Frankfurt-Hahn’s half-year cargo numbers see record growth

“All signs point toward growth,” enthused Roger Scheifele, senior vice president for cargo sales and business development at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN), following the announcement that the German hub’s cargo business had more than doubled its cargo traffic over the first half of 2017.  From January to June, 49,000 tonnes of freight were handled at HHN, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 13, 2017

Hactl wins contract for Melbourne-Hong Kong Virgin Australia route

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) was appointed as cargo ground handler for Virgin Australia’s new services from Melbourne to Hong Kong that started on July 5. At five weekly Airbus A330-200 arrivals, each with 14 tonnes of bellyhold capacity a piece, Virgin Australia could move a significant share of the rising cargo volumes […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 13, 2017

Turkish Cargo adds two more African destinations to freighter network

Turkish Cargo continues its expansion into Africa, with the July 1 launch of a scheduled cargo flights to Johannesburg and Madagascar. After noticing rising exports in bellyholds, the carrier is adding freighter capacity to meet demand. South Africa’s major export markets include Europe and the Americas, where Turkish has expanded its network in recent years. […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 12, 2017

Upgraded Çelebi Delhi Cargo Terminal goes live with Kale Logistics’ tech

Turkish aviation service company Çelebi Ground Handling’s revamped Delhi Cargo Terminal is operational, kicking off a 25-year contract to develop, modernize, finance and operate the airport’s cargo terminal. With Delhi’s volumes and complexity, Çelebi brought Kale Logistics Solutions on board to automate the terminal’s operations, using Kale’s Galaxy Cargo Management system. Kale plans to phase […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 11, 2017

Amerijet becomes first U.S. all-cargo CEIV-Pharma-certified carrier [VIDEO]

The CEIV bug appears to be spreading in the United States. Just a day after Delta Cargo announced that it had earned IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification, Amerijet International announced today that it had also earned a CEIV-Pharma cert, making it the first U.S.-based all-cargo airline to be awarded with the designation, although the actual certification was […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 11, 2017

Delta Cargo becomes first U.S.-based global carrier to earn CEIV cert

Delta Cargo today earned IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical handling, making it the first global carrier based in the United States to receive the distinction. In conjunction with its CEIV-Pharma-certified partner Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo, Delta Cargo now operates the first CEIV-Pharma trans-Atlantic network, connecting Delta’s Atlanta hub with other […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 10, 2017

Cargolux’s weekly Quito service brings Ecuadorian flowers to Europe, Asia

Cargolux Airlines launched scheduled all-cargo services to Quito on July 2, providing four flights per week, originating in Luxembourg and transiting through two airports in Brazil (Curitiba and Viracopos) as well as on in Mexico. The Quito connection sets up more opportunities to ship Ecuador’s cut flower exports to markets in Amsterdam, Luxembourg and beyond. […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 6, 2017

The nose knows: Why we need more canine detection for cargo

Our family St. Bernard, Lacey, is one of the friendliest dogs you will ever come across, despite her impressive size and physical strength. She loves people and has a keen sense of smell, especially for food. Her excellent olfactory sense makes Lacey the best detector of the errant morsels that find their way from the […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • July 4, 2017

WFS adds Singapore Airlines to its cargo client list in Stockholm

Just weeks after taking on a cargo-handling contract with Qatar Airways in Stockholm, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has taken on a new cargo client, Singapore Airlines, which recently began flying to the Swedish capital. Since late May, Singapore Airlines has operated five-times-per-week A350-900 service connecting Singapore, Moscow and Stockholm. This week, WFS said it will […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 4, 2017

The DFW Difference: How the Texas hub became a gateway to Latin America

John Ackerman was reviewing the freight numbers prior to an airport board meeting, but something about the numbers looked fishy. “The increase in cargo volumes was just too high,” recalled Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)’s executive vice president for global strategy and development. But after the number crunchers had revisited the data, they confirmed that […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 3, 2017

Turkish Cargo adds second Nigeria service to Kano

In what appears to be an almost monthly occurrence, Turkish Cargo, one of the world’s fastest-growing freight operations, is expanding yet again – this time in West Africa. Starting July 4, the carrier is launching weekly cargo flights to Kano, Nigeria, also touching down in Dakar, Senegal. The added Dakar flight will double the number […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 30, 2017

Second ‘cohort’ of startups offer demos at RocketSpace, Kaleido accelerator

The 10 startup companies taking part in the second Logistics Tech Accelerator Program, hosted by Kaleido Logistics and the RocketSpace co-working firm, took part in the project’s Demonstration Day yesterday, showcasing the work they have done building their logistics-related business over the last several months. Also known as “Cohort II,” the companies include Equivvy, IAM […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 29, 2017

AA Cargo opens Heathrow cool-chain facility

American Airlines Cargo has announced the opening of a new Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) facility at its London Heathrow (LHR) cargo center, adding another outpost to its healthcare and pharmaceutical network. The London facility now provides seamless European connectivity to the carrier’s U.S.-based pharma network, including AA Cargo’s 25,000-square-foot pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia. The 1,700-square […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 29, 2017

Cyberattacks snarl TNT Express inter-continental services

The multiple waves of cyberattacks that infected corporate and governmental servers across the globe in the last couple of days have reached the freight logistics industry. Earlier today, FedEx reported that worldwide operations for its subsidiary, TNT Express, have been “significantly affected due to the infiltration of an information system virus.” FedEx has not yet […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 28, 2017
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