Today (07JUL20), flight GB984 of U.S. carrier ABX Air took off at 10:35 CET from Cologne-Bonn Airport, launching a new route from CGN, via EMA, to ORD and back. The four weekly
transatlantic flights are conducted on behalf of integrator DHL Express. They evidence a new tendency at DHL to serve important markets faster through decentralized express
Prior to this, Canadian freight airline Cargojet added a second weekly freighter frequency to its existing CGN cargo flights, its general sales agent Skyline Air Services confirms. Read more >>
Lufthansa Cargo has downsized its executive team from 4 to 3. The victim is the finance department previously managed by Martin Schmitt, which will in future be distributed across the shoulders of the three remaining Executive Board members, Peter Gerber (CEO), Dorothea von Boxberg (Sales and Product), and Harald Gloy (Operations). Read more >>
Russian freight carrier Volga-Dnepr has completed 48 flights to France within a 90-day period to deliver medical supplies and PPE, operating AN-124-100 aircraft. The charter program initiated by French logistics company Geodis is one of the largest conducted during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
The partnerships are coming through thick and fast over at cargo.one. After an intense and successful integration phase, TAP Air Cargo went online today, 06JUL20, offering European forwarders access to real-time offers and capacities across its network. Read more >>
… Peter Gerber, President of the Federal Association of the German Air Transport Industry and CEO of Lufthansa Cargo, exclaimed during a recent webinar. His point: it was the cargo
industry that ensured the vital flow of urgently needed goods during the corona crisis, which earned its actors praise and acclamation.
The way corona affected the air freight business and how it influenced daily procedures was the subject of a question-and-answer session with panelists Markus Otto, DHL, Dorothea von Boxberg, Lufthansa Cargo, Michael Mueller, Fraport, and Timo Stroh, Chairman of the Air Freight Committee at the Forwarder Association DSLV. More than 300 participants had registered to participate in this virtual discussion which was moderated by BDL Chairman Matthias von Randow – a remarkable attendance. Read more >>
Imagine a fleet of 50 self-regulating drones lit up in different colors against the night sky, homing in on their landing area and deciding amongst themselves in which order and from which direction (depending on the wind) they are going to land. What sounds a little like science fiction is already reality today, and was just one of the images shown – in this case by Zipline’s Yaniv Gelnik – during the STAT Media webinar “Drones for improving healthcare supply chains and creating drone corridors for Africa” held on 01JUL20. Read more >>
TIACA last week announced the launch of its 2nd Air Cargo Sustainability Awards and opened the floor for applications until 15SEP20. Three entrants per category will be short-listed and invited to present at the Air Cargo Forum 2020 in Miami, the largest air cargo networking event this year. Read more >>
The maglev (magnetic levitation) is known for hovering, however not even the maglev can manage levitation over a distance of 7,698 km… unless it hitches a ride or, in this case, a flight on one of the world’s most well-known flying workhorses: the AN-124-100. Read more >>
Once completed, the facility will be the largest logistics center in Europe, says Copenhagen-based DSV. The complex is needed to enable future growth in air freight, sea freight as well as road and solutions activities. All sectors face a growth surge following the Panalpina acquisition, DSV managers forecast. Read more >>
… unless you count its latest product enhancement: cargo.one proudly announced yesterday that shipments requiring passive temperature control can now be booked via its platform. CargoForwarder Global spoke with Laura Weritz (LW), Senior Manager Brand, Marketing & Communications, and Head of Sales, Joachim Kaupenjohann (JK), about this, the fast-paced growth over the past months and COVID-19 challenges. Read more >>
Steven Polmans, Director Cargo & Logistics Brussels Airport Company, has decided to make a career shift at the end of 2020. He indicates, however, that he would like to stay in the industry. Read more >>
The ULD manager is streamlining its business model, exiting its geographic setup and implementing a product and service driven organization instead. Changes that have a significant impact on the management level of the company, as some members of the Executive Leadership Team have lost their job. Read more >>
TIACA’s première 30-minute webinar last week in a planned new series hosted by its Transition Director, Celine Hourcade, and starring CLIVE’s Managing Director, Niall van de Wouw, as first guest speaker, immediately kicked off its first major push for change in the way we traditionally monitor load factor across the industry. Read more >>
Lufthansa has a future once more, since the threat of insolvency was averted on Thursday. Due to much of its fleet being grounded, yet with costs continuing to run, it has lost and keeps
on losing one million euros every single hour. The rescue will be expensive: it will cost jobs, and, in the end, it will lead to a smaller Lufthansa (LH).
Without the billions in support from the German government, LH would probably have faced the same fate as Avianca or LATAM: both are now broke. Read more >>
Being the Netherlands’ second cargo airport next to Schiphol, is both a blessing and a curse for Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST). In an exclusive talk with CFG, Managing Director Jos Roeven stresses that the airport has a cear role to play within the projected Dutch aviation environment.
Ground support equipment provider HiSERV has delivered a Kalmar FB600EL electric-powered aircraft tractor to ground handling agent Aviator at Copenhagen Airport. It is the first of its kind operating at Kastrup and it can move aircraft as large and heavy as an Airbus A380 between gates and taxiways. Read more >>
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