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PERSONNEL CHANGES IN CSA CARGO

As of 1 September 2002, Mrs. Anna Vyskocilová moved from the Sales Department to the Export/Operations department. Mrs. Marcela Salamounova was appointed the head of the Export instead of Mrs. Vera Schwarzova. As of 16 September, a new employee, Mr. Michal Proucil is joining the Sales Department.


TRANSPORT ON CSA CHARTER FLIGHTS

During the summer season, CSA offers transport capacity on its charter flights to Greece. Detailed information on destinations, timetables and prices may be obtained from the Sales Department (at tel.+420 220 115333,+420 22011 3046), where your consignments may be booked as well.


VAL/VUN CONSIGNMENTS

We recommend the shippers of valuable consignments VAL and VUN to book such good for morning flights especially. Evening and night flights may experience handling problems at destinations.


BOOKING STATISTICS “FLOWN AS BOOKED“

As of August 2002, we regularly monitor so called “flown as booked“ statistics. It is a number of consignments sent on CSA flights in accordance with their booking, related to the total number of booked consignments. The first monitored month it was 92,6 %, for consignments from Prague 96 %.
Very soon we will regularly publish this quality indicator on our www.csacargo.cz website.


DGR TRANSPORT TO THE USA

With immediate effect, according to the American government order, all dangerous goods consignments to the USA carried on a single flight may contain max. 25kg of dangerous goods and at the same time 75kg of non-flammable gas only. It is also applicable to OK 050 PRG-JFK flight.
We believe you can understand this restriction and will take it into account when booking your consignments to the USA.


EXTENSION OF THE EQUATION

The list of destinations where express consignments may be sent is again longer! We added the following destinations: BRQ, BUH, CAI, LCA, LJU, TLV, YTO, YUL and ZAG.
We also recommend a brand new presentation at www.equation. cz, where all information on our express product may be found.


BAR CODES IN EXPORT

Bar code readers were introduced for export and that is why we would like to request you to use bar codes when printing labels. Readers make consignment reading easier and reduce mishandling.
If you have any technical questions regarding bar code printing, please contact Mr. Petr Strnad at +420 22011 3468 , who will give you all necessary information.


CSA HANDLES URAL AIRLINES

We would like to inform all Ural Airlines (U6) customers that from 2 September CSA starts providing it with handling services. Booking of consignments continues through U6 office (phone +420 22011 5426).


TRANSPORT OF LIVE ANIMALS (AVI)

We would like to request all customers sending live animals to observe the following provision. Only one animal species may be accepted on a single flight operated by airbus A 310, i.e. for example just dogs. And on multi-sector flights as is for example PRG-KWI-DXB, AVI consignments to one of the destinations only may be accepted.
All customers sending AVI should submit the documents (certificates) in 2 copies + 1 original. Use of CSA Cargo copying machine is not included in the charges.


COOPERATION WITH CARGOLUX

From 1 August, we also provide handling services to Cargolux International Airlines (CV).


CONSOLIDATED CONSIGNMENTS TO CAIRO AND NEW YORK

Customs authorities of the above stations require 2 free copies of consolidation manifests attached to AWBs. Our customers are kindly requested to submit the copies.


CONSIGNMENT TRACKING FOR PRG-DXB-PRG

We are happy to inform you about improved tracking of consignments on CSA flights to/via Dubai. Individual consignments may be tracked at www.csacargo.cz website or our Sales Department can inform you at +420 22011 5333.


A NEW DESTINATION - COLOMBO

CSA is introducing operation to Colombo, Sri Lanka, as of 29 October 2002 for the period of the winter timetable. The connection is provided two times a week (Tuesday and Friday) by A 310 airplane. Departure from Prague is at 13:10, arrival at Colombo at 5:20 the following morning.


Please find enclosed new ICAO/IATA regulations for dangerous goods senders.
We are attaching the original.

 

CARGO NEWS IN ELECTRONIC FORM

If you are interested in obtaining Cargo News by e-mail, please send us your e-mail address and you will obtain the next edition of Cargo News in this way. Cargo News can also be sent to more than one e-mail address at your company. If you are not interested in obtaining Cargo News at all, please let us know as well, and we will remove your address from our database. In either case, please contact Ms. Gabriela Putova (phone +420 2 2011 3326, e-mail: gabriela.putova@csa.cz). We remind you at the same time, that there is an archive of older editions of Cargo News on the CSA Cargo Web site - www.csacargo.com

We are happy to inform you that Ms. Eva Pevná, Senior Sales Representative, is getting married on 4th July 2002. Her name thereafter will be Mrs. Eva Kacurova.

We wish all of our customers, business partners and employees, a beautiful summer and a very happy vacation time.

