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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

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

Air freight demand continues to grow in November

Air freight demand continues to grow in November

December 15, 2016 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

Many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports have reported their November results, with gains appearing almost as strong as they were in October, it still looks like a very good month. Strikes at Lufthansa impacted not only the carrier, but also its main hub at Frankfurt (FRA), and neitherRead More

West African fuel shortages prompting flight cancellations in Nigeria as Ghana runs dry

West African fuel shortages prompting flight cancellations in Nigeria as Ghana runs dry

December 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

The price of Jet fuel has almost tripled in Nigeria over the last year, and now carriers are considering reducing flights into the country due to a fuel crisis that local media has called “panicked.” The aviation fuel in question, Jet-A1, must be imported, and with the naira’s collapse enteringRead More

EU Airports on track for strong 2016

EU Airports on track for strong 2016

December 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

EU air cargo volumes remained buoyant into the month of November, with exceptions such as Frankfurt reflecting a pilot’s strike, rather than long-term downturns. In the UK, Heathrow’s cargo volumes rose 4.4 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) making it Britain’s largest port, with almost 30 percent of UK exports by value. HeathrowRead More

DB Schenker consolidates Air Freight, Ocean Freight and Land Transport Board Divisions

DB Schenker consolidates Air Freight, Ocean Freight and Land Transport Board Divisions

December 13, 2016 at 6:40 pm 0 comments

DB Schenker is consolidating its Air Freight, Ocean Freight and Land Transport Board Divisions to create a new division named, simply, Freight. Under the leadership of Ewald Kaiser, currently a member of the management board for land transport, DB Schenker hopes to bring the three product areas closer together toRead More

IATA study: Air connectivity can improve trade by 6:1 ratio

IATA study: Air connectivity can improve trade by 6:1 ratio

December 9, 2016 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

The more connected you are with the world, the greater your ability to engage in trade – by a factor of 6 to 1. Those are the findings of a recent study released by The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which made a quantitative link between a country’s air cargoRead More