Unisys, CSIRO partnering on threat analytics for cargo security

IT and software company Unisys Corp. announced that it will partner with Australia’s government-backed Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), to develop software and technology that can analyze massive sets of data to identify risks posed by both passengers and cargo. The program, called “Data61,” is a research collaboration that partners industries and universities […]

Qantas Freight and the Australia Post Group extend partnership

Qantas Freight and the Australia Post Group today announced a five-year AUD$500 million extension of their international mail air freight agreement. Under the current agreement, Qantas Freight handles 12,000 tonnes of mail and parcels out of Australia on an annual basis, making this the largest air freight contract in Australia. The new contract builds on […]

Brookfield makes bid for Asciano

An already busy Australian logistics heated up a bit more last week when Canada-based Brookfield Infrastructure Partners made a takeover offer for Melbourne-based logistics firm Asciano, in the form of US$6.8 billion in cash and shares. Asciano, which operates mostly in the railway and ocean shipping sectors, was spun off from Toll Holdings in 2007 […]

Air Cargo World inks sales partnership with Publicitas

Royal Media Group, a New York information company, is pleased to announce today that Publicitas, one of the world’s leading media companies, has been named the official sales representative for Royal’s Air Cargo World magazine in most of Asia. Air Cargo World is the largest-circulation magazine in the air freight industry. The magazine was acquired […]

CEVA expands at PDX, Australia

CEVA Logistics has expanded its existing facility in Portland, Ore., with 33,300 square feet of additional Class A warehouse space, including 14 dock doors, and 4,400 square feet of additional office space. The company’s Portland operations, located five minutes from Portland International Airport, now encompass a total of 154,675 square feet and 51 total dock doors. […]

Emirates SkyCargo expands Indonesian network

The Indonesian island province of Bali has been added to Emirates SkyCargo’s Asia-Pacific network, joining Jakarta as the second gateway for the carrier in Indonesia. It is the 24th Asia-Pacific destination for Emirates, which will have the capacity to transport 294 tonnes of cargo capacity per week, in both directions, in the belly of a […]

Qantas back in black

After reporting its biggest-ever annual loss for the 12 months ending in June 2014 – A$2.8 billion – Qantas has sprung back, reporting an underlying profit of A$367 million (US$289 million) for the six months ending December 2014. Qantas freight delivered its best half-year earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) since 2006-2007, with improved international […]

Melbourne Airport breeds cargo growth

Melbourne Airport reported that it was the only major Australian airport to increase airfreight imports and exports over the past year. The airport provided an overview of its performance to an audience of more than 700 people from business, government and the wider community at the Melbourne Town Hall on Monday. Exports of merino breeding rams to […]
  • September 16, 2014

Crocodile companions move to Dubai Aquarium

Logistics companies Mainfreight Australia and Dubai-based Freightworks teamed up to transport two crocodiles from Queensland, Australia, to Dubai. Ten animal handlers took six hours to capture 40-year-old saltwater crocodile King Croc, and his mate of 20 years, Queen Croc, and load them into crates designed for them by Mainfreight. “Our team specializes in the handling […]
  • July 8, 2014

Jetstar will carry Victoria’s food exports to Tokyo

Melbourne Airport welcomed Jetstar’s announcement that it will begin direct services to Tokyo beginning April 2014, the airport’s first non-stop service to Japan since 2008. Chris Woodruff, Melbourne Airport CEO, said the new service will provide an important link for Victoria’s business and export industries to one of Australia’s largest trading partners. “We are delighted […]
  • December 12, 2013

The transformations of Qantas Freight

In the ongoing downdraft, airlines have been shedding freighters left, right and center. Above all, fuel-thirsty older types like the 747-400BCF have been pulled out of service as the combination of poor yields and high fuel costs crippled their viability. In this setting, the news that Qantas was considering the acquisition of as many as […]
  • June 3, 2013