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Air cargo flies high as EU airports post bumper numbers

Air cargo flies high as EU airports post bumper numbers

January 10, 2017 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

Starting with the latest numbers from IATA, which wrap up the reporting on November’s performance, the upward trend in air cargo has been confirmed once again. Global airfreight markets registered high demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), that rose by 6.8 percent in November 2016, compared to the sameRead More

Major China Airlines-JAL codeshare to include cargo

Major China Airlines-JAL codeshare to include cargo

January 10, 2017 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

China Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) will expand extant code-sharing to cover all routes operated by both airlines between Japan and Taiwan, starting the second half of February 2017. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) said the agreement will be a “strategic cooperation on cargo and passenger services.” The number ofRead More

Does Trump-Alibaba powwow signal de-escalation in trade wars?

Does Trump-Alibaba powwow signal de-escalation in trade wars?

January 10, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

The e-commerce wars just entered surreal territory, with Alibaba founder Jack Ma, a champion of global free trade, meeting the protectionist-leaning President-elect Donald Trump in New York this week to discuss how online retail can create up to 1 million new jobs over the next five years. “Jack and IRead More

Mauritius heads off Brexit downturn with airfreight rebates

Mauritius heads off Brexit downturn with airfreight rebates

January 9, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

When Great Britain voted to break away from the European Union, many knew the “Brexit” would have far-reaching effects on the world economy – but perhaps not quite this far. The tiny island nation of Mauritius, for example, said it will launch an airfreight rebate program, called the “Speed-to-Market Scheme”Read More

UPS moves on U.K.-E.U. truckload brokerage market with Freightex

UPS moves on U.K.-E.U. truckload brokerage market with Freightex

January 9, 2017 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

UPS has bought into the European truckload brokerage sector with purchase of Freightex, a U.K.-based provider of truckload, less-than-truckload, specialized and refrigerated over-the-road services. With the purchase, Freightex will add extensive cross-border routes and a carrier network, which includes a dedicated fleet, to UPS’s portfolio. The acquisition also gives UPSRead More

Indian government calls for single-window cargo communities

Indian government calls for single-window cargo communities

January 9, 2017 at 6:36 pm 0 comments

A report released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation Government of India in late 2016 recommended that, “an electronic platform be put in place to digitize key stakeholder interactions,” in order to increase efficiency of processing shipments and to cut costs. In other words, the proposal system, termed the AirRead More

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 16, 2005 – The Boeing Company  today delivered Air China Cargo’s first Boeing 747-400 Freighter, the first of two new 747-400Fs for the Beijing-based carrier.
The new airplane will be used on Air China Cargo’s routes between China and North America and Europe. Air China Cargo’s new Boeing 747-400 freighter is powered by Pratt & Whitney 4056 engines.
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China Air Cargo’s trade in shark fins is finished [VIDEO]

January 6, 2017 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

Air China Cargo has become the first carrier from the Chinese mainland to ban the transport of shark fins aboard its aircraft, signifying an important curb to the trade of a product that is widely considered to be both inhumane and a threat to an endangered species. The carrier hasRead More

Vienna to add 30 percent more cargo warehousing by end of 2017

Vienna to add 30 percent more cargo warehousing by end of 2017

January 6, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Vienna International Airport (VIE) announced that it is expanding its cargo facility by 30 percent this year, and expects to have an additional 15,000 square meters of warehouse space operational by the end of this year. The €16 million addition will feature solar-power panels that will be “one of theRead More