Qatar Airways wins STAT Times Global Cargo Airline of the Year; Brussels Airport takes home ‘International Airport of the Year’

Qatar Airways wins STAT Times Global Cargo Airline of the Year; Brussels Airport takes home ‘International Airport of the Year’

Posted By : STAT Times 30-11--0001 09:29:00 AM


Feb 23, 2017: The STAT Times’ International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo was announced on Wednesday during the 4th edition of Air Cargo 2017, the international biennial event from February 21-23, 2017 at Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort, Johannesburg. The awards, across fourteen categories, were given away at a Gala Awards Nite held at the Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia, Johannesburg.

Qatar Airways Cargo took home the ‘Global Cargo Airline of the Year’ award while Brussels Airport walked away with the ‘International Airport of the Year’ award. Saudia Cargo won the ‘International Cargo Airline of the Year in Africa’. The Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa was bagged by South African Airways while Etihad Cargo was adjudged the Global Air Cargo Brand of the Year.

The clear winner for the African Cargo Airline of the Year was Ethiopian Airways Cargo while African Airport of the Year went to O.R.Tambo International Airport. Among all cargo carriers, Astral Aviation was awarded African All Cargo Carrier of the Year while Cargolux bagged the International All Cargo Carrier of the Year in Africa.

The International General Sales Agent of The Year in Africa was bagged by Network Airline Services, DHL Global Forwarding won the International Freight Forwarder of the Year in Africa while Swissport World Cargo Services received the International Ground Handler of the Year in Africa. International IT Systems Provider of the Year in Africa went to Champ Cargo Systems while Air Charter Services bagged the International Air Charter Provider of the Year in Africa.

Emirates SkyCargo was ‘highly acclaimed’ as the Global Cargo Airline of the Year while Frankfurt Airport shared the same accolade for International Airport of the Year.

The highlight of the evening was the Lifetime Achievement Award that was conferred to Chris Leach, the chairman and founder of Air Charter Service for his outstanding leadership and contribution to the industry. Although he was not present to receive the award, a heartwarming ‘Thank You’ video for the award from him, which was played during the Awards nite, made up for his absence. Dan Morgan Evans, Group Cargo Director, Air Charter Service received the award on his behalf.

Recipients of the awards were nominated and voted for by the worldwide readers of STAT TIMES via an online poll.

STAT Times International Award of Excellence in Air Cargo

COMPLETE LIST OF AWARDS

International Freight Forwarder Of The Year In Africa (Highly Acclaimed)

Kuehne+Nagel

International Freight Forwarder Of The Year In Africa (Winner)

DHL Global Forwarding

International Ground Handler Of The Year In Africa (Highly Acclaimed)

Worldwide Flight Services

International Ground Handler Of The Year In Africa (Winner)

Swissport World Cargo Services

International IT Systems Provider Of The Year In Africa (Highly Acclaimed)

IBS Software Services

International IT Systems Provider Of The Year  In Africa (Winner)

Champ Cargo Systems

International Air Charter Provider Of The Year In Africa (Highly Acclaimed)

Chapman Freeborn

International Air Charter Provider Of The Year In Africa (Winner)

Air Charter Services

International General Sales Agent Of The Year In Africa (Highly Acclaimed)

ATC Aviation

International General Sales Agent Of The Year  In Africa (Winner)

Network Airline Services

African Airport Of The Year (Highly Acclaimed)

Cairo International Airport

African Airport Of The Year (Winner)

O.R.Tambo Intl Airport

International Airport Of The Year (Highly Acclaimed)

Frankfurt Airport

International Airport Of The Year (Winner)

Brussels Airport

African All Cargo Carrier Of The Year (Winner)

Astral Aviation

African Cargo Airline Of The Year(Highly Acclaimed)

Kenya Airways Cargo

African Cargo Airline Of The Year (Winner)

Ethiopian Airways Cargo

International All Cargo Carrier Of The Year In Africa (Highly Acclaimed)

Airbridge Cargo

International All Cargo Carrier Of The Year In Africa (Winner)

Cargolux

Air Cargo Brand Of The Year In Africa

South African Airways Cargo

Global Air Cargo Brand Of The Year

Etihad Cargo

International Cargo Airline Of The Year In Africa (Highly Acclaimed)

Turkish Cargo

International Cargo Airline Of The Year In Africa (Winner)

Saudia Cargo

Global Cargo Airline Of The Year (Highly Acclaimed)

Emirates Skycargo

Global Cargo Airline Of The Year (Winner)

Qatar Airways Cargo

STAT Times Lifetime Achievement Award

Chris Leach, Air Charter Service


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