Swissport set to launch Australia ops

Swissport launched its first cargo operations in Australia with the recent signing of a seven-year lease agreement for a new cargo facility at Melbourne Airport (MEL). The new facility is 5,000 square meters and will include space for handling and storage of general cargo, animals, pharmaceuticals and perishables. The company plans to open the facility […]

CSafe expands South Korean service center

CSafe Global, an active temperature-controlled container manufacturer, has expanded its service center at Incheon Airport (ICN) to accommodate the growing demand for its specialized air cargo containers for pharmaceutical and other temperature-sensitive products in South Korea and the Asia Pacific region, the company said. “With the expanded warehouse space and increased repair service throughput, not […]

Weakness persists in Asian carriers in December first look

In December’s first look, Asian carriers reported mixed year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. While the protracted impact of volatile global trade relations contributed to most carriers reporting traffic declines for the month, growth in month-over-month figures suggest the industry may see improvement into 2020. Mainland China-based Air China and Singapore Airlines were hit hardest for […]

SATS wins 25-year cargo terminal concession in Riyadh

SATS Saudi Arabia Company, a subsidiary of parent ground handling service provider SATS, has won a cargo terminal concession in Riyadh International Airport (RUH), the Main Board-listed company announced in a bourse filing this morning. The move is intended to establish a cargo corridor for the company in the Middle East linking Oman, Dammam and […]

IATA November report suggests airfreight approaching edge of storm

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released preliminary data for November indicating total industry-wide cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 1.1% year over year. Despite the decline in demand, IATA said November’s performance was the best since March 2019, and reflects the growing importance of large e-commerce events such as Singles […]

Flexport shares top 5 dangerous goods mistakes to avoid with new regulations

While dangerous goods (DG) are a continual security challenge for stakeholders in logistics and air cargo, lithium batteries have again come to the forefront of concern following the COSCO PACIFIC ocean container ship fire that took place earlier this week, caused by a misdeclared lithium battery. Considering accidents like this involving DG, as well as […]

Airports’ November volumes signal potential turning point for industry

Airports across the world have released information on November cargo volumes, showing improvements to volumes to end a difficult year. Although the seasonal uptick in volume during the holidays is to be expected, IATA pointed out in its monthly trend report that load factors’ steady improvement by 2 to 2.5 percentage points from August to […]

SF Express seeks to expand Indian market base with new service

SF Airlines, SF Express’ carrier arm, has launched a second direct cargo flight to India, this time connecting Shenzhen (SZX) to New Delhi (DEL), effective as of Dec. 31, 2019. The new service operates twice weekly onboard the company’s 747-400 freighter aircraft with capacity for around 400 tonnes of cargo weekly. The new SZX-DEL route […]

Dimerco investment in Elanders Group subsidiary aimed at expanding global ops

Taiwan-based Dimerco Express Group has announced a joint venture with a 25% investment in Swedish public company Elanders Group’s German subsidiary ITG Air & Sea GmbH, effective Jan. 1, 2020. The subsidiary investment is intended to allow both companies to expand their 25-year-long business cooperation in support of growing their respective global operations. ITG Air […]

India considers lowering state taxes on jet fuel

Various state governments in India said they will consider lowering state taxes on jet fuel, according to notes from a high-level meeting held Monday between civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri and representatives of various state governments.   The tentative plans would assist Indian airlines in grappling with high fuel prices, the largest roadblock to […]

Rapiscan gets TSA green light for explosive detection system

California-based security equipment and systems company Rapiscan Systems has received the United States Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) approval for its Rapiscan Systems RTT 110 Explosive Detection System (EDS) machine. The RTT 110 is the first high-speed Computed Tomography EDS to be approved on the TSA’s Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL), according to the company. The […]

Santa’s logistics elves make major moves to get presents out

With sleigh bells ringing and parcels scanning, the holiday season has Santa’s logistics helpers planning. As the holidays approach, air cargo and logistics are seeing their seasonal boost in volumes when consumer buying habits pick up for the holidays. To avoid the logistics debacle of yuletide past that left some customers gift-less and upset, integrators […]

Peak season sees improved traffic for Asia-Pacific carriers

Many of the major Asia-Pacific airlines have now reported their results for November 2019 cargo traffic, demonstrating mixed results for the month. Most of these carriers continued to see lackluster performance compared to the same period in 2018 as a result of U.S.-China trade tensions over the past few months. However, stakeholders have told Air […]

Vancouver Airport infrastructure developments to boost customs and security

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is strengthening its airport customs and security with the development of three new infrastructure projects. YVR’s Jason Tse, cargo development manager, gave Air Cargo World the inside scoop on these upcoming projects and further discussions the airport is having with partners for long-term growth. To support short-term growth of cargo business […]
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