From freight to plate

More seafood than ever is being flown by air, setting new standards for speed A tongue-in-cheek saying you’re likely to hear within months of joining the air cargo industry is that if cargo is flying, someone, somewhere has made a mistake. As a mode of transportation, air transport is more expensive than road, rail or […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 4, 2019

Norwegian airport operator Avinor commits $1 million to biomass fuel

Avinor, the state-owned operator of Oslo Airport (OSL), Stavanger Airport (SVG) and other Norwegian airports, agreed to spend US$1 million on biomass fuel from Quantafuel, a manufacturer that converts plastics and now wood waste into jet fuel.   “[The] end game and goal is to produce jet fuel from biomass,” Quantafuel Chief Executive Kjetil Bøhn told Air Cargo World. The biomass fuel, which isn’t ready for the market yet, […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 26, 2019

ABC expands Norwegian seafood exports with third weekly 747F service

Just two weeks after Avinor AS, the operator of Oslo Airport (OSL), terminated an agreement to work with ground-handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) on a planned seafood cargo handling facility, the company expanded its seafood exports from the airport with an additional scheduled freighter service. Yesterday, OSL welcomed the third weekly flight from Russia-based AirBridgeCargo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 29, 2019

Oslo Airport chooses WFS to operate new seafood facility

Norwegian hub Oslo Airport (OSL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) for the operation of a new onsite seafood center. WFS said Oslo Airport was the fastest growing airport in cargo traffic last year, increasing its volume by 36 percent from the year before to about 185,000 tonnes. Much of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 14, 2018

Turkish Cargo doubles freighter capacity into Oslo on strong seafood exports

Thanks to a strong start to the year for seafood exports, Turkish Airlines doubled its freighter capacity into Oslo Airport this month. Turkish Airlines’ cargo division launched flights to Oslo Airport on March 10, before upping capacity. The route will be serviced by an A330-200F.  Martin Langaas, director of cargo at Avinor, the airport operator, […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 19, 2017

TNT beefs up service to Nordics

TNT has expanded its coverage to the Nordic countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland reaching 15 percent more postal codes and 34 percent more businesses in the region by noon the next business day. Companies shipping to or from the Nordics will have more delivery options for their urgent parcels and freight. The integrator […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 21, 2015

Flying fish with new Emirates service to Oslo

Emirates expanded its Scandinavian reach with the start of its daily non-stop service to Oslo. The daily flight is operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Over 100,000 tonnes of fresh Norwegian salmon are flown to a host of destinations around the world every year. Emirates SkyCargo anticipates that with the new service and 23 tonnes […]
  • September 3, 2014

Emirates SkyCargo strengthens Scandinavian routes

Emirates SkyCargo is set to strengthen trade lanes in Scandinavia with the start of operations to Oslo beginning Sept. 2.   The start of a daily service to Oslo, with an Emirates Boeing 777-300 ER, will provide a total of 322 tonnes of belly hold cargo capacity per week and create new trade and business opportunities […]
  • July 1, 2014