Friday, June 14, 2024

Polar Air Cargo renews GSA contract with Network Cargo in Canada

Polar Air Cargo and Network Cargo are pleased to announce that they have extended their GSA contract agreement for a further three years, from July 1 2023. Network Cargo, the General Sales and Services Agent branch of the Network Aviation Group in North America, have been reappointed by Polar Air Cargo (PO) as their GSA […]

First Air Canada converted 777C operation

On Saturday, April 18, AC2284, the first commercial flight operated on Air Canada’s newly remodeled Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, transporting nine tonnes of masks in its cabin, as well as other PPE supplies like gowns in its cargo hold. The aircraft carried approximately 30 tonnes of freight including over 1,000 boxes of masks in the cabin. […]

Aerocity of Mirabel receives C$50m upgrade

Freight and logistics at the International Aerocity of Mirabel will receive a major upgrade after the government of Canada approved C$50 million of funding. The announcement was made by the Honourable Marc Garneau, minister of transport and work will include refurbishing and extending the main apron to a cargo apron; improving road access; increase aircraft […]

Rhenus comes to Canada with Rodair acquisition

Rhenus Group has established its own network in Canada with the acquisition of Toronto-headquartered logistics provider Rodair. Rodair’s core business activities include international freight forwarding, project logistics, courier, warehousing and distribution, 3PL services and e-commerce solutions. The company was founded in 1996 and has business sites in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. One major focus lies […]

Swissport adds Montreal to CEIV Pharma network

Swissport has added Montreal to its IATA CEIV Pharma certified network, making it the first cargo handler receive the award in Canada. The certified was awarded to Swissport Cargo Services Montreal at Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport, guaranteeing airfreight customers the highest quality and temperature control standards for pharmaceutical products. Swissport International chief commercial officer, Nils […]

Route network expanded at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport

Lyon Saint Exupery Airport has added a range of belly routes to its network which is set to boost tonnage and it brings the total number of connections to 115 at the French gateway. Among them are a twice weekly service by Air Arabia Maroc from Fez, a five time a week service by Flybe […]

ECS Group and Exp-Air Cargo join forces in North America

ECS Group and Exp-Air Cargo have joined forces to consolidate its position in the general sales and service agent market across the Americas. Exp-Air Cargo was founded in 1990 with its headquarters in Montreal, and offices in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton, and predominantly focuses on the US and Canadian markets. Exp-Air Canada managing director, […]

Fifth year of double-digit freight growth for Lyon

Lyon Saint Exupery Airport has experienced its fifth consecutive year of double-digit freight growth transporting 59,407 tonnes due to extra capacity on freighters and passenger aircraft. Freight grew 11.8 per cent compared to 2015 helped by Air Algerie starting weekly cargo flights in November and freighter operations by Emirates. Express freight increased 12 per cent […]

More Tel Aviv flights from Montreal and Toronto for Air Canada

Air Canada Cargo Announces Key Appointments to Senior Leadership

Air Canada is to significantly increase Tel Aviv services with seasonal flights from Montreal and daily year round frequencies from Toronto. The Montreal – Tel Aviv flights will operate twice a week from 22 June to 16 October and Toronto – Tel Aviv will become daily from the summer. Air Canada president and chief executive […]

ACI predicts cargo volumes will grow ‘modestly’ to 2025

The Airports Council International (ACI) says that cargo volumes will grow “modestly” at around 2.4 per cent up to 2025. This was revealed in ACI’s World Airport Traffic Forecasts 2016–2040 at the ACI-NA/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition in Montreal this week. ACI World director general, Angela Gittens says: “The weakened global economy and […]

Air Canada to connect Montreal and China with Shanghai flights

IAir Canada Cargo Expands Footprint in Frankfurt

Air Canada is to start its first direct service to China from Montreal with daily Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flights to Shanghai from 16 February 2017. The outbound flight, number AC17 will leave Montreal-Trudeau Airport at 13:30h, landing at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 16:40h the next day. The Shanghai – Montreal service, number AC18 leaves […]

Gatwick Airport cargo volumes continue recovery in August

Gatwick Airport’s cargo volumes have continued their recovery, rising by 12.7 per cent in August to 6,396 tonnes. The August 2016 figure was above the 5,677 tonnes handled in the same month of 2015, but August 2015 had seen a 26 per cent year-on-year fall from the 7,668 tonnes processed in August 2014. On a […]

Hearts race as Porsche 356 flies from Belgium to Canada

Hearts were racing when international freight forwarder a. hartrodt (Belgium) arranged the transportation of a classic Porsche 356C to fly from Brussels to Montreal. The classic car, which was built in 1965 and had been lovingly restored by the Porsche Centre Brussels Classic, flew in the bellyhold of an Air Canada flight for delivery to […]