Atlas Air to operate 747F for SF Express on trans-Pacific routes

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary Atlas Air recently inked a new ACMI lease agreement with SF Express to operate a 747-400F on trans-Pacific routes for the express carrier. The deal, which will commence in October, will expand the Shenzen-based SF Express network into the trans-Pacific market. SF Express has traditionally operated a fleet of narrowbody […]

Chinese carriers look to American expansion

Boosted by stronger results and new freighters, the revamped cargo arms of the large Chinese carriers have North America in their sights. Their transpacific expansion comes on the heels of new all-cargo flights to Europe inaugurated in recent months.
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  • July 1, 2011

Geodis Wilson eyes Americas expansion

When Geodis Wilson acquired One Source Logistics in June, the global freight forwarder had one overarching goal: to expand significantly in the U.S. Although Geodis had already made a strong name for itself abroad, it wanted to have a similar effect in the states. Now Geodis is fixing its attention on even more expansion.
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  • July 1, 2011

UPS transports polar bear cub from Alaska to Kentucky

UPS crewmembers got a taste of northern exposure on June 27 when they moved a 60-pound polar bear cub from the Alaska Zoo to the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky. Utilizing a Boeing 747-400 converted freighter, the UPS team worked with various animal experts to overcome the logistical challenges of transporting the fragile cub, named Qannik.
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  • July 1, 2011

Region Focus: Southeast Asia

Operators focus on intra-regional flows The 747-400 freighter fleet of Singapore Airlines (SIA), a key plank of the carrier’s longhaul network, is showing up increasingly at airports around Asia. SIA’s shifting focus from longhaul to intra-Asian routes reflects the rise in volumes moving within the region.  The carrier’s activity mirrors that of other airlines, which […]
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  • June 30, 2011

Forwarders moving ahead after sluggish 2010

While the economic downturn has, for the most part, receded into the background and business everywhere is starting to pick up, forwarders around the globe are still sorting out the effects of a lackluster few years.
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  • June 30, 2011

High flying demand or bust?

Experts weigh in on the airships sector Call them blimps, dirigibles or zeppelins. Regardless of the verbiage, one thing’s for certain: Airships are a sky staple. With early models dating back to the late 1600s, these aircraft precede traditional planes by centuries.
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  • June 30, 2011

HKIA records big cargo growth

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) experienced significant cargo growth during the 2010-2011 fiscal year, recording 4.2 million tonnes of cargo during the period, a 16.5 percent year-over-year increase. The airport’s 2010-2011 total of 316,000 movements is a 12.9 percent year-over-year increase.
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  • June 30, 2011

Toronto-Hamilton Airport sees cargo growth ahead

In anticipation of a new 60,000-square-foot, multi-tenant cargo facility, officials at Toronto-Hamilton Airport released numbers showing a significant increase in cargo flights last year. In 2010, the airport received 14 percent more cargo flights when compared to 2009’s numbers, with a 33.8 percent year-over-year increase in chartered flights. Airport officials say the scheduled cargo results […]
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  • June 30, 2011

Boeing, American Airlines team up for greener aviation

American Airlines has been named Boeing’s launch customer for the airline manufacturer’s ecoDemonstrator Program. Promoting noise reduction, fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability, this program will be used to develop new technologies that advance the aviation sector.
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  • June 30, 2011

ATA implores Congress to guard GPS from obstruction

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) has called upon Congress to protect the nation’s global positioning system (GPS) from being obstructed by LightSquared, a 4G open broadband network. After all, the ATA maintains, any interference from the network could severely delay the deployment of the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen.
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  • June 30, 2011

Delta defends Saudi alliance, squashes anti-Semitic accusations

After coming under attack for its alliance with Saudi Arabian Airlines, Delta has gone on the defensive. Speaking out about its nondiscrimination policy, Delta has denied any ties to anti-Semitism and maintains that it doesn’t code-share with Saudi; it only allows Saudi passengers to purchase tickets on multiple airlines.
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  • June 30, 2011

UPS inks deal with healthcare firm

Merck has tapped UPS to manage its worldwide healthcare supply chain. The logistics firm has been managing the North American distribution, warehousing and transportation needs of the healthcare company since 2003. UPS will now offer the same services in Asia and Latin American markets, providing transportation services in Europe.
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  • June 30, 2011

SIA takes 15 A330s

Capping off a busy month for A330 orders, Singapore Airlines has finalized an agreement to buy 15 A330-300s. The carrier currently boasts 19 of the planes in its fleet.
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  • June 30, 2011
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