Thursday, July 18, 2024

Chinese belly traffic boosts Brisbane’s cargo volumes

Belly traffic to and from China is driving cargo at Brisbane Airport (BNE) and more will follow as new services are operated, writes Justin Burns. In the first half of 2017, the gateway handled more than 54,000 tonnes, an 11 per cent uplift on the same period last year with 24 per cent growth in imports […]

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 […]

Cherry bloom helps to drive tonnage at Sea-Tac

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) has bloomed this year as a bumper cherry harvest and increasing seafood shipments have helped drive tonnage. In the first half of 2017, volumes were up 19.6 per cent as it absorbs additional capacity from four new services added in 2016 and embarks on a potentially record-breaking cherry export season. Cargo […]

Kuehne + Nagel acquires two forwarders specialising in perishables

Kuehne + Nagel has expanded its global perishables network with the acquisition of CFI (Commodity Forwarders Inc) an airfreight forwarder of perishables products in the US, and Trillvane Ltd, one of the largest perishables specialists in Kenya. These it says will add more than 150,000 tonnes of perishables to the forwarder’s perishables network and further “strengthens […]

Navitrans hopeful perishable focus will pay off in 2017

US air charter firm Navitrans had a challenging year in 2016 but is hopeful a move into the perishables market and a global focus will lead to a better 12 months in 2017. The company operates a round-the-world freighter service connecting the US, Europe and China, which chief executive officer, Shen Hong (pictured above) says […]

Increasing perishables to Asia the main focus for Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways resumes Dubai flights

Kenya Airways (KQ) is looking to develop new Asian markets for the Africa countries flower-led perishables industry, acting general manager of cargo Peter Musola tells Michael Mackey. Some 70 per cent of the perishables market is Europe-bound Musola tells Air Cargo Week  and the Nairobi-headquartered carrier is looking to do something similar in China by […]

Panalpina blossoming after buying Airflo

Flowers and perishables in general are blooming for Panalpina in Kenya and across Africa and it expects this trend to continue over the next five to six years. Country manager for Kenya, Conrad Archer tells Justin Burns that growth has been considerable since the acquisition of Airflo last year – Kenya’s second largest freight forwarder, which […]