Unmanned rocket delivers cargo to International Space Station successfully [VIDEO]

Northrop Grumman’s “S.S. John Young” Antares rocket successfully completed its mission to deliver 7,400 pounds of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) over the weekend on Nov. 17, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the ISS. The Antares rocket lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia, at […]

September traffic dips for Lufthansa Cargo, but Q3 earnings remain strong

Although the latest September airfreight traffic reports hinted at a coming slowdown for Lufthansa Cargo, the third-quarter numbers from the Lufthansa Group reported strong revenue growth from its Logistics business segment. Logistics was up 11 percent, year-over-year, in Q3 for 2018, reaching  €594 million. Earnings before interests and taxes (EBIT) for the unit was €25 million, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 30, 2018

Mexico to halt construction of massive new airport

Following a controversial, four-day referendum, Mexican voters hastily elected to abandon a US $13.3 billion project that is currently underway to build a replacement airport for Mexico City International. Instead of moving ahead with the new airport, voters favored an alternative option to supplement existing capacity at Mexico City International (MEX) by expanding commercial operations […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 30, 2018

Cainiao prepares for global 11.11 event with charter flights, new technology

Cainiao, the logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is preparing to go global for the biggest online shopping event of the year, “11.11” which falls on Nov. 11. In preparation for an influx of orders from international customers Cainiao says it positioned 1,000 ocean containers full of goods in international markets and will charter […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 30, 2018

Entebbe makes strides in cargo infrastructure, digital processes

Stories of projects that aim to improve infrastructure in East Africa are cropping up more these days, one example being Uganda’s principal hub, Entebbe International Airport (EBB), which is making moves to improve its cargo facilities. The airport began a US$200 million expansion project in 2016, which includes the construction of a new cargo center, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 29, 2018

Swiss WorldCargo expands international network

Swiss WorldCargo is beefing up its international flight network this winter with new services in Asia, South America and Africa. Launch-dates will be staggered throughout November. The carrier will add twice-weekly routes from Zurich to: Ho chi Minh City, to launch on Nov. 15. Buenos Aires, to launch Nov. 7. Colombo, to launch Nov. 3. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 29, 2018

U.S. Air Force considers adding military cargo space route

There are new cargo routes, and then there are the out-of-this-world ideas. A recent proposal being considered by the U.S. Air Force definitely fits in the latter category. “Think about this: 30 minutes, 150 metric tonnes, less than the cost of a C-5 [military aircraft],” said Gen. Carlton Everhart, the Air Force’s mobility commander, who […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 29, 2018

IAG Cargo posts modest Q3 gains with increased revenues, costs

IAG Cargo, the cargo arm of International Airlines Group, showed respectable growth in revenues in its third quarter 2018 results, but parent company IAG showed more modest growth in profit margins. Cargo revenue rose from €271 to €290 million, year-over-year, in Q3, for a 7 percent increase. For parent company IAG, operating profit rose slightly […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 26, 2018

ACS aids Indonesian earthquake

As the death toll from the 7.5-magnitude Indonesian earthquake and resulting tsunami on Sept. 28  climbs over the 2,000 mark, the coastal communities on the coast of Sulawesi are continuing the process of repair with the help of airborne relief efforts, like that of United Kingdom-based Air Charter Service (ACS). ACS said that, so far, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 26, 2018

CFS 2018: Adding a new freighter platform: how hard is it? [VIDEO]

Did you miss Cargo Facts Symposium 2018? Watch one of our favorite moments: Bob Convey, senior VP of sales, and marketing at AEI and Peter Koster, business development director of Vallair answer the question: “How hard is it to make the switch from operating Boeing aircraft to Airbus aircraft?” during Panel 6, Big doors, new […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 26, 2018

Fraport and Lufthansa co-test remote-controlled aircraft tug at FRA

Fraport AG and Lufthansa are working together to co-test the Mototok Spacer 8600, an innovative, remote-controlled aircraft tug. Fraport Ground Services at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) operates the Mototok Spacer 8600 remote-controlled electric tug vehicle, while Lufthansa supplies aircraft for the pushback, a procedure during which the e-tug pushes the aircraft backwards out of its parking […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 26, 2018

Air Canada Cargo to modernize its Edmonton facilities

Air Canada broke ground today on a new facility that will house its ground support equipment service and cargo teams at Edmonton International Airport (YEG). The new, 4,645-square-meter facility being built by Terracap Group is set to open in September 2019. Air Canada has signed a 15-year lease for the multi-tenant facility, representing an investment […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 26, 2018

Panalpina reports Q3 contractions, anticipates further challenges

Swiss forwarder Panalpina’s third-quarter financial results show the company is being affected by “macroeconomic uncertainties,” CEO Stefan Karlen said. Its cross-segment profit during the quarter declined by about 19 percent to US$14.9 million, compared to US$18.5 million during the same period last year. The company said the air freight segment’s margins have been impacted by […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 25, 2018

Weather cuts into American Airlines’ Q3 net income, but cargo revenues climb

While American Airlines saw a 48.4 percent decline in overall net operating income to US$341 million during its third-quarter 2018, due to 2,100 cancelled flights during Hurricane Florence, its cargo business’s revenue climbed 16.4 percent to $260 million, year-over-year, due to a 12.1 percent increase in yield and a 3.8 percent increase in volume. In […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 25, 2018

Top 50 Cargo Airports: Growth and Improvements

HIGHER: THE BIG GET BIGGER For the most part, however, the year-long economic upturn in 2017 was clearly evident in the latest rankings. Among the top 10 airports, the only reshuffling of the order came for Ted Stevens Anchorage (ANC) which moved up a rank to No. 5 with a 6.7 percent rise in cargo, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 25, 2018
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