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Fraport weathers first quarter

Fraport weathers first quarter

April 15, 2015 at 11:40 pm 0 comments

Hurricane Niklas raging through northern Europe on March 31 and the four-day Lufthansa pilot strike were blamed for reducing airfreight throughput at most of the Fraport Group’s airports, according to traffic figures from the airport management company. Strike-related flight cancellations affected cargo because of reductions in belly capacity in theRead More

Frankfurt Airport improves facilities for forwarders, truckers

Frankfurt Airport improves facilities for forwarders, truckers

April 15, 2015 at 8:57 pm 0 comments

Fraport made significant improvements at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South, with input from the German Freight Forwarders and Logistics Association. Forwarders and staff now have 70 new truck parking spaces and amenities for truck drivers including showers and other sanitary facilities. The project was finished in mid-March after a year ofRead More

New freighter service to Frankfurt

April 2, 2015 at 9:17 pm 0 comments

A twice-weekly 767 freighter service between Navoi International Airport and Frankfurt, courtesy of Uzbekistan Airways, is now operating on Wednesdays and Fridays. The carrier is offering freighter connections onward to Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai, Shanghai and Tianjin via Navoi in Uzbekistan. Opened in 1962 in the Soviet era, Navoi Airport wasRead More

Cargo Security: A Delicate Balance

Cargo Security: A Delicate Balance

March 7, 2015 at 1:40 am 0 comments

Last fall, Air New Zealand flight NZ057 was at the terminal on Fiji’s Nadi International Airport, preparing for a three-hour flight home to Auckland. For this leg of the flight, the cargo handler, Air Terminal Services (ATS), owned by the Fiji government, was tasked with loading 13 ULDs full ofRead More

News Briefs: Evans to step down, IATA 2015 forecast, and more

News Briefs: Evans to step down, IATA 2015 forecast, and more

December 12, 2014 at 8:51 pm 0 comments

Oliver Evans, Chief Cargo Office of Swiss WorldCargo, and recipient of Air Cargo World’s inaugural “Air Cargo Executive of the Year” award, announced that he will be stepping down from his position in September 2015, after service for 13 years at SWISS. Evans (pictured at right), also current Chairman ofRead More

Lufthansa Cargo expects little disruption from latest strike

Lufthansa Cargo expects little disruption from latest strike

October 8, 2014 at 12:10 am 0 comments

Pilots from the German union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) have begun yet another strike at Lufthansa Cargo, scheduled for today and tomorrow, to protest expected changes in the carrier’s retirement benefits plan. However, Lufthansa Cargo said that the latest action – the sixth so far in 2014 – will create littleRead More

New cargo association founded at Frankfurt

New cargo association founded at Frankfurt

June 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

Cargo companies at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) founded an association to promote FRA as a global air cargo hub.  Air Cargo Community Frankfurt will represent the interests of air cargo companies and function as the single voice of this industry. The association has 15 member companies from the freight forwarding andRead More

Cargo grows at airports in Germany, China

Cargo grows at airports in Germany, China

June 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

Cargo throughput at Fraport AG’s Frankfurt Airport in May grew by 6.9 percent year over year to 185,626 tonnes. “The strong development in air cargo strengthens our position as Europe’s largest cargo airport. Furthermore, this underscores FRA’s importance for Germany’s export-driven economy and the logistics industry, thus providing a concreteRead More