Aircraft

Emirates adds daily Fort Lauderdale service

Emirates adds daily Fort Lauderdale service

December 20, 2016 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

Emirates SkyCargo has added daily service to Fort Lauderdale, starting Dec. 15. The new destination makes Fort Lauderdale SkyCargo’s 13th in the United States, and its second in Florida, expanding the United Arab Emirates-based carrier’s reach into a major southern manufacturing and logistics market. The daily Dubai-to-Fort Lauderdale route featuresRead More

Southwest Airlines cargo to go international in 2017

Southwest Airlines cargo to go international in 2017

December 20, 2016 at 10:59 am 0 comments

For a carrier that flies only 737 narrowbody passenger aircraft, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines carries a substantial amount of freight throughout its domestic network – some 98,400 tonnes in 2015. Despite various interline agreements with international carriers, Southwest still lacks the ability to carry cargo to any of the international destinationsRead More

Halifax ready to rock lobster shipments for holidays

Halifax ready to rock lobster shipments for holidays

December 19, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

A lot has changed since Native Americans used lobsters to fertilize their crops and authorities fed them to prisoners and slaves during the colonial era – so much so that Halifax Stanfield has built a 17,000-square-meter cargo pad to accommodate the freighters that transport the marine crustaceans to markets aroundRead More

Panalpina commits to shrinking carbon footprint

Panalpina commits to shrinking carbon footprint

December 19, 2016 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

Panalpina has pledge to make a 20 percent reduction in its emissions by 2025, based on 2013 levels, joining 31 other companies that have committed to meet reduction targets approved by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTI). The Swiss forwarder the targets will apply to “direct emissions from owned orRead More

Is that an online purchase? Just throw it on the baggage conveyor!

Is that an online purchase? Just throw it on the baggage conveyor!

December 16, 2016 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

On 15 December, Netherlands-based Parcel International launched a new intra-Europe same-day delivery service in cooperation with KLM and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). The potentially revolutionary service, known as “12Send”, offers first-mile pickup (from online sellers in the Schiphol catchment area), places parcels in a trackable tote, and drops the packages intoRead More

Is Lufthansa’s tie-up with Etihad a sign of détente?

Is Lufthansa’s tie-up with Etihad a sign of détente?

December 16, 2016 at 6:36 pm 0 comments

Etihad Airways and Lufthansa finalized a codeshare agreement, set to start in January 2017, and subject to government approval. The agreement signals a strategic cooperation between two former, and often bitter rivals along a vital passenger and cargo route. Etihad attributed its record-breaking cargo volumes in October to “volumes fromRead More

Regular 737-400F service to begin to Galapagos Islands

Regular 737-400F service to begin to Galapagos Islands

December 16, 2016 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

The Galapagos Islands, almost one thousand kilometers west of Ecuador, will soon have a regular air cargo service. Starting December 19, 2016, a 737-400F will serve the remote islands, pending approval from the Governing Council of Galapagos, which carefully vets transport to protect the islands’ fragile ecosystem. The service willRead More

Lufthansa buys remaining 55 percent of Brussels Airlines

Lufthansa buys remaining 55 percent of Brussels Airlines

December 15, 2016 at 6:38 pm 0 comments

Lufthansa announced that it was exercising an option to buy the remaining 55 percent of Brussels Airlines for US$2.7 million. The deal adds 51 planes to the Lufthansa group, and expands its footprint in Africa, where Brussels Airlines flies to many sub-Saharan destinations. The Belgian carrier will become part ofRead More