The Turkish freight carrier and DoKaSch Temperature Solutions have inked a Master Rental Agreement, guaranteeing the constant supply of DoKaSch managed Opticooler containers whenever and wherever needed by TK Cargo. This way, the Istanbul-based carrier has constant access to a ULD fleet built for safeguarding the air transport of temperature-critical items of +3 to +30 degrees centigrade – depending on the product. Read more >>
Prior to launching a communication satellite into orbit, an air transport performed by a large AN-124 of the Ukrainian capacity provider was necessary. It took from Bengaluru, India to Cayenne in French Guyana. Read more >>
The D-ALFF registered aircraft landed this morning (19 Feb.) at Frankfurt Airport after a transatlantic ferry flight from Boeing’s production site at Everett, Washington. It is another step in the current fleet rollover program of the carrier with more Triple Seven freighters to come. Read more >>
Both logistics giants have bundled their contract logistics activities in the Chinese market, including Macao and Hong Kong. Responsible for all operational matters is newly founded ‘SF DHL Supply Chain China,’ based in Shanghai. The contract cementing the partnership was inked today (18 Feb.) and runs for ten years. Read more >>
The West African newcomer that started flying only last year, has chosen Aero Cargo, a subsidiary of Paris-based ECS Group, as general sales agent for their air freight business. This way, ECS strengthens its presence in the African market, with Royal Air Maroc belonging already to their mandate airlines.
The Switzerland-based ULD manager has appointed Joseph P Jensen as their Managing Director Customer Experience as of March 4th. He will be based and report directly to CEO Benoit Dumont.
The cargo industry is conservative, old school and lacking innovations. This picture has existed for years and has since solidified. But does that correspond to reality? Rather not,
measured on the enormous technical and operational innovations that have been made lately which modernized and positively changed the industry.
In this exclusive interview with CEO Arnaud Lambert of CHAMP Cargosystems a new game changing example is presented, providing full data access and consignment visibility from A to Z thus ending the black box status of freight shipments. Read more >>
The fight between Russia and the Ukraine on who has the license for the Antonov AN-124 large freighter has been going on for many years and there seems to be no solution in sight. Time starts to run out for the present series of Antonov freighters, and more importantly a replacement is urgently needed. Read more >>
The Saudi Arabian freight airline has signed a pact with King Abdullah Port, located 90 km north of Jeddah. The business partner’s mutual aim is to establish an Air-Sea-Air cargo hub, spurring the fast flow of freight consignments by combining ocean and air transports. Read more >>
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Manila, Philippines-based carrier Cebu Pacific was founded back in 1988 as Cebu Air and in the meantime has made a name for itself as a reliable airline. It is seen as being Asia’s oldest
low-cost carrier and in the meantime with its fleet of just over 50 aircraft also operates from various other secondary hubs in the Philippines to destinations across Asia.
Now, Cebu broadens its business by moving cargo up front. Read more >>
Hamburg, Germany based shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has turned down speculations to follow CMA CGM, adding a supply chain management company such as CEVA to its assets or partnering exclusively with an alike logistics service provider. The same goes for Maersk that interlinked with Damco. “This is no option for us,” explained H-L’s CEO Rolf Habben-Jansen to journalists last week at a press meeting. It was held at legendary Italian CUNEO Restaurant in Hamburg’s famous St. Pauli entertainment district. Read more >>
Many in the airport ground handling scene will remember Alex Verougstraete as being a tough negotiator, but a fair partner and someone who held his business together with a strong
Alex Verougstraete passed away this month during a vacation in Oman. He was 78 years of age.
European plane maker Airbus will cease the production of its flagship A380 in 2021 for lack of customer interest. The decision comes only 16 years after the giant aircraft’s inaugural
flight on behalf of Singapore Airlines took off.
The end of the A380 production program, now announced by EADS Chief Tom Enders, could also terminate the epoch of four engine propelled passenger and cargo aircraft in civil aviation.