January 2020

AirBridgeCargo carries out trial loading of world’s largest jet engine

By Rachelle Harry

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has successfully completed a trial loading of a GE9X – the world’s largest jet engine with a…

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cargo.one and Lufthansa release China flight updates amid virus outbreak

By Rachelle Harry

Last week, digital booking platform cargo.one has created a dedicated ‘operating status page‘ to keep users informed about flight and…

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Aero Africa announces new chief commercial officer

By Rachelle Harry

Aviation logistics provider Aero Africa has named Jade Da Costa as its new chief commercial officer. South Africa-born Da Costa…

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Airfreight rates reduction reflects peak season close

By Rachelle Harry

Airfreight rates slid in December following a rise in November, reflecting a decline in demand as peak season came to…

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UPS Q4 revenues boosted by Amazon gains

By Damian Brett

UPS saw fourth-quarter revenues soar on the back of Amazon volume growth, but pensions charges pushed the company to a…

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Exports surge at Dominican Republic airports

A surge in exports from the Dominican Republic helped airport operator Aerodom register a 5.6% rise in total 2019 volumes…

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InstoneAir collapsible airstable reduces container positioning costs

Horse transport specialist InstoneAir has received European regulator approval for its fully-collapsable airstable which reduces container positioning costs. The European…

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E-commerce surge sees DHL Express expand Cleveland Ohio service centre

A surge in international shipping and e-commerce has seen DHL Express invest $3.8m to double the size of its Cleveland,…

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Global Transport Solutions launches 2020 buy and build strategy with Airsped

Global Transport Solutions Holding (GTS) has completed the first of four planned acquisitions in 2020 after buying Airsped Logistics, a…

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UPS sets the 2020 investment agenda ahead of 2019 Q4 results

UPS has announced a number of product and technology upgrades, plus sustainability initiatives, ahead of publishing its 2019 fourth quarter…

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ANA’s international cargo revenues fall 20.9% in nine months

US-China trade tensions contributed to a 20.9% dive in All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) international cargo revenues to ¥20.6bn ($190m) during…

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Lufthansa and Air Canada the join the list of airlines suspending services to China

By Damian Brett

The Lufthansa Group and Air Canada have joined British Airways in taking precautions against the Chinese coronavirus outbreak by similarly…

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Worldwide cargo revenues fell 11.7% in 2019

December 2019’s worldwide air cargo chargeable weight fell 1.7% year on year (YoY) while 2019 full year dollar revenues dropped…

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Hellmann nabs Raudszus for APAC role

By Damian Brett

Sven Raudszus will take over the position of regional chief executive Asia Pacific (APAC) at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics from March…

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Avia Solutions to buy freighter operator Bluebird Nordic

Avia Solutions Group, which owns UK broker Chapman Freeborn and freighter operator Magma Aviation, is to acquire 100% of cargo…

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Coronavirus set to impact air cargo

By Damian Brett

The air cargo industry is bracing itself for the impact of measures taken to halt the spread of the deadly…

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Dublin’s EFL recruits Byrne Air Freight staff as founder Eddie retires

Dublin-based freight forwarder EFL International has recruited the staff of Byrne Air Freight after its owner and founder, Ex-Aer Lingus…

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TAL Aviation to operate as EL AL’s GSSA in Ukraine

By Rachelle Harry

GSSA TAL Aviation has announced that it will exclusively handle cargo services for EL AL Cargo in Ukraine. TAL Aviation…

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Cargolux renews pharma GDP certification

By Damian Brett

Cargolux Airlines has successfully passed its GDP (good distribution practice) renewal audit covering its pharma handling processes. The full re-certification…

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Few fireworks in November as global airfreight volumes continue to decline

The 2019 decline in global airfreight volumes eased in November but with little chance of returning to positive territory before…

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