Airports

Swissport Cargo USA opens warehouse at Chicago O’Hare

Swissport Cargo USA opens warehouse at Chicago O’Hare

July 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

Swissport Cargo USA opened a new 138,000-square foot facility, located in the North Cargo Area of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The ground handler said that it’s facility’s automated material handling system was the “first of its kind in the region” that could accommodate over 120 10-ft ULDs at a time usingRead More

Rising global temperatures could snarl cargo operations

Rising global temperatures could snarl cargo operations

July 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Heat waves generated by global warming could ground nearly a third of flights during the hottest days, forcing carriers to jettison cargo in order to take off, according to a study in this month’s Climatic Change. Cargo stalwarts, such as the 777-300, are expected to experience the greatest impact, dueRead More

Let us now praise cargo ground handlers [VIDEO]

Let us now praise cargo ground handlers [VIDEO]

July 21, 2017 at 5:19 pm 0 comments

In an industry that celebrates soaring aircraft, ground handers don’t always get the love they deserve. Not so here at Air Cargo World (see previous post), where we want to celebrate these unsung heroes of the airfreight business. Paris-based WFS, for instance, moves cargo at 198 airports around the world,Read More

LUG to take over all Emirates freight ops at Frankfurt

LUG to take over all Emirates freight ops at Frankfurt

July 21, 2017 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

LUG aircargo handling is taking over all freight handling for Emirates Airline’s Frankfurt Airport (FRA) operations, effective Oct. 2, 2017. Emirates operates three daily A380 and 777 passenger flights between FRA and Dubai, as well as eight all-cargo 777F flights per week. The contract has LUG covering all belly andRead More

Swissport Netherlands awarded IATA’s CEIV-Pharma cert

Swissport Netherlands awarded IATA’s CEIV-Pharma cert

July 20, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Swissport International’s Netherlands subsidiary was awarded IATA’s CEIV certification for pharmaceutical handling at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, allowing the Switzerland-based company to capitalize on the Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) program. The airport is a fast-growing hub for pharma shipments, and the PGA’s cargo community provides the sort of transparency thatRead More

Western Global Airlines, Network Airline Management renew ACMI deal

Western Global Airlines, Network Airline Management renew ACMI deal

July 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

All-cargo carrier Western Global Airlines (WGA) renewed its long-term ACMI contract with UK-based Network Airline Management (NAM) last week, operating WGA MD-11 freighters on Africa-to-Europe routes. The renewal keeps WGA freighters flying scheduled and charter flights on behalf of NAM, primarily between Europe and Africa, with operations based in Liege,Read More

Air France- KLM doubles down on e-commerce strategy

Air France- KLM doubles down on e-commerce strategy

July 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Air France-KLM opened what it is calling “the world’s first” combination-carrier-operated sorting system capable of handling package-level freight. Air France-KLM has pursued a number of cargo strategies over the years with limited success, however this new strategy suggests that the carrier’s ambitions are still intact. The new facility “allows usRead More

New Istanbul Airport inks €250-million cargo service deals

New Istanbul Airport inks €250-million cargo service deals

July 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

With Turkish Cargo posting a 30 percent, year-over-year, jump in 2016, to 3.6 billion freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), the scale of Istanbul’s new six-runway airport is suddenly looking more pragmatic. On the logistics side, the country’s new airport is nearing completion, setting the stage for a new global cargo hubRead More