Asia will continue to offer air freight companies the best opportunities for growth, according to Paris-based ECS Group.
ECS, one of the world’s largest air cargo general sales and services agents, recently opened offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmadabad in India and plans to add a fourth location in Chennai by the end of 2012.
Expansion in China and Southeast Asia will be the next steps, according to Bertrand Schmoll, company president.
“China is a big project for us because you cannot simply be in Beijing and Shanghai,” he said. “The country is opening many new airports, and its manufacturing is moving to the west of the country.
“We want to have a worldwide coverage and therefore we will continue to develop geographically, either through acquisition or by opening our own offices.”
Schmoll said the company’s investment in Niger Air Cargo, a air cargo airline launched by ECS and an investor from Niger earlier this year, offering freighter services into Liege, Belgium, is performing well, and ECS is planning to develop Niamey, Niger’s capital, as a hub airport.
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