June 2020

European Aviation responds to pandemic with plans for A340 cargo fleet

By Murdo Morrison, FlightGlobal

For most of the aviation sector, the coronavirus pandemic has brought unprecedented disaster. But for one operator, it has created…

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DHL Express set to carry out ‘reduced CO2 emissions’ flight from Leipzig/Halle to NYC

By Rachelle Harry

DHL Express is preparing to carry out a demonstration flight on July 1 from its hub at Leipzig/Halle Airport to…

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Air Menzies International announces additions to NZ branch

By Rachelle Harry

Air Menzies International (AMI) has announced its new New Zealand branch manager: Shane Pillanger. Pillanger, who has more than 24…

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UIA under investigation following puppy deaths in the hold

By Rachelle Harry

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched an investigation following the death of 38 French Bulldog puppies that were…

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DHL GF launches Chitose–Hong Kong charter service to serve scallop market

By Rachelle Harry

DHL Global Forwarding (GH) has launched a thrice-weekly charter service from Chitose in Japan to Hong Kong in order to…

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Frankfurt-Hahn Airport reports 81% airfreight increase in May

Air Cargo News sister title DVZ has reported that in May, heavily influenced by the coronavirus pandemic, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport handled…

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Qatar Airways partners with Airlink to deliver Covid-19 relief

By Rachelle Harry

Qatar Airways has signed a formal partnership agreement with Airlink in which it has pledged to transport 200 tonnes of…

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AAPA: Air cargo weakened in May due to Covid-19

Covid-19 continued to weigh heavily on Asia Pacific airlines in May, with international air passenger markets “close to a standstill”…

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SAL expands pharma facility at KFIA Cargo Village

By Rachelle Harry

Logistics and ground handling business Saudi Arabian Logistics (SAL) has expanded its pharma facility at the King Fahad International Airport…

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Lufthansa shareholders confirm bailout approval

By Graham Dunn, FlightGlobal

Lufthansa shareholders have approved a €9bn ($10.1bn) financial rescue from Germany’s economic stabilisation fund (WSF) at an extraordinary general meeting…

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VIDEO: Emirates the latest to swap seats for cargo

By Damian Brett

Emirates is the latest airline to remove seats from its aircraft in order to increase cargo carrying capacity. The Dubai-based…

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AF KLM Cargo and DHL team up on pharma shipment visibility

By Damian Brett

DHL Global Forwarding and Air France KLM Martinair (AFKLMP) Cargo have connected their systems to improve the visibility of pharma…

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Cainiao to quadruple charter network for faster deliveries

By Damian Brett

Alibaba’s logistics arm, the Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, has said it will quadruple its charter network as part of efforts…

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Forwarder Maurice Ward opens Antwerp office

By Rachelle Harry

Irish freight forwarder Maurice Ward Group, which has a presence across Europe, has expanded its network with a new office…

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Neutral Air Partner enables digital payments through PayCargo partnership

By Rachelle Harry

Neutral Air Partner (NAP) members will be able to access and pay for airfreight digitally, thanks to its recent collaboration…

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Leipzig/Halle cargo volumes boosted throughout pandemic

By Rachelle Harry

Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ), Europe’s fifth-largest airfreight hub, saw its cargo volume increase to 114,502 tonnes in May this year — 5.4%…

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Swissport set to halve UK workforce

By Damian Brett

Swissport has warned that it may need to halve its UK workforce as a result of a downturn in business…

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Dachser announces Robert Erni as new CFO

By Rachelle Harry

Dachser has announced that Robert Erni will become chief financial officer (CFO), succeeding Buckhard Eling, effective January 1, 2021. Erni,…

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Emirates SkyCargo resumes A380 bellyhold operations

By Rachelle Harry

Emirates SkyCargo has enhanced its bellyhold operations with the resumption of Airbus A380 passenger services to and from London Heathrow…

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DSV to expand Canadian drone programme

By Damian Brett

DSV Panalpina will utilise Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) on a second route, delivering healthcare related cargo from the forwarder’s warehouse…

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