INFORMATION ON LUFTHANSA SHIPMENTS

We would like to inform you that CSA cannot provide you with any information regarding Lufthansa shipments, or the shipments of any other airlines that are not handled by CSA. Such requests need to be addressed to the airline that is providing the transport, or to its handling agent (Menzies, or the Czech Airport Authority). We are always ready however to answer all your questions regarding shipments handled by CSA.

 

LIVE-ANIMAL SHIPMENTS

We kindly ask all shippers who transport live animals to adhere strictly to IATA Live Animals Regulations (LAR), especially when filling the shipper's declaration in English (destination in English, name of animal in English and Latin). Shippers must mark the kind of animal on all labels and stalls and list a 24-hour contact name and number for the person responsible on both the AWB and the stall.

Regarding this issue, we advise our customers to buy IATA's Live Animals Regulations and to take the special course offered by the CSA Training Centre.
More information about the course is available from Ms. Barbora Laznová, phone: +420 2 2011 1426.
The course costs CZK 1 500, including DPH. More information about the LAR Manual is available from: Mr. Petr Èinátl, phone +420 2 2011 6378.

 

VETERINARY SERVICES AT PRAGUE-RUZYNE AIPORT

We would like to advise you about the change to the Prague-Ruzyne Airport Veterinary Station opening hours (valid from 1st July 2002):

Monday-Friday:                    7 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Public Holidays:   9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Outside of these opening hours, shipments of Live Animals, Perishable and Animal Raw Materials will not be handled. Arrivals of shipments that are subject to such veterinary control must be announced at least 24 hours in advance.
CSA, with the Czech Airport Authority and other organizations, will initiate activities with the veterinary services in order to re-establish emergency service at Prague-Ruzyne Airport in the near future.

 

CARGO TRANSPORTATION TO TUNIS

In cooperation with Travel Service (QS), CSA is able to offer the transport of shipments to Tunis during the summer season. To receive information about the current timetable and rates, please contact our Info Line, CSA Cargo, Sales Department - Tel: +420 2 2011 5333.

 

DESTINATION SPLIT

We are glad to be able to inform you that CSA is operating seasonal flights to Split from 21st May to 29th September 2002. The flight is operated by ATR aircraft every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and by Boeing 737 every Saturday beginning 22nd June 2002.

 

DESTINATION KUWAIT

We are pleased to inform you of the possibility of transporting your shipments to KWI. In the period from 14th June to 13th September 2002, CSA is operating flights to KWI with an Airbus 310 every Wednesday and Friday.

 

PAYMENT DISCIPLINE

Due to the transfer over to a new accounting system (Oracle - ERP) we do not exclude the possibility that penalty invoices may be automatically issued in the foreseeable future. Because of this, we would like to head off any possible inconvenience and at the same time, remind you to adhere to payment time-limits according to the Cooperation Agreement, which is an integral part of the Agent Agreement.


EQUATION

CSA is broadening its offer of Equation to new destinations. Now, you can send Equation shipments to the following destinations: ATH, BCN, BHX, TXL, BTS, CGN, CDG, DUS, FRA, HAJ, HAM, HEL, JFK, KSC, LHR, MAD, MAN, MUC, OSR, RIX, SKG, STR, STN, and WAW. During the next couple of weeks, this product will be offered to most destinations in our network.

Equation means the express handling of your shipment, there is guaranteed shipping on a required flight and a money back guarantee if standards have not been met.


 

WEIGHT DIFFERENCES ON JCDS AND AWBS

Due to increased occurrences of weight differences shown on export shipment JCDs and AWBs, we kindly ask you to pay greater attention to the declared weight when filling in these documents. Shipments with a difference will not be accepted for transport unless there has been previous consultation with the customs office and everything has been confirmed.
In cases where there are weight differences, personal consultation with the customs office is necessary.
The customs office does not exclude the possibility of imposing sanctions for such differences. We believe that you will accept these measures, which have been taken in order to avoid any problems between the customs office, the airline and the shipper.



STAFF REORGANISATION

As of 1 April 2002, Mrs. Libuse Kralova was designated to be Cargo Operations Manager. At the same time, the new position of Operations Supervisor was established. This position will be managed in two shifts by Mr. Zdenek Duchacek and Mr. Pavel Kaczkowski. The main roles of these two supervisors will be to co-ordinate the whole cargo handling process, to keep a close eye on the quality level of the process, and to solve any problematic situations which may arise. You can reach the supervisors at phone number 0602 17 13 69 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. during weekdays, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. during weekends.

The position of Head of Warehouse will be managed by Mr. Dalibor Stahala only. The Function of Head of Imports will be done by Mrs. Libuse Budinska, and Head of Exports by Mrs. Vera Schwarzova.
All these changes have only one goal in mind -- to provide you, our customers, with the highest quality services possible.

 

MADRID and LONDON

We would like to remind you, that CSA will be operating Sunday flights to Madrid and London Heathrow using Airbus 310 as of 16 June 2002. You can obtain information about special price offers to those destinations from our Sales Department. Please call +420 2 2011 5333 for further information.

