Newcomer Air Belgium has been granted its AOC and will launch flights between Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BCSA) and Hong Kong this April. The carrier will also take belly cargo, even if the runway at Charleroi puts some limitations on tonnage uplift. Read more>
The German freight carrier reports operating profits of €242 million in fiscal year 2017. It is one of the best financial results ever achieved in the company’s history, after suffering
losses of €50 million during the previous year.
Only days before the financial figures were aired, the carrier presented itself at a “Cargovention” named event as an innovation driver, eager to lift logistics processes rapidly to the next – digitalized – level.
Zurich, Switzerland-based Unilode Aviation Solutions, the global provider of outsourced Unit Load Device (ULD) management, have come up with a new plan which in their words will accelerate the digital transformation for ULD management solutions for their customers. Read more>
The LATAM Cargo top management expects 2018 to become a thrilling year, with many changes taking place. These include the realignment of the freighter fleet, network expansions, the implementation of a new IT system, door-to-door transport offers and the upcoming joint venture agreements with American Airlines and IAG Cargo. Many challenging tasks waiting to be accomplished, transforming the carrier’s business from the ground up. Read more>
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The name squAIR-timber might not at the moment mean much to most of our readers. However, airlines across the globe are constantly involved in finding new measures to reduce the weight of their aircraft and hence, save fuel and cut costs further. This is where maybe squAIR-timber could end up being an added bonus for the air cargo industry. Read more>
Gold is a precious metal which many tend to hoard in smaller or larger quantities to sometimes use as a bartering tool in case the world’s economic situation gets to a stage where only gold counts. So, why try and pave an aircraft runway with it, as was the case recently in the far eastern part of Russia.
First voices recommend to demolish the unfinished Berlin Brandenburg International Airport, better known by its acronym BER and to start building a new airport from scratch instead. So advocated by Eurowings’ boss Thorsten Dirks last weekend in a report published by Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
The renowned Air Cargo Club Germany (ACD) launches a new format: Instead of usually discussing cargo topics in conference rooms, the association’s next meeting takes place within the Perishable Center located at the air side of Rhine-Main Airport. This way, participants not only get first-hand information provided by pharma experts but get enduring impressions as well, the organizer claims. Read more>
Lufthansa Cargo has plans on their table targeting forwarding agents to pay fines for shipments based on their continued use of paper air waybills. Some time ago forwarders were
urging LH Cargo to offer them a financial bonus if they (the agents) were to implement e-AWBs into their systems. These hopes are dashed after the carrier decided to introduce fees for paper
Moreover CargoForwarder Global was informed by sources close to the case that the freight carrier is in advanced negotiations for upping its capacity by leasing or purchasing an additional Triple Seven Freighter. Read more>
It seems as Brussels Airport’s managers have firmly set their eyes on further expansion for their air cargo product. They announced on Friday 9. March that over the coming three years a total of EUR 100 million has been allocated for the addition of new logistics buildings at the airport. Read more>
Chinese media report that a 51% subsidiary of China National Aviation Fuel Group Corp, Guangzhou-based South China Bluesky Aviation Oil Co. has threatened to cease supplying fuel to the airline subsidiaries of cash-strapped HNA Group if the company doesn't pay off five months of overdue fuel bills by the end of this week. Read more>