FedEx opens expanded pharma center in Tokyo

The renovation of the TNT Life Science Center in Tokyo has been completed, FedEx said in a statement on Monday. The newly expanded center will provide better logistics services for pharma products used in clinical trials. The larger, more technologically advanced center will allow for shipments by overseas pharmaceutical customers of investigational medication product in […]

Cargolux Italia adds connection between Milan and Incheon

Cargolux Italia, the Cargolux Airlines subsidiary, launched a new route between Malpensa International Airport (MXP) in Milan, Italy, and Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday.  The twice-weekly service will depart from MXP on Tuesdays and Sundays. Cargolux expects that the freighters operating the route will primarily transport fashion goods, luxury cars, pharmaceuticals, machineries and perishable goods.  CEO Fabrizio Cortese noted in […]

Pelican BioThermal to open Tokyo facility

Minnesota-based temperature-control packaging company Pelican BioThermal plans to open a new location in Tokyo on May 11. The facility will serve as a refurbishment and repair center for its reusable parcel shipping containers, as well as a “network station” for the company’s service Crēdo on Demand, which rents out their temperature-controlled pallets to customers. The […]

Lufthansa, ANA expand their JV

Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways (ANA) will extend their much-lauded joint venture this July by merging both of their feeder networks. The new agreement builds on the current JV, which connects Lufthansa Cargo’s services in Germany, Austria, France, the U.K. and Belgium to intercontinental flights. As of July 12, all European countries will benefit […]

Lufthansa spreads its wings

One would think that Lufthansa Cargo is preparing to conquer the world with all of the new routes and destinations the carrier is adding when its summer schedule kicks in March 27. For starters, a weekly freighter service to Moscow will be added. An MD-11F has already been flying every Monday from Frankfurt to Moscow’s […]

Cargolux Italia and NCA to begin code-share

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) and Cargolux Italia S.p.A. have agreed on a partnership to start code-shared cargo flights as of Nov. 4, between Milan Malpensa Airport and Kansai International Airport, near Osaka, and between Milan and Narita International Airport, outside Tokyo. The deal is currently subject to approvals from the European and Japanese aviation authorities. […]

JAL and LOT Cargo create partnership

Japan’s JAL Cargo and Poland’s LOT Cargo have agreed to combine their efforts, with JAL Cargo selling cargo space on LOT’s jets that move between Warsaw and Tokyo. The three times weekly service has 65 cubic meters of cargo space and 15 tonnes of payload available on each flight. JAL will take care of the […]

China Southern develops e-commerce platform

Thanks to China Southern Airways, consumers in China now have another portal through which they can purchase the hottest new items in overseas markets.  Called “Southern Cross-Border Purchase,” the service is a new e-commerce platform that provides access to good in the U.S., Japan, Australia and New Zealand according to the WCARN news service. In […]

Emirates adds new nonstop to Iran

In the wake of June’s historic nuclear program accord between Iran, the United States and various other nations, Emirates took steps to add capacity between Iran and Dubai. Beginning Sept. 1, Emirates SkyCargo will begin five weekly nonstop flights to Mashhad, Iran, which will become the carrier’s second Iranian destination after Tehran, which it has […]

ANA, Lufthansa stretch cargo partnership

Lufthansa Cargo and ANA Cargo are expanding the joint venture they established in December 2014 to cover European destinations. Effective Aug. 3, freight consignment routes from Europe to Japan will number 90 direct flights each week, beginning with additional frequencies from Germany, France, the U.K. and Austria. Other European countries are expected to follow. The […]

Japan Airlines reports healthy international cargo

Japan Airlines reported healthy international cargo in Q1 of 2014, which runs from April 1 to June 30. The volume of international cargo, in terms of revenue cargo tonne kilometers (RCTK), increased by 16.5 percent year over year, and international cargo revenue increased by 9.2 percent to 14 billion yen (US$136.6 million). “The Japanese economy […]
  • July 30, 2014

Tokyo Haneda’s slow ascent

Air Canada’s first B787 Dreamliner has been assigned to a brand new route for the Canadian carrier. After some initial trips to familiarize crews with the new plane, the aircraft is going to enter scheduled service in mid-July on the Toronto-Tokyo Haneda sector. Vito Cerone, director of marketing and sales for the Americas at Air […]
  • June 24, 2014

Jetstar will carry Victoria’s food exports to Tokyo

Melbourne Airport welcomed Jetstar’s announcement that it will begin direct services to Tokyo beginning April 2014, the airport’s first non-stop service to Japan since 2008. Chris Woodruff, Melbourne Airport CEO, said the new service will provide an important link for Victoria’s business and export industries to one of Australia’s largest trading partners. “We are delighted […]
  • December 12, 2013