NCA slapped with ‘Business Improvement Order’ as limited flights continue

A month after the Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) halted all flight operations due to problems with its aircraft maintenance records, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLITT) issued a “Business Improvement Order” for violating safety procedures under the Civil Aeronautics Law of Japan. When the violations first came to light in mid-June, NCA […]

Hactl to deploy enhanced cargo management system

Officials from Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. announced that Hactl SuperTerminal 1 will transition to a new airfreight management system in December. This modernization is a key part of Hactl’s HK$240million initiative to renovate its freight-handling facilities.
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  • October 19, 2011

Emirates SkyCargo announces fleet enhancements

Emirates SkyCargo recently made company history with the transportation of nearly 53 tonnes of freight in the belly-hold of a Boeing 777-300ER. Members of Emirates’ cargo team sat down with Air Cargo World to discuss this achievement and more.
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  • October 19, 2011

Frankfurt Airport reports September cargo drop

September was a difficult month for cargo at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), according to traffic figures released by the Fraport Group. FRA, which handled 176,222 tonnes of freight in the month in question, saw cargo volumes drop 5.3 percent, year-over-year.
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  • October 18, 2011

Portal provides freight forwarder alternative

Dutch logistics experts have launched an online portal that allows companies to schedule shipments without the use of freight forwarders. Dubbed Aircargoshop, the portal is currently limited to freight originating from the Netherlands, although founder Paul Parramore told Air Cargo World that expansion is a remote possibility.
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  • October 18, 2011

Cathay Pacific reports sluggish September

September was a difficult month for Cathay Pacific and wholly owned subsidiary Dragonair, with the airlines reporting a combined year-over-year cargo decline of 10.1 percent. It was the sixth consecutive month of loss, a Cathay Pacific spokesman revealed.
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  • October 14, 2011

IATA addresses South Africa’s aviation needs

In an address to attendees of the recent Airlines Association of Southern Africa conference, International Air Transport Association Director General and CEO Tony Tyler touted the necessity of partnership in elevating South Africa’s aviation sector. Tyler reached this conclusion after poring over data from a study IATA conducted with Oxford Economics.
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  • October 14, 2011

U.S.-Korea free-trade agreement could fuel cargo growth

The U.S. Congress has passed separate free-trade agreements between the U.S. and South Korea, Panama, and Colombia. According to a statement released by the White House, the FTAs will help President Obama achieve his goal of doubling American exports. Both houses of Congress passed the bills on October 12, one day before South Korean President […]
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  • October 13, 2011

Virgin Atlantic to co-develop biofuel

Officials for Virgin Atlantic Airways announced their plans to develop an alternative jet fuel with half of the carbon emissions of standard fuels. Once complete, the biofuel will be utilized on Virgin Atlantic’s routes from Shanghai and Delhi to London Heathrow Airport, a company spokesman said.
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  • October 12, 2011

Cargolux takes delivery of first 747-8F

Boeing and launch customer Cargolux have settled their month-long dispute, culminating in the delivery of the first 747-8 freighter on October 12. The Luxembourg-based freight carrier acquired the second of 13 747-8s it ordered from Boeing one day later.
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  • October 12, 2011

German court halts night flights at Frankfurt Airport

The Hesse Administrative High Court in Germany has ruled to ban scheduled nighttime flights at Frankfurt Airport starting October 30. The total ban will stay in effect until the German Federal Administrative High Court in Leipzig can weigh in on the decision.
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  • October 11, 2011

K + N to procure Drude Logistik

Kuehne + Nagel has agreed to purchase Bad Hersfeld, Germany-based Carl Drude GmbH & Co. KG for an undisclosed amount. Company officials project that the acquisition of Drude Logistik, which facilitates hub operations for global groupage networks, will help K + N boost its European presence tremendously.
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  • October 11, 2011

Qatar Airways expands North American cargo service

Qatar Airways will launch dedicated freight routes to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport from its Doha hub via Luxembourg next month. Twice-weekly freight flights to Atlanta and Houston will commence on November 2 while Toronto will enjoy weekly service beginning November 7.
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  • October 10, 2011