Emirates SkyCargo signs MOU with Ho Chi Minh City trade agency

In another sign of the rising influence of the Southeast Asian air cargo market, Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the ITPC, Ho Chi Minh City’s government agency that specializes in investment and trade, to “jointly explore opportunities to promote trade to and from Vietnam” and boost trade links out of […]

Shifting Trade Winds: How trends, tariffs and tech create new cargo routes

As the peak season kicks into high gear, the freighters line up on the apron to be loaded with the newest basketball shoes, electronics and toys for the fourth quarter holiday rush. Nearby, companies such as Intel, Foxconn, LG, Samsung, Nike, Adidas and Puma have been pumping out products at full capacity for months. Now, […]

ABC adds Ho Chi Minh City to international network

AirBridgeCargo (ABC), a subsidiary of Russian airline conglomerate Volga-Dnepr Group, has launched a new 747-freighter service to Ho Chi Minh City. The move connects Vietnam to ABC’s international network – guaranteeing “48-hour delivery times, including ground handling,” to anywhere ABC flies out of its Moscow hub. In June, Air Cargo World spoke with ABC operations […]

Hot Ho Chi Minh commodities attract Cargolux

Export commodities from Vietnam’s rapidly growing industrial base in Ho Chi Minh City are driving the demand for airfreight, prompting Luxembourg-based Cargolux to increase the frequency of its scheduled freighter service to Ho Chi Minh City to three times weekly, beginning today. Cargolux first launched service to Ho Chi Minh City in 2007 and began […]

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 Cargo committed to Vietnam

With its economic recovery in full swing, Vietnam has been named by Lufthansa Cargo as part of the carrier’s new winter schedule. The American Journal of Transportation said that, after a test phase over the summer, the cargo airline will be flying a 777F weekly to Ho Chi Minh City. The freighter will be departing […]

China Southern has stellar first half, adds Vietnam route

In the first half of this year, cargo and mail carried by China Southern, measured in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), was up 10.74 percent over 2014, rising from 2.32 billion RTKs last year to 2.57 billion RTKs for the first six months of this year. The traffic volume carried in freighters for China Southern was […]

Vietnam says go on Ho Chi Minh airport

In an effort to compete with the bustling airports in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok, Vietnam’s National Assembly voted to move forward with plans to build a US$15.8 billion airport outside of Ho Chi Minh City, reported Thanhnien News. The Long Thanh International Airport is being called Vietnam’s most ambitious infrastructure project yet.  The airport […]

Vietnam airport cleared for 747-8 operations

Cargolux operated the first Boeing 747-8 freighter flight at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport after the certification of the airport for the aircraft.
  • July 29, 2013