Vietnam bans recalled and damaged lithium batteries on flights

Vietnam will ban damaged and recalled lithium batteries, as well as electronic devices using those batteries, on Vietnamese airlines as well as foreign airlines operating into and from Vietnam, the country’s Civil Aviation Authority announced in a statement this month. The ban will begin as of Nov. 15. The ban will affect both devices with […]

Alibaba ups majority stake in Cainiao ahead of 11.11

Alibaba increased its majority stake in its logistics affiliate Cainiao Smart Logistics Network to 63% from 51% with an investment of US$3.3 billion today. The news comes just before China’s major “11.11” shopping holiday on Nov. 11, and on the heels of other moves the e-commerce giant recently made to expand its global presence, including shipping freight via train to Liège and […]

Revenue and cargo down, net profit up in Emirates’ half-year earnings report

Emirates Group saw mixed results for the period running Apr. 1 to Sept 30, 2019, with declines in revenue but increases in net profits across its overall Group, airline and dnata arms. Emirates Airlines saw an 8% decrease in volumes to 1.2 million tonnes of cargo, while overall capacity for the first six months of the financial year also declined by 7% […]

Lufthansa Cargo accelerates fleet renewal, to add more 777Fs

German carrier Lufthansa Cargo has committed to buying two more 777Fs from Boeing and will go ahead with its plan for an accelerated withdrawal of its MD-11Fs [FATs 005226-005227]. The two new aircraft will be delivered next year and will be based at the Frankfurt (FRA) hub, while the remaining ten MD-11Fs will all be retired by the end […]

CargoLogic Germany operates maiden commercial flight to CGN

Leipzig (LEJ)-based CargoLogic Germany (CLG) has commenced commercial operations with a revenue flight between Paderborn (PAD) and Cologne (CGN) that took place on Saturday, Nov. 2. The flight utilized one of two freighter-converted 737-400Fs in the carrier’s fleet. "We  are indeed now operating revenue flights on behalf of a customer out of Cologne," the carrier […]

Nippon Cargo Airlines signs on as first Asian carrier to cargo.one 

Japanese carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has joined digital airfreight booking platform cargo.one. According to cargo.one, NCA is the first Asian carrier to join the platform.  Freight forwarders will soon be able to book NCA’s maindeck capacities on the cargo.one platform 24/7 with instant confirmation. The current platform includes the newly developed “one.connect” technology layer, which will allow NCA to […]

Etihad Cargo opens 24/7 Control Center

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Cargo has inaugurated its Cargo Control Center, a new facility which enables the company to actively monitor all shipments in real time across both flights and road feeder services on a 24/7 basis. This represents the next step in Etihad’s digitalization program. According to Etihad, the new center’s technology platform is […]

EgyptAir Cargo modernizes ops with cloud-based Descartes vMail tracking system 

EgyptAir Cargo, the cargo affiliate of EgyptAir, announced it will introduce Descartes Velocity Mail (vMail) to its operations as it looks to streamline and modernize mail shipment visibility across its international network.  With the deployment of the cloud-based software developed by Canada-based Descartes, the carrier seeks to enable its customers to track the end-to-end shipment of their mail seamlessly. When a shipment order has been placed, vMail will automatically […]

UPS appoints new President for China ops 

UPS has appointed Michelle Ho as its new President of UPS China, succeeding Harld Peters. Stepping into the new position, Ho is tasked with spearheading UPS’ small package and strategic planning operations in China.  Prior to her appointment, Ho served as President for the South Asia District of UPS Asia Pacific, where she focused on growing UPS’ […]

CLA to halve fleet early next year

UK-based CargoLogicAir (CLA) will reduce its four-unit 747F fleet by two units next year, “because of the ongoing challenging market conditions,” according to a statement from the carrier. The cuts are the latest prompted by the CLA’s parent, the Volga-Dnepr Group, which earlier this year launched a wide-stretching restructuring plan in an attempt to match […]

UPS Airlines launches flights to Delhi with freighters, including 747F

UPS Airlines has commenced flight operations at Delhi Airport (DEL) to cater to growing express opportunities in Northern India, UPS told Air Cargo World.  The airport celebrated the first UPS-operated 747 flight to the airport earlier this week, in a Tweet.   Our distinction as the biggest Cargo Hub of the region just got stronger! @UPS global freight leader, have commenced their operations from […]

FedEx expands Asia-Pacific International First service

FedEx Express has expanded its FedEx International First service in the Asia-Pacific region to 14 more origin markets with destinations in the U.S. and Canada. A total of 25 markets in the region can now take advantage of the express company’s fastest option to connect to the world. According to FedEx, International First is a […]

IAG Cargo revenues, volumes take hit in 3Q

U.K.-based IAG Cargo reported third-quarter 2019 revenues that were down 9% year-over-year at a constant exchange rate, to €269 million for the period ending Sept. 30. Tonnage was down 5.7% during the quarter, to 162,000 tonnes. Cargo traffic meanwhile, was 4.9% lower at 1.35 billion cargo-tonne kilometers. Cargo yield for the quarter was down 4.2% […]

Lufthansa Group renews five-airline handling contract with Menzies Aviation at LHR 

Lufthansa Group has renewed its contract with Menzies Aviation, under which the ground handler will provide services to five airlines at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Menzies said this group contract is its largest contract at LHR.  The agreement outlines Menzies Aviation will provide delivery of passenger and ramp services for Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels […]
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