Wednesday, July 24, 2024

EVA AIR debuts to Germany

Taiwanese airline EVA AIR is heading to Germany for the first time, offering four flights a week from Taipei to Munich. Flights to the Taiwanese metropolis will leave from Munich on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. A modern Dreamliner – the long-haul aircraft Boeing 787-9  will be used. The first flight was operated by a Boeing […]

dnata to expand cargo operations into Germany

dnata announced expansion of its European footprint through the planned acquisition of Germany-based Wisskirchen Handling Services, Wisskirchen. Subject to government approval, dnata’s entry into the German market will further develop its position as a leading global cargo services provider.    Wisskirchen is the exclusive operator of the Cologne Bonn Cargo Centre, a 12,000 sq m […]

Wingcopter drones fly blood samples

Sixteen miles between Greifswald and Wolgast – that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The flights were carried out by Greifswald University Medical Centre in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter as part of the MV|LIFE|DRONE Challenge project of the hospital’s […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

FCS on gaining CEIV certification

Christoph Cyranek, manager for quality, standards and performance, Frankfurt Cargo Services spoke to ACW about the process of gaining the IATA CEIV and the German facility. ACW: How long did the CEIV certifications take from the moment FCS decided to go for it? Cyranek: The certifications took about half a year. The process was launched […]

DB Schenker invests in Volocopter

Together, the urban air mobility pioneer Volocopter and global logistics service provider DB Schenker are developing solutions for the fast and emission-free transport of goods. Today, Volocopter’s heavy-lift drone was presented to German federal politicians for the first time. At the National Aviation Conference at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, numerous politicians and representatives from the aviation […]

BARIG: Aviation industry should be a partner in climate protection

“Climate protection in aviation can only be achieved sustainably and efficiently if the industry, economy, and politics work together constructively. In addition, measures must be coordinated and implemented at an international level.” This was emphasised by Michael Hoppe, secretary general of the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG), at this year’s air cargo industry […]

BARIG partners with legal firm WSHP

Airlines, especially those originating from abroad, are confronted with countless issues from a wide variety of legal fields in Germany, from market entrance to ongoing business operations. With the law firm WSHP Rechtsanwälte und Notare (WSHP), the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) now strengthens their business partnerships in the section “Legal / Advocate […]

ANA to operate cargo only flight to Munich

ANA has announced it will operate two cargo-only flights between Munich and Tokyo (Haneda) on March 26 and 28, using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with a 35 tonne lower deck capacity. ANA added Munich to its international network in July 2010 with daily flights from Tokyo. Following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and border […]

BARIG partners with Kröner Medizintechnik

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety and hygiene concepts for air traffic, that have already been successfully introduced since the beginning of 2020, the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) is expanding its business partnerships. With the new section “Health Care,” the association creates an additional opportunity for the more than […]

Condor awards ULD management agreement to Unilode

German airline, Condor has awarded a five-year unit load device (ULD) supply and management agreement to Unilode Aviation Solutions. Condor currently operates a fleet of more than 50 aircraft including 15 wide-body and 30 narrow-body aircraft. The airline offers scheduled and charter passenger flights worldwide, in addition to recently initiated cargo flights to European destinations. […]

DHL expands Leipzig facility

DHL Global Forwarding has expanded its Life Sciences & Healthcare (LSH) facility in Leipzig by approximately 2,500 square meters. The centre is very close to Leipzig Airport and houses state-of-the-art equipment for storing and handling temperature-controlled pharmaceutical and medical products, such as vaccinations. “Since the start of the pandemic, we have observed a strong increase […]

Stopping traffic

In 2020, the German air navigation service provider DFS logged fewer reports of interference caused by drones at airports in Germany than in previous years. More than half of these occurrences, however, led to traffic disruptions. In total, 92 drone-related occurrences were reported in German airspace in 2020, which was lower than in previous years. […]

Gaida steps up for Gebrüder Weiss

Dominic Gaida has been appointed the new branch manager at Gebrüder Weiss in Esslingen, southern Germany. Gaida, who has been working for Gebrüder Weiss since 2007 and was previously employed in Esslingen as the Division Manager for land transport, succeeds Jochen Gonser. Gonser will in future assume responsibility for managing sales for the economically strong […]

Frankfurt Airport embarks on mass testing

Starting the first week of January, three major air cargo companies, FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services, LUG aircargo handling and Perishable Center Frankfurt (PCF) at Frankfurt Airport embarked on mass COVID-19 testing of personnel. A total of around 1,500 employees of the companies, which together handle around 40 percent of the air freight at Frankfurt Airport, […]

