China’s Zhengzhou, Xinzheng airports earn fifth freedom rights

Following continued efforts to construct a “Chinese Memphis,” the State Council of the People’s Republic of China recently stated its approval allowing Zhengzhou Xinzheng (CGO) and Xi’an Xianyang (XIY) international airports the right to each negotiate fifth-freedom cargo services. On Nov. 23, the Chinese State Council published a “Notice on Supporting Measures for Deepening Reform […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 26, 2018

HangarLabs named ‘Official Accelerator Partner’ at Cargo Facts EMEA

HangarLabs, an Israel-based aerospace accelerator operated by maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company BEDEK, has been named the Official Accelerator Partner for the upcoming Cargo Facts EMEA event on Feb. 4-6, 2019, at The Westin Grand Frankfurt. The event, presented by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, will feature a session of startup demos, where logistics-focused […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 26, 2018

Brussels boosts cool chain connectivity with Avianca service, dolly fleet expansion

With the addition of service to South America via Avianca Cargo and the doubling of its temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals dolly fleet, Brussels Airport (BRU) has made great strides this month in boosting the capabilities of its cool-chain operations. On Nov.18, one of Avianca Cargo’s fleet of five A330-200 freighters touched down at BRU for the carrier’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 23, 2018

Trade with N. America, S.E. Asia, helps boost HKIA cargo growth by 2.8 percent in Oct.

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) released its October traffic results, which show a 2.8 percent increase in its cargo handle to 451,000 tonnes and a growth in transshipments of 7 percent, year-over-year. The margins are fairly impressive, considering the environmental factors at play, namely an internationally flattening demand for airfreight, as well as the current […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 21, 2018

BUD Airport sees record cargo traffic numbers in Oct.

Budapest Airport (BUD)’s October traffic results show that the airport is an increasingly popular hub for air cargo. During the month, it processed 13,313 tonnes of freight, a 23 percent increase, year-over-year, making it the largest traffic figure ever recorded at the hub during October. “As of today, our figures for 2018 have already overtaken […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 20, 2018

Rockford Airport reports record cargo figures, advances e-commerce development

Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) reported record cargo figures for the first 10 months of this year and will soon begin expansion efforts to develop the airport into a regional hub for e-commerce. RFD, located 85 miles northwest of Chicago, reported moving 850,000 tons of cargo at its facilities through October this year, beating the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 20, 2018

Frankfurt Airport – Expansion of Europe’s leading cargo hub

Twenty-three hundred hectares – that is the area of Frankfurt Airport, the largest airport in Germany. In 2017, Frankfurt Airport handled 2.2 million tonnes of airfreight and welcomed 64.5 million passengers. Therefore, it is the largest airport for airfreight handling in Europe. Forty percent of air cargo is transported in the bellies of passenger aircraft […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 20, 2018

dnata increases investment in U.S. operations, launches LAX service

Ground handler dnata has invested US$8 million to launch operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), expanding its overall investment in United States-based airports. Since the Dubai-based company’s entry into the U.S. market in 2016, it has invested a total of $35 million in operations and added 1,000 employees. The new service location will appeal […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 19, 2018

China developing Xinjiang airport as ‘Belt and Road’ air cargo node

Today, China’s state planner approved a US$6.1-billion airport expansion project in Urumqi, capital of China’s far-western Xinjiang province, which will help develop the city into a key air cargo hub in President Xi Jinping’s sprawling “Belt and Road” initiative. Construction of the Urumqi Airport (URC) will run through 2030, when the expanded airport is expected […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 19, 2018

Maastricht Aachen Airport seeks more pharma after attaining CEIV cert

Since achieving Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification at the beginning of this month, Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST), located in the Netherlands’ southern Limburg province, is now actively seeking more pharmaceutical traffic at its facility. Managing Director of Maastricht Airport Jos Roeven said, “Pharma forms an important segment in air […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 16, 2018

CargoX startup launches open, blockchain-based platform

Today, Slovenia-based logistics startup, CargoX, launched its new blockchain-based platform. The company says its platform is the first open, neutral and accessible system in the shipping industry. While the startup platform is aimed at trucking and maritime interests, there is potential for future application down the road for airports and airfreight. According to CargoX, the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 14, 2018

There’s still time to be heard in our 2019 Air Cargo Excellence Awards

Have you taken the Air Cargo Excellence Survey yet? If not, then what are you waiting for? We want to hear your opinions about how well carriers and airports handled cargo worldwide. The survey, which takes 5 to 10 minutes to fill out, ranks air carriers and airports on airfreight service, performance and value. The […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 12, 2018

B&H Worldwide opens new Singapore FSL for FL Technics

Responding to increasing demand for inventory in Asia, aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide is opening a new forward stocking location (FSL) on behalf of FL Technics at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). B&H has built up its Singapore location as a strategic hub for its Asian operations. The B&H location, within SIN’s Airport Logistics Park of […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 8, 2018

SkyLease freighter skids off runway in Halifax, injuring 4 [VIDEO]

A 747-400 freighter, operated by Miami-based SkyLease Cargo, skidded off the runway while landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) in the early morning hours of Nov. 7. The four crewmembers aboard the widebody all suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital and are expected to recover. The aircraft (N908AR) came to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 7, 2018
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