Africa’s ‘Moon Shot’: Preparing for an African air cargo renaissance

Built more than 60 years ago, Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is hardly a cutting-edge example of a modern, global air cargo hub. While there have been some recent expansions to its cool-chain handling facilities, NBO’s connectivity to the rest of the world is relatively modest. Still, Kenya’s largest airport has ardent fans. “Jomo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 4, 2019

Virgin Atlantic adds frequency to South Africa for automotive, perishable goods

Citing a rise in demand for automotive and perishable goods in South Africa, Virgin Atlantic Cargo has added a second daily 787-9 widebody service connecting London and Johannesburg. According to Virgin, cargo volumes between the United States and South Africa, via London Heathrow (LHR), have seen an 8 percent rise through the first eight months […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 2, 2018

Tigers Logistics expands South African operations with winery client

Hong Kong-based logistics company Tigers is further expanding its South African foothold with a Franschoek-based client, Anthonij Rupert Wyne – handling the winery’s warehousing and logistics operations to address demand for South African wine, a major export of the country, in Germany and the United States. “One of the main benefits of working with Tigers […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 16, 2018

Tigers opens Frankfurt office to support E.U.-South Africa trade

Today, Hong-Kong based Tigers Logistics has opened its third office in Frankfurt, which will start as a freight consolidation gateway between Germany and South Africa before it expands into serving trade between other regions. The new office will offer freight forwarding and customs brokerage, and will also provide support for Tiger Rail, the company’s E.U.-China […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 9, 2018

Kerry Logistics expands presence in South Africa

Hong-Kong based 3PL Kerry Logistics has acquired the services of South African forwarding and logistics company, Shipping and Airfreight Services (SAS), to help expand its presence on the African continent. Kerry Logistics will utilize SAS for its air- and ocean-freight shipment, consolidation, charter, warehousing and distribution services as it pursues its goal to “expand its […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 29, 2018

Saudia Cargo chooses ATC Aviation as GSSA for South Africa

A few weeks after appointing Omar Hariri as its new CEO, Jeddah-based Saudia Cargo has today chosen ATC Aviation Services as the new general sales and service agent (GSSA) for the carrier’s cargo operations in South Africa. The service is set to begin on May 1. Frankfurt-based ATC Aviation Services now has a worldwide portfolio […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 23, 2018

Virgin Atlantic doubles London-Johannesburg service

Virgin Atlantic will add a second daily service between London and Johannesburg in October, in hopes that 2017’s increased volume, which was experienced across the industry will be a continuing trend. The route addresses increased demand in both directions. The second daily frequency will be operated by a 787-9 aircraft, which offers up to 24 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 15, 2018

IAG Cargo extends reach to tap South African perishables

To capture some of the booming perishables market in Africa, IAG Cargo has added three-times-a-week, London Gatwick to Cape Town service to its winter schedule, using a 777-200 aircraft, beginning Nov. 24. The new seasonal frequencies will supplement IAG’s thrice-weekly A330-300 Madrid-Johannesburg service, which is set to begin Aug. 1, and its existing London Heathrow-Cape […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 25, 2016

Worldwide unrest fuels cargo loss

Even before the events in Paris on Friday Nov. 13, unrest in several geographic areas of the world has contributed to major disruption in the supply chain. According to the most recent Security Risk Index from US-based supply-chain consultants BSI, the influx of refugees fleeing areas of conflict in the Middle East has caused disruption […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 18, 2015

Click2ship available in South Africa

Click2ship, an online platform that enables freight agents to obtain all-inclusive quotes for shipments, convert quotes to bookings and purchase insurance, has extended its service to operations in South Africa. AMI, a trade-only airfreight and express wholesaler that owns the click2ship system, works mostly with freight forwarders. Click2ship was first launched in AMI’s U.K.-based business […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 27, 2015

Volga-Dnepr delivers oil equipment to South Africa

An-124-100 and IL-76TD-90VD freighters from Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ fleet delivered more than 80 tonnes of oil and gas equipment to Cape Town, South Africa. The An-124 flight carried five pipes from Singapore weighing 60 tonnes. The pipes were shipped to Singapore’s Changi Airport by truck and then placed onto airport dollies and towed to the aircraft […]
  • July 7, 2014

IAG Cargo targets South African pharma market

IAG Cargo and British Airways marked the start of commercial flights to Johannesburg on the new A380. Replacing the B747 model on the route, the A380 offers precision cargo transport opportunities for the South African market. IAG Cargo has specified air conditioning capabilities for the hold, which will be beneficial for temperature-sensitive cargo, such as perishables […]
  • February 7, 2014

New cargo carrier begins in Africa

A new cargo carrier is set to commence regular flights into Africa from Dube TradePort, home to King Shaka International Airport in Dube, South Africa, in February. Khuphuka Kings Airways, a new local airline owned by Khuphuka Investments Holdings, has secured scheduled flights between Durban and Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, with stopovers in Ndola, […]
  • January 29, 2014

IAG Cargo offers more flights to South Africa

IAG Cargo announced Thursday that beginning May 1, it will offer capacity on three additional flights on the busy London Heathrow-Cape Town International route. This will bring the total number of weekly frequencies to 10. The new flights, serviced by a 777-200ER, will benefit businesses in the region by enabling greater capacity across the entire […]
  • January 23, 2014
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