Monday, July 15, 2024

Siemens Logistics receives extensive modernisation order at KL International Airport

Siemens Logistics was awarded a major order to modernise the baggage handling system (BHS) at Terminal 1 KL International Airport in Malaysia. The order covers the systematic phase-out of the existing system as well as the design, installation and commissioning of a new BHS. Siemens will supply the latest VarioTray and VarioBelt technology, the VarioStore […]

UPS appoints new MD to lead Singapore and Malaysia markets

UPS revenues jump in final quarter

The appointment of UPS’s new managing director of Singapore and Malaysia, Chika Imakita, brings over two decades of experience within the organisation. Imakita plans to focus on empowering small/medium businesses (SMBs) and driving UPS’s global ESG goals. Based in Singapore, she will spearhead UPS’s express delivery, logistics operations and strategic growth initiatives across both markets.  […]

MASkargo works around the clock

MASkargo has been working with Malaysia’s government authorities to ensure the country will have access much needed medical equipment and supplies. Logistics, flight plans and cargo space management of the medical supplies have been planned accordingly. The majority of the cargo is being imported from China. On March 25 alone, 300,000 disposable masks, 50,000 protection […]

Asian volumes fall in troubled year

Air cargo volumes for Asian airlines fell 5.3% during the first 11 months of 2019 compared with the same period in the previous year. The figures, released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), showed that freight tonne kilometre in November last year was 1.9% lower than in the same month 2018. Offered freight […]

GTR powers KLIA air cargo growth with digitalised hub

GTR (Ground Team Red), a joint venture between AirAsia and SATS has launched its air cargo hub at the KLIA Air Cargo Terminal 1 (KACT1). Located at the former low-cost carrier terminal in Sepang, the facility spans 9,300 sq m and was built at a cost of MYR 23 million. It adds additional storage to […]

Ground Team Red opens KLIA cargo terminal

AirAsia and SATS’s joint venture, Ground Team Red launched its air cargo hub at Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s Air Cargo Terminal 1 today (Thursday 12 December). Based in Sepang’s former low-cost carrier terminal, the facility spans 93,000 square feet and was built at a cost of 23 million ringgit. It adds additional storage to the […]

IBS iCargo comes to Malaysian airports

Pos Aviation has picked IBS Software’s iCargo management platform to power terminal operations at all four of Malaysia’s main airports. The iCargo platform replaces legacy systems in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu to improve productivity and make Pos an end-to-end service provider. Under the contract, IBS has also implemented other systems to transform […]

Unisys makes bookings easier for MASkargo

Unisys Corporation will help MASkargo to expand cargo booking options with a service to allow customers to access services via its website. The website service provides an easy-to-use online option for customers who traditionally use offline methods to book cargo shipments. It augments the airline’s online distribution strategy, which is based on the Digi-Portal marketplace […]

MAB Kargo launches halal logistics service

MAB Kargo has launched its halal logistics service after receiving the MS2400-Halal Certification from JAKIM on 1 May. The launch was held at the Malaysia Airlines Academy in Kelana Jaya with YB Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid bin Yusof, minister in the prime minister’s department in attendance. To commemorate the launch, MAB Kargo signed an agreement […]

Halal shipments take off with MASkargo

Halal shipments are taking off at MASkargo, having received Malaysian Halal certification issued by the Department of Islamic Development, Prime Minister’s Office, Malaysia (JAKIM). Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, chief executive officer of MASkargo says the global halal market is worth almost $2 trillion, and the airline reviewed all processes to ensure they met strict requirements. He […]

MASkargo flies four tonnes of frozen durian to China

MASkargo has helped feed demand for durian by transporting four tonnes of frozen fruit to Shanghai, China. Flight MH6170 departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 06.00h on 19 June with the frozen fruit and touched down at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 17.35h after a scheduled stop in Kota Kinabalu. Jason Thomas, chief commercial officer […]

MASkargo restarts Kuala Lumpur – Guangzhou flights

MASkargo will relaunch freighter flights between Kuala Lumpur and Guangzhou to take advantage of the e-commerce boom in both regions. The first Kuala Lumpur – Guangzhou service is set to commence on 4 June until December 2019, operating on day 2 and 5, departing Kuala Lumpur at 22.10 and arriving in Guangzhou at 02.15 the […]

AVS GSA appointed GSSA for Oman Air in Malaysia

ECS Group subsidiary AVS GSA has been appointed the exclusive general sales and service agent (GSSA) for Oman Air in Malaysia. The partnership will assist Oman Air to further strengthen its position with two daily flights departing from Kuala Lumpur operated by Airbus A330s and Boeing 787s. The main routes to be marketed under the […]

Cargolux CV7303 returns to Kuala Lumpur due to fire

Cargolux Airlines International flight CV7303 had to return to Kuala Lumpur shortly after take-off after the crew reported the presence of fire and smoke in the cockpit. Flight CV7303 was en-route to Zhengzhou, China using aircraft LX-VCJ when the crew made the decision to return to Kuala Lumpur where it landed safely. Cargolux says the […]

TASCO signs up to online RedCargo booking platform

Malaysian freight forwarder TASCO has signed up to use RedCargo, the online freight booking platform of AirAsia. This is the first direct partnership between the global freight forwarder and AirAsia’s cargo and logistics platform as it builds its presence in the cargo market. TASCO will now be able to book space anywhere on AirAsia’s network, […]

