Air France KLM Martinair Cargo introduces HERE TO CONNECT


It hardly needs to be repeated that the pandemic has wreaked waves of disruption
across the world. Our ways of living, working, and communicating have been
significantly impacted on an unprecedented scale – and the cargo industry has been
no exception. However, we cannot let disruption become disconnection.

Connection is our purpose and our mission, says the cargo operator. “At Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, we are Here to Connect – to our partners, for our customers, and with our staff. The pandemic has reinforced the importance of connection, the resilience of our industry, and the industriousness of those who work with and within it,” says a statement.

“Our connections sustain the world’s connectivity. With 295 shipping destinations across 110 countries, 3,500 cargo employees and 453 aircraft – which carried over one million tonnes of cargo in the past twelve months – Air France KLM Martinair Cargo isn’t just the world’s most extensive global cargo network: it’s an engine of connectivity.”

Adriaan den Heijer, executive vice president Air France KLM Cargo explains: “We thrive on
logistical, digital and personal interconnection. No matter the size of the disruption, we cannot afford to be disconnected – either externally, from our customers and stakeholders, or internally, from one another. That’s why we are working to connect with the environment, across the globe, and into the future.”

“Logistical connections enable human connections. We want to serve customers when, how
and where it matters most to them, enabling them to make their connections across the globe. We put customers in control of their own shipments through simple, transparent online tools in myCargo, making it easier than ever for forwarders to book and track their connections. Moreover, we are continually working to connect to new customers and become their go-to global cargo carrier of choice.”

“We are dedicated to enabling more sustainable connections across the world. AFKLMP
Cargo’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Programme (SAF) connects partners in the cargo industry, in a joint effort to reduce CO2 emissions on a yearly basis.

“During the pandemic, our work has been more important than ever, transporting vaccines
and other specialised cargo needed to help in the global fight against the virus safely and
securely, via our expanded and fortified IATA/CEIV Pharma certified control chain.

“The success of our business is determined by the strength of our connections. That’s why we want to reinforce our commitment to keeping you connected, whatever happens. Air France KLM Martinair Cargo – we are Here to Connect.”