Friday, June 21, 2024

Africa and Qatar Airways Cargo feed the world

Every second shipment that leaves an African airport on board of Qatar Airways Cargo, is headed for the world’s restaurants and supermarkets. Ranging from everyday berries, vegetables and meat, to the more exotic lobsters, oysters and abalones, over 37,000 tonnes of agricultural produce from 26 stations in 20 African countries annually make their way around […]

Priority Freight overcomes border delays with multimodal solution to avoid production line stop

A vehicle manufacturer routinely ships parts from the point of origin in Serbia to a production facility in South Africa. The usual road haulage route was experiencing substantial delays at the Serbian-Hungarian border meaning that alternative transport was needed immediately to prevent production delays. Priority Freight’s multimodal solution guaranteed delivery of the parts to the […]

Emirates expands South African operations

Emirates resumes double daily services from Gatwick

Emirates has today announced that it will be expanding its operations in and out of South Africa, boosting its schedule to 28 weekly flights by October. This is the airline’s largest weekly schedule to South Africa since the start of the pandemic, which aims to bring more competitive choices for customers wishing to visit Dubai, […]

KQ: “We want to connect Africa as much as we can”

In 2021, the world is a small place. The air cargo industry creates lifelines from all corners of the world and if the pandemic has highlighted anything, it’s the importance of these air bridges on all aspects of life and trade. As the world restarts again, airlines are resuming routes and adding new destination to […]

KQ launches Fahari Innovation Challenge

Kenya Airways resumes Dubai flights

Kenya Airways PLC (KQ) has launched the Fahari Innovation Challenge, a springboard for new ideas and data-driven innovations to accelerate impact-driven solutions that address some of the societal and business challenges. The Fahari Innovation Hub is part of KQ’s strategy in contributing to the sustainable development of Africa by empowering, partnering and co-creating innovative ideas and […]

Antonov transports medical supplies

Antonov transports medical supplies at short notice from Germany to Namibia on the world’s largest aircraft, the AN-225 “Mriya”.  The mission was executed under the Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) programme. The AN-225, which has recently returned to commercial operation took off from its home base at Kyiv-Antonov, Ukraine and flew to Liepzig-Halle airport, Germany […]

South Sudan takes control of its sovereign airspace

Romcargo's US foreign carrier permit accepted

Ten years after gaining independence, South Sudan is welcoming the world’s international aviation operators and airliners into its skies following the launch of a state-of-the-art, online airspace management system. In a move that will open up new routes, boost tourism and generate much-needed revenue for the economy, operators of commercial, cargo and aid aircraft can […]

Kenya Airways and Congo Airways sign MOU

Kenya Airways resumes Dubai flights

Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways PLC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Congo Airways to collaborate, strengthen, and bolster aviation ties between Kenya and The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The signing of the strategic cooperation was witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Congolese host President Félix Tshisekedi on the last day […]

Aero Africa gains momentum

Neutral air cargo broker, Aero Africa is beginning to gain momentum and significant air cargo market share within the African logistics industry and has plans to develop operations throughout the continent this year. “Following the successful launch of our neutral airfreight import consolidation product from China to South and East Africa earlier last year, we […]

The view from where we stand: Dube TradePort, South Africa

ACW: The aviation industry has completely changed this past year. How have operations been affected at DTP? DTP: Dube TradePort’s cargo operations have experienced considerable contraction as a direct result of COVID-19 travel restrictions, with passenger movements declining by 88% when comparing the period of April – October 2019 and 2020, as the majority of […]

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistic Services: “more than ready to serve globally”

Ethiopian COVID-19 Vaccine airlift exceeds 50 million doses

After transporting the first vaccine consignment from China to Ndjamena back in February and the second arriving from Mumbai in early March, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services told ACW it is “more than ready to serve globally” in what IATA has labelled “the mission of the century for the global air cargo industry.” “Now with a […]

Sanjeev Gadhia: In my opinion…

Astral Aviation CEO, Sanjeev Gadhia on how Kenya and East Africa are preparing for vaccine transportation. “With the arrival of 1 million doses in Kenya and 840,000 doses in Uganda of the AstraZeneca Vaccines from the COVAX Facility and a donation of 100,000 doses to Kenya and Uganda by the Government of India, both countries […]

Astral Aviation help UNICEF transport vaccines

Astral Aviation Limited has signed an agreement with UNICEF to support the launch of its Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative for the prioritisation of delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, essential medicines, medical devices and other critical supplies to respond to the pandemic. “Delivery of these life-saving vaccines is a monumental and complex undertaking, considering the sheer volumes that […]

CEVA acquires ASTI Group in Morocco

CEVA Logistics’ has announced its acquisition of ASTI Group in Morocco.The companies have been long-term partners for more than two decades and have delivered a range of multi-modal services to customers across the North African country in that time. The new operation will be looking to capitalise on the strength of the automotive industry in […]

CEVA Logistics rebrands AMI Worldwide and MANICA

CEVA Logistics has completed the rebranding of the African acquisitions it made in the summer of 2020.  With effect from January 2021, AMI and MANICA will be fully branded as CEVA Logistics. Except for MANICA in Zimbabwe, Malawi and the borders, which will be branded MANICA a company of CEVA Logistics through until January 1st 2022. As […]

