Etihad Cargo renews partnership with MICCO

Etihad Cargo has renewed its partnership with road-feeder-services provider MICCO and will continue to rely on MICCO for road feeder services across that provide greater connectivity to its hub in Abu Dhabi, and neighboring countries. MICCO has operated Etihad’s own road services network – which spans across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, including Dubai, […]

Dubai government-owned ISS shipping to split into forwarding, marine services

The investment arm of the government of Dubai said today that it will split Inchape Shipping Services Holding Ltd. – a shipping company acquired by government-owned investment house Istithmar PJSC in 2006 – into two separate branches: marine services and supply chain logistics. CEO of the Investment Corporation of Dubai, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, said […]

FloatPac flies 38,500 fingerling salmon from Scotland to Dubai

Australian aquatic transportation company FloatPac successfully completed the relocation of 38,500 fingerling salmon, encased in 42 of its FishPac transportation bins, from Scotland to Dubai, where they will be “available in the UAE market” once the fish reach maturity in late 2018. The project took place over a five-month period – each trip commencing from […]

Emirates reports higher profits, despite slower cargo growth

This week, Emirates Group released financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, reporting an eye-catching increase in overall net profit of 67 percent to US$1.1 billion. However, the cargo arm of its business, Emirates SkyCargo, reported slowing growth, with tonnage carried increasing by 1.8 percent to 2.6 million tonnes in FY2017, which […]

Hyperloop technology surges forward via Cargospeed partnership

On Sunday, DP World and Los Angeles-based Virgin Hyperloop One launched their partnership, DP World Cargospeed – a venture intended to spearhead the development of hyperloop technology in the Middle East for the transportation of cargo. The high-speed, low-friction trains still very much in the conceptual stage at DP World Cargospeed will run above ground […]

Dubai-based drone-delivery partnership announced [VIDEO]

A Dubai-based technology company, Eniverse Technologies, and drone-delivery startup Skycart have launched “Space Autonomous Drones,” an autonomous drone delivery project that its founders say could eventually ship goods and products weighing 5 kilograms or less to locations across Dubai and the greater UAE. Space Autonomous Drones has yet to receive approval from Dubai’s government, and […]

Siemens to set up global logistics HQ in Dubai

Both Siemens and Dubai have visions of a new, intertwined future in the next few years. The German conglomerate said it will set up its global logistics headquarters, including its portfolio for airports, cargo infrastructure and ports, in Dubai, following the city’s Expo 2020 event. For Siemens, the move will represent a commitment to the […]

Etihad’s Hogan to step down as losses mount in minority investments

After 10 years at the helm of Etihad, president and CEO James Hogan will step down during the second half of 2017. Hogan has overseen the growth of Etihad from a 22-plane regional carrier into a 120-aircraft global airline, with seven airline equity partnerships that serve more than 120 million passengers per year. In recent […]

WorldACD: May another disappointment for air cargo

Air cargo volumes grew by an anemic 0.5 percent in May 2016, measured against the previous year’s May figures, according to WorldACD (see chart above). In a report released this week, the market data company noted significant diversity in performance, with the origin North America market tumbling 4 percent, year-over-year, while the Middle East/South Asia […]

Emirates grows Swiss cargo footprint with second flight to Geneva

Emirates SkyCargo has doubled its lift capacity between Geneva and Dubai with a second daily flight. The additional service increases capacity on the route by nearly 140 tonnes, using a 777-300ER that can handle outsized cargo. SkyCargo currently offers bellyhold cargo capacity to Geneva and Zurich, along with dedicated freighter service to Basel. With twice […]

Australia Post and Aramex team up to take on Asia e-commerce market

A one-two asset sale and joint venture deal between UAE-based logistics company Aramex and Australia Post will allow the two companies to combine their “resources and expertise to build a compelling global e-commerce delivery platform,” according to Aramex chief executive Hussein Hachem. The deal involves a series of complex assets sales, mergers and acquisitions that […]

Etihad Airways Cargo tonnage up 4 percent in 2015

Abu-Dhabi-based Etihad Airways reported its largest net profit ever in 2015, a figure that jumped 41 percent, year-over-year, to US$103 million. Low oil prices and strong demand for cargo, passenger and other ancillary services helped elevate the carrier’s profitability last year. Cargo tonnage, in particular, grew by 4 percent to 591,000 tonnes. Growth in cargo […]

Chapman Freeborn, RUS Aviation partner to reach underserved areas

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and UAE based RUS (Reliable Unique Services) Aviation have joined forces to create an exclusive general sales agreement to improve service from Hong Kong to the Middle East and surrounding areas. Since March 1, Chapman Freeborn has been selling in-demand per-kilo shipments from Hong Kong to the UAE, with onward connections via […]
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