Saturday, July 20, 2024

Saudia Cargo awards multi-station contract to WFS

Saudia Cargo has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a multi-station contract covering a number of major airports in Europe and the USA. The contract will see WFS handling over 160,000 tonnes of cargo per year and provide ramp handling for over 5,000 passenger and freighter flights. The three-year agreement extends WFS’s existing relationships at Paris […]

Christopher Licht to join Celebi Cargo Frankfurt

Christopher Licht will take up the role of chief operating officer of Celebi Cargo Frankfurt, starting on 16 October. He entered aviation in 2006 by working at Avia Partner as a cargo handling agent in Frankfurt, before switching to airline administration. Licht worked at several roles of major airlines including six years at Qatar Airways […]

Another three years for LUG and Korean Air Cargo

Korean Air Cargo has extended its cooperation with LUG aircargo handling at Frankfurt Airport for a further three years until 2022. The airline and handling agent have worked together for 22 years, handling freight for passenger and cargo aircraft as well as road feeder services. Korean Air operates seven passenger flights a week to Frankfurt […]

GDP for Panalpina’s Frankfurt logistics centre

Panalpina’s healthcare logistics centre near Frankfurt Airport has obtained Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification, bringing the certified network to 38 locations. The Weiterstadt facility is located near the airport as well as close to major highways and Germany’s federal road infrastructure, allowing customers to shorten lead times for intra-European and global shipments. The facility, Panalpina’s […]

Antonov flies satellite from Munich to Cayenne

Antonov Airlines has flown a satellite from Germany to French Guiana in time for its launch on 6 August. Working in partnership with Kübler Spedition, the satellite was flown from Munich Airport to Cayenne Felix Eboue Airport on behalf of OHB System. An AN-124-100 was used to transport the satellite and related equipment, weighing 70 […]

Lammers to succeed Kerkloh as Munich Airport CEO

Jost Lammers will take over as president and CEO of Munich Airport, succeeding Dr Michael Kerkloh who is retiring on 31 December 2019. Lammers, who is CEO of Budapest Airport will start his five-year term on 1 January 2020 and has had a long career in the aviation industry. He has a long career in […]

Cargogate handles 45 years of success in Munich

In July 1974, while West Germany hosted and won the FIFA World Cup, Muc Air Services Gesellschaft für Luftverkehrsabfertigung was established at Munich Airport. In 1999, the subsidiary of airport operator Flughafen München was reincorporated as Cargogate, and in those 45 years has grown from 14 employees to more than 200. The largest airfreight handling […]

va-Q-tec honoured second consecutive time as a Top Innovator 2019

va-Q-tec, a provider of high-efficiency products and solutions in the field of thermal insulation and TempChain logistics, was honoured as Top Innovator 2019 at the TOP 100 innovation competition. For the second time in a row, the Würzburg-based company made it into the German innovation elite, even finishing second in the finals among nearly 400 […]

Volga-Dnepr to develop Leipzig/Halle as a multimodal hub

Volga-Dnepr Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitteldeutsche Flughafen to develop Leipzig/Halle Airport as a multimodal hub for scheduled and charter operations. The memorandum of understanding was signed in the presence of Saxon state minister of finances, Dr Matthias Hass at the 53rd International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France. Both companies […]

Leipzig/Halle to invest €500 million in cargo facilities

The supervisory board of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen has unanimously cleared the way for investments including a second cargo city in the northern part of Leipzig/Halle Airport. The shareholders agreed to investments in apron areas, logistics and office buildings in the northern and southern parts of Leipzig/Halle as well as cargo city, investing around €500 million over […]

Leipzig/Halle organises humanitarian conference

Leipzig/Halle Airport, working with the Volga-Dnepr Group and the Akkon University of Human Sciences organised a specialist international conference focusing on humanitarian logistics. About 60 representatives from research institutes, government and non-government organisations, logistics companies, airports as well as airlines attended the event held in Leipzig on the fringes of the OECD’s International Transport Forum […]

Think-a-thon makes a return at transport logistic

The think-a-thon is making a return at transport logistic in Munich, with more than 30 students devoting themselves to an industry topic, to be announced at the show. The concept was developed a year ago for transport logistic in Shanghai by PR agency Medienbüro am Reichstag, Jettainer and Messe München where students looked at developing […]

Hamburg Airport pilots DAKOSY FAIR@Link system

Hamburg Airport has introduced DAKOSY’s FAIR@Link Air Cargo Community System to speed up the freight process for imports and exports. FAIR@Link is a neutral, IT-supported air cargo community system that enables all companies involved in the freight handling process to optimise and accelerate transport and freight processes for both import and export. Customs, security, dangerous […]

Volga-Dnepr brings renewable energy to Australia

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has supported the construction of a 32-turbine renewable energy wind farm in Australia with the delivery of 80 tonnes of energy equipment for General Electric. The Antonov AN-124-100 allowed the four metre long, 36 tonne wind turbine hub and three 12.6 tonne generators to be positioned inside the aircraft using its own loading […]

Panattoni invests in Airport Park Leipzig Halle

Real estate developer Panattoni Corporation have made a €40 million investment in Airport Park Leipzig Halle, the logistics park located 800 metres from Leipzig/Halle Airport. The investment to create the Panattoni Logistics Center will include acquiring 114,500 sqm of land. Work will begin in late summer 2019 to create 51,000 sqm of hall space, 2,000 […]

