IAG Cargo revenues dip in Q1, despite rise in traffic

Like many carriers this year, U.K.-based IAG Cargo said its first-quarter 2019 revenues declined year-over-year, falling to €275 million during the period March 31 for a 2.5% loss, compared to Q1 of 2018, at a constant exchange rate. However, its cargo traffic increased by 2.6% to 1.39 billion cargo tonne kilometers (CTK), thanks to a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 13, 2019

Dangerous goods, other specialty cargo business grows at PACTL

During a panel discussion on specialty cargo handling at Cargo Facts Asia in Shanghai last month, Christian Haug, Vice President, Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL), said that dangerous goods (DG) handling at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) is becoming a bigger business, having grown to represent about 3% of its cargo handle. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 8, 2019

New China, Uruguay MOU expands air transport, customs opportunities  

During China’s second “Belt and Road” International Cooperation Summit last week, China and Uruguay signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing an air transport and customs agreement between the two countries. The new agreement not only supports China’s ongoing westward aviation network expansion, but also increases business opportunities for air cargo stakeholders of both countries.  Under the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 2, 2019

New Chongqing-Addis Ababa routes to support China-Ethiopia cargo ops

Last week, Ethiopian Airlines Group, the Chongqing Municipal People’s Government Port and Logistics Office and Chongqing Airport Group signed a freight route cooperation agreement. The new routes established by this agreement will expand on China’s already growing “Belt and Road” initiative, while also supporting Ethiopian’s efforts to grow its cargo operations.  The new agreement establishes three regular […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 1, 2019

Cargo Facts Asia gives exclusive look at SF Express SuperHub development plans

SHANGHAI – China’s fastest-growing express carrier, SF Express is developing its “SuperHub” in Ezhou city, as the base for its growing operations. The SuperHub will open by the end of 2021, SF Express VP George Li said during a presentation at Cargo Facts Asia, hosted by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, yesterday morning in Shanghai. […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 18, 2019

ABC leases ThermoSafe’s PharmaPort 360 active containers

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has signed a leasing agreement for Sonoco ThermoSafe’s active bulk shipping container, the PharmaPort 360. The deal was publicized today at the LogiPharma event in Montreaux, Switzerland. The addition of the active containers to ABC’s routes will bolster its foothold in the movement of pharmaceutical products. Fedor Novikov, deputy director of products at […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 9, 2019

SkyCell launches insurance add-on for pharma shippers

Switzerland-based cold chain packaging company SkyCell is now offering an insurance add-on for its pharmaceutical shippers to appeal to shippers of high-value, temperature-sensitive cargo. The new service, which it calls “Peace of Mind,” is backed by an unnamed multinational commercial insurance company and will offer coverage up to US$4 million per container.  The company acknowledged that this offering is a somewhat unconvential addition to a container leasing company’s service portfolio. Paul Martins, CEO of MNX […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 8, 2019

AF-KLM focuses on pharma, inks deal with SkyCell

Today, Air France–KLM–Martinair Cargo (AF–KLM) said it is expanding its relationship with the Zurich-based cold-chain container firm SkyCell to improve pharmaceuticals logistics and reduce temperature excursions.  The carrier is a prominent mover of temperature-sensitive cargo. In 2018, it saw significant growth in its container business segment (which encompasses shipments that utilize both active and passive […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 2, 2019

Finnair’s Fredrik Wildtgrube sees a bright digital future ahead for cargo

Last month, Finnair Cargo announced a new partnership to market its belly capacity on the increasingly popular cargo management app, cargo.one, which is already used by industry giants like Dachser and Lufthansa Cargo. Finnair has been pushing for new technology to streamline the cargo process for years, but the carrier is hardly a newcomer to […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 2, 2019

dnata strengthens BRU regional position with new cargo center

Today, Dubai-based ground handler dnata opened a new cargo center at Brussels Airport (BRU), strengthening the airport’s regional positioning with increased capacity and specialized facilities. dnata invested EUR €8 million in the development of 14,000 square-meter cargo center, which includes 4,500 square-meters of warehouse space and the capacity for 125,000 tonnes of cargo per annum. […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 28, 2019

American Airlines Cargo promotes its time-critical service

American Airlines Cargo is seeking to strengthen its foothold in time-critical airfreight, promoting its Critical Priority Parcel Service (PPS) with a campaign called “All eyes on.” Critical PPS oversees shipments of highly valuable cargo, such as human organs and pharmaceutical products. The promotional video, released this week, shows its internal shipment monitoring in action. “We […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 27, 2019

UPS teams with Matternet to deliver medical samples via drone

In what UPS is calling the first revenue drone service in the United States, the integrator said today that it has collaborated with California-based drone technology firm Matternet to send the first of many daily scheduled daily flights of medical samples via unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for a North Carolina hospital client. With clearance by […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 26, 2019

Vietnam approves plans for cargo expansion at SGN

Today, the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport approved the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) – which operates 21 of the country’s airports – to invest in the expansion plan for Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN), designed by French airport operator Groupe ADP’s consulting subsidiary, ADP Ingénierie (ADP-I). Alongside a third passenger terminal and parking area south […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 22, 2019

Cargolux leases Thermosafe’s PharmaPort containers

Luxembourg-based Cargolux is bolstering its cold-chain capabilities in a new deal with temperature-controlled packaging company Thermosafe for use its PharmaPort container – an active bulk shipping container with data-collection enablement – across its international network. Cargolux is a prominent international carrier of pharmaceuticals and the first airline ever to obtain its Good Distribution Practice (GPD) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2019
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