Etihad Cargo launches new product for safe and secure electronics transportation

Etihad Cargo launches new product for safe and secure electronics transportation

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, has introduced a new product called SecureTech, which is dedicated to the safe and secure transportation of consumer electronics, such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and other devices powered by lithium batteries. SecureTech is the ninth addition to Etihad Cargo’s suite of premium products and services.

Transporting consumer electronics, especially those powered by lithium batteries, poses unique challenges for the air cargo industry. These products are high-value, fragile, time-sensitive, and potentially dangerous if not handled properly. They also require special packaging, labelling, and documentation to comply with the international regulations and standards.

SecureTech is designed to meet these challenges and provide a reliable and efficient solution for Etihad Cargo’s customers and partners. SecureTech offers enhanced security features, such as secure and controlled storage areas, constant surveillance, and restricted access. SecureTech also ensures that the products are transported in compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Batteries (CEIV Li-batt) certification, which Etihad Cargo recently achieved.

SecureTech responds to market demand and customer needs

SecureTech is launched in response to the growing global demand for consumer electronics transportation, which is driven by the increasing consumer demand and purchasing power, especially in the Asia Pacific region. According to the latest market data, the global air cargo market, valued at $200 billion in 2022, is expected to grow at a 5% CAGR through 2032, with consumer electronics being one of the key segments.

SecureTech also reflects Etihad Cargo’s commitment to innovation and customer service, as well as its alignment with the broader global air cargo market trends. SecureTech is strategically positioned to cater to the evolving needs and expectations of Etihad Cargo’s customers and partners, who require fast and secure delivery of their electronic products.

SecureTech strengthens Etihad Cargo’s position in the industry

SecureTech is the latest addition to Etihad Cargo’s suite of premium products and services, which include FreshForward, FlightValet, PharmaLife, and others. These products and services are tailored to meet the specific requirements of different types of cargo, such as perishables, vehicles, pharmaceuticals, and others. Etihad Cargo also offers a range of value-added services, such as charter solutions, express delivery, and e-commerce solutions.

SecureTech enhances Etihad Cargo’s expertise and capabilities in handling specialised cargo, and strengthens its position in the industry, especially in the fast-growing segment of consumer electronics transportation. Etihad Cargo’s customers and partners will be able to book SecureTech shipments from March 1, 2024.