Panalpina warns of potential ground-handling gridlock during peak

While most of the focus in previous peak air cargo seasons was based on finding enough capacity before the busy end-of-year shopping spree, Panalpina said there After reporting the handling of just under 1 million tonnes of airfreight in 2017, a new record for the Swiss forwarding giant, Panalpina said the most pressing concern in […]

AirBridgeCargo, Fraport Cargo Services extend contract

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has renewed its long-standing partnership with Fraport Cargo Services (FCS), an independent freight handler at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport. Flying out of Frankfurt since 2005, ABC has employed FCS’ cargo-handling services since 2008.
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  • July 11, 2011

Airbus studies fuel cell technology for independent taxiing

In conjunction with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Airbus is researching the efficacy of fuel cell technology for self-directed taxiing. The manufacturer believes the technology is so promising, in fact, that it utilized a fuel cell system to provide backup power for a civil transport aircraft in 2008.
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  • July 8, 2011

Air New Zealand beats another price-fixing rap

In a letter to Air New Zealand, The Department of Justice (DOJ) said it has stopped its five-year investigation into the carrier’s role in the price fixing scandal.
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  • July 8, 2011

American Airlines, Delta announce June cargo numbers

Delta is riding a 10 percent year-to-date increase in cargo tonne miles when compared to the first sixth months of 2010. The carrier has flown 1.17 million miles so far in 2011. Delta’s results outpace the year-to-date totals from American Airlines, which show a 3 percent decrease in year-over-year tonne miles.
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  • July 7, 2011

Avient and Air Liaison America join forces

Air Liaison America and Avient have inked a deal enabling the freighter operator to grow its presence in the U.S. Under the new contract, Avient will scatter sales staff throughout the U.S. to provide representation for customers nationwide.
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  • July 7, 2011

Canadian SMEs encouraged to look beyond U.S.

The U.S.’ rising national debt has some owners and stakeholders of Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) so concerned that they’re looking to take their exports elsewhere. And the problem doesn’t seem to be improving, according to recent study commissioned by UPS Canada.
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  • July 6, 2011

Cargoitalia launches African freight route

Africa West Cargo has given Italian all-freight flag carrier Cargoitalia the green light to begin service to its Lomé, Togo, hub via a weekly AMCI agreement. Effective immediately, the new contact will open up new markets for both cargo carriers.
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  • July 6, 2011

Aviation summit highlights cargo security issues

With incidents such as the January Domodedovo airport suicide bombing and the October 2010 air cargo bomb from Yemen garnering headlines, airfreight security has never been a hotter topic. And it’s precisely this topic that will be the focus of the International Quality & Productivity Centre’s (IQPC) 3rd Annual Aviation Security 2011 conference, taking place […]
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  • July 6, 2011

FedEx reports significant revenue growth

Despite an onslaught of economic challenges, FedEx reported year-on-year growth of 32 percent during its fourth quarter, which ended May 31. Overall revenue also grew significantly during this time period, increasing by 12 percent to $10.55 billion.
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  • July 6, 2011

IES and Traxon Europe develop ICS compliance network

To streamline data exchange between freight forwarders and airlines — and meet new European Union customs’ standards — IES and Traxon Europe have created an EU import control system (ICS) compliance network. Acting like a hub for ICS channels, the network simplifies the airfreight data-entry process, the companies said.
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  • July 6, 2011

IATA data reveals mixed news for airfreight

Research from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicated that airfreight volumes increased slightly in May, although numbers were significantly lower than 2010 averages. To IATA, this trend speaks volumes about the current state of the global economy.
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  • July 6, 2011

Labor disputes are in the air

Last month, after weeks upon weeks of negotiations, customer service workers at Air Canada left their jobs and picked up pickets. Employees were frustrated that a resolution to disputes over wages, pensions and benefits couldn’t be reached. The strike, which the carrier said didn’t affect services, began at 11:59 p.m. on a Monday night. It […]
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  • July 1, 2011
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