Monday, May 27, 2024

John Menzies in COVID-19 trading hit as AMI holds up

John Menzies, the global aviation services business, has provided an update regarding current trading and its financing position. Trading in Q2 to date has been ahead of management expectations, with a recovery in flight activity anticipated to begin from early July. The board believes the group now has sufficient liquidity capable of supporting the group’s […]

Air Menzies moves into new state-of-the-art facility in Melbourne

Air Menzies International is moving into a new facility in Melbourne, having spent over 30 years at its previous location. The brand new facility is located within the new Melbourne Airport Freight Precinct, one kilometre and three minutes drive from the airport’s cargo terminals. It provides a significantly larger warehouse, office and yard space with […]

Handlers must look for new ways to achieve cost savings

Carrier margins remain under relentless pressure and so they are in no position to stomach big increases in freight handling charges, writes Neil Madden. So ground handlers must constantly look for ways to achieve cost savings and other efficiencies. This was the backdrop to meeting between Menzies Aviation and Air Menzies International (AMI) management teams […]

Jonathan Clark to join Air Menzies as CEO

Menzies Aviation has picked Jonathan Clark as chief executive officer of Air Menzies International (AMI), who will join in January 2018. Clark has spent over 30 years in the airfreight industry, holding positions at MSAS Cargo International, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, DB Schenker, and most recently at Cargolux, where he has served as Africa Director since […]

AMI introduces click2ship Express Imports to South Africa

AMI is to introduce click2ship Express Imports to South Africa, which it says will revolutionise express imports with the launch of an all-inclusive online service. The new service is the imports counterpart of click2ship Express Exports, launched in South Africa in 2014, and click2ship Express Imports provides online quotes and booking for imports from any […]

AMI aids effort to prevent pollution spill in Fiji

Airfreight and express wholesaler AMI has helped prevent a major pollution incident by shipping urgent supplies needed for the containment of an oil spill – following the sinking of the freighter MV Southern Phoenix in Suva Harbour, Fiji. The 89 metre vessel developed a severe list following loading at its berth. It was towed to a […]

AMI opens up South America with Miami office

AMI is taking a major step in developing its business in South America with the opening of an office in Miami and establishing a strategic partnership with Brazil-based wholesaler Craft Group. AMI Miami will serve the local airfreight agent community and act as the control centre for transhipments between its US and global networks and […]

AMI sees Durban growth from ‘fly-direct’ policy

The Durban branch of airfreight wholesaler AMI has seen significant growth in traffic for the first half of 2016. The first quarter showed healthy growth of 7.4 per cent, but this was overtaken by the second quarter’s growth, at 118 per cent. As a result, AMI’s Durban traffic has grown by 59 per cent for the year […]