ABC expands Norwegian seafood exports with third weekly 747F service

Just two weeks after Avinor AS, the operator of Oslo Airport (OSL), terminated an agreement to work with ground-handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) on a planned seafood cargo handling facility, the company expanded its seafood exports from the airport with an additional scheduled freighter service. Yesterday, OSL welcomed the third weekly flight from Russia-based AirBridgeCargo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 29, 2019

AirBridgeCargo unveils ‘abc XL’ livery for 747F, citing growth of oversize shipments

While there have been some rumors about the coming sunset of the four-engined Boeing 747 freighter, Russian carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) said it has seen oversized cargo shipment demand for its nose-loading jumbo jets rise by 3%, year-over-year, during the first four months of 2019, to more than 11,000 tonnes. Because of this interest in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 20, 2019

ACE Awards 2019: Top airports, carriers chosen for Air Cargo Excellence

TOP CARRIERS Emirates and Qatar Airways, which both barely missed a Certificate last year with 100-point scores, each took home some precious metal this year, with Emirates reclaiming the first-place Diamond Award, with 104 points, in the Large Carrier category (1 million tonnes and above; see Top Carriers List) – their first Diamond since their […]
  • Caryn Livingston & Randy Woods
  • March 27, 2019

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 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 19, 2019

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, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 19, 2019

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 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 17, 2018

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 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 27, 2018

ABC transports its 500th aircraft engine in 2018 [VIDEO]

In only the eighth month of the year, Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported its 500th aircraft engine in 2018. The milestone, which has been reached earlier in the year than ever before at ABC, represents a 50 percent, year-over-year, increase in the carrier’s jet-engine transport traffic. Vasily Zhukov, global director of heavy and outsized […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 21, 2018

AirBridgeCargo, CargoLogicAir sign on with IoT firm for pharma tracking

At the Farnborough Air Show today, two cargo carriers – Russia’s AirBridgeCargo (ABC) and London-based CargoLogicAir (CLA) – said they have signed on with “internet of things” (IoT) digital avionics firm, SITAONAIR, to provide real-time monitoring of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical cargo. Through the use of connected electronic sensors, SITAONAIR collects air cargo data provided by its […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 16, 2018

ABC launches twice-weekly Budapest cargo service

Russian all-cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is launching a twice-weekly frequency on Tuesdays and Saturdays to Budapest on its 747-F aircraft, which will accommodate up to 139 tonnes of capacity per flight for traffic between Eastern and Central Europe. “Its advantageous central location in Europe makes Budapest Airport a perfect location for carriers operating between […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 27, 2018

AirBridgeCargo, PACTL sign MOU to cooperate with pharma customers in China

To capture some of the growing pharmaceutical air cargo business in China, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd (PACTL) today signed a “memorandum of understanding” (MOU) to  cooperate on providing handling services for time- and temperature-sensitive shipments, such as pharma cargo. Under the MOU, both parties agreed to “develop, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 16, 2018

Van de Weg rejoins Volga-Dnepr Group saying he ‘missed the action’

Today, Robert van de Weg has returned to Russian airline conglomerate Volga-Dnepr Group to fulfill the role of vice president of sales and marketing, where he will oversee the development of AirBridge Cargo, Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Atran Airlines’ positioning within the cargo market. Van de Weg worked at the company for about three years, leaving […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 6, 2018

AirBridgeCargo adds scheduled service at Rickenbacker Airport

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is the latest airline to add scheduled service at U.S.-based  Rickenbacker Airport (LCK) in Columbus. ABC will operate the scheduled flights aboard its fleet of 747 freighters, with its first flight scheduled to arrive at the cargo-centric airport on April 5. The scheduled service calls for the flights to continue on […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 3, 2018

Top 10 Air Cargo World stories of 2017

We at Air Cargo World thank you for your loyal readership during this surprisingly busy 2017 and wish you continued success in the coming new year. But before we turn the calendar to 2018, we thought we’d take one last look back at this year – our 75th continuous year in publishing – and find […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 29, 2017
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