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No Lufthansa buyout, but Etihad bearish on code shares

No Lufthansa buyout, but Etihad bearish on code shares

January 19, 2017 at 6:33 pm 0 comments

Like a celebrity mismatch, the rumored Lufthansa-Etihad merger flooding news feeds was bound to disappoint, and now Reuters reports that “a financial stake is out of the question at the moment,” citing a source close to the plans. But given the move towards code sharing, and the Gulf-carrier’s proclivity towardsRead More

China-UK railroad corridor spells trouble for airfreight

China-UK railroad corridor spells trouble for airfreight

January 18, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

The first container train from China reached the U.K. today, arriving at the London Eurohub in Barking. Completed in 18 days, the rail transit connection threatens to disrupt China-Europe supply chains, with airfreight appearing especially vulnerable. The 10,000- to 12,000-kilometer transit takes 12 to 18 days, depending on the routeRead More

SF Express moves ahead with China air cargo hub

SF Express moves ahead with China air cargo hub

January 18, 2017 at 6:33 pm 0 comments

Shenzhen-based carrier SF Express is moving forward with its plans to build one of the world’s biggest air-cargo hubs in Ezhou City, an inland city less than two hours by air from 80 percent of China’s economic activity. A unit of SF Express – SF Airport Investment – and ChinaRead More

Cargolux passes GDP renewal audit, others go it alone

Cargolux passes GDP renewal audit, others go it alone

January 18, 2017 at 6:26 pm 0 comments

Cargolux Airlines has once again passed its GDP (Good Distribution Practice) audit, validating its GDP certification. The company’s management system continues to meet the requirements of the E.U. directive, “Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use,” and of World Health Organization guidelines. As carriers look toRead More

Hong Kong International closes out 2016 on a high note

Hong Kong International closes out 2016 on a high note

January 17, 2017 at 6:37 pm 0 comments

Cargo throughput at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) – already the top cargo airport in the world, in terms of tonnage – added to its lead with a 3.2 percent increase, compared to 2015, to 4.52 million tonnes in 2016. Over the year, HKIA also handled 411,530 flight movements, representingRead More

U.K. trade groups call for more details on May’s Brexit vision

U.K. trade groups call for more details on May’s Brexit vision

January 17, 2017 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) and The Freight Transport Association (FTA) have joined other economic organizations voicing their positions on Prime Minister Theresa May’s vision for Britain’s future relationship with its European and global trading partners. The BIFA and FTA are underscoring the importance of clear rules of theRead More

DHL eCommerce opens Aussie fulfillment center

DHL eCommerce opens Aussie fulfillment center

January 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm 0 comments

DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, launched a fulfillment center in Sydney to meet Australian domestic demand for overseas goods ordered by online shoppers. The new center allows international retailers to reach domestic consumers in, “one of the world’s most mature and fastest-growing e-commerce markets,” said DamienRead More

MyCargo 747-400 freighter crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing 37

MyCargo 747-400 freighter crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing 37

January 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

A 747-400 freighter aircraft, flown by Turkish carrier MyCargo Airlines on behalf of Turkish Airlines, crashed early this morning just short of the runway at Manas International Airport (FRU) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, killing all four crew members aboard and 33 people on the ground. Flight TK-6491 was in the middleRead More