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1st May 2014
HUNT & PALMER PARTNERS WITH WEXCO AUSTRALIA
Hunt & Palmer Cargo Charters Ltd has further expanded their specialist air cargo network with the appointment of Wexco Group as general sales agent for Australia and New Zealand.
This move is in keeping with Hunt & Palmer’s growth strategy for its cargo charter business and agreements have already been signed with GSA’s in Japan, North America and Benelux. Hunt & Palmer Cargo’s director Jamie Peters explains, “The strong relationships we have with our GSA partners in these regions reinforces Hunt & Palmer as an established presence in the global marketplace. This announcement also comes at a time when the Australian air freight market is continuing to make gains within the air charter sector in terms of demand for mining, livestock and event cargo.”
Wexco Aviation was established 35 years ago and is a well known name in the industry, providing airline cargo sales and GSA services to a number of international carriers including Qatar Airways, Air China and Polar Air Cargo. Welcoming the new tie up with Hunt & Palmer, Wexco’s CEO David Williams commented, “Wexco Aviation has considerable experience of representing both passenger and freight carriers gained over many years. Representing an established air charter broker such as Hunt & Palmer is an exciting prospect for us and we see this as another foot forward in expanding our own business by establishing new markets and opportunities. The introduction of an air charter partner will enhance the service offering to our customers and we are looking forward to providing the very best cargo logistic solutions within Australasia and further afield.”
Hunt & Palmer Cargo Charters Ltd is a subsidiary of the UK based Hunt & Palmer group of companies. Established in 1986 the organization specializes in providing international air charter solutions for both passenger and freight movements to a broad portfolio of private and corporate clients, governments and NGOs.
The Wexco Group provides representation services to both major freighter and passenger airlines and smaller carriers around the world. Its cargo charter arm is a key part of the business and is particularly strong in handling the movement of unusual, specialized and outsized loads.