The Air France Cargo and KLM Cargo integration, now celebrating its third anniversary, formed a new,efficient organization that is now preparing to withstand economic headwinds. Cargovision spoke toMichael Wisbrun and Jean-Charles Foucault.
To find out how customers are experiencing the AF-KL Cargo merger, Cargovision spoke with two forwarders:Luc Desreveaux, branch manager for the Sogetra office at Lille airport, and Lionel Rittner, deputy airfreightmanager, France, for Gondrand Group.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING CONNECTED
Individual e-commerce tools may produce benefits, but when they are linked up, the advantages becomereally clear. Integration is the key to the AF–KL Cargo implementation of this technology.
Reducing an organization’s carbon dioxide emissions, the so-called carbon footprint, is moving swiftly upthe strategic agenda of companies around the world. AF-KL Cargo has its own experts in this field. Dr. ThomasLesobre’s goal is to have AF-KL Cargo take up the lead in sustainabe air transport.
A key driver behind the merger of Air France and KLM was the desire to improve efficiency, flexibility andcustomer service in both organizations. Achieving such a goal is never easy, but it is possible.
Fleet planning is always tricky, even without the additional complication of introducing a new aircraft,like the Boeing 777 freighter. Add high fuel prices to the equation and you have constantly changingimperatives for network planners.
NEWS & DATELINES
COUNTRY FILES: ST. MARTIN, TAHITI & NEW CALEDONIA
FUEL SURCHARGE OVERHAUL
INFORMATION AND COLOPHON
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