Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Silk Way West Airlines invests in new B777-8Fs

Silk Way West Airlines shows no sign of slowing down its impressive record of growth, having secured a deal to offer even more cargo capacity in the future. The Azerbaijani cargo carrier signed an order with Boeing for two state-of-the-art 777-8 freighters with options for two additional aircraft, the two companies announced today at the […]

Kuehne + Nagel opens offices in Baku and Almaty

Kuehne+Nagel acquires Salmosped

Kuehne + Nagel is expanding its regional network in Central Asia by opening legal entities and new offices in Baku, Azerbaijan and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The logistics group says the two emerging markets are both showing annual GDP growth rates of around four per cent, with rising demand in the oil and gas industry, consumer goods […]

Silk Way West Airlines launches Baku – Kansai freighter route 

Japan will get its first regular freighter service to Azerbaijan after Silk Way West Airlines launched a weekly Boeing 747F route from Baku to Kansai International Airport (KIX). The service will start on 29 December and see the carrier operate flight number 7L608 from Baku direct to KIX on a Friday, arriving at 19.00h. Flight number 7L128/129 […]

DHL Express to expand its HK hub with €335m investment

DHL Express is to invest €335 million in its Central Asia Hub (CAH) – in partnership with the Airport Authority Hong Kong. The expansion brings DHL’s commitment to the hub to over €520 million, making it the largest infrastructural investment by DHL Express in Asia Pacific to date. The express freight firm says the development […]

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan on the radar for Kuehne + Nagel

Kuehne + Nagel is to start operating in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan from the first quarter (Q1) of next year. The freight forwarder’s managing director for Russia and Belarus, Perry Neumann revealed the news today, at the 7th Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku, Azerbaijan. Speaking in a market overview for the CIS and Central Asia […]

ICAO backs development of airfreight hub in Turkmenistan

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has backed plans by the Turkmenistan government to develop an airfreight and regional transit hub for Central Asian states in Ashgabat. The new Ashgabat International Airport, formerly known as Saparmurat Türkmenbaşy International Airport, is located approximately 10 kilometres northwest of the Turkmenistan capital. In a meeting last week with […]

Kerry Logistics forms joint venture with Globalink Logistics

Kerry Logistics continues to enhance its services and network under the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative by entering into a joint venture through participating in the equity of Globalink Logistics. The freight forwarding group is headquartered in Dubai and has operations across The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Kerry Logistics says the move will significantly expand coverage in Central […]