Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Maurice Ward Group opens new office in the heart of Serbia

The Maurice Ward Group has celebrated the opening of another office in the heart of Belgrade, Serbia. The new office is strategically located in the heart of the central business district in Belgrade’s GTC Fortyone business centre. Alongside being only 200 metres away from the city centre, it is just a 15 minute drive to […]

AA Cargo expands Webcargo bookings to include US network

An American Airlines Boeing 767 gets loaded at Heathrow Airport

American Airlines Cargo now offers customers full access to its US network when booking on WebCargo and 7L Freight, both Freightos Group companies. The airline, which operates more than 5,000 daily departures from the US, now provides a larger network for flights in and out of the United States on WebCargo than any other carrier. WebCargo […]

LATAM launches significant growth plans between Europe and the Americas

LATAM Airlines Group has released a significant plan that seeks to reinforce cargo connectivity between Europe and the Americas, thus offering its customers more and better solutions. The plan will be implemented gradually during the second half of this year, with more frequencies, a more diversified transatlantic network between Europe and strategic U.S. cities, and […]

FedEx Express strengthens connectivity between Asia-Europe

FedEx and BigCommerce join forces

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, has launched a new route between Asia and Europe. The route will provide improved connectivity and service reliability for customers across North Asia, including China and Japan. Customers in Singapore will also benefit from additional inbound capacity from Europe. […]

dnata further expands its LHR operations with bespoke cargo facility

dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art cargo centre at London Heathrow airport (LHR). Part of the company’s ‘dnata City East’ complex, the bespoke facility further increases dnata’s capacity at LHR, ensuring continued smooth handling of a broad range of goods amid rapidly increasing demand for reliable and […]

SENATOR extends SAB network

The global air cargo industry is facing major capacity challenges. Due to new COVID cases in China the situation has gotten worse. The Chinese government has imposed further restrictions that impact the ground handling at airports. This results in dramatic disruptions in global air cargo traffic and therefore effects the supply chain of our customers. […]

UK labour shortage: Brexit is just as much to blame as COVID

Following the warning from the CBI yesterday (6 September) that UK businesses should anticipate two years of labour shortages, Atul Kariya, partner at MHA, says expecting the end of furlough to help the manufacturing sector is wishful thinking and that the labour shortage results from a cocktail of issues: “The pandemic bears some responsibility for […]

DAKOSY and dbh digitalise the release process for “German Ports”

A German joint solution for the digitalised release process of import containers is being developed by the service providers DAKOSY AG, Hamburg, and dbh Logistics IT AG, Bremen, both of whom specialise in port community systems. By the end of the year, the first shipping companies and forwarders will be connected to the platform, which […]

WFS and Vietnam Airlines partner at Schiphol

Vietnam Airlines has selected Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as its new cargo handling partner at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The multi-year contract will see WFS providing full cargo handling services for the airline’s twice-weekly Airbus A350-900 passenger freighter aircraft flights directly connecting freight forwarders, importers and exporters in Amsterdam and Vietnam’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport. […]

The latest Brussels Airport figures

Brussels Airport reveals February figures

At Brussels Airport, passenger traffic was down by 54%. In July, 1,268,257 passengers travelled through Brussels Airport, a decrease of 54% compared to July 2019. This first month of the summer holidays saw continuous improvement from week to week, from 43% of the passenger numbers recorded in July 2019 for the first week of July, […]

Munich Airport in top of European rankings

Munich Airport in top of European rankings

Munich Airport is remaining at the top of the European rankings. At the annual “World Airport Awards” of the London-based aviation research institute Skytrax, the Bavarian hub airport was once again awarded the title of “Best Airport in Europe” on the basis of a passenger survey. In the global ranking, Munich achieved sixth place.  Jost […]

Priority Freight appoints Van Doorn

Priority Freight has today announced the appointment of Frank van Doorn as general manager of the company’s Krefeld office in Germany. Van Doorn will be responsible for driving the company’s premium road freight business in Germany, the biggest European market for automotive logistics. With an extensive career spanning almost 15 years managing key accounts in […]

WFS acquires RA HAND, growing French presence

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has acquired Paris-based R.A.HAND, extending its specialist handling services to freight forwarders in France. Formed in 2010 and based at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, R.A.HAND works exclusively with French and international freight forwarding companies, providing cargo handling services, storage, distribution and deliveries to airlines for some 60 cargo agency clients. […]

BIFA welcomes HMRC announcement

BIFA launches CDS training system

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) clarifying the final implementation date when a new computer system will replace an existing system used for processing Customs declarations. BIFA director general, Robert Keen states: “Our members will be pleased with the clarity that is being provided following […]

JAL partners with WFS in Europe

Japan Airlines has awarded new online and offline handing contracts to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Europe. The airline has partnered with WFS in Liege to provide cargo handling and ramp transportation for its new weekly Boeing 747 freighter flight from the Belgian airport to Tokyo. In a separate development, Japan Airlines has also extended […]

