What many had already expected has now become a certainty. The first joint event of TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum (ACF) and Messe München scheduled to be held in Miami this November has been canceled. It will instead take place in two years’ time: from 8-10 November 2022, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Prior to this, in the fall of 2021, both partners plan a substitute event in California, providing the air freight and supply chain community with a platform to meet, connect, learn, and embrace new business opportunities, both announce in a joint release on 05AUG20. Read more >>
Leipzig/Halle, Saxony-based carrier CargoLogic Germany has restructured its leading team after taking to the air just 9 months ago. The decision, backed by Russian investor Volga-Dnepr, comes as no surprise, and is intended to end a deepening rift between the different actors running the carrier. Whether this wish will be successful, however, is questionable. Read more >>
"Freight Expectations: How air-cargo can adapt to a new reality” was the title of the webinar hosted by FlightGlobal and sponsored by SmartKargo on 30JUL20. Moderated by FlightGlobal’s Head of Strategic Content, Murdo Morrison, and featuring a panel made up of Olivier Houri, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, SmartKargo, Abhi Shah, Chief Revenue Officer, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Tim Strauss, Vice President, Cargo, Air Canada, and Paul Stoddart, Chairman and Founder, European Aviation Group, the webinar looked at ‘preighter’ and cargo demand and supply over the next 6 months, the longer-term trend in airfreight, and what opportunities there were for airlines to exploit.
The 2018 incepted air cargo management group is still focusing its business on trade lanes between the Far East, namely China, and the African continent, but has also become increasingly active in other markets, predominantly Europe and The Americas, states Juergen Anwander, the group’s General Manager also responsible for media. Read more >>
Gebrüder Weiss is clearly set on implementing its global logistics strategy as well as establishing itself as in eCommerce logistics market leader in Austria. In the last week alone, it has opened a huge “Home Delivery” warehouse in Vienna, Austria, and, on 29JUL20, announced its acquisition of Ipsen Logistics’ Air & Sea business, following the signing of the contract over in Bremen, Germany. Read more >>
Flowers, hugs, and a big farewell: the 31AUG20 will probably always be remembered by Gerton Hulsman as it marks his last day in the office at Flughafen Dusseldorf Cargo GmbH, where the energetic and dynamic cargo professional and grand seigneur headed the organization for the last 13 years. Looking at this approaching date, he is already overcome by mixed feelings, melancholy, paired with the emotions and a certain pain of farewell. Read more >>
Some forwarding companies in Brussels Airport were prepared to share the extent of their exposure to the Covid-19 crisis with CargoForwarder Global. Size, niches, and specific markets appear to play a role. Better yields provide the silver lining. Read more >>
Since being kicked off by Lufthansa Cargo’s sports group “Cargo Bulls” in 2015, a Frankfurt-held evening run has taken place every year during summer – appreciated by a large and
constantly growing number of participants.
This year, the run had to be cancelled due to the risk of Covid-19 infections. Instead, it is being held “virtually”, whereby participants can run individually and in any given place. Those wanting to take part, pay a participation fee (15 euros each) which goes to supporting Lufthansa Cargo's Cargo Human Care projects in Kenya. Read more >>
Following the inception of time:matters America, Inc. on 09JUL20, the Speedy Gonzales of same-day delivery services has now widened its reach by establishing a nationwide air network
within the U.S., encompassing 89 stations, thus connecting all key economic centers across the States. “This is a major step in our strategy of global expansion and an attractive domestic
door-to-door transport offer for our local customers,” time:matters’ COO Lars Krosch emphasizes. Read more>>
Raising USD 18.6 million (EUR 15.84 million) in venture funding in today’s environment, when many are looking for loans or bailouts, speaks for itself when it comes to the rapid growth of
the world’s first real-time ebooking platform. cargo.one can now follow through on its plans to expand to North America and Asia. Read more >>
Covid-19 is affecting many airlines, but Gulf carrier Emirates Airlines (EK) is suffering most because of its large A380 fleet that cannot be operated profitably due to lacking market
demand. Side-lining a great number of the double-deckers, thus dwarfing itself, or merging with neighboring Etihad are two options currently on the agenda.
The concerns of its Gulf peers are good news for rivaling Qatar Airways, given its fleet advantages. Read more >>
How do you think air cargo is going develop short, medium, and long-term? In the first of a STAT Trade Times trilogy on “Air cargo in the time of a pandemic” the focus was on “the now, the next and the new normal”, and looked at challenges, outlooks, and creating opportunities in an uncertain, unexpected situation. Read more >>
Brussels Airport’s cargo department has announced healthy figures for last June, even if the results for the first semester are still negative. While some airlines moved out temporarily, some increased their operations and Amerijet moved in. Read more >>
The optimism displayed by the Brussels Airport cargo team is not shared wholeheartedly by the freight forwarders. Their ups and downs are heavily impacted by the type of commodity. Read more >>
“Not the film!” Freightos CMO, Eytan Buchman says, laughing. With “Matrix”, he is referring to WebCargo’s “Matrix View” – an innovative, dynamic, and real-time capacity overview that goes live for all WebCargo users this week. CFG talked to him and to pilot user, Quim Sangés, Air Import/Export Coordinator at Spanish freight forwarding company M.C. TRINTER, S.A., about this latest eBooking innovation. Read more >>
Even though many airlines are reducing the number of their “preighters” meanwhile, there will still be passenger aircraft used as freighters in the coming years. For this reason, Dresden, Germany-based aircraft converter EFW has developed a new transport box that is exactly adapted to the dimensions of common Airbus and Boeing cabins. Read more >>
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