Cargo Chat Q2 2015

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In this issue of Cargo Chat we talk about:

Lithium Battery Seminar

The safe and secure transport of lithium-ion batteries in all its forms is a critical issue for service providers in the express parcel business as they are found in shipments of mobile phones, tablets, laptops and other electronics. An aircraft industry group including Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier issued a recent statement cautioning that high density packages of lithium batteries pose fire risks. At the 9th World Cargo Symposium in Shanghai in March, The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General, Tony Tyler, called for tough action to ensure the continued safe air transportation of lithium batteries.

BidAir Cargo is responding by addressing the issue in two industry workshops. The first takes place at Harvard Cafe on 12 May from 14h30 to 16h30 the other at a date to be announced.

Air Cargo-Africa’s Path to Sustainable Growth

BidAir Cargo was delighted with our participation in Air Cargo Africa 2015, Africa’s biggest aircargo event. The conference and exhibition took place at Emperor’s Palace in the shadow of O R Tambo International, Africa’s busiest airport during February.

“Our stand showcased our impressive portfolio of airline partners, our route network and capabilities and our Bidvest group credentials,” says Roy Solomons, Chief Commercial Officer. “As the leading independent provider of customised cargo management solutions for airlines in South and East Africa, we had a story to share with visitors from the Middle East, Europe, Asia and our continent.”

Cycle of Success – A look at the Cape Argus

Mangi and Comair and cyclists expressed their appreciation of the BidAir Cargo performance around the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2015, contributing to the success of the world’s largest time cycle race.

“We transported over 1600 cycles to and from the tour for riders using Durban, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Lanseria Airports,” says Karl Davids, Chief Operations Officer. “The service is a boon for riders who are short of time to get down for the race or simply prefer the comfort of flying rather than a lengthy and expensive car trip.”

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