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

Hong Kong Airport’s cargo traffic continued to slide in May

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) reported that air cargo traffic continued its downward slide in May 2019, slipping 7.3% year-on-year to 405,000 tonnes. Cargo imports plunged 9% compared to May 2018, as trade tensions ramp up between China and the United States. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) found that global cargo demand fell 4.7% […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 17, 2019

Hactl to handle new Eznis Airways flights

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) has been appointed by Mongolia-based Eznis Airways as the ground handler for its new flight between Ulan Bator (ULN) and Hong Kong (HKG). Hactl will be providing the airline with cargo terminal and documentation services. While Eznis commenced the three-times-weekly flight with a 737-700 on June 3, Vivien […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 13, 2019

Unilode opens Hong Kong ULD repair center

Unilode Aviation Solutions inaugurated a new facility for the repair of unit load devices (ULDs) and galley carts at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The repair center will also serve as a storage facility for Unilode’s recently launched ULD leasing program. According to Benoît Dumont, CEO of Unilode, it made strategic sense for the company […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 31, 2019

HKG to focus on e-commerce, high-value cargo and developing regional connectivity

In a new report outlining its vision for the future, Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) has identified cross-border e-commerce, high-value cargo, and enhancing regional services as the three major focus areas for its airfreight business that will help it maintain the top spot on the list of busiest cargo airports. The airport authority said that […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 30, 2019

Global airport throughput rebounds in March

Preliminary results from global airports indicate that the air cargo market improved in March from the steep declines in volumes witnessed during the first two months of the year. Overall, while the first quarter of 2019 was rocky, the resurgence in cargo throughput suggests that a couple of weak months may not portend a down 2019. On a regional basis, airports in Asia and the Americas posted mixed results for the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 30, 2019

New HKG-Macau bridge reduces DHL-GF’s transit time by 75%

When it comes to road-feeder services, nothing beats a good shortcut. DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) said this week that that new 55-kilometer bridge-tunnel system connecting Hong Kong to Zuhai across China’s Pearl River Delta has slashed transit time by up to 75%, and reduced costs by up to 15%, since it opened last year. The […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 26, 2019

3 conservation projects underscore global airports’ environmental sustainability efforts

In honor of Earth Day, we at Cargo Airport News have identified three environmental sustainability projects at airports around the globe. These projects include:   #3: Frankfurt (FRA) cultivates and reforests surrounding land  #2: Hong Kong (HKG) supports local sustainability projects with environmental fund  #1: Los Angeles (LAX) restores coastal sand dunes   Click on to read more about […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 23, 2019

Top 25 Airports grow in 2018 despite global trade tensions

In 2018, the overall amount of cargo handled by the world’s top 25 airports increased by 1.7%, to reach almost 58 million tonnes of cargo. Growth slowed after 2017’s record high growth rate of 7.7%, likely due in part to the ongoing global trade tensions between the United States and some of its closest trade partners and market […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 8, 2019

New HKG-SEA Cathay Pacific service adds cargo capacity

Today, Seattle International Airport (SEA) hosted the launch of Cathay Pacific‘s new nonstop service to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The flight will be landing shortly in Hong Kong.  Cathay Pacific’s four-times weekly service between SEA and HKG will be operated by the airline’s A350-900 aircraft. The new service will supplement Cathay Pacific’s existing flights into North America, including its freighter service to Los Angeles (LAX) […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 2, 2019

dnata strengthens BRU regional position with new cargo center

Today, Dubai-based ground handler dnata opened a new cargo center at Brussels Airport (BRU), strengthening the airport’s regional positioning with increased capacity and specialized facilities. dnata invested EUR €8 million in the development of 14,000 square-meter cargo center, which includes 4,500 square-meters of warehouse space and the capacity for 125,000 tonnes of cargo per annum. […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 28, 2019

ACE Awards 2019: Top Airports chart

*Correction: A previous version of this table classified Quito as the diamond award winner for the 400,000 to 999,999 tonnes category. It was actually the diamond award winner for the up to 399,999 tonnes category. AIRPORT SURVEY CRITERIA Airports are rated by freight forwarders, cargo agents and third-party logistics providers on the following criteria: Performance: Quality […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2019

ACE Awards 2019: Top airports, carriers chosen for Air Cargo Excellence

TOP CARRIERS Emirates and Qatar Airways, which both barely missed a Certificate last year with 100-point scores, each took home some precious metal this year, with Emirates reclaiming the first-place Diamond Award, with 104 points, in the Large Carrier category (1 million tonnes and above; see Top Carriers List) – their first Diamond since their […]
  • Caryn Livingston & Randy Woods
  • March 27, 2019
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