Saturday, July 20, 2024

From freight to plate

India, a leading exporter of perishable goods, produces more than 400 metric tonnes of perishable freight, with that figure forecast to rise to a value of US 563 billion dollars by 2030. Accounting for over 14% of India’s GDP, the sector employs over 25 million people. READ: Airfreight accelerates e-commerce boom Kamesh Peri, CEO of […]

Capitalising on India’s growing airfreight market

Surpassing China’s population and a vibrant economy set to top US 5 trillion dollars in GDP by 2030, the vast opportunities across India’s supply chain and cargo sector are clear. READ: Korean Air’s green flight path This growth creates demand for the airfreight sector, bringing questions about boosting fleets and infrastructure. Nikhil Ved, Managing Director of […]

India’s rise to the skies

The announcement earlier this year that the Air India Group has ordered 470 aircraft set the aviation industry alight with interest and excitement. Speaking recently at an event to unveil Air India’s new brand identity, CEO Campbell Wilson stated that the Group’s ambitious expansion plans would mean taking delivery of a new aircraft every six […]

New UPS airport gateway and intercontinental flight for India

UPS revenues jump in final quarter

UPS has expanded its global smart logistics network with a new airport gateway facility in India at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR). With this added capacity, a new Boeing 747-8 flight will now be able to further connect our customers in India with more international trade opportunities in Asia, Europe and the Americas. “Customers are at […]

K+N introduces EV services for airport transfers in India

Kuehne+Nagel, the global logistics company, has launched an electric vehicle service for airport transfers in Mumbai, India. With this service, Kuehne+Nagel aims to switch to electric vehicles in a phased manner to reduce its carbon footprint and progress towards a sustainable future and Greener India. The Indian-made electric vehicle “Mahindra Treo Zor” will shuttle air […]

WFS and Bangalore International Airport Limited create ‘landmark’ partnership

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded a 15-year license to operate its first cargo handing operation in India at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. WFS, a global air cargo logistics leader, is entering a new partnership with BIAL which, in May 2023, will assume responsibility for the development, operation, management and maintenance of one of […]

Emirates transports aid to India

Emirates SkyCargo flew 100 tonnes of relief materials free of charge from Dubai to India during a three week period in May 2021 to support the Indian community to battle the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Emirates India Humanitarian Airbridge, Emirates donated cargo capacity to transport essential supplies such as relief tents […]

ALG supports India relief efforts

Romcargo's US foreign carrier permit accepted

Air Logistics Group has contributed to international efforts towards the COVID relief by donating medical grade 5 litre oxygen concentrators to help COVID patients in India. These concentrators were imported by Air Logistics Group (India) from the UK through its East Midlands office during the height of the second wave in New Delhi to support […]

Aviation leaders join forces to fly relief aid to India

A Boeing 747 freighter carrying 50 tonnes of urgently-needed COVID relief aid, including life-saving oxygen machines, will arrive in New Delhi this week to support India’s efforts to help victims of coronavirus, thanks to the coordinated efforts of a group of aviation leaders. The delivery of oxygen concentrators, N95 and KN95 masks and isolation gowns from California’s […]

SecurFoundation launch India COVID relief effort

SecurFoundation, the philanthropic arm of logistics, M&A and financial services firm SecurCapital Corp, has launched a COVID Relief Effort to raise money and send 68 million masks to the Indian subcontinent to help doctors and stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our goal is to support prevention with a desperately needed supply of PPE […]

Dimerco ships aid to India

International freight forwarders Dimerco have stepped forward to assist in shipping vital medical supplies to COVID-hit India, which is currently hit hard by the pandemic. Alexander King & Jeff Che, Dimerco New York, partnered with the charity ‘Breath for Humanity’, to source and donate nearly two tonnes of medical devices. The supplies were shipped from […]

Bolloré transports oxygen concentrators to India

Bolloré Logistics India has received and delivered 3,600 oxygen concentrators destined for one of India’s leading multinational medical technology companies. The company fully chartered a Boeing 747-400 from Hangzhou Airport in China, taking charge of customs formalities, receipt at Delhi Airport and last-mile delivery to the customer’s warehouse. Several more shipments will follow in the […]

Oman Air begins humanitarian ‘Cargolift’ flights to India

Oman Air has activated an emergency cargolift initiative to help ferry critical medical aid to India. The ‘COVID cargolifts’ will be rolled out on routes to India for the next 15 days, in cooperation with Oman’s Foreign Ministry and the Indian community in Oman, and will guarantee 10 tonnes of free cargo space on several […]

FedEx Express charters aid to India

FedEx Express has announced the arrival of a second dedicated charter flight carrying critical medical aid to India. This is part of the company’s relief efforts to support India’s fight against the recent COVID-19 surge. On May 16, more than 780 oxygen concentrators, over 1.8 million KN95 masks, and medicines and pharmaceutical supplies were unloaded from […]

Allcargo Logistics appoints new directors of the board

Allcargo Logistics Ltd, India’s largest integrated, end-to-end logistics solutions provider, has announced the appointments of VS Parthasarathy, former Group CFO and CIO of Mahindra & Mahindra, and Martin Mueller, a Swiss national and a former Partner at global consulting giant McKinsey, as independent directors on its board. Mueller and Parthasarathy have also joined the board […]

