Guillaume Halleux, former Vice President Cargo Asia Pacific at Qatar Airways, follows departing Ulrich Ogiermann as Chief Cargo Officer. The French national, formerly based in Singapore, has already taken Uli’s chair at the carrier’s Doha headquarters. Read more>

TIACA’s Hall of Fame which was founded in 1997 to recognise and  honour members of the aviation industry who have greatly contributed to the development of the air cargo industry, has a long list of 50 members on their walls. These range from aviation pioneers such as Oleg Antonov and Martin Schroeder to air cargo stalwarts who include John Emery Jr, Jacques Ancher, Ned Wallace, Chris Chapman and many more. Read more>

The slot problems at AMS will bring Brussels Airport 10 to 12 extra freighter flights per week, says Head of Cargo Steven Polmans. Yet, he sees no specific reason for celebration. On the landside, the airport carries on with its expansion and upgrading programme. Read more>

Silk Way West will get two additional Boeing 747-8 freighters
Silk Way West will get two additional Boeing 747-8 freighters

The Baku, Azerbaijan-based carrier is one of the best-kept secrets in the cargo industry. Without much fuss or PR activities, it continually grows its business. Now the further upping of its freighter fleet is just around the corner. Read more>

IN BRIEF, THE LATEST CARGO AIRLINE INDUSTRY NEWS. Read more>

Cologne-Bonn Airport enjoys a strong demand for freight transport, particularly in the e-commerce driven express segment. Passenger figures are also increasing, reaching a record level in 2017 according to the airport’s forecast. Read more>

ULD provider DoKaSch Temperature Solutions is growing its customer portfolio step by step. After gaining Qatar Cargo last August as new client for leasing their active cool containers, Saudia Cargo becomes the next utilizer of DoKaSch provided Opticoolers for transporting temperature critical items.
No doubt, DoKaSch’s business is thriving. Triggered by fast growing demand, the Frankfurt-based ULD provider has recently decided to expand its fleet of RAP Opticooler boxes, to surpass 500 units soon. Not really a surprising step given the fact that the company is in promising negotiations with a number of additional carriers that are interested in using the cool boxes to transport their temp sensitive shipments from A to Z at constant climate conditions. This way protecting the value of their shipments, reducing the risk posed by spoiled goods. Read more>

Lufthansa takes over large parts of the insolvent airline Air Berlin. Both companies announced to ink a purchase agreement this noon (19 Oct). All Air Berlin employment contracts will be cancelled, affecting roughly 8,000 staff. Read more>

The ABC volumes at Liege will be handled by LACHS - courtesy: LGG
The ABC volumes at Liege will be handled by LACHS - courtesy: LGG

Last Monday Liege Airport has welcomed its first flight form AirBridgeCargo Airlines. The company will connect LGG with three origins/destinations in the U.S., supplemented by feeder flights to and from Shermetyevo. Read more>

Singapore-listed Global Logistic Properties (GLP), the largest warehouse owner in Asia, has acquired European logistics business Gazeley in a €2.4bn (US$3.8 billion) deal. Read more>

Countless books and white papers have been written during the past three to four decades on the dangers facing the transport community when Hazardous Materials are not packed, labeled and shipped properly. This subject is probably the most important one for the air cargo industry and recent mishaps centred particularly around the movement of lithium components by air, have shown that despite everyone knowing what Hazmat means - many still ignore or are not au-fait with regulations. Read more>