Monday, June 17, 2024

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 […]

Panalpina acquires Colombian perishable specialist

Panalpina has extended its Perishables Network in South America through the acquisition of Colombian company CargoMaster and its Ecuadorian subsidiary, Laseair. CargoMaster is one of Latin America’s largest companies specialising in the airfreight export of perishables, primarily sending flowers to the US but also to Europe and Asia. It was founded in 1987 and employs […]

LATAM Cargo flies 9,000 tonnes of flowers for Valentine’s Day

LATAM Cargo has carried more than 9,000 tonnes of flowers in time for Valentine’s Day, flying to the US, Netherlands and China and other destinations. During the four weeks preceding Valentine’s Day, LATAM Cargo transported flowers from Bogota and Medellin in Colombia and from Quito in Ecuador to markets in North America, Europe, Asia, South […]

Emirates celebrates five years of flights to Ecuador

Emirates SkyCargo has celebrated five years of facilitating exports of Ecuadorian roses and other flowers and perishables with freighter flights to Quito. Weekly services were launched in December 2013, and due to demand, Emirates now operates four Boeing 777 Freighter flights a weekly from Ecuador’s capital city. Emirates SkyCargo has transported more than 50,000 tonnes […]

Kuehne + Nagel extends perishable network with Ecuador acquisition

Kuehne+Nagel acquires Salmosped

Kuehne + Nagel has strengthened its perishables network in South America with the acquisition of Panatlantic Logistics Ecuador. The Quito-based company was founded in 1979, operating out of a temperature controlled warehouse at the airport, and the combined volume of Kuehne + Nagel’s existing portfolio and Panatlantic’s will account for 32,000 tonnes of perishable airfreight […]

Emirates sees big potential in South America

South America has long been touted as one of the world’s most promising emerging markets. Brazil even supplied the ‘B’ for the oft-quoted ‘BRICS’, alongside Russia, India, China and South Africa, writes Neil Madden. But over the past decade, Brazil and many of its neighbours have seen mixed economic fortunes, which have disappointed the region’s […]

Delta Cargo launches Equation Critical for time critical shipments

Delta Cargo has launched a new GPS enabled service called Equation Critical for international time sensitive shipment. The premium service for shipments that must travel on the next available flight, offer GPS tracking and moves with the highest priority across Delta’s network, allowing customers to know where their shipment is, anywhere in the world in […]

Roses are red, violets are blue, air cargo flies flowers for you

The air cargo industry made sure that lovers around the world had the perfect flower for Valentine’s Day, transporting thousands of tonnes of produce in time for the big day. Cargolux Airlines International added close to 1,200 tonnes of extra capacity to meet the peak demand, adding to the 20 weekly flights out of Nairobi, […]

AFKLMP spreads the love with 3,000t of flowers for Valentine’s Day

Air cargo has helped spread the love for Valentine’s Day with airlines busily flying flowers in time for the big day. Over a two week period, Air France KLM Martinair (AFKLMP) Cargo shipped around 3,000 tonnes of flowers from production and export nations including Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia to Europe. AFKLMP used Boeing 747-400 Freighter […]

Pharma standards can help other cool chain sectors

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) is looking to learn from the way pharmaceuticals are now being handled and moved across the air cargo supply chain. Over the last few years, signficant investments have been made by operators whether that is in pharma facilities, or improving processes and standards through CEIV Pharma. As a result traffic has […]

Qatar Airways to deepen its South American presence further

Qatar Airways will expand its presence further into South America by launching belly flights to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and Santiago in Chile early next year. The carrier will operate an Airbus A350-900 four flights a week between from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Rio de Janeiro, which will then go to Santiago. Qatar Airways Group chief executive, […]

American sees room for more growth at its key US hub

Miami International Airport (MIA) represents a key hub for American Airlines Cargo due to its extensive links into the Americas and perishables unsurprisingly make up much of the cargo volumes. The carrier runs about 340 flights out of MIA on a daily basis to 132 destinations and it is the airline’s largest international gateway. American […]

