Monday, July 22, 2024

CHAMP Cargosystems completes conformance testing for new EU-ICS2 regulation

CHAMP Cargosystems has successfully completed its conformance testing in preparation of the new EU-ICS2 (Import Control System 2) regulation coming into play in March 2023. This means CHAMP’s Traxon Global Customs (TGC) and Traxon Global Security (TGS) products are now AS4 certified and ICS2 compliant. ICS2 is the new customs regulation that requires customs data […]

Air China partners with WFS for cargo and ramp handling in Liege

Air China has commenced a new three-year cargo and ramp handling agreement with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Liege, Belgium. The airline operates four Boeing 777 freighter flights a week to Liege from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, the capital of Zhejiang Province, returning to China via Madrid. WFS expects to handle over 14,000 tonnes of cargo […]

BRU sees flown cargo volumes stable compared to 2021

Brussels Airport sees more cargo growth

In the month of March, more than 1.1 million passengers chose Brussels Airport, an increase of 500% in comparison with March 2021 and a decline of 44% compared to the same month in 2019. This makes the month of March the best month of 2022 so far. The flown cargo volumes  remained stable compared to […]

The latest Brussels Airport figures

Brussels Airport reveals February figures

At Brussels Airport, passenger traffic was down by 54%. In July, 1,268,257 passengers travelled through Brussels Airport, a decrease of 54% compared to July 2019. This first month of the summer holidays saw continuous improvement from week to week, from 43% of the passenger numbers recorded in July 2019 for the first week of July, […]

Safran Aircraft Engine Services Brussels partners with Brussels Airport

Safran Aircraft Engine Services Brussels and Brussels Airport have signed a long-term partnership agreement for the construction of a new generation building at Brucargo North, enabling the aircraft engine manufacturer to develop its new maintenance activities. A subsidiary of Safran Aircraft Engines, a leading commercial and military aircraft engine manufacturer, Safran Aircraft Engine Services Brussels […]

Brussels Airport sees accelerated cargo growth

250,065 passengers passed through Brussels Airport in April, down 89% on April 2019. This very low number is explained by the ban on non-essential travel which remained in effect until the April 18 and the array of travel restrictions and conditions. Cargo traffic continues its strong growth with a 72% increase on the same period […]

Brussels Airport at the forefront of innovation

Brussels Airport reveals February figures

ACW spoke to Geert Aerts, Brussels Airport’s new cargo director and Piet Demunter, the Airport’s chief business development officer. ACW: This past year has been a strong year for cargo at Brussels Airport. What has been the key to success? Geert Aerts: At Brussels Airport, we have four main pillars. These are pharma, perishables, e-Commerce, […]

Air Cargo Belgium turns 5

Air Cargo Belgium, the cargo community organisation at Brussels Airport turns 5 years old today.  As a founding partner, Brussels Airport has taken the opportunity to congratulate Air Cargo Belgium on its 5th anniversary and on the important role it has played in the past years.   Bundle forces It was on April 26 2016 that Air Cargo Belgium VZW was […]

Cathay Pacific returns to Brussels Airport

To increase links with the European vaccine production hub, Cathay Pacific Cargo has announced it is adding additional capacity to operate on the Pharma Corridor between the Belgian capital and Hong Kong. The extra cargo flights are planned until June and the schedule will be adapted to market demand and the latest developments. The airline […]

Rockford & Cologne Airport sign partnership agreement

Chicago Rockford International Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport announced they have signed an Airport Cooperation Agreement to mutually develop the air cargo traffic between their two regions. The partnership will strengthen the knowledge sharing between these two strong cargo service airports and support the collective air cargo reach of each airport. Additionally, the airports expect to […]

Cargolux confirmed as a leader in GDP

Cargolux Airlines has successfully passed its GDP (Good Distribution Practice) surveillance audit. The certification attests that the company’s quality management system fulfils the latest requirements of the EU Directive ‘Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use’ and of WHO Guidelines. The certification reflects the airline’s strong commitment to high standards when handling […]

Liege Airport CEO dismissed

Torsten Wefers joins Liege Airport

Following an internal investigation conducted by consultant, Deloitte the CEO of Liege Airport has been dismissed by its board of directors. 40 offences and irregularities were found to be committed by Luc Partoune, including fictitious jobs, rigged public contracts and corruption. He has since been dismissed and Frédéric Jacquet, deputy managing director, has been appointed […]

Aerts to succeed Polmans at Brussels Airport

Geert Aerts will succeed Steven Polmans as director cargo & logistics at Brussels Airport. With a background as industrial engineer, Aerts has been active in aviation for 17 years at CAE Inc, where he has been Regional Operations Director Europe, Africa & Middle-East since 2014. At CAE Inc he was responsible for the management of […]

A new record in 2019 for Liege Airport

Torsten Wefers joins Liege Airport

Despite a global economic slowdown, Liege Airport has achieved a new record with over 900,000 tonnes of goods transported in 2019. Liege Airport continues to develop, with a new record of 902.480 tonnes (+3.6%) of transported goods compared with 870.644 tonnes in 2018. The activity of the air cargo sector slowed globally in 2019. Brexit […]

Nallian launches Acceptance and Delivery app

Nallian has launched the Acceptance and Delivery app, giving forwarders and their drivers information about booking slots for freight pick-up and delivery at Brussels Airport. The relevant freight handover information allows forwarders to save time, reduce admin, eliminate fraud-sensitive handover of paper documents and improve visibility. The app joins existing BRUcloud apps at the Brussels […]

