OAG Cargo Names AFIF as Regional Representative in Australia

Oct 13, 2010, 11:46 ET from OAG

SINGAPORE, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- OAG (www.oagcargo.com), the global leader in cargo decision support tools, announces the appointment of the Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF) as its regional representative in Australia. AFIF is the peak industry body representing the Australian International Freight Forwarding industry.

AFIF will be responsible for the promotion of OAG Cargo products and services to the Australian freight forwarding community. The partnership with OAG Cargo will help both parties leverage their respective strengths to better serve the freight forwarding community.

"AFIF is excited about the prospect of becoming the sales and marketing agent for OAG Cargo products and to help further develop their business in Australia," said Brian Lovell, CEO of AFIF. "The quality and functionality of the OAG Suite of products is well known to the industry and we look forward to providing excellent customer service for the mutual benefit of all concerned."

"We are delighted to have AFIF join our network of representatives; their management has extensive experience in the air cargo and freight forwarding industries, and a wide reach into the Australian market. AFIF will provide a strong local base for growing the OAG Cargo brand," said Mario M. Hardy, Vice President - Asia Pacific, OAG. "OAG Cargo has been present in the Australian market for over 25 years and we believe that there are opportunities for growth, especially in the area of cargo information."

About OAG

OAG (www.oag.com) provides the aviation industry's most accurate, single source of information for essential aviation data, analytics, marketing and consulting services, network planning and route development from its comprehensive airline Schedules, Fleet, Flight Status, MRO and Cargo Logistics database. OAG's airline schedules database holds future and historical flight details for over 1,000 airlines and more than 4,000 airports.

OAG is a UBM Aviation (www.ubmaviation.com) business, which recently added The Route Development Group's (RDG) highly respected Routes events -- including World Routes (The World Route Development Forum) -- and ASM consultancy business to our data and schedules business. Together, these established brands bring significant value to airline and airport communities around the world.

About AFIF

AFIF is the peak industry body in Australia representing the international air and sea cargo freight forwarders. Its mission is to attain uniform, high standards of professional conduct within the Forwarding Industry. To actively facilitate the development of more efficient Freight Forwarding services. To maintain & expand consultative relationships with various relevant Government authorities. To maintain & expand consultative relationships with industry service providers. For full information visit: www.afif.asn.au.