Wednesday, May 22, 2024

LATAM returns to profit despite cargo remaining weak

LATAM Airlines

LATAM Airlines Group has returned to profit in the third quarter of 2016 despite cargo revenues posting a double-digit decline and volumes continuing to fall. The airline group made a profit of $4.7 million in the third quarter, compared to a $113.3 million loss in the same period last year. It made a profit of […]

Strong growth at Heathrow, Gatwick plans more Chinese services

Heathrow Airport’s cargo volumes have continued strong growth in October while Gatwick Airport’s double-digit recovery continues as it plans more Chinese routes. Heathrow’s volumes shot up 6.7 per cent to 141,444 tonnes with particularly strong growth from markets in Latin America and East Asia. It says Mexico was up 28 per cent, followed by China […]

Viracopos starts incentive program to attract cargo carriers

Sao Paulo’s Viracopos International Airport in Brazil is running an incentive program for cargo carriers as it looks to strengthen international hub’s cargo activities. The program aims to develop Viracopos as an international cargo hub, and the gateway’s operator – Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos – wants to increase the number of international flight routes and cargo frequencies. […]

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 […]

1st Lockheed Super Hercules freighter reaches production milestones

Lockheed Martin says development of the first LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter continues to make “significant progress”, reaching major production milestones at the Lockheed facility in Marietta, Georgia. The LM-100J is the commercial version of Lockheed’s C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. The LM-100J will perform as a commercial, multi-purpose air freighter capable of rapid and efficient […]

American Airlines transports gear and equipment for Rio Olympics

American Airlines Cargo has delivered over 65 tonnes of broadcast equipment and athletic gear to Rio de Janeiro in preparation for the Olympic Games, which start on 5 August. Broadcasting equipment was shipped out of Japan and London to Rio for high-resolution filming at the sporting festival. One of the largest shipments of this kind […]

Rio builds special warehouse for Olympic Games cargo

Rio de Janeiro-Tom Jobim International Airport’s cargo terminal – RIOgaleão Cargo – is ready for the Rio Olympic Games and has built a warehouse especially for imports and exports related to the Games. Just three weeks away, the RIOgaleão Cargo terminal expects to see an increase of 2,000 tonnes in cargo imports during the event from 5-21 […]

FIA16: Bravo Industries to buy 10 Lockheed Martin freighters

An artists impression of a Bravo Industries Lockheed Martin Super Hercules

Bravo Industries is to purchase 10 LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter aircraft from Lockheed Martin. The deal was announced at the Farnborough International Airshow today. Bravo is a logistics and defense group with operations in and focused on Brazil. Bravo’s Logística division, which consists of Bravo Cargas and Bravo MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul), will […]

Volga-Dnepr transports telescopic crane bridge

A loading system developed for the transportation of long aerospace cargoes provided the perfect solution to help load a 35-metre telescopic bridge onboard a Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ An-124-100 freighter for its delivery to Rio de Janeiro. The flight, organised under the Ruslan International An-124 joint venture between Antonov Airlines and Volga-Dnepr Airlines, carried the 35-ton shipment […]

Delta Cargo opens first Latin American Pharma 4 station

Delta Cargo has opened its first Variation Pharma 4 station in Latin America, in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The station was previously only variation 1 – 3 certified, but can now handle commodities including vaccines, medicines and pharmaceuticals that need storing between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius. Delta Cargo president, Gareth Joyce […]

Miami International Airport set to be a free trade zone

Miami International Airport is to become a designated free trade zone, delegates heard at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit in Hollywood Beach from 24-26 May. Miami-Dade Aviation Department aviation director, Emilio Gonzalez says the Florida hub wants to establish it in 2017, as it looks to become a global air cargo hub […]

CEVA upgrades Customs clearance procedures in Brazil

CEVA Logistics has significantly upgraded its clearance procedures in Brazil to provide a more streamlined customer experience across the complex and frequently changing arena of Customs processes. A number of these procedures are unique to importing and exporting goods to and from Brazil and it is vital that customers have the latest information at their […]

LATAM makes Q1 profit despite cargo struggling

LATAM Airlines Group has made a profit of $102.2 million in the first quarter of 2016, despite cargo continuing to struggle due to weakness in Brazil. The group, which consists of LAN and TAM, and affiliates, turned the result around from a $39.9 million loss in the same period last year, helped by lower fuel […]

Pelican BioThermal forges cold chain partnerships in South America

Pelican BioThermal has forged two partnerships in South America – with BioThermal Solutions of Chile and NatBio of Brazil. The temperature-controlled packaging firm as part of its global expansion to better serve those with cold chain logistics needs, including the pharmaceutical and life science industries. Pelican BioThermal vice president of worldwide sales, Kevin Lawler says: “Global partners […]

