Saturday, July 20, 2024

Air cargo is a work of art for Cargolux

Cargolux Airlines International has transported 230 tonnes of artwork from the US to Basel, Switzerland for the Art Basel Fair 2019. The artwork, totalling 104 pallets were spread out over eight flights, with three originating from Los Angeles and five from New York. Upon arrival in Luxembourg, the cargo was loaded on board 31 trucks […]

Panalpina to hold extraordinary general meeting

Panalpina’s board of directors will hold an extraordinary general meeting on 5 April to discuss implementing One Share – One Vote. The meeting will be held at the Congress Center in Basel, Switzerland at 14.00 local time to support the motion by shareholder Ernst Goehner Foundation to implement the One Share – One Vote standard. […]

EuroAirport gains IATA CEIV Pharma certificate

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg has been presented with its IATA CEIV Pharma certificate in the presence of airport stakeholders and IATA representatives. The certificate was presented to the airport at a customer event at the EuroAirport Cargo Terminal in the presence of IATA’s global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes and representatives from Fiege, Fischer Road […]

Peli BioThermal opens Basel and Berlin service centres

Peli BioThermal has opened service centres in Basel and Berlin, supporting its portfolio of Credo reusable shippers from parcel to pallet sizes. Situated in key logistics locations for both pharmaceutical manufacturing and transfer, the Basel and Berlin hubs will enable clients to receive and return Credo temperature controlled packaging. The locations complement existing and expanding […]

Cutting-edge airfreight in Europe’s centre

A cutting-edge development in cargo tracking systems is being introduced by Zurich-based Unilode Aviation Solutions with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) tags being embedded into the structure of ULDs, writes Stuart Flitton. The ULD management provider for 40 airlines is teaming up with technology firm OnAsset Intelligence and leading ULD manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace. Among the airlines […]

Qatar Airways achieves QEP accreditation at five locations

Qatar Airways Cargo has received Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Programme (QEP) accreditation at Amsterdam, Basel, Paris, Chicago and its hub in Doha, Qatar. The programme recognises air cargo carriers that operate Envirotainer containers in compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP), and the achievement proves Qatar Airways Cargo it credible in providing global customers […]

Agility becomes first forwarder to achieve QEP experto status

Agility is the first freight forwarder to receive Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) experto accreditation from Envirotainer for its cold chain management of pharma and life sciences products. Envirotainer’s QEP program evaluates freight forwarders and airline stations and recognises those able to meet the highest standards for Envirotainer shipments. The QEP experto accreditation applies to Agility’s […]

Heathrow welcomes Qatar Airways Cargo freighter service

Heathrow Airport has welcomed the first freighter flight operated by Qatar Airways Cargo, the airline’s second freighter aircraft service to London. The Airbus A330 Freighter landed at Heathrow on 3 June and will depart weekly from Doha on Saturdays returning via Basel, bringing the carrier’s total cargo capacity out of the UK to 1,500 tonnes a […]

Qatar Airways Cargo ups Pharma Express flights from Basel

Qatar Airways Cargo will start its fourth Pharma Express freighter service operating from Basel, effective from 8 May. The additional freighter brings the total Pharma Express flights to 10 each week, providing dedicated uplift for pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. The carrier recently increased its Pharma Express flights from both Basel and Brussels in February this year. […]

IAG Cargo starts Madrid – Basel pharma freighter flights

IAG Cargo has launched freighter flights between Madrid and Basel using a Cygnus Air Boeing 757-200 Freighter, to meet the demands of Switzerland’s pharmaceutical sector. The service has been on trial since January and IAG Cargo says it has proved popular offering access to its Latin American network. The flights support Switzerland’s pharmaceutical sector, which […]

New pharma flights added by Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched additional Pharma Express flights from the pharmaceutical hubs of Basel (EuropAirport) and Brussels Airport to Doha. Basel and Brussels are both home to the headquarters of major pharma companies, while the Swiss chemical exports are largely shipped out of Basel. Qatar has added an additional weekly frequency, operating on Fridays, […]

Airfreight growth makes up for truck volumes falling at EuroAirport

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg’s freight volumes remained stable in 2016 at 101,000 tonnes with strong airfreight growth making up for a fall in trucked freight. Freight volumes grew to 101,300 tonnes in 2016 from 101,050 tonnes in the previous year, with airfreight growing 12 per cent to 54,944 tonnes while trucking freight was down 11 per cent […]

Emirates adds second daily flight to Geneva

Emirates SkyCargo has doubled capacity to Geneva with a second daily Boeing 777-300ER flight to the Swiss city, which started on 1 June. The additional flight will increase cargo capacity by 140 tonnes a week to 280 tonnes, and increases space to and from Switzerland by 26 per cent. Exports from Geneva include pharmaceuticals, automobile […]

EuroAirport to push for IATA’s CEIV pharma certification

EuroAirport is to implement the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification programme. The Swiss gateway will work to achieve it in co-operation with other stakeholders of the airfreight industry operating at the gateway. This certification it says will help reinforce EuroAirport’s position as one of the major […]