Friday, June 21, 2024

Ethiopian Cargo connects Chongqing with the world

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has connected Chongqing with Africa and the Americas on a weekly cargo flight. The weekly Boeing 777-200 Freighter service was launched on 26 June and passes through Shanghai – Chongqing – Delhi – Addis Ababa – Lagos – Sao Paulo – Quito – Miami. Located in southwest China adjacent to […]

WorldACD: It’s all negative on the cargo front

WorldACD is reporting no change from the air cargo front as negative trends continue in May with falling volumes. Saying “it is difficult to believe that the year will recover from its dismal start” to 2019, WorldACD reports that chargeable weight decreased 5% year-on-year whilst yields in US dollars fell 5.6%, resulting in revenue loss […]

IATA: Airfreight off to a weak start in 2019

Global airfreight has got off to a weak start in 2019, with freight tonne kilometres falling 1.8% in January, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says. The fall was the worst performance in the last three years and comes as air cargo faces significant headwinds. Global economic activity and consumer confidence have weakened, while the […]

First 737-800 freighter joins Ethiopian Cargo fleet

Ethiopian COVID-19 Vaccine airlift exceeds 50 million doses

Ethiopian Cargo took delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 Freighter on 1 March, to be used on short haul services in Africa and the Middle East. The 737-800 has a capacity of 23 tonnes, and joins the fleet of Boeing 777-200 Freighters, and passenger aircraft consisting of Airbus A350s, Boeing 787-8s and -9s, Boeing 777-300ERs […]

WorldACD: Slow start to 2019 but special cargo grows

Global air cargo got off to a slow start in 2019 with volumes dropping 2% in January, with special cargo mitigating the fall, according to WorldACD. General cargo got off to a slow start, down 5% with valuables and dangerous goods also down, though perishables grew 6%, high tech by 4%, pharmaceuticals by 5% and […]

Aero Africa- A new force in African air cargo

Recently launched Aero Africa, a neutral air cargo and aviation solution provider dedicated to the freight forwarding community, provides wholesale African logistic solutions and value added services to the global industry including freighter operators, wide bodied scheduled and charter operators. Aero Africa director, Jamie Anderson explains the company’s advantages. “With our network of partners covering […]

IATA: Flat demand in November a disappointment

Airfreight demand was flat in November, the slowest rate of growth since March 2016, following 31 consecutive months of increases, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports. Demand in freight tonne kilometres was 0% in November and while e-commerce continues to grow, IATA says there are signs of weakness in global economic activity, a contract […]

Africa’s ‘untapped’ airfreight potential

Africa is one of the world’s last untapped air cargo markets and one which is offering growth potential across the sector, the recent Clear View 3.0 conference in Bangkok was told. Currently Africa has 2.2 per cent of the global air cargo market but the opportunity is there, along with some problems, Nairobi-based Siginon Aviation, […]

Swiss WorldCargo adds new routes for the winter

Swiss WorldCargo is getting ready for winter with new routes across Asia, South America and Africa being added to its timetable. Twice-weekly flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon in Vietnam will commence from Zurich from 15 November, along with twice-weekly services to Colombo in Sri Lanka on 3 November. A twice-weekly service to […]

Ethiopian Cargo connects Miami with Africa for the first time

History was made on 29 August when Ethiopian Cargo touched down in Miami, creating the first-ever cargo route between the African continent and the Florida city. The twice-weekly scheduled flights to Addis Ababa will operate on a route including intermediate stops in Spain, Colombia and Belgium on inbound and outbound services, all utilising a Boeing […]

IATA: Growth slows in June as world trade deteriorates

The growth in global airfreight demand continues to slow with freight tonne kilometres increasing by 2.7 per cent in June, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says. The association says this continues the slowdown that began earlier in 2018, with growth for the first half of the year standing at 4.7 per cent, less than […]

DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines form joint venture

DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines have signed an agreement to form a joint venture company to provide much needed freight capacity and logistics infrastructure in Africa. The new Ethiopian-based company will be called DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services, with majority stakeholder Ethiopian Airlines providing regulatory and operational support, and DHL will establish air, ocean and […]

IATA and AFRAA deepen cooperation with MoU

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The African Airline Association (AFRAA) to deepen their cooperation. The MoU was signed by IATA director general and chief executive officer, Alexandre de Juniac and AFRAA secretary general, Abderahmane Berthe on the sideline of the 74th IATA Annual General Meeting in […]

Marseille acts as gateway to North Africa

Throughout its history, the French city of Marseille has always been an important trading centre, and the airport is helping retain this position by acting as a gateway to North Africa. Marseille Province Airport cargo manager, Jean-Marc Boutigny says North Africa “is full of energy with growing demand”, and trade is growing fast, particularly with […]

Dramatic growth forecast to continue into 2018

Business for multi-platform industry service provider, HAE Group in Africa increased by over 20 per cent in 2017 with Sub Saharan business making up for uncertainty in West Africa, president – Middle East & Africa, Peter Kerins tells Air Cargo Week. He says key locations for the company that provides services including charter and GSSA […]

