Monday, May 27, 2024

Let your voice be heard at the 2023 air cargo Southeast Asia conference

Organisers of the transport logistics and air cargo Southeast Asia Conference 2023 have invited people across the industry to share their stories, case studies or innovations to inspire others with their knowledge, as the event takes on the themes of ‘digitalisation, resilience and sustainability.’ At this conference, influential speakers, global industry players, policymakers, and government […]

airasia’s Teleport strengthens key routes

Teleport has announced it is operating its very first freighter, a dedicated 737-800F. The logistics company will also convert two AirAsia A320 passenger aircrafts, with seats removed for increased capacity. The freighter will begin operations across Asia beginning Q3 2021 and will operate out of the Teleport hub in Bangkok. The additional capacity will strengthen […]

cargo-partner expands Asian land-air services

cargo-partner has expanded its Asian land-air service in response to fluctuating airfreight capacity out of China and Southeast Asia. The land-air service via Hanoi, Vietnam provides an alternative to direct flights from China with 8-10 day transit times including road transport from China, flying to Europe or the USA and delivery to the final destination. […]

Tonnage fall of 2.5% in October at Incheon

Seoul’s Incheon International Airport saw cargo volumes fall 2.5 per cent in October handling 247,000 tonnes. The gateway put the decline down to the loss of operating days in the month, due to the golden Chuseok Holiday, which meant it only operated on 18 days in October as opposed to 22.5 days. However, the airport […]

SIA Cargo turns around its financial figures

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo turned around a loss of S$45 million (US$33 million) last year to an operating profit of $32 million in the first half of the 2017/18 financial year. The carrier says revenue improved $122 million as freight carriage growth of 6.1 per cent was further supported by a 6.7 per cent improvement […]

1GSA adds Vietnam to growing network

1GSA – the recently-launched independent general sales agent (GSA) network – has appointed Transviet Promotion Limited as its exclusive member for Vietnam. Transviet Promotion was launched in 1996, and is Vietnam’s leading GSA organisation, active in both cargo and passenger operations. It has five bases in Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi and Da Nang, and 55 […]

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, […]

Asia Pacific carriers continue to see strong demand

Preliminary traffic figures for the month of September released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) show international air cargo markets continued to enjoy double-digit growth in traffic volumes. International air cargo demand, in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) increased by a 11.4 per cent compared to the same month last year, reflecting the […]

New president and board members elected by FIATA

FIATA elected a new president and an extended board for the next two years at its general meeting in Kuala Lumpur last week. The FIATA World Congress saw over 1,000 delegates from 77 countries and on the day after the FIATA General Meeting took place – Transfreight Corporation chief executive officer, Babar Badat from Pakistan was elected president. He succeeds […]

Asia continues to drive air cargo demand, ACI reports

The Airports Council International (ACI) says airports in China contributed 23.5 per cent to growth in air cargo volumes in 2016 as business continues to shift eastward. This was detailed in latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report by ACI, which found  Chinese hubs are the largest contributor to global growth in overall air transport […]

Logistics infrastructure to be expanded across Thailand

Thailand’s logistics infrastructure is being upgraded and this is an area Thai Airways International is focusing on and is a key part of its strategy to expand and improve its cargo operations, writes Michael Mackey. The mothership of what is being planned in Thailand is the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). Basically, the North East Gulf […]

Multi-pronged strategy for Thai as it looks to develop business

Thai Airways (TG) International is pressing on with multi-pronged plans to further develop its cargo operations, senior officials have said, writes Michael Mackey. The strategy starts from the ground up, Thai’s managing director of cargo and mail department, Dumrungchai Sawangcharoen (pictured above) told reporters on the inaugural flight of Thai’s new Airbus A350-XWB from Toulouse. The […]

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 […]

Carbon black mission for Panalpina from Italy to Thailand

Panalpina has helped Cabot Corporation – a US materials and specialty chemicals company – to deliver 260 tonnes of carbon black from its production facility in Italy to the end customer’s tire-manufacturing plant in Thailand within four days. Carbon black is a fine black powder used as a reinforcing in tires to improve tensile and […]

Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways sign freight partnership agreement

