DHL confers Preferred Carrier status on Malaysia Airlines Cargo
DHL Global Forwarding and Malaysia Airlines Cargo sign strategic security partnershipKuala Lumpur, 03/26/2008, 10:30 AM CET
Malaysia Airlines Cargo joins the ranks of other major international carriers, under DHL’s Preferred Carrier Program, which have strengthened their relationships with DHL Global Forwarding through long-term partnerships, putting in place essential cargo support mechanisms and offering operational and pricing flexibility.
“We are pleased to welcome Malaysia Airlines Cargo into our Preferred Carrier Program. We are confident that this partnership will further enable DHL to continue to offer quality, reliable and secure services with competitive pricing for all our customer requirements. We are certain that this partnership offers additional value to our customers and hope it will encourage them to use us as their preferred forwarder when shipping their high-value or highly-sensitive goods. We are convinced that more major air carriers will see the value of this kind of partnership as it will improve their relationship with the industry and increase the volume of freight handled,” said Tony Widmer, Head of Air Freight, DHL Global Forwarding.
“Malaysia Airlines Cargo is delighted to be recognized by DHL Global Forwarding as a Preferred Carrier Partner. DHL has always been a valuable customer to Malaysia Airlines Cargo and we are excited to bring the relationship to a higher level globally. We are looking forward to developing more joint initiatives as we expand our business relationship over the entire network on our scheduled operations, as well as specialized trade lanes through our charter operations,” said Shahari Sulaiman, Managing Director, Malaysia Airlines Cargo.
Creating a safer environment
The security partnership agreement will, among other things, help create a safer environment for DHL and Malaysia Airlines Cargo employees who handle high-value and high-risk products. The partnership will make DHL a more attractive forwarder for customers shipping high-value or sensitive goods.
“Security is an important element in making the global supply chain more effective and that is why DHL Global Forwarding works closely with key partners to develop joint stringent internal and external security procedures, which are an integral part of a successful supply chain especially for high value shipments. Through this partnership with DHL, we will work together to keep developing best practice security initiatives that will enable us to further improve product delivery to our customers,” said Ole Ringheim, Senior Vice President, Air Freight, DHL Global Forwarding, Asia Pacific.