Auckland Airport launches first phase of massive development program

Yesterday, Auckland Airport (AKL) announced plans to expand its airfield and develop taxiway and remote stands on the space as part as the first stage of its multibillion-dollar infrastructure development program. The infrastructure development is intended support growing operations at the airport.  Over the next three years, AKL will expand its existing airfield space by […]

CCN, Microsoft launch blockchain air cargo billing, costing and reconciliation system

Singapore-based logistics company Cargo Community Network (CCN) and Microsoft launched a blockchain-based billing, costing and reconciliation system for air cargo at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) World Cargo Symposium in Singapore this week. The blockchain-based system, developed on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service, is designed to minimize billing discrepancies, accelerate billing reconciliation and provide […]

Singapore Airlines, Cainiao partner to expedite cross-border shipments

Today Hangzhou-based Cainiao Network Technology Co., Ltd., the smart logistics subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, inked a strategic partnership with Singapore Airlines to leverage the airline’s network to expedite cross-border e-commerce deliveries. The partnership represents one of a number of agreements between Singapore Airlines and Alibaba Group affiliates to cooperate on a number […]

Nippon, SIA Cargo implement codeshare deal

Japan-based Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) and Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand their current block-space agreement with cargo codeshare agreements on routes between Tokyo and Singapore. The new codeshare routes will commence from April 1, assuming the deal receives approval from regulators. NCA operates six scheduled cargo flights […]

Singapore Air Show: Could we see CEIV for perishables soon?

SINGAPORE — Will the industry soon see a set of standards for the airfreight handling of perishables? Opinions at Changi Airport (SIN) are mixed, here on the floor of the Singapore Air Show. Yesterday, Singapore Airlines Cargo senior manager Clinton Tan told Air Cargo World that IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification program was necessary to get stakeholders aligned […]

SIA Cargo’s reintegration pays off as cargo revenues surge in first half

SIA Cargo’s reintegration into parent company Singapore Airlines seems to have reversed the steep losses at the Singaporean cargo carrier. Just-posted half-year operating profits of US$23 million represent a $56.5 million, year-over-year, increase. Total cargo revenues for the first half of FY 2017-18 were also up $90 million on higher freight carriage (up by 6.1 […]

BRU picks up 4 weekly Singapore Airlines freighter flights from crowded AMS

Breaking with recent overall industry growth in cargo volumes compared with 2016, cargo traffic at Brussels Airport (BRU) fell by 1.1 percent, year-over-year, in September, but the airport expects the decrease to be partially offset by the addition of new Singapore Airlines Cargo freighter flights that had been flying through Amsterdam. Four of Singapore Airlines’ […]

Pharma@Changi initiative for pharma cargo community goes live

Changi Airport Group and several partner companies – all of which have received IATA’s CEIV certification for pharmaceutical handling – signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form the Pharma@Changi initiative, pledging to cooperate in improving pharma transport standards and promoting Singapore Changi Airport as a pharma hub. Other companies that signed the MOU are […]

Top 5 perishables with the fastest-growing demand for air cargo

During the current period of robust demand for air cargo services, one of the hottest types of commodities sold have come in the form of perishable goods. The exotic nature of some foods, plus a critically short shelf life, has made them the darlings of the airfreight world. The intense appetite for these goods has […]

WFS adds Singapore Airlines to its cargo client list in Stockholm

Just weeks after taking on a cargo-handling contract with Qatar Airways in Stockholm, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has taken on a new cargo client, Singapore Airlines, which recently began flying to the Swedish capital. Since late May, Singapore Airlines has operated five-times-per-week A350-900 service connecting Singapore, Moscow and Stockholm. This week, WFS said it will […]

SIA Cargo to be re-integrated into Singapore Airlines

After operating for more than 16 year as a standalone company, SIA Cargo will be re-integrated into its former parent, Singapore Airlines, by the first half of 2018, as the struggling carrier moves to improve efficiency across the wider SIA Group. The announcement came in the wake of SIA Group’s net loss of US$99 million […]

ACE Awards 2017: Winners for top carriers

On the carrier side, one of the most impressive improvements was seen at UPS Airlines, rising from 97 overall points and just missing a certificate last year to 113 points and a Diamond Award for carriers handling more than a million tonnes of cargo annually. Jim Mayer, public relations manager for the giant integrator, said […]

CHEP Aerospace to manage ULDs for Singapore Airlines Cargo

CHEP Aerospace Solutions has signed a long-term agreement with Singapore Airlines Cargo to maintain and repair the carrier’s unit load device (ULD) fleet. The deal marks the last major development before CHEP is taken over by EQT Infrastructure II, a Swedish investment fund. CHEP Aerospace Solutions president, Ludwig Bertsch, said that the takeover would be […]

Increasing connectivity into the Lone Star State

The anemic state of the oil and gas industry doesn’t seem to be deterring airfreight carriers from expanding service into Texas. Recent announcements this month from Russia-based AirBridgeCargo, and U.S.-based United Airlines Cargo promise an uptick in activity moving through Texas’ Houston gateway.  To start, on May 9, United Airlines announced a new code-share agreement […]
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