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Air charter professionals help to solve Africa’s cargo challenges

Freight forwarders and logistics companies with business in Africa might be interested in a new Mining Weekly video interview with Chapman Freeborn’s Iain Clark.

The piece focuses on how air cargo transport is helping to solve Africa’s logistical challenges – including support for industries like mining which are often based in remote locations. To view the video click here.

Mining is a good example of an industry with requirements to fly outsize equipment and project cargo across the continent – with countries like South Africa, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia playing an important role.

Other sectors with regular cargo charter needs include energy, telecommunications and manufacturing industries.

Chapman Freeborn was the first international air charter company to establish a presence in the African market – opening our first office in Entebbe in Uganda in early 2009.

Ten months later, we further expanded our reach by establishing a second location in Johannesburg, South Africa – providing the full range of cargo aircraft and passenger charter services.

Last year our team was also proud to land the prestigious Air Charter Provider of the Year accolade at the Air Cargo Africa awards in Nairobi, Kenya.

We’re hoping to repeat the achievement at Air Cargo Africa 2013 in Johannesburg (February 20-22) . We’ll be blogging more about this cargo event in the coming weeks!

Photo by Iain Clark:  An exploration site photographed from a reconnaissance flight over the Lake Albert Basin on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.