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The week in brief

By control on March 8, 2013
  • MASkargo flew tonnes of fresh chrysanthemum flowers to Japan for the Ohigan Festival, the country’s traditional Buddhist celebration. The scheduled freighter service using the newly acquired A330-200F will depart to Narita International Airport every Tuesday and Sunday via Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The flowers are pictured above: (From left) Senior manager regional sales (Malaysia & ASEAN) Shirley Chen with agents from Phili-Orient, Superior Freight, Nippon Express, Forward Freight, Asia Dinamika, NNR Global Logistics and senior manager corporate communications MASkargo, Amiroel Shazrie Yussof.
  • Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., has launched SWISS °Celsius Passive and SWISS °Celsius Active, solutions for passive and active temperature-sensitive shipments. These solutions answer to the needs of the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Air Menzies International has moved into a dedicated 8,000 square foot facility at Manchester Airport’s World Cargo Centre, where it is self-handling. The refurbished on-airport facility uses new security systems and X-ray scanning equipment.
  • Oman Airports Management Company and DHL launched new cargo flights linking Muscat International Airport with Dubai Airports. The Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which has a cargo capacity of 25 tonnes, will operate a weekly schedule into Muscat in collaboration with Oman’s national carrier Oman Air.
  • Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders Association and Cargo Community Network are bringing Cargo Community Systems services to Sri Lanka. CCS is a portal offering electronic cargo services to make allotment and free sales bookings, review flight schedules, track and trace shipments and carry out e-invoicing and payment.
  • Towne Air Freight will relocate its southeast regional hub in Atlanta to a larger, more efficient facility in early April. It is more than quadruple the size of the previous facility and features a state-of-the-art security system. Towne Air Freight has also recently expanded the size of other major hubs, including Los Angeles and Harrisburg, Va.
  • Aeronautical Engineers is providing a MD83SF 12 Pallet Passenger to freighter conversion. The aircraft is undergoing freighter modification at AEI's Authorized Conversion Center, Commercial Jet, Inc. located in Miami. This is the first production MD80SF to be inducted for conversion.
  • Lambert-St. Louis International Airport’s total cargo weight of mail and freight increased 18 percent in January compared to January 2012. Commercial aircraft departures held steady. Cargo carriers and commercial airlines carried 13.2 million pounds of cargo in January compared to 11.2 million the year before.
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