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ICAO CO2 emission standards closer to adoption

ICAO CO2 emission standards closer to adoption

February 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

This week in Montreal, 170 international experts on the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) unanimously recommended new environmental standards on CO2 emissions produced by aircraft. The standard has taken six years of negotiation and technical work to come together. If adopted by ICAO’s 36-stateRead More

WCS Preview: The value of air cargo

WCS Preview: The value of air cargo

February 10, 2016 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

As we put a challenging 2015 behind us and look forward to 2016, work here in IATA naturally focuses on preparations for the 10th World Cargo Symposium (WCS). The theme we have chosen for this year’s event in Berlin is “the value of air cargo.” This is a wide rangingRead More

North American auto industry demand boosts Nippon Express

North American auto industry demand boosts Nippon Express

February 10, 2016 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

Frequent shipments of automotive parts, paired with lower fuel costs, helped Japan-based forwarder Nippon Express Co. generate US$328 million in operating profit for the April-December 2015 period, which was up 12 percent, compared to last year, and its highest operating profit ever in the nine-month period. Sales were an estimatedRead More

Symetrica introduces handheld radiation detector

Symetrica introduces handheld radiation detector

February 10, 2016 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Symetrica, a company that specializes in radiation detection and identification, has created a handheld radiation detector that is being used by many European customs authorities and may soon be introduced to other aviation markets. Called the VeriFinder, the unit is designed to scan inaccessible areas, “which is an essential newRead More

BDP bullish on Egypt

BDP bullish on Egypt

February 10, 2016 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Privately owned logistics and transportation services company, BDP International, is opening a Cairo office this month. The new office will be overseen by country manager, Emad Tawfik. The office will provide a range of services for the chemical/petrochemical, healthcare, energy, retail and automotive sectors,including ocean and air export and import,Read More

XPO sheds seven Con-way terminals

XPO sheds seven Con-way terminals

February 9, 2016 at 8:07 pm 0 comments

Since XPO’s acquisition of Con-way in October 2015, XPO has decided to keep the truckload shipping business unit, which had been for sale, according to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal. Con-way mainly operated less-than-truckload (LTL) service, where it would combine orders from multiple customers in each truck,Read More

Cargo Chat: How ANA Cargo intends to get to its ‘next stage’

Cargo Chat: How ANA Cargo intends to get to its ‘next stage’

February 9, 2016 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

ANA Cargo is not the company it once was. That’s because in October 2013, ANA Cargo became ANA Cargo Inc., a stand-alone company, wholly owned by ANA Holdings Inc., the parent of All Nippon Airways. This subtle change in corporate governance is important. It has precipitated significant alterations at ANARead More

Kalitta to diversify with 767 freighters

Kalitta to diversify with 767 freighters

February 8, 2016

Kalitta Air relies on a fleet of 747 freighters for the long-haul flights it is known for, carrying large payloads, including heavy machinery, delicate medical equipment, perishable foods and even livestock. So what’s with the 767s the cargo carrier is now purchasing? 767s may be the go-to freighters for theRead More

Emerging Myanmar will require patience

Emerging Myanmar will require patience

February 5, 2016

After more than two decades of isolation, the nation of Myanmar is moving back into the international market. As this Southeast Asian country makes cautious steps towards democracy, the forwarding industry is watching – and waiting – for opportunities to turn Myanmar into the region’s next logistics powerhouse. For some logisticsRead More

WCS Preview: The value of air cargo

WCS Preview: The value of air cargo

February 10, 2016

As we put a challenging 2015 behind us and look forward to 2016, work here in IATA naturally focuses on preparations for the 10th World Cargo Symposium (WCS). The theme we have chosen for this year’s event in Berlin is “the value of air cargo.” This is a wide rangingRead More