December 2017

Gatwick cargo traffic continues its upward trajectory

London Gatwick handled a total of 10,175 tonnes of cargo in November, a 25.6% increase on the same month of…

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Slow progress of e-AWBs down to market growth

The slow growth of electronic air waybill (e-AWB) penetration in 2017 is down to the overall improvement in air cargo…

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Lack of airfreight space drives up “sky high” rates

Freight forwarders are continuing to report a lack of cargo space and "sky high rates", while claiming that some shippers…

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Freighter link between Chicago and Wuhan takes off

China’s official news agency, Xinhua, has reported that a dedicated freighter service has been launched between Wuhan, capital of central…

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Brussels Airlines posts strong November cargo results

In publishing its traffic figures for November, Belgium’s Brussels Airlines has revealed that it flew a total of 140,081 revenue…

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ITC report calls on the UK Government to prioritise aviation industry post Brexit

Think tank the Independent Transport Commission (ITC) has called for the UK’s aviation industry to be a priority for Government…

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Flexport signs up for CHAMP’s Traxon CargoHUB

Flexport, the San Francisco-based freight forwarder that also offers a web-based app to provide customers with real-time visibility of their…

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American Airlines Cargo ensures the band plays on

American Airlines Cargo has handled a particularly interesting shipment: flying the musical instruments of the French Orchestre Nationale du Capitole…

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Uptick in Latin American cargo traffic

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) has reported that its member airlines flew 439.6m freight tonne-kilometres (FTKs)…

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UK – China accord to boost flight connectivity

UK transport secretary Chris Grayling has revealed the details of a new deal between the UK and China that allows…

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Rupp to join Panalpina as head of communications and marketing

Supply chain services giant Panalpina has appointed Martina Rupp as its new corporate head of communications and marketing. Rupp will…

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MAG reports on strong first-half results

UK airport operator Manchester Airports Group (MAG) today released  its interim unaudited half-year results covering the period April 1 to…

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Air Canada steps up freight capacity to Central and Southern America

Air Canada Cargo is increasing its freight capacity to and from key destinations in Mexico and South America as a…

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BIFA welcomes latest movement on Brexit discussions

Earlier today (8 December), it was confirmed that what appeared to be real progress on Brexit negotiations had been reached…

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Panalpina looks back on ‘exceptional year’ for airfreight

Basel, Switzerland-headquartered supply chain services provider Panalpina has described 2017 as having been “an exceptional year for air freight”. The…

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Dirk Reich confirmed as member of SkyCell board

Dirk Reich has been elected to the board of Switzerland-based SkyCell, a provider of temperature-controlled containers. He has previously served…

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KLM launches Shipping Blue global package delivery product for SMEs

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched a small package delivery service for its BlueBiz customers. Shipping Blue is described by…

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Toronto Pearson reveals new routes for summer 2018

Canada’s Toronto Pearson International Airport has confirmed that the summer 2018 schedule through the gateway will see the addition of…

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United Cargo still on the up

United Cargo has continued to report some very positive airfreight volume figures in its latest monthly report, which covers operational…

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Air cargo set for another solid year in 2018

Air cargo is expected to have another "solid" year in 2018, although growth is expected to slow and there are…

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