Special cargo behind growth at AirBridgeCargo

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Cargo volumes at AirBridgeCargo Airlines exceeded 700,000 tonnes in 2018, driven by special cargo growing 25% in the same time period.

Total volumes were up 2% helped by new destinations including Ho Chi Minh City, Shenzhen, Budapest and Columbus, complementing existing routes, while effective fleet utilisation and a strong team facilitated growth.

Alignment of internal processes, new digital solutions, partnerships with reliable companies and reinforcing ABC’s global team helped boost pharma volumes by more than 60%.

Dangerous goods shipments using abc DG rose 40%, oversized and heavy using abc XL increased over 20% while e-commerce delivered using abc e-com was up 6%.

Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines predicts that 2019, ABC’s 15th anniversary will be an “exceptional year” supported by consistent results in 2018.

He says: “New challenges are ahead of us, but that’s what makes the air cargo industry an exciting place to be. We are all set and ready for new plans and accomplishments as we continue to follow our growth strategy.”

Digital front-end solutions will be an area of development, starting with the implementation of equipment to improve the monitoring of the cargo’s condition including temperature loggers, shocking sensors and Bluetooth transmitting devices.

ABC is partnering with companies including Unilode and Sitaonair to guarantee 100% traceability of shipments and continue to develop an Internet of Things platform.