Havaş renews ISAGO in Riga

Havaş renews ISAGO

Havaş’ renews ISAGO certificate at Riga Airport. The company offers full-fledged ground handling services at Riga Airport, from the airline collaborations in its portfolio to the passenger and flight operations as well as luggage, ramp, de-icing, aircraft cleaning and general aviation activities. For the ISAGO certificate that documents the conformity of operation safety standards to […]

DB Schenker acquires Vähälä Logistics

DB Schenker opens new facility

DB Schenker acquires Vähälä Logistics. DB Schenker is continuing on its course of growth in Finland. Five terminals and more than 260 employees are now joining the network of the leading logistics provider in northern Europe, as DB Schenker in Finland has concluded an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Vähälä Logistics Oy […]

Munich sees passenger increase


Munich Airport sees passenger increase as the volume of traffic is beginning to soar once again. For the first time in more than a year, Munich Airport counted over 50,000 passengers on two days in July. Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) is anticipating that the number of air travellers for the entire month of July will […]

Supply chains avoid own goal thanks to predictive technologies

C.H Robinson: Supply chain resilience crucial

Euro 2020 is here and despite the easing of  COVID-19 restrictions with pubs finally allowed to open their doors, many fans are expected to cheer on their nation from the side-lines at home, prompting the first ‘stay-at-home’ tournament in a generation. With fans shunning the pub in favour of the patio, data-driven supply chain company, […]

Brussels Airport: Passenger flights are on the up

Brussels Airport sees more cargo growth

In May, 405,000 passengers passed through Brussels Airport, a decrease of 82% compared to May 2019. The Airport notes that although this is a very poor number, it is already a significant improvement compared to last month (April 2021: 250,065 passengers). This increase was possible due to the lift of the ban on non-essential travel […]

Bolloré receives TAPA FSR A 2020 for Roissy CDG hub

On May 19 2021, Bolloré Logistics obtained the TAPA FSR A 2020 certification (Transported Asset Protection Association – Facility Security Requirements) for its Roissy CDG Hub. This certification, the most demanding available in terms of security, will strengthen the confidence of the Roissy CDG Hub’s customers, in particular the major players in the pharmaceutical, luxury […]

Gebrüder Weiss acquires Rhenus Bulgaria

The international logistics company Gebrüder Weiss is taking over the business of Rhenus Bulgaria. The purchase agreement was recently signed in Sofia, and the acquisition awaits approval by the antitrust authorities. Rhenus has been a long-standing partner of Gebrüder Weiss in many countries and is now withdrawing from the Bulgarian market in the Road segment. […]

Saudia Cargo adds flights to Copenhagen

On May 22 2021 Saudia Cargo commenced its twice weekly passenger as freighter flights to Denmark’s capital Copenhagen. The new route will support the perishable and pharma market in the region. Saudia Airlines B777-300 passenger planes are being utilised as “preighters” on the route scheduled for Wednesday and Saturday. “We have seen a growing demand […]

Šiauliai Airport expands cargo capabilities

Šiauliai International Airport, located in the western part of Lithuania, has had a strong year for cargo. “We are at the finishing stages of the €9.5 million infrastructure modernisation project. We will be able to receive large transatlantic aircrafts thanks to the widened runway, which we extended from 21 to 23 metres to match the […]

Cologne Bonn lays infrastructure for 5G

Cologne Bonn Airport is taking a big step towards a digital future. Together with the IT service provider NTT Ltd., the Airport is building a completely private 5G mobile phone network across an area of 1,000 hectares. The goal of this joint research and cooperation project is to push ahead with technological innovations such as […]

DAKOSY: Celebi Cargo to launch mandatory slot booking at Frankfurt Airport

Celebi Aviation

Air freight is booming. Since the start of the pandemic, the cargo business has been running at full speed, especially at Frankfurt Airport. To ensure that the high volume of freight can be handled quickly and smoothly, the planning and coordination provided by FAIR@Link’s door management system are indispensable. For Christopher Licht, managing director at […]

SWISS to resume London City-Zurich route

SWISS will resume flights from London City Airport to Zurich. SWISS will operate two rotations per week to Zurich initially, although their schedule will increase in line with the anticipated surges in demand for leisure and business travel as travel restrictions are relaxed in the UK and Europe this summer. Commenting on the resumption of […]

Eurogate Logistics appoints Gawronski

Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) member, Eurogate Logistics, Poland have announced the development of their airfreight services and the appointment of Piotr Gawronski as airfreight manager. “Our new airfreight department is located in Warsaw near the biggest airport in Poland and headed by Piotr Gawronski, an complete expert in the field and passionate about airfreight. For […]

Brussels Airport receives Green Deal funding

Within the scope of the European Green Deal, the European Commission called for research and innovation projects that support the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Brussels Airport as project leader, together with 21 partners, submitted an ambitious plan with concrete projects to help the industry accelerate the sustainable transition. From the 16 proposals the Commission […]