Etihad Cargo announces managerial appointments; GEODIS names MD in Germany

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Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Aviation Group, has announced new managerial appointments to for its cool chain products, mail and eCommerce, live animals and equine, and other high value products.

Nasir Sajwani will now head up delivery of the carrier’s FlightValet, which manages the global transportation of high-value vehicles across the globe, FlyCulture, the tailored service for the secure and discreet transportation of rare and valuable artworks and musical instruments, and SafeGuard – the dedicated secure transportation service for valuable cargo.

Fabrice Panza, product manager, continues to lead Etihad Cargo’s cool chain products including its award-winning PharmaLife which uses specially designed, temperature-controlled equipment and specific processes to ship pharmaceuticals around the world as quickly and as safely as possible while complying with the highest industry compliance standards, and FreshForward which simplifies the movement of fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, fish, meat, and flowers. Both products leverage Etihad’s extensive experience which has seen it be the first Middle Eastern carrier to be awarded IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification in Pharmaceutical Logistics and the first regional airline – and second globally – to gain the IATA CEIV Fresh certificate which verifies it as a centre of excellence for perishable logistics.

Ram Vignesh is now managing Etihad Cargo’s AirMail and eCommerce products while Arun Nair leads the carrier’s LiveAnimals and SkyStables, products for the specialised and safe transportation of animals and horses respectively.

“Etihad Cargo’s premium products and services account for 30 percent of operations. Each of these products receive a specialised service to ensure the product is delivered to the highest industry standards” said Martin Drew, senior vice president sales and cargo at  Etihad Aviation Group. “The renewed emphasis on premium products reflects Etihad Cargo’s desire to provide clients the highest possible service level which will ensure long-term relationships as the air cargo partner of choice.”

GEODIS names new MD for Germany
Antje Lochmann has been appointed the managing director of both GEODIS’ Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics activities in Germany. With this appointment, two of the supply chain operator’s lines of business in the country will benefit from her leadership.

Antje Lochmann

Lochmann has many years of experience in the logistics industry and within the GEODIS organization. She joined GEODIS in 2011 and has held various positions in sales, marketing, key accounts and strategic sales planning. She is also one of the youngest senior managers to be promoted within GEODIS’ leadership programme. Since Lochmann took over the role as the managing director of Germany’s Freight Forwarding activities in 2018, she and her team have led the business to continued growth and profitability. Now, she will also manage the Contract Logistics’ line of business in Germany. She will be responsible for 22 locations and around 1,350 employees. Lochmann is a member of the management board of GEODIS’ North, East and Central Europe region and she is based in Hamburg.

“Our Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics business units will be gathered under the same leadership in Germany in order to create new synergies and to successfully develop the company in accordance with our regional growth strategy,” said Thomas Kraus, GEODIS’ president and CEO North, East and Central Europe. “I am very delighted that with Antje Lochmann we have an excellent and experienced leader for one of our key markets in the region.”

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