K+N opens Central Asia offices for O&G market

With the rise in demand for oil and gas (O&G) exploration in the Central Asian region, Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has opened two new offices in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The Swiss logistics giant has shown recent interest in the two Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, which have each shown annual GDP growth […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 27, 2018

Kerry Logistics enters JV with Globalink Logistics, expands in CIS region

In an effort to broaden its presence in the Central Asian region, Kerry Logistics has partnered with Dubai-based Globalink Logistics DWC, a freight forwarding group with extensive operations across The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The joint venture will “significantly expand Kerry Logistics’ coverage in Central Asia and the CIS, opening the door to potential […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 13, 2017

On the rails: Growth in Asia’s slower lane

Last October the British and Chinese governments agreed to allow more than double the number of passenger flights between the two nations and threw the door open to unlimited cargo flights. To date, however, no air carrier has availed itself of the opportunity. Instead, rail, as well as rival ground-based modes, have risen in popularity. […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • February 9, 2017

Beyond Baku: Cargo carriers reach past the Caspian

If the Azerbaijani government had its way, the capital city of Baku might be called a “second Dubai.” Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD) – located on the Absheron Peninsula and surrounded on three sides by the inland Caspian Sea – has one of the largest and newest cargo terminals in the Commonwealth of Independent States […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • July 7, 2016

Volga Dnepr transports sensitive satellite

Volga-Dnepr Airlines carried the Türksat 4B communications satellite  from Japan to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on an An-124 freighter this month. Once in orbit, the satellite will improve communications in Turkey, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Mitsubishi Electric manufactured the satellite in Japan for Turkish satellite operator Türksat AS. For shipment […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 17, 2015

Militzer and Münch offer groupage shipping by rail

If moving cargo by rail sounds very “back to the future” to you, then we’ve arrived.  Transport by rail between China and Europe is becoming more commonplace, as it is a less expensive alternative to air freight, yet faster than moving cargo by sea.  For over a month, Militzer and Münch have been using rail […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 22, 2015

Central Asia beckons, but red tape still tangles

As capacity growth goes, Turkmeni­stan is a hot mid-year contender to be crowned “shooting star of the year.” Admittedly, the Central Asian country did not require a huge influx of lift, given its relatively low stature as an international air cargo market so far. The start of regular flights by Cargolux through Turkmenbashi, on the […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • August 31, 2015

AirBridge Cargo earns 5th freedom rights for Hong Kong

Volga-Dnepr’s AirBridge Cargo, and other Russian cargo carriers, will soon be able to expand their traffic rights out of Hong Kong International Airport to a third destination outside Russia, after successful talks between Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency and the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong this month, reports ch-aviation. The Russian carrier was granted fifth […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 24, 2015

Volga-Dnepr transports TV broadcasting satellite

Volga-Dnepr Airlines delivered the Türksat 4A telecommunications satellite from Japan to Kazakhstan. The Türksat 4A telecommunications satellite was produced by the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in Japan on behalf of Turkey’s communications satellite operator Türksat AS. It will provide Turkey, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa with TV broadcasting and broadband communications. The spacecraft […]
  • January 22, 2014