MAB Kargo brings MotoGP to Malaysia

MAB Kargo has transported 150 tonnes of equipment to Kuala Lumpur in time for the Malaysian leg of the 2018 FIM MotoGP World Championship. The first flight, MH6493 touched down in Kuala Lumpur with equipment from Tokyo’s Narita airport on 26 October at 03.15h, followed by two flights from Melbourne’s Avalon Airport, MH6406 arriving at […]

MABkargo flies oil and gas equipment to Brunei

MABkargo has flown a large shipment of oil and gas equipment to Brunei using one of its Airbus A330-200Fs for the charter flight. Flight number MH6052 flew the shipment from Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Seri Begawan, having been re-routed to accommodate the special request from the shipper, with the customised odd-sized shipment sitting on one […]

MAB Kargo charters a 747 for oil and gas mission

MAB Kargo has flown 72 tonnes of oil and gas equipment from Germany to Malaysia using a chartered Boeing 747-400 Freighter. The equipment was flown from Leipzig to Bintulu in Malaysia’s Sarawak region in an aircraft owned by Silk Way West Airlines. The flight transited in Baku, Azerbaijan before touching down at Bintulu Airport at […]

MAB Kargo to undergo IATA CEIV Pharma process

MAB Kargo is to undergo the IATA CEIV Pharma process, making it the first airline and cargo terminal in Malaysia to embark on certification. The airline held a signing ceremony attended by MAB Kargo chief operations officer, Mohd Zulkefly Ujang and International Air Transport Association (IATA) regional vice president for Asia Pacific, Conrad Clifford, with […]

CEVA Logistics opens multi-user facility in Penang

CEVA Logistics has opened a multi-user facility in Penang, Malaysia, located close to Penang International Airport. The 70,000 square foot facility is situated within the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone Phase IV and is 10 minutes away from Penang International Airport and 10 minutes away from the Penang Bridge, connecting the island to mainland Malaysia. […]

Asia Pacific continues to rise as emerging markets open up

The current peak season may be stealing the lime light, but underlying it all has been a solid year for the industry and for one market in particular – SE Asia – air cargo supply chain executives are upbeat on the market’s solid future despite the challenges, Donald Urquhart writes. It is not hard to […]

MAB Kargo operates third relief flight for Rohingya refugees

MAB Kargo has flown its third relief mission for the Rohingya refugees with almost 50 tonnes of goods to set up the Malaysian Field Hospital in the Cox’s Bazaar district of Bangladesh. The medical equipment included supplies for emergencies and resuscitation, surgery, anaesthetics and intensive care unit treatment, orthopaedic procedures, labour room, basic neonatal care, […]

MASkargo fly Nuan Nuan the panda home to Chengdu

MASkargo has flown Nuan Nuan the panda back home to Chengdu from Kuala Lumpur on board an Airbus A330-200 Freighter. Two year old Nuan Nuan is the offspring of FuWa and FengYi, who MASkargo transported to Kuala Lumpur three years ago, and Nuan Nuan flew on flight MH6476, leaving her parents to continue their 10 […]

New president and board members elected by FIATA

FIATA elected a new president and an extended board for the next two years at its general meeting in Kuala Lumpur last week. The FIATA World Congress saw over 1,000 delegates from 77 countries and on the day after the FIATA General Meeting took place – Transfreight Corporation chief executive officer, Babar Badat from Pakistan was elected president. He succeeds […]

Asia continues to drive air cargo demand, ACI reports

The Airports Council International (ACI) says airports in China contributed 23.5 per cent to growth in air cargo volumes in 2016 as business continues to shift eastward. This was detailed in latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report by ACI, which found  Chinese hubs are the largest contributor to global growth in overall air transport […]

Drinks are on UPS as it expands alcohol shipping services across Asia

UPS releases Q2 2021 earnings

UPS can ship wine, beer and spirits to businesses and consumers to 10 destinations across Asia Pacific using its Express shipping services. This broadens the number of alcohol shipment destinations across UPS’s global network that permit the import of the three types of alcohol, and UPS can now serve 24 of the top 35 wine […]

MASkargo launches new express freighter service

MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd (MASkargo) launched a new express freighter service from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching from today (6 June) – to meet demand in the growing cross-border e-commerce sector. The new service flies from its home base at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to the two cities in East Malaysia, on the island […]

AAPA: Cargo volumes up 9% in April

Asiana Airlines

Preliminary traffic figures for the month of April released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed cargo volumes rose year-on-year (YOY) by nine per cent. AAPA says this performance was on the back of strong international demand, as business conditions continued to improve across Asian economies, in turn lending support to international trade […]

Cargo and logistics high up KLIA Aeropolis development

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad is growing air cargo and logistic facilities at Kuala International Airport where all four of the major integrators and 20 of the world’s top 25 freight forwarders are active. The future vision is to develop KLIA Aeropolis – including growing infrastructure for cargo and logistics. KLIA Aeropolis is an airport city development of over 9,000 acres, extending its commercial reach […]

MAB Kargo tonnage grows in Q1 but it suspends Chongqing freighter

MAB Kargo chief executive officer, Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi (pictured below) says business has been good and riding on the momentum of the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016 and in Q1 tonnage was up five per cent on Q1 in 2016. “The restructuring was done back in 2015. Our operations has since been stabilised and […]