Trio of Menzies teams takes cargo to new high

24 June 2020

The Australian government recently announced an AUD110 million International Freight Assistance Mechanism to help the supply chain recover following the coronavirus crisis. The stimulus is designed to help Australia export to key overseas markets, with return flights importing vital medical supplies.

Menzies’ cargo teams in Brisbane, Melbourne and Los Angeles won the cargo handling contracts for Virgin Australia’s charter programme, created to support the IFAM between Australia and the USA.

In each of the three locations, Menzies has responded quickly by helping Virgin Australia in setting up the charter programme, keeping safe and compliant and maximising the cargo loads. Virgin Australia, and their customers, have been deeply impressed by Menzies, and have invited us to partner with them as they expand the schedule and grow their cargo business.

Cargo Special Projects Manager, Andrew Tonna, says; “Once again, our hardworking team have shown their ability to adapt, their high level of knowledge and their pride – with the result that opportunities for additional business, albeit in a new way of operating, are opening up.”