March 2010

New Dubai airport set to open in June

A COUPLE of short years ago the industry was inundated with press releases announcing the latest grand scheme for Dubai…

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Airfreight must embrace dirigibles, says IATA

IN a move that has caused uproar at Airbus and Boeing, IATA has called for the airfreight industry to use…

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Africa’s haven of stability

THE downturn of 2009 encouraged some unexpected newcomers to African airports, not least of all some 747-400 freighters from Asia….

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Fahy returns to the industry with Toll Holdings

AIR Cargo News understands that Chris Fahy (right), the former chief executive officer of DHL Global Forwarding, has made his…

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Air Logistics opens up new horizons

THE painful downturn suffered by the industry over the past 18 months may have a silver lining for GSSAs, according…

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Service is the key, says American

SERVICE, not price, will be the key for airlines when trying to win pharmaceutical business, according to Dave Brooks, president…

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Australia bans noisy freighters

AUSTRALIA is planning on banning older models of freighters because they are too noisy. “Marginally compliant aircraft are predominantly used…

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Swissport is the first handler to be recertified for Cargo 2000

SWISSPORT has become the first ground handling agent to renew the Cargo 2000 certificate of approval. The new certification will…

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Qatar Airways looks to A330-200 conversions

QATAR Airways is considering whether or not to convert its A330-200 passenger aircraft into freighters. The Middle Eastern carrier met…

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JAL abandons freighters

JAPAN Airlines (JAL) will stop all freighter flights by the end of October and instead only rely on bellyhold capacity….

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February continues cargo recovery

GLOBAL airfreight continued to grow in February adding weight to the forecasts of an earlier than expected recovery. Cargo demand…

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Korea pursues e-freight

KOREA has signed a deal with IATA and Incheon International Airport to adopt e-freight throughout the entire country. South Korea’s…

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Cargoitalia increases services by 50 per cent

CARGOITALIA, Italy’s all-cargo airline, is increasing its schedule by 50 per cent in March with flights to the US and…

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Agility to lay off 1,000s

TROUBLED logistics firm Agility has started widespread layoffs of its staff. Nearly 600 have already been laid off this week…

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BDP establishes new company in India

US forwarder BDP International and local logistics company Unique Global Logistics Private Limited (UGL), have formed a new logistics joint…

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Atlas Air promotes Jason Grant

ATLAS Air Worldwide Holdings has promoted Jason Grant (right) to senior vice-president, network planning and business development. Grant was previously…

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DHL and AA Cargo give pharma training

DHL and American Airlines Cargo are providing training for shippers of pharmaceuticals in the run up to the US 100…

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Aerolineas Argentinas chooses Cargospot

AEROLINEAS Argentinas has chosen Champ’s Cargospot Airline and Cargospot Revenue Accounting systems for end-to-end control over the sale, operations and…

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Uncertain outlook at SDV

OTHER freight companies might be reporting a strong bounceback in volumes, but Herbert de Saint Simon, chief executive officer of…

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Vitoria attempts to emerge from the ‘perfect storm’

THE last calendar year was undoubtedly the toughest period for cargo in its history at Vitoria Airport. The combination of…

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