Qatar Cargo boss Uli Ogiermann to resign in December

Qatar Cargo boss Uli Ogiermann announced today that he will step down in December, after piloting the Gulf-based carrier’s cargo department into the world’s third-largest airfreight operation, according to IATA, and leaving the carrier on an indisputably high note. He assumed the role of Qatar Cargo’s chief cargo officer in 2012. While Qatar Cargo has […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 13, 2017

E-commerce disruption of air cargo only in its opening act, Unisys says

We are only seeing the opening act of the e-commerce effect, according to logistics IT company Unisys. A report released by the company this week claims that the global air cargo industry will transform by 2020 through “even smarter” warehouses, as companies across the supply chain rush to capitalize on the e-commerce boom. One novel […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 13, 2017

BRU picks up 4 weekly Singapore Airlines freighter flights from crowded AMS

Breaking with recent overall industry growth in cargo volumes compared with 2016, cargo traffic at Brussels Airport (BRU) fell by 1.1 percent, year-over-year, in September, but the airport expects the decrease to be partially offset by the addition of new Singapore Airlines Cargo freighter flights that had been flying through Amsterdam. Four of Singapore Airlines’ […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 13, 2017

Qatar Cargo U.S. freighter connectivity grows to 13 with Pittsburgh stop

A Qatar Airways Cargo 777 freighter touched town at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) yesterday, kicking off the first scheduled freighter route through the airport. The twice-weekly scheduled freighter service takes off from Doha on Wednesdays and Saturdays with stops at Luxembourg and Atlanta, Georgia, before arriving in Pittsburgh. “This global air freight connectivity positions Pittsburgh […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 13, 2017

China Southern, Air France-KLM poised to enact sweeping cargo cooperation

China Southern Airlines Cargo (CZ) and Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo (AFKLM) are poised to put two years of planning into effect, linking the carriers’ respective route networks and enabling them to offer expanded cargo services to their respective customers. In 2015, the two carriers signed an initial memorandum of understanding (MoU), setting the stage for more […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 12, 2017

IAG Cargo to launch 10th U.S. ‘Cargo Connector’ outpost this month

IAG Cargo said it will begin a trial run of its Cargo Connector service at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), starting this month. Cargo Connector is an export collection and import delivery service that takes shipments directly from the aircraft and delivers them to the forwarders’ handling facilities. Five years after the launch of IAG Cargo’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 12, 2017

GECAS acquires 747-8 on lease to AirBridgeCargo

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) added a 747-8 freighter to its fleet through an acquisition from Boeing’s aircraft leasing unit, Boeing Capital Corp. The aircraft was on lease to Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo as the fifth 747-8F of 20 aircraft that ABC’s parent, Volga-Dnepr Group, agreed to take delivery of, according to the terms of a 2015 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 12, 2017

Five months and counting: Is LATAM Cargo out of the woods?

LATAM Cargo has extended its winning streak to five months, posting a 2.3 percent increase in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), year-over-year, to 285 million in the month of September. But with the year-to-date average still down 1.3 percent overall, LATAM Cargo’s ledgers still carry the weight of years of regional downturn. September also saw LATAM […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 11, 2017

Emirates, Cargolux sign air cargo codeshare agreement

Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines agreed to enter a codeshare partnership for airfreight transportation, further expanding the first-of-its-kind freighter and combi-carrier partnership the airlines formed in May of this year. Under the new agreement, both airlines will be able to obtain cargo capacity on passenger and freighter flights with either airline and offer it to […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 10, 2017

Growing global economy expected to be a boon for ULD market

When the air cargo industry is booming, as it is now, the good times can be felt in many areas of the supply chain – the airfreight container business is no different, according to a recent report’s conclusion the unit load device (ULD) business should grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 10, 2017

Hactl seals deal for Aviastar-TU freight handling

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) received a contract from the Russian Post’s affiliate airline, Aviastar-TU, to handle its new freighter services from Tolmachevo in eastern Russia to Hong Kong. The scheduled freighter service on the Russia-Hong Kong route is expected to increase from one to four times weekly by the end of 2017, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 10, 2017

Embleton seeks to steady helm after IAG Cargo’s CEO upheaval

Normally, when a division goes through three CEOs in the span of two years, it’s a red flag that danger is on the horizon. This was the environment faced by Lynne Embleton in early April, when IAG Group appointed her as the new head of IAG Cargo after she had been the managing director of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 9, 2017

JetBlue, Atlas Air partner for Puerto Rico hurricane aid

As the misery continues in the American territory of Puerto Rico following last month’s Hurricane Maria, the air cargo industry continues to send desperately needed. Over the weekend, JetBlue and Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) partnered to transport more than 110 tons of supplies to Puerto Rico to aid in the recovery efforts on the island, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 9, 2017

Helsinki is newest addition to Qatar Cargo pharma network

After launching daily direct 787 flights from Doha to Helsinki in October of 2016, Qatar Airways Cargo added the route to its QR Pharma network effective Sept. 18. Qatar Cargo’s QR Pharma product was developed for specialized handling of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products and uses active and passive cool-chain products during transportation and handling. Finland’s […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 6, 2017
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