Swissport, Brussels Airport plan new pharma center

Today, Swissport announced its plans to develop a new pharmaceutical center at Brussels Airport (BRU).  Swissport’s pharmaceutical center will provide 25,000 square meters of warehouse space, offices and 3,620 square meters of space for temperature-sensitive biopharmaceutical products. The warehouse space will include an automated Material Handling System (MHS), 50 truck loading bays, “speed gates” for air cargo and a four-story office […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 10, 2019

Vienna Airport, K+N enter pharma handling agreement

Yesterday, Vienna International Airport (VIE) and Kuehne + Nagel Austria announced the signing of an agreement establishing Kuehne + Nagel Austria as the “preferred partner” for the handling of pharma shipments at the airport.  Under the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel Austria is granted an exclusive handling area within VIE’s Vienna Pharma Handling Center (VPHC). At the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 5, 2019

Market volatility spurs mixed results for May airport volumes

Global airports’ preliminary results for May indicate continued weakness across the board. However, a more nuanced look at individual airports’ volumes, compared to the month prior, shows mixed results as some have seen a slight reprieve in volumes while others have worsened. Overall, figures for the month demonstrate the sustained market volatility the air cargo industry […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 28, 2019

DHL opens logistics gateway hub at Vienna Airport

Yesterday, DHL opened its new logistics hub at Vienna Airport (VIE). The hub will provide multimodal access to transport for the company’s DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight network and will serve as a gateway for the company in and out of Austria and Eastern Europe.  The new logistics hub includes two freight terminals, each about 12,000 square […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 24, 2019

Global airport throughput rebounds in March

Preliminary results from global airports indicate that the air cargo market improved in March from the steep declines in volumes witnessed during the first two months of the year. Overall, while the first quarter of 2019 was rocky, the resurgence in cargo throughput suggests that a couple of weak months may not portend a down 2019. On a regional basis, airports in Asia and the Americas posted mixed results for the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 30, 2019

Early results point to steep declines in February airport throughput

February cargo throughput results for the world’s airports are still being finalized, but early analysis indicates year-over-year drops in cargo volumes in Europe and Asia, while American airports are close to flat with February 2018 traffic. Almost all airports worldwide posted year-over-year declines in volume for February and declines or very modest growth overall for 2019.   The impacts of an uncertain global trade environment, volatile economic performance across multiple markets and Brexit […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 26, 2019

Top 5 ground handling innovations streamlining scattered operations

This post continues our feature on the top five innovations in ground handling and focuses on the physical infrastructure and technologies supporting the air cargo industry. Actually moving cargo requires physical infrastructure. Autonomous vehicles, specialized facilities and unmanned aerial vehicles can aid in ensuring the quality of goods is protected, while supporting the processes necessary […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 1, 2019

Shifting economic conditions, mixed results in January airport throughput

Cargo throughput results for the beginning of 2019 were mixed, with certain regions performing significantly better than others. Airports in North America saw the majority of growth in cargo volumes in January, while airports in Mainland China saw modest rebounds and European airports experienced a continued decline in cargo volumes following an overall diminished 2018 […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 25, 2019

Vienna implements Nallian cloud platform

Vienna International Airport (VIE) has moved forward as the next European airport to form a partnership with Belgium-based IT firm Nallian, and is adopting Nallian’s cloud platform to allow stakeholders at the airport to operate in an integrated way through data-sharing. VIE will initially utilize the system’s vehicle database and statistics applications to improve security […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 23, 2019

Airports underperform industry cargo growth in December first look

December cargo throughput results for the world’s airport are still trickling in, but early analysis indicates an overall diminished peak season for air freight. With only a couple of exceptions in Europe and Asia, volumes and traffic across most airports posted year-over-year declines in volume for December, and declines or very modest growth overall for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 23, 2019