Thursday, June 20, 2024

Brussels Airport focuses further on drone innovation and plans investment in DronePort

The sector of drones and Advanced Air Mobility is evolving rapidly and offers new development possibilities for the aviation industry. That is why Brussels Airport wants to invest in DronePort, a unique eco-system focused on research, innovation and development in the market of drones and Advanced Air Mobility. .    DronePort is located at the […]

GEODIS continues IATA CEIV programme with eight sites in Europe now certified

By the end of 2022, GEODIS had received the IATA CEIV Pharma certification in 7 additional sites in Europe on top of the already existing site in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Having this certification ensures that facilities, equipment, operations and staff comply with the appropriate applicable standards, guidelines and regulations expected from a pharmaceutical manufacturer. This industry-wide […]

Theftex launches aviation approved global asset tracker

Theftex has announced that its Thingfox T2 asset tracking solution has been accredited by Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Brussels Airlines for use in the tracking of air cargo. The Thingfox T2 asset tracker is a complete all-in-one solution for any business looking to follow the movements and integrity of its cargo, whether that be transported […]

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 […]

Brussels Airport: Passenger flights are on the up

Brussels Airport sees more cargo growth

In May, 405,000 passengers passed through Brussels Airport, a decrease of 82% compared to May 2019. The Airport notes that although this is a very poor number, it is already a significant improvement compared to last month (April 2021: 250,065 passengers). This increase was possible due to the lift of the ban on non-essential travel […]

Swissport awarded five-year cargo contract with Lufthansa group at Brussels and Liège airports

Swissport acquires Belgium Airport Services

Swissport and Lufthansa signed a 5-year contract for cargo handling at Brussels and Liège airports. The agreement covers Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines. At the end of December 2019, Swissport and Lufthansa Cargo renewed their agreement regarding cargo handling at Brussels and Liège airports. The agreement includes warehousing and cargo ramp transport of mail, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Copenhagen flights are a fairy tale for LATAM Cargo

LATAM Cargo has become the first cargo airline to offer direct services between Scandinavia and Latin America with flights to Copenhagen, Denmark. The Boeing 767-300F route will cut transit times by up to 48 hours, and will transport an estimated 20-25 tonnes on each weekly flight. The round trip increases connections to between Scandinavia and […]

Brussels Airport lays foundations for logistics building

The foundation piles have been placed for a new logistics building on the west side of Brucargo, with direct access to the tarmac. The construction at Brussels Airport is part of a €100 million investment in the modernisation of Brucargo. The building will be completed in the course of 2020 and can then be taken […]

You don’t want to be the weakest link

The cool chain at an airport is only as strong as the weakest link so it is essential that all operators meet the same minimum standards, according to Nathan De Valck. The cargo business and product development manager at Brussels Airport Company tells Air Cargo Week that there were a lot of advantages for the […]

Brussels Airport joins forces with MVD Free Airport

Brussels Airport and MVD Free Airport have signed a memorandum of understanding to formalise their relationship of friendship and cooperation. As operators of international airports with similar missions to operate as air cargo hubs of regional relevance, seeing eye-to-eye related to challenges that the global pharma distribution is facing. They have worked on several initiatives […]

Brussels Airport signs up to TIACA CSQ tool

Brussels Airport has become the first airport in Europe to sign up to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool. The online rating tool covers every aspect of air cargo processing, including physical and document handling, technology, facilities, regulators and general airport infrastructure, amongst other variables. Performance assessment is undertaken by […]

Sichuan Airlines Cargo to fly to Brussels Airport

Sichuan Airlines Cargo will start flying to Brussels Airport at the end of April, with three flights a week and increasing to six by 2020. The Chinese carrier, which is based at Chengdu Airport and operates several Airbus A330Fs, has chosen Brussels Airport as its first cargo destination in Europe. Brussels Airport handled 732,000 tonnes […]

WFS opens doors to Brussels Airport logistics centre

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has opened an ultra-modern 8,700 m2 logistics building Brussels Airport, eight months after laying the first stone. On 1 February, Brussels Airport Company, WFS and developer Montea inaugurated the logistics building to the west of the airport’s cargo zone. The new building is part of an ambitious development project within Brussels’ […]

