China developing Xinjiang airport as ‘Belt and Road’ air cargo node

Today, China’s state planner approved a US$6.1-billion airport expansion project in Urumqi, capital of China’s far-western Xinjiang province, which will help develop the city into a key air cargo hub in President Xi Jinping’s sprawling “Belt and Road” initiative. Construction of the Urumqi Airport (URC) will run through 2030, when the expanded airport is expected […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 19, 2018

Cherries on top? Demand from China may overcome tariff concerns

The 25 percent tariff China slapped on several American exports, in retaliation for similar tariffs on Chinese goods, were expected to be bad news for the lucrative cherry crop in the Pacific Northwest. But, as editor Caryn Livingston wrote in sister publication Cargo Facts, the popular seasonal fruit seems to be moving well midway through its […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 1, 2018

FRA adds China Cargo Airlines to client list

Today Frankfurt Airport (FRA) added China Cargo Airlines to its international portfolio of cargo carriers. China Cargo will operate a new service between Shanghai-Pudong and Frankfurt twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays – likely on its 747-400ERF aircraft. The carrier plans to increase the frequency of this route after obtaining additional traffic rights. This […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2018

SkyTeam Cargo upgrades tracking tool

The SkyTeam Cargo alliance, which consists of 12 different carriers, has launched an upgraded version of its online track and trace tool whereby customers can track their shipments across the combined network by entering the airway bill number on the website’s home page. The centralized IT system shared by all of the participating carriers displays […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 22, 2015