Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Zongteng Group selects WFS to handle new 777F services as it boosts Sino-European e-commerce cargo capacity

Zongteng Group selects WFS to handle new 777F services as it boosts Sino-European e-commerce cargo capacity

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded a contract to handle Zongteng Group’s new Boeing 777 freighter flights at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport.

Zongteng Group is a leading provider of cross-border e-commerce services, including fulfilment and customised supply chain solutions provided by its sub-brands, YunExpress, Elogistic and Worldtech, and reported a turnover in 2021 of €3.85 billion. The new Shenzhen-Paris freighter route is the company’s latest initiative to realise the immense potential of Sino-European cross-border trade.

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The new 777F service will provide 15,000 tonnes of annual cargo capacity, providing Zongteng Group customers with highly reliable e-commerce logistics services and optimised lead times. In Q3 2023, the Group expects to add a second Boeing 777F to increase its Shenzhen-Paris CDG operations to 6-8 flights per week and lift its available capacity to a projected 28,000 tonnes per annum.

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WFS has been appointed to provide ramp and cargo handling services for the cargo flights at Paris CDG, which are operated by Zongteng Group in collaboration with Central Airlines.

“WFS is proud to be using its ramp and cargo handling expertise at Paris CDG to support the launch and growth ambitions of Zongteng Group’s new 777 freighter services. The strong growth in demand for cross-border e-commerce capacity from China to Europe requires more cargo capacity as well as the support of fast and reliable handling on the ground in order to meet customers’ service expectations. We are confident this partnership between Zongteng and WFS will deliver these high service standards,” Laurent Bernard, VP Cargo France at WFS, said.

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Edward Hardy

Having become a journalist after university, Edward Hardy has been a reporter and editor at some of the world's leading publications and news sites. In 2022, he became Air Cargo Week's Editor. Got news to share? Contact me on Edward.Hardy@AirCargoWeek.com

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