Staff Reports

Toronto-Hamilton Airport sees cargo growth ahead

In anticipation of a new 60,000-square-foot, multi-tenant cargo facility, officials at Toronto-Hamilton Airport released numbers showing a significant increase in cargo flights last year. In 2010, the airport received 14 percent more cargo flights when compared to 2009’s numbers, with a 33.8 percent year-over-year increase in chartered flights. Airport officials say the scheduled cargo results […]

Boeing, American Airlines team up for greener aviation

American Airlines has been named Boeing’s launch customer for the airline manufacturer’s ecoDemonstrator Program. Promoting noise reduction, fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability, this program will be used to develop new technologies that advance the aviation sector.

ATA implores Congress to guard GPS from obstruction

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) has called upon Congress to protect the nation’s global positioning system (GPS) from being obstructed by LightSquared, a 4G open broadband network. After all, the ATA maintains, any interference from the network could severely delay the deployment of the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen.

Delta defends Saudi alliance, squashes anti-Semitic accusations

After coming under attack for its alliance with Saudi Arabian Airlines, Delta has gone on the defensive. Speaking out about its nondiscrimination policy, Delta has denied any ties to anti-Semitism and maintains that it doesn’t code-share with Saudi; it only allows Saudi passengers to purchase tickets on multiple airlines.

UPS inks deal with healthcare firm

Merck has tapped UPS to manage its worldwide healthcare supply chain. The logistics firm has been managing the North American distribution, warehousing and transportation needs of the healthcare company since 2003. UPS will now offer the same services in Asia and Latin American markets, providing transportation services in Europe.

SIA takes 15 A330s

Capping off a busy month for A330 orders, Singapore Airlines has finalized an agreement to buy 15 A330-300s. The carrier currently boasts 19 of the planes in its fleet.

Kerry Logistics expands in eastern China

Kerry Logistics announced that it has begun construction of an 85,300-square-foot facility in Wuxi, China, an economic hotspot in the Jiangsu province. With a capacity of 10,000 tonnes, the Wuxi Logistics Centre is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012.

The Week in brief

Geodis Wilson has jumped into the hotel logistics ring — a market that is already populated by specialty firms as well as Kuehne + Nagel, SEKO Worldwide and other organizations — by launching its luxury hotel and resorts division. Services will include global and domestic freight transportation, warehousing, Customs brokerage and consulting. “Geodis Wilson expects […]
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