Airports Company South Africa’s O.R. Tambo International Airport was
presented with the 2013 African Airport of the Year award for Airport Cargo
Excellence. The award was attained following a STAT TIMES online survey
conducted globally, over a month-long process, amongst varied air cargo industry
players totalling 42 000 voting readers.
Global champions of the Air
Cargo industry attended the glitzy dinner and award ceremony held at the
Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia, Johannesburg last night.
“On behalf of
staff, partners and all roleplayers who contribute daily to our operational
efficiency at cargo division, O.R. Tambo International Airport wishes to express
gratitude to all who voted for us in the STAT TIMES survey leading to us
receiving this distinguished accolade,” said Tebogo Mekgoe, General Manager of
O.R. Tambo International Airport.
STAT TIMES, an Integrated International Transport Media entity specialising
in the Air Cargo industry has been organising Air Cargo Africa exhibitions and
conferences around the world since 1986. This 2013 African instalment of the Air
Cargo event was held at Ekurhuleni’s Emperors Palace from 20 to 22 February
Mekgoe concluded, “With a logistics platform that moves more than
317,000 metric tons of cargo in and out of all our airports, O.R. Tambo
International Airport wishes to acknowledge the collaborative team effort by all
ACSA airports in South Africa, that has contributed to this proud achievement.
Though we also emphasise that we have not even yet begun to scratch the surface
in moving bulk air cargo across African regions, we appreciate that what
distinguishes our productivity, making our performance special, are our superb
levels of connectivity, accessibility, good location coupled with excellent air
linkages supported by a world-class port network infrastructure in South
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