Swissport revamps regional management structure

Zurich-based cargo handler Swissport will consolidate its management structure from nine to three regions, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The three new positions will cover the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), APAC (Asia-Pacific) and Americas regions. The three new regional heads will report directly to Swissport’s CEO and president, Eric Born, replacing the current position […]

Volga-Dnepr Group opens operations base in Houston

Today, Volga-Dnepr Group opened an operations base at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). As an expansion of the Group’s sales office, established in Houston in 2001, the base is intended to strengthen Volga-Dnepr’s appeal to its North and South American clients — particularly in the oil and gas, heavy machinery, energy and aerospace sectors. […]

July cargo traffic reports give hope for second half of 2018

Last month, when the tariff disputes were headline news and talk of “trade wars” dominated discussions about international logistics, there was a wave of nervousness that swept through the air cargo world about a dip in carrier performance for the month of June. Today, the concern is still present, but the numbers released about July’s air cargo […]

LATAM shifts focus from freighters to belly cargo

The LATAM Airlines Group, formed through the merger of Chile-based LAN Airlines and Brazil’s TAM, is hoping a strategy of downsizing its freighter fleet while carrying more cargo in the bellies of its passenger aircraft, will ensure a profitable cargo operation in 2015. While the United States suffered through the Great Recession, Latin America’s economy […]

Could JFK’s airfreight move upstate?

In an announcement that sent waves of protest throughout the freight forwarding industry, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a plan in late October to move most of the air cargo operations out of New York City’s JFK International Airport and re­locate them about 80 miles northwest to Stewart International (SWF) in the lower Hudson […]

Cargojet’s windfall of freight

After a milestone business deal, Cargojet is planning for an imminent windfall of freight. In February, the Ontario, Canada-based cargo airline signed an agreement to provide domestic air cargo service for Canada Post, the country’s postal operator, and Purolator, an overnight courier that is part of the Canada Post group of companies. “When you add […]

United Cargo head calls for collaboration

United Cargo’s new president says collaboration is the key to surmounting air cargo’s troubles. “The set of challenges our industry is facing now – modal shift, on-shoring and overcapacity among them – is very different from the conditions that existed during the last period of growth,” Jan Krems says. “I believe we can overcome the […]
  • August 27, 2014

Busiest passenger airport turns to cargo

Near the magazine-covered coffee table and plush armchairs, the waiting room of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport executive office has something else: a glass case filled with model planes, mostly of cargo carriers. A photo spread of Cargolux’s inaugural flight to the airport in 2007 rests against the wall. The model planes, the photos – […]

Staying fashionable in Columbus

Even the cargo community knows Rickenbacker International Airport is in fashion. In the last year or so, the all-freight airport in Columbus, Ohio, has gained five weekly flights to Hong Kong – three Cargolux flights and two Cathay Pacific freighter flights. Amerijet announced its development of an air cargo hub at Rickenbacker, with B767 freighter […]
  • June 24, 2014

Despite stagnated cargo, Ontario airport looks ahead

Some in city hall expressed concern that Hamilton International Airport’s cargo billable weight was down. The airport in Hamilton, the third most populous city in Ontario, Canada, saw a slump of 2.5 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, Hamilton International is building a cargo warehouse slated to open in June 2015. It […]
  • May 28, 2014

Cultivating an airport cargo community

Airport representatives listened closely to a discussion at AirCargo 2014 in Orlando, Fla., about how to develop a successful airport community for cargo. Shawn McWhorter, president NCA Americas for Nippon Cargo Airlines, addressed the audience at the annual gathering of airfreight forwarders, saying that he sees a difference between airports that are friendly to freight […]
  • April 29, 2014

Lockheed’s Herculean undertaking

More than two decades have passed since Lockheed Martin has produced civilian Hercules cargo aircraft. The Bethesda, Md.-based defense company says the time is right and the market is ripe for the LM-100J, the civilian version of Lockheed’s C-130J Super Hercules military aircraft. Its predecessor is the L-100. “It’s a product of a number of […]
  • March 26, 2014

Cargo newcomer pilots AA in wake of merger

Jim Butler had little time to celebrate becoming president of American Airlines Cargo. It’s a busy time for AA. The carrier’s merger with US Airways became official on Dec. 9, 2013, creating the world’s largest airline, and AA veteran Butler became president of the cargo organization. “I’ve been here a long time, and given what […]

Sun shines for Florida freight

Photo courtesy of Miami-Dade Aviation Department.   Miami routinely garners the most attention when it comes to airfreight in Florida. But the often-overlooked fact is that 11 percent of the U.S.’s air cargo travels through Florida – and not just Miami International Airport – says Tony Carvajal, executive vice president for the Florida Chamber Foundation. […]
  • January 31, 2014
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