Thailand-based carriers Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways have signed a freight partnership agreement as part of a move to strengthen each others’ networks. Through this cooperation with Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways cargo can be transported to China, South Korea, Japan, Taipei, the UK, Germany, France and Australia seamlessly, while Thai Airways cargo can be transported […]

Cebu Pacific to increase cargo capacity into Sydney

Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific will start daily flights between Manila and Sydney from 1 December this year boosting its cargo capacity on the route. Currently, Cebu Pacific operates an Airbus A330 five times a week and in the first quarter of 2017 flew 1,131 tonnes of cargo between the two cities. Cebu Pacific has the largest […]

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 […]

Myanmar office opened by CEVA Logistics

CEVA Logistics has opened an office in Myanmar’s capital, Yangon – as part of its strategic expansion in the emerging Mekong markets. For the last five years, CEVA has been operational in the country through a network partner, providing Freight Management services to a number of multinational and local customers. From June 2017, the company […]

Tigers team up with Pos Malaysia for e-commerce

Tigers Ltd has signed a new cooperation agreement with Malaysia’s national postal provider Pos Malaysia to manage its e-commerce facility in Kuala Lumpur. The Hong Kong-headquartered company will manage Pos Malaysia’s e-commerce fulfilment out of the Cargo Centre using Tigers’ SmartHub technology and warehouse management system, and will handle business to customer (B2C) fulfilment across Malaysia […]

Macau and Hong Kong look to strengthen logistics cooperation

Senior air cargo and freight forwarder figures from Macau and Hong Kong are looking to strengthen logistics ties between the two countries and are to set up a task force to make the most of opportunities on offer. Macau International Airport Company (CAM) acting director of logistics and general aviation development department, Frank Wu and Macau Air Freight Forwarding (Logistics) Association […]

Qatar Airways Cargo starts freighter service to Phnom Penh

Qatar Airways Cargo started its first freighter service to Phnom Penh in Cambodia on 3 April using an Airbus A330 Freighter. It will operate on the Doha–Phnom Penh–Doha route once a week and will offer over 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way. Garments represent the largest portion of Cambodia’s manufacturing sector and account for 80 […]

Agility grows footprint at Changi in $18.25m investment

Agility has acquired a two-story warehouse close to Changi International Airport – giving it more than 600,000 square feet of warehouse space in total in Singapore. The newly acquired 177,000 square foot warehouse is located in an area with access to an array of logistics services and two major expressways. gility has operated in Singapore […]

Tigers launches eShop for China and SE Asia e-commerce market

Supply chain group Tigers has launched eShop, a marketplace to support brands entering the rapidly expanding China and Southeast Asia e-commerce markets. Tigers says its digital marketplace offers a one-stop shop from marketing, taking payments, managing the supply chain, order fulfilment and returns. Italian designer workout wear Gr1ps, and golf simulator OptiShot Golf are among […]

DHL expands in Thailand to tap into booming e-commerce

DHL eCommerce is to expand its offering in Thailand by enhancing its coverage and by providing what it says is “affordable B2C international shipping”. The pick-up service the express freight integrator runs is also to be extended to small e-commerce merchants, which is set to benefit Thailand’s 2.7 million SMEs. DHL eCommerce launched in Thailand in […]

Americas, Asia and technology focus for ECS

Finnair's first Airbus A350XWB

The ECS Group made some key moves in 2016 as it acquired a majority stake in the AVS GSA Group and won a general sales and service agent (GSSA) contract with Singapore-based carrier Jetstar Asia. Chief executive officer, Bertrand Schmoll (pictured below) says the deals have enabled it to develop its network and grow in […]

Partnership set to be expanded between MAB and Silk Way

EFW re-delivers first A330P2F to Altavair for MasAir Cargo operation

MAB Kargo is set to expand its partnership with Silk Way West Airlines as it looks to increase the agreement it has on services. In March, the Malaysian Airlines cargo arm penned a memorandum of co-operation with Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West that sees both leverage on each other’s aircraft fleet and network in different regions […]

Yusen Logistics Indonesia gains GDP certification

Yusen Logistics Indonesia has been awarded the highest standard of quality certification for pharmaceuticals transportation – Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certification. The company is the first logistics business in Indonesia to acquire the industry standard of quality for the storage and transport of medical and pharma products. Yusen Logistics Indonesia says with demand for advanced quality rising, it invested […]