ANS launches charter division
As part of the company’s 2011 expansion initiative, Airline Network Services (ANS) has established a charter division. Equipped to handle both full- and part-load charters transporting a wide range of goods out of North America, the ANS Charter Division will serve an international audience.
The charter division is closely affiliated with ANS’ headquarters at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and its satellite offices.
ANS CEO Jens Tubbesing said the ANS Charter Division expands freight-forwarding opportunities in the United States and Canada. He’s also confident in his company’s proficiency in providing this service since ANS employs advanced technologies and equipment to ensure sensitive freight is handled correctly.
“Many companies are not fully versed in the charter business, and we are there to take that level of complexity and concern away from them,” Tubbesing told Air Cargo World . “One-stop solution is the name.”
Although he admits that 2010 brought numerous economic challenges, Tubbesing predicts exponential growth in 2011, spearheaded by ANS’ expansion program. “Our expansion growth program is in full progress,” he revealed. What’s more, Tubbesing said the company's "investment in dedicated truck services from various offline points into major gateways is resulting in significantly improved transit times and service levels.”
In addition to growing its presence in North America, ANS is also increasing capacity in Brazil – a nation emerging as an airfreight hotspot.
Still, Tubbesing is quick to point out that ANS won’t abandon its primary market. “Our focus is not solely geared toward large international moves, but also to domestic and intra-Canada types of activities,” he told Air Cargo World . In fact, ANS is in the process of appointing a charter expert to serve the oil/gas market in Canada’s Edmonton/Calgary area.
To Tubbesing, these actions speak volumes about ANS’ growth potential. “Our team is poised to become a stable fixture among the various charter companies in North America,” he said. “We are grateful for the immediate support that we have received from so many parties already and look forward to building strong relationships with many over the upcoming months and years.”