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The week in brief

By control on June 28, 2013
  • Stansted, UK-based charter specialist Titan Airways (pictured above) has been selected as the preferred provider by Royal Mail to continue to operate its night mail service, subject to final contracts. Titan will operate three aircraft on behalf of Royal Mail from its Stansted base from January 2014 until January 2017. The new deal will be supported by Titan's three Boeing 737-300 aircraft and will involve nightly operations to Edinburgh and double nightly flights to Belfast.
  • The International Air Transport Association certified LAN Airlines and LAN Cargo for stage 1 of the Environment Assessment System. IEnvA is a new environmental management system, designed by and for the airline industry to unify commitments, quantitative and qualitative goals and objectives, as well as implement indicators that identify, measure and manage environmental performance.
  • DHL renewed its contract with turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR for the global warehousing and inventory management of its aircraft spare parts. The three-year agreement covers a logistics service called Fast Track, which comprises worldwide distribution of critical spare parts. DHL will also handle customs clearance for the parts and equipment.
  • International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association President Stanley Lim met the Turkish press together with Turgut Erkeskin, president of the Association of International Forwarding and Logistics Service Providers. It is the national representative of Turkey in FIATA.
  • AMI, a trade-only airfreight and express wholesaler, improved its online click2Ship express services with the addition of a heavyweight economy service to the U.S. for shipments from 156 to 2,204 pounds per piece. click2Ship, launched in June 2010, is an all-inclusive online express service that provides instant quotes to freight agents.
  • FedEx Express added 1,900 new fuel-efficient vehicles to its fleet. In 2008, FedEx Corp. committed to improve the overall fuel efficiency of its vehicle fleet 20 percent by 2020, as compared with its 2005 performance. In March 2013, FedEx Express surpassed this goal with a more than 22 percent cumulative improvement in fuel economy for its vehicles and set a revised goal to improve the fuel efficiency of its fleet 30 percent by 2020.
  • DHL delivered nine gorillas.


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