FedEx takeover of TNT appeal rejected in Brazil

The unconditional approval of FedEx’s acquisition of TNT Express has been upheld after the appeal lodged in Brazil was rejected. Brazil’s Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica unconditionally approved the 4.4 billion euro ($4.9 billion) deal on 2 February but an unnamed third party filed an appeal on 18 February. The takeover has received anti-trust approval […]

American in for the long haul in Latin America

Despite regional instability and economic challenges, American Airlines’ managing director cargo sales Latin America, Carmen Taylor tells Air Cargo Week (ACW) the carrier is in for the long haul. Taylor says though Argentina and Brazil have been hit by economic and political instability, while they are recovering American will look to utilise its Latin American […]

LATAM doubles losses and cargo keeps struggling

LATAM Airlines Group has doubled its losses to $219.2 million in 2015, and its cargo division has continued to struggle. Losses increased by 99.7 per cent from $109.8 million in 2014 to $219.2 billion in 2015. In the same time, total revenue fell by 18.8 per cent to $10.1 billion and cargo saw a 22.4 […]

GRU Airport to run incentive initiative to draw in cargo flights

Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport (GRU Airport) has started an incentive program and will now no longer have landing fees for cargo flights. The ‘GRU Incentives Program’ is for carriers operating routes between Guarulhos and countries in Africa, North America, Asia, Europe or Oceania. The airport says it is encourage new international cargo flights and expand business […]

FedEx takeover of TNT approval appealed

The approval of FedEx’s takeover of TNT Express by the Brazilian Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica (CADE) has been appealed by a third party. CADE had unconditionally approved the takeover on 2 February as part of the process of gaining approval from relevant antitrust authorities. On 5 February, it was announced that TNT Express was […]

Cargolux to start Rio services for pre-Olympic Games demand

Cargolux International Airlines is to increase Brazilian services with flights to Rio de Janeiro from 4 March to cater for pre-Olympic Games demand. Flight CV7645 will leave Luxembourg on Fridays at 12.00h and arrive in Rio de Janeiro at 23.30h. The flight will continue to Viracopos before returning as flight CV7656, arriving in Luxembourg on […]

Ribeiro returns to CEVA to head up South America

CEVA Logistics has appointed Nadia Ribeiro as executive vice president and head of the South America cluster. She previously worked for CEVA for 13 years but spent the last three years at Kuehne and Nagel as managing director in Brazil. Ribeiro starts her role today and says: “I am delighted to return to CEVA. A […]

Brazilian hub getting set for a big year

Rio Galeao–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport’s cargo business goes from strength to strength and 2016 is set to be a banner 12 months with volumes to rise as Rio de Janeiro welcomes the Olympic Games. Rio Galeao Cargo’s director, Patrick Fehring says in February the Brazilian airport will open a new 4,300 square metre domestic […]

KLM transports Mondrian artwork to Brazil

KLM Cargo has flown 50 paintings and 25 drawings from The Hague’s museum for modern art to Brazil, where they will be exhibited for the year. The 50 paintings were from the Mondrian collection by Piet Mondrian, and the other work was done by De Stijl artists, Bart van der Leck and Theo van Doesburg. […]

LATAM signs joint business ventures with American and IAG

LATAM Airlines Group has signed joint business ventures with its oneworld partners, American Airlines and IAG. As a result of the agreement, IAG and American Airlines customers will get access to LATAM’s network of over 100 destinations with more than 1,000 flights a day. LATAM, which consists of LAN and TAM, and its affiliates will […]

ACI: Weakness in India and China causes 1.3% fall

Airfreight volumes fell by 1.3 per cent in November with the weak growth in economies such as China and India unable to offset declines in other major market, according to Airports Council International (ACI) FreightFlash. In November the only region of the world to see an increase was Africa, rising by 11.9 per cent. Latin […]

Rodrigues heads up ACS’s South American cargo operations

Air Charter Service (ACS) has appointed Andre Rodrigues to run its cargo operations in South America. Rodrigues will be based in ACS’s Sao Paulo, Brazil office. He has more than 25 years of experience working for airlines, general sales agents and other charter companies in both the passenger and cargo industry. Rodrigues says: “In one of […]

LATAM takes delivery of first A350 XWB

LATAM Airlines Group has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 eXtraWideBody (XWB), to be used by TAM from January 2016. The airline took delivery of the aircraft at a ceremony in Toulouse, France, attended by Airbus president and chief executive officer (CEO), Fabrice Bregier. The aircraft will be used on services between the Brazilian […]

CEVA Logistics opens Brazil headquarters

CEVA Logistics has opened a new headquarters for South America in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and launched a fourth Centre of Logistics Excellence – joining Jacksonville (US), Singapore and Ashby de la Zouch (UK). The new headquarters are located in the Thera Corporate office complex in the Vila Olimpia region of São Paulo, and CEVA says […]