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

Airbus 20-year forecast predicts massive shift in freighter demand

Airbus has drastically drawn down the number of dedicated freighters it anticipates being in service 20 years hence, according to its recently released “Global Market Forecast, 2016-2035.” The disparity is remarkable, both terms of number of aircraft and the shift in the market that it signals over the next two decades. While last year’s global […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 13, 2016

India encourages foreign investment by loosening FDI rules

In an attempt to attract more foreign funds to boost the nation’s businesses, India’s government this week relaxed the rules regulating the amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) allowed across a wide spectrum of Indian business sectors, including the aviation industry. Under the new rules, India will now allow non-airline companies to own up to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 22, 2016

Atlas accelerating pivot from heavy freight to express

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) is pivoting towards e-commerce and express shipments to take advantage of high-growth markets, said CEO William Flynn at the company’s investor meeting yesterday. And while Atlas already has a reputation as one of the more dynamic cargo airlines, the announcement accelerates its move away from heavy freight and towards more […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 17, 2016

How IT will drive e-commerce logistics in India and beyond

The numbers are in “holy *$#%” territory. “The numbers” are for e-commerce sales in China, and they are astounding. In the first two months of 2016, China’s online retail sales hit US$98.2 billion, an increase of 27 percent over the previous year. That puts it on pace to hit around $590 billion for the full 2016. In comparison, […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • April 25, 2016

CFA 2016: Challenges, opportunities for Indian airfreight

HONG KONG — Attendees hit the ground running at today’s commencement of the fifth annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium, held in Hong Kong. Participants enjoyed both informative panel discussions, as well as ample opportunities to connect with the industry’s best and brightest. The conference began with an exploration into the opportunities and challenges facing India’s airfreight […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 19, 2016

Cargolux, Oman Air extend service to Mumbai

Nearly a year after forming a cooperation agreement to launch freighter service between Luxembourg and Chennai, India, Oman Air and all-cargo carrier Cargolux are expanding their partnership with twice-weekly service to Mumbai, beginning March 8. Under the new agreement, the first weekly 747 service, operated by Cargolux, will use a Luxembourg-Bahrain-Mumbai-Muscat-Luxembourg route, leaving on Tuesdays. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 23, 2016

India to increase air cargo business by 180 percent

In the next 15 years, the air cargo industry in India is expected to grow by more than 180 percent, while manufacturing will rise 14 percent by 2022, according to the latest estimates by government officials speaking at the Air Cargo India event that kicked off today in Mumbai. Speaker Renu Singh Parmar, senior adviser […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 23, 2016

India’s Quikjet takes to the air

Less than a month since Ireland’s ASL Aviation Group received an air operator certificate for India’s Quikjet, freighter services have commenced as of Feb. 17. The cargo flight begins in Bengaluru, connecting to Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad with four daily flights. Quikjet was formed as a startup in 2007, backed by various Indian investors, according […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 18, 2016

Transportation Intelligence rates emerging markets for 2016

John Manners-Bell, the CEO of Transportation Intelligence (TI) said investors in emerging markets need to be discerning in a confusing and complex world. That said, TI has ranked emerging markets using economic and trade data, social indicators and transport development to rank 45 markets for their potential in logistics. Some key findings were identified such […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 21, 2016
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