DP-DHL’s Frank Appel: Finding the right chemistry

Frank Appel’s business acumen came not from an MBA program but initially from a science textbook. He earned his Masters degree in chemistry at the University of Munich in 1989, followed by a Ph.D in neurobiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1993 (although he demurs from using the “Dr.” title). Having trouble […]

Amerijet pilots reach contract deal with a “massive increase” in wages

Amerijet and its pilots have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract that includes substantial raises and addresses seniority and sick leave. According to Teamsters Local 769, which represents the 85 pilots in the bargaining unit, the new deal includes a “massive initial increase in base wages for Captains and First Officers of more […]

AirBridgeCargo Airlines earns CEIV Pharma certification at Moscow hub

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) became the first airline in Russia, and seventh globally, to be awarded IATA’s Center of Excellence for Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification, on November 22, for the global transportation of pharma products via its cargo hub in Sheremetyevo, Moscow. The Russian cargo carrier has built a pharma hub to the […]

Keeping up with the specialized needs of Asian air cargo [VIDEO]

HONG KONG – After being the manufacturer to the world for the last few decades, led mostly by the inexpensive labor in China, the Asian market is rapidly evolving into more of a consumer society, creating a new dynamic for global trade lanes in and out of Asia, with cross-border e-commerce dominating the scene. That […]

ABX strike enters second day, Judge to rule on strike later today

The ABX Air strike has entered its second day, with other cargo carriers still refusing to cross the picket line as the carrier’s parent company, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), takes the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224 to court at 3:30 pm local time Cincinnati to force the pilots back into the cockpit and […]

ABX pilots strike over alleged contract violations, affecting DHL and Amazon

Pilots from ABX Air, which flies packages for Amazon.com and DHL Worldwide Express, are on strike today in Cincinnati and Wilmington as Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), the carrier’s parent company goes to court seeking an injunction that would, “restore the status quo operating environment.” The two cities are major DHL and Amazon hubs, respectively, […]

Astral Aviation to open drone hub at Kapese Airstrip, Kenya [VIDEO]

Astral Aviation has established a subsidiary, Astral Aerial Solutions, to handle the Kenyan cargo airline’s foray into drone delivery. The venture’s first customers oil and gas industry companies that need to move equipment out to remote sites. Astral’s CEO Sanjeev Gadhia told Business Daily Africa that Astral Aerial Solutions would soon operate surveillance drones along […]

Peak season robust at Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Terminal

HONG KONG – At the height of the peak season’s surge of activity, the ground floor of the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal was a hive of activity, where transshipments were being scanned, broken down, consolidated or repackaged and then hustled through the facility. During Monday’s tour of the facility by the operators, Cathay Pacific Services […]

Volga-Dnepr, Antonov to end Ruslan venture by end of year

After 10 years of marketing a unique aircraft that specialized in the lifting of heavy, oversized cargo to remote areas, Ruslan International has announced that it will cease operation on Dec. 31, 2016. Ruslan was created in 2006 as a joint venture between Antonov Airlines and Volga-Dnepr Group to market the carriers’ combined An-124-100 fleets […]

FedEx Freight boss urges Trump to reconsider trade agreement benefits

Michael Ducker, president and CEO of FedEx Freight Michael Ducker, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, joined a chorus of logistics and transportation interests calling for President-elect Donald Trump to honor America’s commitment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and bolster extant trade ties.  “Trade agreements are the solution, not the problem," Ducker told the 2016 […]

CHEP Aerospace to manage ULDs for Singapore Airlines Cargo

CHEP Aerospace Solutions has signed a long-term agreement with Singapore Airlines Cargo to maintain and repair the carrier’s unit load device (ULD) fleet. The deal marks the last major development before CHEP is taken over by EQT Infrastructure II, a Swedish investment fund. CHEP Aerospace Solutions president, Ludwig Bertsch, said that the takeover would be […]

Air Algerie spins out cargo unit

Air Algerie Cargo commenced operations as a standalone unit of Air Algerie on Nov. 15, with a flight between Algiers (ALG), and Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS) in France. Although the carrier has some interesting fleet options, Air Algerie is purportedly using its Lockheed Hercules. In May of this year, Air Algerie outlined plans to launch a separate […]

AirBridgeCargo beats 2015 volumes with two months left in 2016

Business is on such an upswing at AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) that the carrier only needed 10 months in 2016 to top the previous year’s lift. With a 30 percent, year-over-year, growth in tonnage in October, to 57,600- tonnes, ABC entered record-breaking territory for 2016, with two more months still to go, the all-cargo airline announced. […]
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