From l > r: LATAM Cargo exects Gabriel Oliva, Guido Henke, Andrés Bianchi - photo: hs
From l > r: LATAM Cargo exects Gabriel Oliva, Guido Henke, Andrés Bianchi - photo: hs

Winds have lately changed in the Latin American cargo landscape. Most sub-markets are growing again, leaving the long drought slowly behind. Particularly Brazil, the largest economy south of the Rio Grande, is picking up speed, despite ongoing political turmoil.
A market drop of close to 30 percent on the overall market and nearly 50 percent on central freighter lanes during the last five years: it was the worst ever recession the country has experienced in a long time. If Brazil gets the flu, freight carriers operating in Latin America are likely to get pneumonia. 

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Hahn managers (l > r): John Kohlsaat, Christoph Goetzmann and Alice Huang of Chinese investor HNA, Roger Scheifele - photo: hs
Hahn managers (l > r): John Kohlsaat, Christoph Goetzmann and Alice Huang of Chinese investor HNA, Roger Scheifele - photo: hs

The recent Air Cargo Europe event held alongside the bi-annual Transport & Logistics Trade Fair in Munich gave CargoForwarder Global the chance to question Hahn Airport’s management and representatives of the new owners on the future of the airport. Read more>

IATA Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac issued a clear warning to the Trump administration: Banning personal electronic devices (PEDs) from aircraft cabins and accommodating them in the holds of planes instead, as planned by Washington, could lead to new security risks, not manageable during flight. This way, hazards are only shifted from the passenger decks to the bellies of aircraft, eventually even worsening security, warns de Juniac. Read more>

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The continuous growth of cargo volume confirms that Brussels Airport Company’s strategy is paying off, said CEO Arnaud Feist when presenting the 2016 annual report. Now that a second cargo carrier has decided to pull out, this trend may very well be reversed. Read more>

HQ of Western Global at Estero, Florida
HQ of Western Global at Estero, Florida

In a move which may have surprised many in the industry, Western Global Airlines who’s headquarters are in the U.S. city of Estero, Florida and which has its main operating base at Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, has declared that it is seriously considering entering into the scheduled cargo market. Read more>

The German Airport Association ADV has turned 70. It was a glittering event last Thursday evening attended by 2,200 guests. With the former central building of historic Berlin Tempelhof Airport, the organizers couldn’t have picked a better place for the big ADV feast. This was reflected by the overwhelming resonance, with the ‘who is who’ of the German aviation industry showing up, paying their tributes to the much acknowledged association. Read more>

The landing of the AN-225 at Perth Airport a year ago attracted thousands of aviation enthusiasts.
The landing of the AN-225 at Perth Airport a year ago attracted thousands of aviation enthusiasts.

China and Ukraine aircraft producer Antonov intend launching a technically modernized replica of the legendary six-engine powered AN-225. The rebirth of the giant freighter is part of Beijing’s ambitious space strategy. Read more>

Celebrated their partnership at Munich-held Air Cargo Europe (l > r): Feliks Wandt, LH Cargo, Kiyohisa Nakazawa, ANA Cargo, Annette Kreuziger, LH Cargo, Hiro Murai, ANA Cargo - picture: hs
Celebrated their partnership at Munich-held Air Cargo Europe (l > r): Feliks Wandt, LH Cargo, Kiyohisa Nakazawa, ANA Cargo, Annette Kreuziger, LH Cargo, Hiro Murai, ANA Cargo - picture: hs

Enlarged market access, improved load factors, increased number of shipments: the joint venture kicked off by ANA Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo at the end of 2014 has proved to be beneficial for both sides. Forwarders and shippers are offered greater network options and enhanced uplift capacity. Read more>

Geodis may well be fully owned by the French railway company SNCF, its air cargo business brings in about 50 to 60% of the revenue of the Freight Forwarding division. Accommodating the shippers’ growing need for on-line applications is high on the agenda, says Executive VP Kim Pedersen. Read more>