Liege Airport to leverage Alibaba Cloud’s Aviation Brain

Torsten Wefers joins Liege Airport

Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, and Liege Airport, the biggest cargo airport in Belgium, have announced a joint plan to work together to empower Liege Airport with Aviation Brain, a proprietary Artificial Intelligence (AI) programme from Alibaba Cloud that aims to help them aviation sector tackle real-world operational challenges. Liege Airport […]

Qatar Airways ends Maastricht to Liege flights

Qatar Airways Cargo will stop operating flights between Maastricht and Liege airports, according Belgian minister Jean-Luc Crucke. The flight covering 38 kilometres and lasting nine minutes was part of a flight route from China via Doha to Mexico. The contract reportedly stated the cargo must be sent to Maastricht but the Dutch airport’s runway was […]

Liege Airport signs deals at WeCargo event

The WeCargo event on 12-14 November gave Liege Airport the opportunity to sign three partnership agreements with Orange Belgium, Alibaba Cloud and Qatar Airways Cargo. The agreement with Qatar Airways Cargo extends the airline’s contract at the airport and confirms plans to expand operations. Guillaume Halleux, chief officer of cargo at Qatar Airways says: “We […]

Coastair is in the right place

Located in the south of Belgium, Liege Airport is one of the few airports not posting grim results at the moment, making it an ideal location for Coastair. Managing director Ronny Samaey tells Air Cargo Week that business is performing well, with two new routes and the opening of Skyhouse, Coastair’s second line warehouse in […]

Rock-It Cargo increases stake in Triple M

Rock-It Cargo, provider of logistics services to live event shippers, is increasing its stake in Triple M Entertainment Logistics. Antwerp, Belgium-based Triple M focuses on four categories of shippers covering live entertainment, stage, performing arts and corporate logistics. It is near the seaport and connected to an inland jetty allowing containers to be trucked or […]

Jettainer to manage ASL Airlines Belgium’s ULD fleet

ASL Airlines Belgium has picked Jettainer to manage its ULD fleet, with the five-year contract starting with immediate effect. The Liege Airport-based cargo airline, which is part of ASL Aviation Holdings Group, specialises in the express market and offers scheduled, charter and ad-hoc flights using Boeing 737 and 747 freighters. ASL’s existing fleet of ULDs, […]

Envirotainer adds Liege to RAP e2 network

Envirotainer has extended its network for e-technology containers by opening its 34th RAP e2 station in Liege, Belgium. The RAP e2 containers has shipped over 150,000 pallets of pharmaceuticals to date with no product losses. Niklas Lönnkvist, head of sales EMEA for Envirotainer says Europe is the largest pharmaceutical region in the world, with exports […]

Kuehne + Nagel upgrades Geel pharma hub

Kuehne + Nagel has added capacity at its pharma hub in Geel, Belgium, offering multi-modal temperature-controlled forwarding and warehousing services. The Geel hub, which is close to both Brussels and Liege airports and has fast connections to the other 15 EuropeanKN PharmaChain locations, is fully GxP compliant and certified. The facility covers 22,000 sq m […]

NAM adds B747F flights from Liege to Johannesburg

Network Airline Management has opened two flights a week between Liege, Belgium and Johannesburg, South Africa. The Boeing 747F services operate on days 4 and 7 with the first flight taking to the sky on 29 September. The route opens up road feeder services from South Africa’s main city to onward destinations including Gaborone, Harare, […]

WFS strengthens teams in Belgium and Scandinavia

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has strengthened its European team with the appointment of general managers in Belgium and Scandinavia. Michel Fiorani joins as general manager Belgium, based in Brussels, having previously held senior management positions at Swissport, Emirates and Cargolux. Jack Brandstrup takes up the role of general manager Scandinavia, with responsibility for Sweden and […]

Saudia Cargo awards multi-station contract to WFS

Saudia Cargo has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a multi-station contract covering a number of major airports in Europe and the USA. The contract will see WFS handling over 160,000 tonnes of cargo per year and provide ramp handling for over 5,000 passenger and freighter flights. The three-year agreement extends WFS’s existing relationships at Paris […]

Economic insecurity hits cargo at Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport reveals February figures

Freight volumes at Brussels Airport have fallen 10% with all segments suffering largely due to growing economic insecurity. Total cargo was down 10.5% in July to 55,552 tonnes with total flown cargo decreasing 9.4% to 41,632 tonnes and trucked cargo by 13.5% to 13,920 tonnes. Full freighter volumes were down 20% to 10,588 tonnes due […]

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 […]

Swissport invests in Brussels Airport pharma centre

Swissport is investing millions of euros into a cargo facility at Brussels Airport, constructed by the airport and leased to the cargo handler. The building will consist of a 25,000 sqm warehouse, a material handling system, office space and 3,620 sqm of facilities in the Swissport Pharma Center. The pharma centre will include an increased […]

Steven Polmans gets ready to lead TIACA 2.0

With a lack of clear vision, the industry was losing faith in TIACA. It has taken a concerted team effort to turn the situation around and incoming chairman Steven Polmans is confident of a bright future. After three years on the board of TIACA and almost two years as vice chairman, Steven Polmans is relishing […]