One of the major blows that the Covid-19 imposed was to the supply and the transport. However that didn’t affect everyone. Some stood out for the endurance, the strategic thinking, the speed of reaction and the expansion of their activities.
One of the companies that operated in a positive way is UTC International Transport S.A., which has been active in the field of air transport of merchandise of all kinds.
In a situation with unprecedented difficulties, with fierce and often unfair competition, in 2020 UTC excelled as it was in the first place among the top 10 transport companies – members of IATA in Greece! This achievement becomes even more valuable if we consider that in 2020, due to the restrictions imposed to control the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a reduction in exports of 30% – 35%.
The company specializes in the transport of fresh fish, as it occupies staff with high knowledge in the transport of perishable products. As a matter of fact, they have been active in fishery since 1989.
The volume of the products managed by UTC is so large and their perishable nature so significant, that as a company it operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It collaborates with transport companies-freight forwarders of international prestige all over the world and covers the whole range of transport (air, road, sea) achieving the lowest possible cost. As a result, today UTC transports 99% of fresh fish from Greece abroad.
UTC, which was founded by a team of high skilled executives in the field of cargo transportation, is based in Athens, at “Eleftherios Venizelos” airport, and is involved in several activities than fishery. In fact:
- It boasts 11 different areas of transport specialization in all their stages, ranging from works of art and goods of high value (jewelry, precious stones, watches, etc.) and high sensitivity products (food, pets, etc.) to spare parts and supplies for ship.
- Its clientele includes companies which are active in 18 different fields – some with an important presence and others with a leading role.
- Its customers develop business activities in 10 countries (Greece, Cyprus, the USA, Dubai, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Hong Kong).
Ultimately, UTC plays a leading role in supporting and promoting the extroversion of the Greek economy. As its president noted in September 2020, “increasing exports and strengthening the extroversion of the economy helps its development, and therefore the country’s prosperity. We have to understand at some point that there cannot be growth only with tourism and unfortunately the latest events with the Covid-19 crisis confirm it “.