Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, has once again selected MICCO, a leader in freight management and an integrated supply chain solutions provider, as its road feeder services (RFS) provider in a multi-year agreement, reaffirming a decade-long partnership between the two major Abu Dhabi-based logistics players.
The RFS network connects major air and sea gateways in the
Emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, as well as key GCC countries
including Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. Under the renewed partnership, MICCO will
continue to provide Etihad Cargo with customs-sealed and bonded container
vehicles, as well as refrigerated and non-refrigerated reefer trucks to support
Etihad’s FreshForward perishable products through door services across the UAE.
Andre Blech, Head of Operations & Service Delivery at Etihad
Cargo said: “It is a pleasure to once more extend this partnership with MICCO.
It is a testament to the exceptional service quality and operational
flexibility that we grew accustomed to from them over the years and perfectly complements
our air cargo offering from our hub in Abu Dhabi.”
MICCO, a leading integrated logistics player headquartered in
Abu Dhabi, is focused on freight management, travel services, and specialised
supply chain activities, particularly within fast moving consumer goods (FMCG).
Under the new agreement with Etihad, its vehicles will be branded with Etihad
Cargo’s new “Choose Well” proposition.
Captain A. M. Simreen, CEO of MICCO, said: “As an international
but homegrown logistics leader operating from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, MICCO
is proud to partner with the cargo and logistics arm of the national airline of
the UAE. We share a goal of driving growth in Abu Dhabi’s economy through
innovation and technological progression. Our RFS partnership will play an
important role in connecting major air and sea gateways across the GCC.”
The agreement is also another step in Etihad’s evolving value
proposition to continue its growth in its home market, and through its major
investments in digital infrastructure can offer customers a differentiated value
offering only matched by a few select carriers globally.
“Thanks to our new digital technology platform launched in
October 2018, those RFS services are now available for our customers to book directly
online through the Etihad Cargo web booking portal,” added Blech. “Our
customers can continue to avail seamless road connectivity between our hub at
Abu Dhabi International Airport and the major gateways in the UAE and GCC, and
can track their shipments on board these vehicles through our state-of-the-art
track and trace capability.”