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British traders say Brexit talks must move faster to prevent disaster

British traders say Brexit talks must move faster to prevent disaster

July 17, 2017 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

Britain’s economy faces a “disaster,” unless Prime Minister Theresa May’s administration picks up the pace of Brexit negotiations, said Britain’s largest transport trade association, the Freight Transport Association (FTA). “The clock is ticking and we urgently need agreement on the first phase of negotiations so we can move on toRead 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

JD.com signs cold-chain logistics deal with Japan’s Yamato Holdings

JD.com signs cold-chain logistics deal with Japan’s Yamato Holdings

July 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

The vast size of the Chinese e-commerce market is about to join forces with the forwarding expertise of the Japanese logistics industry. Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Yamato Holdings, a Japanese logistics company, to build a cold-chain logistics network in China. The allianceRead 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

DHL Supply Chain takes over Cathay Pacific MRO logistics

DHL Supply Chain takes over Cathay Pacific MRO logistics

July 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

  A ten-year contract went into effect today that puts DHL Supply Chain in charge of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon’s storage, warehousing and domestic transportation of aircraft service parts at Hong Kong International Airport (HKA).  The contract will see DHL Supply Chain take overall responsibility for the storage, warehousingRead More

Frankfurt-Hahn’s half-year cargo numbers see record growth

Frankfurt-Hahn’s half-year cargo numbers see record growth

July 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

“All signs point toward growth,” enthused Roger Scheifele, senior vice president for cargo sales and business development at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN), following the announcement that the German hub’s cargo business had more than doubled its cargo traffic over the first half of 2017.  From January to June, 49,000 tonnes ofRead More

Hactl wins contract for Melbourne-Hong Kong Virgin Australia route

Hactl wins contract for Melbourne-Hong Kong Virgin Australia route

July 13, 2017 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) was appointed as cargo ground handler for Virgin Australia’s new services from Melbourne to Hong Kong that started on July 5. At five weekly Airbus A330-200 arrivals, each with 14 tonnes of bellyhold capacity a piece, Virgin Australia could move a significant shareRead More