Asian airfreight shows no signs of slowing in May

A solid 12.2 percent increase in volumes and a 4.7 percentage-point increase in freight load factors (FLF) for the month of May, year-over-year, are helping to overturn predictions that Asia’s airfreight markets were headed for a “seasonal cooling,” according to the latest numbers from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). Even more impressive is […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 22, 2017

DHL Supply Chain to take over MRO logistics for Etihad Airways Engineering

Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm Etihad Airways Engineering said it plans to outsource all its logistics functions to DHL Supply Chain, the Abu Dhabi-based engineering arm of Etihad Airways announced yesterday.  In a letter of intent signed by the two companies, DHL Supply Chain will assume management of the MRO’s stores, local transport […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 21, 2017

Spanish logistics alliance to collaborate on full-service supply chain services

Valencia-based Milestone Logistics has launched a partnership, called the “360 Alliance,” with four other logistics firms, to offer full supply-chain services, including logistics consulting, international transport, warehouse logistics and packaging. Led by Milestone, the group includes 3PL firms Gesprolog, Aza Logistics, Alfilpack and Mulem. The cooperation is the first Spanish collaborative logistics alliance created to […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 20, 2017

flydubai renews air cargo management contract with Mercator

Government-owned low-cost carrier flydubai and logistic software provider Mercator inked a seven-year extension to their air cargo management contract. The renewal means that flydubai will continue using Mercator’s technology platform, providing cargo management and cargo revenue accounting services. Mercator said it will provide the expertise and technology to upgrade flydubai’s Intelligent Cargo Ecosystem, an open-API […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 19, 2017

G Force GSA Mexico to assume American Airlines Cargo sales in country

American Airlines Cargo has selected G Force GSA Mexico as its new General Sales Agent (GSA) in Mexico. The new partnership will expand AA Cargo’s reach to five new locations across Mexico. The partnership goes into effect on July 1, 2017. In addi... Please login to your Air Cargo World account to continue reading. Not […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 16, 2017

(UPDATE) Jan de Rijk Logistics logs moderate gains in 2016

(UPDATED) Netherlands-based Jan de Rijk Logistics posted just shy of 10 percent growth in operating results for 2016. At the same time, last year’s total combined turnover decreased slightly to €208 million, with an operating margin of €18.1 million, a slight increase over 2015’s €16.6 million operating margin. Jan de Rijk attributed its operating margins […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 15, 2017

U.K. aviation, freight groups clash over possible Brexit negotiation delays

A full week after the surprise results of the U.K. general election that denied the Conservative Party a majority in Parliament, more aviation and freight groups are weighing in about possible delays in the negotiations over Great Britain’s planned exit from the European Union, or the “Brexit.” The traditional “Queen’s Speech” that Queen Elizabeth II […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 14, 2017

Kerry Logistics enters JV with Globalink Logistics, expands in CIS region

In an effort to broaden its presence in the Central Asian region, Kerry Logistics has partnered with Dubai-based Globalink Logistics DWC, a freight forwarding group with extensive operations across The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The joint venture will “significantly expand Kerry Logistics’ coverage in Central Asia and the CIS, opening the door to potential […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 13, 2017

Etihad Cargo adds Cambodia freighter service

Etihad Cargo has launched a weekly freighter service between Abu Dhabi and Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, in a bid to capture Cambodia’s growing garment and footwear output. Fashion related industry now accounts for 10 percent of the country’s workforce, and Cambodia’s rise represents a demand for cheap labor as countries like China see […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 12, 2017

Western Global granted rights to operate scheduled U.S.-China service

Despite opposition from Atlas Air, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) granted Western Global Airline rights to operate scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between any points in the U.S., via any intermediate points, to any point or points in China, and vice versa. Atlas Air had argued that Western Global’s proposed scheduled […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 9, 2017

Air China launches weekly 777f service between Shanghai and Liege, Belgium

An Air Cargo China 777F from Shanghai touched down Liege Airport yesterday, marking the start of weekly freighter services between the two airports. The additional capacity is being deployed in response to growing e-commerce volumes between China and Europe, the Belgian airport said. Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial at Liege Airport, explained that the new freighter […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 8, 2017

Qatar Airways Cargo adds weekly freighter into Heathrow

It’s almost impossible to add freighter capacity into Heathrow at this point, due to overcrowding, but late last week, a Qatar Airways Cargo A330 freighter touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport, marking the start of weekly freighter services to L... Please login to your Air Cargo World account to continue reading. Not a subscriber? Click […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 7, 2017

Virgin Cargo reaches 49 weekly connections with new Manchester – JFK service

With the launch late May of a daily flights between Manchester and New York JFK, Virgin Atlantic Cargo now operates seven flights a day, seven times a week between New York and the U.K. In March and April, the airline saw its London Heathrow to Ne... Please login to your Air Cargo World account to […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 6, 2017

Bolloré and LVMH to open automated e-commerce facility in Singapore

Bolloré Logistics Singapore is teaming up with luxury-goods purveyor LVMH to build and operate a facility featuring automated warehousing solutions that the logistics company says will improve throughput by tenfold and cut labor hours by 50 percent. The facility is on track to open in early 2018. ... Please login to your Air Cargo World […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 5, 2017
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