This is who we are: Team Shanghai

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In the busy lead-up to the Chinese New Year, our team in Shanghai take a time-out to wish our readers a happy and prosperous Year of the Snake: She Nian Ji Xiang!

Meet Finnair Cargo’s team in Shanghai. 

Who: Tomi Asikainen
What: Sales Director, Greater China and Oceania
Years with Finnair Cargo: 23

"I have worked with Finnair Cargo in London, Frankfurt, and now in Shanghai. One of my most enjoyable duties has been setting up new offices, recruiting professional staff, and opening new destinations such as Chongqing last year and Xi’an later this year."

 

Travel tip:
"Take a stroll around the historic, tree-lined French Concession and enjoy the hustle and bustle of Yongkang Road, where you will be spoilt for choice for food and drinks."

Who: Doris Chen
What: Cargo Sales Manager
Years with Finnair Cargo: 7

"Shanghai aims to become a top world transportation hub in the near future. The main products we handle are high-tech, fabrics and food. My role is hunting for potential customers and making sure every step moves forward profitably."

 

Travel tip:
"Take high tea on the 87th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Centre. For a relaxed day, visit Yuyuan Garden and enjoy local food such as steamed dumplings.  Autumn is the best season to visit us."


Who:Evelyn Zhou
What: Key Account Manager
Years with Finnair Cargo: 6

"I work closely with clients to ensure their needs are met properly. Most goods shipped from Pudong to Helsinki are mobile phones, laptops and IT components, mostly destined for Russia.  The most interesting shipment we ever handled was a collection of puppets for the Shanghai Puppet Theatre."

 

Travel tip:
"Don’t miss the special architecture of old Shanghai in the crafts commune of Tianzifang. Many famous Chinese artists used to work there. It's also a great place for shopping and eating."


Who: Fiona Zhuang
What: Customer Service Supervisor
Years with Finnair Cargo: 7

"We operate passenger flights to Helsinki daily. My role is to optimize capacity, maintain good communication with our clients, and provide top service quality. The New York-Helsinki-Shanghai freighter launch in 2011 was an unforgettable experience – we were all so excited to see the flight take off after a sleepless night!"

 

Travel tip:
"Shanghai Disney is currently under construction. I hope you all bring your kids to visit when it opens for business at the end of 2015!"


Who: Eric Liu
What: Operation Supervisor
Years with Finnair Cargo: 7

"My task is to monitor loading and offloading procedures with our handling partner and ensure that all capacity is optimized. Chinese economic activity is a good opportunity for Finnair’s west-bound routes. Finnish, eastern and western cultures are all very different. Culture fusing is the most interesting and challenging part of my work."

 

Travel tip:
"There is a little town called Zapu near Shanghai. If you have golden-blue eyes, everyone you meet will bid you ‘welcome’ in Chinese or English."


Who: David Liu
What: Operation Agent
Years with Finnair Cargo: 6

"My job is to supervise our ground handing agent and ensure that all Finnair safety and quality procedures are observed. We shipped a lot of Christmas goods to Europe last year, although China’s labour costs are rising."

 

Travel tip:
"Come join the Lunar New Year festivities. Everybody lets off firecrackers and fireworks when the New Year’s bell rings. ‘Happy New Year’ in Chinese is xin nian kuai le (新年快乐)."


Who: Gong Wen/Julie Gong
What: Customer Service Agent
Years with Finnair Cargo: 1

"I am a relatively new member of the team. I previously worked in a freight forwarder company. My new job offers more challenges. We mostly ship Chinese-made electronic devices and IT components to the EU."

 

Travel tip:
"When night falls, a cruise on Huangpu River offers an excellent view of the famous colonial-era buildings that make up the Shanghai waterfront, known as the Bund."


Who: Qian En Jie/Jessica Qian
What: Customer Service Agent
Years with Finnair Cargo: 1

"I arrange cargo space for every outgoing flight and handle invoicing functions alternately. I also answer customer inquiries regarding space, schedules and irregularities. Using the office communicator is an effective way to contact other stations and give fast responses."

 

Travel tip:
"Wei Xiang Zhai is a small, but wonderful old restaurant that serves very yummy noodles. It’s always packed, so the best time to visit is in the afternoon. Address: No.14 Yan Dang Road, Lu Wan district."


Text by Silja Kudel

Published February 11, 2013

Category: Finnair Cargo

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