Qatar Airways Cargo launches two new freighter destinations

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Doha, September 10, 2014 (STAT):-Qatar Airways Cargo is set to continue its expansion with the launch of two new freighter destinations, Brussels in Belgium and Shanghai in China.

“We are delighted to launch freighter services to these two important cities. The new Qatar Airways Cargo services will create exciting opportunities for businesses, especially in the pharmaceutical industry in both these countries. Importers and exporters can also benefit from the increased capacity introduced on both these trade lanes,” said Mr. Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo.

Major exports from Belgium are pharmaceuticals, automotives, perishables, optical, technical and medical apparatus, chocolates, and mineral fuels, including oil, precious stones, pearls and metals.

Major industries in Shanghai are the retail industry and heavy industries such as steel-making and auto manufacture, high-tech and electronics. Shanghai is also a leading producer of ethylene, plastics, microcomputers, integrated circuits and mobile phones. In addition, Shanghai has the largest consumer market in China, leading to accelerated demand in all sectors, including cargo.

Qatar Airways Cargo recently strengthened its product portfolio with the launch in January 2014 of two new premium services that optimise the transportation of time- and temperature-sensitive goods, including high-value pharmaceutical products and perishables. The new services, QR Pharma and QR Fresh, add to the company’s substantial range of cargo services and further enhance its capacity and flexibility to effectively move sensitive commodities in line with the highest world-class standards.

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