Hactl closes out a strong 2016 after bumper November numbers

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) finished 2016 in good form, increasing 2015 tonnage by 1.7 percent to more than 1.65 million tonnes, and setting new terminal and ramp handling records. Transshipments recorded the highest growth, at 29.6 percent, year-over-year, growth. Mail, courier and express traffic rose 8.4 percent, and exports grew 2.1 percent, […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 19, 2017

SF Express moves ahead with China air cargo hub

Shenzhen-based carrier SF Express is moving forward with its plans to build one of the world’s biggest air-cargo hubs in Ezhou City, an inland city less than two hours by air from 80 percent of China’s economic activity. A unit of SF Express – SF Airport Investment – and China VAST Industrial Urban Development Company […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 18, 2017

Hong Kong International closes out 2016 on a high note

Cargo throughput at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) – already the top cargo airport in the world, in terms of tonnage – added to its lead with a 3.2 percent increase, compared to 2015, to 4.52 million tonnes in 2016. Over the year, HKIA also handled 411,530 flight movements, representing a yearly rise of 1.4 […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2017

MyCargo 747-400 freighter crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing 37

A 747-400 freighter aircraft, flown by Turkish carrier MyCargo Airlines on behalf of Turkish Airlines, crashed early this morning just short of the runway at Manas International Airport (FRU) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, killing all four crew members aboard and 33 people on the ground. Flight TK-6491 was in the middle of a routine cargo flight […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 16, 2017

AirBridgeCargo becomes largest all-cargo carrier at Schiphol

AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ 1,000-plus 747 freighter flights into Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt airports made the all-cargo carrier Schiphol’s largest all-cargo customer, and second only to KLM in terms of total cargo volumes for the year. It is also the second biggest cargo carrier in Frankfurt. The announcement mirrors Schiphol’s own news that it had set a […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 13, 2017

Schiphol handles record cargo volumes in 2016

As the year-end data starts to flow, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport joins a list of cargo handlers and carriers that saw their volumes surge back into profitability in 2016, after a lean start to the year. With a throughput of 1.66 million tonnes, up 2.5 percent over 2015, Schiphol set a new annual record for cargo […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 13, 2017

Black is back: Volga-Dnepr flies 70 tonnes of O&G gear to Korea

Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ resurgent oil-and-gas (O&G) cargo volumes are the latest indication that rising prices at the pump are translating into renewed investment in the sticky black stuff. A 68.8-tonne payload, including a pump and vaporizer skids that were flown to Seoul, South Korea, was a newsworthy illustration of how infrastructure-intensive the business is, and the […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 11, 2017

Additional AA Cargo widebody targets Puerto Rican pharma

Starting April 4, 2017, American Airlines will add a daily A330-200 widebody flight to its extant twice daily narrow-body scheduled service between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). PHL is home to American Airlines Cargo’s dedicated, 25,000-square-foot pharmaceutical facility, making Philly an important node for importing Puerto Rican pharmaceuticals. […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 11, 2017

RIOgaleão first to earn CEIV-Pharma certification in Americas

Rio de Janeiro – Galeão International Airport has become the first such facility in the Americas region to earn IATA’s CEIV-Pharma Certification this week. The effort is part of a US$10 million bid to attract a larger share of one of airfreight’s most lucrative types of cargo. In addition to extensive training, audits and assessments, […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 11, 2017

Air cargo flies high as EU airports post bumper numbers

Starting with the latest numbers from IATA, which wrap up the reporting on November’s performance, the upward trend in air cargo has been confirmed once again. Global airfreight markets registered high demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), that rose by 6.8 percent in November 2016, compared to the same month in the previous year. […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 10, 2017

Major China Airlines-JAL codeshare to include cargo

China Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) will expand extant code-sharing to cover all routes operated by both airlines between Japan and Taiwan, starting the second half of February 2017. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) said the agreement will be a “strategic cooperation on cargo and passenger services.” The number of code-share flights, currently at 28 […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 10, 2017

Mauritius heads off Brexit downturn with airfreight rebates

When Great Britain voted to break away from the European Union, many knew the “Brexit” would have far-reaching effects on the world economy – but perhaps not quite this far. The tiny island nation of Mauritius, for example, said it will launch an airfreight rebate program, called the “Speed-to-Market Scheme” (STMS), to incentivize apparel exports […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 9, 2017

Indian government calls for single-window cargo communities

A report released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation Government of India in late 2016 recommended that, “an electronic platform be put in place to digitize key stakeholder interactions,” in order to increase efficiency of processing shipments and to cut costs. In other words, the proposal system, termed the Air Cargo Community System (ACS), called […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 9, 2017

Vienna to add 30 percent more cargo warehousing by end of 2017

Vienna International Airport (VIE) announced that it is expanding its cargo facility by 30 percent this year, and expects to have an additional 15,000 square meters of warehouse space operational by the end of this year. The €16 million addition will feature solar-power panels that will be “one of the country’s largest rooftop photovoltaic electricity […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 6, 2017
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