Nina Chamlou

Lufthansa to use four new 777Fs to increase frequencies

Despite the general air of caution being felt across the airfreight industry as we enter 2019, Lufthansa Cargo is demonstrating its optimism with plans to boost airfreight capacity on its popular routes, according to a recent video. The carrier is anticipating the arrival of four 777 freighters over the course of the year; with two […]

American Airlines’ 2018 profits down, but record cargo volume made

American Airlines released its 2018 results in which net profit decreased, but its cargo volume broke a new record of 90,700 tonnes. It also increased its cargo ton miles (TCMs) from 2,788 to 2,908 million – a 4 percent increase year-over-year. The carrier had some major hurdles to overcome during the year, including the impact […]

CHAMP, Icelandair participate in pilot for Canadian cargo screening

The Luxembourg-based IT firm CHAMP Cargosystems, which has been gaining traction in the digital freight-booking realm, is participating in a government initiative in Canada to share screening data for improved security. The IT company and Icelandair Cargo teamed up for Transport Canada’s Pre-Load Air Cargo Targeting (PACT) pilot, which is equivalent to the Air Cargo Advanced Screening […]

ANA to utilize 777F for inter-Asia, trans-Pacific routes

Japan-based combination carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) released its 2019 flight schedule, which reveals how the carrier's soon-to-be-delivered 777 freighter will be utilized to address “projected increases in demand over the medium- to long-term for routes between Asia and North America,” ANA said. Next summer, the carrier plans to initially utilize the freighter for six-times […]

WFS gains CEIV-Pharma cert at AMS

This week, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) gained its CEIV certification from IATA for pharmaceuticals-handling at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), where the ground handler provides temperature-controlled storage for pharma clients that require environments that must stay with the ranges of 2-8°C and 15-25°C. AMS serves as a critical link in the trans-European pharma cold-chain for many […]

JD.com completes first sanctioned drone delivery in Indonesia [VIDEO]

Beijing-based e-commerce giant JD.com is expanding its drone delivery network outside of China and into Southeast Asia. This week, the company said it completed the first government-approved delivery-drone test flight in Indonesia, which sets the stage for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery network in the region. The test, which took place on Jan. 8, […]

DHL Express invests big in Copenhagen hub

DHL Express is investing €134 million in its facilities at Copenhagen Airport (CPH) to underpin its presence in the Nordic hub for its trans-Eurasian operating shippers, in preparation for increased demand from its pharmaceutical and fashion industry clients. The 26,000-square-meter building will accommodate office space and an automated sortation facility capable of handling five times […]

FedEx Express acquires express division of Israel-based 3PL

This week, FedEx Express said it is procuring the international express business of Israel-based 3PL, Flying Cargo Group (FC), after almost 30 years of cooperation between the companies. Bert Nappier, president of FedEx Express Europe and CEO of Israel-based forwarding company TNT, said the acquisition will leverage the firms’ long-time relationship to offer customers “a […]

Announcing the Cargo Facts Asia agenda

This week, our sister publication Cargo Facts released the agenda for the Cargo Facts Asia 2019, to be held in Shanghai on April 15-17 at the Langham Shanghai. This year’s panel discussions will explore industry trends, opportunities, and challenges in the Asia-Pacific region. With the rise of own-operated networks, increasing China-U.S. trade regulations, and China’s […]

India releases first-ever air cargo policy

This morning, India released its new air cargo policy – the first air cargo-specific policy for the country –at the Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai. “We are trying to make a policy for air cargo so that the aviation market can grow, which, in turn, will boost the trade and economy of the country,” said […]

ABC reports 2 percent volume growth in 2018

Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group’s all-cargo carrier, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) reported 2018 cargo volumes up two percent year-over-year, to just over 700,000 tonnes. Despite the lackluster growth overall,  AirBridgeCargo said higher-value specialty cargo volumes grew 25 percent y-o-y. While the marginal increase sounds slight compared to AirBridgeCargo’s double-digit growth rates of recent years, the figure isn’t far […]

Panalpina says airfreight could ease potential Brexit bottlenecks

With the Brexit deadline on March 29 creeping up, some carriers and charter services are preparing for a boost in demand for capacity on their E.U.-U.K. routes, saying that shippers that regularly utilize ocean freight may turn to airfreight to avoid bottlenecks at sea ports, in light of the possibility of a “no-deal” Brexit. This […]

16 dead in Saha Airlines crash near Tehran

At around 8:30 a.m. of Jan. 14 local time, a B707 military aircraft operated by Saha Airlines that was carrying meat in route from Manas Airport (FRU) to Payam Airport (PYK) crashed into a residential area near Tehran, killing 16 of the 17 people onboard. One survivor is in critical condition at a local hospital. […]

Lufthansa Cargo, Air France-KLM-Martinair squeak by with marginal growth in December

This week, two of Europe’s largest cargo carriers, Lufthansa Cargo and Air France-KLM-Martinair, released their results for December 2018, in which both saw increased traffic, despite an industry-wide plateau in peak-season demand – each reporting revenue-tonne-kilometer (RTK) growth of 0.4 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. While the marginal increases are an achievement in themselves, in […]
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