Saturday, July 20, 2024

Emirates launches humanitarian airbridge to Pakistan

Emirates SkyCargo has set up an airbridge between Dubai and Pakistan to offer cargo capacity free of charge on flights to transport relief aid to people grappling with the damage caused by the devastating floods. From 2nd September, cargo capacity on all Emirates’ passenger flights to Pakistan are available to organisations based at the world’s […]

Gerry’s dnata awarded GDP

Gerry’s dnata, the ground services provider in Pakistan, has been awarded the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for the safe and reliable pharmaceutical handling services at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in Karachi. GDP is a programme focused on systems for warehouses and distribution centres that store and distribute products that are medicinal or carry active […]

WACO System members fly jet engines to Pakistan

WACO System members Dimotrans and WWG Consolidators joined forces to transport two turbofan jet engines from Paris to Karachi. Pakistan-based WWG partnered with French member Dimotrans after the former won the tender to transport an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 777 engine in two separate projects. The engines were first flown from Paris Charles de […]

Buddha statue puts Emirates in air cargo nirvana

Emirates SkyCargo has transported a 2,000 year old statue of Buddha to Switzerland and back for an exhibition at Zurich’s Museum Rietberg. The 1.7 tonne, two metre tall statue from the Peshawar Museum in Pakistan was transported from its home to Zurich and back by Emirates SkyCargo. The Gandhara Buddha was on loan for the […]

Kerry Logistics forms subsidiary in Pakistan

Kerry Logistics wins Frost & Sullivan award

Kerry Logistics has extended its foothold in Pakistan by forming a new subsidiary to tap into trade and opportunities on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The subsidiary provides air and ocean freight, cross-border road freight to Afghanistan and China, project logistics and inland trucking services through its offices in Karachi and Lahore. Kerry Logistics managing […]

dnata’s 25th anniversary of overseas operations

dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, celebrates the 25th anniversary of its first overseas operation. The Gerry’s Group in Pakistan and UAE-based dnata joined hands in July 1993 as Gerry’s dnata to provide ground handling services at Karachi Airport. The joint venture has since grown to become Pakistan’s largest cargo and ground […]

Animals fly in style with Turkish Cargo

Turkish Cargo has been busy transporting live animals around its network, with lions, giraffes, elephants and monkeys all being moved around the world. Among the animals to fly with Turkish Cargo were 16 three-month-old giraffes who flew from Johannesburg, South Africa to Tehran, Iran with a connection in Istanbul. IATA Live Animals Regulations certified personnel […]

Panalpina adds long term partners to its Perishables Network

Panalpina has made three long-standing agents in Asia and the Americas full members of the company’s Perishables Network. The three companies who were nominated following years of cooperation and a thorough vetting process were Cropa of Guatemala and Honduras; MIT Cargo of Sri Lanka; and TML of Pakistan, who reached agreements during the Fruit Logistica […]

Revenue and tonnage growth for Turkish Cargo

Turkish Cargo’s cargo revenue has grown 24.4 per cent and tonnage is up 26.1 per cent on a year-on-year (YOY) basis in the first half of 2017 to the end of June, as it continues to expand its services. The carrier says it has also grown YOY by 46.8 per cent in the Chinese market during the […]

WWG launches cross-border Pak-Afghan transit desk

WWG Consolidators (WWGC) has launched a dedicated cross-border Pak-Afghan transit desk to help move goods between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The decision to launch the transit desk came after the Pakistan government announced the establishment of state-of-the-art transit facilities at the border with Torkham and Chaman in Afghanistan, and Wagah in India, under the Integrated Transit […]

Air cargo service set to run between India and Afghanistan

India and Afghanistan are set to start a dedicated air cargo service over Pakistan in the next couple of days, according to reports in the Indian media. Reports claim it will help increase bilateral trade hampered by their troubled ties with Pakistan, which disallows Indian goods along the road route. The Hindu’s online edition quotes […]

Alibaba looks to grow e-commerce in Pakistan

Alibaba has signed of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) to grow the e-commerce sector in Pakistan, which could give the country’s airfreight sector a boost. Executive chairman, Jack Ma and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif penned the MoU during PM Sharif’s visit to the Alibaba Headquarters in Hangzhou, China this week. Under […]

WWG Consolidators to represent The WACO System in Pakistan

WWG Consolidators has been appointed Pakistan member for independent freight forwarder network The WACO System. Karachi based WWG, which was founded in 2008 and also has operations in Lahore, Sialkot, Islamabad and Peshawar, offers global logistics services including airfreight, warehousing, customs clearance, multimodal freight transport and packaging. The WACO System executive director, Richard Charles says: […]

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 […]