B&H Worldwide onboards AOG Technics in Germany

B&H Worldwide will now manage the logistics of aircraft spare parts and engine materials for AOG Technics in Germany. “The location of our Frankfurt office at Cargo City has shown our customers we can provide them with a Forward Stocking Location where they can strategically position inventory in the heart of Europe and we are […]

LUG to handle cargo for Delta Air Lines in Frankfurt

LUG air cargo handling will serve Delta Air Lines at Frankfurt Airport from 15 January 2020. The American airline operates three flights a day from Frankfurt to Detroit, Atlanta and New York using Airbus A330s and Boeing 767s. The USA is an important export market for Germany, especially in the automotive, machinery and pharmaceutical sectors. […]

Swissport lays foundations for Frankfurt Airport hub

Fraport and Swissport Cargo Services Deutschland have laid the foundation stone for the cargo handler’s new facility at Frankfurt Airport. The new building in CargoCity South will expand Swissport’s handling capacity by almost 50% and meet requirements for state-of-the-art airfreight handling. The warehouse includes a material handling system allowing containers and pallets to be automatically […]

Leipzig/Halle breaks cargo records in October

Leipzig/Halle Airport continues to break records with 6.5% growth in October, putting it well above the national trend. The airport handled 112,587 tonnes of cargo in October, up 6.5% and marking an absolute record for the month. From January to October, cargo volumes rose by 1.3% to 1.02 million tonnes, the 13th year of growth, […]

DHL Express invests €123m at Cologne-Bonn Airport

Record results for DHL but uncertain times lie ahead

DHL Express has opened its new logistics centre at Cologne-Bonn Airport, with the €123 million hub covering 15,000 sq m. The hub features sorting technology and an innovative system to heat and cool the 12,000 sq m warehouse and 3,000 sq m of offices. In cooperation with Cologne-Bonn Airport, DHL Express is using an ice-energy-storage […]

Lufthansa Cargo to retire MD-11Fs for more 777Fs

Lufthansa Cargo will accelerate fleet modernisation by purchasing two new Boeing 777 Freighters, with 10 older MD-11Fs being retired by the end of 2020. The 777Fs will be delivered in 2020 and based in Frankfurt, with their higher cargo capacity and range offering the same freight performance but with fewer aircraft movements. Customers will have […]

Lufthansa Cargo returns to Miami after 25-year break

Miami International Airport has welcomed Lufthansa Cargo back after a 25-year break, with weekly Boeing 777 Freighter flights from Frankfurt. The weekly service resumed on Tuesday 5 November, and adds to daily passenger flights. Germany is Miami airport’s top European trade partner by value, with imports and exports amounting to $2.2 billion. Carlos Gimenez, mayor […]

FAIR@Link goes live at Hamburg Airport

The FAIR@Link portal has gone live at Hamburg Airport Cargo Center after a six-month test phase. With the platform, which was developed by Dakosy, forwarders can book time slots for deliveries meaning shorter waiting and handling times, greater transparency and improved documentation for handling agents. The system can prepare export customs declarations and automatically submit […]

E-commerce to be handled digitally at Leipzig/Halle

E-commerce shipments arriving at Leipzig/Halle Airport are now being handled entirely digitally through Zodiak customs software developed by Dakosy. The Atlas Customs approved software is being used at Germany’s second-largest airfreight hub by ground handling service provider PortGround, a wholly-owned subsidiary of airport operator Mitteldeutsche Flughafen. About 70 cargo aircraft land in Leipzig/Halle a day, […]

SF Airlines touches down in Frankfurt-Hahn

SF Airlines has added intercontinental services with the first Boeing 747-400ERF flight touching down in Frankfurt-Hahn at on 15 September. The service took off from Wuxi at 00.30h, and after a stop-off at Chongqing, the flight continued to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany. The route is the longest one operated by SF Airlines, covering 9,540 kilometres […]

Cargologic Germany granted Air Operator Certificate

Cargologic Germany has received its Air Operator Certificate from the German civil aviation authority, the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt, and is ready for commercial operations. The airline, based at Leipzig-Halle Airport will focus on providing short-term capacity to customers across Europe and aims to offer express air cargo services to integrators and e-commerce providers. Cargologic says it has […]

Bookings are taking off at

Three months after joining forces, the shipments booked through booking platform are taking off on freighters operated by AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday 11 September at the airline’s office in Frankfurt Airport CargoCity Süd, executives were eager to tell Air Cargo Week about how the partnership is performing so far. From […]

DHL Freight opens Hanover airport hub

DHL Freight has opened a hub at the Airport Business Park in Langenhagen, handling all-in-one groupage “Euroconnect” and “Eurapid” day-definite services. The terminal at Hanover airport employs 290 people and DHL is also trialling technologies at the transhipment facility. It houses 86 loading bays and the team of employees includes experts to assist national and […]