ECS Group is now representing Italian carrier Meridiana as its worldwide general sales and service agent (GSSA).
From 1 November, ECS says it started servicing the airline through its Total Cargo Management throughout the whole supply chain. It explains it will offer the complete Meridiana product from its stations around the globe through capacity via its scheduled services from Italy.
It has cargo on widebody services to the Dominican Republic, Cancun (Mexico), Cuba, New York’s JFK International Airport, Mauritius, Dakar, Mombasa and Zanzibar.
The new three-year contract will focus mainly on the prime cargo routes to and from Mexico, the US and the Dominican Republic, but also beyond – supported by all global ECS links.
Meridiana operates widebody Boeing 767 aircraft and narrowbody 737 aircraft, with a capacity of about 10 tonnes.
ECS says it expects to generate a good 4,000 tonnes per annum by transporting a vast amount of dangerous goods (DGR) and perishable commodities.
Meridiana chief executive officer, Richard Creagh says: “We chose ECS because of their very trustworthy reputation and their excellent service. I am sure our new partnership will help us grow in those important cargo markets. ECS’s Total Cargo Management (TCM) is unique in standards, scale and quality.”
ECS Group chief operating officer, Adrien Thominet adds: “We are proud to have gained Meridiana as a new client. As Total Cargo Management partner, we integrate our services seamlessly: scalable to global service, tailor-made to the individual needs of Meridiana and her customers. That way, Meridiana and ECS can grow together, with shared values and aligned goals.”
Justin Burns – Air Cargo Week