Russia’s largest international cargo carrier, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has appointed Globe Air Cargo as its exclusive GSA partner in Poland.

The new contract is effective from January 1st 2010 and will see Globe generating cargo in Poland to connect with ABC’s Boeing 747 freighter services from its hub in Frankfurt. AirBridgeCargo currently operates 12 all-cargo flights a week from Frankfurt to Moscow and onward to major centres in Asia, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Globe Air Cargo, part of European Cargo Services (ECS), has been established in Poland since 2004 and has a strong customer base of 17 other major airline customers. It is based in the cargo terminal at Warsaw’s International Airport Okecie.

Heiner Sass, Managing Director of Globe, said: “AirBridgeCargo is rapidly expanding its Boeing 747 cargo fleet and network. In addition to its operations to prime destinations in Asia, its Moscow hub offers excellent on-forwarding opportunities to other points in Russia. We see strong potential for the airline in the Polish market.”

Ludwig Hamburger, Regional Cargo Director EMEA for ABC, said: “Poland is an important market for AirBridge and we are confident that by working with Globe Air Cargo and taking advantage of its already strong relationships with the Polish freight forwarding community, we can quickly establish a foothold in the market.”

ECS is one of the world’s leading network GSA organizations with 70 offices in 30 countries. Representing more than 120 airlines, ECS reported annual sales in 2008 of €475 million from the generation of 360,000 tonnes of cargo for its airline clients.

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