ANA Cargo delivers Japanese food
Changi Airport Group (CAG) welcomed the arrival of ANA Cargo’s inaugural flight from Okinawa, Japan, a new freighter city link for Changi Airport.
ANA Cargo will operate six weekly Okinawa-Singapore-Tokyo Narita services, using a Boeing 767-300F aircraft.
ANA Cargo hopes this new service will widen distribution channels for fresh Japanese food products to Singapore and its neighboring markets. ANA Cargo will also be able to tap on temperature-controlled facilities at Changi to extend the cold supply chain for perishables and pharmaceuticals, as well as increase transshipment cargo loads to Southeast Asia and South Asia.
“We are delighted to welcome ANA Cargo’s new freighter service to Singapore,” said James Fong, CAG’s assistant vice president for cargo and logistics development. “While the outlook for the global airfreight sector remains flat, this is an example of CAG’s commitment in partnering our airline partners to explore new opportunities and stimulate growth in niche cargo segments as well as overall traffic to emerging economies in the region.”
ANA Cargo recently relocated its Asia cargo office from Hong Kong to Singapore. In 2013, cargo carried by ANA Cargo to and from Singapore grew 53 percent compared to 2012.
“Earlier this year, CAG also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Okinawa Prefectural Government to promote tourism, trade exchange and strengthen the aviation network between Okinawa and Singapore,” Fong said. “We share a common interest, and we will continue to work with both the government and the airline to promote Singapore as a travel and trade hub for Okinawa.”