Thursday, May 23, 2024

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 […]

Miami launches MIA Cargo Flight Tracker

Miami International Airport has launched its its MIA Cargo Flight Tracker – the first real-time online cargo flight information display system in the US. The gateway unveiled the tool yesterday at Air Cargo Americas conference and exhibition in Miami. The tracker allows shippers, freight forwarders, customs brokers and logistics providers to easily view real-time cargo flight information on […]

E-commerce, technology and pharma focus for Hactl

2017 has to date been a strong year for Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) as freight flies through Hong Kong and it is expanding services to meet rising demand. This follows from a record-breaking 12 months last year when Hactl handled 1.65 million tonnes of cargo, up 1.7 per cent on the previous […]

WFS’ John Batten takes seat on Cargo iQ board

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) interim chief executive officer (CEO) for Europe John Batten has joined the board of Cargo iQ. Batten, who has 35 years’ experience in the air cargo industry, was previously an observer to the Cargo iQ board of 12 airline and freight forwarder representatives. Cargo iQ is a not-for-profit membership group supported by IATA with […]

ACW World Air Cargo Awards to take place on 10 May

Winners hold their trophies aloft at the Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards 2016 in Shanghai

The Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards 2017 will be held on Wednesday, 10 May at The Westin Grand Hotel in Munich. Voting will open on Monday, 9 January for the accolades, which are acclaimed in the air cargo community as the ‘Oscars’ of the industry as excellence is celebrated at a glittering gala event in […]

60 Seconds with Hans-Georg Emmert

One of the first changes at Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) after it was taken over by Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) was the appointment of Hans-Georg Emmert as managing director. Emmert was promoted from head of sales and marketing and took over on 1 December. He spoke to Air Cargo Week about how he sees the industry […]

WFS to expand US presence by acquiring CAS

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is to expand its cargo handling presence in the US by acquiring Consolidated Aviation Services (CAS) – as consolidation in the cargo handling market continues. Financial terms have not been disclosed about the deal and the transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. CAS, headquartered in New York, […]

Specialist cargo types is BCUBE’s Italian job

Competition in the Italian airfreight market is high and the general air cargo market turbulence is affecting volumes at BCUBE air cargo. However, the operator’s general manager, Mauro Grisafi says airfreight is performing well, despite the challenges: “Competition is high and the general crisis obviously has affected the growth of volumes, but we are living […]