|Vol. 18 No. 63||
Monday October 7, 2019
Above Cape Town, the epoch and very
beautiful Table Mountain floats like a ribbon of a highway
Something for nothing . . . TRAFFIC, the wild life monitoring network out for the prevention of wildlife trafficking is offering FIATA members training in the form of a free digital course.
“TRAFFIC arms freight forwarders with the information they need to protect themselves from inadvertently carrying smuggled wildlife goods and how to report and respond to instances of wildlife trafficking,” Hallie Sack of TRAFFIC told FlyingTypers. Hallie (left) is pictured above with her colleagues Nick Ahlers and Renee Yee.
“Freight forwarders are looked upon as experts in transportation and logistics and this course offers essential knowledge to protect customers and supply chains,” Issa Baluch, Chairman of the FIATA Logistics Academy declared.
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When Gus Kraus first stood up at the plate for Papua-based Air New Guinea Cargo, the now veteran aviation and air cargo man in the Pacific was a mere lad.
Today Gus can count a great reputation of more than 50 years, building a strong background in freight and airline commercial operations as he returned as GM Freight at Air Niugini, the National Carrier of Papua, New Guinea.
Gus is a quality operator and has been posted at and helped many carriers in the Pacific to re-build their services to meet the changing demand of their customers over the past three decades.
When Gus came back in January 2017, he said his mission was “to take Air Niugini Freight to the next level as a key logistics provider.”
Last year Gus brought on an inventive program to stimulate local exports by offering deep discounts.
“Air Niugini offered a 50% exporter discount “to incentivize farmers and Papua New Guinean businesses,” Gus Kraus said.
“We see these discounts as playing an important role in supporting farmers as exporters of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, root crops including kava, as well as coconut oil and other fruits and vegetables.”
2018 was a good year for Air Niugini Cargo and 2019 is shaping up to be solid as well.
First thing was to move Air Niugini Freight into the position of a wholly owned subsidiary of the Air Niugini Group.
Today a complete overhaul is underway as Gus puts it “to meet the changing needs of our domestic and international freight business.
“We are investing in upgrading our cargo transfer facility, systems, equipment and redesign, with key attention to staff retraining.
“Looking ahead, Air Niugini is operating an ATR freighter (wet leased) serving several regional destinations to strengthen domestic feed.
“PX is busy on all fronts, repairing aging equipment while replacements on order are delivered.
“Recently PX opened direct flight to Nandi in Fiji adding to the carrier’s capabilities to connect POM (Port Moresby) as a gateway to the Pacific Islands.
“POM is now connected by air to Honiara in Solomons, Truk and Ponpei in the Federated States of Micronesia, Vila in Vanuatu and Cairn and Brisbane in Queensland Australia,” Gus Kraus said.
MAB Kargo’s Chief Executive Officer Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh celebrated Halal certification of the Malaysian Air Cargo services:
“After more than two years working towards acquiring the halal certification, we received the MS2400-Certification from JAKIM for halal logistics service under warehousing activities.”
The announcement came at a celebration event at Malaysia Airlines Academy (MAB Academy) in Kelana Jaya that was attended by YB Datuk Seri Dr. Mujahid bin Yusof representing the Malaysian Prime Minister. To commemorate the launch, MAB Kargo also signed an agreement with their first customers, Sejung Group of Korea, Nippon Express (Malaysia), Labuan Halal Hub and Serunai Commerce to acquire their services. Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh added:
“The MABkargo halal logistics is tailored to the needs of the halal industry for reliable, safe and secure air cargo handling. “According to a report by the International Market Analysis Research & Consulting Group, the global halal food market value is projected to reach USD2.6 trillion by 2023.
“We aim to be a prime provider of that market and have targeted a throughput halal export of RM50 billion by 2020.
“We are now able to provide the logistics by maintaining the halal integrity of the shipment throughout the supply chain.
“MAB Kargo also aims at creating a competitive advantage for the country as the main halal corridor that would enhance trade network linking halal business worldwide,” he added.
MAB Kargo is also now listed on Verify Halal™ app developed by Serunai Commerce.
Verify Halal™ is a mobile application launched to empower consumers and suppliers alike to instantly verify the Halal status of a product or premises certified by JAKIM or by a JAKIM-recognized foreign halal certification body.
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