Chapman Freeborn and RUS Aviation start Asia cargo agreement

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Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and RUS Aviation have announced an exclusive cargo sales agreement to provide clients with seamless airfreight solutions from Hong Kong to the Middle East and surrounding markets.

Effective 1 March 2016, the deal will see Chapman Freeborn sell per-kilo shipments from Hong Kong to the UAE, with onward connections via RUS Aviation’s regional network under the same air waybill.

Utilising its fleet of A300 and IL-76 freighter aircraft, UAE-based RUS Aviation operates regular, cargo services to destinations not well served by other scheduled carriers – including Afghanistan, Djibouti, Iraq, and Libya.

The new service from Chapman Freeborn and RUS Aviation is being driven by increased demand to new markets from Hong Kong.

Chapman Freeborn Asia director of business development, Lewis King says: “This agreement provides an excellent opportunity for both companies to extend their reach in a complementary manner. Chapman Freeborn has a wide base of charter clients in Asia – and working with RUS Aviation means we are now able to offer them dependable per-kilo solutions to several key new markets.”

RUS Aviation commercial manager, Syed Wazeer says: “We’re delighted to have this new cargo sales agreement in place with Chapman Freeborn – a charter market leader in Asia. The increased reach and visibility in this region will enable more forwarders and shippers to utilise our specialist services.”

Clients will benefit from Chapman Freeborn’s local market expertise in Asia – which continues to go from strength to strength. The company has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore, as well as a long-established presence in Australia and over 30 other locations worldwide.

In addition to charter movements of heavy and outsize pieces and time-critical cargo, Chapman Freeborn’s On Board Courier (OBC) team in Hong Kong also continues to expand – providing specialist hand-carry services to assist industries such as automotive, energy and hi-tech manufacturing.