Friday, June 14, 2024

ECS Group protects market share in challenging times

Despite the market falling at double digit rates, BCS Air has been able to maintain its market share, managing director João Ferreira tells Air Cargo Week. He says both imports and exports have fallen at double-digit rates, with the former affected by political and economic transition, which should resolve itself, and the latter due to […]

ECS to sell space on Senegal’s new airline

ECS Group’s French arm, Aero Cargo is to market freight capacity for new national airline Air Senegal across its global network. The new carrier began operating intra-African services in 2018 but plans to develop longer haul routes from its hub at Blaise Diagne International Airport. Aero Cargo is already marketing capacity on A330-NEO flights between […]

TCE ‘revolution’ launched by ECS Group

The creation of TCE by ECS Group – standing for Total Cargo Expertise – is a GSSA revolution, says Adrien Thominet, CEO of ECS Group, who claims it is the first structure of its kind to be created within a GSSA. ECS Group is reinventing itself with the innovative launch of a brand new service […]

60 seconds with ECS Group’s Adrien Thominet

ECS Group CEO, Adrien Thominet has been a prominent figure in the air cargo industry since joining AeroCargo in 1995. He took up the role of ECS chief operating officer in 2011 before taking over as CEO last year. ACW: You have been involved with ECS for a long time. What have you still to […]

Gulf Air picks Aero Cargo as GSA in France

Gulf Air has chosen ECS Group company Aero Cargo France to be its GSA for re-launched services between Paris and Bahrain. ECS Group subsidiary Globe Air Cargo is already Gulf Air’s GSA in the UK, and the French company says the partnership and confidence between the two companies will grow further with the new contract. […]

Outsourcing and consolidation is the future

Where once cautiousness in outsourcing business prevailed among carriers and a high degree of fragmentation were hallmarks of the GSSA industry, times have changed according to industry players, Donald Urquhart reports. “Now more than ever,” airlines see outsourcing of cargo as a sensible option in terms of cost saving and incremental revenue, says Air Logistics […]

ECS Group expands with partnership between GAC and IAG Cargo

ECS Group is further expanding its international presence with a partnership between Globe Air Cargo NL and IAG Cargo. Globe Air Cargo NL (GAC NL), a major player in the Dutch GSA market and member of ECS Group, has forged an operative partnership with IAG Cargo to expand and optimise its service for freight customers. […]

ECS Group breaks records in Asia

The Asian market is booming for ECS Group helped by major contracts with important players in the region, chief executive officer Adrien Thominet (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week. India in particular had a record year because ECS handles Saudia Cargo, which operates to 18 destinations in the country. Thominet says ECS is the largest organisation […]

Opportunities arising for ECS Group to reinvent itself

As the airfreight industry continues to grow, ECS Group chief executive officer, Adrien Thominet (pictured) sees a great opportunity to reinvent itself. In 2017 ECS noted a “nice increase” of freight volumes, mostly driven by pharmaceuticals and e-commerce, while demand was increasing faster than capacity, which helped yields. Several indicators confirm that exports, particularly for […]

ECS Group creates synergies in the Americas

ECS Group is investing heavily in the Americas, expanding its presence across countries in the region, chief executive officer Adrien Thominet tells Air Cargo Week. Speaking at the Air & Sea Cargo Americas conference on 2 November, he explained that ECS has invested in six South American countries organically and has acquired Canadian firm, Exp-Air. […]

Investments paying off for ECS as it evolves its business

The ECS Group has arguably been the most active of general sales and service agents (GSSA) this year widening its network and taking stakes in various companies. These have included taking a majority stake in the AVS GSA Group, new carrier contracts with Jetstar Asia and Finnair Cargo, and airlines in other regions and partnering […]

Innovation the way forward

New technology and innovation is essential and the only way forward is to embrace the future, according to ECS Group chief executive officer, Adrien Thominet. He believes that companies must embrace digitalisation, disruption, e-business, revenue management, and feel at home using the “cloud” to remain successful into the future, saying: “We have no choice other […]

ECS Group appoints Adrien Thominet as new CEO

ECS Group has appointed Adrien Thominet (pictured above) – the current chief operating officer – to be its new chief executive officer (CEO). The role is now held by Bertrand Schmoll (pictured below), who will continue to be  chairman of the Group. The general sales and service agent (GSSA) says the changes in the top leadership are to “fully […]

VIDEO: ECS Group’s COO Adrien Thominet

AZura Productions interviewed ECS Group chief operating officer Adrien Thominet at air cargo europe in Munich to discuss new innovative services – which includes new technologies. ECS has significantly grown its global network in the past 12 months notably in Asia and the America and the general sales and service agent (GSSA) is now present in […]

ECS Group grows its global footprint with Americas moves

French-headquartered general sales and service agent (GSSA) the ECS Group continues to grow its network with the latest expansion being in the Americas. ECS Group chief operating officer, Adrien Thominet (pictured) explains it has been focusing heavily on South America and indeed the Americas in general. “We already had Brazil, and Mexico and have opened […]

ECS Group and Exp-Air Cargo join forces in North America

ECS Group and Exp-Air Cargo have joined forces to consolidate its position in the general sales and service agent market across the Americas. Exp-Air Cargo was founded in 1990 with its headquarters in Montreal, and offices in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton, and predominantly focuses on the US and Canadian markets. Exp-Air Canada managing director, […]

Americas, Asia and technology focus for ECS

Finnair's first Airbus A350XWB

The ECS Group made some key moves in 2016 as it acquired a majority stake in the AVS GSA Group and won a general sales and service agent (GSSA) contract with Singapore-based carrier Jetstar Asia. Chief executive officer, Bertrand Schmoll (pictured below) says the deals have enabled it to develop its network and grow in […]

Markets open up for ECS

New markets have opened up for ECS Group throughout Asia following its three-year deal with Jetstar Asia, chief operating officer, Adrien Thominet (pictured above) tells Air Cargo Week (ACW). ECS took over as Singapore-based Jetstar Asia’s general sales agent at Changi Airport and 25 stations across its Asian network on 22 October, managing freight enquires, […]

ECS gains strong presence in Asia with Jetstar deal

The ECS Group has pulled off a major coup in Asia by winning a general sales and service agent (GSSA) contract with Singapore-based airline Jetstar Asia. From 22 October, ECS will look after the carrier’s cargo business through Singapore Changi Airport and the 25 stations across its vast network – as Jetstar Asia seeks to […]

ECS Group buys stake in AVS GSA

ECS Group has bought a majority stake in AVS GSA Group, a general sales agent with a strong presence in the Asian and South East Asian region. The deal was signed in Singapore on 21 June by AVS GSA group chairman, Monchai Jirakiertivadhana, ECS Group chief executive officer (CEO), Bertrand Schmoll, AVS GSA group CEO, […]

Aeromexico appoints ECS Group as GSSA in the Netherlands

Aeromexico has appointed the ECS Group company, Globe Air Cargo, as its general sales and service agent in the Netherlands. The appointment, effective from 29 May, will focus on all European products, including perishables, pharmaceuticals and other niche products, and ECS says it offers opportunities at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to shorten transit times for temperature […]