The Week in brief
on July 29, 2011
DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, has launched the GoGreen Carbon Dashboard, a new system that tracks carbon emissions. With this service, clients can obtain reports about the C02 emissions of various transportation modes and obtain Internet-based CO2 mapping. Kathrin Brost, vice president, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight Green Strategy, points to the numerous environmental implications of this product. “Up to 50 percent of the carbon footprint of a product comes from the supply chain,” she said in a statement. “The new Carbon Dashboard helps our customer identify their impact in detail, so that together we can find greener solutions, wherever possible.”
Southern Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines have inked a deal where Southern Air will fly one Boeing 747 freighter on behalf of Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. Ltd. on an ACMI basis. To Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. Ltd CEO Fahad Hammad, it’s a partnership that will improve airfreight operations significantly. “We welcome Southern Air to our freighter schedule,” Hammad said in a statement. “With their wide selection of wide-bodied freighters, such as B747F and B777LRF, Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. Ltd. will enhance its network coverage. We look forward to working with the Southern team.”
Air China has received its first 777-300ER aircraft from Boeing. Ordering 19 of these planes from the aircraft manufacturer, Air China is the first Mainland Chinese carrier to operate this fleet. Air China Vice President He Li calls this procurement a “milestone” for his company. “The 777-300ER will be the backbone of our long-haul international fleet in the coming years and enable us to fulfill our ambition to be a large network carrier with international competitiveness,” he said in a statement.
Air Partner Freight revealed that its U.S. team recently delivered a 46-tonne tubular joint from Houston to Incheon, South Korea. Transported on a Boeing 747-200F, the successful execution of this shipment is a testament to the team’s innovation, said Air Partner’s director of cargo, Michael Gellert. “This was a complex cargo charter operation, due to the many unusual factors involved with loading a 90-foot-long unit through the nose of a B747-200 freighter,” Gellert said in a statement. “However, with enough preparation and with the experience of the U.S. Air Partner Freight team, the operation was a complete success.” To carry out the task, the team utilized two cranes and three main deck loaders.