As Virgin Cargo marked 30 years of service
to the U.S., an intimate gathering with summertime Manhattan under
the watchful eye of the glorious Empire State Building served as a celebration
This was an understated fun event with local
cargo people, who showed up and were shown a good time, with lots of great
food and conversation in this splendid setting.
Dominic Kennedy, Managing Director-Virgin
Cargo greeted the gathering proclaiming “thanks for your partnership
and for your faith in our product.
“We never forget how important you
are and truly appreciate your support, whilst looking forward to some
exciting plans ahead.
“Virgin is opening service to Tel
Aviv in September, and that means new options next month as that service
takes off,” Dominic said.
Also, during September we move into our
new purpose built facility at Gatwick to better serve our customers,”
Dominic declared, as the band played on.
Easy As ABC . . . Meet Usha Ramdass, Razeena Chitaman
and Carlos Nolivos of International Bonded Couriers (IBC), a company located
at Rockaway and Baisley Boulevard in the tenderloin of the JFK Airport
cargo area in New York.
“I absolutely love Virgin Cargo,”
cooed Usha, “they are always there for us,” she said.
IBC, if you are keeping track, is a pioneering
courier and express company founded here in 1979.
IBC has deep connections in Latin America,
but these ebullient folks radiate spirit, passion and dedication that
is all New York.
of Marty Brautman . . . Likewise as stalwarts of the New
York shipping community are Lynn Zeuner and Steve Kitson of Hemisphere
Hemisphere is yet another company in the
community that represents long and deep service ties to the industry that
goes way way back.
Lynn is a genuine first generation “woman
in air cargo” having started at Hemisphere in 1968, when the immortal
Marty Brautman founded the company.
Steve, (who shortly after our talk won a
grand prize for two on VS, New York to London) began in USA air cargo
in 1974 at Shulman Airfreight.
“Virgin Cargo takes really exceptional
care of us,” Lynn said.
“They are always there through thick
and thin, with the best customer service and a willing attitude to do
the right thing,” Steve added.
“For a company like ours, keeping
promises and delivering reliability is quite important.
“So,” Lynn said, “we celebrate
Virgin Cargo at 30 and look forward to many years ahead.”
Aerial Lifeline to Bangladesh . . . Here are Feadal Arafat and Sunny
Hassan, just two hardworking cargo guys from EZ World Cargo Inc.,
located in Melville, (Long Island) New York.
“We use Virgin Cargo as a highly-valued
and trusted partner to move our shipments from here to Dhaka where
we connect up with local delivery throughout Bangladesh,”
“In our effort, our slogan is 'while others fly we soar your cargo'. Virgin Cargo helps
us keep that promise every day,” Sunny smiled.
Lion’s Share . . . “This is a real nice party, and Virgin Cargo got it
just right,” said Carol Lion.
Carol gets a nod and thank you for
a lifetime in logistics, that commenced 51 years ago from Dominic
Kennedy, ‘Dom’, to all gathered in Manhattan this evening.
“Some amazing people!”
Carol serves as VP sales at Axis Global
Logistics, a 3PL with eight office locations and over 1,500 agents