LATAM Cargo continues to struggle

As the LATAM Airlines Group struggles with the poor economy in Brazil, the carrier reported a decrease of 26.8 percent in cargo revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015, due to a 13.4 percent decline in cargo traffic, and a 15. 4 percent decline in cargo yields, compared to Q4 2014. Additionally, a strike by […]

Skylease Cargo freighter seized by Brazilian court

There is more trouble for Centurion Air Cargo and its sister carrier, Skylease Cargo. On Nov. 16, the Brazilian Regional Labor Court ordered the seizure of a Skylease 747-400F after it landed at Viracopos Airport in São Paulo. According to a report in ch-aviation, disgruntled creditors said Skylease had amassed outstanding debts of US$3.93 million, […]

CEVA enters Brazilian beauty industry

CEVA Logistics has signed an agreement with cosmetic retailer Sephora, which is owned by luxury goods company Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. This marks CEVA’s expansion into the beauty industry in Brazil. CEVA said it has invested heavily in climate-control infrastructure to enable the storage and handling of over 7,000 SKUs produced by Sephora and approximately […]

Yusen Logistics gains pharma foothold at Schiphol

  Increasing its development in the pharmaceutical supply-chain business, Yusen Logistics has opened a pharmaceutical facility at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. The forwarder has a 3,900 square-foot GDP (good distribution practices) compliant warehouse, full temperature control from 15 to 25 degrees centigrade, pest control, separate areas for pharma and general cargo, a cold store unit which is […]

Air France-KLM signs JV with China Southern

Rapidly growing China Southern Airlines and ailing Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo, have signed a partnership agreement to create a more extensive global cargo network. Air France KLM will serve the main cities in Australia and supply main-deck capacity to Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh from China Southern’s hub in Guangzhou. AF-KLM’s hubs at Paris Charles De Gaulle and […]

Brazil’s big potential

Brazil and its potential for cargo growth was a major discussion topic during conference sessions at Air Cargo Americas in Miami in November. Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) is back in the cargo business, according to Antonio Miguel Marques, president of the Invepar-ACSA consortium that is the concessionary for GRU. Improved road and airport […]