Monday, May 27, 2024

Changi Airport to pursue IATA CEIV Fresh certificate

Changi Airport Group will work with other parties in Singapore to earn the first IATA CEIV Fresh certificate in Southeast Asia by April 2020. The airport operator will work with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Enterprise Singapore and Workforce Singapore to support the air cargo community with dnata Singapore and Singapore Airlines as pioneer […]

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. […]

Changi Airport aims to be the premier pharma hub

As a leading biomedical manufacturing hub in Asia Pacific, airfreight is very important to the industry in Singapore, who are benefitting from Changi Airport’s ambition of becoming the premier pharmaceutical air cargo hub in the region. Lim Ching Kiat, managing director for air hub development at Changi Airport Group says that eight of the top […]

SF Airlines connects Changi Airport with Shenzhen

Changi Airport Group has welcomed the arrival of SF Airlines’ inaugural flight from Shenzhen, making it the first Chinese express airline to operate between Singapore and China. China is Changi’s largest air cargo market, with more than 270,000 tonnes of throughput for the 12 months ending June 2018, and SF Airlines’ weekly Boeing 767 Freighter […]

Air cargo keeps on flying around the world

First, the good news: there are no hotspots anyone is missing but some routes are doing better than others, writes Michael Mackey. The explanation for this is simple: the industry has seen a surge in demand that is broadly-based, both geographically and in terms of sectors. That written, some routes and some parts of the […]

Growth to keep accelerating with new business model

China’s air cargo industry, already epic in its scale, brings with it changes in where business is being done as well as offering a new model for how that business can be done, writes Michael Mackey. There can even in its early stages be no doubting the scale of the air cargo sector or the […]

Asia Pacific remains the perishables sector’s biggest growth market

The perishables sector shows clearly the new conventional wisdom – that China is mightily important – but also sketches out the considerable mileage still to tap. There can be no doubting the scale or the importance of the sector as bigger players in the market testify. “Perishables is a major cargo segment handled at Changi […]

Pharma@Changi launched to improve pharma handling at Changi

Changi Airport Group (CAG) has formalised the Pharma@Changi initiative, a community of partners from the air cargo supply chain who will work towards strengthening Changi’s capabilities to handle pharmaceuticals. The partner companies who signed the memorandum of understanding are Bollore Logistics, CEVA Logistics Singapore, DHL Global Forwarding, dnata Singapore, Expeditors Singapore, Global Airfreight International, SATS, […]

Premium cargo to remain key growth driver at Changi

Premium cargo including e-commerce and pharmaceuticals are expected to remain the key drivers of growth at Changi Airport, managing director air hub development, Lim Ching Kiat (pictured below) tells Air Cargo Week. The airport saw strong growth in 2016, hitting 1.97 million tonnes with volumes increasing 6.3 per cent, with improvements from all areas, with […]

Global Airfreight gains IATA CEIV at Changi Airport

Global Airfreight International has been awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification, adding to the companies who have gained the certificate in Singapore. Six staff have completed essential modules of the International Air Transport Association Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (IATA CEIV) training programme including temperature-controlled cargo operations and audit, quality and risk […]

Changi to extend cargo rebate package

Changi Airport Group is to extend its package of support measures for cargo operators for another year as the worldwide airfreight industry continues to struggle. The measures, worth about 14 million Singapore dollars ($10 million) including a 30 per cent landing fee rebate for scheduled freighter operations and an incentive scheme rewarding agents on the […]