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The week in brief

By control on April 19, 2013
  • Saudia Cargo transported the only space capsule to have been into space twice. The Excalibur Almaz RRV (pictured above) was transported from the Isle of Man, one of the world’s largest investors in space travel, to King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudia Arabia. From there, the capsule went to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Excalibur Almaz RRV will be at a science fair in Riyadh and will be taken to schools for space education.
  • With the first freighter flight from New York to Brussels, Finnair Cargo's second hub in Europe was inaugurated. H. Essers is Finnair Cargo’s road feeder service partner providing truck connections to numerous Central European destinations.
  • Kuehne + Nagel opened an office in Yangon, Myanmar, strengthening its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. The company offers air forwarding services and warehousing at its Myanmar location. The country is an emerging market with increasing international trade with Europe, the U.S. and the rest of Asia.
  • Pennsylvania has announced Logistics Plus, a freight logistics company, as a finalist for the 2013 Governor's Impact Award in the “Export Impact Award" category. The Impact Awards were created to recognize companies and individuals who are investing in Pennsylvania. Logistics Plus will be recognized by Gov. Tom Corbett at an awards luncheon in May.
  • PT GAC Samudera Logistics opened Phase IV of its warehouse and distribution center (pictured left) in Lippo Cikarang, Indonesia. The facility now has 60,500 pallet positions, making the company one of the largest third-party logistics providers in the country.
  • Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited has won the gold award of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2013: Best Business Award. The Hong Kong ICT Awards, now in its seventh year, recognize creative solutions that contribute to the development of information technology in Hong Kong. The awards are organised by Hong Kong Computer Society and steered by Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region.
  • Emirates SkyCargo is the launch customer in Johannesburg and Cape Town of Africa Flight Services Pty, a new joint venture partnership between the world's largest provider of cargo handling services, Worldwide Flight Services, and South African airline SA Airlink. AFS has opened a cargo handling warehouse facility at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and a freight center at Cape Town International Airport.
  • Etihad Airways will launch direct flights to Sana'a, Yemen's political and commercial capital, Sept. 1. The airline will also begin daily nonstop flights June 15 between Abu Dhabi and Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Ruslan International has arranged the successful transport of a 101-tonne oil platform component from Bergen, Norway to Busan, Korea on an An-124 flight.
  • L-3 Link Simulation & Training announced that its Crawley, UK-based operation has been awarded a contract by Boeing to build and deliver a RealitySeven 777-300ER Full Flight Simulator for the Boeing Flight Services Singapore training campus. The device will become ready for training during the first quarter of 2014.


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