Saturday, July 20, 2024

Providing a vital trade corridor for Canada

Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is looking to connect Canada with key trade routes across the Americas and beyond with a revenue-generating and low-cost freighter gateway for cargo flights. YEG is a full-service cargo airport, with the volume of airfreight handled by the hub growing every year as more companies see the opportunity presented by partnering […]

Zoetis and GRU Airport elected to the Pharma.Aero board of directors 

Pharma.Aero has announced two new additions to its board of directors: Gergely Szorcsik, director of global distribution, representing the pharma manufacturer Zoetis, and Hugo Repolho, head of commercial cargo at GRU Airport.   Trevor Caswell, chairman of the board of directors of Pharma.Aero, said: “We are excited to have Zoetis and Guarulhos Airport, our Strategic Members, taking an […]

Edmonton International Airport and CargoAi win 2022 Sustainability Awards

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced the winners of the Corporate and Start-up/Small Business category for the 2022 Air Cargo Sustainability Awards – Edmonton International Airport (Corporate) CargoAi (Start-up/Small Business).The TIACA Sustainability Awards, an annual program run in partnership with one of the leading industry IT solutions providers CHAMP Cargosystems, is now in its […]

Edmonton Airport power up natural gas cogeneration facility

Edmonton International Airport is continuing its commitment to environmental sustainability by powering up a new natural gas cogeneration facility that will significantly lower carbon emissions and reduce costs. This new facility began construction in 2019 and became operational in the spring of 2021. It provides electricity and heat for airport operations from the same source. […]

EIA and Air Canada partner for sustainability

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Air Canada are signing a new partnership to reduce carbon emissions and advance a green and sustainable aviation sector. The EIA-Air Canada Sustainability Partnership aims to reduce the carbon impact of air travel with both organisations working together to test emerging green technologies at EIA’s Airport City Sustainability Campus, an […]

Edmonton and DDC to create drone delivery airport

Drone Delivery Canada and Edmonton Regional Airports Authority have joined forces to create the first drone delivery airport in Edmonton. The drone technology company and airport authority will open flights from Edmonton International Airport using DDC’s DroneSpot take-off and landing zones utilising its flight infrastructure. They will implement, promote and market DDC’s drone delivery services […]

Edmonton airport keeps its cool with high volumes

With more companies making Edmonton International Airport their logistics hub, it is becoming Canada’s leading gateway for biopharma and temperature sensitive cargo. The airport’s e-commerce, cargo and aviation real estate director, Mammen Tharakan tells Air Cargo Week that a number of Chinese companies are making Edmonton their North American base. Among others, China’s EHL International […]

Plant Box picks Edmonton as North American hub

Edmonton International Airport has opened the door to Asian investment at its Airport City, welcoming Chinese-based company Plant Box. The company specialising in LED lighting systems for indoor plant growth has made Edmonton its North American entry point and logistics hub, and home of its manufacturing and distribution centre in North America. Plant Box chose […]

EHL makes Edmonton its North American hub

EHL International Logistics has signed a deal with Edmonton International Airport (EIA) to make the airport its North American logistics consolidation centre for goods from China. The subsidiary of the Henan Provincial Government will operate flights from Zhengzhou to Edmonton and continue to the US. Trial Boeing 747-400 flights through Edmonton are underway in preparation […]

Air Canada breaks ground for new Edmonton facility

Air Canada has broken the ground for its new facility at Edmonton International Airport, housing ground support equipment services and cargo teams. Terracap Group will construct the 50,000 square foot building, with the ground support team occupying 30,000 square feet and Air Canada Cargo utilising the other 20,000 square feet. The facility is expected to […]

Edmonton to pursue IATA CEIV Pharma certification

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) will be the first airport community in Canada to pursue IATA CEIV Pharma certification. The International Air Transport Association Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (IATA CEIV Pharma) certification provides consistent standards for shipping pharmaceuticals using airfreight by working alongside industry stakeholders and regulators to harmonise the supply […]

Perishables increasingly important for EIA

Oil and gas continues to remain very important for Edmonton International Airport (EIA) but other sectors including perishables are growing, the airport explains. Edmonton is known as a manufacturing hub for the oil and gas industry, home to companies including Haliburton, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Weatherford and Trinidad, meaning a lot of cargo is related to […]