Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Seven more years for Swiss WorldCargo and Cargologic

Swiss WorldCargo has extended its partnership with Cargologic to provide handling services at Zurich Airport for another seven years. Cargo handling agent Cargologic processes 440,000 tonnes a year, employing 800 people in Zurich, Basel, Bern and Lugano, providing services for airlines and freight forwarders. Christian Wyss, head of quality and services at Swiss WorldCargo says […]

Continuous improvement is all part of being SWISS

Swiss WorldCargo has been known as a “niche” carrier, something that head of cargo Ashwin Bhat believes makes it stand out in the industry. He says a major focus is on special products, shipments requiring additional attention and care, which covers a lot of different goods but includes pharmaceuticals and valuables. Bhat tells Air Cargo […]

Singapore Airlines launches THRUCOOL for high-value pharma

Singapore Airlines has launched THRUCOOL, a service to transport high-value, time-sensitive and temperature controlled pharmaceutical cargo with speed and reliability. THRUCOOL offers dedicated cold chain services to safeguard the integrity of pharmaceuticals and healthcare shipments, including priority uplift and handling, quick ramp transfer at airports, cold room facilities, as well as thermal blankets and covers […]

IATA digitalises the dangerous goods supply chain with eDGD

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken a significant step forward in digitalising the dangerous goods supply chain following the adoption of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (eDGD) standards. The standards are an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), leveraging industry initiatives to digitalise data and embrace data sharing platform principles. […]

Restructuring pays dividends for Swiss WorldCargo

Swiss WorldCargo should report good figures when parent Swiss International Airlines releases its results in March, writes Neil Madden. Head of cargo, Ashwin Bhat (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week that 2017 was “a very good year”. “In 2017, we saw an increase in terms of tonnage carried. In the first three quarters of 2017, Swiss […]

Swiss WorldCargo remains GDP compliant at Zurich Airport hub

Swiss WorldCargo has renewed its GDP compliance for handling pharmaceutical products at its Zurich Airport hub, and says this further strengthens its network of quality corridors. Swissmedic, the Swiss authority responsible for the authorisation and supervision of therapeutic products, renewed the Cargologic handling facilities’ GDP compliance certification in September 2017. Swiss WorldCargo’s ground handling partner […]

Cargologic gains CEIV certification at Zurich Airport

Cargologic has obtained International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical handling at Zurich Airport. The Swiss WorldCargo ground handling partner says the certification assures cool chain integrity throughout the airline’s network. Pharmaceuticals are very important for the Swiss economy, with pharmaceutical and biotech shipments being transported via […]

Bern Airport security approval for Cargologic

Cargologic has been awarded approval by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) in Switzerland to perform airfreight security checks at Bern Airport. The Rhenus subsidiary has successfully undergone an inspection of its Berne location and it means the company is now authorised to secure previously unsecured airfreight for onward air transport. Following an inspection […]

Oman Air appoints Cargologic as handling agent at Zurich Airport

Oman Air has appointed Cargologic as its cargo handling agents for the carrier’s five times a week Muscat International Airport to Zurich Airport service from 1 October 2015. Cargologic will be handling about five tonnes per inbound and outbound Airbus A330 flight, meaning it will handle around 200 tonnes a month. Cargologic managing director, Marco […]