Strong exports drive Hong Kong Airport cargo volume growth

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported year-over-year growth in cargo volumes of 11 percent in July, as volumes rose to 422,000 tonnes, with improvements in global trade. Exports supported most of that growth as they increased by 15 percent in July, while transshipments rose by 10 percent. July’s increase in HKIA’s cargo volumes is slightly […]

LUG to take over all Emirates freight ops at Frankfurt

LUG aircargo handling is taking over all freight handling for Emirates Airline’s Frankfurt Airport (FRA) operations, effective Oct. 2, 2017. Emirates operates three daily A380 and 777 passenger flights between FRA and Dubai, as well as eight all-cargo 777F flights per week. The contract has LUG covering all belly and freighter cargo, as well as […]

LUG takes over Etihad’s Frankfurt, Munich cargo handling

Ground handler LUG aircargo will take over freight handling operations for Etihad at Munich this month, and will assume the carrier’s Frankfurt Airport operations in March. Etihad entered into a code-share agreement with Lufthansa between the same airports late last year, creating the potential for Lufthansa freight to move between Germany and Etihad’s Abu Dhabi […]

AirBridgeCargo becomes largest all-cargo carrier at Schiphol

AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ 1,000-plus 747 freighter flights into Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt airports made the all-cargo carrier Schiphol’s largest all-cargo customer, and second only to KLM in terms of total cargo volumes for the year. It is also the second biggest cargo carrier in Frankfurt. The announcement mirrors Schiphol’s own news that it had set a […]

ELEVATE panelists discuss rising importance of innovation in logistics

Photo: Gort Productions MIAMI – Air Cargo World kicked off the inaugural session of its very first ELEVATE Airfreight Conference this week with a panel discussion titled “The Rise of Air Cargo Innovation.” Panelists agreed the industry is nearing an inflection point, and the flatness of the air cargo industry is finally starting to gain dimensionality. […]

The politics of turmoil: Overcoming global supply chain disruption

When word spread through social media that rebel factions in the Turkish Army had taken both bridges crossing the Bosporus, Ömer’s mind jumped to airfreight arriving at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport and containers sitting on the docks at a port to the city’s south for which he was responsible. “Containers were left on the dock, everything […]

‘Innovation Space’ wins Frankfurt Airport’s first innovation challenge

High-tech solutions to problems we didn’t even realize we faced tend to grab both headlines and funding as companies compete for market share in an increasingly online economy. But at Frankfurt Airport’s first innovation challenge event, the jury “reaffirmed that virtual space cannot fully replace real space.” The winner, called “Innovation Space,” builds on the […]

Fraport cargo traffic strong despite dips in pax numbers

Fraport, which operates Frankfurt Airport, and owns a 50 percent stake in Turkey’s Antalya Airport, among others, missed its passenger targets in the second quarter of 2016, but it still registered an uptick in its cargo over the same period. At Frankfurt, Q2 cargo increased by 2.3 percent, year-over-year, to 528,712 tonnes and was up […]

LUG aircargo to assume JAL’s cargo operations at Frankfurt

LUG aircargo handling will take over Japan Airlines’ (JAL) customer portfolio in Frankfurt on July 1.  According to a memo jointly released by LUG and JAL, the former will handle the belly cargo of JAL’s daily 777-300ER and 787-900 operations to and from Frankfurt, as well as road-feeder services for JAL Cargo. Patrik Tschirch, managing […]

Cargo Community Frankfurt grows despite dip in airfreight

The Air Cargo Community Frankfurt announced on Monday that three major air cargo players had joined the organization, bringing its membership up to 41 companies, representing all sectors of the air logistics chain. The newest additions – the Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association Hessen/Rhineland-Palatinate (SLV), Kuehne + Nagel and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics – bolster the […]

Frankfurt Airport builds on momentum

The introduction of a curfew that banned freighter flights during the night could not knock Frankfurt airport off its perch as Europe’s top gateway for air cargo, despite dire warnings that this would cripple the airport and send cargo to other European hubs. Nor can a decline in in cargo traffic, it seems. Frankfurt’s throughput […]

IAG adds Cargo Connector services in U.S.

IAG Cargo’s Cargo Connector delivery service is now available in eight U.S. cities. The import delivery service takes freight off the aircraft and delivers it directly to the forwarder’s handling facilities. Initially Cargo Connector was offered as only an export collection service, but IAG has since  expanded to handle import delivery as well. The service […]

Frankfurt air cargo community grows to 35

With the addition of Georgi Transporte and Menian Spedition, the air cargo community at Frankfurt International Airport has grown to 35 member companies from all manner of the supply chain business. Founded in 1953, Georgi Transporte claims to be one of the largest transport companies in air freight feeder services in Europe. The company transports […]

China Airlines renews Fraport contract

China Airlines and Fraport Cargo Services have renewed their cargo handling agreement at Frankfurt Airport, carrying on a partnership of more than 20 years. China Airlines is the only airline flying nonstop from Germany to Taipei, and it plans to expand to daily service in June 2016. Fraport Cargo Services, a subsidiary of airport management […]
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