ACE Awards 2019: Making customers feel ‘special’

One of the more popular services being offered in logistics today is specialization – the ability to provide personal service for unusual goods, such as perishables, dangerous goods, pharmaceuticals, animals and oversized cargo. For the third consecutive year, Air Cargo World asked ACE survey respondents about the top performers in these niche categories. For the […]

ABC increases frequencies to Asian destinations

Moscow-based subsidiary of the Volga Dnepr Group, AirBridgeCargo (ABC), is bolstering its footprint in Asia by increasing frequencies to its popular trans-Eurasian routes, including Narita (NRT), Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) and Shenzhen (SZX). As of the end of March, frequencies to each destination will now be eight, two and six per week, respectively. “Based […]

ABC passes Cargo iQ audit for operations in Moscow

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) passed its second audit reconfirming its compliance with the quality standards of IATA interest group Cargo iQ, following a two-day inspection of its operations in Moscow, the same city in which it’s headquartered. Cargo iQ, formerly called Cargo 2000, uses a benchmarking system that rates a shipment’s performance, in terms of its […]

ABC adds Bangladesh to freighter network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the British all-cargo subsidiary of the Russia-based Volga Dnepr Group, has added Dhaka, Bangladesh, to its international network with a twice-weekly 747 freighter frequency to address demand for exports from the South Asian hub. The flight will be operated in conjunction with ABC’s Shanghai service to “give customers a vast choice of […]

ABC inks short-term agreement with Jettainer for special cargo

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has signed a leasing agreement with Jettainer on a short-term requirement that will grant the carrier access to the company’s fleet of ULDs – addressing demand for transportation of “special cargo,” such as live animals and automotive equipment. ABC said it experienced 25 percent growth in its volumes of special cargoes last year, […]

ABC incorporates digital claims offering with CargoHub partnership

AirBridgeCargo (ABC), subsidiary airline of the Volga Dnepr Group, is partnering with Netherlands-based CargoHub to utilize its digital platform “CargoClaims,” for management of its customers’ claims and pre-claims requests. The IT company describes its claims offering as a “multi-stakeholder platform enabling shippers to submit claims to any airline within one platform.” The software was endorsed […]

ABC reports 2 percent volume growth in 2018

Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group’s all-cargo carrier, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) reported 2018 cargo volumes up two percent year-over-year, to just over 700,000 tonnes. Despite the lackluster growth overall,  AirBridgeCargo said higher-value specialty cargo volumes grew 25 percent y-o-y. While the marginal increase sounds slight compared to AirBridgeCargo’s double-digit growth rates of recent years, the figure isn’t far […]

ABC expands its track-and-trace offerings with Unilode

Specialty cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo (ABC), a subsidiary airline of the Volga-Dnepr Group, is investing further in its track-and-trace offerings with the extension of its longtime cooperation with Swiss unit load device (ULD) supplier Unilode, in which ABC is upgrading its Bluetooth tracking devices for ULDs, pallets and containers. The transmitting portable electronic devices (TPEDs) will […]

Alibaba enters strategic partnership with Volga-Dnepr Group

Alibaba is making moves to further tap into Western markets in a new partnership with the Russian airline conglomerate Volga-Dnepr Group. Today, the e-commerce giant’s logistics unit, Cainiao, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Volga-Dnepr Group to utilize its trans-Eurasian-focused subsidiary carriers’ networks, and to each “leverage their respective logistics assets in Asia, Europe […]

Pardon the Disruption: Alexey Isaikin — What’s his plan?

Russian airline conglomerate’s Volga-Dnepr Group has had an eventful year in equipment purchases and changes to partnerships, but the underlying strategy behind these moves is anyone’s guess. Alexey Isaikin, an ex-Soviet Russian military colonel, conceived of Volga-Dnepr back in the tumultuous year of 1990, with the help of the government in the last year of the […]
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