AMS merges cargo, aviation divisions; van Stekelenburg to step down

As of April 1, Schiphol Airport’s Cargo Division will be merged into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s (AMS) Aviation and Marketing Department, which raised questions about the hub’s future commitment to attracting main-deck freighter traffic. Jonas van Stekelenburg, who led the Schiphol Cargo department for near three years, says the move will put “cargo at the heart […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 21, 2018

Pharma.Aero adds major airfreight members to board

The Pharma.Aero initiative formed between Brussels Airport and Miami International Airport in 2016 is continuing to gain steam, as Hong Kong International Airport, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Alha Group and Brink’s Life Sciences have all joined the initiative’s board. The initiative advocates for pharmaceutical shipping standards based on IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification. Though founded by airports, Pharma.Aero “is […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 24, 2018

AirBridgeCargo, DHL Global Forwarding successfully test RKN containers

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has completed its multi-modal shipment trial for Deutsche Post DHL Group’s ocean- and air-forwarding arm DHL Global Forwarding, using Envirotainer’s RKN active cargo container. The trial tested the container for delivery of healthcare products from Moscow to Miami using Good Distribution Practice (GDP) cool chain standards. During the trial, which took place […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 14, 2017

AirBridgeCargo gains Schiphol slots after threat over Russian airspace

The slot scarcity at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) took a dramatic turn after a threat from Moscow to close Russian airspace to Dutch planes if AMS refused to accommodate more aircraft slots for Russian airline AirBridgeCargo (ABC). As Dutch newspaper NRC reported, Air France-KLM signed an agreement on Nov. 3 to lend ABC slots for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 7, 2017

BRU picks up 4 weekly Singapore Airlines freighter flights from crowded AMS

Breaking with recent overall industry growth in cargo volumes compared with 2016, cargo traffic at Brussels Airport (BRU) fell by 1.1 percent, year-over-year, in September, but the airport expects the decrease to be partially offset by the addition of new Singapore Airlines Cargo freighter flights that had been flying through Amsterdam. Four of Singapore Airlines’ […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 13, 2017

AirBridgeCargo’s volume growth slows, but remains in double digits

As perhaps the world’s fastest-growing all-cargo airline, AirBridgeCargo (ABC) again reported respectable volume growth of 16 percent, year-over-year, for the first half of 2017 to 335,000 tonnes. Growth rates, however, are down compared to 2016 – when ABC reported sharply higher cargo tonnage growth of 31 percent, y-o-y, during the first five months of the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 24, 2017

That Sinking Feeling: Keeping shippers from running back to seafreight

With any broken relationship – whether it’s a romantic tryst or a freight consignment – there’s always the danger of the “rebound effect.” “Unrewarding rebound relationships can actually lead people to feel more attached to their ex-partners, rather than less,” warned Samantha Joel, assistant professor at the University of Utah Psychology Department. With time, she […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 6, 2017

AirBridgeCargo transports universe mapping eROSITA X-ray telescope to Russia

AirBridgeCargo Airline (ABC) has done its part to help map the heavens and decipher the origins of the universe. The Russian carrier transported the eROSITA X-ray telescope from Germany to Russia on the maindeck of one of its 747 freighters. By next spring, the delicate scientific instrument is to be launched into orbit aboard the […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 26, 2017