Saturday, June 22, 2024

Rhenus opens office in Norway

Rhenus is opening an office in Norway in February 2022 to strengthen its presence in Scandinavia. For Rhenus, the new location is the first in Norway, and for Rhenus Air & Ocean it is the first one in Scandinavia. The expansion of the existing global network is highlighted in particular by the close links with […]

Norwegian to cancel around 3000 flights

Norwegian airlines have announced that due to the COVID-19 outbreak they are preparing to cancel around 3,000 flights between mid-March and mid-June, which is around 15% of total capacity for this period. The reduction in demand on future bookings has meant Norwegian have had implement temporary layoffs of a significant share of its workforce. “This […]

Global Transport Solutions acquires Airsped Logistics Norway

Global Transport Solutions Holding (GTS), a 4PL logistics service provider with complementary 3PL activities specialised in marine spare parts as well as other complex and critical logistics, has acquired Airsped Logistics, a 3PL logistics service provider in Norway. This acquisition is part of the buy-and-build strategy. GTS is working on three other acquisitions, which are […]

Silkway West to open weekly flights to Oslo Airport

Avinor Oslo Airport has gained another route to export salmon with Silkway West Airlines launching weekly flights from Friday 27 September. The route will be operated by a Boeing 747-400F, connecting the Norwegian capital with onward connections to the Far East via Baku, Azerbaijan. At Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the Silkway Group operates a […]

Oslo Airport extends freighter network to Nanjing

Oslo Airport will gain a new link to China when Suparna Airlines launches twice-weekly connects to Nanjing on 1 September. The Boeing 747-400ERF services will leave the Norwegian capital at 16.30 on Thursdays and Sundays, arriving in Nanjing at 09.00 the following morning. Nanjing is to the west of Shanghai and well situated to serve […]

Something fishy in Moscow for Norwegian salmon

Two large consignments of airfreighted Norwegian salmon bound for Asia have been turned back on landing in Russia. More than 100 tonnes of fish on two different flights were ordered to return to Oslo’s Gardermoen Airport without explanation. According to the managing director of one of the freight forwarders impacted by the Russians’ fishy decision, […]

AirBridgeCargo adds third weekly flight from Oslo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has added a third weekly flight from Oslo Airport, tailor made for seafood exports bound for South Korea. The first flight was operated on Tuesday 28 May, complementing existing Tuesday and Friday departures, heading to Seoul via Moscow. The Russian airline now offers 230 tonnes of seafood capacity from Oslo on Tuesdays, operating […]

Avinor and WFS terminate Oslo seafood centre deal

Norwegian airport operator Avinor and Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) have terminated the deal to construct a new seafood centre at Oslo Airport. Construction of the centre, which was going to have the capacity to handle up to 250,000 tonnes of seafood annually, was supposed to commence in April 2019 with the opening date given as […]

There’s plenty more fish in the sea to be exported

Following on from the recent substantial growth at Oslo Airport, things were slower in 2018 as capacity has been allowed to settle and a hotter summer affected the salmon harvest. Speaking to Air Cargo Week in Oslo following the Nordic Air Cargo Symposium, Martin Langaas, director of traffic development and cargo for Norwegian airport operator […]

CAL adds second weekly flight from Oslo

CAL Cargo Airlines has added a second weekly flight from Oslo, Norway to Tel Aviv, Israel starting today (Friday 1 March). The Friday departure adds 3,500 tonnes of seafood capacity from Oslo to Israel, with an estimated export value of over 200 million krone. Martin Langaas, director of cargo at airport operator Avinor says: “We […]

Air Cargo Global flies seafood from Oslo to Tianjin

Air Cargo Global has launched flights between Oslo and Tianjin, supporting demand for Norwegian seafood with twice-weekly services. Initially the route will depart twice-weekly on Thursdays and Saturdays, leaving Avinor Oslo Airport at 7.15am local time, with the Boeing 747-400F travelling to Tianjin Binhai International Airport. Peter Scholten, chief commercial officer of Air Cargo Global […]

Emirates marks two years of freighter flights to Oslo

Emirates SkyCargo has celebrated two years of freighter operations at Oslo Airport, offering 100 tonnes of cargo capacity per week. Norway is one of the world’s largest exporters of seafood and exports of salmon were valued at around $4 billion in the first six months of 2018. Over the last two years, Emirates SkyCargo has […]

WFS to operate new seafood centre at Oslo Airport

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Sjømatterminalen have signed an MOU to operate the Seafood Centre at Oslo Airport, which will handle up to 250,000 tons a year. Norway accounts for half of the air cargo generated in the Nordic region, and Oslo was the fastest growing cargo airport in Europe with 36 per cent. Of […]

The times are a changin’ in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is changing fast, writes David Craik. Women have been given the right to drive, music can be played in public and you can even go to the cinema. The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 project, led by the youthful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is also set to revolutionise Saudi’s economy which has been so […]

Regional players focus on quality as volumes grow

Everything from medicines and salmon to sophisticated aircraft parts for US fighter jets move in and out of Scandinavia by air. While there is much land and sea traffic with the biggest trading partners such as the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and France, the huge markets in the US and the growing demands of Asia, especially China, […]