IATA: Air cargo growth slows to a 22 month low in March

Growth in air cargo demand has slowed to a 22 month low as global trade has softened, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports. Freight tonne kilometres (FTK) increased by 1.7 per cent in March, five percentage points lower than in February and the slowest pace of growth in 22 months. The association says the […]

Envirotainer signs master lease agreement with Ethiopian Airlines

Envirotainer has signed its first Global Master Lease Agreement with an African airline, by signing a deal with Ethiopian Airlines. Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has recently inaugurated state-of-the-art cargo terminal II together with the existing Terminal will give the airline a total tonnage capacity of around one million tonnes per annum. The terminal is […]

IATA: Cargo remains robust in January following an exceptional year

Air cargo demand has continued to grow at a robust rate following an exceptional year in 2017, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports. Demand measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) rose by eight per cent year-on-year in January, up from the growth of 5.8 per cent in December 2017. The strong growth in January […]

DoKaSch to provide Ethiopian Airlines with Opticooler containers

Ethiopian Airlines is improving the quality of its climate-controlled services through the use of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions’ Opticooler container. The Opticooler is equipped with battery powered cooling compressors and heaters as well as a self regulating temperature control, so that temperature sensitive goods, in particular pharmaceuticals such as insulin and vaccines, stay within range at […]

IATA: Air cargo flying after strongest year since 2010

Airfreight demand grew at its fastest rate since 2010, with freight tonne kilometres (FTK) increasing nine per cent in 2017, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports. The growth in 2017 was more than double the rate in 2016 and was sealed by solid results in December, when demand grew by 5.7 per cent, which […]

Free trade, a single market and airships on the agenda

One of the keys to the future of aviation in Africa is the successful implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market that is being launched in Addis Ababa in January. The SAATM agreement has been signed by 22 countries, including the biggest continental players in aviation, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa. […]

African airfreight getting ready to take off

Airfreight in Africa is on the verge of massive expansion, driven by a landmark co-operation and regulations liberalisation agreement, a diversification of routes and improvements to infrastructure, writes Stuart Flitton. These developments follow the strong and steady growth that led to the largest year-on-year increase in demand last year of nearly 18 per cent. The […]

IATA: Air cargo remains strong in November with 8.8% growth

HKIA releases January cargo figures

Air cargo demand has remained strong in November with 8.8 per cent growth despite indicators suggesting the peak of cyclical growth the passed, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says. The association says the uptick in freight growth coincides with the traditional period of strong demand seen in the fourth quarter, with November’s performance putting […]

IATA: Airline profits to hit $38b in 2018, cargo to remain strong

Airline profits will rise to $38.4 billion in 2018, while cargo volume growth will return to a normal pace after booming in 2017, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts. Net profits will rise from the $34.5 billion expected to be seen in 2017, which has been revised from $31.4 billion in IATA’s June forecast, […]

IATA: October growth signals start to strong fourth quarter

Airfreight volumes have grown by 5.9 per cent in October, which the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says signals a strong start to the fourth quarter. The association says though October was slower than the annual growth of 9.2 per cent in September, it was still above the annual average of 3.2 per cent seen […]

WorldACD: October confirms its reputation with record volumes

The latest global air cargo figures as reported by 75 airlines to air cargo industry analyst WorldACD has shown a strong month. WorldACD says it confirms what followers of the industry had noticed already: the month of October 2017 was special. Monthly volumes were higher than ever, whilst revenues (when measured in EUR) peaked as well, […]

ACI: Freight growth slows in September but remains robust

The global surge in freight volumes slowed in September but was still up 6.8 per cent year-on-year, Airports Council International (ACI) says. The association says though the growth was down from 10.5 per cent in August, it says most regions posted robust freight volume figures. Africa led the way, growing 16.2 per cent followed by […]

Astral Aviation delivers humanitarian aid to stricken Yemen

Astral Aviation operated a humanitarian flight on Saturday (25 November) from Nairobi to war-torn Sanaa in Yemen with 15 tonnes of vaccines for over 600,000 children against diphtheria, tetanus and other diseases. The African carrier ran the Boeing 727-200 flight on behalf of Chapman Freeborn and UNICEF into Sanaa Airport, which had been closed from 6 November. […]

Egypt a vital market for Lufthansa Cargo

Egypt and Cairo are important trade lanes in the Lufthansa Cargo network in terms of  both freighter and belly traffic. The carrier operates a five times a week MD-11F service from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cairo International Airport. This is complemented by belly services, including a daily Airbus A321 FRA to Cairo route, a three […]

CACC achieves CEIV Pharma at its facility in Cairo

Cairo Airport Cargo Company (CACC) has handled significantly more cargo at Cairo International Airport in 2017 than last year and has  just been awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification. Since inauguration of ‘Cairo Cargo City’ in December 2016, CACC has reached a market share of more than 30 per cent of the airport’s tonnage, versus a […]