Schiphol rides out slot shortage to handle 1.75 million tonnes in 2017

Freighter slot space has been infamously tight at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Cargo in recent months, but the handling facility still reported an increase of 5.4 percent in 2017 airfreight volumes. The airport said that strong demand in the Far East for European goods boosted total cargo figures to 1.75 million tonnes. While annual imports from Asia […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 23, 2018

Antonov Airlines’ An-124 transports communications satellite to French Guiana

Antonov Airlines transported the outsized Satellite from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), to Cayenne, French Guiana, on board one of its An-124-100 aircraft. Al Yah 3 is a GEOStar-3 satellite, manufactured by Virginia-based Orbital ATK. The satellite required transport in a container that measured 11.4 meters long, 4.6 meters wide, and 4.1 meters high, and […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 23, 2018

WFS extends Egyptair partnership in Amsterdam, Brussels

Cairo-based carrier Egyptair is expanding its partnership with cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), with a three-year agreement granting WFS the contract for the carrier’s cargo and mail handling at Amsterdam and Brussels. The agreement begins in March and covers service for Egyptair’s daily 737-800 service from Amsterdam to Cairo, as well as the carrier’s […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 23, 2018

Citing increased bombing risk, TSA mandates additional security on Middle East airfreight

Citing the increased threat of a bomb being smuggled on board an aircraft bound for the United States, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued an emergency order requiring stricter scrutiny of air cargo, effective Monday morning. Until further notice, all cargo being loaded onto flights at last point of departure airports in five countries […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 22, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo begins ‘pharma corridor’ program to ensure cool-chain integrity [VIDEO]

Emirates’ air cargo arm, SkyCargo, has added another layer of protection of the high-value cool-chain commodities in its global network with today’s launch of “pharma corridors,” linking various destinations that are designed to maintain strict end-to-end temperature control for sensitive goods. According to SkyCargo, the facilities within these corridors are operated under uniform cool-chain standards […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 22, 2018

Sheremetyevo passes 300,000 tonnes total cargo, mail for 2017

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) saw a healthy increase in cargo traffic during 2017, thanks to strengthening global trade, as the airport reported handling more than 290,000 tonnes of cargo and 35,000 tonnes of airmail during 2017 – up 27.3 percent and 43.8 percent, respectively, compared to 2016. International cargo volumes were reported as increasing […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 19, 2018

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport within striking range of ‘million-tonne-club’

Ground hasn’t even been broken for Amazon’s US$1.5 billion hub, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport’s (CVG) cargo volumes are already surging, with a 27 percent increase over 2016, pushing the Midwest airport’s cargo volumes up to 907,184 tonnes. The year ended strong, with CVG’s December cargo traffic up 34 percent, year-over-year, to 99,228 tonnes. Candace […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 18, 2018

Lufthansa Technik launching digital warehouse program

In a move to get on board with the internet of things (IoT), Lufthansa Technik AG subsidiary Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) is launching a program to digitalize its warehousing operations with a digital warehouse pilot destined for Munich Airport (MUC). One strategy the company has adopted in its digitalization approach is the decision to […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 18, 2018

Air China Cargo deal expands JD.com’s sprawling cold-chain network

A partnership between Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com and Air China Cargo that was announced this week extends the reach of JD.com’s cold-chain network to key markets around the world, connecting Chinese consumers with fresh food producers around the world, with airfreight speed and connectivity. The deal ties Air China Cargo’s global network to JD.com’s cold-chain […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 18, 2018

AGS joins EzyCustoms, starts DMK ground-handling operations

Asia Ground Service Company Ltd. (AGS) began ground handling and cargo terminal operations at the Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), and joined EzyCustoms to handle electronic air waybills (e-AWBs). EzyCustoms operates as a single platform connected to multiple customs systems, allowing for electronic customs reporting of cargo information. According to AGS, it is the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 18, 2018

Hactl’s Whitehead to retire in March after leading post-Cathay rebound

Mark Whitehead, chief executive of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) will retire on March 7, after nearly eight years at the helm of Hong Kong’s largest independent cargo handler. Whitehead led Hactl through the company’s biggest challenge in its history, when it parted ways with its majority shareholder and major customer, Cathay Pacific, […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2018

Winter Storm ‘Inga’ causing widespread disruption across U.S. logistics sector

FedEx has been reporting disruption at its Memphis Airport (MEM) hub for days. Now, a second storm, “Winter Storm Inga,” is moving through the region, and a growing list of forwarders and carriers are advising their customers across the U.S. Midwest and South that their shipments could be impacted. “Winter weather continues to impact supply […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2018

HKIA cargo passes 5 million tonnes in 2017 as hub nears 20th birthday

As the latest update in 2017’s air cargo growth story, for the first time, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported a total handle of more than 5 million tonnes of airfreight for the year, just as the hub prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its opening this year. For 2017, HKIA handled 4.94 million […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 17, 2018

Amazon adds 210 acres to future Cincinnati airport hub

Amazon’s senior vice president of operations, Dave Clark, announced last week that the Seattle-based retailer had just added a parcel of land to the site of its future air operations hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), following last year’s plans to invest US$1.5 billion into the project. “Amazon Air [is] getting ready for take-off […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2018
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