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Month: August 2016

UPS pilots agree to new contract

UPS pilots represented by the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) – today ratified a new five-year labour agreement after months of

CSafe expands footprint into Europe buying Kalibox

CSafe Global has completed the acquisition of France-based cool chain packaging firm Kalibox – extending its footprint into Europe. The

Aeroflot cargo revenue up 17% while group returns to profit

Aeroflot’s cargo revenue has increased by 17.5 per cent in the first half of 2016 while the airline returned to

Uzbekistan Airways carries humanitarian aid on first 787 flight

Uzbekistan Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, and used the inaugural flight to carry humanitarian aid.

Freightos acquires rate management provider WebCargoNet

Online freight marketplace Freightos has acquired air cargo rate management provider WebCargoNet. The company says this acquisition creates the world’s

Hearts race as Porsche 356 flies from Belgium to Canada

Hearts were racing when international freight forwarder a. hartrodt (Belgium) arranged the transportation of a classic Porsche 356C to fly

Hybrid Airships to move freight to Alaska and Northern Canada

Hybrid Enterprises has signed a strategic partnership with PRL Logistics and Straightline Aviation to use LMH-1 airships to move airfreight

PEMCO launches new services to support conversion customers

Pemco World Air Services (PEMCO) engineering, the backbone of PEMCO’s cargo conversion program, has added new services to support its

New Heathrow hub for DHL Express completed

Construction of DHL Express UK’s new South East operation and Head Office close Heathrow Airport has been completed and will

Jettainer launches JettCare staff awareness course

Jettainer will train thousands of ground service staff as part of its JettCare programme to create awareness for the value

LACHS handles 180 horses for Rio Olympics

Liege Air Cargo Handling Services (LACHS) exported 180 horses and 80 tonnes of equipment for the Rio Olympic Games, with

First Lithuania – China freighter service to start on 15 September

Lithuania is to benefit from its first freighter flight to China when Belarusian carrier, TransAviaExpress launches Tianjin – Kaunas services

AAPA: Asia Pacific sees modest pick up in July

Cargo volumes across Asia Pacific have picked up in July following a number of tough months, with freight tonne kilometres

Lufthansa Cargo extends Peter Gerber’s contract

Lufthansa Cargo has extended chief executive officer (CEO) Peter Gerber’s contract for another five years. Gerber will lead the carrier

Finnair Cargo partners with HUB logistics for terminal at Helsinki

Finnair Cargo has selected HUB logistics to operate its new ‘next-generation’ cargo terminal at Helsinki Airport from December this year.

60 Seconds with Steve Hill

60 Seconds with CHAMP Cargosystems’ principle consultant for industry matters, Steve Hill Justin Burns, ACW: Is air cargo behind in

Budapest positioning itself as the hub for Eastern Europe

Budapest Airport is positioning itself to be the air cargo hub of Eastern Europe having seen growth of 11.3 per

Strong US dollar proving troublesome

The strong US dollar making exports more expensive is proving a challenge to members of the Los Angeles Air Cargo

Turkish hub at Istanbul awarded CEIV pharma certificate

The Istanbul hub of Turkish Airlines has gained the International Air Transport Association’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in

IPR delivers first LCD and structural tube conversion

IPR Conversions has re-delivered its first large cargo door (LCD) and structural tube conversion to Summit Air based in Yellowknife,

Facilities the biggest air cargo headache at LAX

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the busiest and key air cargo gateway on the west coast of the US.

60 Seconds with Dirk Schusdziara

60 Seconds with Frankfurt Airport’s senior vice president of cargo, Dirk Schusdziara Justin Burns, ACW: How has business been so

Tonnage fall of 3.7% in July for Abu Dhabi

Cargo tonnage at Abu Dhabi International Airport fell year-on-year (YOY) by 3.7 per cent in July, as it too has

Airlander 10 hit power line before heavy landing

The Airlander 10 airship did make contact with a power line while landing on its second flight, it has been

Virgin Atlantic Cargo renews Virgin Australia sales and management deal

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has renewed its agreement to provide Virgin Australia with international long-haul cargo sales and management. The two

KLM to restart Amsterdam – Tehran services

KLM will resume Amsterdam – Tehran flights from 30 October, supplementing the Air France Paris – Tehran services which restarted

Chapman Freeborn expands OBC team

Chapman Freeborn’s OBC has made a series of new appointments as it continues to expand its global hand-carry services to

Doug Brittin to retire as TIACA secretary general

Doug Brittin is to retire as the secretary general of The International Air Transport Association (TIACA) after three years in

Volga-Dnepr Gulf to maintain CargoLogicAir 747-400

CargoLogicAir has signed an agreement with Volga-Dnepr Gulf to perform C-check maintenance on its Boeing 747-400 Freighter. The scope of

Air Charter Service starts OBC services in Asia

Air Charter Service (ACS) is expanding its On Board Courier (OBC) division in Asia with a new dedicated team in

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