DHL Aviation is the first company at Brussels Airport to obtain a license for the BE-GATE e-commerce customs clearance portal of the Belgian customs authority. Upon its launch, Belgian Finance minister Alexander De Croo said that BE-GATE is a vital instrument for swift e-commerce flows in Belgium.
Sometime criticized for what some see as slow reactions to pressing air cargo demands and needs, IATA came up with an interesting paper at this year’s World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Singapore. It lists what the organization sees as the three main Air Cargo Priorities for the coming years.
The Indian government of premier Narenda Modi, which is facing a general election in the coming two months, has asked state-run banks to swap debt for equity in Indian carrier Jet Airways and thus save the struggling airline, several media report. They indicate that major shareholder Etihad Airways is apparently contemplating exiting the troubled carrier. Read more >>
New title for Steven Polmans as of April 1st, and exciting times ahead for him: He will become Director Cargo and Logistics at Brussel Airport. This puts him in control of all cargo related processes and decisions taken by BRU’s management, including real estate matters. Read more >>
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The German container liner Hapag-Lloyd AG has weathered the storms of the past. Seen by the Group’s increased earnings in 2018 and the positive outlook delivered by the company’s management at the annual press conference held at their Hamburg, Germany headquarters last Friday. Read more >>
Florian Pfaff, Lufthansa Cargo’s Vice President Germany leaves Frankfurt to become Vice President Asia Pacific for the German carrier. This was announced by Lufthansa Cargo today (21
March). He follows Australian national Frank Naeve in this position.
Naeve, who exits the cargo arm of the German airline, has been appointed Lufthansa Group Vice President Airline Sales for The Americas, based in New York. Read more >>
The real estate manager decided to add 5,500 square meters to its already large World Cargo Center (WCC) located in the vicinity of Hamburg Airport. Sole tenant of the additional space will be logistics company Hellmann that requires additional room for their air and ocean freight business. Read more >>
Indonesia-based logistics startup Kargo has raised a US$7.6 million seed funding round led by Sequoia Capital India. Among the companies participating in the funding were Travis Kalanick’s 10100 fund; Pandu Sjahrir’s Agaeti Ventures; Patrick Walujo, co-founder of Northstar Group; Intudo Ventures; Zhenfund; ATM Capital; and Innoven Capital. Read more >>
UK-based Carousel Logistics which is headquartered in Kent has tak-en over time critical spare parts supplier BDA Logistics Innovation for an undisclosed purchase price. The move strengthens Carousel’s po-sition in mainland Europe, the UK and Ireland, says the company. Read more >>
Today, the cargo arm of the German carrier presented its second best financial results ever, with the adjusted EBIT for 2018 reaching 263 million euros, up 5 million euros on 2017.
Subsidiaries such as Jettainer, PACTL, time:matters or JV AeroLogic contributed 37 million euros to the carrier’s 2018 earnings.
However, profits won’t continue to rise at this rate forever, seen by the many challenges the entire industry is facing in 2019. Read more >>
The Hungarian capital’s airport Budapest Liszt Ferenc has been making a name for itself during the past couple of years with their expansion plans and good passenger and cargo results. They have also tied up with Düsseldorf and Hamburg airports in order to combine synergies on marketing and sales strategies, as well as making inroads into China. Read more >>