Qantas Signs 5 Year Mail Business Deal with Toll Group
25th Jun 2015
Qantas has penned a five-year-deal with the Toll Group to carry express packages and other mail throughout Australia. In addition to this, the Australian carrier has also extended its contract with Australian Post for five more years.
Earlier this year, Toll Group was purchased by Japan Post for AUS$6.7 billion. Toru Takahashi, Chief Executive Officer and president of Japan Post said they are looking forward to working with Toll Group, as it will help Japan Post put itself ahead as a top international logistics player.
Takahashi also said:
"We regard Toll as a great partner and teacher in the field of global logistics, especially in the areas of forwarding and contract logistics. By leveraging each other's strengths we aim to become a leading company in the very competitive global logistics industry."
Qantas International CEO Comments on the Two New Deals
Qantas International and Freight CEO Gareth Evans commented on the two new deals, saying:
"We're proud to be chosen as Australia Post's exclusive provider of air freight in the domestic market. It's a relationship that we've built up over decades and we're glad to see it continue. We are also really pleased to be working without r new major client Toll to offer the business increased air freight capacity which will complement their existing freighter aircraft."
"These strategic alliances combine Qantas' unrivalled domestic network with the biggest freight customers in the country to deliver seamless freight, parcel and mail services for Australia."
Qantas Freight has a fleet of 13 freighters operating on both domestic and international routes.
Virgin Australia Ends Toll Group Partnership, Starts Its Own Freight Business
Toll Group will also be ending its relationship with another Australian airline, Virgin Australia. Their deal ends on 30th June. Virgin Australia has already announced that it will start its own cargo-related service beginning on 1st July this year.
Virgin Australia Cargo executive, Merren Arthur said:
"Virgin Australia will now actively complete in the domestic and short haul international cargo market for the first time."