Tuesday, May 28, 2024

AEI to carry out CRJ200 freighter conversion for Airest

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract to provide Regional One with a CRJ200 SF Freighter, to be leased to Airest. Modification of the aircraft started last week at Commercial Jet’s Miami, Florida facility and will be re-delivered to Regional One in the beginning of April 2018. Regional One will be providing a financial lease […]

ACA: Industry must adapt to changes to avoid extinction

The rise of e-commerce is rapidly changing the logistics industry, but is continuing to provide challenges that must be overcome, reports James Muir from Miami. In the first session of the Air & Sea Cargo Americas conference on 1 November titled ‘Trade trends in the Americas’, SeaLand chief executive officer (CEO), Craig Mygatt; Estafeta international […]

TIACA ES: Airport communities are the future of air cargo

A growing trend in the air cargo industry is the forming of airport freight communities and key decision makers believe for industry to be a success in future then further development of them is essential, writes Justin Burns. On the second day of The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit in Miami on 20 […]

TIACA ES: GACAG outlines five key priorities

Members of the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) outlined five key priorities at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit in Miami at the opening plenary session on 19 October, writes Justin Burns. GACAG is made up of TIACA, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and […]

TIACA ES: Astral to start testing the Flyox drone

African carrier Astral Aviation is to start testing its two-tonne Flyox drone in Malawi next month as it looks to start operating regular flights, writes Justin Burns. Speaking at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit in Miami in the ‘Unmanned aircraft and new airline technology’ session on 19 October, chief executive officer, Sanjeev […]

TIACA ES: Digital technology taking effect in the forwarding world

Digital technology is changing the freight forwarding marketplace and indeed much of the air cargo industry and those failing to invest and keep pace could well struggle, writes Justin Burns. This was the basis of a discussion at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit in Miami on 20 October in the ‘Rise of […]

Flexport looking to grow its footprint

Flexport is evolving fast and the rapidly growing freight forwarder has no plans to slow down. 2017 has been quite a year and in August the US-based forwarder opened its first warehouses in Hong Kong (HK) and Los Angeles (LAX). Speaking at TIACA’s Executive Summit in Miami on 18 October, Flexport’s global head of airfreight, […]

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 […]

Crowley and Air Menzies International form service partnership

Crowley Logistics has formed a new reciprocal service partnership with Air Menzies International (AMI) to enhance both companies’ offerings to their respective customers. Under this new agreement, the CrowleyFresh facility in Medley, Florida, will become the centralised consolidation facility for AMI’s Miami Gateway operation, which provides bi-directional links between central and South America, the US, […]

Air & Sea Cargo Americas: Industry flies to Miami to talk about cargo

Top executives from the aviation, maritime and logistics industries will return to Miami for the Air & Sea Cargo Americas conference held from 1 – 3 November 2017. The Miami Airport & Convention Center will welcome top decision makers who will exchange views and experiences to enhance cargo growth across in the Western Hemisphere. The […]

Western Global continues to bring hurricane aid to Puerto Rico

Western Global Airlines is continuing to operate relief flights to Puerto Rico, carrying emergency supplies in huge quantities on board its MD-11 Freighters. Each flight carried about 200,000lbs of supplies including food, water and equipment, with two relief flights travelling from Miami to Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla filled with tents, water and other supplies […]

TIACA appoints Scholte as chairman and Polmans as vice chairman

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed Jan de Rijk Logistics chief executive officer, Sebastiaan Scholte as its new chairman and Brussels Airport Company head of cargo and logistics, Steven Polmans as vice chairman. Both were formally welcomed to their new roles at last week’s Annual General Meeting, part of TIACA’s Executive Summit in […]

Airport and cargo terminals to pilot TIACA online CSQ tool

TIACA has developed a new online Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool to help improve visibility and facilitate global standards across the air cargo supply chain – a step towards providing shippers with the ability to view the quality of service delivered in the air cargo supply chain. The initiative was launched at TIACA’s 2017 Executive Summit […]

WCA expands global presence to better serve growing network

WCA has recently opened additional membership service centres to further enhance its network relations. As of 22 September, WCA’s new offices in Dubai, New Delhi and the Ivory Coast are operational. Plans call for a new facility in Shenzhen, China to open in early 2018. The new service centers join already-established regional WCA facilities in […]

Hurricane relief flights keeping ACS busy in the US

Air Charter Service (ACS) has had a busy last few weeks arranging humanitarian relief charters to hurricane-ravaged islands in the Caribbean. ACS president for the Americas, Richard Thompson (pictured below) says the charter broker has been involved with relief flights for Hurricane Irma charters. He explains: “We have been arranging lots of relief charter flights […]

Peru looking to start direct perishables service to NY and Miami

Asparagus and blueberries are set to be flown directly to New York and Miami in the US from Capitán FAP Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport (TRU) in Peru. According to the online edition of Peruvian publication La Republica, they will be shipped on an Airbus A300 with 43 tonnes of capacity. TRU serves Peru’s third largest city, […]

