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Power 25 2021: Martin Drew, Managing Director Cargo and Logistics, Etihad Aviation Group, Ranks 16

Responsible for the entire Etihad Cargo business, as well as Etihad Secure Logistics, Drew has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and has been with Etihad for more than 15 years, working across various senior positions.

Drew most recently headed Etihad Airways’ global sales organisation across Europe and Americas, and previously served as Vice President Cargo at Jet Airways, after nine years with Etihad Cargo where he held various senior positions between 2005 and 2014.

Under Drew’s leadership, in January, Etihad Cargo achieved 87% on-time-performance (OTP) during 2020 – ahead of its 85% target and despite a significant increase in flight utilisation.

The carrier has also tied up with two technology partners to offer integrated booking and digital solutions.

By leveraging WiseTech’s logistics execution platform, CargoWise, Etihad Cargo will seamlessly integrate with the world’s leading logistics providers who rely on CargoWise to carry out end-to-end logistics activities.

“Now, more than ever, it is essential for the air cargo industry to accelerate its embrace of digital technologies. Etihad Cargo is carefully selecting partners to enhance customer experiences and streamline booking processes to provide additional convenience,” Drew said.

Its partnership with CargoAi will elevate its API accessibility for freight forwarders as part of its digitalisation strategy. From August, all aspects of the company’s offer of capacity – including rates, schedules, quotations, and bookings – have been made available via the platform.