Brussels launches new perishables management app on BRUCloud 

 Brussels Airport’s (BRU) cargo division advanced its digital and perishable capabilities today with the pilot launch of a digital “Perishable Management App” on its open data sharing BRUCloud platform.    The new Perishable Management application is intended to simplify work for the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) and forwarders by offering a […]

European carrier traffic for September reflects deteriorated global trade 

Carriers based in Europe and the Middle East reported mixed cargo traffic results for September against a backdrop of intensified downward pressure on global trade, as highlighted by IATA and WorldACD reports earlier this month. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month.  For the first nine months […]

Emirates SkyCargo launches dedicated US-UAE e-commerce delivery service

Emirates SkyCargo has launched a new e-commerce delivery platform, “Emirates Delivers.” According to the carrier, Emirates is the first carrier worldwide to launch a dedicated e-commerce delivery platform for customers, with which the carrier intends to streamline and reduce costs for customers’ e-commerce shipments travelling from the U.S. to the United Arab Emirates.   The platform is also meant to strengthen Dubai’s pursuit […]

Menzies Aviation plans major rollout of Hermes’ cloud-based cargo management system 

Menzies Aviation has selected Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) to implement the most recent version of HLT’s Cargo Management System (CMS), Hermes 5 (H5), across facilities it operates in its global network.   The H5 system is the latest version of the cloud-based Hermes cargo management application designed to improve service management, revenue accounting, process automation and service failure […]

China-US trade war’s downward pressure on air cargo intensifies in August 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data indicating that cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.9% year-over-year in August. Year-to-date traffic is down 3.3% y-o-y. The further decline in traffic from last month suggests that downward pressure on air cargo intensified in August, despite the modest uptick seen in July.   Freight capacity rose 2.0% y-o-y in […]

Network Airline Management extends ops at Liege Airport 

Network Airline Management (NAM) and Liège Airport (LGG) have inked a deal extending NAM’s freighter operations at the airport for three more years. According to a joint statement from the airport and NAM, cargo levels across all sectors at LGG have “strongly increased” since NAM moved their operations to the airport in 2014.  During its time at LGG, […]

DSV sets its sights on major road acquisition 

With the major integration of DSV and Panalpina still underway, DSV Panalpina intends to continue pursuing growth through large mergers and acquisitions, with additions to its Road business likely next on the company’s radar. The news comes following the company’s most recent Board strategy session, hosted several weeks ago.  “Once we’re 12-18 months into the integration of Panalpina, and we […]

RiverOak Strategic Partners begins airspace approval process for Manston Airport ops

RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) is moving forward with its plans to develop Manston Airport (MSE) into a cargo hub. On Oct. 4 the group announced it is beginning the first stage of a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulatory process to secure approval for airspace use around the airport.  Beyond acquiring approval from the CAA to build infrastructure at the airport, RSP must […]

FIATA and TRAFFIC launch free digital course on prevention of wildlife trafficking  

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC launched a new digital “Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking” course on Oct. 4, during the FIATA World Congress 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.   The three-hour digital course is aimed at providing freight forwarders with essential information that can aid workers in detecting, responding […]

France lashes out at Dutch in feud over Air France-KLM holdings

(Bloomberg) — The Netherlands has created an imbalance in the governance of Air France-KLM, a French government representative said, signaling a power struggle between the carrier’s two biggest shareholders remains unresolved. The Dutch government needs to treat the airline like a normal listed company and choose between holding a stake in the group or in the […]

Saudia Cargo adds Liège Airport to network 

On Wednesday, Saudia Cargo announced the addition of Liège Airport (LGG) as a destination in its network, as well as several new flights to and from the airport.  Saudia Cargo has launched four flights into LGG From Jeddah (JED) for a total of five weekly frequencies that will be flown by and 747F aircraft.  The two 777 flights will continue […]

Cargologic, Swiss WorldCargo extend handling agreement for 7 years

The airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, Swiss WorldCargo, announced the extension of its relationship with Swiss airfreight handling specialist Cargologic for another seven years. Under the extended partnership, Swiss WorldCargo will continue to use Cargologic’s services at the carrier’s hub in Zurich (ZRH), where Cargologic will remain as the dedicated ground handler. The […]

Asia sees ‘interesting mix of results’ in WorldACD August report

The trials in air cargo’s 2019 saga continued into August as WorldACD released its report indicating a decrease of almost 5% in international airfreight volumes year-over-year for the month of August.   WorldACD said that despite any semblance of hope that air cargo performance was less bad in July than in months before, August “brought the industry back to […]

LOT Cargo adopts CSafe Global temp-controlled active containers 

Poland-based LOT Cargo has become the latest carrier to offer CSafe RKN and CSafe RAP active temperature-controlled containers, CSafe announced Tuesday.  According to the statement, the products will support LOT Cargo temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and life science shipments throughout the carrier’s network, which includes direct links between the key markets of Europe with the U.S., Asia–Pacific and India.  The move continues CSafe’s growth, as the […]
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