February 2010

Crisis an opportunity not disaster, says Ogiermann

WITH manufacturers rethinking their production and supply chain strategies, air cargo stands to emerge from the global economic crisis in…

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Organised crime rots Australia’s airports

AUSTRALIAN airports are riddled with organised crime at every level, according to an Australian government investigation. The federal inquiry has…

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New routes update – 19 February 2010

ETIHAD Airways will add seven weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to Australia from March next year. It already operates 21…

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US in new Bout extradition ploy

VIKTOR Bout (right), the so-called Merchant of Death, must be feeling all warm and fuzzy considering the extent that Russia…

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Stable business for AF-KLM

AIR France-KLM flights to Japan are often abuzz. The reason for this, are bumblebees headed to the land of the…

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MAS accused of pricefixing

MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS), has received a complaint by an American freight-forwarding company accusing of price fixing. The notice was filed…

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BAWC feels tentative upswing

BRITISH Airways World Cargo has reported commercial revenue (flown revenue plus fuel surcharges) of £402 million for the nine months…

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People update – 17 February 2010

EMIRATES SkyCargo has appointed Aileen Wallace (near right) as cargo supervisor and Robert Gosling (far right) as senior cargo customer…

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Lufthansa cargo to slash jobs, pilots vote to strike

LUFTHANSA Cargo has confirmed that it will cut its workforce by 10 per cent this year as part of its…

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Finnair explores possibility of cargo operations

FINNAIR Cargo Oy, which belongs to the Finnair Group, is exploring the possibility of starting cargo flights between Asia destinations…

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GSSA Update – 16 February 2010

THE EGSAC GSSA network has appointed SNTTA Cargo as its exclusive member for Sharjah in the UAE. SNTTA Cargo represents…

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Lufthansa cargo’s traffic rise lets workers hours to follow

LUFTHANSA Cargo saw a resurgence in traffic in January, with 18.6 per cent more shipped than the same month last…

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Australia airfreight picking up

AUSTRALIA’s airfreight traffic surpassed predictions in December. Exports were 25,000 tonnes, 3,000 tonnes more than the expected 22,000. Imports were…

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China Eastern, Shanghai merger complete

CHINA Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines have completed their merger. The new company has total assets of over CNY150 billion…

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Boeing to scrap 787-3

BOEING is to scrap production of its 787-3, the short-range version of the new 787 Dreamliner, following two Japanese airlines…

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Airport update – 15 February 2010

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) handled 212,623 tonnes of cargo in January, a year-on-year growth of 48.9 per…

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Kenya cargo up nine per cent

KENYA Airways Cargo has reported a nine per cent growth in traffic for the last three months of 2009. Cargo…

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Cathay Pacific sees strong cargo recovery

CATHAY Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for January 2010 show a significant rise in cargo and mail tonnage.In the first…

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AIR CARGO NEWS EXCLUSIVE – DHL admits to being the ‘whistleblower’

DHL Global Forwarding has admitted that it was the whistleblower that initiated the massive international investigation into illegal anti-competition activities…

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Kuwaiti MP condemns corrupt Customs

A KUWAITI member of parliament has accused the local Customs department of corruption.Hassan Jowhar said that large amounts of airfreight…

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