IATA: Peak season gets off to a slow start

The peak season has got off to a weak start with demand falling 3.5% in October, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports. The fall in freight tonne kilometres was the 12th consecutive month of year-on-year declines, and is not a good start to the traditional peak season. Air cargo has suffered from the effects […]

WorldACD: The saga of falling volumes continues

Yields and volumes fell at double digit rates in October as the saga of declining volumes continues, WorldACD reports. Worldwide air cargo volumes were down 5% while yields in US dollars fell 11% and revenue was 16% lower than in October 2018. As an origin, Latin America was hit hardest with volumes down 10% and […]

ACI: Outlook for airfreight remains negative

The outlook for airfreight remains negative, with volumes declining by 4.2% in September, according to Airports Council International (ACI). Year-to-date airfreight was down 3.1% and with three months left, ACI says it is unlikely global trade will grow. International volumes were down 4.2% in September and domestic airfreight dropped by 4%. International airfreight was also […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo adds capacity for summer 2020

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced its summer 2020 programme, which will feature extra flights to India, Africa and the USA. India will benefit from a second daily flight between London Heathrow and Delhi Indira Gandhi airports from 29 March. The Boeing 787 service to Delhi will depart Heathrow in the morning, and offer up to […]

Heppner comes to West Africa with Dakar branch

Heppner has established a presence in West Africa with a branch in Dakar, Senegal providing links to neighbouring countries. The branch became fully operational in June and has a diverse portfolio of accounts in the retail, FMCG and pharmaceutical sectors. The French company says the region is becoming more attractive due to natural resource projects […]

EgyptAir Cargo to use Descartes vMail

EgyptAir Cargo will use Descartes Velocity Mail (vMail) to streamline transporting air mail across its international network. By automating the tracking process, the cloud-based Descartes vMail system simplifies operational processes and improves efficiency for air carriers, ground handlers and postal authorities. Using mobile devices, mail handlers can accurately track shipments and deliveries in real-time. By […]

ACI World: 10th bad month for airfreight

Airfreight has declined for the 10th consecutive month, with August falling 5% according to Airports Council International (ACI) World. All regions of the world declined on a year-on-year basis, with North America proving least bad, only falling 3.2% while Africa was down 10.3%. Year-to-date freight volumes are down 2.9%, with international freight falling 4.6%, and […]

DHL and Ethiopian Airlines expand joint venture

DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines plan to grow their joint venture, with Berhanu Kassa leading the company, DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services. The former director of logistics services at Ethiopian Airlines has been named as general manager of the joint venture, taking over from Pramod Bagalwadi, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Sub-Saharan Africa. Since its […]

Venter to succeed de Bok at DHL Supply Chain

Hendrik Venter will take up the role of CEO of DHL Supply Chain for Mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa from 1 October. Succeeding Oscar de Bok, who will take over the board department DHL Supply Chain as member of the board of management at Deutsche Post DHL Group, Venter will be responsible for 25 […]

Saudia Cargo adds capacity in Europe and Africa

Saudia Cargo has upgraded African and European services with extra freighter flights and belly-capacity starting from this month. A second additional weekly freighter flight will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays to New York’s John F. Kennedy airport via Liege Airport using a Boeing 747-400 Freighter. The airline has added four weekly freighter flights from Nairobi, […]

Strong brand will turn around SAA Cargo’s position

With a strong and recognisable brand, South African Airways will use this to its advantage to turn around its financial position. Justice Luthuli, acting general manager of South African Airways Cargo tells Air Cargo Week that the flag carrier of South Africa is a well-known brand, and also benefits from its track records in service, […]

IATA: Air cargo is a victim of US-China trade war

Trade wars are having an adverse impact on air cargo, with US-China trade volumes down 14% this year, says the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Air freight demand measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) contracted 3.2% in July, marking the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year declines. It was impacted by weak global trade and the […]

ACI World: 2019 could be a bad year for airfreight

Airfreight is continuing to go down, and may well end 2019 in the negative, according to Airports Council International (ACI) World. After falling 2.8% year-on-year in May, the global freight market was down 5.1% in June, pushing the total for the first half of 2019 down 3.2%. The airfreight figures are in contrast to the […]

IATA: Signs of air cargo recovery appear premature

Signs of a modest recovery for air cargo markets appear to have been premature, with IATA reporting another month of falling volumes. Freight tonne kilometres decreased by 4.8% in June, the eighth month of year-on-year declines with only Africa seeing an increase. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says capacity growth remains subdued and load […]

time:matters extends network to 16 African cities

time:matters has established a hub in Brussels, providing it access to 16 African destinations through Brussels Airlines’ network. Through the Brussels hub, customers can access Abidjan, Accra, Banjul, Bujumbura, Conakry, Cotonou, Douala, Dakar, Entebbe, Freetown, Kigali, Luanda, Lomé, Yaoundé, Ouagadougou and Monrovia. Customers will enjoy the same benefits as at other time:matters European hubs in […]