Despite challenging economic conditions Italian air cargo handler BCUBE air cargo continues to invest – notably in assets and high-specialised personnel, which it says has helped it deliver positive results this year writes Justin Burns.
Following interest of some airlines to increase freighter frequencies to Milan Malpensa Airport, BCUBE expects to improve its performance especially through its ‘diamond’ services for art, its pharma centre and in other specialist cargo handling sectors.
The cargo handler says it is aiming to to compete with the other top European players, by delivering excellent services and innovative solutions with the goal to “stimulate further growth of our customers volumes”.
In BCUBE’s view, the future of the air cargo is strongly linked with highly specialised products and it expects a further rise in high-specialised cargo volumes and it says following a number of specialist requests from the market, high technology solutions and qualified processes are the “key” to increasing volumes and improving timings and the quality of the services it provides.
The Italian airfreight handler also explains: “The Italian luxury goods slice of market represents another interesting part of the export flow. Products like Italian fashion or top class foods and beverages are worldwide known and highly requested. Why not take the chance.”
BCUBE is IATA CEIV Pharma certified and pharmaceuticals are an important sector for growth and its future and through the opening of new Pharma Centres in Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino Airport, it feels it is now an important qualified referent for the Italian pharma sector.
The handler says results have come easily due to opening of these new facilities and by attaining CEIV and its “pharma pioneering adventure” has been translated in a big increase of pharma volumes moved through both Malpensa and Fiumicino, instead of been diverted to other departure points.
And BCUBE says the growth of Malpensa is driving its own expansion, as airlines are willing to increase their volumes from the gateway, and also due to its new MXP Pharma Center, adding: “We will also have to keep our dynamic and innovative approach by building more ‘tailored’ services and new facilities capable to attract shipments producing higher yields in a period when air cargo rates are generally going down.”
There are various challenges and opportunities for BCUBE and with new openings to other ground handlers at Malpensa, it has seen the chance to increase the airport’s results globally and hopes the freighter sector will benefit from this development.
BCUBE notes: “BCUBE is always with eyes wide open to the market request and our attention to our customers’ needs will positively bring to new contacts. At same time we strongly wish to further cement our partnership with existing customer airlines that have been always loyal to us, representing our biggest asset.
“Our company vision is to take the airport handling to the highest level. We continuously enhance our processes as well as our infrastructures with dedicated departments that are able to bring to reality any innovation could be required from the market.”