 

OPERATIONS TO VENICE AND COLOGNE

Since the end of March 2002, CSA has been operating regularly to Venice (daily, excluding Sundays, flight OK 734) and Cologne (daily, excluding Saturdays, flight OK 520). Both destinations will be operated by ATR 42.

 

KUWAIT

During the season from 14 June 2002 to 13 September 2002, flight OK 386 to Kuwait will be resumed on Wednesdays and Fridays. This destination will be operated by Airbus 310 and departure from Prague is at 5:20 p.m.

 

IATA MANUALS

We would like to inform you that you can order all IATA manuals, including the IATA Dangerous Regulations directly from IATA using the e-mail address: sales@iata.org. The order must contain the name of your company, a full mailing address, phone and fax numbers, the contact person, the title of the manual needed and the quantity.

 



RESULTS OF COOPERATING AGENCIES IN 2001

Contracting Agents

  1. Cechofracht
  2. Cargo Partner
  3. Danzas
  4. Schenker Logistic
  5. Expeditors
  6. Transped SOC
  7. ATS
  8. DM Cargo
  9. E.S.T.
  10. Franz Welz

Other forwarders

  1. Top Air Cargo
  2. Kingsfischer
  3. DBCZ
  4. SETTO
  5. Hellman PKZ
  6. Militzer & Münch
  7. Filmsped
  8. CT Cargo
  9. Traco Interlogistic
  10. Birkart CR

Integrators

  1. Inspekta - Fedex
  2. DHL
  3. TNT

NEW CSA DESTINATIONS

As of the summer timetable, CSA is flying to new destinations:

  • Cologne - Flight OK 520 departing 6 times a week at 8:55 p.m. (ATR aircraft)
  • Venice - Flight OK 734, departing every day at 2:05 p.m. (ATR aircraft)

 

PERSONNEL CHANGE IN SALES DEPARTMENT

Mrs. Naïa Rothova, who worked for CSA Cargo as a Senior Sales Representative, retired on 8. 2. 2002. Be sure that you can turn with confidence to our new Senior Sales Representative – Ms. Eva Pevná (phone 02/2011 3046). We wish them both the best of luck.

 

INVENTORY AT CSA CARGO WAREHOUSE

CSA Cargo is planning inventories at the following times: 27.3., 29.5., 31.7., 25.9. and 4.12.2002. On these days, due to operating reasons, it will be possible to pick up your import shipments only until 12:00 a.m.

 

EXTENDED CAPACITY FROM PRG TO DXB

We would like to remind you, that CSA has been using A-310-300 aircraft on Flight OK 388 since 1.3.2002. Because of this, we will be able to book more space for your consignments, an average of 3-5 tons.

 

“CHARGES COLLECT FEE”

Members of IATA (International Air Transport Association) agreed on a change to the Charges Collect Fee (CCA). Due to this fact, the charges collect fee for the Czech Republic and most other countries was increased to 5%. The minimum fee for the Czech Republic is CZK 300. This change is published in the IATA Tact Rules, February 2002 edition.

 

REDUCED PRICES FOR DOG STALLS

As of 15. 2. 2002, dog stalls sold by CSA Cargo will be less expensive:

  • medium stall (60x45x40cm) ... 1 899,- CZK (including 22 % tax)
  • large stall (100x65x70cm) ... 6 899,- CZK (including 22 % tax)

 

INTRODUCTION OF TIME MARKING ON AWBs

CSA cargo introduced time marking on AWBs when accepting your shipments for transportation in order to clearly see when your shipment was taken on.

 

DGR EXAMS FOR DIRECT CUSTOMERS AND NON-IATA AGENTS

To achieve uniformity among airlines, CSA will request, as of 1.5.2002 a “Dangerous Goods Awareness” certificate from direct customers, and non-IATA agents, who hand over dangerous goods for transport. A Dangerous Goods Awareness Certificate confirms basic knowledge of the conditions surrounding DGR transportation. To obtain this certificate you have to participate in a one-day course arranged by the CSA Training Centre. This course costs CZK 1,300. For further information, please contact Mr. Cinatl - ph. +420 2 2011 6378 or Mrs. Dubska - ph. +420 2 2011 2487.

 

CSA GALA EVENING

A CSA Gala Evening took place in the Diplomat Hotel on 14 February 2002 for the special occasion of announcing the top agents for CSA in the year 2001. The top three agencies were announced – one each from the following categories – passenger transportation, charters, and cargo transportation. Here are the top three cargo agents. 1. Cechofracht, 2. Cargo Partner, 3. Danzas.
The Blue Moon Band performed throughout the evening, and Jablonex fashion show took place. We would like to thank those of our customers who attended the Gala Evening, making it so successful by their presence.

 
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