Africa West under Dubai leadership

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Air freight is an important element in todays business world. Air freight companies help in shipping goods and heavy weight items from one country or state to another in a short time period. As air planes are used in delivering goods over long distances, air freight services are known for being time efficient. Nowadays, most of the businesses which deal with international export and import industry opt for air freight services.

Africa is emerging as a dominant hub for many cargo freights. To tap into this lucrative market, Global Investments Limited, a Dubai based company has acquired a 51% controlling interest in Togo based Africa West cargo airline.

This gives the opportunity for middle eastern logistics veteran Issa Baluch has been appointed as Chairman, with Kannan Nachiappan, Jassem Haider, Zein Baluch, Claude Sitterlin as the new board of Directors of the company. Yannick Erbs has retained his position as CEO of Africa West and remains on the directors board too.

This is a very exciting time for Africa West as we welcome the new management team led by Issa Baluch, Erbs commented. We have known each other for a long time and have collaborated in numerous projects involving air freight into Africa so this alliance feels very natural. I believe this management under GSA Global Investments Limited has doubly equipped Africa West in covering more trade lanes leading to and from the West African market.

New routes

The cargo airline has recently added two new destinations to its network, Freetown and Morovia, which makes the total schedule destinations to served across West Africa to 10. The company says that a number of additional destinations will be served on request. Additionally, Africa West has a dedicated 1800 square metre warehouse in Lome that provides secure transfers to onward destinations.

It operates freighter services from Europe, Asia and the Middle East direct to Lome; and has recently commenced new direct operations from the US and Milan with an an MD11-F aircraft,

Dubai-based Air Cargo Trader will continue to act as Africa Wests GSA in the UAE, India, as well as other Asian countries.

Source: Trade Arabia, Newzglobe, Transportweekly

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