Oslo soars as it feeds global hunger for Norwegian seafood

Cargo volumes at Avinor Oslo Airport soared in 2017 with growth of 35 per cent as it satisfied global demand for Norwegian seafood. In 2017, 185,000 tonnes of air cargo were flown in and out of Oslo Airport, an increase of 35 per cent, with a number of cargo airlines choosing to add the Norwegian […]

Oslo Airport in a strong position with 32% growth

Airfreight volumes at Oslo Airport have grown 32 per cent in the first half of 2017, and director of cargo at airport operator Avinor, Martin Langaas says there is much to be positive about. Oslo has welcomed new freighter services from Emirates SkyCargo, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Cargolux Airlines International, Turkish Cargo, CAL, DHL and Atlas Air, […]

DHL starts flying seafood from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai

Oslo Airport is continuing to gain new routes with DHL launching two flights a week to Seoul and Shanghai. The Boeing 747-400 Freighter service was launched on 8 September, and will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays. The hub serving the capital of Norway has seen cargo growth of 32 per cent this year, and has […]

Seafood tonnage at Oslo Airport set to double in 2017

Seafood freight through Oslo Airport in Norway is on the up and the gateway expects to handle double the amount of fresh fish in 2017. Oslo Airport is now served by 17 weekly cargo flights exclusively serving the Norwegian seafood market. In the last eight months, Emirates Sky Cargo, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Cargolux, Turkish Cargo, CAL […]

SAS Cargo invests in pharma as it goes for CEIV

SAS Cargo is working towards achieving IATA CEIV Pharma certification and has launched a new pharmaceutical service – SAS Pharma Cargo. The carrier says despite holding years of experience in transportation of temperature-sensitive pharma, to offer further excellence to a growing pharma market and meet the standards required by the pharma industry, it has started […]

DHL Global Forwarding to keep the Norwegian seafood moving

DHL Global Forwarding is to accelerate the supply chain for the North Norwegian seafood industry by shipping live crabs and seafood from the Lakselv Airport Banak in Northern Norway to Asia and Northern America. On dedicated weekly flights, DHL will transport fresh seafood to the DHL terminal in Oslo, from where the freight is sent to South […]

Turkish Cargo flies to Oslo to deliver seafood around the world

Turkish Cargo has started twice weekly Airbus A330-200 Freighter flights to Oslo Airport, collecting Norwegian seafood for delivery around the world. It started weekly flights on 10 March and Turkish increased the frequency to two a week at the end of the month, connecting Norwegian seafood exporters to global destinations via Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Oslo […]

DHL to launch new domestic route in Norway for seafood

DHL is to start a new cargo route between Oslo Airport and Lakselv Airport Banak – bringing seafood exporters like Finnmark and Northern Norway closer to the Asian export markets. The route will be serviced by an Airbus A300 with a cargo capacity of around 40 tonnes. Depending on volumes and demand, the route will be serviced once […]

New seafood centre set to be built at Oslo Airport

Oslo Airport is considering new areas for air cargo and the possibility of building a new seafood centre at Norway’s main airport. Avinor wants to make new areas available for carriers with activities directly linked to air cargo in cooperation with the largest exporters within the seafood industry. The airport operator has worked on a feasibility […]

AirBridgeCargo adds Oslo to ever growing network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) will start twice-weekly Boeing 747 Freighter flights from Oslo to support Norway’s seafood export market and it’s oil & gas industry. The first flight will leave on 15 November and will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays. Norway exports 220,000 tonnes of seafood a year, 600 tonnes a day using air cargo services […]

Emirates SkyCargo adds Oslo to its freighter network

Emirates SkyCargo has started weekly freighter services from Oslo to Dubai to cater for increasing Norwegian seafood exports, which have doubled in the last six years. The route will be served by a Boeing 777 Freighter with over 100 tonnes of capacity, which brings weekly capacity out of Oslo to 175 tonnes including bellyhold space […]

Air Logistics Group opens new office in Norway

Cargolux Airlines International

Global general sales and service agent (GSSA) the Air Logistics Group opened a new office in Norway on 1 September – bringing its network to a total of 88 offices across 48 countries. Air Logistics represents 12 airlines in Norway including American Airlines, Cargolux, Icelandair and Pakistan International Airlines. The office located in Oslo is being […]

SAS Cargo working towards gaining CEIV Pharma

The pharmaceutical cargo sector is proving to be a major opportunity for air cargo carriers and SAS Cargo is targeting growth in the market, reports Justin Burns. To grow its pharma volumes, the Scandinavian airline is working towards gaining the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV […]

CEVA reacts to market movements with new strategy

CEVA Logistics has drawn up new strategies for the European market as it targets further growth, reports Mike Bryant. Chief operating officer for air and ocean at supply chain services, Helmut Kaspers explains: “Our main focus in Europe is on growing outbound volumes to increase our market share. “Especially in Europe, we have significantly increased […]

K + N appoints new head of airfreight

Kuehne + Nagel (K + N) has appointed Yngve Ruud as a new member of the Management Board effective 1 October 2016 – to take on the role as head of the business unit Airfreight Logistics. He succeeds Tim Scharwath who will leave the company – as communicated four weeks ago – in the course of the next year. […]