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

IAG Cargo begins 787 flights to Delhi

The London-to-Delhi service announced in July by IAG Cargo has begun this week, using British Airways-operated 787-9 aircraft. Each flight has up to 22 tonnes of cargo capacity, which IAG said it hopes to fill with high-value cool-chain products from India’s growing pharmaceutical sector. IAG Cargo can now offer customers a weekly lift of up […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 29, 2015

SpiceJet to add domestic cargo service

Low-cost carrier Spice Jet plans to add domestic cargo service to its portfolio to keep up with India’s growing demand for e-commerce, according to a report by the Business Standard of India. The carrier has yet to decide which aircraft it will use, but it currently operates a mix of 737s, Bombardier Q-400s and A319 […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 29, 2015

Centrolene launches forwarder network

Centrolene Network, a membership-based organization, has introduced its network, allowing freight forwarders to go from being local to global. The network is built around a technology platform called the Centrolene C-Suite, which includes the C-Tower which allows forwarder’s customers to access alerts, analytics and reports they need to manage their supply chains; the C-Link, a […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 21, 2015

Cochin becomes India’s first solar airport

Cochin International Airport, located in southwest India, is producing 50,000 to 60,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per day with its solar power plant, which makes it the first airport in the world to completely operate on solar power. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the 12 MWp (megawatts peak) plant Aug. 18, declaring the airport “power […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 27, 2015
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