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Forwarder launches Sri Lanka-East Midlands freighter

[ October 13, 2016   //   ]

US fashion fowarder Trinity Logistics has signed a deal with Etihad Cargo for a weekly wide-body freighter service from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Columbus, Ohio and on to East Midlands Airport in the UK.

Etihad Cargo operated several charter flights for Trinity Logistics over the summer, and has now signed a formal, long-term agreement.

Sri Lanka is a popular place to have manufacturing facilities for ethically conscious brands because of the way it embraces working conditions free of sweatshop practices such as child or forced labour. Many of its factories are LEED Platinum and Gold certified and follow international standards of recycling and waste management practices.

The new service will operate from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport with Etihad’s Boeing 777F and Boeing 747F aircraft, with maximum payloads of 103 tonnes and 140 tonnes respectively.

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