Monday, July 22, 2024

Tigers Netherlands expands collaboration with Asendia

Enterprise solutions company Tigers is working with shipping and distribution specialist Asendia to provide a postal solution for the European B2C market. Tigers is set to enhance its abilities within the European B2C market, particularly for customers with low-value orders, by adding a competitive postal solution for small-sized and low-weight orders as a new and […]

Swiss WorldCargo Cancun flights are open for exports

Swiss WorldCargo has opened its Cancun, Mexico station for exports with flights from Zurich operated by Edelweiss. The three Zurich – Cancun flights a week use an Airbus A340-300 offering a payload in excess of 15 tonnes for inbound and outbound figures. Skylog, a member of ECS Group will manage all commercial activity for the […]

CSafe Global opens up in Zurich and Stockholm

CSafe Global has expanded its coverage in Europe with technical service centres in Zurich, Switzerland and Stockholm, Sweden. The Zurich Airport and Stockholm Arlanda Airport service centres will strengthen the existing European service centre network, serving RKN and RAP active temperature-controlled containers. Tom Weir, vice president of global operations at CSafe says: “As part of […]

Seven more years for Swiss WorldCargo and Cargologic

Swiss WorldCargo has extended its partnership with Cargologic to provide handling services at Zurich Airport for another seven years. Cargo handling agent Cargologic processes 440,000 tonnes a year, employing 800 people in Zurich, Basel, Bern and Lugano, providing services for airlines and freight forwarders. Christian Wyss, head of quality and services at Swiss WorldCargo says […]

The luxury of being a boutique airline

Having previously worked on the shipper side, Andres Perez has been able to bring in other perspectives to the air cargo industry. Speaking to Air Cargo Week at air cargo Europe, Swiss WorldCargo’s senior director – head of business development and customer experience previously worked at Estee Lauder and Swarovski, working along the supply chain, […]

Air cargo is a work of art for Cargolux

Cargolux Airlines International has transported 230 tonnes of artwork from the US to Basel, Switzerland for the Art Basel Fair 2019. The artwork, totalling 104 pallets were spread out over eight flights, with three originating from Los Angeles and five from New York. Upon arrival in Luxembourg, the cargo was loaded on board 31 trucks […]

Kenya Airways picks GSAs for Geneva and Rome flights

Kenya Airways has appointed cargo GSAs and warehousing partners for its new flights from Geneva and Rome to Nairobi. In Geneva, GACSA and been appointed the GSA with Swissport providing warehouse services, with IAS Air Cargo acting as GSA in Rome and XPH operating the warehouse. They will provide services for Kenya Airways on the […]

Continuous improvement is all part of being SWISS

Swiss WorldCargo has been known as a “niche” carrier, something that head of cargo Ashwin Bhat believes makes it stand out in the industry. He says a major focus is on special products, shipments requiring additional attention and care, which covers a lot of different goods but includes pharmaceuticals and valuables. Bhat tells Air Cargo […]

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 […]

Panalpina to hold extraordinary general meeting

Panalpina’s board of directors will hold an extraordinary general meeting on 5 April to discuss implementing One Share – One Vote. The meeting will be held at the Congress Center in Basel, Switzerland at 14.00 local time to support the motion by shareholder Ernst Goehner Foundation to implement the One Share – One Vote standard. […]

Swiss WorldCargo renews deal with Edelweiss

Swiss WorldCargo has renewed its partnership with Edelweiss to continue marketing and selling freight capacity on the leisure airline. The two airlines have enjoyed a close partnership since 2009, with Edelweiss’ fleet and network growing to 70 destinations and 16 aircraft consisting of 10 Airbus A320s, two A330s and four A340s. Swiss WorldCargo will offer […]

EuroAirport gains IATA CEIV Pharma certificate

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg has been presented with its IATA CEIV Pharma certificate in the presence of airport stakeholders and IATA representatives. The certificate was presented to the airport at a customer event at the EuroAirport Cargo Terminal in the presence of IATA’s global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes and representatives from Fiege, Fischer Road […]

Swiss WorldCargo adds new routes for the winter

Swiss WorldCargo is getting ready for winter with new routes across Asia, South America and Africa being added to its timetable. Twice-weekly flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon in Vietnam will commence from Zurich from 15 November, along with twice-weekly services to Colombo in Sri Lanka on 3 November. A twice-weekly service to […]

Peli BioThermal opens Basel and Berlin service centres

Peli BioThermal has opened service centres in Basel and Berlin, supporting its portfolio of Credo reusable shippers from parcel to pallet sizes. Situated in key logistics locations for both pharmaceutical manufacturing and transfer, the Basel and Berlin hubs will enable clients to receive and return Credo temperature controlled packaging. The locations complement existing and expanding […]

dnata awarded GDP certification in Zurich

dnata has been awarded Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for pharmaceutical handling at its state-of-the-art facility in Zurich. GDP focuses on systems for warehouses and distribution centres that store and distribute medical products or carry active pharmaceutical ingredients. The scheme ensures that consistent quality management systems are in place throughout the entire supply chain. In […]

