ELEVATE: Can supply chains stay competitive without data sharing?

MIAMI – At the 2017 ELEVATE Conference yesterday, panelists agreed on the importance of sharing airfreight data to making the entire cargo journey visible to the customers and remaining competitive with large, innovative players like Amazon and Alibaba. But the larger question remains: What will motivate airport communities to share data? “When we established the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 3, 2017

Frankfurt Airport cargo volumes rise in August

Like most European airports this summer, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) reported another rise in cargo volume in August, compared with the same month last year.  aAirport owner and manager, Fraport AG, reported a 5.4 percent increase, year-over-year, to 181,102 metric tonnes in August. The German airport also set a new August record for an accumulate maximum […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 12, 2017

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 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 10, 2017

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 […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • May 5, 2016

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 […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 18, 2015

Fraport and WFS form partnership at Frankfurt Airport

Fraport Cargo Services, a subsidiary of airport manager Fraport AG, formed a partnership with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) for airfreight handling at Frankfurt Airport. Under the agreement signed in July, Fraport has sold 51 percent of FCS to WFS, an independent air cargo handler. FCS handles approximately 500,000 tonnes of airfreight per year for about […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 13, 2015

In Control: Mixed results for airports in 2015

Mixed results in 2015 Moving into 2015, ACI said that, although the rate of growth in airfreight demand has slowed, volume still grew by 3.4 percent for the first half of 2015. However, in its mid-year assessment, ACI said the industry appears set for relatively low growth in the second half of 2015, compared to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 26, 2015

WFS to buy majority stake in Fraport Cargo

When Platinum Equity purchased Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) last month, its intention was to grow and expand in the European market and elsewhere in the world. Now, WFS has signed an agreement to acquire 51 percent of Fraport Cargo Services (FCS), the cargo handling service at Frankfurt Airport for the past 40 years. The transaction, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 8, 2015