CCA’s Evangelakakis and Caristo say booming perishables market requires collaborative approach

LOS ANGELES – While global political uncertainty and trade tensions have applied downward pressure on general cargo volumes for 2019, stakeholders at this year’s Cool Chain Association Americas Conference contend that specialty perishable food products have seen continued growth. On the sidelines of the conference, Air Cargo World sat down with CCA Chairman and Cargolux […]

China Eastern to launch scheduled flights to Santiago

Beginning later this year, Shanghai-based China Cargo Airlines will begin serving Santiago, Chile (SCL), with regular scheduled flights. The new flights will normalize the carrier’s seasonal perishable charters. Since 2013, China Eastern Logistics, the forwarder parent of China Cargo Airlines, has been directly organizing perishables exports from South America with airfreight transportation provided by its […]

Changi Airport cargo community to pursue CEIV Fresh certification

Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) today announced that a working group had been formed among the airport’s cargo community to pursue the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh) certification.   The airport, together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, dnata Singapore and Singapore Airlines will shoulder certification-related costs with the aim to improve […]

Hyderabad aims to boost connectivity with cargo charter program launch 

GMR Hyderabad Airport Cargo launched its “Hyderabad Cargo Charter Circle (HC3)” handling program on Oct. 11, Hyderabad International Airport (HYD) operator GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) announced yesterday. The program is intended to boost cargo charter operations out of Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal in support of GHIAL’s aims to develop HYD into a South Asian […]

Dachser Americas relocates Argentina, Chile offices to support growing ops 

Today, Dachser announced the opening of two new offices for its Dachser Americas arm in Argentina and Chile. The company said current and anticipated future growth in its South American operations compelled the relocation of its regional Buenos Aires and Santiago offices to larger facilities.  Dachser America’s new Buenos Aires location positions the company strategically near 9,000 companies of “many […]

Emirates SkyCargo partners with e-commerce start-up Seafood Souq

Emirates SkyCargo announced today it has entered into a partnership with with Dubai-based e-commerce start-up Seafood Souq to support transparent and efficient transportation of seafood for Seafood Souq’s customers. As part of the partnership, Emirates SkyCargo Cargo will transport seafood shipments from source markets to customers using Seafood Souq’s app. Initially, shipments will be delivered […]

Avianca launches Dallas-Bogota freighter route

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) will gain its first scheduled South American freighter route beginning Oct. 2, with the launch of a Bogota (BOG)-DFW route operated by Avianca Cargo using an A330-200 freighter. The service will operate twice weekly. The route will primarily handle perishable cargo including “salmon and red fruits from Chile, flowers […]

Canada invests in cargo expansion at Moncton Airport

Canada’s government is investing in cargo expansions at Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) in New Brunswick, Transport Canada announced yesterday. The government announced an investment of CA$8.34 million (US$6.30 million) to improve cargo infrastructure at YQM and “move Canadian goods to international markets more efficiently.” The investment will go toward: Expansion of Apron […]

Kuehne + Nagel expands network with Jöbstl Group, Worldwide Perishable Canada acquisitions

Kuehne + Nagel is expanding its logistics division with the acquisitions of Jöbstl Group, a medium-sized logistics company based in Austria, and Worldwide Perishable Canada Co. (WWP), a large perishables cargo company based in Canada.  With its integration into Kuehne + Nagel, Jöbstl Group will provide the overall group access to its existing overland network in Eastern Europe and 130 overland branch offices […]

Mongolian startup cargo carrier prepares for launch

Earlier this week, startup carrier Mongolian Airways Cargo unveiled its first freighter aircraft during a ceremony held at its base in Ulaanbaatar (ULN). Once operational, the carrier plans to bridge the Mongolian capital to major hubs in East Asia and Europe with scheduled freighter capacity. Launching a cargo airline aligns with the government’s broader goals […]

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 […]

July’s digital issue of Air Cargo World is here

The June 2019 digital edition of Air Cargo World magazine is now available to read on our website. As this issue of Air Cargo World was going to press, hundreds of aircraft following flight paths that would have crossed the Persian Gulf found themselves in a difficult situation. After the U.S. nearly launched an airstrike […]

DHL GF expands Japanese presence to Hokkaido to aid seafood exports

To celebrate its 50th anniversary in Japan, DHL Global Forwarding has seafood rather than cake on its mind, as the forwarder opens a wholly owned office in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido and the fifth-largest city in the country. According to Charles Kaufmann, president and representative director of DHL Global Forwarding Japan K.K., the company […]

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 […]
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