The Azeri freight carrier and its Japanese peer have signed a capacity deal, implying that JAL Cargo utilizes the main deck capacity of Silk Way West’s freighter fleet. Both carriers speak of an interesting business accord to mutual commercial benefit. Read more>
The Franco-Dutch freight carrier has widened the scope of its digital quotation and reservation platform ‘myCargo’, enabling the market to book pharma shipments in addition to standard freight. The data, allowing status visibility of pharma active containers, are retrieved at the carriers’ hubs in AMS and CDG and displayed on their online platform. By the end of this year or the beginning of 2019 latest, all 100-plus international destinations served by AFKLMP that handle active cool containers filled with pharmaceuticals will become part of the monitoring offering. Read more>
The Volga-Dnepr Group of companies has been often in the news during the past months with regards to their fleet and operational expansion plans. The Group which apart from the AN-124 and IL-76 heavy lift operation also includes Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo and Atrans, as well as London-Stansted based CargoLogicAir, has been moving ahead rapidly during the past five to six years. Now a new service is offered to the market. Read more>
After years of incessant innovation, Brussels Airport is now concentrating on the backstage machinery to keep the system up and running. Real estate upgrading, the accommodation of ground handler dnata and portfolio differentiation are very demanding points of attention, says Head of Cargo & Logistics Steven Polmans. Read more>
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Orders for new Airbus aircraft continue to soar as worldwide passenger transport continues to increase unabated. The need to bring the different aircraft parts on site quickly which are produced not only in France, but in many other European countries, means that a fast and efficient air transport system must be in place. Read more>
The Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s sub-fleet of five Airbus 330 freighters were sidelined last January and not activated since. According to reports in local Gulf media they are meanwhile up for sale.
Based on an agreement signed with cargo.one, a digital air freight booking platform, Leisure Cargo clients are offered the option to purchase transport capacity at spot rates. This pricing service applies to all mandate airlines, such as Spanish Air Europa, German Condor, Rumanian Blue Air and a dozen others whose capacity is managed by Zeitfracht Group member Leisure Cargo. Read more>
Volga-Dnepr Group (VDG), which includes its line-haul daughter AirBridgeCargo Airlines, and its British subsidiary CargoLogicAir (CLA) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Cooperation with Liege Airport for the development of a regional hub and the enhancement of freighter capacity.
The 2018 Farnborough International Airshow started with a drumbeat from a cargo viewpoint: Russian Volga-Dnepr Group and its UK subsidiary CargoLogicHolding announced today (17 July) the signing of a package agreement. It includes a letter of intent for 29 Boeing 777 freighters and a fix order for five 747-8 freighters. Total value of the package: US$11.9 billion according to current list price. Read more>
London-based international private equity firm, Cinven has acquired Envirotainer AB from majority shareholder AAC Capital in a deal that values the Stockholm-based refrigerated container company at €1 billion (US$1.17 billion). Read more>
The New Delhi-headquartered Indian national carrier has been in the news during the past months because of its financial woes and the government’s plans to sell off the carrier. These have again been put on ice by India’s government, mainly due to the lack of interest by other carriers or financial institutions. Read more>