The Gulf that divides us – Outsourcing Dubai 2011

DAY two of Outsourcing Dubai 2011 set about redefining antiquated industry terms and the way business should be done.

Fathi Buhazza, president of Maximus Air Cargo, tried to change the cargo mindset with the view that outsourcing is not about getting rid of a business aspect, but in fact partnering with a new company.

Maximus has been partnering with Etihad for some time by providing an ACMI service. Both have new freighters coming on line this year; Maximus has three nine-year-old A300-600s, converted in Dresden. “I’d like to see two of the three outside of the Gulf,” Buhazza told Air Cargo News.

Maximus began as a charter carrier but the problems with fluctuations and issues with world events, such as recent turmoil in north Africa and the Middle East, has prompted the airline to offer services elsewhere as additional revenue streams. It is in talks with a large regional carrier to outsource its new freighters.

Six per cent of the world’s cargo ACMI is outsourced, Buhazza said, adding that he expects this to grow.

For the full story and other news of the conference read issue 705 of Air Cargo News, dated 27 June.

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