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Cargo Chat: Cargolux makes Puerto Rico pharma service ‘official’

Cargo Chat: Cargolux makes Puerto Rico pharma service ‘official’

November 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

Stavros Evangelakakis, Cargolux Early last month, Cargolux launched a new weekly route from its home base in Luxembourg directly to Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. That may not seem like a logical cargo route, considering that the American commonwealth in the Caribbean has been enduring a cripplingRead More

DHL Global Forwarding, United angle for more Puerto Rico pharma

DHL Global Forwarding, United angle for more Puerto Rico pharma

September 16, 2016 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) and United Airlines are the latest companies to expand their Puerto Rico operations, as air cargo carriers and handlers angle for a piece of the unincorporated U.S. territory’s pharmaceutical export market. With 49 pharmaceutical plants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, plus 12 ofRead More

Carriers flock to Puerto Rico’s pharma exports

Carriers flock to Puerto Rico’s pharma exports

September 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Even as mutual funds and other creditors circle Puerto Rico and its besieged economy, looking to claw back some US$70 billion in debt, Cargolux and CAL Cargo Airline are adding flights to the unincorporated U.S. territory to capitalize on strong pharmaceutical exports. For all its dismal financial press, Puerto RicoRead More

Pharma traffic keeps Puerto Rico afloat

Pharma traffic keeps Puerto Rico afloat

March 7, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Puerto Rico seems like an island para­dise, full of history, picturesque beaches and bright, sunny days. But for the past decade, this small Caribbean territory of the United States has seen its economy shrink by 14 percent, with employment dropping 12 percent over the same pe­riod, according to The Economist.Read More

No more flowers for Lufthansa Cargo

No more flowers for Lufthansa Cargo

January 15, 2016 at 1:28 am 0 comments

By this coming March, Lufthansa Cargo will stop its twice-weekly service carrying cut flowers from Ecuador and Colombia, by way of Puerto Rico, and onward to Frankfurt. By stopping in Puerto Rico, the service fell within the guidelines for operating in accordance with the open-skies agreement between the United StatesRead More

How the Caribbean is positioning itself as a cargo gateway

How the Caribbean is positioning itself as a cargo gateway

October 2, 2015 at 9:42 pm 0 comments

This coming February, when most of the Northern Hemisphere is locked in another dreary winter, a 777-200LR is expected to touch down at Tocumen International Airport, packed with 256 passengers. The crowded flight will be of no sur­prise, as the destination is Panama City, Panama, a languid tropical setting thatRead More

Panalpina flies pharma from Puerto Rico to Europe

Panalpina flies pharma from Puerto Rico to Europe

August 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

Panalpina now offers a new service from Puerto Rico directly into Luxembourg in collaboration with Cargolux. The weekly service marks the first regular call of a full freighter aircraft at San Juan International Airport. It gives health care customers in the area guaranteed uplift for their cargo on a BoeingRead More

Puerto Rico snags MRO facility

Puerto Rico snags MRO facility

April 11, 2014 at 1:05 pm 0 comments

Lufthansa Technik and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico announced an agreement to create a new aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Puerto Rico, which will service short-haul and medium-haul aircraft. Agreements have now been signed with the government of Puerto Rico and the responsible port authority, and LufthansaRead More