AirBridgeCargo breaks records with 40 tonne shipment

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has shown its expertise in transporting outsized cargo with a record breaking 40-tonne shipment, showcasing its abcXL product. The 8-metre long single spare part, weighing 37.5 tonnes was trucked from the Belgian plant of maritime construction company, Jan De Nul Group to Frankfurt as part of the transportation organised by freight forwarder Ziegler. […]

Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific expand business deal

Customers of Cathay Pacific Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo are enjoying the advantages of the expanded joint business agreement with the launch of eastbound joint shipments. Under the agreement, Hong Kong is directly connected to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, London Gatwick and Heathrow, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome and Zurich. In addition to cargo […]

Lufthansa Cargo presses ahead with modernisation

Lufthansa Cargo will press ahead with fleet and infrastructure modernisation, having posted its second-best result in the airline’s history in 2018. Revenue was up €189 million to €2.7 billion and profits measured as adjusted EBIT increased €5 million to €268 million. Yield per transported tonne of cargo was up 7%, while the volume of goods […]

UPS increases Hong Kong – Europe capacity

UPS is increasing capacity on major trading routes between Hong Kong and Europe by deploying Boeing 747-8s on services via Cologne, Germany. Deploying three 747-8s through August 2019 replaces existing 747-400s, and increase capacity by 19% on four weekly direct flights. The upgraded flights are a result of strategic investments to expand UPS’s global air […]

Lufthansa Cargo adds summer freighter connections

Lufthansa Cargo will be adding freighter connections for the summer, putting the two new Boeing 777 Freighters into service. Capacity will increase 10% with increased flights across Asia, the Americas Africa utilising Lufthansa Cargo and AeroLogic’s freighter capacity on the summer schedule starting on 31 March. In Asia, two flights a week will be added […]

Loch named Kerry Logistics Germany managing director

Oliver Loch has been appointed managing director of Kerry Logistics Germany, based at its headquarters in Raunheim near Frankfurt. He will be responsible for driving the strategic business development of Kerry Logistics’ German organisation, focusing on the international freight forwarding business and integrated supply chain solutions. Loch has more than 20 years of transport and […]

Say it with 900 tonnes of flowers for Valentine’s Day

Lufthansa Cargo made sure lovers across Europe could say it with flowers by transporting over 900 tonnes of roses for Valentine’s Day. More than 900 tonnes of roses were transported on Quito – Frankfurt, Bogota – Frankfurt and Nairobi – Frankfurt routes, the equivalent to some 10 million roses imported over three weeks. Most of […]

Ingo Zimmer celebrates 30 years in charge at ATC Aviation

ATC Aviation CEO, Ingo Zimmer

When Swiss-based GSA ATC formed its subsidiary in Germany in October 1989, German re-unification was still a year in the future while the Berlin Wall had two more years to stand. Thirty years later, the Frankfurt-based GSA operation, headed from day one by Ingo Zimmer, is a multi-million euro operation. Reflecting on this year’s 30th […]

West Atlantic goes live with CHAMP Weight & Balance

West Atlantic Sweden has gone live with CHAMP Cargosystems’ Weight & Balance service to manage load planning functions of its Boeing 767-200SF. The 767 will operate out of Cologne, Germany, and there was a need for a stand-alone weight & balance system that included load planning. West Atlantic turned to CHAMP to meet the need […]

Egyptair Cargo receives second EFW A330-200P2F

Egyptair Cargo has taken delivery of its second EFW Airbus A330-200 passenger-to-freighter conversion, as it upgrades and modernises its fleet. The 13-year-old aircraft, MSN709 was flown from Dresden, Germany to Cairo, Egypt and ground tests and acceptance procedures were successfully finished on 31 January. The A330 replaces older A300-600P2F, and offers better range, volume and […]

Another year of success for Leipzig/Halle Airport

Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport have grown for the 14th year in succession, driven by DHL’s express services, as well as charter flights. In 2018, Europe’s fifth largest cargo hub handled 1.2 million tonnes of airfreight, representing growth of 7.3% over the previous year. The continued growth has been praised by Saxony’s economic affairs and […]

AEI to provide Royal Aero with Boeing 737-400SF

Aeronautical Engineers has signed a contract with Royal Aero to provide the Miesbach, Germany-based airline with its first Boeing 737-400SF. The aircraft, MSN 29204 will be modified at Commercial Jet’s Dothan, Alabama facility and be delivered to Royal Aero in May 2019. The AEI 737-400SF is the only passenger to freighter conversion product offering operators […]

Michael Kerkloh to retire as Munich Airport CEO

Michael Kerkloh will retire as Munich Airport president and chief executive officer at the end of 2019 after 17 years in charge. In his time in charge of the operating company, Flughafen Munich GmbH (FMG), Kerkloh has overseen considerable traffic growth and several projects including opening Terminal 2 in 2003, commissioning the satellite terminal in […]

Dachser obtains CEIV Pharma at Frankfurt Airport

Dachser has expanded its life science and healthcare services by obtaining IATA CEIV Pharma certification at its Frankfurt Airport branch. The certification process began in 2017, requiring internal and external training, review of procedures for handling temperature-controlled life science and healthcare products, and an extensive assessment of complex processes by two separate independent validators. CEIV […]

Leipzig/Halle signs MoU with Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport

Leipzig/Halle Airport and Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport have signed a memorandum of understanding to help airfreight grow between the two airports. The agreement creates the framework for long-term cooperation with a major focus on e-commerce and exchange of experience and information, as well as personnel. E-commerce in Vietnam is growing rapidly, with the volume […]