Digital freight forwarder Zencargo raises US$4 million

London-based digital freight forwarder Zencargo today announced the completion of its “seed plus” round of funding, led by LocalGlobe, with participation from Samos Investments and Picus Capital, bringing total funds raised to more than US$4 million for the startup. Zencargo said the money will go toward accelerating its product development process and expand its presence […]

Lufthansa Cargo could lose ‘double-digit millions’ due to ban

Lufthansa Cargo’s freighter services to the U.S. and China are the worst affected by the shock decision on October 11 by the Hesse Administrative High Court in Germay to ban night flights at Frankfurt Airport. The carrier had planned for 10 night flights on its winter schedule beginning at the end of this month. A […]
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  • October 21, 2011

Cargolux connects U.S. to Australia and West Africa

Cargolux launched weekly freight service connecting the U.S. with Australia on October 19, and the carrier will begin weekly cargo service connecting Chicago, New York and Houston to West Africa on October 22.
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  • October 20, 2011

FAA flexes green thumb

Targeting the environmental footprint of airports instead of airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration has handed over a $2 million grant to officials at San Diego International Airport so they can study how to reduce carbon consumption at the airport. The award is one of 12 environmental projects at 11 airports meted out by the FAA […]
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  • October 20, 2011

Europe Airpost to launch Tunisian cargo route

Europe Airpost will commence biweekly freight service from its hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Tunis-Carthage Airport. Beginning in November, the route will be flown every Wednesday and Saturday on Boeing 737-QC aircraft.
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  • October 20, 2011

Hactl to deploy enhanced cargo management system

Officials from Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. announced that Hactl SuperTerminal 1 will transition to a new airfreight management system in December. This modernization is a key part of Hactl’s HK$240million initiative to renovate its freight-handling facilities.
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  • October 19, 2011

Emirates SkyCargo announces fleet enhancements

Emirates SkyCargo recently made company history with the transportation of nearly 53 tonnes of freight in the belly-hold of a Boeing 777-300ER. Members of Emirates’ cargo team sat down with Air Cargo World to discuss this achievement and more.
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  • October 19, 2011

Frankfurt Airport reports September cargo drop

September was a difficult month for cargo at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), according to traffic figures released by the Fraport Group. FRA, which handled 176,222 tonnes of freight in the month in question, saw cargo volumes drop 5.3 percent, year-over-year.
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  • October 18, 2011

Portal provides freight forwarder alternative

Dutch logistics experts have launched an online portal that allows companies to schedule shipments without the use of freight forwarders. Dubbed Aircargoshop, the portal is currently limited to freight originating from the Netherlands, although founder Paul Parramore told Air Cargo World that expansion is a remote possibility.
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  • October 18, 2011

Cathay Pacific reports sluggish September

September was a difficult month for Cathay Pacific and wholly owned subsidiary Dragonair, with the airlines reporting a combined year-over-year cargo decline of 10.1 percent. It was the sixth consecutive month of loss, a Cathay Pacific spokesman revealed.
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  • October 14, 2011

IATA addresses South Africa’s aviation needs

In an address to attendees of the recent Airlines Association of Southern Africa conference, International Air Transport Association Director General and CEO Tony Tyler touted the necessity of partnership in elevating South Africa’s aviation sector. Tyler reached this conclusion after poring over data from a study IATA conducted with Oxford Economics.
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  • October 14, 2011

U.S.-Korea free-trade agreement could fuel cargo growth

The U.S. Congress has passed separate free-trade agreements between the U.S. and South Korea, Panama, and Colombia. According to a statement released by the White House, the FTAs will help President Obama achieve his goal of doubling American exports. Both houses of Congress passed the bills on October 12, one day before South Korean President […]
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  • October 13, 2011

Virgin Atlantic to co-develop biofuel

Officials for Virgin Atlantic Airways announced their plans to develop an alternative jet fuel with half of the carbon emissions of standard fuels. Once complete, the biofuel will be utilized on Virgin Atlantic’s routes from Shanghai and Delhi to London Heathrow Airport, a company spokesman said.
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  • October 12, 2011