Globe Air Cargo, part of ECS Group, has won the general sales agency contract for Centurion Cargo in Germany.
Centurion Cargo is a privately-owned company founded in 2001. Based at Miami International Airport, it operates a fleet of MD-11F aircraft to and from Latin America. From Germany, Globe Air Cargo will generate cargo traffic for Centurion’s flights that depart from both Amsterdam and Luxembourg.
The airline currently operates three all-cargo flights each week to Mexico City and Miami and a further two services a week to Viracopos-Campinas International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The MD-11 offers over 80 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight.
Globe Air Cargo is responsible for sales and marketing for Centurion Cargo across Germany and will co-ordinate activities through its offices in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich.
Heiner Sass, Managing Director of Globe in Germany, stated: “There is strong demand from customers in Germany for the destinations served by Centurion Cargo, which extend beyond Miami, Mexico City and Sao Paulo to further points in Central and South America. Through our excellent working partnership with freight forwarders throughout Germany, we expect to generate between 10,000 and 11,000 tons of cargo a year for the airline.
“Winning this contract further strengthens our market position in Germany. Customers here will be especially attracted to the maindeck cargo capacity Centurion offers to such prime destinations.” ECS Group already represents Centurion Cargo in Sweden.
As well as general cargo, Globe expects to see regular shipments of automotive parts, machinery, chemicals and electrical products.
Already present at 51 locations in 31 countries, ECS Group is actively growing its global network outside of its European stronghold. In 2011, it opened ECS offices in Hong Kong, India and Vietnam.