Lufthansa's logistics subsidiary reports an adjusted EBIT of 772 million euros in fiscal 2020, compared to just 1 million euros in 2019. This is a record result in the 26-year history of the crane airline’s cargo daughter, resulting from global capacity scarcity and high air freight rates in Covid-19 times. Lufthansa CEO, Carsten Spohr delivered these figures today (04MAR21) during a virtual presentation of the aviation group's 2020 annual results.
The Latin American airline will grow its cargo fleet substantially within the coming three years by transfiguring as many as 8 Boeing 767-300 Extended Range passenger aircraft into freighters. The conversions, done by the aircraft’s producer Boeing, will be accomplished in two steps. Read more >>
There have been a few Air-Sea initiatives over the past decade – most recently Maersk’s move to air charters in OCT20, yet what is happening now is “truly unique”: two French companies, both world leaders in their industries, have joined together to establish a partnership in making the creation of CMA CGM AIR CARGO a success. CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the air freight division of CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, will see its first flight on 08MAR21. The world’s third largest ocean freight company, CMA CGM, has chosen the world’s largest integrated GSSA, ECS Group, to market its offering. CFG spoke to ECS Group CEO, Adrien Thominet about this unparalleled development.
Three new routes have been added to the DSV Air Charter Network in an effort to combat the continuing lack of capacity crippling not just air freight but also sea freight. The first began on 21FEB21, with a weekly service from Luxembourg – Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil offering 100 tons of capacity per flight. Read more >>
In line with Re:EL (Regional Electrified Logistics) – a year-long Swedish initiative run by Vinnova and aimed at bringing vehicle manufacturers, logistics companies, and energy suppliers together to establish and expand a network to support electric HGV logistics flows – DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks have teamed up to test longer distance road feeder services. Read more >>
The air logistics training and consultancy company, Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI), recently opened an office in Florida (FLA), USA. This way, it is extending its global footprint further. Read more >>
… and commemorate the occasion with a special livery. 26FEB21 marked the 100th freighter flight jointly carried out by the two companies, this time to bring back 39 tons of latex gloves from Penang, Malaysia. CargoForwarder Global was invited to Vienna Airport, to view the freshly decorated B777-200, registration OE-LPA, otherwise fondly referred to as Papa Alpha. Read more >>
Air freight has long played an important role at Vienna Airport (VIE), traditionally contributing 4% to the operator’s total annual turnover. However, this will be different in fiscal 2020, since the pandemic has catapulted cargo into a top position, as will become evident next Thursday (04MAR21) when the management presents the annual report. Read more >>
The integrator has secured additional transportation capacity, based on two deals inked last week. On Wednesday (24FEB21), DHL and SmartLynx Malta signed a partnership agreement aimed at introducing two P2F-converted A321-200 aircraft to DHL’s fleet. A day later (25FEB21), DHL and leisure airline Condor reached an accord on B767 capacity utilization. Read more >>
It has been a busy week over at Kuehne+Nagel, with its acquisition of freight forwarder Apex, its strategic partnership with Jointown, a Chinese pharma specialist, and the handling of the first Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines shipment. Read more >>
Innovation and digitization will allow the logistics industry to catch up with the evolution its shipping clients are experiencing. The first of four ‘Airfreight Upward’ webinars, a new project organized by Air Cargo Belgium, brought some insights. Read more >>
One of the largest container ports on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea is to be built in Swinoujscie, Poland, just five kilometers off the German border and adjacent to the fashionable holiday island, Usedom. Once established, it will be able to process up to 2 million TEU p.a. and serve the largest vessels navigating in the Baltic Sea. However, resistance to the scheme is growing, primarily because of the expected negative impact on the environment, particularly with regard to deforestation and water pollution. Read more >>
With its roughly 33 million inhabitants, Peru is the fourth biggest country in South America by population. To date (28FEB21), 1,324,000 million people in Peru have been infected with
COVID-19 and over 46,300 have died. How is the virus changing people’s lives – and especially those of shipping line Hapag-Lloyd’s employees?
In the company’s “My life with COVID-19” series, Hapag-Lloyd Communications Director, Nils Haupt (NH) and his team focus on the most affected countries to get first-hand information from the local staff on how their lives have changed since MAR20.
In this issue, Joana Hidalgo (JH), a 23-year-old Sales Steering Trainee in Lima, Peru, speaks about her personal experiences. Read more >>