Chapman Freeborn OBC targets India for hand-carry business growth
The global hand-carry specialist is building on its success in other emerging markets by significantly stepping up its investment in India with the prediction the country will become an increasing key market for OBC cargo shipments.
June 28, 2016
By Donald Urquhart
Chapman Freeborn OBC has announced the further strengthening of its global on board courier (OBC) business with a renewed focus on expansion in India. The global hand-carry specialist is building on its success in other emerging markets by significantly stepping up its investment in India with the prediction the country will become an increasing key market for OBC cargo shipments.
Surging economic growth of 7.6 per cent coupled with the Indian government’s recent ‘Make in India’ initiative has seen the country’s manufacturing sector expanding rapidly, with an associated growing demand for hand-carry services for automotive cargo, electrical components and other time-critical equipment, Chapman Freeborn said.
As part of the new expansion drive, Chapman Freeborn has further strengthened its business development team in India with the appointments of Franklin Henry and Paraq Joshi who both bring a wealth of experience to the company, having previously held management and sales positions serving leading cargo airlines.
Shailendra Seth, country manager of Chapman Freeborn India, said: “We are delighted to welcome Franklin Henry and Paraq Joshi to Chapman Freeborn. Working together with our international offices we will focus on expanding our specialist aircraft charter and OBC activities in India.”
The team – which also markets award-winning cargo charter services worldwide – has extensive local market knowledge including an in-depth understanding of India’s complex import and export regulations which have deterred other companies from developing hand-carry cargo services in the country, Chapman Freeborn said.