Left to right—Katie Brown, Irene Borghi
and Louis Perrin on the hardstand at Gatwick Airport.
Atlantic Cargo jumped 3% during the first half of 2018, but Dominic
Kennedy, (right) Managing Director is taking nothing for granted.
“We achieved a very positive start to the year with
most markets reporting growth,” Mr. Kennedy said.
“Virgin Cargo continues to see benefits from our strategic
focus on pharma, as well as other core products and services, including
express, high value cargoes and automotive.”
“Exchange rates and other external factors may slow
some parts of the air cargo market in the second half of 2018 but with
the momentum we have built, alongside the benefits of our partnerships
with Delta Cargo and Virgin Australia, our expectations for the rest of
the year remain positive.”
Next Generation Focus
Meantime three of the UK’s most talented young freight
forwarders spent a “Familiarization Day” at Virgin Atlantic
in recognition of their success in the latest British International Freight
Association’s (BIFA) ‘Young Freight Forwarder of the Year’
Award, that has been sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo since 2011.
Award winner Louis Perrin, a Director of Hemisphere Freight
Services, and fellow finalists Katie Brown, Air Freight Manager of TPS
Global Logistics, and Irene Borghi, Customer Services Supervisor at Cargonet,
were welcomed by Dominic Kennedy for a day at Virgin Cargo, London Gatwick
A Step Further
Ray Wood, (right) Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s Regional Sales
Manager, UK, who organized the visit and joined the trio on their tour,
“It was a pleasure to welcome Louis, Katie and Irene
into our business for the day.
“We are really proud to be a long-term sponsor of this
great BIFA award, which aims to recognize and inspire future leaders of
the freight forwarding industry.
“This year we wanted to take a step further and invite
the finalists to the home of Virgin Atlantic so they gain even more experience
from their success.”
Atlantic founder Richard Branson and Actor Ryan Reynolds have formed
a partnership between Virgin Atlantic and Aviation American Gin, which
is owned by Reynolds, that will see the airline take the spirit of
Aviation Gin to new heights.
This past weekend, September 28, Richard was situate amongst
participants at The Virgin Strive Challenge climbing Mont Blanc in
Since 2012 Strive has spearheaded positive change for
young people in the UK, by assembling groups of extraordinary people
to challenge themselves, fundraise for Big Change and have the experience
of a lifetime, whilst sea kayaking, hiking and climbing their way
from Sardinia across Western Europe.
“Strive is one of the proudest achievements of my
life, a truly enriching challenge,” Richard Branson declared.