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TUI signs TCM contract with ECS

Posted 5 February 2019 · Add Comment

TUI and ECS Group have signed a Total Cargo Management (TCM) contract, marking a turning point in TUI's cargo branch development strategy.

TUI includes five airlines, owns 150 aircraft, serves over 300 destinations in 75 countries and operates an average of more than 3,300 flights a week. Its network and market presence mean that it can expect significant cargo activity and rapid exponential growth. With an integrated sales network (90% of the TUI network is covered by ECS sales offices) and its strong business partnerships, ECS Group intends to build on the company's potential.

This partnership paves the way for one of the largest sales networks in the industry. As well as a large number of destinations, ECS Group aims to develop a high-quality interlines offering beyond TUI’s main hubs. This is one of TUI’s main strengths, with three main hubs in Florida, the Caribbean/Dominican Republic and Mexico (Cancún) that will serve as links between Europe, Central America and Latin America. It also connects Asia and Africa, particularly North Africa, with a significant number of links in Morocco and Europe.

“TUI has enormous potential in terms of air freight, and we’re honoured to be able to represent them when it comes to cargo,” said Adrien Thominet, CEO of ECS Group. “Just like us, TUI has a truly worldwide presence. Together, we have a unique, exceptional and complementary network. It’s a winning combination. And we fully intend to use all our expertise to give TUI the role it deserves in the air freight industry – the role of a major and essential player.”

Through this contract, ECS Group intends to represent both TUI and the company’s entirely separate Cargo identity. Via its TCE by ECS Group structure, a newly created department that is dedicated solely to managing TCM contracts, ECS Group will provide Interlines solutions, fully dedicated Business Intelligence tools, customised communications and management of all security, quality and safety aspects – all orchestrated by a newly formed team of experts.

Transporting its cargo using a 150-strong fleet, primarily B787s for long-haul flights, TUI offers a wide range of services and products, including TUI Pets, TUI Mail, TUI e-commerce, General Cargo, Perishables, AOG and HUM.


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