Freight forwarder UTC Overseas has launched a dedicated airfreight division based in Frankfurt, Germany.


Source: UTC Overseas. 15/03/2024

The division will be led by Jan Riksen, branch manager and head of airfreight, and will report into Sven Schnake, managing director of UTC Overseas GmbH. The airfreight division aims to serve customers with oversized and overweight freight and general cargo shipments on all continents.

Riksen said: “We will build on existing synergies within our network, and with this expertise in-house, we will be well-positioned to expand our reach. With an extensive worldwide office network to support this new division, UTC can handle shipments on six continents, offering personalised solutions and quick response times.”

UTC Overseas Air Freight is IATA-licensed and will tailor transport plans to meet customers’ needs, offering door-to-door management on all major routes internationally.

Working alongside this group is Sebastian Stahl, senior vice president global airfreight. Stahl has over 30 years of experience in industrial project logistics, including air chartering, and large-scale tonnage airfreight. He added: “The group can lend their expertise and guidance on chartering, loading aircraft, negotiating rates, and securing proper registrations. This knowledge and expertise will help to propel UTC to the next level in the air freight market.”