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Korean Air launches direct ICN-BUD cargo flight

Korean Air launched a direct 777F flight between Seoul (ICN) and Budapest (BUD) today, the first direct cargo flight between the two cities. The route aims to provide opportunities for Korean and Hungarian companies with cross-border trade, according to a press release issued by BUD, and will support BUD’s recent efforts to become a regional […]

U.S. DOT advances Puerto Rico’s transshipment hub bid

The United States Department of Transportation on Feb. 19 issued a first notice in favor of granting Puerto Rico a waiver for expanded cargo and passenger flexibility at its international airports to promote their use as international hubs for air cargo. If approved, the waiver would be in effect for two years, allowing foreign air […]

Etihad Cargo and dnata extend handling partnership to 15 global stations

United Arab Emirates-based companies Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, and air service provider dnata have inked two new agreements extending their partnership across 15 gateways in Etihad Cargo’s global network until 2023. With the extended partnership, dnata will provide warehouse and cargo-handling services for Etihad Cargo for the first […]

WFS receives CEIV Pharma cert at Paris airport

Cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) recently received IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) at its new Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) pharma center. The center opened last year and is expected to handle more than 8,000 tonnes of cargo in 2020. According to WFS, about 30 airlines […]

Emirates SkyCargo introduces bonded trucking corridors to Riyadh

Emirates SkyCargo has introduced two bonded trucking corridors in Saudi Arabia connecting the airports in Dammam (DMM) and Medina (MED) with Riyadh (RUH). The carrier said in a press release it has launched these two new corridors in response to customer demand, and to provide additional capacity options for businesses overseas sending cargo to Riyadh. […]

Announcing the Cargo Airport Growth Summit agenda

Air Cargo World has officially released the agenda for its brand-new event, Cargo Airport Growth Summit, to be held June 3-4 at the Conrad Miami. The Summit is a new opportunity for cargo airport stakeholders to dive into strategies for how to advance air cargo operations at airports. A few of the exciting sessions at […]

Brussels Airport: Designing around digitalization

Digitalization can dramatically improve airport efficiency if pursued correctly, said Brussels Airport’s (BRU) head of cargo and logistics, Steven Polmans, during a discussion on efficiency at airport cargo terminals at AirCargo 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. Unfortunately, many operators fail to avoid a major pitfall of digitalization, he said. “You should design your processes around digital […]

Jet fuel prices finish higher, despite coronavirus, falling demand

Global oil futures rose 1% Tuesday, breaking a nearly week-long losing streak, after plummeting Monday to their lowest prices since October amid heightening fears of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus. This morning, Brent crude and U.S. West Texas Intermediate both held at $59.85 and $53.59 per barrel, respectively, having hit a three-month low of $58.50 on […]

Air cargo lends logistics aid amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

As China and governments worldwide work to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak, air cargo actors, such as FedEx, Kalitta Air, March Air Reserve Base (RIV) and Ontario Airport (ONT), are lending a hand to support of the logistics needed to make this work possible. FedEx provided support early this week, transporting urgently […]

‘Zero departure’ at Wuhan Airport amid coronavirus epidemic

Following the identified outbreak of the new coronavirus in the Chinese city Wuhan, government authorities yesterday ordered the cancellation of all transportation out of the virus’ epicenter. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) also issued a notice to carriers directing them to cancel flights leaving the airport and reduce flights into it, resulting in […]

Washington rounds out West Coast sustainability efforts

Washington state is currently the missing link in the West Coast’s sustainability in transportation vision, modeled after California’s ambitious push for emissions reduction, but plans in the state’s public and private sector indicate that it’ll soon match the efforts of their northern and southern neighbors.    Emulating the rest of the region, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport […]

dnata, Toll Group join new Australian airport freight precinct project

Ground handler dnata and logistics company Toll Group have signed a partnership to collaborate with Western Sydney Airport (SWZ) on the design of the freight precinct at the new Western Sydney International Airport; they join 10 other freight industry stakeholders already involved in the project. While Australian airports currently transport more than 1 million tonnes […]

Manston Airport project decision faces delay

Plans to develop Manston Airport (MSE) in southeast England into a cargo hub have been postponed again following an extension of the development consent order (DCO) decision deadline to May 18.   The announcement came from Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport Nusrat Ghani in a statement to the U.K. House of Commons on Thursday. The latest deadline prior to the announcement required a decision by Saturday, but Ghani indicated the delay is […]
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