DHL Global Trade Barometer predicts air trade contraction

The DHL Global Trade Barometer forecasts for global air trade dropped six points from March to a new index of 49, indicating a slight contraction over the next three months.  Most countries are expected to see air trade decline, with the largest contractions expected in Japan (-11 points) and the U.S. (-8 points). Further declines are expected in India […]

Volga-Dnepr, Leipzig/Halle operator ink agreement for cargo and business development

Today, Volga-Dnepr Group and Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG (MFAG), the company that manages Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) expanding their strategic partnership at LEJ. The agreement is intended to boost cargo infrastructure development at the airport and establish LEJ as a multimodal hub for Volga-Dnepr’s scheduled and charter operations.  Under the agreement, the two […]

Leipzig approves massive cargo expansion plan

Today, Leipzig/Halle Airport’s (LEJ) supervisory board approved a major investment package that will support the expansion of air cargo and logistics infrastructure at the airport, including the construction of a second “Cargo City.”  The supervisory board representing Mittledeutsche Flughaven AG, which owns and manages the airport unanimously voted in support of developing new apron areas, logistics and office buildings in […]

Panalpina, DHL GF join growing list of digital freight sales platforms

Two more companies have joined the now not-so-exclusive group of logistics providers offering digital freight sales platforms available in air cargo – today, Panalpina announced it will present its new customer platform at Air Cargo Europe 2019 in Munich this week, while DHL Global Forwarding (DHL GF) launched its own platform last week. While the growing number of these […]

Kalitta Air ditches JFK, launches freighter services from smaller Stewart Airport

This week, U.S.-based ACMI and charter operator Kalitta Air launched new scheduled freighter services connecting Los Angeles International (LAX) to Stewart Airport (SWF), in support of the United States Postal Service (USPS). Beyond the increased capacity these services provide, the new flights' routes demonstrate the growth of a trend that started earlier this year: air […]

HKG to focus on e-commerce, high-value cargo and developing regional connectivity

In a new report outlining its vision for the future, Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) has identified cross-border e-commerce, high-value cargo, and enhancing regional services as the three major focus areas for its airfreight business that will help it maintain the top spot on the list of busiest cargo airports. The airport authority said that […]

Vietnam approves plans to accommodate construction of Long Thanh Airport 

Yesterday, the People’s Council of Vietnam’s Dong Nai province approved the adjustment of administrative boundaries within Long Thanh district to enable the construction of the country’s new Long Thanh International Airport. The development comes on the heels of burgeoning exports out of Vietnam as factories shift their production to the country from China.  The administrative boundaries of […]

DHL GF expands Japanese presence to Hokkaido to aid seafood exports

To celebrate its 50th anniversary in Japan, DHL Global Forwarding has seafood rather than cake on its mind, as the forwarder opens a wholly owned office in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido and the fifth-largest city in the country. According to Charles Kaufmann, president and representative director of DHL Global Forwarding Japan K.K., the company […]

DHL opens logistics gateway hub at Vienna Airport

Yesterday, DHL opened its new logistics hub at Vienna Airport (VIE). The hub will provide multimodal access to transport for the company’s DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight network and will serve as a gateway for the company in and out of Austria and Eastern Europe.  The new logistics hub includes two freight terminals, each about 12,000 square […]

Auckland Airport launches first phase of massive development program

Yesterday, Auckland Airport (AKL) announced plans to expand its airfield and develop taxiway and remote stands on the space as part as the first stage of its multibillion-dollar infrastructure development program. The infrastructure development is intended support growing operations at the airport.  Over the next three years, AKL will expand its existing airfield space by […]

E-commerce drives cargo expansion at East Midlands despite Brexit uncertainties

Although uncertainty persists in United Kingdom-Europe air cargo markets following the most recent Brexit extension approved earlier this month, East Midland Airport (EMA) in the U.K. is moving forward with plans to expand cargo infrastructure at the airport. The expansion is needed to support the growing operations of its stakeholders, driven by increased demand in e-commerce and express freight, the airport said […]

Liberia breaks ground on new cargo terminal in efforts to become regional hub

Liberian joint venture company Global Logistics Services Inc. and National Aviation Services (GLS-NAS) broke ground on the construction of a US$11 million cargo terminal at Roberts International Airport (ROB). The new facility is intended to position ROB as a hub for cargo in West Africa’s Mano River sub region by strengthening and growing its cargo […]

Helsinki Airport aims for drone cooperation with Skyports trials [VIDEO]

While unauthorized drone operations near London Gatwick Airport (LGW) led the United Kingdom to tighten restrictions on near-airport operations earlier this year, Finland’s Helsinki Airport (HEL) is taking a more cooperative approach that could help launch urban drone deliveries. This week, U.K.-based drone infrastructure firm Skyports successfully completed urban environment drone delivery trials at HEL. […]
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