Staff Reports

CargoLogicAir nearly ready for launch

CargoLogicAir, the UK-based subsidiary of AirBridgeCargo, has gone live with a website — cargologicair.com – hired its flight crews and rolled out its first 747-400F with the new livery. All that’s left for the fledgling all-cargo carrier is the all-important Air Operator Certificate from the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority. The aircraft, originally destined for sister […]

UPDATE: No explosives found in seized Cairo packages

  Two DHL packages that were seized yesterday at Cairo International Airport on suspicion that they contained “explosive materials,” as reported earlier in Air Cargo World, have been determined to contain no such materials, according to DHL officials. “As part of our standard screening and security procedure, we identified a shipment at DHL’s Cairo airport facility […]

U.S., U.K. restrict Egyptian air cargo after Metrojet crash

Since the Oct. 31 crash of Metrojet flight 9268, which is believed to have been ripped apart by a bomb, killing all 224 people on the aircraft, air cargo shipments to the United States and the United Kingdom ex-Egypt are being restricted due to safety concerns. Since the crash, which appears to have been a […]

Unions ask for solidarity over Cargolux pilots dispute

The Association Luxembourgeoise des Pilotes de Ligne (ALPL) and the Luxembourg Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (LCGB) issued a joint statement on Nov. 20 asking for assistance and cooperation from the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Association (IFALPA) as Cargolux pilots move closer to a possible strike decision. The negotiations between the pilots and […]

Amazon to build Midwest U.S. logistics hub

To better serve the growing e-commerce need in the Eastern U.S., Seattle online retailer Amazon is planning to construct a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center at Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park, a master-planned logistics hub of more than 1,500 acres near Columbus, U.S. The logistics park is located about a half-mile from Rickenbacker International Airport, which is […]

AirBridgeCargo adds Atlanta

Earlier this year, AirBridgeCargo Airlines added Los Angeles to its schedule, and now the carrier has extended its U.S. service once more, adding twice-weekly 747 freighter flights to Atlanta as of Nov. 20. The scheduled service operates on Fridays and Sundays, with onward connections to Europe and beyond to the carrier’s online stations in Russia […]

Skylease Cargo freighter seized by Brazilian court

There is more trouble for Centurion Air Cargo and its sister carrier, Skylease Cargo. On Nov. 16, the Brazilian Regional Labor Court ordered the seizure of a Skylease 747-400F after it landed at Viracopos Airport in São Paulo. According to a report in ch-aviation, disgruntled creditors said Skylease had amassed outstanding debts of US$3.93 million, […]

CEVA opens new HQ in Brazil

CEVA Logistics has opened its new headquarters for South America in São Paulo, Brazil, which is the fourth of what the company calls its “Centers of Logistics Excellence,” joining Jacksonville, Singapore and Ashby-de-la-Zouch in the U.K. The new headquarters brings together operational and back-office functions in one location.  The new office, CEVA’s first in South […]

Amsterdam-Schiphol remains steady in Q3

Tonnage handled at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport for the third quarter of 2015 was close to that of Q3 2014. The hub saw a total of 409,034 tonnes of cargo handled in Q3, only 0.08 percent lower than that of the same period last year. Asia and Europe were down 5 and 10 percent respectively, but that […]

Cargo traffic at DWC registers 15.9 percent growth

Dubai World Central reported year-to-date cargo volume, as of the end of September, of 662,143 tonnes, which is an increase of 15.9 percent from the 571,001 tonnes registered during the same period in 2014. This is despite the fact that third quarter volume dipped, with DWC handling 219,131 tonnes of cargo, down 15.6 percent from […]

China Airlines renews Fraport contract

China Airlines and Fraport Cargo Services have renewed their cargo handling agreement at Frankfurt Airport, carrying on a partnership of more than 20 years. China Airlines is the only airline flying nonstop from Germany to Taipei, and it plans to expand to daily service in June 2016. Fraport Cargo Services, a subsidiary of airport management […]

ABC adds two 747-8s to its fleet

Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) this week took delivery of two 747-8 freighters from Boeing. These are the first two 747-8Fs delivered to ABC under a Memorandum of Understanding for twenty of the type signed by ABC’s parent, the Volga-Dnepr Group (although  Boeing’s customer is US-based investment company,  which in turn has leased the freighters to AirBridge). […]

Worldwide unrest fuels cargo loss

Even before the events in Paris on Friday Nov. 13, unrest in several geographic areas of the world has contributed to major disruption in the supply chain. According to the most recent Security Risk Index from US-based supply-chain consultants BSI, the influx of refugees fleeing areas of conflict in the Middle East has caused disruption […]

Volga Dnepr transports sensitive satellite

Volga-Dnepr Airlines carried the Türksat 4B communications satellite  from Japan to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on an An-124 freighter this month. Once in orbit, the satellite will improve communications in Turkey, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Mitsubishi Electric manufactured the satellite in Japan for Turkish satellite operator Türksat AS. For shipment […]
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