April 29 - Hunt & Palmer Cargo Charters has expanded its specialist air cargo network with the appointment of Wexco Group as its general sales agent (GSA) for Australia and New Zealand.

Wexco provides representation services to both major freighter and passenger airlines, and small carriers around the world. Its cargo charter arm is particularly strong in handling the movement of unusual, specialised and outsize loads.

"This announcement comes at a time when the Australian air freight market is continuing to make gains within the air charter sector in terms of demand for mining, livestock and event cargo," said Jamie Peters, director of Hunt & Palmer Cargo.

The move is part of Hunt & Palmer's growth strategy for its cargo charter business and the company has already signed agreements with GSAs in Japan, North America and Benelux.