Freightos expands reach by acquiring India-based e-booking company

Hong Kong-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company Freightos has acquired Air Freight Bazaar India – an electronic freight booking service – in a move to expand the reach of its platform, WebCargo, into the Southeast Asian market.  “Our initial focus in India will be on further automation for local airfreight forwarders and collaborating [with Bazaar] on dynamic […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 11, 2019

Supply chain disruptions ensue following India-Pakistan airspace dispute

Flights at Lahore Airport (LHE) and a string of smaller regional Pakistan-based airports are in operation again today after being suspended for about three days, starting last Wednesday, due to elevated military tensions between India and Pakistan that caused government officials to close Pakistan’s airspace. Trans-Eurasian cargo carriers that stop in Pakistan – including Air […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 4, 2019

India releases first-ever air cargo policy

This morning, India released its new air cargo policy – the first air cargo-specific policy for the country –at the Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai. “We are trying to make a policy for air cargo so that the aviation market can grow, which, in turn, will boost the trade and economy of the country,” said […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 15, 2019

Saudia Airlines Cargo launches route to India

Saudia Airlines Cargo said it is “aiming to meet the significant increase of demand for cargo services” to India with new passenger services to Calicut International Airport (CCJ), on the Malabar southwestern coast of India. The carrier offers 60 tonnes of capacity per week in the bellies of its A330 aircraft: four flights from King […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 20, 2018

DHL Global Trade Barometer shows continued robust growth in Asian economies

Today, DHL released its forecasts for trade growth in Asia, which indicate continued robust economic expansion, especially in India, which improved four points on DHL’s trade barometer from the last quarter in June to a score of 83. DHL premiered its predictive growth tool, the “DHL Global Trade Barometer,” in January, which utilizes artificial intelligence […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 5, 2018

DHL, U.N. prep for natural disasters’ effects on Indian airports

Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – the network within the U.N. that focuses on social issues, such as poverty and human rights – are ramping up efforts to prepare for natural disasters in India as they affect the flow of goods through the nation’s airports. This week, officials from […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 6, 2018

After deal with U.A.E., Delta to re-launch U.S. flights to Mumbai

Today, Delta Airlines released plans to re-launch its nonstop routes between the United States and Mumbai, following a gap period in which the carrier withdrew its flights to the region, when Delta says it was “forced to exit the market after subsidized state-owned airlines made service economically unviable.” This news follows an agreement made earlier […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 24, 2018

Ukraine International obtains GSSA in foray into Indian market

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has retained the services of ECS Globe Air Cargo India as its new general sales and service agent (GSSA) in a foray into the Indian cargo market. UIA has been working with ECS’ Indian branch since May 1, when the airline launched three direct flights per week between Kiev Boryspil Airport […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 11, 2018

After 16 years, KLM resumes flights to Mumbai’s CSIA adding belly freight to busy route

After a 16-year hiatus, KLM is relaunching service to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), connecting Amsterdam to India with three weekly flights. While the route’s added passenger connectivity has garnered much attention, KLM’s choice of a 787-9 widebody aircraft on the route has cargo implications as well, with belly capacity of more than 6 […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 30, 2017

Indian government calls for single-window cargo communities

A report released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation Government of India in late 2016 recommended that, “an electronic platform be put in place to digitize key stakeholder interactions,” in order to increase efficiency of processing shipments and to cut costs. In other words, the proposal system, termed the Air Cargo Community System (ACS), called […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 9, 2017

Cross-border shipment cuts logistics cost by 20% in the Subcontinent [SPONSORED]

For the first time in September this year, a truck carrying cargo was allowed to cross over to India from Bangladesh without requiring the consignment to be unloaded and transferred to another truck. Known as transhipment, this has been the time consuming and costly practice of border crossing norms until today. This was the result […]
  • EFL
  • November 7, 2016

Dachser opens three Southeast Asian offices to handle logistics demand

With demand for logistics continuing to skyrocket across the Southeast Asia region, Dachser has now opened new offices in Vietnam, Hong Kong and India. Dachser said the new locations have been set up in Hanoi, the New Territories of Hong Kong, and Mumbai. The new branch in Hanoi will supplement its already-existing Ho Chi Minh […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 31, 2016

DHL lands global airfreight contract with Chinese cell phone manufacturer

Transsion Holdings, one of the world’s fastest-growing and mobile phone manufacturers, has chosen DHL Global Forwarding to arrange the shipment of its cell phones. Under the agreement, DHL-GF will provide airfreight services, including customs clearance, from Transsion’s manufacturing base in South China to 28 countries around the world, covering parts of Asia, the Middle East […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 14, 2016

Bravo Industries to purchase ten LM-100J freighters [VIDEO]

Bravo Industries said it will purchase ten LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter aircraft from Lockheed Martin. The Brazil-focused logistics and defense group made the announcement at this week’s Farnborough Air Show in the U.K. The freighters will be used for air cargo operations in Brazil by Bravo’s Logística division, which consists of Bravo Cargas and […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 13, 2016
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