Crowley and Air Menzies International form service partnership

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Crowley Logistics has formed a new reciprocal service partnership with Air Menzies International (AMI) to enhance both companies’ offerings to their respective customers.

Under this new agreement, the CrowleyFresh facility in Medley, Florida, will become the centralised consolidation facility for AMI’s Miami Gateway operation, which provides bi-directional links between central and South America, the US, and rest of the world.

CrowleyFresh is a 400,000 cubic-foot refrigerated and temperature-controlled warehouse strategically located near Miami International Airport (MIA). These facilities will enable AMI to add temperature-controlled wholesale freight services to its portfolio.

Crowley will provide AMI with receiving, validation and palletisation of all cargo types, as well as daily local truck deliveries to and from MIA.

Crowley will also become a US Transportation Security Administration Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF), enabling it to provide TSA pre-screening services for AMI and its own customers’ export cargo. This will result in a more streamlined and cost-effective process for air cargo departing on passenger flights because the cargo will bypass the busy and more expensive screening facilities operated on-airport.

AMI, in turn, will provide Crowley easy access to its 100 per cent neutral, wholesale airfreight services from the US to key markets throughout Europe, the UK, South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia. This will enable Crowley to offer its customers improved capacity, frequency and rates on tried and trusted airline services.

Crowley senior vice president and general manager, logistics and commercial services, Frank Larkin says: “Our new collaboration with AMI represents a significant enhancement to our air freight service offerings.

“For the first time, we will be able to offer customers spot moves from AMI’s other key US gateways in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, into our key markets in Central America and the Caribbean.”

AMI vice president in the US, Mike Pattinson adds: “We are very happy to be working with Crowley, and gaining access to their impressive infrastructure here in Miami. Our capabilities are complementary, and will enable both companies to enhance the quality and scope of services to their customers while preserving AMI’s precious neutrality.”