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Will there be a modal shift to Hyperloop? Don’t answer yet…

Will there be a modal shift to Hyperloop? Don’t answer yet…

March 30, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

A recent post in Tech Crunch breathlessly postulated that the planned Hyperloop One system envisioned for the Middle East will one day be able to handle the equivalent of US$12 billion of the region’s entire $35 billion cargo market, including all $7 billion worth of airfreight shipments in the GulfRead More

China’s newest all-cargo carrier takes to the skies

China’s newest all-cargo carrier takes to the skies

March 29, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

Early this morning, Guangzhou-based all-cargo start-up, Longhao Airlines put its first 737-300F into revenue service on a flight between Jiangsu Nantong Xindong Airport (NTG) and Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (CAN). The carrier, which has already inked a deal to carry cargo on behalf of Shenzhen-based SF Express Airlines, has ambitious plansRead More

Momentum for cargo builds for Asia-Pacific airlines in February

Momentum for cargo builds for Asia-Pacific airlines in February

March 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

Cathay Pacific cargo operations Air cargo markets across Asia picked up momentum last month, posting solid increases in demand, according to preliminary February traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). International air cargo demand for member carriers registered growth of 11.3 percent in freight tonne kilometers (FTK),Read More

FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

March 21, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

The FedEx-TNT deal was completed more than a year ago, but the benefits for TNT customers will finally be felt soon in North America. FedEx Express will begin operating a new 777F flight linking Liège, Belgium and Memphis, starting early April 2017. The aircraft will continue on from Memphis enRead More

Agility hitches its wagon to Changi air cargo hub

Agility hitches its wagon to Changi air cargo hub

March 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

Kuwait-based Agility has acquired a 177,000-square-foot warehouse near the Changi International Airport, upping its Singapore warehouse space to 600,000 square feet. The acquisition is the company’s fifth warehouse in the country, as Singapore expands and upgrades its port and airport infrastructure to strengthen its position as a global logistics powerhouseRead More

WCS 2017: Astral Aerial wins IATA Innovation Award for ‘UTM Concept for Africa’

WCS 2017: Astral Aerial wins IATA Innovation Award for ‘UTM Concept for Africa’

March 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI — As IATA wrapped up its 11th World Cargo Symposium here yesterday, it announced that conference participants chose Astral Aerial Solutions as the winner of its 2017 Air Cargo Innovation award, amongst five finalists that had been narrowed down by a panel of judges. Astral Aerial won forRead More

WCS 2017: De Juniac optimistic about air cargo growth, innovation

WCS 2017: De Juniac optimistic about air cargo growth, innovation

March 14, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI, UAE — Optimism has come to air cargo. It’s not often that an IATA World Cargo Symposium starts off with a positive message about the industry, but in yesterday’s opening address, IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said he wanted to “share an optimistic view, whichRead More

Joint sales with Lufthansa kicks off as Cathay shifts gears

Joint sales with Lufthansa kicks off as Cathay shifts gears

March 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

The Year of the Rooster was barely under way, and most Chinese workers were out celebrating the biggest festival in their calendar, when the fledgling partnership of Cathay Pacific with Lufthansa Cargo shifted into a higher gear with joint sales activity. Feb. 1 was the day the combined westbound salesRead More