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ACI airport data shows air cargo volumes still under pressure

ACI airport data shows air cargo volumes still under pressure

August 23, 2016 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Airport Council International’s (ACI) half-year report showed that airfreight volumes remained sluggish, despite gains in passenger traffic. Total airfreight handles reported by the world’s airports posted a marginal 0.5 percent growth, year-over-year, for the first six months of 2016, while passenger numbers increased 5.6 percent for the first half ofRead More

Turkish Airways cites security, economic pressure for earnings drop

Turkish Airways cites security, economic pressure for earnings drop

August 23, 2016 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Turkish Airlines recorded a net loss of US$644 million for the first half 2016, ending June 30, compared to a profit of $350 million in current dollars for the same period a year ago. The carrier credited political instability, security challenges in a number of its markets and an economicRead More

Automated cargo loading system installed at Qatar’s Doha hub

Automated cargo loading system installed at Qatar’s Doha hub

August 23, 2016 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched a “Freight Load Control Centre” that will be an integral part of pallet loading procedures for all of the airline’s freighters. Located at the carrier’s hub at Doha’s Hamad International Airport, the new system features an automated weight and balance system for frei… This contentRead More

Goin’ Mobile: IAG Cargo wraps up The Who’s North American tour

Goin’ Mobile: IAG Cargo wraps up The Who’s North American tour

August 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

See me. Feel me. Touch me. Move me… IAG Cargo just wrapped up a stint as the aviation roadie for legendary British rock band, The Who, on its 65-show tour across North America. The band will continue to tour at another planned 35 concerts around the world. Starting in Detroit,Read More

Panalpina relocates to new Cairo Airport cargo facility

Panalpina relocates to new Cairo Airport cargo facility

August 22, 2016 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

Panalpina has moved its head office in Egypt and all Cairo operations to the newly developed Cairo Cargo City at Cairo International airport. The move follows last year’s acquisition of Panalpina’s long-standing general sales agent, Afifi, positioning the Swiss company closer to the Egypt’s developing oil and gas sector. PanalpinaRead More

SATS setting up cargo handling shop in Saudi Arabia

SATS setting up cargo handling shop in Saudi Arabia

August 22, 2016 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

A 150,000-tonne-capacity cargo facility, set to open in 2019 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, will make SATS the first international cargo handler to operate in Saudi Arabia, said the Singapore-based aviation service provider. Located at Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport (KFIA), the new facility is part of a broader privatization program,Read More

Samsung expands into Vietnamese aviation sector

Samsung expands into Vietnamese aviation sector

August 19, 2016 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

Samsung SDS, the Korean conglomerate’s information and communications technology (ICT) and logistics arm, will enter the Vietnamese market through a joint venture with Aviation Logistics Service, which operates ALS Cargo Terminal – billed as, “the most modern cargo terminal at Noi Bai International Airport.” Following last month’s joint venture withRead More

100212-N-4047W-021 ABOARD USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), At Anchor (Feb. 12, 2010) Bottles of acyclovir and sterile water sit at the intravenous fluid mixing station in the pharmacy aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).  The anti-virals are given to Haitian patients aboard the hospital ship to help them with various conditions.  Comfort is in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response, providing medical care to some of the 300,000 people injured in a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that decimated the city Jan. 12.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon Warner/Released)

IAG Cargo and Exelsius to hold GDP workshop in Dublin

August 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

IAG Cargo and Exelsius Consultancy have announced that the next Good Distribution Practice (GDP) Academy workshop will take place in Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 28-29, at the Radisson Blu hotel at Dublin Airport. The workshop focuses on the correct handling of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products, with an in-person visit to an airport.Read More