Brussels boosts cool chain connectivity with Avianca service, dolly fleet expansion

With the addition of service to South America via Avianca Cargo and the doubling of its temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals dolly fleet, Brussels Airport (BRU) has made great strides this month in boosting the capabilities of its cool-chain operations. On Nov.18, one of Avianca Cargo’s fleet of five A330-200 freighters touched down at BRU for the carrier’s […]

WFS extends Egyptair partnership in Amsterdam, Brussels

Cairo-based carrier Egyptair is expanding its partnership with cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), with a three-year agreement granting WFS the contract for the carrier’s cargo and mail handling at Amsterdam and Brussels. The agreement begins in March and covers service for Egyptair’s daily 737-800 service from Amsterdam to Cairo, as well as the carrier’s […]

Liège rolls out the red carpet for freighters, while competitors cut slots

Liège Airport is investing more than €20 million into new warehouses and cargo handling facilities, opening its doors to the cargo business during a time when other regional airports are struggling with overcapacity and limited cargo slots. Over the course of the next year, Liège plans to add nearly 20,000 square feet of cargo facilities, […]

After 16 years, KLM resumes flights to Mumbai’s CSIA adding belly freight to busy route

After a 16-year hiatus, KLM is relaunching service to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), connecting Amsterdam to India with three weekly flights. While the route’s added passenger connectivity has garnered much attention, KLM’s choice of a 787-9 widebody aircraft on the route has cargo implications as well, with belly capacity of more than 6 […]

UTi opens hubs in Malaysia, Vietnam

U.S.-based freight forwarder UTi Worldwide established new multimodal hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City to consolidate shipments from for short-haul air and road-feeder services. From these new hubs, UTi is rolling out three new long-haul routes for cargo movements to European and American gateways. The reason for the new hubs, UTi said, […]

GEFCO Group acquires IJS Global

The GEFCO Group which specializes in automotive logistics has acquired Netherlands-based forwarder IJS Global, from private equity firm Nimbus. The two companies said they will combine their expertise and geographic networks. IJS Global was founded in 2004 as an air and sea freight forwarder. With its headquarters in Amsterdam, it employs approximately 500 people, generating US$179.5 […]

ACP Worldwide is new GSA for Saudia Cargo

ACP Worldwide has been appointed cargo GSA across South Africa for Saudia Cargo. The Jeddah-based carrier currently operates three weekly B747 freighter flights from Johannesburg to Jeddah and Amsterdam, which are shared frequencies with Nairobi. In addition to this freighter capacity, ACP will also be able to sell belly space on the Saudia’s three weekly […]

MNX opens life sciences facility at Schiphol

To accommodate increased demand for cold-chain storage, MNX Global Logistics opened a dedicated logistics facility in Amsterdam, just outside of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The building has validated temperature-controlled storage capabilities and will serve as the operations and warehousing hub for MNX’s Life Sciences and Medical Device customers throughout Europe. MNX CEO and president Paul J. […]

Air Canada Cargo begins online booking

Beginning this week, Air Canada Cargo is revealing an updated website with the ability for its cargo customers to book shipments directly on with a new e-booking and management tool. E-booking (with a user login) will allow customers to book, manage and track their cargo online. The service includes specialized needs such as AC […]

Grim new numbers from WorldACD

Editor’s note: The text in this article has been edited to reflect that revenue losses in the Asia-Pacific trade lane ranged between 13 and 47 percent over the previous year. Also, the Nairobi to Amsterdam, Chicago to London, and Mumbai to London routes have been identified correctly as being the only ones of the top […]