Saturday, June 22, 2024

CEVA acquires ASTI Group in Morocco

CEVA Logistics’ has announced its acquisition of ASTI Group in Morocco.The companies have been long-term partners for more than two decades and have delivered a range of multi-modal services to customers across the North African country in that time. The new operation will be looking to capitalise on the strength of the automotive industry in […]

IATA WCS 2019: Royal Air Maroc joins Cargo iQ

Royal Air Maroc has become the latest airline to join Cargo iQ, signing up at the 2019 IATA World Cargo Symposium in Singapore. The airline, which has its headquarters at Casablanca-Anfa Airport in Morocco joins more than 80 Cargo iQ members including airlines, forwarders, ground handling agents and IT companies. Salim Quouninich, director cargo at […]

RAM Cargo to start B737F Frankfurt – Casablanca service

General sales agent (GSA) ATC Aviation says its long-standing partner Royal Air Maroc (RAM) Cargo will start operating its Boeing 737 Freighter twice weekly from Frankfurt to Casablanca as of today (2 November). The freighter is set to benefit customers from RAM’s extensive network within North and West Africa, as well as South America. In the […]

ACS flies priceless Picasso artwork to Morocco for exhibition

Air Charter Service (ACS) was entrusted with flying 11 priceless paintings by Pablo Picasso from France to Morocco for a special exhibition and back again two months later. The pieces of art, insured for €150 million ($176 million), were transported on an Antonov AN-12, but the aircraft had to fly below its usual cruising speed […]

RAM Cargo and Etihad Cargo pen MoU

Royal Air Maroc and Etihad Airways signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop cooperation over cargo activities on 29 May in Casablanca. The signing was penned by Royal Air Maroc chairman and chief executive officer, Abdelhamid Addou, Etihad Airways senior vice President cargo of David Kerr, and Royal Air Maroc cargo manager, Amine El Farissi. Royal Air Maroc Cargo is […]

Royal Air Maroc to launch Manchester Casablanca flights

Royal Air Maroc is to start its first non-London UK services to Casablanca with three flights a week from Manchester from 28 March. It will use a Boeing 737-800 on the three hour 20 minute flight from Manchester Airport to Mohammed V International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The airline’s UK & Ireland general […]

Panalpina blossoming after buying Airflo

Flowers and perishables in general are blooming for Panalpina in Kenya and across Africa and it expects this trend to continue over the next five to six years. Country manager for Kenya, Conrad Archer tells Justin Burns that growth has been considerable since the acquisition of Airflo last year – Kenya’s second largest freight forwarder, which […]

Nine countries added to UPS Worldwide Express Freight

UPS is expanding its UPS Worldwide Express Freight service to nine new countries for urgent, time-sensitive and high-value international shipments over 70 kilogrammes. The service is now available in Bahrain, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Malta, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka and Tunisia. UPS says that the number of companies using the service has increased 250 per cent […]

B&H Worldwide forms partnership with African freight forwarder

B&H Worldwide has appointed ACX (Advanced Cargo Express) as its agent for Morocco – the first time the company has formed a partnership with a North African freight forwarder. Based Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport, ACX has a considerable aerospace industry experience and is able to provide direct airside capability at the gateway. B&H Worldwide and ACX have previously […]

Qatar announces 14 new routes for 2016 and 2017

Qatar Airways has announced 14 new routes across Europe, Africa and Asia, including Doha – Auckland, which it says will be the world’s longest flight when launched. The network expansion was announced at the ITB Berlin international travel fair, where Qatar unveiled services to Bosnia, Cameroon, Finland, France, Gabon, Italy, Macedonia, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, […]

DHL facing $455,000 fine from FAA for hazmat breaches

DHL Express is facing fines totalling $455,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a number of hazardous material breaches. The FAA alleges that DHL accepted shipments that were not properly prepared for air transportation, and employees did not receive required hazardous materials training. The seven breaches occurred between December 2013 and September 2014, and […]