Swissport invests in LHR with full acquisition of Cargo Handling Ltd.

Zurich-based cargo handler Swissport is purchasing the remaining 50 percent stake in Heathrow Cargo Handling Ltd. (HCH) – the other half of which it already owns. Swissport’s executive vice president for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, Luzius Wirth, said the move will “round off our global cargo business,” adding that “on the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 11, 2019

B&H inks MRO warehousing deal with Apex Aero at LHR

British aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide has signed a three-year warehousing deal with Apex Aero, a U.K.-based supplier of aftermarket aircraft parts. Under the deal’s terms, B&H will provide forward stocking location (FSL) services for Apex Aero at its London Heathrow (LHR) warehouse. The service will allow Apex to send Boeing and Airbus aircraft parts […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 11, 2019

BRU has first decline in cargo volume in months, which strike may worsen

Today, Brussels Airport (BRU) released its January traffic results, in which volume decreased by 3.2 percent to about 55,000 tonnes, year-over-year. Meanwhile, a planned national strike to affect all of Belgium next week may exacerbate the slowdown. BRU has been gaining steam in its cargo efforts over the last few years, establishing itself as an alternative […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 8, 2019

This year, I resolve to put infrastructure ahead of technology

Recent statistics indicate that only 9 percent of New Year’s resolutions made are ever kept for more than a few weeks. At the beginning of each year, many of us promise to eat less, get more exercise, increase charitable contributions or find other creative ways to improve ourselves in hopes of a brighter future. Personally, […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • February 7, 2019

dnata furthers investment in freight forwarding

Today, dnata furthered its investment in freight forwarding by purchasing stake in two companies – a 50 percent stake in Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and a 25.5 percent stake in France-based Bolloré Logistics LLC, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from UAE-based Kanoo Group LLC. As a result of the transaction, dnata is now the sole owner […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 6, 2019

Africa’s ‘Moon Shot’: Preparing for an African air cargo renaissance

Built more than 60 years ago, Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is hardly a cutting-edge example of a modern, global air cargo hub. While there have been some recent expansions to its cool-chain handling facilities, NBO’s connectivity to the rest of the world is relatively modest. Still, Kenya’s largest airport has ardent fans. “Jomo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 4, 2019

CGO welcomes Zhongzhou Airlines, serves as launching point for new freighter operations

Today, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) approved the establishment of a new Chinese cargo carrier, Zhongzhou Airlines Co., Ltd., that will be based out of Zhengzhou Airport (CGO). The airport, which also serves as Cargolux’s China hub, is gaining traction as a freighter hub in the Chinese cargo landscape.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 1, 2019

Cargo operations freeze at U.K., U.S. airports

This week, cargo operations for airports and carriers in the United States and United Kingdom are in a deep freeze as Storm Jayden barrels through the U.S. and polar vortex winds hit both countries, resulting in flight delays, cancellations and cargo embargoes. U.S. airports suffering flight delays and cancellations include Atlanta (ATL), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 30, 2019

LATAM Cargo’s GRU cool-chain facility to open by 2019 peak season

Santiago-based LATAM Cargo is currently working on the construction of a cool-chain facility at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in Brazil that the carrier says will be ready in time for peak season 2019. Almost half of LATAM Cargo’s volumes are perishable commodities – such as salmon, asparagus and flowers – and, currently, 14 percent […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 30, 2019

India pursues airfreight development, HYD announces plans to double capacity

Today, Indian authorities announced that Indian airport operator GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) – a joint venture company established between the GMR Group, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Government of Telangana and Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad – is in the process of doubling its cargo handling capacity at Hyderabad International Airport (HYD) over the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 29, 2019

MIA teams with Brazil’s postal service on ‘Compra Fora’ e-commerce service

Today, Miami International Airport (MIA) and the Brazilian postal service, called Correios, kicked off “Compra Fora,” a new expedited e-commerce service that can accommodate packages of all sizes from anywhere in the world to be pre-cleared by Correios and shipped anywhere within Brazil as domestic cargo. With the Compra Fora service (which mean “Buy Outside”), these […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 29, 2019

American Airlines Cargo launches DUB–DFW route

Today, American Airlines Cargo said it is launching a nonstop 787 passenger service between Dublin (DUB) and Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) that will operate from June to September. The carrier said it is anticipating continued growth in the manufacturing sector in Texas, naming computer parts, medical devices, machinery, oil industry equipment, aviation parts and pharmaceuticals as […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 28, 2019

LaGuardia Airport suffers delays on day 35 of U.S. government shutdown

This morning, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ushered in the 35th day of the partial government shutdown by temporarily restricting flights this morning into and out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), due to air traffic controller shortages, causing a cascade of passenger flight delays at other air hubs in the Eastern United States and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 25, 2019

WFS gains CEIV-Pharma cert at AMS

This week, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) gained its CEIV certification from IATA for pharmaceuticals-handling at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), where the ground handler provides temperature-controlled storage for pharma clients that require environments that must stay with the ranges of 2-8°C and 15-25°C. AMS serves as a critical link in the trans-European pharma cold-chain for many […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 23, 2019
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