Volga-Dnepr operates three charters to India

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has operated three charter flights to India from China, Ireland and Germany carrying out an aid & relief mission to help the nation in its battle against severe COVID-19 resurgence. Over 200 tonnes of vital medical equipment containing oxygen storing containers, concentrators and cryogenic containers were delivered onboard An-124-100 and Il-76TD-90VD to various […]

Emirates sets up Dubai-India humanitarian airbridge

Emirates has set up a humanitarian airbridge between Dubai and India to transport urgent medical and relief items, to support India in its fight to control the serious COVID-19 situation in the country. Emirates will offer cargo capacity free of charge on an “as available” basis on all of its flights to nine cities in […]

FedEx delivers critical healthcare supplies to India

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., is working with organisations around the world to deliver critical medical supplies and equipment to assist in the fight against COVID-19 in India. An initial shipment of 1,000 critically needed oxygen concentrators onboard a FedEx aircraft was delivered to New Delhi today as part of a collective initiative […]

Groupe ADP takes the first step to acquire 49% stake in GMR Airports

Groupe ADP has signed an agreement with GMR Airports, the Indian airport operator, for the acquisition of the majority share. Groupe ADP now holds 24.99% of GMR Airports and joins the board of directors and has highly extended governance rights from today. The acquisition is to be performed in two phases. The first phase for […]

Emirates SkyCargo appoints Abdulla Alkhallafi as India cargo manager

Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Abdulla Alkhallafi as its new cargo manager for India. Alkhallafi will be based out of Delhi and will be overseeing all commercial and operational aspects of Emirates SkyCargo in one of the air cargo carrier’s most important markets globally. He will be taking over from Keki Patel, who will be retiring […]

Dachser and terre des hommes step up collaboration

Dachser and the international children’s aid organisation terre des hommes are expanding their long-standing partnership and commitment to social responsibility in the regions of South Asia, Southern Africa, and Latin America. Based on the idea of “helping people to help themselves,” the grassroots projects focus on the fight against human rights violations, in particular all […]

Emirates and SpiceJet seal codeshare deal

Emirates has signed a codeshare and interline agreement, subject to government approval, with SpiceJet for services to and from India. This is the first-ever codeshare agreement signed by SpiceJet. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ chief commercial officer said: “Emirates has historically shared a close and collaborative bond with India. In the last decade, on our Indian routes, […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo adds capacity for summer 2020

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced its summer 2020 programme, which will feature extra flights to India, Africa and the USA. India will benefit from a second daily flight between London Heathrow and Delhi Indira Gandhi airports from 29 March. The Boeing 787 service to Delhi will depart Heathrow in the morning, and offer up to […]

China Airlines Cargo adds Mumbai to network

China Airlines Cargo added Mumbai to its network on Saturday 16 November, with two services a week. The Boeing 747-400 Freighter flights will fly from Taipei to Mumbai before continuing to Amsterdam on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with the return leg repeating the route. The Taiwanese airline says Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai is […]

Burak Kurt to lead Celebi Cargo in Delhi

Celebi Aviation Holding has promoted Burak Kurt to the role of CEO of Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India. Kurt, who benefitted from the “Promote Within” culture of deploying talent from within the company, took up with position in Delhi on 4 November. Previously, he was working as regional director – Istanbul at Celebi Hava […]

Envirotainer keeps its cool in Hyderabad

Envirotainer aids shipment of one billion Covid vaccines

Envirotainer has upgraded its network of stations for RKN e1 and RAP e2 containers by coming to Hyderabad, India. The Indian city is the 33rd station in the Envirotainer network to carry the flagship RAP e2 solution offering advanced temperature-control. The RAP e2 and RKN e1 are FAA and EASA certified and can be carried […]

SpiceXpress takes delivery of first 737-800BCF

SpiceJet’s cargo division, SpiceXpress has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter to better serve the region and open new routes. The 737-800BCF entered service last year and has an order book of 120 units, with 17 expected to be produced in 2019 to meet customer demand. The aircraft, the first one […]

Mumbai is the gateway of air cargo

Having been connected to Mumbai through its partnership with Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic Cargo is ready to add the city to its network again. Managing director Dominic Kennedy tells Air Cargo Week that services across India have been performing well this year, and adding daily London to Mumbai services on 27 October reflects confidence in […]

SpiceJet starts freighter services to Hyderabad

Hyderabad has gained a new freighter route, with SpiceJet operating six flights a week to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The first Boeing 737-700 Freighter flight landed on 1 August, and arriving from Chennai at 21.45 and departing for Delhi at 22.45h. The service operates on a Chennai – Hyderabad – Delhi – Mumbai – Bangalore […]

Dachser India receives IATA CEIV Pharma

Dachser India has been awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its Mumbai and Hyderabad branches, making it one of the few accredited companies in India. The Hyderabad branch is the second logistics firm in the area to receive the International Air Transport Association’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics recognition, and Mumbai […]