CLECAT disappointed by further doubt about Brexit

CLECAT, the European association for freight forwarding, logistics and customs services, is disappointed with the outcome of the vote in the UK Parliament last night against the Brexit withdrawal agreement which leaves the industry in further doubt about Brexit. Meanwhile, the logistics sector – including logistics service providers and customs agents – is continuing to […]

Belly and truck cargo drives Brussels Airport growth

Brussels Airport sees more cargo growth

Cargo volumes at Brussels Airport increased by 5.8% in 2018 with trucked and belly cargo making up for a fall in freighter and integrator traffic. In 2018, Brussels Airport handled 731,613 tonnes, the highest volume in 10 years with total flown cargo up 1.5% to 543,493 tonnes and trucked cargo increasing 20.9% to 188,120 tonnes. […]

New kid on the Belgian block

A 30-year freight industry veteran has launched a new head-hunter agency with an ambition to be “best-in-class” in the Belgian logistical and airfreight sector. ExSeCo, short for Executive Search & Consulting, has been established by Philippe Fierens, whose career has included a spell as cargo development manager for Brussels Airport Company, will focus on “middle […]

Avianca Cargo touches down at Brussels Airport

Avianca Cargo made its maiden voyage between Europe and South America on 18 November with direct flights to Brussels Airport. The Airbus A330-200 Freighter services will offer customers an extended network in Europe. The flights to Brussels providing connections to the flower auction in Amsterdam, the main operation and consolidation centre for the flower industry […]

Shippers and suppliers must share data to improve the supply chain

Shippers and logistics suppliers must share information to build a more secure and efficient pharma supply chain, delegates were told at the Cool Chain Association’s 6th Pharma and Biosciences Conference in Brussels, Belgium. Cool chain partners must come out of their data silos to ensure the best service in a rapidly evolving pharma landscape, where […]

Finnair Cargo adds wide-body flights to Brussels

Finnair Cargo will add wide-body passenger aircraft to its daily flights between Brussels and Helsinki while discontinuing freighter services. From 31 October, the daily service to Belgium’s capital will be served with wide-body aircraft on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and for the Spring 2019 season, the former flight will be operated with an Airbus A330 and […]

Francois leaves Brussels Airlines for fresh challenge at Green Yard

Alban Francois has left Brussels Airlines Cargo after three years with the company to take up the role of project director operations at fruit supplier Green Yard. He left the airline on 1 September, which was also the last day of operation of Brussels Airlines Cargo as Lufthansa Cargo took over the sales of its […]

Panalpina Adelantex receives bio certification from Certisys

Panalpina Adelantex in Belgium has received a bio certification from Certisys, meaning perishables can clear Belgian Customs without breaking the organic chain. The certification is awarded after a series of audits and coves customs clearance as well as product handling, and is now a requirement to clear perishables through customs in Belgium without breaking the […]

Brussels Airport launches first app using blockchain technology

Brussels Airport has launched its first application using blockchain technology, marking the next step in the Landsite Management tool it is developing with stakeholders at BRUcargo. The app will closely cooperate with existing apps such as the Slot Booking App, or future apps yet to be developed. The focus of the next phase is to […]

Trucked and belly cargo drive growth at Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport sees more cargo growth

Cargo volumes at Brussels Airport increased by 15.9 per cent in May to 65,250 tonnes driven by the growth of belly and trucked cargo. Total flown cargo was up 11.3 per cent to 48,800 tonnes, with a small increase in full freighter volumes, up 1.4 per cent to 13,801 tonnes, integrators growing by 7.5 per […]

Air Belgium picks Hactl as cargo handler in Hong Kong

Air Belgium has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) to handle cargo for its twice-weekly service between Brussels and Hong Kong. The airline started twice-weekly services on 4 June using an Airbus A340-300 with approximately 14 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight. It has chosen Brussels South Charleroi Airport as its hub as the […]