Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics opens facility in Germany

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) opened a new manufacturing facility in Constance, Germany, on Feb. 20 to produce systems for the postal, parcel and airport logistics market. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Michael Reichle, CEO of SPPAL, said that combining development and manufacturing under one roof “enables us to develop innovative and forward-looking […]

Cargo theft a growing problem in EMEA

In 2014, losses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as a result of cargo theft totaled US$80 million, according to the Transported Asset Protection Association. The association reported an average of  three major cargo crimes occurred each day in 2014, targeting high-value, easy-to-steal goods in the supply chain, with an average loss of […]

Lufthansa Cargo eyes more joint ventures

Building on the success of the 2014 joint venture with Japan’s ANA, Lufthansa Cargo is in talks with other parties interested in a similar arrangement. CEO Peter Gerber spoke at the company’s annual press conference on Thursday, Reuters reported, but said he could not give any other details about which companies he is in talks with […]

ABC links Moscow to Germany, Scandinavia

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is expanding its presence in Europe with new routes linking Moscow with Malmo, Sweden, and Leipzig, Germany. The new Malmo service to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport will be in addition to the existing weekend Boeing 737 freighter flight operated by Atran Cargo Airlines, also part of Volga-Dnepr Group. ABC’s B747 all-cargo flight between […]
  • April 3, 2014

Hamburg Airport begins construction on cargo center

Hamburg Airport began construction on its new Hamburg Airport Cargo Center (HACC). Modern facilities on Weg beim Jaeger will replace the existing air cargo center. The new facility will be 60,000 square meters (645,834 square feet) and will open in summer 2015. “We, the airport, are investing around 45 million euro from our own funds […]
  • March 28, 2014

Belly cargo, manufacturing push Dusseldorf Airport

In 2013, Dusseldorf Airport recorded its best cargo results since 2001, with more than 110,000 tonnes, up 9.1 percent over the previous year. A number of factors contributed to this growth. On the airport’s 180 international routes, many airlines use wide-body passenger aircraft with substantial belly capacity. “We gained significant new airlines and routes last […]

Leipzig/Halle freight volumes increase again

Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany set a record for the ninth time in a row. Leipzig/Halle handled 887,101 tonnes of freight in 2013, an increase of 2.7 percent. “Leipzig/Halle Airport has continued to enhance its position as Germany’s second-largest cargo hub and has also reinforced its ranking as one of the most important […]
  • January 21, 2014
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