Etihad Cargo invests in German temperature-control containers

This week, Etihad Cargo has retained the cool-chain services of Frankfurt-based DoKaSch Temperature Solutions to provide air-conditioned “Opticooler” ULD containers. The move will boost the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s capability to transport temperature-sensitive cargo, expanding its “TempCheck” cool-chain initiative, which caters to clients dealing in pharmaceuticals. The containers will be in use on Etihad Cargo’s fleet […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 18, 2018

Etihad Cargo launches third U.S. all-cargo route to Miami

Miami International Airport (MIA) now has two all-cargo routes to the Middle East, following the launch of weekly 777-200F service via Etihad Cargo. The new scheduled freighter flights make a stop in Columbus, Ohio, before continuing to Miami, Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi. The route launch makes MIA Etihad Cargo’s third U.S. cargo route and its […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 16, 2017

Kerr to join U.K.-based CargoLogicAir in 2018 after leaving Etihad

Three weeks after announcing that he was stepping down as senior vice president at Etihad Cargo, David Kerr has secured a new position in the airfreight industry as incoming CEO at CargoLogicAir (CLA). He is scheduled to take the reins of the U.K.-based all-cargo carrier on Jan. 1, 2018. Kerr, who will continue on at Etihad […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 26, 2017

5 top startups developing augmented reality for cargo logistics [VIDEO]

The augmented reality (AR) business – those headsets embedded in a pair of glasses that give users a heads-up display of information about what they see in the real world – has had an admittedly shaky start. The debacle of the consumer-oriented “Google Glass” technology in 2013, which immediately led to concerns about privacy, probably […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 31, 2017

Cargo losses at Etihad more evidence of Gulf region’s cargo downturn

What Etihad Airways called a “slight improvement” in freight carried during fiscal year 2016 failed to offset increased pressures on cargo revenues and yields, prompting a 10 percent decline in freight revenues to US$900 million. Cargo volumes for Etihad’s FY 2016 rose just 0.8 percent to 595,916 tonnes. The news from the Abu Dhabi-based carrier […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 27, 2017

The Freight 50: A strong finish to 2016

A strong finish In some ways, 2016 came in like a lamb for the airfreight industry and went out like a lion – one whose roar can still be heard today as the surge in demand carried well into 2017. IATA’s WATS report noted that the particularly strong peak season in 2016 “coincided with a […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 25, 2017

Etihad Cargo adds Cambodia freighter service

Etihad Cargo has launched a weekly freighter service between Abu Dhabi and Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, in a bid to capture Cambodia’s growing garment and footwear output. Fashion related industry now accounts for 10 percent of the country’s workforce, and Cambodia’s rise represents a demand for cheap labor as countries like China see […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 12, 2017

Etihad sets new cargo record

In October, Etihad Cargo bested its previous record for freight volume carried in any month, moving 53,785 tonnes of cargo and surpassing the previous record, achieved in November 2014, by 501 tonnes. The carrier cited “growth in perishables traffic from Africa, US inbound and outbound traffic, and volumes from Europe to Asia Pacific,” as drivers […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 28, 2016

Etihad Cargo strikes fashionable deal with Trinity at Rickenbacker

High fashion still seems to be in fashion in the airfreight arena, as Etihad Cargo announced yesterday that it has signed a deal with forwarder Trinity Logistics USA, Inc., to operate a weekly widebody freighter service to deliver couture clothing items from Sri Lanka to Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) in Columbus, U.S. After experimenting with […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 12, 2016

Etihad Cargo offers freight discounts to fly cars

When the weather becomes unbearably hot in the Gulf, the world’s most expensive luxury cars, bearing Arabic-language license plates, start appearing in front of luxury stores in London and other major European cities. For these jetsetters with a penchant for navigating foreign motorways in their favorite luxury cars, relief is now in sight. Etihad Cargo […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 6, 2016

Etihad invests in Parma for cargo returns out of Milan

UAE-based Etihad Airways signed an agreement to establish a new cargo transit center at Parma Airport aimed at increasing the centrally located Italian airport’s cargo handling and transfer operations. Etihad said it expects the investment will translate into additional outbound cargo shipments beginning this summer from its main Italian cargo hub in Milan.  Parma is […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 3, 2016

Etihad Airways Cargo tonnage up 4 percent in 2015

Abu-Dhabi-based Etihad Airways reported its largest net profit ever in 2015, a figure that jumped 41 percent, year-over-year, to US$103 million. Low oil prices and strong demand for cargo, passenger and other ancillary services helped elevate the carrier’s profitability last year. Cargo tonnage, in particular, grew by 4 percent to 591,000 tonnes. Growth in cargo […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 28, 2016

Etihad takes delivery of new 777F

  Etihad Cargo has made good on its plans for expansion by taking delivery of a new 777F, the 11th freighter in its fleet. The aircraft will enter service today. At last year’s Dubai Air Show, the carrier announced that it would take delivery of two additional freighters this year. The two  are part of […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 1, 2016

Etihad, Masdar Institute launch ‘smart’ cargo dolly

Transporting temperature-sensitive cargo from aircraft to warehouse can be tricky business, especially in warm climates. The diesel-powered dollies used by most airports and ground handlers have cooling units that are expensive to operate and often don’t meet performance requirements. To address this ground-transportation problem, Etihad Cargo and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 22, 2016
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