SEKO Logistics Appoints New VP Global Airfreight
Mr. Shawn Richard has been appointed to the newly formed position of Vice President Global Airfreight for SEKO Logistics. The position was created to due to the increase in cross-border e-commerce which now accounts for 50% of the companies airfreight volumes coupled with the extra demand for their domestic and international airfreight solutions as well as notable increases in the demand for Final Mile.
Mr. Richard will report to the Chief Commercial Officer Americas for SEKO Terry Unrein, Mr. Richard and his management teams will be responsible for maximizing air carrier utilization on a global scale and driving forward international procurement for the company.
About the appointment, Terry Unrein said: “SEKO’s roots are in airfreight but the real significance today is how it is driving the growth of our cross-border e-commerce business and encouraging us to introduce home delivery products like our new Airfreight+ Final Mile service in North America. This comes at a time when our traditional omnichannel and white glove business are increasing our domestic and international heavyweight airfreight volumes and exceeding our expectations. This is leading to some very interesting conversations with carriers that can see the growth we’re generating and want to be part of it. 2018 is already on track to be a record year for our airfreight volumes so having Shawn leading our Global Air strategy and developing our airline partnerships is perfect timing given his broad experience and, especially, his cross-border experience, which is key for us.”
He further commented: “This is a great time to be joining SEKO Logistics. Our focus on airfreight has never been greater and we are a leader in a part of the market where airlines also see great growth potential, notably cross-border e-commerce. The fact that SEKO has a fast-growing client base of retailers and e-tailers – as well as in other industries such as automotive, aerospace, energy, medical, technology and tradeshows and events – means we’re looking to build stronger relationships with forward-thinking airline partners that want to talk to us.”