GAC and Emirates Skycargo sign first global agreement

by Canadian Shipper

Gulf Agency Company (GAC) and Emirates SkyCargo have signed a one-year agreement for the use of the airline’s services at all destinations in which both companies are located.

Both sides say they are looking long-term and see the working partnership continuing beyond one year. The agreement will see GAC assured of preferential treatment by Emirates SkyCargo in terms of capacity and market rates, while GAC is committed to transporting airfreight on Emirates. The ultimate winner, they claim, is the shipper who will be assured of better, cost effective solutions.

The agreement will also allow Emirates SkyCargo to extend its supply chain capability for the benefit of regular shippers.

“Emirates SkyCargo, a global carrier, and GAC, a global freight forwarder, share the same values of quality and meeting customer needs. We are both industry leaders, using the latest information technology to add value to our air cargo products. At both origin and destination, GAC has a strong network of owned offices and nominated partners. With Emirates SkyCargo, we can create a powerful door-to-door solution for customers on all continents,” says Gunnar Lundgren, GAC’s Global Airfreight Manager.

The two companies say that confirmed space allocations and a balanced rate structure give both Emirates and GAC the chance to provide long-term solutions for the customer that are both cost effective and service-oriented.

“The synergies are excellent. Part of Emirates’ long term strategy is to work with dynamic partners who share our values of service excellence and value for money. The agreement will also enable us to extend door-to-door capability in all areas and that’s what the customer wants,” says Mogens Debracy, Emirates’ Cargo Global Accounts Sales Manager.

As a preferred partner of Emirates SkyCargo, GAC will also receive support including information technology, training and marketing for all its local offices. The other benefits from Emirates SkyCargo include the monitoring of performance and monthly updates on revenue achievement by station; and quality performance measurement to indicate flown as booked/delivered as promised.

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