Uptick in international imports puts PACTL on course for growth

The 2.0 percent year-over-year volume growth reported by Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co. (PACTL) was the strongest first-seven-months increase in the cargo facility’s history. Between January and July 2016, PACTL handled 919,416 tonnes of airfreight, consolidating the company’s position as the largest provider of air cargo handling services at the Shanghai airport. Shanghai […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 24, 2016

ACI airport data shows air cargo volumes still under pressure

Airport Council International’s (ACI) half-year report showed that airfreight volumes remained sluggish, despite gains in passenger traffic. Total airfreight handles reported by the world’s airports posted a marginal 0.5 percent growth, year-over-year, for the first six months of 2016, while passenger numbers increased 5.6 percent for the first half of the year. The organization blamed […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 23, 2016

Turkish Airlines cites security, economic pressure for earnings drop

Turkish Airlines recorded a net loss of US$644 million for the first half 2016, ending June 30, compared to a profit of $350 million in current dollars for the same period a year ago. The carrier credited political instability, security challenges in a number of its markets and an economic downturn for its poor results. […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 23, 2016

Automated cargo loading system installed at Qatar’s Doha hub

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched a “Freight Load Control Centre” that will be an integral part of pallet loading procedures for all of the airline’s freighters. Located at the carrier’s hub at Doha’s Hamad International Airport, the new system features an automated weight and balance system for freighter aircraft that will cut costs and, reduce […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 23, 2016

Goin’ Mobile: IAG Cargo wraps up The Who’s North American tour

See me. Feel me. Touch me. Move me… IAG Cargo just wrapped up a stint as the aviation roadie for legendary British rock band, The Who, on its 65-show tour across North America. The band will continue to tour at another planned 35 concerts around the world. Starting in Detroit, the North American leg of […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 22, 2016

Panalpina relocates to new Cairo Airport cargo facility

Panalpina has moved its head office in Egypt and all Cairo operations to the newly developed Cairo Cargo City at Cairo International airport. The move follows last year’s acquisition of Panalpina’s long-standing general sales agent, Afifi, positioning the Swiss company closer to the Egypt’s developing oil and gas sector. Panalpina is the first freight forwarding […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 22, 2016

SATS setting up cargo handling shop in Saudi Arabia

A 150,000-tonne-capacity cargo facility, set to open in 2019 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, will make SATS the first international cargo handler to operate in Saudi Arabia, said the Singapore-based aviation service provider. Located at Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport (KFIA), the new facility is part of a broader privatization program, set to officially commence in […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 22, 2016

Samsung expands into Vietnamese aviation sector

Samsung SDS, the Korean conglomerate’s information and communications technology (ICT) and logistics arm, will enter the Vietnamese market through a joint venture with Aviation Logistics Service, which operates ALS Cargo Terminal – billed as, “the most modern cargo terminal at Noi Bai International Airport.” Following last month’s joint venture with Thailand’s Acutech, the ALS deal […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 19, 2016

IAG Cargo and Exelsius to hold GDP workshop in Dublin

IAG Cargo and Exelsius Consultancy have announced that the next Good Distribution Practice (GDP) Academy workshop will take place in Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 28-29, at the Radisson Blu hotel at Dublin Airport. The workshop focuses on the correct handling of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products, with an in-person visit to an airport. Participants will gain hands-on experience […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 19, 2016

Rio Olympics driving more unconventional deliveries

In the days before the Opening Ceremony for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games kicks off this evening, forwarders and carriers of specialty cargo have been working overtime to bring equipment, infrastructure and even animals to the balmy Brazilian shores. American Airlines Cargo, for instance, delivered more than 65 tonnes of goods to Rio in […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 5, 2016
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