Houston Airport System and Cabo Frio Airport ink air cargo ‘pipeline’ deal

Last week, Houston Airport System – which manages George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) – and Brazil’s Cabo Frio Airport (CFB) signed an agreement to create an air cargo “pipeline” between the airports, serving two of the largest oil, gas and energy clusters in the Americas.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 17, 2019

Atran’s launch of freighter service boosts Xi’an, Moscow development goals

Yesterday, Moscow-based Atran Airlines, under parent company Volga-Dnepr Group, launched the first flight of its new freighter service from Xi’an Xianyang (XIY) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) international airports. Flights will be operated by a 737-400F aircraft and carried once-weekly, starting this month, before increasing to twice–weekly next month. 
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 15, 2019

Whiting-Turner, Kokosing JV joins Amazon’s CVG hub-building team

Last week, Amazon Air selected the Whiting-Turner and Kokosing Construction Co. joint venture to build its new US$1.5 billion Amazon Air cargo hub at Cincinnati/North Kentucky International Airport (CVG), according to The Cincinnati Business Courier. 
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 15, 2019

Liberia breaks ground on new cargo terminal in efforts to become regional hub

Liberian joint venture company Global Logistics Services Inc. and National Aviation Services (GLS-NAS) broke ground on the construction of a US$11 million cargo terminal at Roberts International Airport (ROB). The new facility is intended to position ROB as a hub for cargo in West Africa’s Mano River sub region by strengthening and growing its cargo […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 12, 2019

Aeroterm to expand FedEx facilities in Miami [VIDEO]

This week, Aeroterm, a main division of North American real estate operator Realterm, announced an expansion of its agreement with Miami-Dade County. Under the agreement, an air cargo facility leased by FedEx Express at Miami International Airport (MIA) will be expanded, and the facility ground lease will be extended through 2050.  
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 12, 2019

WFS, Swiss WorldCargo launch first GDP-compliant facility at JFK

Ground-handling giant Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, opened the first Good Distribution Practice-certified pharmaceutical facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). 
  • Randy Woods
  • April 11, 2019

Despite March recovery, Doha reports drop in first quarter volumes

Yesterday, Doha International Airport (DOH) reported it handled 505,581 tonnes of cargo in the first three months of 2019, a 1.7% decline compared to the same period the year prior, according to data published by the Arab Air Carrier’s Organization (AACO).  
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 11, 2019

Can STOP Act help reduce drug trafficking via USPS loophole?

Forwarders and carriers in the United States are already taking part in the air cargo advance screening (ACAS) program to help prevent explosives and illegal drug from entering the country via the cargo supply chain. But what is being done about narcotics being sent via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) which still handles the lion’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 10, 2019

Doncaster Sheffield’s expansion plans position it as alternative to congested U.K. airports

Despite the continued saga of Brexit and the uncertainty it instills into European-U.K. markets, Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is moving forward with plans to expand cargo operations and position itself as an alternative to congested airports in the United Kingdom.  Today, DSA announced the appointment of Ray Wood – who has over 20 years’ experience from working formerly at […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 10, 2019

Increased wait times at U.S.-Mexico border may compel modal shift to air

Last week, the United States President Donald Trump suggested the potential complete closing of the U.S.-Mexico border. This rhetoric exacerbates uncertainty among shipping companies involved in cross-border freight movements, after the issue had previously been considered largely resolved with the creation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace NAFTA. For more on this story, see the latest analysis in our sister site, Cargo […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 9, 2019

Top 25 Airports grow in 2018 despite global trade tensions

In 2018, the overall amount of cargo handled by the world’s top 25 airports increased by 5.3%, to reach almost 58 million tonnes of cargo. Growth slowed after 2017’s record high growth rate of 7.7%, likely due in part to the ongoing global trade tensions between the United States and some of its closest trade partners and market uncertainty related […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 8, 2019

DHL Express to upgrade Borneo facility in string of Malaysian investments

This week, DHL Express announced it would invest over U.S. $112,200 to upgrade its gateway facility near Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), located in East Malaysia’s Sabah state. The express giant’s investments in the country will contribute to the overall development of its air cargo logistics infrastructure.  DHL Express plans to develop the facility to […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 5, 2019
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