Virgin Atlantic awards WTA Aviation, Swissport service contracts

Today, Virgin Atlantic Cargo announced it awarded contracts to Israel-based air cargo sales agent WTA Aviation and Swissport that will support the carrier’s upcoming daily flights between Heathrow Airport (LHR), and Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv, Israel, which begin on September 25.  Under its contract with Virgin Atlantic Cargo, WTA Aviation will be responsible for selling the 20 tonnes of daily cargo […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 15, 2019

LATAM Airlines, Menzies Aviation renew ground handling contract out of Colombian airports

Today, Menzies Aviation announced the renewal of its contract to provide ground handling services for LATAM Airlines at four airports in Colombia – El Dorado (BOG), José María Córdova International Airport (MDE), Alfonso Bonilla Aragón (CLO) and Ernesto Cortissoz (BAQ).  The contract renewal adds three more years to the companies’ seven years of collaborative work out of the airports to date.   Beyond this development, Menzies Aviation also recently renewed its ground handling contract with Thai […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 15, 2019

RiverOak to build cargo hub at Manston Airport

RiverOak Strategic Partners acquired Manston Airport (MSE) for £16.5 million in a transaction that was completed earlier this week, Director George Yerrall confirmed to Air Cargo World.  The U.K.-registered company, which has spent over £30 million on the acquisition so far, plans to convert the site to a cargo hub. Yerrall said RiverOak anticipates a late 2021 opening, taking into consideration that RiverOak can’t begin construction unless the U.K. government approves […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 12, 2019

UPS expands express network in Russia

Yesterday, UPS announced the expansion of its express freight services – “UPS Worldwide Express Freight” and “UPS Worldwide Express Freight Midday” – in Russia.   With the expansion, UPS’ express services will now be available to customers located in nearly 2,300 postal codes in the metropolitan areas of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhniy Novogorod. With this development, UPS […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 11, 2019

Dachser expands network in Ireland with Johnston Logistics acquisition 

Germany-based logistics company Dachser announced today that it has acquired Ireland-based Johnston Logistics Ltd., which will be fully integrated into the Dachser network and officially launched as Dachser Ireland Ltd. by September this year.  According to the press release, Dachser and Johnson Logistics have been partners since 2007. The new acquisition and integration by Johnson Logistics into Dachser comes approximately two years after Dachser bought […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 10, 2019

Magnate Worldwide sells PTL ground logistics company

International logistics company Magnate Worldwide sold Premium Transportation Logistics (PTL), a ground logistics company, to the trucking company’s senior management team last week.  “We became sort of an inconsequential part of [Magnate’s] story so it made more sense for us to spin off,” PTL President Jeff Curry told Air Cargo World, pointing out that the larger […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 9, 2019

SF Airlines launches route connecting China, Kazakhstan

Yesterday, SF Airlines launched a new cargo route connecting Urumqi (URC) in China’s western Xinjiang province to Almaty (ALA) in Kazakhstan. The route is the airline’s first dedicated freighter flight directly connecting China to Kazakhstan and supports China’s development of its “Belt and Road” initiative.  SF Airlines will fly the new route twice weekly using […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 5, 2019

Vienna Airport, K+N enter pharma handling agreement

Yesterday, Vienna International Airport (VIE) and Kuehne + Nagel Austria announced the signing of an agreement establishing Kuehne + Nagel Austria as the “preferred partner” for the handling of pharma shipments at the airport.  Under the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel Austria is granted an exclusive handling area within VIE’s Vienna Pharma Handling Center (VPHC). At the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 5, 2019

time:matters expands Sameday Air network to China

Lufthansa Cargo’s time-critical logistics subsidiary time:matters has expanded its Sameday Air network into China for the first time with the addition of stations in Beijing (PEK), Chengdu (CTU), Guangzhou (CAN), Nanjing (NKG), Qingdao (TAO), Shanghai (PVG) and Shenyang (SHE). Customers with urgent shipments will now have access to 157 weekly direct flights between Frankfurt, Munich, […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • July 4, 2019

DSV Air & Sea continues global expansion with Pittsburgh location

This week, logistics provider DSV Air & Sea Inc., a subsidiary of Danish logistics provider DSV, announced it will open a branch in Pittsburgh, Pa. The new office will be the company’s 36th Air & Sea location in the United States.  The new branch office will be located adjacent to Pittsburgh international Airport (PIT), where the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 4, 2019

Dachser India Mumbai, Hyderabad gain IATA CEIV Pharma cert

Dachser India earned its CEIV Pharma certification from the International Airport Transport Association (IATA) for life science, health care and pharmaceuticals handling at its Mumbai (BOM) and Hyderabad (HYD) airport branches, the company announced yesterday. According to the logistics firm, the certification is a significant achievement, given that very few companies are currently accredited in India.  Dachser said […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 3, 2019

FedEx brings Australian 3PL under FedEx Logistics umbrella

FedEx’s logistics subsidiary, FedEx Logistics, has renamed Australian freight forwarder and 3PL Manton Air-Sea Pty Ltd. as FedEx Logistics (Australia) Pty Ltd., officially bringing the Australian 3PL into the FedEx Logistics brand and growing FedEx Logistics’ Australia and Asia-Pacific footprint. FedEx Logistics acquired Manton Air-Sea in October 2018. In a statement yesterday, FedEx said the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 28, 2019

DB Schenker receives U.S. Transportation Command contract

This week, DB Schenker announced its award of a Global Heavyweight Service contract with the U.S. Transportation Command. Under the three-year contract for ground service handling, which began two months earlier, DB Schenker works in a team arrangement with Delta Air Lines to bid on contracts for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and other […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 28, 2019

DHL Global Trade Barometer predicts air trade contraction

The DHL Global Trade Barometer forecasts for global air trade dropped six points from March to a new index of 49, indicating a slight contraction over the next three months.  Most countries are expected to see air trade decline, with the largest contractions expected in Japan (-11 points) and the U.S. (-8 points). Further declines are expected in India […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 27, 2019
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