Swissport, Brussels Airport plan new pharma center

Today, Swissport announced its plans to develop a new pharmaceutical center at Brussels Airport (BRU).  Swissport’s pharmaceutical center will provide 25,000 square meters of warehouse space, offices and 3,620 square meters of space for temperature-sensitive biopharmaceutical products. The warehouse space will include an automated Material Handling System (MHS), 50 truck loading bays, “speed gates” for air cargo and a four-story office […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 10, 2019

BRU has first decline in cargo volume in months, which strike may worsen

Today, Brussels Airport (BRU) released its January traffic results, in which volume decreased by 3.2 percent to about 55,000 tonnes, year-over-year. Meanwhile, a planned national strike to affect all of Belgium next week may exacerbate the slowdown. BRU has been gaining steam in its cargo efforts over the last few years, establishing itself as an alternative […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 8, 2019

LATAM Cargo expands European freighter service

LATAM Cargo rearranged and increased its main-deck cargo services between Western Europe and South America, to accommodate growth in air freight demand, particularly in pharmaceuticals, as well as “the need to provide alternatives to avoid the rising congestion levels at European airports.” The carrier now offers five weekly 767-300F frequencies from Europe to South America, […]
  • David Harris
  • April 12, 2018

New DHL Express hub in Brussels to quadruple regional capacity

DHL Express opened its 36,500-square-meter Brussels hub today, quadrupling the integrator’s capacity for the region. The €140 million facility features automated sorting technology that allows later pick-up times, greater flexibility and higher reliability for Belgian shippers. Capable of handling 42,000 shipments per hour, the Brussels hub is one of the largest facilities in DHL Express’ […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 22, 2018

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 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 23, 2018

Panalpina continues acquisitions spree in Belgian perishables sector

Focusing again on its stated goal of becoming the “world leader” in the perishables market by 2020, Swiss forwarder Panalpina has continued its recent string of acquisitions in the sector, announcing its intent to purchase Belgium-based Adelantex and AD Handling. Financial terms of the agreement were not released by any of the companies. The two […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 19, 2017

WFS secures CEIV certification for ground-handling in Brussels

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) received the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) CEIV-Pharma certification at its Brussels cargo station, marking the first of its European cargo stations to gain the certification. WFS estimates that its pharmaceutical handling in Brussels increased by 170 percent during 2016, and is on track to be even higher in 2017, with […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 4, 2017

Brussels cargo bounces back in August

August cargo volumes at Brussels Airport have fully recovered, with positive growth for the first time since the terrorist attacks that crippled the airport in March of this year. Cargo traffic for the month grew by 6.6 percent to 39,848 tonnes, compared to August 2015. The airport’s full-freighter segment posted even more impressive numbers, growing […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 16, 2016

Signs of post-Brexit turbulence ahead for U.K. airfreight

Shortly after the last votes were counted last Thursday, favoring the U.K.’s exit from the European Union by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, a slew of graphs appeared online parsing out the nuances of the complicated event. Examined in conjunction, the numbers uncovered some startling trends – most of them troubling for […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 27, 2016

DHL Express investing in Milan Malpensa facility

DHL Express said it plans to invest US$100 million to build a new logistics center at Milan Malpensa Airport. SEA Group, the company that operates Milan’s airports, inked a deal for the construction with DHL, according to Varese News. Work is expected to start by the end of this year, with completion estimated for the […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 18, 2016

CHEP Aerospace receives dual certification

CHEP Aerospace Solutions, which provides ULD management and MRO services to airlines, has received certification from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the maintenance and repair of aviation equipment. Several airports in the United States and in Europe have been approved for CHEP stations including Dallas-Ft. Worth, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 21, 2015

The week in brief

Emirates marked its inaugural flight to Brussels, Belgium. The new daily service using a Boeing 777-200LR will offer up to 17 tonnes of cargo capacity per day. Key export commodities include pharmaceuticals, automotive spare parts, chocolates, machinery and equipment and electronics. AIT Worldwide Logistics marked its 35th anniversary as a company. From beginnings as a […]
  • September 11, 2014

Brussels punching above its weight

The geopolitical capital of Europe it may be, but Brussels also wants to take on a more central role as a European cargo gateway. It’s a tough call, ring-fenced as it is by the heavyweights of Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London and Paris. While they push through annual tonnages measured by the million, the Belgium airport accounts […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 29, 2014

The week in brief

Emirates will launch a new daily service to Brussels, Belgium, beginning Sept. 5. Belgium is a key cargo hub. Export commodities that Emirates SkyCargo expects to transport include pharmaceuticals, automotive spare parts, chocolates, machinery and equipment and electronics. Three finalists have been selected for general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, according to The […]
  • May 1, 2014