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Global airport throughput rebounds in March

Preliminary results from global airports indicate that the air cargo market improved in March from the steep declines in volumes witnessed during the first two months of the year. Overall, while the first quarter of 2019 was rocky, the resurgence in cargo throughput suggests that a couple of weak months may not portend a down 2019. On a regional basis, airports in Asia and the Americas posted mixed results for the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 30, 2019

Budapest advances aviation links to China in agreements with Xi’an, Zhengzhou

Today, Budapest Airport (BUD) announced that is signing cooperation agreements with two Chinese cargo hubs – Xi’an (XIY) and Zhengzhou (CGO). The airport said the move is an important step forward in its efforts to increase connections with Asia and denotes China’s growing interest in Hungary.  With the support of Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, BUD signed a […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 29, 2019

New HKG-Macau bridge reduces DHL-GF’s transit time by 75%

When it comes to road-feeder services, nothing beats a good shortcut. DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) said this week that that new 55-kilometer bridge-tunnel system connecting Hong Kong to Zuhai across China’s Pearl River Delta has slashed transit time by up to 75%, and reduced costs by up to 15%, since it opened last year. The […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 26, 2019

JFK capacity crunch gets reprieve with approval for cargo expansion 

Today, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved the second phase of a cargo –infrastructure expansion plan at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The project is meant to maintain JFK’s position as a major destination for international cargo by alleviating the crunch on capacity that cargo handlers are currently experiencing at the airport.  In this second phase […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 26, 2019

Canada’s Winnipeg Airport to strengthen cargo ops with construction, redevelopment

During its annual meeting yesterday, Winnipeg Airport Authority (WAA) outlined upcoming cargo infrastructure expansion plans at Winnipeg Airport (YWG), which will include construction of a new C$27 million Ground Services Equipment Building (GSE) on the east side of the airport’s property, as well as the redevelopment of land on the west side of the airport’s property.   YWG began construction of its GSE […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 25, 2019

U.S. DOT contests Indian limits on FedEx ground handling, enacts reporting requirements on Air India

Last week, in reaction to India’s prohibition on U.S. carriers performing their own ground handling at Indian airports, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) issued two orders imposing reporting requirements on all Indian carriers operating their own aircraft at U.S. airports. The new orders could have immediate impacts on the handling operations of Air India and FedEx, and potentially other Indian and U.S. […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 25, 2019

China Airlines looks to Taiwan hub, CEIV cert for growth

Taiwan-based China Airlines became the latest carrier to receive CEIV-Pharma certification from IATA earlier this week. With a massive freighter fleet of eighteen 747-400Fs, the carrier is looking to specialty cargo for future growth as it works to position its operations base at Taoyuan Airport (TPE) as a transshipment hub. Industrywide, pharma volumes have been […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 24, 2019

Turning point for slot scarcity at AMS with approval of new local rule

Today, Dutch Minister of Transport Cora van Niewenhuizen approved the implementation of a new local rule for airfreight at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), after the enforcement of a 500,000 annual movement cap at the airport led many cargo operators to abandon AMS for nearby competitors. The long-awaited rule change is meant to support AMS’ competitive stance in the European airfreight market against […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 24, 2019

New Nanchang cargo terminal to boost China’s Belt and Road initiative

Last week, Nanchang Airport (KHN), located in China’s southeastern Jiangxi province, announced the construction of its new international cargo station, which will support the airport’s goal to increase its cargo throughput capacity to 200,000 tonnes by 2020. Construction of the cargo terminal will also contribute to China’s Belt and Road initiative and nationwide infrastructure development.  KHN’s new international cargo terminal is being built on […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 24, 2019

3 conservation projects underscore global airports’ environmental sustainability efforts

In honor of Earth Day, we at Cargo Airport News have identified three environmental sustainability projects at airports around the globe. These projects include:   #3: Frankfurt (FRA) cultivates and reforests surrounding land  #2: Hong Kong (HKG) supports local sustainability projects with environmental fund  #1: Los Angeles (LAX) restores coastal sand dunes   Click on to read more about […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 23, 2019

Thailand’s EEC to link up with Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone

In a move to strengthen ties air cargo between Thailand and China, the office of Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) said it is scheduled to sign a “strategic cooperation” agreement later this month with the administrators of China’s Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone (ZAEZ). Dr. Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary-general of the EEC, told the Bangkok Post that […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 22, 2019

Thailand approves construction of third runway at BKK in bid for regional hub status

This week, Thailand’s Cabinet approved a proposal by the country’s Ministry of Transport for the construction of a third runway at Bangkok International Airport (BKK). The new runway will ease congestion at BKK and support its bid to become a hub for cargo in Southeast Asia.  The third runway, which will be located parallel to […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 22, 2019

Congestion at U.S-Mexico border worsens

As the United States continues its national debate on immigration policies, congestion at the U.S.-Mexico border continues to worsen, causing increasing delays for cargo shipments.   This week, cargo wait times – which already jumped from 50 minutes to up to 7 hours at certain ports last week – have now reached between 9 and 10 hours at certain ports.  […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 22, 2019

ONT keeps head above water with Q1 2019 cargo volumes

California’s Ontario Airport (ONT) reported its volumes for Q1 2019, which, true to overall cargo trends, were lackluster, showing the airport only marginally increasing its cargo volumes compared to the same period last year. ONT managed to increase its freight volume from about 163,200 to 165,000 tonnes – by just over 1%. A 3% decrease […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 19, 2019
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