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Month: July 2016

Domestic and international packages make up for weak freight at UPS

UPS has seen second quarter net profits increase by 3.2 per cent to $1.27 billion with US domestic and international

New Chicago service centre for DHL

DHL has expanded its operations in Chicago with the opening of a new service centre facility which sits just north

Europe and North America drive Dimerco sales revenue

Dimerco Express Group has seen sales revenue increase by 4.7 per cent to 7.6 billion Taiwanese dollars ($237 million) in

Stakes sold in Nice and Lyon airports

The winning bidders for the sale of 60 per cent in French regional airports Nice Cote d’Azur and Lyon-Saint-Expury been

Pockets of opportunity despite slow growth rates for American

American Airlines Cargo has faced the same headwinds with slowing growth rates, but senior manager – cargo strategy and partnerships,

New e-booking platform launched by WebCargo

WebCargo has launched an e-booking platform in partnership with the ECS Group – directly within the system that forwarders have

Wild card events and tsunami of regulations

Air forwarders are seeing flat growth as they face wild-card events this year and ever more regulation, Airforwarders Association (AfA)

IAG Cargo sees first half revenue and tonnage fall

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) has seen cargo revenue fall by 6.9 per cent in the first half of 2016

AAT to pioneer RFID ULD tag technology at HK

Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT) is to introduce a radio-frequency identification (RFID) ULD tag for pre-packed cargo at Hong Kong International

IATA: Sluggish trade, Brexit and weak demand all risks to air cargo

Airfreight’s momentum is at risk from a sluggish trade outlook, the aftermath of Brexit and weak demand, though strong consumer

POP sees post-Brexit cargo opportunities

POP says the UK’s decision to leave the European Union offers potential new opportunities for cargo as it plans services

Malaysia Airlines orders up to 50 Boeing 737 MAX

Malaysia Airlines has ordered up to 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The order is for 25 737 MAX 8 airplanes,

Cargo at Changi grows 7.8 % in June

Changi Airport has seen cargo volumes grow 7.8 per cent in June, having welcomed new freighter services from K-Mile Air

DHL to spend $137m to cater for booming cross border e-commerce

Deutsche Post DHL Group is to spend $137 million on upgrading US domestic and cross-border e-commerce capabilities, to cater for

AAPA: Asia Pacific remains subdued despite modest growth in June

Air cargo saw “modest growth” of 4.1 per cent in June 2016 while overall demand remains subdued, the Association of

Boeing makes second quarter loss of $234 million

Boeing made a loss of $234 million in the second quarter of 2016, which it says is due to reclassification

AF-KLM reduces cargo losses and aims to break even in 2017

Air France KLM has reduced its cargo losses to 116 million euros ($127.5 million), and continues in its aim of

ICAO chief urges focus on air cargo security to reduce delays and losses

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and World Customs Organization (WCO) must to “everything” to prevent the severe delays, disruptions

US-based freighter operator Amerijet changes ownership

Florida-based freighter operator Amerijet has a new owner after being sold by private equity investment firm H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.). H.I.G.

Aeronaves orders fourth AEI MD-82SF converted freighter

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has received a fourth order for an MD-82SF converted freighter from Mexico-based Aeronaves. AEI will start modifying

DHL signs deal with cobalt and nickel firm in Madagascar

DHL Global Forwarding has agreed an initial three-year Global Freight Forwarding agreement with Ambatovy in Madagascar. Ambatovy is a joint

Amazon to team up with UK Government to test drones

Online retail giant Amazon is teaming up with the UK Government to start testing flying drones – also known as

US – Mexico cargo services to increase with Air Transport Agreement

Cargo services between the US and Mexico are likely to increase following the new Air Transport Agreement coming into force.

Industry videos to be filmed at TIACA ACF 2016

Air cargo businesses can be part of the official International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) ‘Industry Views’ videos at TIACA’s Air

Turkish Airlines fires staff with alleged coup links

Turkish Airlines has fired 211 employees alleged to have links with the failed coup, which took place on 15 and

ESC chairman, Denis Choumert joins TIACA board

European Shippers’ Council (ESC) chairman, Denis Choumert has been appointed to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) board of directors.

Leipzig/Halle passes 500,000t mark in first half of 2016

Leipzig/Halle Airport has passed for half million tonne mark in six months for the first time in its history, having

ACSV in Hanoi goes live with Hermes system

Cargo handler – Air Cargo Services of Vietnam (ACSV) – based at Hanoi International Airport has gone live with the

Lack of capacity causing ‘substantial damage’ to UK

The UK is losing up to £6.7 million ($8.8 million) a day due to lack of capacity, and the UK

Premium products the main focus for Swiss

SWISS WorldCargo is investing in premium products, which are performing well while overall demand proves sluggish, head of marketing Alain

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