Nina Chamlou

Changi Airport continues to increase its cargo throughput

Not missing a beat from last year, Changi Airport is off to strong start in 2018 for cargo handling. The Singapore-based hub’s January 2018 numbers indicated a 10.7 percent rise in throughput, year-over-year, processing 175,590 tonnes during the month. This monthly increase follows record-breaking yearly totals for 2017, when the major hub broke the 2 […]

Turkish Cargo moves in on Africa-Europe perishables market

Turkish Cargo’s reputation as a major player amongst other major carriers that move perishables from East Africa to Europe continued to bud this month. Based out of the astutely located Istanbul hub, the carrier reported today that it carried 906 tonnes of roses from Nairobi to the Netherlands between Jan. 16 and Feb. 12, in […]

Air Charter Service’s cargo charters soar in 2017

The increased demand for airfreight services in 2017 appears to have translated into bolstered demand for cargo charters. U.K.-based charter broker, Air Charter Service (ACS), reported revenues of U.S. $677million for its fiscal year 2017 that ended on Jan. 31, a 39 percent year-over-year increase over 2016.  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) […]

AMS merges cargo, aviation divisions; van Stekelenburg to step down

As of April 1, Schiphol Airport’s Cargo Division will be merged into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s (AMS) Aviation and Marketing Department, which raised questions about the hub’s future commitment to attracting main-deck freighter traffic. Jonas van Stekelenburg, who led the Schiphol Cargo department for near three years, says the move will put “cargo at the heart […]

B&H obtains VSE’s business for aviation-part storage in Singapore

British aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide obtained a two-year contract today with VSE Aviation, an aviation-parts supply firm, and subsidiary of supply chain management company VSE Corp. VSE said that the deal will help the company break into the growing Asian market by taking advantage of B&H’s warehousing and storage services at Changi Airport (SIN) […]

Late 2017 surge helps lift traffic figures for Air France-KLM

Air France-KLM (AF-KLM) can breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to a long-awaited turnaround in the carrier’s freight traffic, which increased 3.3 percent, year-over-year, in the fourth quarter of 2017 – a modest increase by industry standards, but a significant shift for the company after years of declining traffic volume. While the carrier’s 3.3 percent, […]

MIA foreign trade zone opens its doors

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted Miami International Airport (MIA) designation as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) magnet site, an expansion of the county’s already-existing FTZ. Under the designation, the entire 3,230-acre site of MIA, operated by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), is now included under what is known as “FTZ 281.” This […]

Delta’s DASH same-day service goes international with ‘Equation Critical’

In a continued effort to meet increasing demand for more speed and transparency in the airfreight field, Delta Cargo unveiled “Equation Critical” yesterday – an expansion of its existing same-day delivery service, DASH – to now include international destinations. Equation Critical’s release follows an eventful 2017 for Delta Cargo, in terms of its advancement in […]

Freightos survey reveals shortcomings in global shipping industry

Are shippers reaching the breaking point in terms of logistics? Freightos, a software-as-a-service logistics provider, released survey results today, showing how much time shippers waste preparing shipments due to a lack of modern technology, which also results in late deliveries and high fees. According to the results, only 11.7 percent of large importers surveyed said […]

Cargo growth continues for Fraport airports in January

The first month of 2018 shows promising growth in cargo throughput for many of Fraport’s airports – this in the wake of Fraport and IT service provider Dakosy’s announcement of an endeavor to implement a fully digital cargo portal at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). FRA, Fraport’s biggest subsidiary, announced a modest increase of 1.3 percent in […]

London Heathrow reports record-breaking freight numbers for January

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) got off to an optimistic start in 2018, reporting today that it tallied a new record in cargo volume for January, with a year-over-year increase of a 6.9 percent in metric tonnes of cargo moved for the month. These positive figures suggest that forecasts of continued growth in early 2018 for […]
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