Frankfurt-Hahn, CASIL sign agreement to establish European hub

Today, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) reported its new air-freight agreement with China Aerospace and Technology Corporation’s subsidiary, China Aerospace International Holdings Limited (CASIL). In the agreement, CASIL will operate several new flights to HHN and will establish the airport as its European hub. The new route is also the latest element of China’s sprawling initiative, as […]

Agenda set for Cargo Facts EMEA conference

Cargo Facts, a sister publication of Air Cargo World, has officially released the agenda for its first-annual Cargo Facts EMEA, to be held Feb. 4-6 at the Westin Grand Frankfurt, in Germany. Building on the success of its long-running Cargo Facts Symposium and Cargo Facts Asia shows, and co-hosted by Frankfurt Airport, Cargo Facts EMEA shifts […]

HangarLabs named ‘Official Accelerator Partner’ at Cargo Facts EMEA

HangarLabs, an Israel-based aerospace accelerator operated by maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company BEDEK, has been named the Official Accelerator Partner for the upcoming Cargo Facts EMEA event on Feb. 4-6, 2019, at The Westin Grand Frankfurt. The event, presented by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, will feature a session of startup demos, where logistics-focused […]

DHL gains CEIV certification in Hamburg, Frankfurt

DHL Global Forwarding’s airfreight stations in Frankfurt and Hamburg received IATA’s CEIV pharma certification for life sciences and healthcare. The company also said that it was expediting the certification of its other facilities, as it pushes to lock in market share in the high-margin pharma transport business. DHL began seeking CEIV certification for its stations […]

Fraport reports higher Frankfurt cargo volumes for July

Mirroring reports of strong cargo demand growth across Europe, cargo throughput at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) continued to increase in July, rising 4.2 percent, year-over-year, to 188,009 tonnes, according to airport owner and manager Fraport AG. Year-to-date, total cargo traffic increased 4.7 percent, compared to the first seven months in 2016, to 1.3 million tonnes. FRA’s […]

Frankfurt-based startup CargoSteps wins Frankfurt Founders Award

Frankfurt-based freight management startup CargoSteps walked away with this year’s Frankfurt Founders Award, with their online freight management platform that simplifies logistics processes and makes them “more efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly,” said Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldman. “The Frankfurt-based startup makes a decisive contribution to changing the transport and logistics industry.” The award is an […]

Is Lufthansa’s tie-up with Etihad a sign of détente?

Etihad Airways and Lufthansa finalized a codeshare agreement, set to start in January 2017, and subject to government approval. The agreement signals a strategic cooperation between two former, and often bitter rivals along a vital passenger and cargo route. Etihad attributed its record-breaking cargo volumes in October to “volumes from Europe to Asia Pacific,” and […]

EU Airports on track for strong 2016

EU air cargo volumes remained buoyant into the month of November, with exceptions such as Frankfurt reflecting a pilot’s strike, rather than long-term downturns. In the UK, Heathrow’s cargo volumes rose 4.4 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) making it Britain’s largest port, with almost 30 percent of UK exports by value. Heathrow did brisk trade with China, […]

Too tough to handle?

A pallet of unprotected cargo on an airport tarmac with an outside temperature of 21°C can quickly reach tempera­tures above 55° C. At that point, an egg can fry in about 20 minutes. Now just image if that pallet contained tempera­ture-sensitive pharmaceutical goods, or some other high-value perishable. Costs incurred by the top ten pharmaceutical […]

AirBridgeCargo takes on Africa

Under an ACMI contract, using the air operator certificate and flight numbers from subsidiary carrier CargoLogicAir, AirBridgeCargo has begun new twice-weekly 747 freighter service to Africa, as of Feb. 14. ABC’s new flights will operate every Thursday and Sunday. The routing will start ex-London Stansted via Frankfurt to Libreville and onto Johannesburg, returning to Stansted […]

UTi opens hubs in Malaysia, Vietnam

U.S.-based freight forwarder UTi Worldwide established new multimodal hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City to consolidate shipments from for short-haul air and road-feeder services. From these new hubs, UTi is rolling out three new long-haul routes for cargo movements to European and American gateways. The reason for the new hubs, UTi said, […]

Lufthansa and Singapore form joint venture

Deutsche Lufthansa, which could report its first full-year operating loss in six years, has agreed to share revenue with Singapore Airlines on routes from Singapore to Germany and Switzerland, in order for Lufthansa to compete with carriers from the Persian Gulf and expand its presence in Asia according to Bloomberg. Specifically the joint venture will […]

Lufthansa delivers beds to refugees

Approximately 1,000 camp beds were flown to Frankfurt from Washington D.C. Tuesday, by Lufthansa Cargo in partnership with the German Red Cross, for the benefit of the refugees fleeing conflict in their home countries. The beds were urgently needed in Germany because all available beds in Europe are occupied. The German Red Cross and Lufthansa […]
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