May 2016

Aid relief groups call for greater use of new aircraft delivery flights

Humanitarian aid groups have called on airlines to take advantage of positional flights for newly ordered aircraft to carry life-saving…

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Air cargo demand pick up down to extra weekend and Easter changes

The improvement in air cargo demand experienced in April was down to an extra weekend falling in the month and…

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Stormy market buffets IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo’s headline commercial revenue declined 1.5% to €26m in the first quarter of 2016 compared with January-March 2015 –…

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Airfreight demand picks up but prospects look bleak

Air cargo demand picked up in April but IATA is downbeat in its expectations for the months ahead. The latest…

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Air cargo rates improve but tough summer predicted

Air freight rates continued their recovery in April as cargo load factors remained steady, but tough market conditions are expected…

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Website launch to fill cargo charters’ empty legs

A new website for the worldwide aviation charter market is designed to allow the operators and brokers to list their…

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Groth is West Atlantic’s new chief executive

Fredrik Groth has been appointed West Atlantic‘s new chief executive after holding the interim post at the Gothenburg-headquartered dedicated cargo airline specialising…

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Interview – Cindy Miller, UPS

ONLY weeks away, the London 2012 Olympic Games – running from 25 July to 12 August – represent an ‘interesting’…

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E-AWB usage returns to growth

The use of electronic air waybills (e-AWB) picked up again in April after a surprising drop off in March. The…

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Caroline Rose of TNT Express is the FTA’s logistics woman of the year

Caroline Rose, head of regional operations at TNT Express in the UK, has been chosen as the Woman of the…

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Shipper heavyweights join TIACA advisory committee

Industry association TIACA is expanding its Shippers’ Advisory Committee by appointing a cross-section of influential global air cargo customers. Representatives from Chanel Fragrances…

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Eggert to lead Lufthansa Cargo strategy

Anselm Eggert, currently Lufthansa Cargo’s board representative for eCommerce, is to become head of strategy. In this position, Eggert will be…

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Air Malta appoints NAS as cargo agent

Air Malta has appointed Network Airline Services (NAS) to be its general sales and services agent (GSSA) as it looks…

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Changi three runway system contract award

Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) has awarded a S$1.1bn contract to help develop a three-runway system at the key Asian…

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Analyst sees ray of hope in air cargo gloom

Analyst World ACD sees glimmers of hope in world air cargo figures for March 2016. Although year-on-year volumes overall dropped…

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Volga-Dnepr moves 59 tonne compressor unit

Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ Engineering & Logistics Centre (ELC) created a transportation frame to move a 59 tonne compressor from Zurich to…

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a robot peregrine falcon designed to reduce the danger of bird strikes at airports

Bird strikes represent a huge danger to aircraft when they are taking off and landing, but one German airport is…

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American cargo carriers monthly: Air cargo declines across the board in March

March was another tough month for the leading America-based combination carriers as all three recorded declines in air cargo demand,…

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HAE to be American Airlines GSA in Africa

American Airlines Cargo has appointed HAE Group as its first general sales agent (GSA) in Africa. HAE Group is responsible for selling…

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AWAITING PIC DO NOT PUBLISH Daniel Hegwein takes up Benelux role for Kerry Logistics

Kerry Logistics Network has appointed Daniel Hegwein as the new managing director for Belgium and the Netherlands. He will oversee…

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