Mahe Shipping and Air Seychelles Cargo have successfully handled their first joint transhipment cargo. This invloved an extremely cargo sea to air consignment delivered in a 40 foot container to Air Seychelles Cargo in a 40ft container, with more than four tons of fabric transported by sea to Seychelles originating from Madagascar. The cargo was destined for onward shipment by air to Texas, USA via Doha.
Juliette Pascal, Head of Cargo Operations at Air Seychelles commented, “For this new facilitation, we are indeed amazed by the collective efforts of all stakeholders’ and staff members across the business for their assistance. This new movement of international transshipment has not only given impetus significance to Air Seychelles Cargo, but it has also shown the capabilities of the team in going the extra mile to meet the needs of customers.”
Andy Gobine, Head of Project Cargo and Sea Freight Export at Mahe Shipping who led the exercise, noted the success in how the cargo was handled and commented: “Mahe Shipping Company Limited always strives to deliver the best and most efficient service to its customers. Whilst there are other variables relevant for choice of transshipment, today's operation has shown that Seychelles as a destination can also be used as a gateway to facilitate cargo and container connections. The results of today’s operation will be replicated, noting the sensitivity of air cargo transshipment, to time rather than monetary costs, as we continue to deliver the best service to our clients."
The full joint press release can be downloaded here.