Tuesday, May 21, 2024
NAP appoints Ralph van Eijk to head its NAV cargo GSSA & brokerage network

NAP appoints Ralph van Eijk to head its NAV cargo GSSA & brokerage network

Neutral Air Partner appoints seasoned aviation executive Ralph van Eijk as Head of GSSA Network and Airline Development. Ralph is an accomplished executive with two decades of experience in the Aviation Cargo Industry. Over the years, he has served in various positions for multiple airlines, including Korean Air Cargo, Finnair, and Saudia Cargo. Progressing from a loadmaster on a B747F to roles such as Corporate Sales Manager and Cargo Manager, Ralph has amassed extensive experience in key markets spanning Western Europe, the Middle East, North-South America, and Asia Pacific.

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From 2017 to 2021, he held the position of Commercial Director at the esteemed GSSA – IAS Inter Aviation Services, with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the United Arab Emirates. In February 2021, Ralph established his own interim management and consultancy company, named Chéváro, after his two sons, Ché and Alváro. 

NAV is a global network of leading and independent cargo GSSAs, airline brokers and solutions providers, committed to delivering innovative cargo services to the aviation & logistics community.NAV is powered by Neutral Air Partner (NAP) – the premier ecosystem of leading air cargo architects & aviation logistics specialists dedicated to providing innovative cargo solutions to the global air cargo supply chain.

Christos Spyrou, NAP CEO & Founder said: “Following the philosophy that permeates the entire NAP ecosystem of networks, NAV equips its partners with a platform and the tools to engage with like-minded professionals who share the same passion for the cargo GSSA & brokerage business.“I view Ralph’s appointment as an excellent opportunity and a significant step forward for the future of our SME Cargo GSSA and aviation community. With Ralph’s network and capabilities to connect the right products and persons within the Air Cargo Industry, we can deliver a unique value proposition for our members. Our key objective is to partner with our GSSA members and set new standards of excellence by jointly developing new total cargo management products and delivering innovative cargo solutions to the aviation and logistics community.

“Our goal is to empower members to seamlessly, efficiently, profitably, and sustainably scale air cargo trade capacity.” 

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Ralph van Eijk added: “My assignment with NAV expands the current network of independent GSSAs around the world. As we are already involved with some outstanding GSSA partners in different regions, we can offer airlines the quality they are looking for, an all-encompassing contact who will bring the best for both worlds. We can deliver innovative services to the Air Cargo Community, providing strategic regional solutions and strengthening partnerships to empower all the members.”

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.


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