ECS Group grows its global footprint with Americas moves

French-headquartered general sales and service agent (GSSA) the ECS Group continues to grow its network with the latest expansion being in the Americas. ECS Group chief operating officer, Adrien Thominet (pictured) explains it has been focusing heavily on South America and indeed the Americas in general. “We already had Brazil, and Mexico and have opened […]

Airbus: LATAM fleet to more than double during the next 20 years

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus says the Latin America (LATAM) region’s aircraft fleet will double in the next 20 years. In its Airbus Global Market Forecast it sees demand for 2,500 new aircraft from 2016-2035, including 2,570 new passenger and freighter aircraft (2,030 single-aisle and 540 widebody aircraft) worth an estimated $350 billion. Speaking at the International Brazil Show, […]

Sandoval to run American’s Florida, Caribbean and LATAM operations

American Airlines (AA) Cargo has chosen Lorena Sandoval as its managing director for its Florida, Caribbean and Latin America division, taking over from Carmen Taylor who retired at the end of 2016. Sandoval joined AA 26 years ago in Quito, Ecuador and has held positions in passenger sales, reservations and operations, and most recently as […]

AF-KL-MP flies 5,000t of flowers for Valentine’s and Women’s Day

Air France KLM Martinair (AF-KL-MP) Cargo has flown 5,000 tonnes of flowers in five weeks to meet demand for Valentine’s Day and International Women’s Day. The flowers were flown to Europe in February and March from countries including Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia both on freighter aircraft and in the bellyhold of passenger aircraft, offering 17 […]

Flower shipments bloom for Valentine’s Day at IAG Cargo

Flower volumes have bloomed at IAG Cargo in the run up to Valentine’s Day and demand for high-end chocolate has also grown. The airline group, which consists of British Airways World Cargo, Iberia Cargo, Aer Lingus, bmi and Vueling, has seen an 18 per cent increase in flower volumes from Columbia and Ecuador, while high-end […]

LATAM Cargo ready for Valentine’s Day with 9,000 tonnes of flowers

LATAM Cargo has transported over 9,000 tonnes of flowers in the run up to Valentine’s Day, representing 21 per cent of the Latin American flower market. Over 140 cargo flights departed from Ecuador and Colombia between 16 January and 7 February, with Bogota – Miami volumes reaching 900 tonnes per week and 1,500 tonnes flew […]

Qatar Airways adds four new freighter routes in the Americas

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched freighter operations to four new destinations in the Americas starting from 2 February 2017. The Boeing 777 Freighter will fly twice a week to Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Quito (subject to government approval) and Miami in the US. The twice weekly freighters will depart from Doha via Luxembourg, the cargo carrier’s […]

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 […]

Future looking bright for ACS as expansion fuels growth

Air Charter Service (ACS) continues to grow strongly and is upbeat about its future prospects in the ever-unpredictable and changeable air charter market. In 2015, operators like ACS had business boosted in the first quarter by the US West Coast port strikes, while providing help and supplies to the various humanitarian disasters that took place […]

American Airlines Cargo supports earthquake affected Ecuador

American Airlines Cargo has shipped more than 20 pallets of water purification units to families across Ecuador whose lives were devastated when an earthquake hit the region last month. The massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake affected local water treatment plants and supply networks, which were severely disrupted in towns such as Manta and Portoviejo. American Airlines […]

Lufthansa sends roses for Valentine’s Day

Lufthansa Cargo will be transporting over 1,500 tonnes of flowers for lovers for Valentine’s Day, enough to fill 16 Boeing MD-11 Freighters. The German airline has added special charter flights from Ecuador’s capital, Quito, and the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, to Lufthansa’s main hub, Frankfurt. It used its Fresh/td product to keep the perishable flowers […]

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 […]