Thai on the search for a Dhaka GSSA

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In another sign of the importance of Bangladesh to air cargo, Thai Airways International, have publically invited applications for a General Sales and Service Agent in the capital, Dhaka.

The GSSA “must be registered legal entity in the local market, specialising in cargo sales, and marketing,” Thai cargo said in an announcement on its website.

“The professional representative must have knowledge and wide-ranging expertise in the international airfreight industry to increase the international cargo sales and promote the opportunities to enhance the cargo capabilities of linkage to Thai’s network,” it said.

The representative must be able to provide qualitative air cargo services to global destinations and various commodities such as such as machinery, sensitive cargo, DGR, the announcement added

Thai sees the GSSA as part of a cargo sales and marketing strategy which will lead to sustained long-term revenue growth and successfully establishment of its brand both in the Bangladesh and international markets. Interested parties are asked to apply by the end of the working day on July 31.

Dhaka, effectively the only point of entry for air cargo has an active cargo community although the industry is struggling with the problems of congestion at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) and sharp changes in security regulations. A ban on goods being flown direct to Britain earlier in the year was lifted after security checks were improved.

HSIA was moving between 550 and 650 tonnes of cargo daily officials from the national carrier Biman Bangladesh told Air Cargo Week. They expect it to peak this year but acknowledge more infrastructure especially warehouses are needed along with more trained staff.