obtained from www.transparency- marketresearch.com It notes that “infra- structural development and building of newer airports in de- veloping countries of Asia Pacific is expected to support the growth of the global air cargo securi- ty equipment market in the near future”. On the other hand, it claims “the global air cargo security equipment market is challenged by the poor budget for upgrading airports. The market is likely to be hampered by the reluctance to adopt technology, especially in the developing parts of the world. Additionally, the lack of aware- ness about the benefits of using sophisticated air cargo security equipment is also likely to restrain the market from achieving its potential growth.” TMR is based in the New York state capital of Albany. Albany had one of the world’s first commercial airports, set up in 1908. B&H Worldwide wins VSE Aviation contract AEROSPACE logistics company B&H Worldwide has been awarded a two-year contract to manage the warehousing, operation and storage of spare parts for VSE Aviation in Singapore. Operating from its facility in the Singapore Free Trade Zone, B&H will provide a 24/7 service to VSE Aviation, which specialises in supply chain man- agement and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for business aviation aircraft en- gines and related accessories and is now expand- ing its operation into the rapidly growing Asian after-market.