Emirates SkyCargo adds Chile to its Latin American network

Yesterday, Emirates SkyCargo added Santiago to its airfreight network, making it the carrier’s sixth South American destination, following Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Viracopos, Buenos Aires and Ciudad del Este. The 777-200LR service will launch July 5, offering 15 tonnes of capacity between Chile, China, Russia and the Middle East, via the carrier’s hub in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 29, 2018

Announcing the Cargo Facts EMEA Conference

It was with great excitement at Air Cargo World that we unveil the newest addition to the successful events lineup by our sister publication, Cargo Facts: Cargo Facts EMEA, to be held Feb. 5-6 at The Westin Grand in Frankfurt, Germany. Building on the success of the Cargo Facts Symposium and Cargo Facts Asia shows, and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 28, 2018

ACS expands Frankfurt office to handle increased time-critical services

United Kingdom-based Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved its Germany-based offices to a larger location near Frankfurt Airport two years ahead of schedule, said the company’s time critical manager, Oliver Weigelt. The move was prompted to accommodate ACS’ expanding on-board courier services (OBC) team to handle time-critical deliveries. “Last year our contract numbers grew by […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 27, 2018

ABC launches twice-weekly Budapest cargo service

Russian all-cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is launching a twice-weekly frequency on Tuesdays and Saturdays to Budapest on its 747-F aircraft, which will accommodate up to 139 tonnes of capacity per flight for traffic between Eastern and Central Europe. “Its advantageous central location in Europe makes Budapest Airport a perfect location for carriers operating between […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 27, 2018

AAPA reports stable May growth, warns of protectionist policies’ effect on demand

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) today reported a 4.9 percent year-over-year increase in its member carriers’ cargo traffic to 6.13 billion FTKs. The AAPA said the growth was driven by generally solid economic growth across the Asia-Pacific region, combined with stronger demand for manufactured goods. The May growth is slightly lower than the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 26, 2018

Evidence of capacity squeeze as NCA freighter audit continues

Nippon Cargo Airlines’ (NCA) fleet of eleven 747Fs has now been grounded for more than a week as government authorities continue to audit the carrier’s maintenance records. With the sudden loss of capacity ex-Asia, forwarders and shippers active in the market are starting to feel the capacity squeeze, particularly as it translates into higher rates. A […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 25, 2018

NCA says it will be at least ‘more than another week’ before 747-Fs are back in the sky

Today, Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) released a statement saying its 747 freighter fleet will remain on the ground for another week, following last week’s news that the carrier would undergo an immediate government audit, pausing its 11 freighters from running services on its trans-Pacific routes due to the discovery of discrepancies in the airline’s maintenance […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 22, 2018

FedEx reports solid fourth quarter results

Yesterday, in addition to the announcement that FedEx ordered for twelve 767Fs, and twelve 777Fs in a deal valued at US$6.6 billion, the express giant reported revenue up 10.1 percent, y-o-y, in its fiscal fourth quarter (ended 31 May) to a record $17.31 billion. Net income for the quarter was $1.13 billion, up 10.5 percent from […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 20, 2018

NCA audit may take longer than hoped

After Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) temporarily grounded its eleven 747-Fs due to a maintenance record discrepancy over the weekend, the forwarding community is saying the halt in air service may be longer than the Narita-based carrier’s initial estimate. Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau is scheduling an inspection of NCA’s entire fleet after finding that the carrier has […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 19, 2018

Investment firm acquires WFS in new deal

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is being acquired by Cerberus Capital Management, the self-entitled “world’s largest air cargo handler,” based out of Paris, with a presence in 198 major airports in 22 countries. WFS is “positioned to benefit from attractive long-term industry growth,” said Cerberus’ head of global private equity and senior managing director, Brett Ingersoll. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 19, 2018

Maintenance record issues ground entire Nippon Cargo Airlines fleet

Due to an “inappropriate maintenance record” that was discovered on Saturday, Japan-based carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) decided to ground its entire fleet of eleven 747 freighter aircraft on Sunday, June 17. The grounding is expected to last “about one week” while Japanese aviation officials conduct a safety audit, according to an official statement on […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 18, 2018

Alaska Air Cargo looks to reduce wait times with self-service delivery kiosks

Alaska Air Cargo has quietly been testing app-based tablets at its Seattle cargo hub that allow customers to print cargo receipts, and head straight to the warehouse for cargo retrieval, without the need to wait in line. Reminiscent of a self-service passenger kiosk that retrieves a boarding pass with an alpha-numeric record locator, Alaska’s cargo […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 15, 2018

Private equity firm Naxicap buys GSSA European Cargo Services

The investment firm Naxicap Partners acquired European Cargo Services (ECS) – a general sales and services agent (GSSA)  representing carriers in 47 countries – in a mid-June deal facilitated by Paris-based financial investment house, Ardian. In recent years, ECS has demonstrated its focus on expanding its international presence, acquiring Hong Kong-based services company AVS in 2016 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 15, 2018

LATAM Cargo begins end-to-end digitalization of its systems

Today, LATAM Cargo launched a project to replace its current cargo management systems that will enable customers to manage end-to-end processes, including tracking, booking, claims and rates through a digital portal. The Chilean carrier has employed Indian IT company Wipro to implement its existing operations management software, CROAMIS – a process that will be completed […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 14, 2018
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