For 202, Against 432. The outcome of the House of Commons vote is a slap in the face for Mrs May and her government. Extremely bitter not only for the UK but also the European Union that will be weakened by the decision. Read more >>
Danish logistics group DSV confirmed plans to acquire Switzerland-based Panalpina. The company confirmed an indicative and private proposal to Panalpina’s Board of Directors. Read more >>
The Frankfurt-based carrier ups its Boeing 777 freighter fleet step by step. In previous announcement the management spoke of three Triple Seven freighters that they intended to add to their B777F fleet of five aircraft this year. In a release issued today (16 January) they disclosed plans for a fourth additional B777F. In all, this comprises a jump in transport capacity of nearly 400 tons. And this mustn’t be the end of the line. Read more >>
Are the likes of Amazon, FedEx and UPS getting uneasy about the plans and present developments of Chinese e-commerce giants? On the face of it, they claim not to be worried - but should they be?
On January 1, long-time DHL executive John Pearson became new CEO of DHL Express, succeeding Ken Allen in this function. Right after his promo by DHL parent Deutsche Post AG he delivered an optimistic outlook on the integrator’s 2019 business perspective. This against the background of increasing efforts by e-commerce giants Amazon and Alibaba, two major DHL accounts, to control the supply chain themselves from A to Z. Read more >>
Moscow-based freight carrier AirBridgeCargo transported 700,000-plus tons in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 2 percent. The growth is attributed to new destinations added to the intercontinental network, notably Ho Chi Minh City, Shenzhen, Budapest, and Columbus, Ohio which complemented the airline’s existing routes and opened new market growth opportunities for ABC’s customers, explains the carrier in a release aired today (14 January). Read more >>
At Ostend Airport, air freight throughput leaped 20% in 2018 compared to tonnage handled a year before. However, the management’s optimism about further development is hampered by the uncertainty on the extension of the airport’s environmental permit, enabling night operations.
On January 1, 2019 Mark Hellmann took on the role of CEO of the widespread global partner network of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. He succeeds long-time network chief Michael Claus who will retire at the end of this year. The Osnabrueck and Hamburg, Germany-based company further announces that Gerald Mayrhofer has been appointed new Global Head of Ocean Freight. Read more >>
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The configuration of older passenger aircraft into freighters has become a lucrative business during the past decade or so. In the meantime, there are hundreds of ‘P2F' aircraft operating on behalf of express companies around the world and also for smaller regional airlines, specifically in the Far East and Africa. Read more >>
We reported in an earlier issue of CargoForwarder Global on plans by Nairobi-based Astral Aviation to introduce unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into their operations in order to develop the delivery of air cargo into very remote regions. As far as we know those plans still exist. We take the opportunity however of looking a little closer at Astral’s operations and future plans. Read more >>
In about five years from now, the cargo unit of Polish carrier LOT expects to have taken the top rank among the freight carriers based in an Eastern European country. However, maybe even
earlier because of the stunning profitability, the high load factor on intercontinental routes, the growing fleet of Boeing 787 long-haul aircraft, and their new product portfolio launched in Q3,
These factors in combination with other strategic and organizational levers have led to a sustained upswing of the carrier’s cargo business, claims the unit’s Director, Michal Grochowski. Read more >>