Jeff Lee

Jeff Lee

Associate Editor

Jeff Lee is the Associate Editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, Cargo Facts, and weekly e-mail publication, Cargo Facts Update. Prior to joining the company in 2019, Jeff covered the freight industry with another publication for four-and-a-half years. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from University College London and a Master of Journalism from the University of Hong Kong.

Despite trouble at pax airline, Hong Kong Air Cargo carrying on business as usual

While HNA Group affiliate Hong Kong Airlines is running into serious financial difficulties and is teetering on the verge of collapse, its dedicated airfreight subsidiary, Hong Kong Air Cargo, appears to be conducting business as usual. Hong Kong Air Cargo’s five A330-200Fs are currently all flying, operating services between Hong Kong (HKG) and destinations such […]

Lufthansa Cargo accelerates fleet renewal, to add more 777Fs

German carrier Lufthansa Cargo has committed to buying two more 777Fs from Boeing and will go ahead with its plan for an accelerated withdrawal of its MD-11Fs [FATs 005226-005227]. The two new aircraft will be delivered next year and will be based at the Frankfurt (FRA) hub, while the remaining ten MD-11Fs will all be retired by the end […]

dnata obtains CEIV Pharma certification at DWC

dnata has received the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its pharma-handling processes at its Dubai World Central (DWC) facility. The UAE-based company’s facility at Dubai International (DXB) is already CEIV Pharma-certified. According to dnata, it has significantly invested over the […]

Etihad Cargo opens 24/7 Control Center

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Cargo has inaugurated its Cargo Control Center, a new facility which enables the company to actively monitor all shipments in real time across both flights and road feeder services on a 24/7 basis. This represents the next step in Etihad’s digitalization program. According to Etihad, the new center’s technology platform is […]

Drewry index shows rates climbed in September

Average airfreight rates rose by approximately $0.2 month-over-month in September 2019, according to market intelligence firm Drewry. Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index for September also rose by 8.4% compared to August 2019. However, when compared with the same month last year, the airfreight rate was down by 6% in September 2019. But there may be […]

FedEx expands Asia-Pacific International First service

FedEx Express has expanded its FedEx International First service in the Asia-Pacific region to 14 more origin markets with destinations in the U.S. and Canada. A total of 25 markets in the region can now take advantage of the express company’s fastest option to connect to the world. According to FedEx, International First is a […]

LATAM Cargo boosts belly capacity to Falkland Islands

LATAM Cargo will expand its airfreight capacity to the Falkland Islands with LATAM Airlines Brazil’s new weekly flight between São Paulo (GRU) and Mount Pleasant Airport (MPN). The carrier plans to transport perishables to and from the island. According to LATAM, the new flight will commence on Nov. 20, 2019, and will be operated by […]

ANA Cargo launches 777F flight to Chicago

Japan-based ANA Cargo today commenced long-haul freighter operations with its own 777F aircraft. The carrier deployed its second of two 777Fs (65757) for the first flight on the new route between Tokyo (NRT) and Chicago (ORD). ANA Cargo told Air Cargo World that today’s inaugural flight carried approximately 80 tonnes of freight, consisting mainly of […]

Korean Air Cargo expands freighter network in response to trade war

Korean Air has launched a freighter flight between Seoul (ICN) and Bangkok (BKK), operated twice a week with a 777F. The carrier has also relaunched a twice-weekly freighter flight between ICN and Manila (MNL), also operated with a 777F. The airline said that, as companies shift production bases to Southeast Asia, the demand for airfreight […]

Cargolux introduces digital booking platform

Cargolux Airlines is making it easier for customers to purchase airfreight capacity with the launch of an online booking platform. Although such booking tools are no longer novel for combination carriers, the new tool represents something of a milestone for an all-cargo carrier. According to Cargolux, the digital booking tool is powered by PROS technology […]

Cathay CEO and chief customer & commercial officer resign

Cathay Pacific’s chief executive officer, Rupert Hogg, and chief customer and commercial officer, Paul Loo, have both resigned on the back of the airline’s involvement in recent events in Hong Kong. Augustus Tang has been appointed the new CEO while Ronald Lam will be the new chief customer and commercial officer, effective from next Monday. […]

HKG begins recovery of full flight operations

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) today began the rescheduling and recovery of its flight operations, as protesters released a statement apologizing for the disruption that they had caused over the last two days. Late last night, the airport authority obtained an injunction against the unlawful and willful obstruction of or interference with the proper use […]

Flights canceled for second day in a row at HKG, but minimal impact on freighters

HONG KONG – Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) announced the suspension of all check-in processes at around 4:30 p.m. local time this afternoon after protesters occupied much of the passenger terminal, resulting in the cancellation of a large number of flights scheduled to depart in the evening. However, the scale of the cancellations was nowhere […]

HKG freighter flights mostly unaffected by ground stop

HONG KONG – Freighter flights have continued to depart and arrive at HKG as usual, despite a flight stoppage ordered by Hong Kong’s airport authority today. However, cargo was booked to fly on many of the canceled passenger flights, and so shipments moving in the belly hold will likely encounter delays in the days to […]
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