DHL Aviation selects new GSSAs for Australia and New Zealand

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DHL Aviation has selected the Wexco Group & Wexco NZ to provide GSSA services covering Australia and New Zealand.

The new deal will start on December 1 and lasts four years. The two firms said they have been preparing since the end of September to ensure a smooth transition.

The flight schedule includes a five-times-per-week Melbourne–Singapore connection; seven-time-a-week Sydney–Singapore; five-times-per-week Melbourne–Auckland–Christchurch; and Sydney–Auckland–Christchurch six times per week.

Cargo carried for the Australian market includes meat, chilled salmon and other perishable produce to Asia, whilst exports to New Zealand include general cargo, e-commerce, regular horse movements, and perishables – predominantly stone fruits.

The main commodities out of New Zealand include fish, dairy, general cargo and horses to Australia, and meat, fruit, and seafood to destinations in Asia.

Wexco general manager Richard Valenzuela said: “The wide variety of perishable commodities alongside regular horse shipments, make DHL Aviation a particularly interesting airline partner and we are therefore all the more delighted to enter into this partnership.”

He added that there was around 550 tons of capacity to be filled each week.

Nathan Vellasamy, vice president at DHL Aviation, air capacity sales, Asia Pacific, said: “DHL operates a fleet of more than 20 Asia Pacific dedicated aircrafts and is committed to ensuring reliable and efficient service performance, in particular when it comes to supporting trans-Tasman trade.

“We have invested heavily in Oceania over the past five years and partnering with equally driven partners is essential to the success of our challenging growth strategy.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]