Etihad Cargo secures another Cargo Airline of the Year Award
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Etihad Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been recognised as ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’ by leading industry magazine, Air Cargo Week, at a prestigious gala dinner awards ceremony in Munich.
Held alternately at Air Cargo Europe in Munich or Air Cargo China in Shanghai, the ‘Air Cargo Week Awards’ are presented in nine categories ranging from ‘Airfreight Forwarder of the Year’ to ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’.
Voted for by the industry, the awards were presented during this year’s Air Cargo Europe, an exhibition organised by Air Cargo Week’s owner - Azura International – and the conference venue operator - Messe Muenchen. The magazine’s ‘World Air Cargo Awards’ took place at a Gala Dinner, at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel, on the evening of Wednesday 6 May 2015, where the Etihad Cargo team were presented with their latest award.
David Kerr, Vice President of Etihad Cargo, said: “This is another award that reflects the hard work of the team at Etihad Cargo, who operate in different countries across our growing network. As with our passenger airline services, we are recreating the airline’s vision of being the best in our field of business, going above and beyond, to ensure our customer’s needs are met. We’re delighted to accept the award and it’s a mark of our continued success as the cargo division of Etihad Airways.”
The latest award follows swiftly after the cargo team won Best Cargo Airline in the Middle East from Air Cargo News, Cargo Operator of the Year at the ITP Publishing Group’s annual Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATAs), and ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’ at the annual Air Transport News awards.
From its hub in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Cargo’s fleet of 10 freighter aircraft operates scheduled services to 38 destinations on its passenger network, and 14 regular freighter-only services to key destinations around the world including Bogotá, Chittagong, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Dubai World Central, Eldoret, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Houston, Kabul, Miami, Sharjah and Tbilisi.
Etihad Cargo also offers a combination of belly hold capacity and main deck freighter services to 111 destinations internationally, operated on a fleet of 116 passenger and freighter aircraft.
For the full press release, please visit: http://www.etihad.com/en-gb/about-us/etihad-news/archive/2015/etihad-cargo-secures-another-cargo-airline-of-the-year-award/
Kuehne+Nagel cuts carbon footprint by 70% for Honda China
Around 16,000 tonnes of CO2 has been cut from supply chain of Honda's China-based manufacturing division through a road-to-rail transformation in partnership with logistics leader Kuehne+Nagel.
The programme was developed through KN Sincero, the joint venture between Swiss headquartered Kuehne+Nagel and Chinese automotive logistics firm Sincero, established in 2018.
KN Sincero worked with Honda China to develop an integrated solution to convert much of its domestic long-haul trucking to train lines, using regional hubs to improve supply chain performance and further reduce carbon emissions. The programme delivered consolidations as well as value-added services, including sorting, scanning, repackaging, GPS track and trace, and recyclable container management.
"Kuehne+Nagel has always been a supply chain partner that we can rely on, to help us improve our supply chain performance whilst also achieving our environmental goals,” said Mr. Jiang Hui and Mr. Takuji Kitamura, Joint General Manager of Wuhan Dong Hon, the logistics affiliate of Dongfong Honda Automotive.
After six months of shifting to the road-to-rail model, new supply chain reliability and efficiencies are expected too trip 16,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The carbon savings represent an enormous 70% reduction in total.
"Automotive is one of the most important sectors in contract logistics, particularly in China, the world’s largest automotive market,” added Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics. “I am glad that Kuehne+Nagel and Honda share a common vision of service, innovation and sustainability.”
Kuehne+Nagel’s Net Zero Carbon programme
Kuehne+Nagel announced its Net Zero Carbon programme in 2019 with a dual purpose to reduce CO2 output in its own logistics operations, as well as partnering with organisations to minimise their own impact on the planet. Kuehne+Nagel reached carbon neutrality globally in 2020 throughout its own, direct emissions, and is now focused on developing its capabilities to serve partners.
Dr. Detlef Trefzger, Chief Executive Officer of Kuehne+Nagel International AG, said the programme is “a package of measures to fight CO2 emissions and provide sustainable and innovative supply chain solutions – hand in hand with our suppliers and customers”.
As part of the initiative, Kuehne+Nagel established its own nature projects in Myanmar and New Zealand, and invested in ‘nature-based’ carbon dioxide compensation projects to strip harmful emissions from the environment. It is committed to being CO2 neutral for shipments in its network of transport suppliers by 2030.