DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Cargo won the prestigious Overall Carrier of the Year award at the Payload Asia Awards event, voted for by readers of the international industry publication. The award was presented during a gala dinner event in Hong Kong, to honour and celebrate dedication and excellence within the air cargo supply chain.
The awards event was well attended by more than 250 members of the air cargo community from around the world. Qatar Airways Vice President Cargo Asia Pacific, Mr. Guillaume Halleux, received the 2016 Overall Carrier of the Year award on behalf of the cargo carrier.
Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo Mr. Ulrich Ogiermann, said: “We owe this award to each and every cargo employee at the airline as a reflection of their dedication to provide the best services to our customers. We would also like to thank our customers for placing their trust in Qatar Airways Cargo as we continue to offer our customers the best airfreight products and innovative solutions through our growing fleet and rapidly expanding network.”
This award is the third accolade for Qatar Airways Cargo in 2016, as the cargo carrier was also conferred the prestigious All-Cargo Carrier award at the 33rd Cargo Airline of the Year event and the International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo at the Air Cargo India 2016 exhibition and conference earlier this year.
The world’s third largest international cargo carrier recently took delivery of its 11th Boeing 777 freighter, taking the airline’s total count of freighters to 21.
Utilising its modern fleet of Boeing 777Fs, Airbus A330Fs and Boeing 747 freighters, the cargo carrier offers full, partial and combination charter services via its established QR Charter solution. Qatar Airways Cargo’s offers a portfolio of distinctive airfreight products including QR Pharma, QR Fresh, QR Live and QR Express, which are designed to provide efficiency and compliance in the handling of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and perishable cargo, transportation of live animals as well as time-critical shipments respectively.
Qatar Airways Cargo has invested substantially in automating its systems and processes with the roll out of its Cargo Reservations, Operations, Accounting and Management Information System (CROAMIS) to enhance efficiency and cost-saving in its end-to-end business processes. The cargo carrier has also implemented the automation of load control centre at its Doha hub and pioneered the complete adoption and full implementation of IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard recently.