Etihad appoints US Road Feeder providers

By Damian Brett

Photo: Etihad Cargo

Etihad Cargo has appointed Accelerated and Jet Airways as its road feeder service (RFS) providers for customers in US territories

The airline said its partnership with Accelerated and Jet Airways will “expand the carrier’s capabilities in the US” and will enable customers to benefit from “dedicated capacity and 24-hour personalised customer service”.

The services will also offer GPS tracking and real-time shipment information.

Etihad Cargo’s head of cargo operations and delivery, Thomas Schürmann, said: “These partnerships strengthen Etihad Cargo’s RFS network in the US by connecting offline points with the carrier’s main gateways, including international airports in Chicago, New York and Washington, and commitment to providing the fastest and most efficient way for Etihad Cargo’s customers to deliver their cargo to its final destination.”

The road transportation fleet of the two companies includes standard trailers, roller beds, day cabs, step decks, flatbeds, straight trucks with lift-gate capabilities, cargo vans, refrigerated vehicles and other specialised equipment.

Brook Miles Pearse, president of Accelerated, said: “The regional coverage offered by Accelerated will be an asset to the continued expansion of Etihad Cargo in the US.

“We look forward to working together as one team with Etihad Cargo and collaborating to develop new and exciting solutions for the benefit of our customers in 2022 and beyond.”

Tammy Zwicki, chief operating officer of Jet Airways, added: “Jet Airways is pleased to have been chosen as Etihad Cargo’s trucking logistics partner in the US. We look forward to working with Etihad Cargo’s US team and general sales agents to help strengthen and build the UAE-based carrier’s business in this market.”

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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]