The year has hardly begun, and Etihad Cargo is already reaping rewards. In addition to being awarded IATA’s Center of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh) last week, this week it became the first Middle East carrier to join Pharma.Aero. Read more >>
Russian media claimed that Moscow-based freight carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) lost many pilots last year to domestic and international airlines, due to salary irregularities and a drop in cargo volumes. In response, ABC speaks of incomplete coverage and rejects such reports. Read more >>
The German Aircargo Club (ACD) elected a new executive committee and honored long-standing members at its Annual General Assembly. In his presentation to the ACD members, leading economist, Norbert Luebben, strongly recommended the aviation industry to embark on an environmental strategy worthy of its name. Read more >>
Air Cargo Netherlands (ACN) pleads for a new freighter initiative at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the months to come, its chairman Ivo Aris said at the organization’s New Year’s reception last week. According to him, the airport’s meagre 2019 traffic figures have proven that the ‘Local Rule 2’ did not bring the hoped-for revival. Read more >>
The AirportCollege is right at the forefront of what digitization and Virtual Reality have to offer and spent 2019 designing the training of the future with the launch of The Next Generation Training Development Initiative. Read more >>
… for perishables. A stunning 85% of all shipments connecting to other destinations from Guarulhos consists of temperature sensitive goods.
A new cooler costing US$3.5 million and encompassing 1,637m², further strengthens the role of GRU within the Latin American carrier’s wide-ranging network. Read more >>
Shell Ventures, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world's leading and controversially disputed enterprises in the oil, gas, and petrochemicals industry, has invested in InstaFreight, a fast-growing provider of digital services for forwarding agents concentrating on road transports. The cash flow will support InstaFreight’s plans to digitalize the utilization of trucking capacity on a broader scale throughout Europe. Read more >>
The flight tax that the Dutch government is planning to introduce will not improve the environmental impact of flying, both the Dutch logistic stakeholders and TIACA claim. It will provide another incentive for cargo companies to take their business elsewhere, says airfreight consultant Rogier Spoel of the entrepreneurs’ association evofenedex. Read more >>
Nallian’s Slot Booking application launched successfully in the second half of 2019, increased ground handler LACHS’ productivity by 33% already within the first 6 months of implementation. A remarkable success story. Read more >>
Apart from the global decline of air cargo volumes, Brussels Airport was also hit by social unrest in 2019. Last year also brought a further roll-out of Air Cargo Belgium-led digitization projects. With the start of 2020, the airport’s cargo department has gone through a major overhaul. Read more >>
Looking back on another good year, Liège Airport is preparing for the Alibaba operation to take off. It fits perfectly into the business model the airport has set, says VP Commercial, Steven Verhasselt.
Bad news for traditional providers of security devices: Their business might come under increasing pressure in the months and years ahead. Indirectly this is caused by Bellevue, Washington-based Alitheon, a U.S. developer of artificial intelligence systems. Their trailblazing new reconnaissance systems enable the fast identification of product tampering, counterfeiting and security threats. This might be a game changer in securing air freight as well as products of other businesses. Read more >>
Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Gender Equality, emerging technologies, biometrics, real-time tracking… In his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas last week (07-10JAN20), Delta Air Lines’ CEO, Ed Bastian ticked all the boxes, proudly outlining a host of innovative activities and reeling off performance statistics other airlines can but dream of. Read more >>
RP handles one million international parcels a day, runs 42,000 post offices, has 350,000 staff on its payroll, and operates 17,000 vehicles: Moscow-headquartered Russian Post is the largest Russian logistics enterprise. However, innovative business models have not been part of its repertoire in the past – until now. Read more >>
Moscow is determined to modernize their aging Antonov 124-100Ms operated by the Russian Military. If nothing is done, the large aircraft’s lifespan will draw to a close in a few years, and this would tear a hole in the country’s transport chain of heavy and oversized cargo. Despite ongoing conversations and concepts made public on various occasions, there is no substitute in sight that could replace the “Ruslans.” Read more >>