23rd Nepal Cargo Day – Globally Connected, Locally Invested
Nepal Freight Forwarders Association (NEFFA) hosted the 23rd Nepal Cargo Day, in Katmandu, to honour the top three carriers supporting Nepal's exports.
September 20, 2017
By PLA Editor
Nepal Freight Forwarders Association (NEFFA) hosted the 23rd Nepal Cargo Day, on the 29th of July 2017 in Katmandu, complete with a gala dinner and awards ceremony. The awards, which are also held every year by NEFFA, honour the top three carriers for their roles in supporting the Nepal’s exports – and this year the honour was awarded to Qatar Airways Cargo, Turkish Airlines and Cathay Pacific.
Qatar took home the award for achieving the highest export tonnage out of Nepal for the year 2016. This is the ninth time that the award-winning carrier has been recognised for uplifting the highest tonnage out of Nepal, where more than 25 international carriers operate.
Mr. Ulrich Ogiermann, chief officer Cargo said, “Nepal is an important market for us, and we are delighted to receive this recognition. Qatar Airways Cargo has always considered its role as fundamental to facilitating international trade to support the Nepalese economy, while ensuring that our customers’ needs are at the centre of our business goals.”
Last year, Qatar Airways Cargo transported more than 2,700 tonnes of cargo out of Nepal, including items such as garments, carpets and handicrafts.
Turkish Cargo came in as the carrier with the second largest capacity linking Katmandu to the world, receiving the Cargo Excellence Award.