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Page 6 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC SEPT, 2019 WCA still seeks donations for ‘War Child’ charity despite its ridelondon 100-mile success A TEAM of WCA mem- bers and staff from around the world have completed the Prudential RideLon- don 100-mile (161km) cycle challenge to raise more than US$6,000 (GBP5,000) for the international charity ‘War Child’. All 10 of WCA’s riders completed the course – which included two significant climbs in Surrey Hills, Surrey, UK – alongside 25,000 other cyclists and the ride was a significant accomplishment for many on the team. “I am honoured to have ridden with our members and staff in this event,” said Dan March, chief executive WCA. “The charity does great work helping injured and orphaned children around the world and helps rebuild communities as well as providing essential infrastruc- ture.” War Child works to support chil- dren in conflict areas by keeping children safe, giving them an edu- cation - and equipping them with skills for future success. WCA is still collecting contribu- tions and donations can be made by visiting the team fundraiser page. Cargo-partner to open Slovenia warehouse offering storage and value-added services CARGO-partner will officially open its new warehouse complex near Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia later this month. The iLogistics Center provides 25,000 sqm of storage space and 4,000 sqm of office space and is one of the largest warehouse complexes in the region. The new centre will serve car- go-partner’s clients in Slovenia as well as other Central and south- east European countries, offering short and long-term storage as well as a comprehensive portfolio of value-added services including picking and packing, labelling, cross-docking, consolidation, multi-channel distribution, e-fulfil- ment and other contract logistics services. The warehouse has 44 truck loading docks and storage ca- pacity of over 20,000 pallet slots. In addition, the location offers a 6,000 sqm small parts store as well as 5,000 sqm of cross-dock and block storage areas. Swiss to add Osaka and Washington to its global network SWISS WorldCargo will begin non-stop services to Osaka, Japan and Washington DC, USA in March 2020. Flights to the two destinations will be operated by an A340-300 and A330-300 respectively. The carrier will fly to Osaka five times weekly, while servicing Washington DC daily during its northern summer schedule and five times weekly during winter. The new destinations will create non-stop connections between Japan’s third-largest city and the capital of the United States of America, while offering a weekly payload of 100 to 150 tonnes of capacity in each direc- tion. Additionally, the carrier will also begin operating a B777- 300ER on daily flights to Tokyo, Japan, and Miami, USA. Both destinations are already well-established and important routes within the carrier’s net- work, currently flown with small- er A330 and A340 equipment. The Zurich-Tokyo route will be operated with B777-300ERs from February 2020 onwards, and the Zurich-Miami route will switch to an all-B777-300ER service from Summer 2020. The larger-ca - pacity B777-300ERs will offer an increase in payload. “The new destinations for 2020 allow us to expand our reach within strategic global markets,” said Alexander Arafa, Swiss’s head of Global Area and Contribution Management.