Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

IAG targets trucking networks with EuroConnector

IAG Cargo has launched EuroConnector – a time-definite service that uses its short-haul network to ship freight into, around and out of Europe.

It is targeting businesses that currently rely on truck networks when connecting globally to or from Europe with the offer of a “simply-priced” tariff.

The service is available for shipments of less that 300kg and connects to the 114 European destinations on IAG Cargo’s network. It will delivery cargo within either 24 or 48 hours.

The launch has been timed to coincide with peak business demand in the run up to Christmas.

Booking cut-off times range from two to six hours depending on whether the cargo is loose or intact. EuroConnector 24 also offers a performance guarantee.

All routings are via Heathrow, Gatwick, Madrid or Barcelona, and are serviced by some 6,000 weekly flights on the IAG Cargo European network.

“Innovative services such as EuroConnector will prove hugely important to our continued long-term success; improving capacity utilisation and helping us grow market share,” said IAG Cargo chief Steve Gunning.