Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has appointed Accelerated Inc. and Jet Airways of the U.S. Inc. as its road feeder service (RFS) providers for customers in the United States.
Etihad Cargo will utilize the combined expertise of the third-party trucking logistics providers to offer its partners seamless road connectivity. Etihad Cargo’s partnership with Accelerated and Jet Airways will expand the carrier’s capabilities in the U.S. and allow Etihad Cargo’s customers to benefit from various logistics solutions, including dedicated capacity and 24-hour personalized customer service, ensuring Etihad Cargo can continue to meet its service delivery promises in the country and region.
“Ensuring Etihad Cargo remains the air cargo partner of choice for its customers all over the world through the delivery of world-class services remains a priority,” Thomas Schürmann, Etihad Cargo’s head of cargo operations and delivery, said. “Therefore, partnering with leading RFS providers in the U.S, was another step in Etihad Cargo’s evolving value proposition to expand operations in this key territory. These partnerships strengthen Etihad Cargo’s RFS network in the U.S. by connecting offline points with the carrier’s main gateways, including international airports in Chicago, New York and Washington, and commitment to providing the fastest and most efficient way for Etihad Cargo’s customers to deliver their cargo to its final destination.”
In addition, Etihad Cargo will employ state-of-the-art technology aimed at giving customers complete transparency on shipments, including GPS tracking and real-time shipment information. Through these strategic partnerships, Etihad Cargo will utilize an expanded road transportation fleet, including standard trailers, roller beds, day cabs, step decks, flatbeds, straight trucks with lift-gate capabilities, cargo vans, refrigerated vehicles and other specialized equipment to offer its customers the broadest range of products and transportation options.
“Our teams have worked behind the scenes together for many years and are now finally calibrating to begin this partnership,” Brook Miles Pearse, president of Accelerated, said. “The regional coverage offered by Accelerated will be an asset to the continued expansion of Etihad Cargo in the US. We look forward to working together as one team with Etihad Cargo and collaborating to develop new and exciting solutions for the benefit of our customers in 2022 and beyond.”
Tammy Zwicki, chief operating officer Jet Airways, said the company looks forward to working with Etihad Cargo’s U.S. team and general sales agents to help strengthen and build the UAE-based carrier’s business in this market.
“Etihad Cargo carefully selects RFS providers, only engaging with partners that offer the right expertise and equipment, to ensure cargo is delivered on time and customers continue to receive the exceptional service quality to which they have become accustomed,” Schurmann added. “Etihad Cargo is delighted to partner with Accelerated and Jet Airways and looks forward to working together toward the shared goal of exceeding customer expectations and growing Etihad Cargo’s capabilities in the US.”
Serving five continents, Etihad Cargo’s hub in Abu Dhabi is strategically located at the center of the world’s busiest trade lanes, providing an integral link between Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and Africa.