Cargolux’s helmsman Richard Forson has unveiled details of the Henan Cargo Airlines (HCA) project, his carrier will hold 25 percent of the shares. The contract for setting the newcomer on track was signed on 11 June in Beijing by its future stakeholders, much applauded by the attending Chinese and Luxembourgian politicians. Read more>

DHL A300F taxiing in front of Etihad Hangar - courtesy DHL
DHL A300F taxiing in front of Etihad Hangar - courtesy DHL

DHL Supply Chain seems to have caught a big fish: The signing of a Letter of Intent with Etihad Airways Engineering aimed to enhance the Arabian carrier’s MRO business is a significant step, opening up new opportunities. Read more>

Air New Zealand faces penalties in Australian cartel case
Air New Zealand faces penalties in Australian cartel case

The High Court of Australia last week ruled that price fixing agreements entered into between Air New Zealand Ltd (Air NZ), PT Garuda Indonesia Ltd (Garuda), and other international airlines, which occurred between 2002 and 2006, breached Australia’s competition law. Read more>

Once the rising star in the aviation world - India has it seems now taken a back seat with regards to modernizing and expanding its aviation product.
This applies also to the Indian airfreight market which although large, is still treading water.
What will happen to change this? Read more>

DHL Express technicians have developed a tool named Large Automated Conveying System (LACS), capable of processing large or bulky shipments in no time. Utilizing the Lifter for processing the cumbersome goods speeds up ground processes and enhances the overall performance further, states the integrator. At DHL, they speak of a trailblazing innovation. Read more>

Ascendas-Singbridge has over 30 million sq. ft of industrial space across Asia-Pacific
Ascendas-Singbridge has over 30 million sq. ft of industrial space across Asia-Pacific

Singapore-based logistics provider Ascendas-Singbridge has signed a joint venture agreement with India's real estate firm Firstpace Realty in Mumbai. Under the agreement, both parties will invest up to US$ 600 million in new warehousing facilities over the next five years in India. Read more>

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Singapore Post (SingPost), the country's postal service provider, has launched an initiative named SmartPost that will utilise wireless and digital technologies to increase postal service quality and improve operational efficiency. Read more>

Hapag-Lloyd’s “Guayaquil Express“ is the fourth out of an order of five 10,500 TEU vessels built in South Korea - photos: hs
Hapag-Lloyd’s “Guayaquil Express“ is the fourth out of an order of five 10,500 TEU vessels built in South Korea - photos: hs

It was a graceful, joyful, cheerful event but also an obstacle-laden show which took place last Friday at the port of Hamburg – the christening of the 10,500 TEU vessel “Guayaquil Express.” Caprices of the weather god and a blunt axe triggered the two hiccups. Read more>

Amerijet will operate Boeing 767Fs on the segment MIA-BRU-MIA - company courtesy
Amerijet will operate Boeing 767Fs on the segment MIA-BRU-MIA - company courtesy

The carrier has revealed plans to launch cargo flights between Brussels and Miami, starting in mid-2018. A Boeing 767F will operate the route. Read more>

All set for the bear’s flight: boarding passes held up by Berlin Zoo’s Vet Andreas Ochs (left) and LH Cargo’s Joerg Bodenroeder - credit: LH Cargo
All set for the bear’s flight: boarding passes held up by Berlin Zoo’s Vet Andreas Ochs (left) and LH Cargo’s Joerg Bodenroeder - credit: LH Cargo

It’s not often that big panda bears get the chance to fly first class. This seems however to be the case for Chinese panda’s being readied for shipment from China to Germany. Read more>

Henan Cargo Airlines will presumably operate Boeing 747 freighter aircraft, similar to the CV aircraft shown here  -  picture: hs
Henan Cargo Airlines will presumably operate Boeing 747 freighter aircraft, similar to the CV aircraft shown here - picture: hs

The Cargolux project in Zhengzhou, China, moves forward but under a different name as formerly announced: the new freight carrier will bear the name of Henan Cargo Airlines instead of Cargolux China. Cargolux will be responsible for the newcomer’s global sales activities. Read more>