Kiwi Logistics quietly building a name for itself
After just one year of business Singapore-based KIWI Logistics Cargo GSA, has started to make a name for itself as it taps the growing energy sector. Michael Mackey has the story.
June 15, 2015
KIWI Logistics Cargo GSA has been received very well in the first year of business, especially to South American destinations. We have gained a reputation for sourcing ‘hard to reach’ solutions and have been supported by forwarders that have enjoyed our rapid and reliable service,” Joanne McConachy, its general manager told Payload Asia.
Kiwi also organises shipments to the Caspian, Africa and the Americas, as well as befits a GSA with an eye on the energy sector and seemingly the future.
“Whilst general cargo and tech equipment is entering a sunset era for airfreight moves, the energy sector demand is strong and growing,” McConachy added. A key lynchpin for Kiwi in the energy sector was the appointment as Coyne Airways GSA in Singapore.
Coyne’s services to the oil and gas markets around the Caspian Sea, including Aktau and Atyrau in Kazakhstan, are particularly popular with freight forwarders in Singapore due to the city-state’s position as a regional centre of excellence for the oil and gas industry, noted McConachy.
As a sector, energy its not entirely ‘boxable’, needing long and outsized shipments for which Kiwi has sourced multiple interline solutions, coupled with good freighter options into locations usually and politely described as challenging.