Qatar and StarBroker join forces for energy charter

03 / 07 / 2017

Qatar Airways Cargo has transported more than 80 tonnes of oil and energy equipment from Zhengzhou in China to Cabo Frio in Brazil for DHL Global Forwarding.

The Qatar Airways Boeing 777 freighter saw the Middle East carrier's first charter flight into Cabo Frio, an airport located close to the most important oil region in Brazil. The charter involved technical stops at Doha, Qatar Airways' hub, and Accra in West Africa.

Ulrich Ogiermann, chief officer cargo said: “Logistics plays a fundamental role in ensuring our customers meet their clients’ needs, and through our dedicated QR Charter solution, we were able to transport the oil and energy shipment for one of the biggest oil and gas companies in Brazil.”

Qatar Airways Cargo said that its charter product registered a 150% increase in 2016-17's results, over like prior year period. The cargo carrier also performed charters for a variety of products such as horses, cattle, pharmaceuticals, odd-size shipments, oil and gas products, art, concerts and exhibitions, machinery, mining and humanitarian relief goods.

“Oil and gas is one of DHL Global Forwarding’s most important industry sectors so finding a partner like Qatar Airways Cargo, who we can trust as a shipping partner is critical,” said Roland Zach, vice president of StarBroker and head of global charters, at DHL Global Forwarding.

“DHL Global Forwarding and Qatar Airways Cargo have a long-standing relationship that spans close to two decades, so customers can look to both companies to deliver industry leading service excellence while always putting the customer first.”

DHL Global Forwarding established a dedicated StarBroker charter division more than a decade ago, with offices in Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Miami.