Emirates adds new nonstop to Iran

In the wake of June’s historic nuclear program accord between Iran, the United States and various other nations, Emirates took steps to add capacity between Iran and Dubai. Beginning Sept. 1, Emirates SkyCargo will begin five weekly nonstop flights to Mashhad, Iran, which will become the carrier’s second Iranian destination after Tehran, which it has […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 25, 2015

Qatar Cargo inaugurates charter 747F service

Qatar Airways Cargo added a 747-400BCF heavy cargo aircraft to its fleet, completing its first chartered-service flight from Doha to Hong Kong. The aircraft will be used for the charter transport of oversized freight, using both belly freight and maindeck cargo capacity, with 39 ULD positions. The pressurized cargo cabin of the freighter will allow […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 11, 2015

AirBridgeCargo strong so far in 2015

With the year almost half over, AirBridgeCargo, a Volga-Dnepr company, reported that tonnage handled was up 16 percent in the five-month period from January to May. During that time, the Russian carrier transported 180,605 tonnes throughout the world, connecting Europe, Asia and the United States via Russia. In Asia, ABC launched two weekly flights from […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 11, 2015

e-AWB adoptions slip for second month

Despite encouragement by IATA, the adoption of electronic airway bills (e-AWB) has not exactly taken the industry by storm this spring. After reaching a peak of 26.9 percent in February, the adoption rate dropped by 0.7 percentage points in March and a further 0.3 percent in April, according to IATA’s latest release.. The two-month cumulative […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 9, 2015

DHL expanding its hub in U.S.

DHL’s hub outside Cincinnati is about to get a US$108 million facelift. The global logistics company plans to invest in its facilities at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG)  by adding new gates to accommodate more aircraft, increasing warehouse space and installing new equipment to expedite sorting of shipments and unloading/loading planes. The CVG hub is […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 2, 2015

Air Cargo World inks sales partnership with Publicitas

Royal Media Group, a New York information company, is pleased to announce today that Publicitas, one of the world’s leading media companies, has been named the official sales representative for Royal’s Air Cargo World magazine in most of Asia. Air Cargo World is the largest-circulation magazine in the air freight industry. The magazine was acquired […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • May 20, 2015

Hactl, Emirates, Schenker team up to deliver horses

For the prestigious Longines Hong Kong Masters, transporting 62 horses from Liege to Hong Kong required teamwork. This is the third year Hactl (Hong Kong Air Terminals Limited) has handled the event’s jumping stars. Throughout the process, Hactl worked closely with forwarder DB Schenker. The horses started their journey at Liege Airport in Belgium, where […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 17, 2015

Dubai still reigns as cargo central

Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), also called Al Maktoum International, reported that the combined freight handled by both facilities jumped 18.1 percent in 2014, further strengthening the Middle East’s position as a world trade center. At nearby Abu Dhabi, freight volume jumped 17 percent in 2014. Breaking out […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 11, 2015

FedEx Trade Networks rolls into Latin America

FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding and customs brokerage sector of FedEx Corp., is adding to its trade lanes with Mexico and South America. There are two new routes originating in Frankfurt, Gemany; one goes to Mexico City and Guadalajara and the other flies to São Paulo and Campinas, Brazil.  Other new destinations are Hong […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 9, 2015

Hactl hosts IATA Dangerous Goods Board meeting

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl), Hong Kong’s largest cargo terminal operator, recently hosted the 105th meeting of International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Dangerous Goods Board. The three-day event took place in Hactl’s in-house conference facility, and was attended by the 11 members of the Dangerous Goods Board, together with some 50 additional observers, […]
  • October 3, 2014

Exports, transshipments drive growth in Hong Kong

Cargo throughput at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) rose by 6.3 percent year over year in the first six months of 2014. From January to June, HKIA saw 2.1 million tonnes of cargo. Flight movements climbed by 5.7 percent to 191,065. In June, cargo volume showed strong 7.3 percent growth year over year to 361,000 […]
  • July 21, 2014

China cargo demand remains robust for Cathay, Dragonair

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair carried 15 percent more freight in June compared to the same month last year. The two airlines carried 140,444 tonnes of cargo and mail in June. The load factor rose by 3.2 percentage points to 64.9 percent. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometers, increased by 10.2 percent, while cargo […]
  • July 14, 2014

Hactl transshipment traffic grows

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) had 11.5 percent growth in tonnage through its SuperTerminal 1 base in the first half of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013. “When we parted company with Cathay Pacific in 2013, we expected a long uphill struggle to replace this significant element of our business. In reality, […]
  • July 9, 2014

AA Cargo begins service to two Chinese cities

American Airlines Cargo began two cargo services Wednesday from Dallas/Forth Worth to China. AA Cargo is flying to Hong Kong and Shanghai. Service departing Hong Kong begins Friday, and service departing Shanghai begins Thursday. The non-stop Hong Kong service will be operated with a B777-300ER, the airline’s first use of the long-range aircraft in Asia. […]
  • June 11, 2014
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