DSV opens first office in Macedonia

Danish transport and logistics company DSV opened its first outpost in Macedonia, located in Skopje, one of the two major airports serving the landlocked Balkan nation of just over two million. The new company, DSV Road DOOEL, will be managing all transport and logistics activities in Macedonia, including any Air & Sea and Solutions activities. […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 2, 2017

dnata opens new airside cargo facility in Australia

Cargo handler dnata, owned by the Emirates Group, has opened a new airside cargo facility at Adelaide Airport, increasing the airport’s role for cargo the South Australian market. The 1,500-square-meter facility has the capacity to handle up to 80 tonnes of cargo per day, a significant upgrade from dnata’s old 400-square-meter off-airport facility. Adelaide is […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 2, 2017

Delta Cargo launches fully GPS-enabled, same-day product

Delta Cargo’s DASH Critical & Medical launches today, making it the first fully GPS-enabled, same-day product offered by a freight carrier based in the United States. DASH Critical & Medical has, “the highest boarding priority of any Delta Cargo product, and the fastest transit times in the logistics industry,” said Gareth Joyce, senior vice president […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 1, 2017

#AskACW & Schiphol Cargo: Don’t snooze on e-commerce

Twitter: America’s number-one source for prescient political discourse, and now, insight into the exciting intersection of airfreight and technology. Yesterday, Air Cargo World held its first monthly TwitterChat, which explored how e-commerce is changing the aviation industry. On board to answer the public’s questions was Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Cargo’s director of business development, Saskia van […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 1, 2017

Aviance Ghana goes live with Kale’s Galaxy air cargo management system

Ground handler Aviance Ghana has implemented a new air cargo management system from Kale, called Galaxy, for operations at Kotoka International Airport (KIA). The system tracks movement and storage of cargo at the airport’s warehouses and manages the transactions with electronic data interchange (EDI) messaging, auto billing, tracking and reporting. Aviance Ghana is one of […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 28, 2017

Asia-Pacific air cargo markets start 2017 on strong footing

Preliminary January traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed strong traffic volumes in both international air passenger and air cargo markets. International air cargo demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTK), grew by 4.7 percent. Offered freight capacity expanded by 3.8 percent, resulting in a 0.5 percentage-point rise in the average […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 27, 2017

In Good Time: Cut it close, pay a price

From aerospace and energy to manufacturing, the need for mission-critical shipment delivery to avoid line-down situations is a booming market, said Ingo-Alexander Rahn, global head of air freight for DHL-GF. SameDay Speedline provides guaranteed priority lift, 24/7/365, along with monitoring and customized solutions as the key planks of the new offering, he said. In light […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • February 25, 2017

Volume up, dollars down as IAG faces ‘challenging market conditions’

IAG Cargo’s 2016 full-year results out today show commercial revenue down 6.6 percent to €1.022 billion. “These are resilient results in the face of challenging market conditions,” said Drew Crawley, CEO at IAG Cargo. “Growing supply from freighter and new-generation passenger fleets have continued to outstrip flat demand for general freight.” The carrier will focus […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 24, 2017

Have love, will travel: Bye-bye to Bao Bao [VIDEO]

Amid sad protests from children around America’s capital city region, a giant panda that had been on loan from China for three years at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., boarded a FedEx freighter flight to China earlier this week, leaving the U.S. to join a breeding program. The 777F left Dulles International […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 24, 2017

Worldwide Flight Services to handle China Airlines’ cargo at O’Hare

China Airlines has selected Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to handle its cargo at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The Taiwan-based carrier connects Taipei and Chicago with up to seven direct flights per-week, with combined inbound/outbound cargo volumes totaling around 56,000 tonnes per year. Overall, WFS handles more than 130,000 tonnes of cargo a year for China Airlines in […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 24, 2017

Hactl first handler in Hong Kong to obtain IATA CEIV-Pharma cert

The momentum for IATA’s global standard for pharmaceutical handling continued to grow this week as Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced that it has met all IATA CEIV-Pharma certifications, making it the first handler in Hong Kong to obtain the certification. The process was sponsored by the Hong Kong Airport Authority, as part […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 23, 2017

Atlanta airport adding 1 million square feet of warehouse space

ATLNext, the new development program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), is in the process of adding 1 million square feet of warehouse space, with construction starting this year on the third warehouse. The development includes a new vehicle staging area to relieve cargo truck congestion. The work is expected to cost more than US$200 […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 22, 2017

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics opens facility in Germany

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) opened a new manufacturing facility in Constance, Germany, on Feb. 20 to produce systems for the postal, parcel and airport logistics market. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Michael Reichle, CEO of SPPAL, said that combining development and manufacturing under one roof “enables us to develop innovative and forward-looking […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 20, 2017

National carriers balk at proposed increase in Alaska jet fuel tax

After cruising for decades on high oil prices, the state of Alaska is scrambling to make up budget shortfalls by introducing a bill that would triple the state tax on jet fuel, sparking predictable dismay from several U.S.-based carriers that use Anchorage as a major trans-shipment hub on long-haul routes. Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines and […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 17, 2017
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