Qatar Airways flies oil and gas equipment to Brazil on charter flight


Qatar Airways Cargo transported over 80 tonnes of oil and energy equipment to Brazil on board its Boeing 777 Freighter for DHL Global Forwarding.

The cargo was flown from Zhengzhou in China to Cabo Frio in Brazil, with technical stops at the airline’s hub in Doha, and Accra in Ghana.

The collaboration was Qatar Airways’ first charter flight to Cabo Frio, an airport strategically located close to the most important oil region in Brazil.

Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann says: “We are very proud to support and partner with our customer DHL Global Forwarding. Respecting the same business ethics as our customers, Qatar Airways Cargo prides itself on service excellence and customer-first values.”

“Logistics plays a fundamental role in ensuring our customers meet their clients’ needs, and through our dedicated QR Charter solution, we were able to transport the oil and energy shipment for one of the biggest oil and gas companies in Brazil.”

DHL Global Forwarding head of global charters and StarBrokers vice president, Roland Zach says: “Oil and gas is one of DHL Global Forwarding’s most important industry sectors so finding a partner like Qatar Airways Cargo, who we can trust as a shipping partner is critical.”

“DHL Global Forwarding and Qatar Airways Cargo have a long-standing relationship that spans close to two decades, so customers can look to both companies to deliver industry leading service excellence while always putting the customer first.”

DHL Global Forwarding established the StarBroker charter division to handle charters from delicate cherries, technology products to heavy mining equipment from anywhere in the world on any type and size of aircraft.

Qatar Airways Cargo’s charter division grew 150 per cent in 2016-17 compared to 2015-16, with charters including animals, pharmaceuticals, odd-size shipments, oil and gas, art, concerts and exhibitions, machinery, mining and humanitarian relief goods.