Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Swissport International announces new COO

Guillaume Halleux has joined Swissport as Chief Commercial Officer, effective 18 September. In close collaboration with Swissport’s regional business leaders, he will maintain an open customer dialogue to build trust-based long-term partnerships with our airline clients and ensure expectations regarding operational excellence are met. Halleux will execute Swissport’s commercial agenda in developing existing and building […]

Qatar Airways approves Releye RLP container

Qatar Airways Releye RLP

Qatar Airways Cargo has approved Envirotainer’s The Releye RLP temperature controlled container. Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo at Qatar Airways said: “We are committed to provide our customers the best solutions. A seamless cool chain is paramount to maintain the efficacy of pharmaceuticals and we are pleased to offer our customers a technologically advanced container […]

Qatar Airways Cargo to add South American flights

Qatar Airways Cargo will expand South American services with new flights to Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia from 16 January. The flights will use Boeing 777 freighters, with twice-weekly services Bogota from Doha operating via Luxembourg and Miami, with the return operating via Liege. Twice-weekly flights to Campinas from Doha will go via Luxembourg, returning […]

Liege Airport signs deals at WeCargo event

The WeCargo event on 12-14 November gave Liege Airport the opportunity to sign three partnership agreements with Orange Belgium, Alibaba Cloud and Qatar Airways Cargo. The agreement with Qatar Airways Cargo extends the airline’s contract at the airport and confirms plans to expand operations. Guillaume Halleux, chief officer of cargo at Qatar Airways says: “We […]

Qatar Airways adds Changi to freighter network

Qatar Airways Cargo has added Singapore as the newest freighter destination on its transpacific freighter route, with two Boeing 777 Freighter flights a week. The flights arrive into Singapore from Chicago, and from Singapore depart for Macau on Tuesdays and Saturdays onward to Los Angeles, Mexico City and Guadalajara before arriving in Doha via Liege. […]

Qatar Airways Cargo adds Guadalajara to network

Qatar Airways Cargo has started freighter services to Guadalajara, Mexico expanding its network in the Americas, serving the destination with a Boeing 777 Freighter. Guadalajara services started on 6 January, with twice-weekly freighters departing from Macau to Los Angeles and onward to Mexico City then to Guadalajara, before departing for Doha via Liege. Guadalajara is […]

Qatar Airways rolls out mail management system

Qatar Airways Cargo has rolled out an automated mail management system at more than 50 stations, supporting ever-growing volumes of e-commerce. The cargo carrier also signed an agreement with Descartes and integrated its Descartes vMail product with its in-house cargo management information system Cargo Reservations, Operations, Accounting and Management Information System (CROAMIS) for electronic data […]

Qatar Airways Cargo gains QEP accreditation at 10 more stations

Qatar Airways Cargo has extended its Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Programme (QEP) network to another 10 stations, bringing the total to 15. The QEP accreditation recognises that carriers operate Envirotainer containers in compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) throughout their network, demonstrating proper management of active pharma shipments. The 10 new stations are […]

Qatar Airways Cargo flies to Brasilia to fight HIV epidemic

Qatar Airways Cargo flew 100 tonnes of medication from Mumbai to Brasilia on a charter flight for its customer, Hermes Travel and Cargo. The pallets were loaded on a Boeing 777 Freighter in Mumbai, and the life-saving Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medications were dispatched to support Brazil’s Ministry of Health’s response to the HIV epidemic. The […]

Qatar Airways to fly Bangladeshi garments to New York

Qatar Airways Cargo and Expo Freight Logistics have signed an agreement for weekly scheduled charter services flying a Boeing 777 Freighter between Dhaka and New York loaded with garments. Through the QR Charter service, Qatar Airways commenced services with more than 100 tonnes of cargo capacity on 13 May and will continue for a period […]

Nothing will block Qatar Airways Cargo from growing

Even Qatar Airways admits the roll it is on, one it believes will continue beyond this year, is “amazing.” This view is based on exponential growth on all fronts, such as network, product, tonnage and fleet, Qatar Airways Cargo chief officer cargo, Guillaume Halleux tells Air Cargo Week. “Network-wide, our tonnage rose by 19 per […]

Menzies joins Cargo iQ, K+N and Qatar Airways renew certificates

Qatar Airways Cargo and Kuehne + Nagel have received their continuing certification from Cargo iQ’s auditor, and Menzies have joined the group as a new member. SGS carried out an independent audit for Cargo iQ, with members undertaking a two day on site visit to demonstrate their processes and services are compliant with quality standards […]

Qatar Airways upgrades cool chain services with CSafe RAP containers

Qatar Airways Cargo has enhanced its cool chain services by offering CSafe RAP containers, designed to transport large volumes of pharmaceutical shipments. The CSafe RAP utilises heating and compressor driven cooling technologies together with advanced ThermoCor VIP insulation to eliminate the payload risks associated with extreme ambient temperature conditions and long duration shipments. It is […]

Infrastructure issues in Myanmar urgently need to be addressed

Myanmar’s fast emerging air cargo industry is gearing up but needs to address severe infrastructure limitations, Michael Mackey reports. The overriding problem for the sector is the sheer lack of hardware – especially at Yangon International Airport, a nodal point for nearly all of Myanmar’s air freight. Yangon is the country’s business capital. “The air […]

Qatar Airways achieves QEP accreditation at five locations

Qatar Airways Cargo has received Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Programme (QEP) accreditation at Amsterdam, Basel, Paris, Chicago and its hub in Doha, Qatar. The programme recognises air cargo carriers that operate Envirotainer containers in compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP), and the achievement proves Qatar Airways Cargo it credible in providing global customers […]

Qatar Airways helps Chilean cherry exports bloom in Asia

The cherry season bloomed again with Qatar Airways Cargo transporting over 1,400 tonnes of Chilean cherries between 13 November and 19 December on charter flights. The carrier operated 14 Boeing 777 Freighter flights from Santiago in Chile, all the way to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong via its state-of-the-art Doha hub at Hamad International Airport. […]

Qatar becomes 1st carrier to launch freighter to Yangon

Qatar Airways Cargo has become the first international carrier to launch a freighter service to Yangon in Myanmar. The Doha-Yangon-Doha route is served once-a-week with the Airbus A330 Freighter, providing more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way. Qatar Airways’ acting chief officer for cargo, Guillaume Halleux says: “We are delighted to launch our […]

Surge expected in 2018 as demand keeps growing

Following 17 per cent perishables growth so far in 2017, Qatar Airways senior vice president and acting chief officer for cargo, Guillaume Halleux is expecting a surge in demand in 2018, writes James Muir. The airline has transported over 135,000 tonnes of perishables to date, 17 per cent growth in 2016-17 compared to 2015-16, and […]