MASkargo looks to transhipment discounts

Malaysia Airlines Cargo (MASkargo) is pinning its hopes on further discounts to woo freight forwarders to increase their transhipment volumes through MASkargo’s Advanced Cargo Centre at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). MASkargo managing director, Shahari Sulaiman, said earlier rebates on terminal charges for cargo transhipped via Malaysia Airlines had been increased to 100 per cent […]


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Malaysia Airlines Cargo (MASkargo) is pinning its hopes on further discounts to woo freight forwarders to increase their transhipment volumes through MASkargo’s Advanced Cargo Centre at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). MASkargo managing director, Shahari Sulaiman, said earlier rebates on terminal charges for cargo transhipped via Malaysia Airlines had been increased to 100 per cent for air-to-air, land/rail-to-air, and sea-to-air transhipments from April 10 to September. “With this initiative, we hope that freight forwarders would be able to increase their transhipment volume. A 5 per cent month-on-month volume increase is already good,” Shahari said, according to a Star online report. Transhipment cargo constitutes about 60 per cent of the total volume handled by MASkargo at KLIA and amounted to nearly 353,000 tonnes out of a total cargo volume of 623,314 tonnes at Malaysia’s main airport last year.