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Cargolux CEO Dirk Reich to step down

Cargolux CEO Dirk Reich to step down

June 29, 2016 at 11:54 pm 0 comments

Multiple European media sources, including Tageblatt and Radio 100.7 out of Luxembourg, have reported that Dirk Reich, CEO of Cargolux, has decided to leave the company. The reports from Wednesday are based on information from two “well informed” sources, who had apparently spoken to the radio station. Air Cargo EyeRead More

Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport resumes operations day after terrorist attack

Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport resumes operations day after terrorist attack

June 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Yesterday’s attack on Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport by suspected Islamic State militants failed to render the facility inoperable for long, with full passenger and cargo operations set to resume today. While a similar attack at Brussels Airport closed portions of that air hub for most of the month of May,Read More

Lufthansa, ANA expand their JV

Lufthansa, ANA expand their JV

June 29, 2016 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways (ANA) will extend their much-lauded joint venture this July by merging both of their feeder networks. The new agreement builds on the current JV, which connects Lufthansa Cargo’s services in Germany, Austria, France, the U.K. and Belgium to intercontinental flights. As of July 12,Read More

A World Atlas Boeing 747 aircraft takes off from Kabul international Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2010.

New cold-storage facility authorized for Kabul Airport

June 29, 2016 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

Authorization has been granted for the construction of a cold-storage facility for agricultural products at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, according to a report in the Wadsam Afghan Business News. The paper cited Deputy Director of the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) Shah Mahmood Habibi as saying thatRead More

Chinese cross-border e-commerce purchases to skyrocket in 2016

Chinese cross-border e-commerce purchases to skyrocket in 2016

June 28, 2016 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

More than 15 percent of Chinese will purchase e-commerce goods from abroad this year, according to a recent eMarketer report. These 181.2 million e-commerce customers will represent a 41.6 percent increase over 2015, when 128 million Chinese engaged in cross-border online purchases. Companies such as Alibaba, which has a significantRead More

German air cargo restrictions another setback for Bangladesh [updated]

German air cargo restrictions another setback for Bangladesh [updated]

June 28, 2016 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Germany is now the third country, after Australia and the U.K., to restrict direct cargo flights from Bangladesh due to security concerns. The decision was made by the LBA, Germany’s civil aviation authority, and was taken “because of information provided by our law enforcement authority and intelligence services.” Shipments fromRead More

New UPS sorting facility in France signals optimism for EU growth

New UPS sorting facility in France signals optimism for EU growth

June 28, 2016 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

UPS appears to be confident that France and the European Union, – even without the U.K. – will remain a strong-enough economic driver of the global economy to justify a new US$100 million facility nears the adjoining cities of Corbeil-Essonnes and Evry. The center is due to open in earlyRead More

BIFA to Cameron: Stop delaying Heathrow expansion decision

BIFA to Cameron: Stop delaying Heathrow expansion decision

June 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Brexit or no Brexit, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has had enough. In an urgent message to the British government, BIFA said Prime Minister David Cameron’s administration, before it steps down in September, must stop delaying and move forward with the recommendations made by the Airports Commission by buildingRead More