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LUG takes over Etihad’s Frankfurt, Munich cargo handling

LUG takes over Etihad’s Frankfurt, Munich cargo handling

February 10, 2017 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

Ground handler LUG aircargo will take over freight handling operations for Etihad at Munich this month, and will assume the carrier’s Frankfurt Airport operations in March. Etihad entered into a code-share agreement with Lufthansa between the same airports late last year, creating the potential for Lufthansa freight to move betweenRead More

On the rails: Growth in Asia’s slower lane

On the rails: Growth in Asia’s slower lane

February 9, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Last October the British and Chinese governments agreed to allow more than double the number of passenger flights between the two nations and threw the door open to unlimited cargo flights. To date, however, no air carrier has availed itself of the opportunity. Instead, rail, as well as rival ground-basedRead More

Brazil’s economic crisis keeps LATAM Cargo in the weeds

Brazil’s economic crisis keeps LATAM Cargo in the weeds

February 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

LATAM Airlines’ cargo business, along with the regional economy, got pounded in 2016, and the latest January numbers suggest that the beleaguered Santiago-based carrier isn’t out of the woods yet, despite a 1.9-percentage-point increase in its cargo load factor. According to the carrier’s monthly report, out yesterday, revenue tonne kilometersRead More

Qatar Cargo launches additional Pharma Express flights from Basel, Brussels

Qatar Cargo launches additional Pharma Express flights from Basel, Brussels

February 8, 2017 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

The healthcare business continues to boom for Qatar Cargo, which launched additional Pharma Express flights from Basel and Brussels to the carrier’s hub in Doha. The routes connect to other Pharma Express flights via Doha, linking European Union-based pharma companies with markets in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. The three IndianRead More

DHL: Cross-border e-commerce to grow at 25 percent through 2020

DHL: Cross-border e-commerce to grow at 25 percent through 2020

February 7, 2017 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

Cross-border e-commerce will increase at an annual average rate of 25 percent between 2015 and 2020 (from US$300 billion to $900 billion), according to research published last week by DHL Express. That rate is twice the pace of domestic e-commerce retailers and manufacturers in the six countries featured in theRead More

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

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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

Strong 2016 closeout raises IATA’s global airfreight volumes

Strong 2016 closeout raises IATA’s global airfreight volumes

February 2, 2017 at 6:20 pm 0 comments

Confirming several other reports on the recent surge in demand for air cargo services, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) found that airfreight demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 3.8 percent in 2016, compared to 2015, according to the latest global data. Growth in 2016 was wellRead More