Chapman Freeborn and RUS Aviation Announce New Asia Cargo Agreement - Global Trade Magazine
  March 29th, 2016 | Written by

Chapman Freeborn and RUS Aviation Announce New Asia Cargo Agreement

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  • Increased demand for air charters from Hong Kong drove Chapman Freeborn-RUS Aviation deal.
  • Joint venture allows air charterer Chapman Freeborn to sell shipments from Hong Kong to the UAE and beyond.
  • Air cargo players Chapman Freeborn and RUS Aviation are extending their reach through partnership.

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and RUS Aviation have announced an exclusive cargo sales agreement to provide clients with seamless air freight solutions from Hong Kong to the Middle East and surrounding markets.

The deal will see Chapman Freeborn sell per-kilo shipments from Hong Kong to the UAE, with onward connections via RUS Aviation’s regional network under the same air waybill.

Utilizing its fleet of A300 and IL-76 freighter aircraft, UAE-based RUS Aviation operates regular, reliable cargo services to destinations not well served by other scheduled carriers – including Afghanistan, Djibouti, Iraq, and Libya.

The new service from Chapman Freeborn and RUS Aviation is being driven by increased demand to new markets from Hong Kong.

“This agreement provides an excellent opportunity for both companies to extend their reach in a complementary manner,” said Lewis King, Director of Business Development at Chapman Freeborn Asia.

“Chapman Freeborn has a wide base of charter clients in Asia – and working with RUS Aviation means we are now able to offer them dependable per-kilo solutions to several key new markets.”

“The increased reach and visibility in this region will enable more forwarders and shippers to utilize our specialist services,” said Syed Wazeer, Commercial Manager at RUS Aviation.

Clients will benefit from Chapman Freeborn’s local market expertise in Asia. The company has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore, as well as a long-established presence in Australia and over 30 other locations worldwide.

In addition to charter movements of heavy and outsize pieces and time-critical cargo, Chapman Freeborn’s On Board Courier (OBC) team in Hong Kong also continues to expand – providing specialist hand-carry services to assist industries such as automotive, energy and hi-tech manufacturing.

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