Frankfurt top dog again? Well, maybe

Europe’s top cargo airport? Well, surely that would be Frankfurt. Or maybe Paris? It’s a good question, because through last year both gateways were trumpeting the fact that their cargo figures for 2013 clearly showed they were each the busiest cargo gateways in Europe. On paper, at least, Frankfurt appeared to be the underdog with […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 13, 2015

Lithium battery shipments deemed too risky

Lithium batteries are everywhere – in your cell phone, laptop or iPod. They are lightweight, cheap to make and can hold much more energy than standard batteries. But they can also burst into flames occasionally, and that is the impetus for the call by aircraft manufacturers to ban bulk lithium battery shipments on cargo and […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 11, 2015

Belly shift: EVA retires last combi

January 5 was a small watershed for EVA Air. The 747-400 used for flight BR868, which landed in Taipei that day, subsequently exited the carrier’s fleet, marking the demise of combi aircraft from the lineup. Its retirement leaves Asiana the lone operator of 747 combis in Asia. Stan Wraight, executive director of Strategic Aviation Solutions […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 10, 2015

Many returning winners at ACE Awards

SHANGHAI – There were many familiar faces among the winners on March 10 during the Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Awards ceremony, held in conjunction with IATA’s World Cargo Symposium here. But there were also some notable newcomers that climbed the ranks in this celebration of the top airlines and airports, as chosen by Air Cargo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 10, 2015

IATA, Shanghai to promote e-freight jointly

SHANGHAI – IATA and the city of Shanghai, China, are partnering on an initiative to help stamp out cumbersome paper processes in the logistics industry. On March 10, during IATA’s World Cargo Symposium, the organization announced that it had signed a “letter of initiative” to promote e-freight efforts jointly with Shanghai Customs, Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 10, 2015

ULDs are ready for their closeup

SHANGHAI – Unit load devices (ULDs), as we know them, have been around for at least 45 years, but for some reason, they are still the Rodney Dangerfield of the aviation industry. During Monday’s “ULD Regulations Workshop” at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium, they finally got the respect they deserved as critical safety parts of every cargo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 10, 2015

UAE economy minister says provide proof

The economy minister for the United Arab Emirates’ fired back at the three U.S. legacy airlines, Delta, United and American, which have accused the Gulf carriers of benefiting from government subsidies. The three have accused Etihad, Emirates and Qatar airlines of having an unfair advantage by receiving $40 billion in government subsidies from their home […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 9, 2015

Northern Air Cargo assists in ‘The Last Great Race’

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, called “The Last Great Race,” has been held every year in Alaska since 1973. The race is the re-enactment of the dogsled freight route from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, covering a distance of 1,049 miles in harsh, cold winter conditions. Before the advent of aircraft, dog sled drivers, known […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 9, 2015

Where the runway meets the road

In July 2014, U.S.-based Amerijet International launched what seemed to be a pretty good idea. The all-cargo carrier set up air hubs in Reno and Columbus with the idea that a road feeder service could serve the relatively short distances to and from four cities in the western United States out of Reno, and five […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 9, 2015

A (very) quick turnaround to Brazil

Here’s a final image to kick off your weekend. When Panalpina loaded an Atlas Air 747-400F for its first scheduled service from Huntsville, Alabama, to Viracopos, São Paulo, on the gloomy afternoon on March 3, videographer Bob Gathany of AL.com was there to record the event. As the crews prepared the flight for the inaugural […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 7, 2015

Cargo Security: A Delicate Balance

Last fall, Air New Zealand flight NZ057 was at the terminal on Fiji’s Nadi International Airport, preparing for a three-hour flight home to Auckland. For this leg of the flight, the cargo handler, Air Terminal Services (ATS), owned by the Fiji government, was tasked with loading 13 ULDs full of 27 tons of cargo into […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 7, 2015

Tricky job tackled by Volga-Dnepr

Volga-Dnepr engineers in Ulyanovsk, Russia, had to move quickly this month in response to an urgent customer request. Their mission? To move 35 tonnes of pipeline, in 62-foot-long sections, from Scotland to Turkey. Huseyn Mammadli, logistics executive with Volga-Dnepr, said the engineers developed a load plan and built a multi-purpose shipping cradle to load the […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 25, 2015
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