Air Canada enlists RFS company
In a two-year contract with Air Canada Cargo, the Wallenborn Group has agreed to provide road feeder services (RFS) to more than 40 airports in 14 European and Scandinavian countries.
According to Air Canada, the carrier went the RFS route in order to "optimize total costs, achieve clear and transparent cost structures and provide benefits through network leveraging opportunities." Wallenborn's operational structure also adheres to Cargo 2000 and guidelines from the Transported Asset Protection Association.
"Our use of leading security systems and specialist driver training enables us to not only protect cargo moving in the supply chain but to also provide real-time tracking and updates at any point of the transportation process,” Frantz Wallenborn, group president at Wallenborn Group, said in a statement.
In a March interview for Air Cargo World , Wallenborn's Jason Breakwell explained that a carrier's move away from servicing multiple hubs toward using road feeder services is not all about saving money. “It does not work like that any more, and I think we can be can be credited with turning that concept round,” Breakwell said. “Today, we work closer than ever with our customers, and the focus is on how we can build and develop long-term relationships, rather than just looking to drive down costs.”