Etihad Crystal Cargo signs partnership with WCA Family
Etihad Crystal Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be the first cargo airline to act as a vendor within the WCA Family network.
WCA Family is the largest grouping of independent freight forwarders in the world, with close to 4,000 member offices in more than 640 cities and ports worldwide.
The agreement, announced at the 8th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference in Shanghai, will allow WCA Family members to access Etihad Crystal Cargo's global network of 84 destinations.
Roy Kinnear, senior vice president, cargo at Etihad, said, "At a time when we are enhancing service from Asia to the Indian Subcontinent and into Africa, we are very excited about this MoU with WCA Family and expect to be able to deliver exceptional value and routings to their members.”
“In our industry, the issue of credit can be an administrative and financial burden especially for the smaller independent forwarder. This agreement allows WCA Family members to leverage the strength of the Etihad relationship with WCA Family to provide an airway bill facility on behalf of its members," he added.
The MoU is the first of its kind between a forwarding network and an airline.