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Chinese New Year boosts volume, but rates stay low

Chinese New Year boosts volume, but rates stay low

February 28, 2015 at 2:22 am 0 comments

The airfreight frenzy that usually precedes the Chinese New Year provided a jolt to January volumes in the Asia Pacific market this year, partly because of the later-than-usual start of the festivities (February 19) and partly due to the West Coast port crisis in the United States. However, activity onRead More

Qantas back in black

Qantas back in black

February 26, 2015 at 11:27 pm 0 comments

After reporting its biggest-ever annual loss for the 12 months ending in June 2014 – A$2.8 billion – Qantas has sprung back, reporting an underlying profit of A$367 million (US$289 million) for the six months ending December 2014. Qantas freight delivered its best half-year earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)Read More

FedEx, Boeing join fray over open skies

FedEx, Boeing join fray over open skies

February 26, 2015 at 9:56 pm 0 comments

As the rhetoric heats up between the top three American and Persian Gulf-based carriers over competition and alleged abuses of government subsidies, FedEx and Boeing have stepped into the war of words to defend the use of open skies agreements between the carriers. Earlier this month, representatives from legacy carriersRead More

Kenyan floriculture good for Saudia

Kenyan floriculture good for Saudia

February 25, 2015 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

Although the tulips are blooming in the Netherlands, roses must be imported from Kenya, a lead exporter of cut roses. This month, Saudia Cargo will get a 25 percent boost on the Nairobi-to-Amsterdam route, operating at least six extra 747Fs to accommodate Europe’s springtime demand for Kenyan flowers. This increaseRead More

Indian airfreight to soar through 2018

Indian airfreight to soar through 2018

February 25, 2015 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

At its present compounded annual rate of growth – 5.5 percent – cargo demand in India is expected to boost the airfreight market to 2.8 million tonnes by 2018, according to a recent report by market research analysts at Frost & Sullivan. Most of this growth, however, will benefit foreign-owned,Read More

Insurer finds top five reasons for logistics claims

Insurer finds top five reasons for logistics claims

February 25, 2015 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

If you’re a forwarder and have noticed that you keep filing claims for the same kinds of losses, you’re not alone. The TT Club, an insurance provider for freight forwarders and businesses involved in logistics, recently released a report identifying five types of claims filed by forwarders, logistics operators, shippingRead More

Airfreight boosts Kuehne + Nagel to a prosperous 2014

Airfreight boosts Kuehne + Nagel to a prosperous 2014

February 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

Forwarding giant Kuehne + Nagel reported a robust 2014, with improvement in all areas of its business.  Profits were reported in each quarter with excellent performance in the company’s airfreight sector. The Switzerland- based logistics provider increased air cargo tonnage by 5.3 percent in a market that grew by 3Read More

Tricky job tackled by Volga-Dnepr

Tricky job tackled by Volga-Dnepr

February 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

Volga-Dnepr engineers in Ulyanovsk, Russia, had to move quickly this month in response to an urgent customer request. Their mission? To move 35 tonnes of pipeline, in 62-foot-long sections, from Scotland to Turkey. Huseyn Mammadli, logistics executive with Volga-Dnepr, said the engineers developed a load plan and built a multi-purposeRead More

News Briefs: Swissport in Astana, East Midlands boom, V-Day flowers bloom

News Briefs: Swissport in Astana, East Midlands boom, V-Day flowers bloom

February 25, 2015 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

Swissport International will take over the ground handling at Astana International Airport in Kazakhstan. Airport Management Group, which took over six airports in Kazakhstan earlier this year, signed a memorandum of understanding with Swissport to phase in its services. Additionally a new joint venture, Swissport Kazakhstan, will take over passengerRead More

Finnair, IAG Cargo form partnership

Finnair, IAG Cargo form partnership

February 24, 2015 at 10:02 pm 0 comments

Finnair Cargo has agreed to participate in IAG Cargo’s Partner Plus program, through which members agree to interline cooperation on a commercially booked basis. The benefit for Finnair is to gain customers it has not previously engaged due to IAG’s strength in the Americas and Africa. IAG will gain accessRead More

Tricky job tackled by Volga-Dnepr

Tricky job tackled by Volga-Dnepr

February 25, 2015

Volga-Dnepr engineers in Ulyanovsk, Russia, had to move quickly this month in response to an urgent customer request. Their mission? To move 35 tonnes of pipeline, in 62-foot-long sections, from Scotland to Turkey. Huseyn Mammadli, logistics executive with Volga-Dnepr, said the engineers developed a load plan and built a multi-purposeRead More

Chinese New Year boosts volume, but rates stay low

Chinese New Year boosts volume, but rates stay low

February 28, 2015

The airfreight frenzy that usually precedes the Chinese New Year provided a jolt to January volumes in the Asia Pacific market this year, partly because of the later-than-usual start of the festivities (February 19) and partly due to the West Coast port crisis in the United States. However, activity onRead More

Indian airfreight to soar through 2018

Indian airfreight to soar through 2018

February 25, 2015

At its present compounded annual rate of growth – 5.5 percent – cargo demand in India is expected to boost the airfreight market to 2.8 million tonnes by 2018, according to a recent report by market research analysts at Frost & Sullivan. Most of this growth, however, will benefit foreign-owned,Read More