are plenty of things to do these days down Colombo way in Sri Lanka,
but Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo Uli Ogiermann (above right)
put things in proper perspective on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, when
QR dropped in to say thanks and celebrate the region’s top freight
forwarding agents and their role in supporting the airline’s
In what has quickly become a
much anticipated annual event, trophies and certificates were handed
out to ten top freight agents at a star-studded gala event attended
by more than 200 representatives from the Sri Lankan freight forwarding
sector, including Sri Lanka Customs and Government bodies.
Lanka Freight got the nod and gold award as top freight forwarder,
but the silver award went to Brandt Air Services and the bronze to
Freight Links International.
But in truth,
almost no one was left out.
Qatar Airways Cargo
and its Sri Lankan general sales agent, Aitken Spence Cargo, recognized
all attendees for their support and contribution to the success of
the airline’s rapid airfreight growth in the region.
put it best:
“The Annual Agents Awards event is a great
opportunity for Qatar Airways Cargo to show our appreciation to our
valued partners whose support and contribution has enabled us to grow
our business in Sri Lanka.
“We look forward to their continued support.”
Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake, (above left)
director Aitken Spence, said:
“The Annual Agents Awards event honors the
efforts and hard work of all the local freight agents who play a significant
role in facilitating the Sri Lankan airfreight market and enabling
goods to be transported from the region to Qatar Airways Cargo’s
Qatar Airways Cargo operates three daily flights
to Colombo, offering a total capacity of 250 tons per week into and
out of the Sri Lankan market carrying garments, live animals, and
perishables, including fish and plants, destined for Europe, the United
States, and the Middle East.