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The week in brief

By control on July 26, 2013
  • Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. redelivered the first CargoAir 737-400SF 11 pallet conversion (pictured above) in Dothan, Ala. The aircraft was built in 1989 and has been placed into service flying for DHL Express from their hub in Leipzig, Germany.
  • American Airlines Cargo began service to Liberia, Costa Rica and to New York - LaGuardia. The airline is opening new cargo stations in Costa Rica and New York to give customers more service in more cities.
  • BioPortEurope has been taken over by two of its partners and turned into a commercial enterprise to offer integrated business services for life science companies wanting to enter the European market. IJS Global and Seijgraaf Advisory Group, as the lead partners, have teamed up with global accounting group Mazars, Rabobank and the Amsterdam Economic Board to offer services to provide life science companies with technical expertise. BioPortEurope was created in 2010 as a project from Amsterdam Innovation Motor to facilitate Indian life science companies expanding their business into the European market.
  • Megatrans, a growing Mauritian company specialized in the supply chain industry, has joined PPL Networks, a network of independent forwarders and logistic companies.
  • DHL Express Qatar received two major honors at the Europe, Middle East, Africa Contact Center World 2013 conference (pictured right). The company received the silver awards for Best Customer Service EMEA 2013 (less than 50 seats) and Best Call Center in EMEA 2013 (less than 50 seats). DHL was picked out of a field of 1,500 entrants from more than 50 countries.
  • Boeing and Turkish Airlines have announced an order for five 777-300ER airplanes, valued at $1.6 billion. The carrier has exercised options on five 777-300ERs that were first announced in December 2012 as part of a previous firm order for 15 777-300ERs. Turkish Airlines now has 20 777-300ERs on order from Boeing.

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