Unilode opens Hong Kong ULD repair center

Unilode Aviation Solutions inaugurated a new facility for the repair of unit load devices (ULDs) and galley carts at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The repair center will also serve as a storage facility for Unilode’s recently launched ULD leasing program. According to Benoît Dumont, CEO of Unilode, it made strategic sense for the company […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 31, 2019

ANA sees exports to China plunge in first quarter

Japanese carrier ANA’s airfreight traffic to China took a serious hit in the first three months of 2019, with Shinya Katanozak, president and CEO of ANA Holdings, reporting to local media that the amount of cargo dropped by 24% compared to the same period last year. According to ANA traffic figures, ANA’s overall international cargo […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 31, 2019

HKG to focus on e-commerce, high-value cargo and developing regional connectivity

In a new report outlining its vision for the future, Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) has identified cross-border e-commerce, high-value cargo, and enhancing regional services as the three major focus areas for its airfreight business that will help it maintain the top spot on the list of busiest cargo airports. The airport authority said that […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 30, 2019

Vietnam approves plans to accommodate construction of Long Thanh Airport 

Yesterday, the People’s Council of Vietnam’s Dong Nai province approved the adjustment of administrative boundaries within Long Thanh district to enable the construction of the country’s new Long Thanh International Airport. The development comes on the heels of burgeoning exports out of Vietnam as factories shift their production to the country from China.  The administrative boundaries of […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 30, 2019

DHL GF expands Japanese presence to Hokkaido to aid seafood exports

To celebrate its 50th anniversary in Japan, DHL Global Forwarding has seafood rather than cake on its mind, as the forwarder opens a wholly owned office in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido and the fifth-largest city in the country. According to Charles Kaufmann, president and representative director of DHL Global Forwarding Japan K.K., the company […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 30, 2019

Global airfreight demand continues slide, with 4.7% drop in April

Those hoping for a springtime turnaround in demand for worldwide airfreight got their hopes dashed today, as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its April 2019 cargo figures, showing that the global airfreight market continues to remain weak, with industry-wide freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) dropping by 4.7%, year-over-year, despite some bright spots regionally. Regionally, […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 29, 2019

ABC expands Norwegian seafood exports with third weekly 747F service

Just two weeks after Avinor AS, the operator of Oslo Airport (OSL), terminated an agreement to work with ground-handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) on a planned seafood cargo handling facility, the company expanded its seafood exports from the airport with an additional scheduled freighter service. Yesterday, OSL welcomed the third weekly flight from Russia-based AirBridgeCargo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 29, 2019

MASkargo relaunches Guangzhou flight to handle cross-border e-commerce

In order to take advantage of booming cross-border e-commerce, MASkargo will relaunch a nonstop freighter flight between Kuala Lumpur and Guangzhou from June 4 until December 2019. The flight will be operated by an A330-200F twice a week, with a capacity of approximately 60 tonnes per flight. Mark Jason Thomas, chief commercial officer of MASkargo, […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 29, 2019

LATAM Cargo and CSafe sign lease agreement

LATAM Cargo and CSafe Global have signed a master-lease agreement for the provision of CSafe’s RKN and RAP containers to LATAM’s customers with pharmaceutical shipments. Under the agreement, the RKN and RAP active temperature-controlled containers are approved for both upper and lower decks of LATAM’s aircraft. “Our top priority when shipping highly delicate and valuable […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 29, 2019

Weak international volumes drive declines in April airport tonnage 

Global airports’ preliminary results indicate continued declines in the international air cargo market for April, despite the slight reprieve experienced last month with a resurgence of volumes. Overall, airports will likely continue to experience volatility in volumes for the first half of 2019.   On a regional basis, airports in Europe and Asia posted declines in volumes across […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 29, 2019

Lufthansa Cargo reduces summer frequencies

Citing weaker air cargo demand compared to the previous two years, Lufthansa Cargo said it is adjusting its summer schedule and reducing the number of flights it will operate in the second and third quarters of 2019. Flights will be cut in line with demand, and customers will be informed of the changes accordingly. The […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 28, 2019

JAL, MAB sign joint business agreement to extend air cargo cooperation

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint business agreement. Apart from enhancing passenger services, the two carriers are also planning to extend the scope of the cooperation to cover air cargo between Japan and Malaysia. According to JAL and MAB, both carriers have […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 28, 2019

First cargo project completed for China Southern Airlines at Daxing Airport

Today, the first air cargo facility at the new Beijing Daxing Airport (PKX) was completed, according to CAAC News. The facility is both the first airfreight construction project and the first China Southern Airlines supporting facility to be completed at PKX. Beijing Daxing is scheduled to open in September, and as part of the Civil Aviation […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 28, 2019

Turkish Cargo posts 15.6% tonnage growth in first quarter

Turkish Cargo carried a total of 363,297 tonnes of cargo and mail during the first quarter of 2019, a year-over-year growth of 15.6%, according to traffic results released last week by Turkish Airlines. In particular, sold tonnage increased by 29.1% in the American market and by 15.4% in the Asian market. For the first three […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 28, 2019
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