BDP Logistics expands African presence with 4th Egypt offce

Philadelphia-based logistics company BDP International has opened its fourth office in the hub city of Port Said, Egypt – its 150th office internationally – further bolstering its presence in Africa. “Africa has been poised as the next frontier for supply chains,” said BDP’s managing director of Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Fikret Ersoy. “We now […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 25, 2018

Air freight cools to merely ‘robust’ growth levels in April

You know things are improving, in general, when the word “robust” is used to describe growth that is slowing down. The latest airfreight data results from IATA showed that April’s growth clocked in at 8.5 percent, year-over-year, in the wake of the previous month’s double-digit 13.4 percent growth rate. IATA’s report is now the third […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 2, 2017

ACI airport data shows air cargo volumes still under pressure

Airport Council International’s (ACI) half-year report showed that airfreight volumes remained sluggish, despite gains in passenger traffic. Total airfreight handles reported by the world’s airports posted a marginal 0.5 percent growth, year-over-year, for the first six months of 2016, while passenger numbers increased 5.6 percent for the first half of the year. The organization blamed […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 23, 2016

New weekly freighter service between Belgium, Angola

Network Airline Management (NAM) and TAAG Angola Airlines have signed a long-term contract to provide a weekly 747-400F service from Liège, Belgium to Luanda, the capital of Angola. With oil inching back over US$50 per barrel, Angola’s recovering hydrocarbon-driven economy relies on the timely delivery of sophisticated parts and equipment to run its oil and […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 8, 2016