Air NZ Cargo leads by example

Air New Zealand international cargo sales manager Sandro Penzo, right, and W&G’s director Peter Drysdale share a light moment during the airline function. Photo: SHALENDRA PRASAD.

By PRADIP SINGH, Manager Cargo, Pacific Islands, Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand Cargo in an ongoing development of Fijian Airfreight Industry and commitment that it made after winning Best Service Provider that was sponsored by Bank of Baroda during the 2012 Prime Minister?s Export of the Year Award will be taking 5 Fiji Air Cargo Agents to Vancouver, Canada on familiarization and educational trip.

In Canada, agents will visit Swissport – Air New Zealand?s Cargo Handling Agent, Network Cargo System ? Air New Zealand?s General Sales Agents for Canada, Air Canada, West Jet, customers who import cargos from Fiji and other business associates.

Ram Rajen Managing Director of Corporate Freight Fiji and I will attend 5th International Trade Awards Lunch on 19th FEB that will be held at the Sheraton Guilford in Surrey. This event is organised by Surrey Board of Trade and the event brings the Surrey business community together with International Trade Organizations, Consulate General Offices, export/import industry professionals and international business people.

At this event, I have been told that the keynote speaker will be Don Thompson, Executive Advisor, Sustainability and Oil Sands Outreach, Canadian Oil and Sands Limited and his topic is Global Investment Opportunities in Oil Sands ? what this means for business in Canada.

Ram and I will meet with Anita Huberman the CEO Surrey Board and Trade and Tony Singh CEO of Fruiticana -2013 Large Business Award Winner.

The group that will jet out of Fiji on 15th FEB to Auckland, New Zealand will be meeting Air New Zealand Cargo management team in Auckland and on SAT 16th they leave for Vancouver, Canada.

Group that will be made of Ram Rajend Managing Director – Corporate Freight, Sant Kumar Singh, Manager Western ? Williams & Gosling, Fabian Vikash Verma Manager Western – Carpenters Shipping, Kamal Reddy General Manager ? Gibson Freight Fiji & Yogen Prasad Director of International Freight together with Pradip Singh Cargo Manager Pacific Islands for Air New Zealand returns to Fiji on the 24th with hope and enthusiasm to increase exports from Fiji to Canadian markets.