Yusen targets intra-Asian e-commerce with Hong Kong cool center

Japan-based Yusen Logistics recently opened a new temperature-controlled facility at the Tsuen Wan Logistics Center in Hong Kong – a move aimed at satisfying the region’s growing demand for e-commerce-fueled food imports from Japan and Europe.  Yusen’s new chilled facility is symbolic of the changing commodity flows moving through Asia. The new 17,000-square-meter center located […]

Ethiopian Cargo returns to Brussels

In what has got to be a sigh of relief for Brussels Airport, Ethiopian Airlines Cargo will resume operations at the airport beginning March 26, with 12 full cargo flights a week. Last November, Ethiopian moved its cargo operations from BRU to Masstricht-Aachen in the Netherlands because of the Belgian government’s delay in responding to […]

Chapman Freeborn, RUS Aviation partner to reach underserved areas

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and UAE based RUS (Reliable Unique Services) Aviation have joined forces to create an exclusive general sales agreement to improve service from Hong Kong to the Middle East and surrounding areas. Since March 1, Chapman Freeborn has been selling in-demand per-kilo shipments from Hong Kong to the UAE, with onward connections via […]

Air Charter Service expands into sixth continent

Air Charter Service is now located on all six major continents, since it opened a new office in Sydney, its first operation in Australia. The company launched aircharterservice.com.au late last year and reported that, so far, the response has been positive. “Our Hong Kong office has built up a strong customer base in the region […]

Emerging Myanmar will require patience

After more than two decades of isolation, the nation of Myanmar is moving back into the international market. As this Southeast Asian country makes cautious steps towards democracy, the forwarding industry is watching – and waiting – for opportunities to turn Myanmar into the region’s next logistics powerhouse. For some logistics firms, the wait may be […]

WorldACD sees ‘glimmers of hope’ for 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, WorldACD said that, in spite of its weak performance in recent months, the air cargo market wasn’t all that bad this year, thanks in part to China and Hong Kong. Together they account for almost 30 percent of worldwide revenue – a very solid share of the market. November […]

CAL Cargo begins operations in Halifax

Who wants fresh lobster? Nova Scotia is known for its bounty of the savory crustaceans, and there will be plenty of it shipped overseas throughout the holiday season. Now Israel-based CAL Cargo Airlines will carry some of the bounty when it begins operations at Halifax Stanfield International Airport this month. “Not only does this new […]

Hacis moves farther inland for Chinese e-commerce

Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services Limited (Hacis) has opened its seventh inland cargo depot, directly targeting e-commerce in mainland China. Hacis is the road-feeder arm of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), one of the cargo handling firms at HKIA. Known as Hacis Nansha, located in the bustling Pearl River Delta region, the […]

Cathay sees possible halt to expansion

A year ago, Cathay Pacific Cargo was going full throttle. With the peak season in full swing and the problems at U.S. West Coast ports making shippers twitchy, the airline was filling its planes to the rafters and generating good yields to boot. Buoyed by a strong peak season, Cathay emerged from 2014 with a […]

Ethiopian’s exit from Brussels could sting

Although freight volume at Brussels Airport (BRU) was up by 7.3 percent in October, compared to the same month last year, and the full-freighter segment was strong with 27.1 percent growth, year-over-year, the exit of Ethiopian Airways is expected to have a negative effect on growth in the coming months. Ethiopian moved its cargo operations […]

CEVA falls into fashion

Strike a pose. CEVA Logistics has landed four 10-year contracts worth a total of US$400 million to provide warehousing, store deliveries, e-commerce fulfillment, international distribution and 4PL services to four fashion retailers: Coast, Karen Millen, Oasis and Warehouse. CEVA will manage a newly acquired, 82,000-square-foot, shared-user facility in Oxfordshire, U.K., which will handle around 20 […]

Carrier turf war turns Sea-Tac into a cargo player

When the conversation turns to U.S. West Coast hubs, most for­warders, carriers and passengers think of LAX, San Francisco or San Diego. But what about Seattle – that place of timber, fish and software? While the Emerald City is known worldwide for such mega-retailers as Starbucks Coffee, Microsoft, Costco and Amazon, those brands are only […]

E-air waybill penetration creeps up – ever so slowly

Unless a huge shift occurs, it would appear by IATA’s latest numbers on electronic air waybills (e-AWBs) that the goal of 45 percent penetration by year’s end isn’t going to become a reality.  The good news is that, for the most part, the numbers have crept up every month by a slight margin. Overall, e-AWB […]

More frequencies at Rickenbacker

All-cargo Rickenbacker International Airport, based in Columbus, U.S., will see Cathay Pacific and Emirates SkyCargo coming and going more frequently as both are adding to their existing schedules in October. Cathay Pacific, which has operated service between Hong Kong and Rickenbacker since 2014, will add a fourth weekly scheduled frequency to Columbus effective Oct. 13. […]
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