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Cross Pollination

Cross Pollination

April 1, 2015 at 12:11 am 0 comments

In early March, a loaded 747-400 freighter, operated by Atlas Air on behalf of forwarding firm Panalpina, pushed back from the gate in Hunstville, Alabama, and took off at sunset, full of ma­chine parts from the American Midwest. It was the inaugural flight of Panalpina’s twice-weekly “Brazil Wings” main-deck serviceRead More

AF-KLM Cargo; from here to obscurity

AF-KLM Cargo; from here to obscurity

March 31, 2015 at 11:45 pm 0 comments

Where did it all go wrong for Air France-KLM Cargo? The short answer probably is, “from Day One.” That’s when the cargo divisions of two of Europe’s strongest airlines became allied as part of a grand merger between Air France and KLM. That was more than a decade ago, inRead More

Air Partner partners with AirCargoGroup

March 31, 2015 at 11:22 pm 0 comments

Air Partner, which charters aircraft for governments, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, has formed a strategic partnership with AirCargoGroup (ACG), an association of neutral airfreight wholesalers and consolidators. Under the terms of the agreement, Air Partner will be a preferred vendor and associate partner, and will consult ACG group members onRead More

Consolidated Shipping celebrates 20 years

March 31, 2015 at 11:11 pm 0 comments

Consolidated Shipping Group, the Dubai-based network agent for the Famous Pacific Shipping Group of independent forwarders and consolidators in seven countries, celebrated its twentieth anniversary this month. This milestone was marked by a three-day series of conferences and meetings, a gala dinner and a golf event, and  continued in neighboringRead More

Early 2015 airfreight demand strong for Asia-Pacific

Early 2015 airfreight demand strong for Asia-Pacific

March 31, 2015 at 10:25 pm 0 comments

The late timing of the Chinese New Year (Feb. 19) and the bottlenecks from the West Coast port crisis in the United States may have played havoc with the last two months’ worth of airfreight data, skewing numbers to unnaturally high and low traffic figures in most regions of theRead More

Etihad unveils thermal ULD cool chain service

Etihad unveils thermal ULD cool chain service

March 31, 2015 at 9:39 pm 0 comments

The importance of temperature control in shipping pharmaceuticals cannot be understated. But despite the use of high-tech cool-chain airport facilities, there is a potential weak point in every pharma supply chain, where ULDs leave cool-chain storage facilities and sit on the tarmac before being loaded into aircraft. To ensure theRead More

South African Airways flying to Abu Dhabi

South African Airways flying to Abu Dhabi

March 30, 2015 at 10:21 pm 0 comments

Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed the arrival of South African Airways’ inaugural flight from Johannesburg to the UAE’s capital. The maiden flight, which was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute, marks the beginning of SAA frequencies to Abu Dhabi International Airport, with the carrier offering daily direct flights betweenRead More

Cross Pollination

Cross Pollination

April 1, 2015

In early March, a loaded 747-400 freighter, operated by Atlas Air on behalf of forwarding firm Panalpina, pushed back from the gate in Hunstville, Alabama, and took off at sunset, full of ma­chine parts from the American Midwest. It was the inaugural flight of Panalpina’s twice-weekly “Brazil Wings” main-deck serviceRead More

South African Airways flying to Abu Dhabi

South African Airways flying to Abu Dhabi

March 30, 2015

Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed the arrival of South African Airways’ inaugural flight from Johannesburg to the UAE’s capital. The maiden flight, which was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute, marks the beginning of SAA frequencies to Abu Dhabi International Airport, with the carrier offering daily direct flights betweenRead More

Cross Pollination

Cross Pollination

April 1, 2015

In early March, a loaded 747-400 freighter, operated by Atlas Air on behalf of forwarding firm Panalpina, pushed back from the gate in Hunstville, Alabama, and took off at sunset, full of ma­chine parts from the American Midwest. It was the inaugural flight of Panalpina’s twice-weekly “Brazil Wings” main-deck serviceRead More