Airport update 23 February

CARGO at Shenzhen Airport (China) during January 2012 fell 25.3 per cent to 54,200 metric tonnes.

In Germany during 2011 Munich Airport’s (pictured) airfreight and airmail grew 5.9 per cent. It ranked sixth in Europe for the first time.

A US$2.5 million perishable cargo centre at the Kotoka International Airport in Ghana has been inaugurated.

Cargo worth around US$1.4 million has been stolen from Miami Airport (US). The cargo was loaded into a tractor-trailer and left in a warehouse parking lot unattended while the driver went to complete his paperwork.

During January 2012 cargo movements at Changi Airport in January were down 7.1 per cent with 136,800 tonnes of cargo handled.

Airfreight movements at King Khaled International Airport in Saudi Arabia increased 9.1 per cent during 2011, to more than 257,000 tonnes compared with 236,000 in 2010.

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