E-commerce, express traffic continue to outpace general cargo growth in Q1

With first-quarter volume figures coming in for many airports around the world, we noticed two, in particular, stood out from the crowd: Leipzig Halle Airport (LEJ) in Eastern Germany, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) in the United States. Both of these mid-sized airports reported volumes up – way up – in Q1, reaching 12.3 percent and 34.1 percent […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 23, 2018

Saudia Cargo chooses ATC Aviation as GSSA for South Africa

A few weeks after appointing Omar Hariri as its new CEO, Jeddah-based Saudia Cargo has today chosen ATC Aviation Services as the new general sales and service agent (GSSA) for the carrier’s cargo operations in South Africa. The service is set to begin on May 1. Frankfurt-based ATC Aviation Services now has a worldwide portfolio […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 23, 2018

DHL Express expands NYC e-commerce capacity to handle demand

To keep up with the rapid demand for e-commerce services in the greater New York City area, DHL Express has opened two new facilities in the region – one in Long Island City (LIC), in the borough of Queens, and the other in the Times Square section of Midtown Manhattan. DHL invested more than US$10 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 20, 2018

Luxembourg OKs first digital road-feeder consignment between LUX, AMS

The Luxembourg government has signed off on the first electronic consignment note (CMR) for road transportation operated by Arthur Welter trucking on behalf of CargoLux Airlines. The trucking service will run between Luxembourg (LUX) and Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) airports. Arthur Welter described the paper-free practice, saying that transport orders are received from customers digitally, forwarded […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 20, 2018

Could Amazon be headed… to the Amazon?

For many years, the country of Brazil has been a conundrum. With more than 200 million people, this South American country has been blessed with enormous natural resources and the 8th-largest gross domestic product in the world (nearly US$3.4 trillion), yet has been rocked by continuous political scandals, military coups and corruption that have prevented […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 20, 2018

Volga-Dnepr to exit An-124 NATO charter agreement

In another sign of rising tensions between Russia and the West, Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group is withdrawing from the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) agreement, under which Volga-Dnepr and Ukraine’s Antonov Group provide charter service for certain NATO and European Union countries aboard An-124 aircraft. Under the SALIS charter agreement, Volga-Dnepr and Antonov have provided six […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 18, 2018

Etihad Cargo invests in German temperature-control containers

This week, Etihad Cargo has retained the cool-chain services of Frankfurt-based DoKaSch Temperature Solutions to provide air-conditioned “Opticooler” ULD containers. The move will boost the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s capability to transport temperature-sensitive cargo, expanding its “TempCheck” cool-chain initiative, which caters to clients dealing in pharmaceuticals. The containers will be in use on Etihad Cargo’s fleet […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 18, 2018

LATAM Cargo expands European freighter service

LATAM Cargo rearranged and increased its main-deck cargo services between Western Europe and South America, to accommodate growth in air freight demand, particularly in pharmaceuticals, as well as “the need to provide alternatives to avoid the rising congestion levels at European airports.” The carrier now offers five weekly 767-300F frequencies from Europe to South America, […]
  • David Harris
  • April 12, 2018

Emirates adds AOG product for urgent aircraft part transport

Emirates SkyCargo is adding a new airfreight product to its catalog with the launch of Emirates AOG for priority transport of aircraft parts. With service to 141 destinations in 75 countries, Dubai-based Emirates is well aware of the importance of quickly resolving Aircraft on Ground (AOG) maintenance issues which prevent aircraft from flying. In many […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 12, 2018

Registration now open for Cargo Facts Symposium in San Diego

The wait is finally over!  Registration for the 24th annual Cargo Facts Symposium, to be held Oct.10-12 at its new location, in the Omni San Diego, is now open. Run by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, the Symposium is the premier aviation event of the year. Continuing the success of previous years, the 2018 conference will […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 10, 2018

In Safe Hands: A behind-the-scenes look at cargo security audits

Elad Gadot doesn’t smoke, but he stood drinking coffee from a paper cup outside the security corridor – the last place for warehouse workers to grab a smoke before heading back inside. All around him, old ladies were doing booming business hawking cigarettes and drinks to the workers at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 9, 2018

Van de Weg rejoins Volga-Dnepr Group saying he ‘missed the action’

Today, Robert van de Weg has returned to Russian airline conglomerate Volga-Dnepr Group to fulfill the role of vice president of sales and marketing, where he will oversee the development of AirBridge Cargo, Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Atran Airlines’ positioning within the cargo market. Van de Weg worked at the company for about three years, leaving […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 6, 2018

75th Anniversary: Back to the age of flying cars – sort of

Generations of futurists have promised us the concept of the “flying car” for decades, all to no avail. But in 1954, when the car was king, we came pretty close, at the dawn of the Jet Age. It’s only natural that the air cargo industry would merge aviation with the ultimate symbol of American independence. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 6, 2018

AirBridgeCargo moves 15 tonnes of pharma

Moscow-based carrier AirBridgeCargo (ABC) transported 19 va-Q-tec brand temperature-controlled containers containing pharmaceuticals for German logistics company Biotech & Pharma – a feat which the carrier says is a new record for ABC. In Frankfurt, ABC’s crew loaded the 15 tonnes of cargo into a 747-8 freighter, while being supervised by a team of specialists trained […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 5, 2018
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