Monday, July 15, 2024

Sights set on Southeast Asia’s long-term growth

Changi Airport (Changi) is keeping its focus on long-term growth for Singapore’s air cargo hub. In 2022, the country was ranked 10th globally based on international cargo traffic, handling 1.85 million tonnes of airfreight. Against the current global economic slowdown and amid inflationary pressures, Changi’s airfreight throughput totalled 835,000 tonnes in 1H 2023, a drop […]

time:matters Sameday Air spreads across Asia

time:matters has extended its Sameday Air network across Asia, bringing the service to Tokyo Narita, Singapore and Bangkok. The stations in Japan, Singapore and Thailand are connected to the European hubs of Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna with 84 flights a week. The new locations join services to the Chinese cities of Shanghai, Shenyang, Beijing, Nanjing, […]

TIACA Cargo Service Quality tool launched

TIACA’s new online Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool has officially launched, following its successful trial involving nearly 200 air cargo supply chain companies. Oman Aviation Services, SATS at Singapore Changi Airport, and Asia Airfreight Terminal in Hong Kong are the most recent Cargo Terminal Operators to enlist in the programme, which aims to improve visibility […]

Cargo grows at Changi despite year-end slow down

Airfreight volumes at Singapore Changi Airport grew by 1.4% in 2018 despite demand slowing down at the end of the year. The airport handled 2.15 million tonnes in 2018, with growth in all segments – exports, imports and transhipments. For the year, the top airfreight markets were China, Australia, Hong Kong, the US and India. […]

We’re All Winners!

The stars of the global airfreight industry gathered on Thursday at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai to honour those companies that put the customer first, meaning they grabbed the winner’s trophy. Nine categories were up for the popular vote from individuals in the worldwide industry. After being verified and checked, the results remained a […]

NCA and SIA Cargo build on block space agreement with new MoU

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) and Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop strategic partnership, building on existing block space agreements. In the first phase, the two airlines have agreed to introduce codeshare services on routes between Tokyo and Singapore after 1 April 2018, subject to regulatory approval, which will […]

Singapore Changi’s tonnage continues to climb in September

Singapore Changi Airport registered a year-on-year (YOY) increase of 9.8 per cent in airfreight throughput in September to 183,560 tonnes. In the first nine months of the year, the gateway has handled 1.56 million tonnes, a YOY rise of 8.1 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. Among Changi’s top 10 cargo markets, […]

Double-digit tonnage rise in August for Changi

Singapore Changi Airport registered a 10.7 per cent increase in airfreight throughput to 180,590 tonnes in August, up on the 163,100 tonnes in the same month in 2016. In the first eight months of 2017, the gateway has handled 1.37 million tonnes, a 7.9 per cent rise on the same period last year. Changi has […]

dnata Singapore opens new maintenance base at Changi Airport

dnata Singapore has opened a new 6,900 square metre maintenance base at Singapore Changi Airport located next to the dnata Cargo Centre. The facility is located in the Changi Airfreight Centre and has the capacity to handle an average of more than 9,000 repairs and maintenance activities annually. It gives dnata an additional 1,000 square metres […]

AirBridgeCargo flies prototype autonomous vehicle to Singapore

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has transported a Ground Rapid Transit (GRT) prototype autonomous vehicle to Singapore in partnership with Geodis. The GRT, which can accommodate up to 24 passengers, travelled from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Singapore Changi Airport on a scheduled ABC Boeing 747 Freighter, where it will be used for demonstrations at various locations to show […]

WFS signs cargo handling contract with Singapore Airlines in Stockholm

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won a three-year contract to handle cargo for Singapore Airlines’ new services from Stockholm. The airline launched five Airbus A350-900 flights a week connecting Singapore Changi Airport and Stockholm Arlanda Airport via Moscow, operating every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. WFS in Stockholm expects to handle 3-4,000 tonnes a […]

Cargo at Changi keeps flying with 12.6% growth in May

Singapore Changi Airport cargo volumes grew by 12.6 per cent in May with improvements for imports, exports and transhipments. It handled 177,340 tonnes in May, with stable recovery of industrial activity in the USA, Germany and Japan increasing airfreight demand to and from these markets. May was also the second month of 2017 to see […]

Standardised pharma trade lanes becoming a reality

The air cargo pharmaceuticals sector continues to grow strongly at double-digit rates while the global pharma industry is also expanding strongly. Industry players are meeting demand by investing heavily and putting plenty of resources, whether that be through gaining International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) CEIV Pharma certification, building specialist pharma facilities, or cool dollies to […]

DHL Express bolsters regional trade with new Changi hub

DHL Express has opened an expanded DHL South Asia Hub within Changi Airfreight Centre (CAC) at Singapore Changi Airport as part of an 85 million euro ($93.5 million) investment. The 24-hour express hub facility spans 23,600 square metres and outfitted with the industry’s first fully automated express parcel sorting and processing system in South Asia. DHL says it will boost […]

ACI: airfreight volumes remained sluggish in July

Incheon International Airport

Airfreight markets were left behind the passenger traffic growth of 5.4 per cent recording a 1.9 per cent growth in total freight during the month of July, the Airports Council International (ACI) reports. ACI says there was an “optimistic” 3.9 per cent growth in international freight, which was counterbalanced by a 2.7 per cent decline […]