Qatar Airways Cargo said it joined
the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) an initiative
by the Australian Government to help restore critical global supply
chains for high-value Australian agricultural and fisheries producers,
who have been heavily impacted by COVID-19 containment measures
around the world. Through this initiative, the Australian
Government is helping cover the cost of airfreight – reducing
airfreight and freight forwarding costs for exporters and other
measures for businesses and exporters.
“Air cargo is crucial during times of crisis and
we are glad to support the Australian Government and businesses
in the fight against the pandemic,” Qatar Airways Group Chief
Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said, adding:
“Through our passenger flights and freighters
from Australia, we are offering registered exporters over 750 tons
of cargo capacity each week for their high value fresh produce.
“In times of crisis, we need to be able to adapt
quickly and we are proud to be part of this initiative that supports
“Through IFAM’s mechanism, QR Cargo is offering
block space capacity and charters for Australian exports from Melbourne,
Sydney and Perth,” QR Cargo said.
“For other destinations including Brisbane and
Adelaide, trucking options are available.” More click here.