Nina Chamlou

Top 5 most memorable air cargo partnerships announced in 2018

As we wrap up the end of another year of evolution and growth in the realm of airfreight, Air Cargo World reflects on the year’s most memorable partnerships, memoranda of understanding (MOUs), strategic cooperations and joint ventures (JVs), which mark the beginning of a new era in the industry — one that will be defined […]

Chaotic drone situation at LGW still baffling officials

In a series of incidents that may become the “new normal” in this age of unmanned aerial vehicles, London Gatwick Airport (LGW) has resumed operations following several alleged drone sightings that forced the airport to shut down for 36 hours, beginning on Dec. 19, disrupting 140,000 passengers and 1,000 flights. However, despite reports from more […]

Air France-KLM-Martinair invests in digitalization

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has joined the ranks of carriers investing in digital service offerings this week with the launch of an application programming interface (API) to allow customers to directly connect to its quote and book tool at any time of day. Called “myCargo,” the platform offers the ability to book up to 4 tonnes […]

November rates ‘highest of last 4 peak seasons,’ Drewry finds

Trans-Pacific airfreight rates hit a four-year high of US$3.18 per kilogram during the month of November – a 5 percent jump from October and a 2 percent year-over-year increase, according to Drewry’s latest East-West Index report. Philip Damas, director of Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, the logistics consultancy arm of Drewry, said that, while the industry’s […]

Saudia Airlines Cargo launches route to India

Saudia Airlines Cargo said it is “aiming to meet the significant increase of demand for cargo services” to India with new passenger services to Calicut International Airport (CCJ), on the Malabar southwestern coast of India. The carrier offers 60 tonnes of capacity per week in the bellies of its A330 aircraft: four flights from King […]

Lufthansa, Fraport expand ground handling relationship at FRA

 Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Fraport AG have inked a new contract to go into effect on Jan. 1 that will extend their relationship at Fraport’s subsidiary airport, Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), for another seven years. In the new agreement, Fraport’s ground handling unit will continue to be responsible for services like cargo loading and unloading […]

Panalpina anticipates airfreight growth during Q4 following slow Q3

Panalpina said it is anticipating “good growth” in demand for airfreight in its fourth quarter results, driven by China-Europe, Europe-U.S. and China-U.S. trade lanes and demand for charter services, but emphasized its 2018 end-of-year results “won’t be as strong as the previous year.” The forwarder is emerging from a sluggish third quarter, in which its […]

IAG Cargo to launch route connecting U.K. to Pakistan

This week, United Kingdom-based IAG Cargo said it will launch a direct route from its London Heathrow (LHR) hub to Islamabad, Pakistan, to begin next spring, in a move to increase its connections between Europe and Southeast Asia. The service will launch in June 2019 and run three times a week, year-round, offering 15 tonnes […]

3 logistics companies weigh in on the potential of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

With peak season upon us and the Brexit deadline creeping ever closer, the anticipation surrounding the potential impact to affected supply chains connecting the United Kingdom to the European Union. is growing uneasily. At present, there have been few updates from U.K. or E.U. officials regarding their progress on trade negotiations, leaving the logistics community […]

Lufthansa Cargo launches its own dangerous goods app

This week, Lufthansa Cargo deepened its foray into the digitalization of its operations with the launch of a dangerous goods declarations (DGD) app, DGD.online, which will serve as a platform for shippers of dangerous goods to perform the traditionally paper-based process via a time-saving app. DGD.online is not the carrier’s first foray into the digitalization […]

ABC expands its track-and-trace offerings with Unilode

Specialty cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo (ABC), a subsidiary airline of the Volga-Dnepr Group, is investing further in its track-and-trace offerings with the extension of its longtime cooperation with Swiss unit load device (ULD) supplier Unilode, in which ABC is upgrading its Bluetooth tracking devices for ULDs, pallets and containers. The transmitting portable electronic devices (TPEDs) will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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