China Airlines’ ramp operations for ULDs go paperless

In an effort to reduce its reliance on paper-based system and improve efficiency, China Airlines told Air Cargo World today that it has completed testing of its Mobile Ramp Project, which involves the use of handheld digital devices that can scan and track each ULD as they are loaded. The Taiwan-based carrier has been using […]

China Airlines’ ramp operations for ULDs go paperless

In an effort to reduce its reliance on paper-based system and improve efficiency, China Airlines told Air Cargo World today that it has completed testing of its Mobile Ramp Project, which involves the use of handheld digital devices that can scan and track each ULD as they are loaded. The Taiwan-based carrier has been using […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 17, 2018

Budapest Airport plans growth strategy for Asia with new routes

Today, Budapest Airport (BUD) announced its new growth strategy for Asia, set to launch in the new year, which includes the addition of several direct freighter and belly cargo routes to China. Although details on schedules and frequency are still to be determined, the new flights are expected to begin operations next summer. The new […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 17, 2018

Alibaba enters strategic partnership with Volga-Dnepr Group

Alibaba is making moves to further tap into Western markets in a new partnership with the Russian airline conglomerate Volga-Dnepr Group. Today, the e-commerce giant’s logistics unit, Cainiao, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Volga-Dnepr Group to utilize its trans-Eurasian-focused subsidiary carriers’ networks, and to each “leverage their respective logistics assets in Asia, Europe […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 17, 2018

K+N adds pharma facility in Slovenia

Swiss forwarder Kuehne + Nagel is increasing its foothold in pharma logistics with the addition of a new distribution center and warehouse in Slovenia for its healthcare-oriented clients near Ljubljana Airport (LJU), which it said is one of the largest facilities in its international cool-chain network, “KN PharmaChain.” The 38,000-square-meter facility has capacity for about […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 17, 2018

Cargolux launches HKG-MEX route, as JV with HNCA may be on pause

This week, Luxembourg-based Cargolux added another trans-Pacific flight to its portfolio, connecting Hong Kong (HKG) to Mexico City (MEX) on a twice-weekly route that will stop once per week in Guadalajara (GDL). The inaugural flight departed from HKG on Dec. 10 carrying 120 tonnes of cargo on one of its 747 freighters. Kevin Shek, vice […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 14, 2018

Pierre Poignant to replace Lucy Peng as CEO of Alibaba subsidiary Lazada Group

Lucy Peng, one of 18 Alibaba co-founders, is stepping down from her current role of CEO of the e-commerce giant’s Southeast Asian subsidiary, e-commerce website Lazada, after only nine months in the position, according to reports from Bloomberg and Financial Times. Pierre Poignant, who served as chief operations officer at Lazada, and most recently as […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 14, 2018

DFW’s John Ackerman on strengthening inter-airport connections

At this year's TIACA Air Cargo Forum, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) signed a memorandum of understanding with Groupe ADP, the operator of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and others, to “develop air cargo strategies” and improve the movement of airfreight between the two global hubs. Under the agreement, DFW and CDG pledged to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 14, 2018

MRB launches agreement to attract large cargo companies, eyes Amazon

Today, the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (MRB) announced that it is working with two Florida-based firms, 6-A Aviation, Inc. and XL Holdings, Inc., to attract new air cargo companies to the area. While the airport has housed military air cargo operations for over 50 years, it now hopes to attract large commercial air cargo […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 13, 2018

Cargolux, Turkish Cargo sign on to Cargo Facts EMEA speaker faculty

Cargo Facts EMEA 2019, the industry’s foremost event for innovation in air freight and equipment technology across the EMEA region and globally, continues to add to its stellar speaker lineup with the addition of innovation guru, Olivier Chabin, and cargo expert, Turhan Özen. The event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2019, at the Westin Grand Frankfurt and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 13, 2018

Airfreight demand growth slowdown ahead, says IATA

Growth in demand for airfreight will reach its slowest pace since 2016 next year, according to a new report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The organization forecasts a 3.7 percent annual increase to 65.9 million tonnes in 2019, compared to the 4.1 percent increase it forecasted for 2018. A pattern of slower growth […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 13, 2018

Amazon Air adds DFW area to hub network

Amazon Air has introduced another piece to the puzzle that is its growing network of regional hubs with yesterday’s announcement of the Alliance Fort Worth Airport (AFW) as its newest location. This is the third in the series of staggered announcements from the e-commerce giant that have taken place over the past few weeks, following […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 12, 2018

Lufthansa Cargo’s added capacity underpins seasonal shipping efforts

Lufthansa Cargo has reinstated its annual capacity boost between Germany and the U.S. with the addition of its Frankfurt (FRA)-New York (JFK) MD-11 route, “exclusively for Deutsche Post [AG], and especially in the service of Santa Claus,” the carrier said today. The service will run until Jan. 3, offering space on the 60-tonne capacity widebody […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 12, 2018

Hong Kong, Alibaba Group to build HKG smart logistics hub

Today, Airport Authority Hong Kong and Alibaba Group announced their commitment to collaborate in building a global smart logistics hub at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The right to develop and manage the hub at the world’s busiest cargo airport was awarded earlier this year to a joint venture led by Cainiao Network, the logistics […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 12, 2018

JV between Azul, Correios scores regulatory approval

Brazil’s top regulatory authority, Administrative Council for Economic (Cade) has approved, without restrictions, the creation of an integrated logistics joint venture (JV) between Brazil-based Azul Cargo Express and Correios. According to Cade, the operation does not increase the likelihood of cornering the air cargo market, due to both companies’ small market share in the regional […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 11, 2018
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