U-Freight Hong Kong warehouse certified for air cargo screening

Freight forwarder U-Freight Group was certified as a Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility (RACSF) by Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department (CAD), the forwarder announced yesterday. The facility is located in Hong Kong’s Golden Bear Industrial Center, slightly under 30 kilometers from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Hong Kong’s CAD launched the RACSF program in October […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 17, 2019

Lufthansa Cargo posts blacklist following dangerous goods ‘incident’ at Hong Kong 

Update: Lufthansa has announced it will lift the temporary embargo previously placed on Flexport Asia shipments, effective Monday, 16 September. Lufthansa Cargo’s blacklisting of three companies on Sept. 6, 2019, following an “incident” at Hong Kong Airport (HKG) is a stark reminder to the air cargo industry of the precautions necessary for shipping dangerous goods.   While the Germany-based carrier declined to […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 13, 2019

DHL Express adding new daily ORD flights to free up CVG hub peak season capacity

Beginning next month, DHL Express will begin three new daily flights into Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to free up capacity at its Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) hub ahead of peak season, DHL Express Americas CEO Mike Parra said at a media event this week. The express operator will add a network flight between […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 13, 2019

Hong Kong protests exacerbate continued declines in Cathay’s August traffic 

Today, Cathay Pacific reported overall August cargo traffic down 11.6% year-over-year (y-o-y) to 925,487 freight-tonne kilometers (FTKs), signaling the impact of recent airport disruptions at the carrier’s Hong Kong hub and headwinds related to the trade war that already were driving down traffic for the carrier.   August cargo and mail tonnage at Cathay fell 14% y-o-y to 161,394 tonnes. Meanwhile, the cargo and mail load factor fell by 7.5 percentage points […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 11, 2019

Cathay CEO and chief customer & commercial officer resign

Cathay Pacific’s chief executive officer, Rupert Hogg, and chief customer and commercial officer, Paul Loo, have both resigned on the back of the airline’s involvement in recent events in Hong Kong. Augustus Tang has been appointed the new CEO while Ronald Lam will be the new chief customer and commercial officer, effective from next Monday. […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 16, 2019

HKG begins recovery of full flight operations

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) today began the rescheduling and recovery of its flight operations, as protesters released a statement apologizing for the disruption that they had caused over the last two days. Late last night, the airport authority obtained an injunction against the unlawful and willful obstruction of or interference with the proper use […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 14, 2019

Flights canceled for second day in a row at HKG, but minimal impact on freighters

HONG KONG – Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) announced the suspension of all check-in processes at around 4:30 p.m. local time this afternoon after protesters occupied much of the passenger terminal, resulting in the cancellation of a large number of flights scheduled to depart in the evening. However, the scale of the cancellations was nowhere […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 13, 2019

HKG freighter flights mostly unaffected by ground stop

HONG KONG – Freighter flights have continued to depart and arrive at HKG as usual, despite a flight stoppage ordered by Hong Kong’s airport authority today. However, cargo was booked to fly on many of the canceled passenger flights, and so shipments moving in the belly hold will likely encounter delays in the days to […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 12, 2019

More than strikes, CAAC warning could deal direct blow to Cathay Pacific Cargo

HONG KONG – The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has just issued what it called a “severe safety warning” to Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific in response to what it perceived as “safety risks recently exposed” by the airline. If enforced, the warning could impact not only flights connecting mainland China, but potentially Cathay flights […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 9, 2019

Cathay Pacific Group’s cargo revenue, traffic, volumes decline during H1

In its interim results for 2019, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group reported that cargo revenue and volumes declined year-over-year during the first half of 2019 for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon. The company said its cargo declines reflect “weaker global trade brought about in part by U.S.-China trade tensions.” Cargo revenue for the first half […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 7, 2019

Hong Kong flight disruptions increase: Airport strike update

Disruptions to flights in and out of Hong Kong worsened on Monday after protesters coordinated strikes to bring the city to a standstill. After dozens of morning cancellations, airport authorities said they would reschedule flights starting from 12 p.m. local time and reduce the volume of arrivals and departures. Pilot and flight-crew unions for Hong […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • August 5, 2019

Hactl’s logistics arm expands road feeder service

Today, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced that its logistics arm, Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services Limited (Hacis), has extended its SuperLink China Direct (SLCD) scheduled road feeder service to Zhuhai and the western Pearl River Delta (PRD). The expansion of the SLCD service follows the signing of an agreement between Hacis and Civet (Zhu Hai) […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 2, 2019

DHL Global Trade Barometer predicts air trade contraction

The DHL Global Trade Barometer forecasts for global air trade dropped six points from March to a new index of 49, indicating a slight contraction over the next three months.  Most countries are expected to see air trade decline, with the largest contractions expected in Japan (-11 points) and the U.S. (-8 points). Further declines are expected in India […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 27, 2019

Cargolux strengthens South American presence with new Santiago route

On June 14, Cargolux Airlines reinstated its scheduled freighter service to Santiago (SCL) in Chile. The new scheduled freighter service, however, has been redesigned to offer four additional destinations as regular connections between Europe and South America.   The carrier will fly a weekly route connecting Luxembourg (LUX)-Viracopos (VCP)-SCL-Bogota (BOG)-Aguadilla (BQN), before returning to Cargolux’s LUX hub via Amsterdam […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 17, 2019
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