The Chinese e-commerce trade is booming and multiplying at an amazing rate. Chinese carriers such as SF Express, YTO Airlines and the China Post are all busy with setting up new hubs, increasing their fleets and adding new domestic and regional destinations to their operations. An intermodal air-rail concept is now in the process of being set up to ensure quicker delivery to end consumers throughout this vast country. Read more>

In today’s issue of CargoForwarder Global we continue our portraits of some of those men and women who are essential for the seamless handling of air freight shipments.
Here we portrait  Mato Filipovic, Duty Supervisor at Frankfurt-based LUG aircargo handling. Why Mato? - simply because we found out that he is our 18.888th subscriber to CFG and discovered that he regularly follows air freight developments  there. Read more>

Mercedes-Benz said its plans to be the first automotive manufacturer to launch in vehicle 3 word address navigation. The announcement follows Daimler’s partnership with the innovative addressing system what3words, which uses just three words to describe very precise locations. Read more>

Photo: l > r: Reka Sebestyen, Head of Property Development and Leasing, Rene Droese, Property and Cargo Director BUD Airport, Jozsef Kossuth, Cargo Manager BUD Airport
Photo: l > r: Reka Sebestyen, Head of Property Development and Leasing, Rene Droese, Property and Cargo Director BUD Airport, Jozsef Kossuth, Cargo Manager BUD Airport

Hungary’s capital city airport, Budapest did not have an easy time some years back when the Hungarian national carrier, Malev, went bankrupt and cargo volumes at the airport’s then rather dilapidated handling facilities dropped drastically.
Things have changed for the better. Read more>

Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co. has made a formal offer to buy all the shares of Singapore-listed logistics and warehousing firm CWT Ltd. Read more>

As of early September all Cargolux flights into and out of Dubai World Central (DWC) are being handled exclusively by Emirates SkyCargo. The move is part of the Emirates - Cargolux cooperation agreement that was signed by both carriers in May of this year. Read more>

IN BRIEF, THE LATEST CARGO AIRLINE INDUSTRY NEWS. Read more>

In the battle for supermarket shoppers, Australia's grocery giant Woolworths has announced that it is making its “Pick Up” click and collect service available nationally across Australia. Read more>

Which MTOW is correct – 67 or 73 tons? Pictured here is a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Frankfurt-Hahn  -  courtesy HHN
Which MTOW is correct – 67 or 73 tons? Pictured here is a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Frankfurt-Hahn - courtesy HHN

Ryanair is suing the German traffic controller DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH demanding half a million euros to be paid back to the Irish airline for – from their point of view – unlawfully levied landing and takeoff charges. The trial will take place on Tuesday, 19 September. Read more>

The 2007 incepted HR consulting & recruiting company Facts & Skills, specialized in logistics and the supply chain, runs offices in Hamburg, Germany, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China. F&S founder Markus Bock and his Chinese partner Vivian Ding informed CargoForwarder Global exclusively about similarities and differences in both search markets. The outcome of the comparison is based on their daily doing and insights. Read more>