Frankfurt Airport – Expansion of Europe’s leading cargo hub

Twenty-three hundred hectares – that is the area of Frankfurt Airport, the largest airport in Germany. In 2017, Frankfurt Airport handled 2.2 million tonnes of airfreight and welcomed 64.5 million passengers. Therefore, it is the largest airport for airfreight handling in Europe. Forty percent of air cargo is transported in the bellies of passenger aircraft […]

Don’t Fence Me In: The European model – smarter, not larger

Keeping up with growing air cargo volumes moving to and from European airports required airports to make significant infrastructure investments during 2017 and into 2018. Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) told Air Cargo World that the airport “invested in additional ramp handling equipment [and] upgraded its airside infrastructure” during 2017. Similarly, the Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) said […]

Fraport and Lufthansa co-test remote-controlled aircraft tug at FRA

Fraport AG and Lufthansa are working together to co-test the Mototok Spacer 8600, an innovative, remote-controlled aircraft tug. Fraport Ground Services at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) operates the Mototok Spacer 8600 remote-controlled electric tug vehicle, while Lufthansa supplies aircraft for the pushback, a procedure during which the e-tug pushes the aircraft backwards out of its parking […]

B&H launches European road services, two new offices

United Kingdom-based aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide is expanding its European network with the launch of a pan-European road transport service that will underpin its airfreight services, as it prepares to open two new central European offices. The company said the new road services endeavor is a response to their client pool’s need for help […]

Lufthansa Cargo uses world’s first ‘e-DGD’ form via INFr8

Lufthansa Cargo is taking on the leader-of-the-pack role in the digitalization of dangerous goods shipments by being the first carrier in the industry to use IATA’s electronic dangerous goods declaration (e-DGD) form, using the digital service called INFr8. Platforms like INFr8 create and send eDGDs electronically, digitalizing the traditionally paper-based process of ensuring that information […]

LUG aircargo receives CEIV-Pharma certification

German ground handler LUG aircargo has received its CEIV certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for both the handling of pharmaceutical products and the infrastructure at Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA) CargoCity South center. Mathias Jakobi, IATA’s manager of the Central Europe region, said that LUG passed a “strict assessment based on national and international […]

Pelican BioThermal opens Frankfurt facility

Minnesota-based, temperature-controlled packing company Pelican BioThermal has opened a new facility in Frankfurt, expanding the service network of its “Crēdo on Demand” program, which offers its reusable parcel shipping containers to shippers on a rental basis. The new location will be in close proximity to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), making the company’s line of temperature-controlled packaging […]

FRA cargo growth slows in semi-annual report

Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA’s) semi-annual report shows a drop in 2.8 percent in June cargo handle, year-over-year). Looking at the airport’s total growth in cargo traffic for the first half of 2018, there was still 0.1 percent increase compared to the previous year, but the growth looks anemic next to the double-digit growth rates industry players […]

Tigers opens Frankfurt office to support E.U.-South Africa trade

Today, Hong-Kong based Tigers Logistics has opened its third office in Frankfurt, which will start as a freight consolidation gateway between Germany and South Africa before it expands into serving trade between other regions. The new office will offer freight forwarding and customs brokerage, and will also provide support for Tiger Rail, the company’s E.U.-China […]

Announcing the Cargo Facts EMEA Conference

It was with great excitement at Air Cargo World that we unveil the newest addition to the successful events lineup by our sister publication, Cargo Facts: Cargo Facts EMEA, to be held Feb. 5-6 at The Westin Grand in Frankfurt, Germany. Building on the success of the Cargo Facts Symposium and Cargo Facts Asia shows, and […]

ACS expands Frankfurt office to handle increased time-critical services

United Kingdom-based Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved its Germany-based offices to a larger location near Frankfurt Airport two years ahead of schedule, said the company’s time critical manager, Oliver Weigelt. The move was prompted to accommodate ACS’ expanding on-board courier services (OBC) team to handle time-critical deliveries. “Last year our contract numbers grew by […]

Fraport forecasts growth, expands international presence

Today, airport operator Fraport AG hosted its annual meeting, in which it reflected on the 2017 year, its current expansion projects, and its forecasted growth for 2018. The group’s largest property, Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), is undergoing the construction of a third terminal, which is currently awaiting a permit from the city of Frankfurt. The […]

Fraport plans to reduce CO2 emissions by half

Fraport AG has released plans in a “sustainability report” to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across its entire group, in compliance with goals established at the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris in 2015. Fraport said that Frankfurt Airport (FRA), specifically, will reduce emissions by about half, which would be 125,000 metric tonnes […]

FRA to require ground handlers to reserve slots via digital platform

Fraport joined the movement of digitalization last week, releasing new slot booking requirements for ground-handling companies that operate at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). The new truck slot-allocation system will require companies to book slots online using the airport’s Fair@Link door management platform, starting on May 15. Fraport’s own ground handler, Frankfurt Cargo Services (FCS), worked with […]
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