WFS targeting even more US growth as volumes rise 17%

Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) total volumes across its near 60 cargo stations across the US rose by more than 17 per cent in the first seven months of 2017. WFS won a further 37 new airline contracts in the period as well as 10 contract renewals from existing customers. In 2016, it handled over 1.8 […]

Miami increases links to South America with TACA Peru flights

Miami International Airport has welcomed another new cargo airline, with Trans American Airlines (TACA Peru) launching four weekly freighter flights to five South American cities. The airline, part of Avianca Holdings, will operate four weekly scheduled flights using an Airbus A330-200F between Miami and the South American cities of Lima in Peru, Santiago in Chile, […]

Cargo grows 4.8% at Miami in first half of 2017

Cargo shipments grew 4.8 per cent in the first half of 2017 at Miami International Airport with growth on both domestic and international routes. Domestic traffic was up 8.3 per cent and international cargo by 3.7 per cent. Middle Eastern carriers experienced growth of 114 per cent compared to the first half of 2017, and […]

ACI: stronger global economy drives May growth of 11.1%

The strengthening global economy fuelled growth of 11.1 per cent in airfreight in May, according to the Airports Council International (ACI). ACI says after a period of economic uncertainty regarding US trade policy and risks related to the UK’s vote to withdraw from the European Union, global commerce is “no longer sidelined”. The association says […]

Amerijet to connect Miami with Brussels from Q2 2018

Amerijet International is to connect Miami International Airport with Brussels Airport with two flights a week starting in the second quarter of 2018. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 767 Freighters serving destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, and it operates its own terminal at Miami. The route will be its […]

AEI to provide Aeronaves with two additional MD-80SF conversions

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract to provide Aeronaves with two additional MD-83SF freighter conversions. The first MD-83 (MSN 53288) will commence modification in the beginning of June and will be re-delivered in September 2017 and the second (MSN 53289) will start on 26 June and be returned in October 2017. Commercial Jet’s Miami […]

AEI to carry out third 737-400SF freighter conversion for Kalitta

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has inducted its third 11 pallet Boeing 737-400SF freighter conversion for Kalitta Charters, and will re-deliver it at the beginning of September. The aircraft, MSN 25849, arrived at Commercial Jet’s Miami facility and modification is underway. AEI says its 737-400SF is the only passenger to freighter conversion offering operators 10 full height […]

Western Global flies 100 million flowers for Mother’s Day

Western Global Airlines flew over 100 million flowers across 76 flights to Miami so the essential products reach the shops in time for Mother’s Day. The South American flowers, mainly exotic roses and carnation variations originate primarily from Ecuador and Colombia, which once harvested are packed for shipping and swiftly flown on board temperature controlled […]

ECS Group grows its global footprint with Americas moves

French-headquartered general sales and service agent (GSSA) the ECS Group continues to grow its network with the latest expansion being in the Americas. ECS Group chief operating officer, Adrien Thominet (pictured) explains it has been focusing heavily on South America and indeed the Americas in general. “We already had Brazil, and Mexico and have opened […]

Sandoval to run American’s Florida, Caribbean and LATAM operations

American Airlines (AA) Cargo has chosen Lorena Sandoval as its managing director for its Florida, Caribbean and Latin America division, taking over from Carmen Taylor who retired at the end of 2016. Sandoval joined AA 26 years ago in Quito, Ecuador and has held positions in passenger sales, reservations and operations, and most recently as […]

DHL gains IATA CEIV in Bogota, 7 US stations to follow by Q2 2017

DHL Global Forwarding is to certify seven of its 11 US stations by the end of the second quarter of 2017 to IATA CEIV Pharma standards following certification in Bogota, Colombia. The air and ocean freight specialist is to certify its Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia and San Juan to International Air Transport […]

AEI picks KF Aerospace as new freighter conversion centre

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has chosen KF Aerospace as an Authorized Conversion Center to provide additional capacity for passenger-to-freighter conversions. KF Aerospace has major facilities in Kelowna, British Columbia and Hamilton, Ontario, and will start converting Boeing 737-400s from April this year. AEI says the success of its 737-400SF, MD80SF, CRJ200SF and soon the 737-800SF when […]

LATAM Cargo ready for Valentine’s Day with 9,000 tonnes of flowers

LATAM Cargo has transported over 9,000 tonnes of flowers in the run up to Valentine’s Day, representing 21 per cent of the Latin American flower market. Over 140 cargo flights departed from Ecuador and Colombia between 16 January and 7 February, with Bogota – Miami volumes reaching 900 tonnes per week and 1,500 tonnes flew […]

Qatar Airways adds four new freighter routes in the Americas

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched freighter operations to four new destinations in the Americas starting from 2 February 2017. The Boeing 777 Freighter will fly twice a week to Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Quito (subject to government approval) and Miami in the US. The twice weekly freighters will depart from Doha via Luxembourg, the cargo carrier’s […]