On Monday 2nd November, the swiss GSSA (General Sales & Service Agent), RTW Air Services organized its first state-of-art full-day RTW Air Cargo Event at the new Cargo Terminal of the EuroAirport of Basel, Switzerland.

RTW intentionally chosed a still unused cargo hall in the middle of the ground handlers area to allow the 60 participants to feel the center where things happen, surrounded by pallets, Envirotainers and the noise and blinking lights of forklifts.

Starting at 9h30, Walter Richner, CEO of RTW presented his company founded 23 years ago and talked about history, present network with offices in Basel, Geneva and Zurich, team, represented carriers, quality, compliance and refresh of logo and the new website. RTW is cargo GSSA of ABC, LAN, CAL, EVA, Magma, JAL, Aegean and Air Mauritius. www.rtwair.aero.

Then RTW’s three core carriers ABC AirbridgeCargo, LAN Cargo (LATAM) and CAL CargoAirlines showed her network and verticals with focus to temperature sensitive cargo capabilities and compliance.

ABC was presented by Andrey Andreev, General Manager of ABC Frankfurt. ABC operates a weekly frequency with one B747 Freighter out of Basel to Asia via Moscow on day 5 since 19th of September 2014 and was awarded with several industry awards in 2015 in recognition of their achievements in punctuality and quality of their modern fleet of 15 B747-400 and -8 freighters. ABC also operates direct flights from Europe to USA on scheduled basis. www.airbridgecargo.com

Guido Henke, Director Europe of LAN Cargo, the most important air cargo carrier of Latin America, presented LAN Cargos’ network in Latin America, its pharma cargo compliance program and its B777 Freighter operation on day 1 from Basel directly to Sao Paolo (GRU), Buenos Aires (EZE) and Santiago de Chile (SCL) sine 27th October 2014. Pharma shipments are accepted from online freighter stations Basel, Frankfurt and Amsterdam to the directly flown destinations in Latin America. Since the merger with TAM Airlines, the new name of LATAM Airlines with the new branding in blue and red colours representing the Latin American continent was announced and will be implemented starting from begin 2016. www.lancargo.com

CAL CargoAirlines was presented by Navot Hirschhorn, pharma product manager from CAL Tel Aviv. He proudly explained how his airline decided and achieved as first carrier the IATA CEIV certification. CAL’s slogan is “challenge accepted” starting with the replacement of their fleet to two modern B747-400 Freigher aircrafts. The fleet will be completed with a third airplane of the same type, to be delivered in January 2016. Excelling in verticals, CAL added CAL Pharma to the already existing “non-standard is our standard” product of CAL Live, CAL Fresh, CAL Big, CAL DG, CAL VAL, CAL Engines and CAL Oil & Gas. www.cal-cargo.com

Yves LeMinor of DuPont Luxembourg, presented the Tyvek (R) Air Cargo Covers which are used mainly to protect sensitive cargo from heat, sun, rain, contamination, pilfering and other dangers occuring during the transport between production plant and final distribution at destination. Participants were able to inspect and touch the air cargo covers displayed at the event. RTW has its own stock of most of Tyvek (R) Air Cargo Cover products in Switzerland and acts as distributor. www.dupont.com

After the buffet lunch, Andreas Giger of Berlinger & Co AG, Ganterschwil talked about professional temperature measurement and analytics for sensitive cargo presenting the wide product range of temperature loggers and web-based monitoring.www.berlinger.com

Gian Carlo Alessi informed the audience about the development of the cargo activities at the Basel Airport and the huge increase due to the new freighter capacities added since September 2014 and the start of the operations at the new Cargo Terminal in January 2015. An interesting outlook vision was also given in a short video. www.euroairport.com/en/cargo

Swissport Manfred Spycker & Cargologic Franco Pulito organized a guided tour starting from cargo acceptance at Cargologic side going over to Swissport’s facilities for carriers’ pallet building and aircraft loading operation at the tarmac.www.swissport.com www.cargologic.com

At the end of the event, Thomas Heller presented the active and passive cool units of Envitotainer and its worldwide network. All participants were able to have a close look to a pre-cooled Envirotainer with cool refreshments served to accompagn the networking and one-to-one discussions. www.envirotainer.com

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rtwairRTW is distributor of Tyvek Air Cargo Covers. We can offer you all different products of these high quality covers and have several types of dimensions available at our warehouse at Basel. Please consult our web-link on the centre of the bottom of the pageto see the brochure in pdf form. if you need a quote, please drop us a mail to walter.richner@rtwair.ch

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