Staff Reports

One more regulatory hurdle cleared for FedEx, TNT

The US$4.8 billion acquisition of TNT by FedEx moved one step closer to approval, with Brazilian regulatory authorities giving the transaction its green light. The acceptance period for the deal was extended for two weeks on Jan. 8, following the satisfaction or waiver of the offer condition with respect to these competition clearances. “We are […]

WFS lands first contract with Japan Airlines

Ground handling firm Worldwide Flight Services has won a contract at JFK International Airport to handle cargo for Japan Airlines’ twice-daily 777 and 787 services to Tokyo. WFS said it expects to handle more than 15,000 tonnes of airfreight each year for JAL. This is the first-ever contract WFS has earned with the carrier. The […]

CargoLogicAir plans: Five 747s by 2018

The new British all-cargo carrier, CargoLogicAir (CLA), which received its Air Operators Certificate last week, now says it aims to become a leader in the European air cargo market in both scheduled and charter flights by adding four more freighters over the next two years. CargoLogicAir has taken delivery of its first 747-400 freighter from […]

Fiji Airways renews with CHEP

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, has renewed its ULD management partnership with CHEP Aerospace Solutions for five more years. As part of the new contract, CHEP will introduce new lightweight containers from its 80,000-strong pool of assets. In addition to increasing efficiency that comes from utilizing a common pool of containers, CHEP has helped Fiji […]

SEKO doing its part for the environment

For its next data update, SEKO Logistics will be using a system designed by the SmartWay Transportation Partnership, a collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the logistics industry, to assess the environmental energy efficiency of goods moving through SEKO’s supply chain. By signing with the SmartWay Partnership, SEKO now has more robust […]

EFW now a subsidiary of ST Aerospace

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd. (ST Aerospace) has purchased an additional 20 percent equity in Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), which makes EFW a subsidiary of the former. ST Aerospace now owns 55 percent of the shares, with Airbus Defense and Space (Airbus) holding the balance of 45 percent. Airbus, EFW and ST Aero began collaboration in June […]

FedEx expands in Northern Europe

A new FedEx Express facility opened last week at Copenhagen Airport (CPH), serving as a hub for inbound and outbound shipments for Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. This is the ninth new FedEx Express facility in Scandinavia in the past five years, located in the airport´s cargo area near the Oresund Bridge to Sweden. The […]

UN reignites lithium battery debate

A few months after the International Civilian Aviation Organization (ICAO) gave conflicting recommendations about a proposed industry-wide ban on the transport of lithium batteries as cargo on passenger flights, the debated has roared back to life after a United Nations panel recommended the same kind of ban on shipments of the rechargeable batteries, the AP […]

Cambodia’s 2015 airfreight demand led by garment industry

While China and Thailand struggled economically last year, Cambodia bucked the odds with the volume of airfreight shipments to and from the country increasing 14 percent, year-over-year, in 2015, according to The Phnom Penh Post. Khek Norinda, communications director for Cambodia Airports, which manages the kingdom’s three international airports, was quoted as saying the increase […]

Rickenbacker International had strong 2015

Rickenbacker International Airport, an all-cargo facility based in Ohio, finished 2015 with an operating surplus of US$1.67 million. This figure represented the airport’s best close of a year since its operations became part of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority in 2003. The airport and select off-airport businesses account for more than 20,000 jobs in the […]

Lufthansa to use drones, but not for cargo

It’s no surprise anymore when another carrier or logistics firm decides to experiment with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones. DHL and Swiss WorldCargo are both preparing to test quad-copters with an actual payload in the next couple of months. Now, Lufthansa, is teaming up with China’s DJI Technology, the world’s largest consumer […]

AAPA shows only modest cargo increase in 2015

While international passenger traffic increased by nearly 8 percent among Asia-Pacific carriers last year, air cargo demand improved only slightly, reflecting an overall slowing of global trade, said the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). In its preliminary report for 2015, AAPA found that international air cargo demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) saw […]

C.H. Robinson opens California cargo screening facility

Logisitics firm C.H. Robinson opened a new certified cargo screening facility in Carson, Calif., which is convenient to both Los Angeles International Airport and the Port of Long Beach. This is the second TSA-certified cargo screening facility for C.H. Robinson, which already opened one in Chicago in April 2012. The facility includes 20,000 square feet […]

Qatar adds new freighter routes

Budapest, Prague and Ho Chi Minh City will be added to Qatar Airways Cargo’s expanding list of freighter destinations in March. With these additions, the airline will now have 14 European freighter destinations and six to the Asia-Pacific region. An A330F will fly twice a week between Doha and Ho Chi Minh on Thursdays and […]
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