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MIA ocean-to-air perishables program starts operation

MIA ocean-to-air perishables program starts operation

February 6, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Florida’s first-ever ocean-to-air perishables trans-shipment transferred through Miami International Airport (MIA) last week en route to the E.U. Ten tons of peas that arrived at Port Everglades on Jan. 30 from Guatemala were trucked to MIA and then flown to Amsterdam via Centurion Cargo on Feb. 2. Last October, theRead More

Qatar 777F (QTR #865-WF111) Take off, Taxi and Landing
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Qatar Cargo appoints Siginon as Nairobi ground handler

February 3, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Siginon Aviation has been appointed Qatar Airways Cargo’s ground and ramp handler for the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya. Qatar Airways Cargo has served Nairobi for ten years now. Siginon Aviation’s facility includes a 3,000-square-meter perishables center, a 5,000-square-meter general cargo warehouse and specialized storage for dangerous,Read More

Cargo growth levels off at Dubai’s DWC

Cargo growth levels off at Dubai’s DWC

February 1, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

Airfreight volumes at Al Maktoum International (DWC) registered an anemic increase during 2016, at just under 898,000 tonnes, up only 0.8 percent, compared to the nearly 891,000 tonnes handled during 2015. At this time last year, the airport announced that cargo volumes had surged 7.7 percent during 2015, compared toRead More

Amazon to move Prime Air cargo hub to Cincinnati

Amazon to move Prime Air cargo hub to Cincinnati

February 1, 2017 at 10:25 am 0 comments

When Amazon announced last year that it was entering directly into the air logistics business with the launch of Prime Air, the airfreight world knew that it had to prepare for bold moves by a deep-pocketed company with a passion for innovation. Yesterday, the Seattle-based online retail giant made anotherRead More

Kalitta Air’s implements CHAMP’s weight & balance software

Kalitta Air’s implements CHAMP’s weight & balance software

January 31, 2017 at 6:38 pm 0 comments

U.S.-based cargo carrier Kalitta Air has implemented CHAMP Cargosystems’ Weight & Balance application, which manages load planning.  Kalitta operates a fleet of sixteen 747 freighters, and has obtained FAA approval for the usage of CHAMP’s technology for its freighter fleet. CHAMP’s software is a Java-based web application, enabling carriers andRead More

ABX pilots’ strike lowers ATSG 2016 earnings

ABX pilots’ strike lowers ATSG 2016 earnings

January 27, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) announced that it expected fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 Adjusted EBITDA to be approximately US$7 million short of its previous guidance. The company blamed work stoppage in mid-November 2016, when pilots at its subsidiary ABX Air, which flies packages for Amazon.com and DHL Worldwide Express, wentRead More

Crustaceans crush 2016, leading to 4.1 percent cargo rise at Halifax

Crustaceans crush 2016, leading to 4.1 percent cargo rise at Halifax

January 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

Thanks to a booming year for lobster, Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) saw substantial cargo growth over 2016, processing more than 33,000 tonnes of cargo, up 4.1 percent over 2015. An estimated US$187 million in seafood exports were shipped last year, an increase of approximately $40 million from 2015. AsRead More

Sydney, Australia - March 4, 2013: Air freight containers, branded by a number of airlines including Qantas, Air New Zealand and Vietnam Airlines, on the tarmac at Sydney Airport.

Air freight cargo containers branded with various operators on the tarmac at Sydney Airport.

Hactl takes on Vietjet’s cargo handling at Hong Kong

January 25, 2017 at 7:11 pm 0 comments

Vietnamese carrier VietJet has chosen Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) to provide cargo terminal operations for its newly launched flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong. The daily services are operated with narrowbody A320 aircraft. In the first nine months of 2016, Vietnam was Hong Kong’sRead More