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Asia-Pacific airlines show modest recovery in cargo

Asia-Pacific airlines show modest recovery in cargo

August 29, 2016 at 9:56 pm 0 comments

Air cargo markets in the Asia-Pacific region are growing, albeit slowly, according to preliminary traffic figures for the month of July, recently released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). Member airlines’ cargo volumes grew by 3.9 percent, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs). In spite of a 3.4Read More

Lufthansa Cargo’s Monika Wiederhold to speak at ELEVATE 2016

Lufthansa Cargo’s Monika Wiederhold to speak at ELEVATE 2016

August 29, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

We are thrilled to announce that Monika Wiederhold, Vice President of Product Management and Innovation for Lufthansa Cargo, will speak at the premiere of Air Cargo World’s ELEVATE 2016 Conference on Oct. 10 at the Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel. Wiederhold, who has been working jointly with the RocketSpace co-working serviceRead More

HUB logistics to automate €80-million Finnair Cargo terminal [VIDEO]

HUB logistics to automate €80-million Finnair Cargo terminal [VIDEO]

August 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

Finnair has chosen HUB logistics to automate its new €80-million COOL Nordic Cargo facility at Helsinki Airport. The 37,000-square-meter warehouse opens May 2017, with HUB logistics Finland spending the remaining eight months ensuring a smooth transition and optimized usage of the automated terminal. The agreement also signals the end ofRead More

Drewry suggests modest July recovery in air cargo prices

Drewry suggests modest July recovery in air cargo prices

August 29, 2016 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

Airfreight rates have recovered slightly since this May’s dismal numbers, according to the latest East-West Air Freight Price Index from Drewry. Rates rose 1 index point between June and July, to reach 86.8 points. July’s index shows airfreight prices rising to US$2.82 per kilogram, compared with $2.78 per kilogram aRead More

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Aeroflot freight recovers, on strength of domestic market

August 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

Aeroflot is back in the black, after cutting costs and seeing a rise in passenger numbers. On the cargo side, however, the results were mixed, with international freight down 1.7 percent, year-over-year, to 45,863 tonnes for the first seven months of 2016. July was especially grim, with tonnage down 8.9Read More

Relic flies into boneyard with great fanfare (and its not an MD-80) [VIDEO]

Relic flies into boneyard with great fanfare (and its not an MD-80) [VIDEO]

August 26, 2016 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

KLM Cargo transported a rare skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex from the United States to the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in the Netherlands this week, with cameras on hand to capture the airborne dinosaur. The fossilized beast, nicknamed Trix, weighs around 6,000 kilograms – having shed an impressive 3,000 kilos followingRead More

Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul cargo hub awarded CEIV certification

Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul cargo hub awarded CEIV certification

August 26, 2016 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul Atatürk Airport cargo hub has been awarded the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification. Turkish Airlines Cargo hopes to leverage its CEIV certification to compete in a crowded cargo market. Turkish Cargo tonnage carried in the firstRead More

Freight only weak division during bumper FY2016 at Qantas

Freight only weak division during bumper FY2016 at Qantas

August 26, 2016 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

Qantas’ results for fiscal year 2016 are out, and the airline’s cargo business still turned a profit – albeit less than the year before –  despite what CEO Alan Joyce called, “a tough cargo market.” Qantas Freight reported underlying EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of US$48.75 million, down 44Read More