South African Airways Cargo is proud to have won an International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo in the category Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa.
This award is the first of its kind and forms part of the International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo presented at a Gala Awards ceremony held in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg. The award is recognition for awareness and trust in the SAA Cargo brand based on its products and services. It demonstrates service reliability and is a confirmation that it is top of mind to airfreight users in Africa and those doing business with Africa.
The awards organised by STAT Times, the flagship publication of STAT Trade Media Group, an international multimodal transport media house based in India takes place every two years. The company has been recognising and awarding excellence in the air cargo industry since 2006, placing special emphasis on excellence in performance by air cargo operators.
The award recipients were decided on by the worldwide readers of STAT Trade Times via two online polls. The first round took place from 3 to 31 December 2016 from where the awards committee selected the top five nominees in each category. Readers were polled again from 7 to 17 January 2017 to choose the winners who scored a maximum number of reader votes.
Readers consist of the cargo community, including airlines, shippers, and freight forwarders.
Mr Tleli Makhetha, SAA Cargo’s GM said: “We are proud and honoured to be recognised as a leading Air Cargo Brand in Africa in this prestigious Award, more so because it is recognition from the airfreight industry. We remain committed to serve their needs and provide a consistent and reliable service.”
Interesting facts about the Awards:
- STAT Times International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo was established in 2006 and is an integral part of Air Cargo India and Air CargoAfrica, the two international biennial air freight industry events taking place in India and Africa
- STAT Times International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo 2017 takes place in its fourth edition this year in Johannesburg
- The award is the manifestation of the STAT Media Group’s endeavor to identify and award the best in the global air cargo industry.
- South African Airways Cargo was the winner of the African Cargo Airline of the Year Award in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
About SAA Cargo:
SAA Cargo is a division of South African Airways focusing on airfreight movement worldwide. The division uses dedicated cargo aircraft as well as belly space on SAA’s passenger flights for cargo carriage. SAA Cargo prides itself in providing effective and time-sensitive airfreight solutions for its varied customers. In addition to offering an ad hoc charter service for more urgent deliveries; SAA Cargo reliably transports, among others, generalcargo, perishables, mail, livestock, vulnerable and valuable cargo across the world.