March 5, 2015

Bright start to year says IATA

JANUARY produced a strong rise in global airfreight growth compared to the dep-ressed state of affairs of a year before,…

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Emirates takes e-freight lead

EMIRATES Airline has stolen Cathay Pacific’s ‘e’-crown in the e-freight race, IATA figures show. It is now ranked as the…

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Acrobatics with acronyms

AIR CARGO job titles used to be pleasingly uncomplicated and therefore easy to understand. Rarely did they succumb to the…

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More cars take the high road

Despite the ongoing economic malaise, automotive sales and related logistics cruised through 2013 in top gear, with sales records broken…

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Edging towards e-freight

IF you have the idea that tar-gets for the IATA e-freight programme keep slipping, you are not wrong. At the…

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CHEP acquires Airworld

ULD repair specialist CHEP Aerospace Solutions has acquired Airworld Services and Airworld Containers, a unit load device maintenance organisation (MRO),…

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January’s air cargo volumes up 3.2 per cent

Worldwide January air cargo volumes were up 3.2 per cent year-over-year (YoY), according to data from Netherlands-based consultancy World ACD….

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Record year for Etihad

ETIHAD AIRWAYS enjoyed a record financial performance last year, with net profit up 48 per cent to US$62 million on…

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Swissport revenues up

GROUND handler Swissport International achieved revenues of US$2.39 billion in 2013, an 11 per cent increase, in a year that…

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Third MD-11F for AV Cargo

AV CARGO Airlines has added a third MD-11F to its fleet and may add two more. The latest aircraft has…

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Search for missing Malaysia Airlines B777-200

AN INTERNATIONAL air and search continues in waters between Malaysia and Vietnam for a missing Malaysian Airlines B777-200 aircraft, with…

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Malaysia Airlines jet still missing

NO wreckage has been found in the search for the Malaysia Airlines’ B777-200 with 239 people on board, which went…

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Etihad Cargo increases bellyhold capacity to China

ETIHAD Cargo is increasing its services to China from this month with new bellyhold capacity between Abu Dhabi and Chengdu….

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Search for Malaysia Airlines continues

THE fate of the Malaysia Airlines’ B777-200, which went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people…

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‘Local hero’ forwarders can survive globalisation

NOT so long ago the orthodoxy was that medium-sized forwarders based in a single country – so-called “local heroes” –…

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Emirates starts Boston route

EMIRATES Airlines has launched a daily B777-200LR service to between Dubai and Boston. The largest city of the state of…

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One Question

Shahe Ouzounian, chief operating officer, Chapman Freeborn, answers: “I am hoping there is a flattening out of a general decline…

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Cargo Airline of the Year: how it all began

SINCE the 1950s, when commercial mail and general cargo shipments were first hand-loaded on board passenger aircraft, airfreight departments have…

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Search for Malaysia Airlines jet widens to West Coast

THE missing Malaysia Airlines jet may have tried to turn back to another airport, says the airline.  As the major…

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FarnAir acquires part of K-Mile Air

SWITZERLAND-based integrator support airline FarnAir, has purchased 45 per cent of the shares of Thailand’s K-Mile Air.  The shareholding formerly…

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