Obviously, CHAMP Cargosystems doesn’t feel like being a dinosaur, facing extinction sooner or later. Instead, the management of the Cargo Management System (CMS) provider assures that the
company is in a comfortable situation. In this context they refer to their phenomenal 85 percent market share in messaging, accounting for 53 percent of the global market share. Two thirds of
their customers belong to the top 25 leading carriers, such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific or Japan Airlines.
Impressive figures indeed, announced by CEO Arnaud Lambert on several occasions. But – caution – they are deceiving as well. Because they conceal the fact that the market position of the SITA/Cargolux daughter is increasingly challenged by agile newcomers. This gradual loss of significance is caused by a multitude of mutually depending factors, particularly management shortcomings and insufficient supervision by their equity holders. Read more >>
Last week, we exclusively reported that Cargolux decided to re-insource many of the IT services so far provided by CHAMP Cargosytems. Our article has triggered a tremendous response. Read more >>
In the past The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has been criticised for what many saw as a lack of input into issues which they should have tackled on behalf of the air cargo community. This has changed during the past twelve months after there was a change at the top and the new heads, Sebastiaan Scholte, Steven Polmans and Vladimir Zubkov took up the reins. Since then there has been a distinct move within TIACA to react to problems and problem areas in air cargo. Two recent events have highlighted this even more. Read more >>
On 5 December Alibaba-owned Cainiao Group and Liege Airport sealed their contract on the 50-year lease for a 22-ha site at the airport. FedEx will get a fierce competitor at LGG. Or will it? Read more >>
IN BRIEF - THE LATEST AIR CARGO INDUSTRY NEWS. Read more >>
The airport handling business has never been easy and airlines are always on the look-out for better terms and conditions in order to keep costs down. Much of the burden of this is handed down to the handlers who must always try to stay on the alert to ensure that their structures are also keyed towards profitability and better service. Read more >>
It is just over a year ago that Berlin-based cargo.one, a platform for booking and marketing air freight capacity, was incepted by Moritz Clausen, Mike Roetgers and Oliver Neumann. The
three came up with the idea of offering what they term as ‘the first booking platform of its kind offering and booking dynamic freight rates.’
The company has in the meantime moved two steps further in firming up their position in the market.
Following a tender, LD3 Technologies of Woburn, Massachusetts has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to install new radiation monitoring portals at ports of entry throughout the USA. This way preventing unauthorised nuclear goods coming into the country. Read more >>
The Lufthansa Group mourns the loss of their former Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Mayrhuber.
He died on 1 December after a long-lasting illness at the age of 71. Read more >>
Cargolux and CHAMP – that was quite a love affair two decades ago. But as time passed by the fire cooled down somewhat. Meanwhile the Luxembourg-based freight carrier is evaluating modes to exit the partnership and inhouse many IT services again that had formerly been outsourced to its IT service provider. Read more >>
Hainan Airlines, the carrier affiliated with embattled conglomerate HNA Group and China’s fourth-largest carrier, plans to borrow 7.5 billion yuan (US$1.1 billion) from a Chinese bank syndicate, an Asian Times report said, adding that the National Development Bank (NDB) will be the lead and agent bank, which will provide the company with 1.5 billion yuan. Read more >>
A little over eight years ago Istanbul-based Celebi Aviation positioned themselves in the German air cargo market by building and moving into their own dedicated warehouse and office facilities at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South. Much has happened since then - some of it good and some not up to expectations of the Celebi management. Read more >>