Zhengzhou Airport crafts aerotropolis strategy with Economic Zone development

Zhengzhou Airport (CGO), located in China’s central Henan province, is working to become a Chinese cargo hub with the construction of its Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone (ZAEZ). The airport, which already hosts flights from international carriers such as Cargolux and AirBridgeCargo, has made several moves over the past year to grow its business with the […]

Cargolux’s ‘Mimmo’ Ceci calls for increased digitalization

Last summer, Luxembourgian all-cargo carrier Cargolux made a significant internal move, bringing Domenico “Mimmo” Ceci from senior vice president of commercial planning over to executive vice president of sales and marketing, where he will be in charge of the further digitalization and automation of processes at Cargolux. With more than 30 years of experience at […]

Direct Liège-China freight train finalizes new network

This week, Belgium and China finalized a “One Belt, One Road” network by jointly launching a new direct freight train between Liège and central China. The first train of 29 wagons and 37 containers set off yesterday from the Bierset multimodal rail-road platform, operated by Liège Logistics Intermodal, and will travel 12 days across the continent […]

Westward Ho: How a new Chinese cargo carrier can revive an ancient Silk Road outpost

For centuries, the fabled Silk Road that wended its way between China and Europe brought together fragmented caravans of traveling merchants, facilitating the exchange of goods from geographically disparate regions of the world – much like a modern express carrier does today. Brilliantly colored Parthian tapestries and other luxury goods were transported across the relentless […]

Cargolux’s dual-hub strategy pays off

If Cargolux’s 2015 full-year results are a reliable indicator, the carrier’s much-debated dual hub strategy has paid off handsomely. In a year in which the cargo arms of many airlines struggled, Cargolux posted record volume and sharply increased profit, and continued to add freighters to its fleet. Check out the analysis of these latest numbers by […]

Cargolux Italia adds second flight to Zhengzhou

A second weekly flight between Milan, Italy, and Cargolux’s Chinese hub in Zhengzhou was added this month, departing on Sunday mornings with a stop in Novosibirsk, Russia. The Zhengzhou service also marked the first commercial service to Russia by the carrier. From Zhengzhou, Cargolux’s ground partners forward goods to other major Chinese markets. Cargolux Italia […]

Cargolux seeks freighters for China joint venture

As all-cargo carrier Cargolux celebrated its 45th anniversary this week, the Luxembourg-based airline said it is seeking additional 747 freighters for its “Cargolux China” joint venture. While an earlier Reuters release said Cargolux was in negotiations with Boeing for five new 747-8Fs for the joint venture carrier, Air Cargo World’s sister publication, Cargo Facts, learned […]