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Chapman Freeborn appoints ALS Portugal as exclusive agent for Portuguese market

Chapman Freeborn appoints ALS Portugal as exclusive agent for Portuguese market

Chapman Freeborn is delighted to announce that it has appointed ALS Portugal Aviation & Logistics Solutions Lda as its exclusive representative for the Portuguese market.

The aircraft charter specialist has worked closely with the management team of Cascais-based ALS Portugal for a number of years and the new agreement will give local customers greater access to worldwide air charter solutions.

ALS Portugal is a company that follows a Fifth Party Logistic Model (5PL) by organising and implementing comprehensive aviation and logistics services and guaranteeing appropriate solutions for the management of all phases of a network supply chain.

In addition to marketing Chapman Freeborn’s cargo charter expertise, ALS Portugal will also give local clients access to the company’s specialist on board courier (OBC) division and passenger air charter services.

Pierre Van Der Stichele, Director of Business Development at Chapman Freeborn, said:

“We’re delighted to be formalising our close working relationship with ALS Portugal. They share in common our focus on excellent customer service and we welcome the opportunity to enhance our coverage in the Portuguese market.”

Anthony Beirao, CEO of ALS Portugal, added:

"This is a very important step for ALS Portugal as we are partnering with the world’s leading aircraft charter provider. As a company they possess a proven reputation for competence and professionalism, and a client base that includes multinational companies, governments and humanitarian agencies, as well as private customers and respected figures in the world of entertainment.”

ALS Portugal - Aviation & Logistics Solutions Lda

ALS Portugal is a newly formed company, specialising in the field of aviation and logistics services. Based in Cascais, 30 kilometres west of Lisbon, the company’s managing partners offer extensive expertise in the cargo sector:

Anthony Beirao, CEO, has a logistics career spanning more than 30 years and has worked in a variety of senior positions in both the public and private sector. He offers expertise overseeing logistics projects and government contracts for cargo services in Portugal and worldwide.

Fernando Costa, Executive Director, is a former Air Force Colonel with extensive experience in the defence sector. He has planned and implemented military supply chain projects in support of forces in Afghanistan and Kosovo, as well coordinating airlift operations supporting the last presidential elections in Angola.

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering

Chapman Freeborn was established in the UK in 1973 and the group now comprises of over 30 offices around the world.

The company specialises in the charter and lease of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft for a wide ranging client base including major international organisations, NGOs, multinational corporations, governments, and a host of industries around the globe.

In addition to cargo charters and on board courier (OBC) services, Chapman Freeborn offers specialist passenger services including private jet and helicopter charters for executive travel and large aircraft for crew rotations and international group travel.

13th May 2014