Air Charter Service opens cargo department in Geneva

Air Charter Service (ACS) has launched a cargo department at its Geneva, Switzerland, adding to the operation’s private jet and group travel divisions. ACS global cargo director, Dan Morgan-Evans says cargo clients in Switzerland were served through the UK, French and German offices but demand meant the company made the decision to open a dedicated […]

Cebu Pacific to convert ATR 72-500s into freighters

Cebu Pacific is to enter the cargo market by having two of its ATR 72-500 passenger aircraft converted into freighters by IPR Conversions. The first aircraft will be modified and return to Cebu’s fleet in the fourth quarter of 2018 and will continue to operate through Cebu’s subsidiary, CebGo. Lausanne, Switzerland-based IPR is a major […]

Cutting-edge airfreight in Europe’s centre

A cutting-edge development in cargo tracking systems is being introduced by Zurich-based Unilode Aviation Solutions with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) tags being embedded into the structure of ULDs, writes Stuart Flitton. The ULD management provider for 40 airlines is teaming up with technology firm OnAsset Intelligence and leading ULD manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace. Among the airlines […]

Swiss WorldCargo awarded Envirotainer QEP at 36 stations

Swiss WorldCargo now has 36 Envirotainer QEP accredited stations, with 31 of the stations receiving the QEP Advanced accreditation. Envirotainer launched the QEP programme over 10 years ago to promote the safe handling of pharmaceuticals, with 40 companies participating, educating tens of thousands of individuals at more than 730 stations around the world. The programme […]

Emirates SkyCargo picks Harman as cargo manager for Switzerland

Emirates SkyCargo has appointed David Harman as cargo manager for Switzerland, taking responsibility for all operational and commercial aspects in the country. He has over 30 years of international aviation and cargo experience, having previously worked as vice president for dnata Ground and Cargo Handling in Zurich, and held various positions through the years at […]

Swissport awarded IATA CEIV Pharma at EuroAirport

Swissport has been awarded CEIV Pharma certification by the International Air Transport Association for operations at Basel’s EuroAirport. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in Pharmaceutical Logistics standard ensures airfreight customers receive the highest quality and safety standards for the transportation of pharmaceutical products. EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is Swissport’s sixth CEIV certified cargo facility […]

dnata to provide handling services in Zurich for seven more years

Dnata has been re-awarded the licence to provide ground and cargo handling services at Zurich Airport for another seven years until 2025. The bid follows a public tender conducted by Zurich Airport and dnata says it will be able to seamlessly transition from its current licence to its new one with no interruption to operations. […]

Restructuring pays dividends for Swiss WorldCargo

Swiss WorldCargo should report good figures when parent Swiss International Airlines releases its results in March, writes Neil Madden. Head of cargo, Ashwin Bhat (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week that 2017 was “a very good year”. “In 2017, we saw an increase in terms of tonnage carried. In the first three quarters of 2017, Swiss […]

EuroAirport hears background noise

Measured by value, 40 per cent of all Swiss exports are transported by air, with the lion’s share being handled at the major hub of Zurich, writes Neil Madden. As a big exporter of expensive and fragile products – pharmaceuticals, watches, jewellery, etc – air freight is particularly important to Swiss shippers. Zurich Airport saw […]

Swiss WorldCargo remains GDP compliant at Zurich Airport hub

Swiss WorldCargo has renewed its GDP compliance for handling pharmaceutical products at its Zurich Airport hub, and says this further strengthens its network of quality corridors. Swissmedic, the Swiss authority responsible for the authorisation and supervision of therapeutic products, renewed the Cargologic handling facilities’ GDP compliance certification in September 2017. Swiss WorldCargo’s ground handling partner […]

Study finds importance of airfreight in Switzerland

A study by BAK Economics and Infras has highlighted the importance of airfreight to Switzerland as a whole and from Zurich Airport. In terms of value the report found that 40 per cent of all exports leave Switzerland via air cargo carriers. The study found there is often no alternative to airfreight, in particular for […]

Agility becomes first forwarder to achieve QEP experto status

Agility is the first freight forwarder to receive Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) experto accreditation from Envirotainer for its cold chain management of pharma and life sciences products. Envirotainer’s QEP program evaluates freight forwarders and airline stations and recognises those able to meet the highest standards for Envirotainer shipments. The QEP experto accreditation applies to Agility’s […]

New customer portal rolled out by Panalpina

Freight forwarder Panalpina has launched a new customer portal, which is says addresses many of the logistics industry’s “most pressing needs”. The company says it is intent on steering industry into the ‘Digital Age’ by using the newest technologies to create an innovative, end-to-end digital environment for its customers, and believes the portal will shape and […]

Volumes grow 7% in 1st half of 2017 at Panalpina

Panalpina recorded robust airfreight volume growth of seven per cent in the first half-year (1H) of 2017, but it says “higher freight rates and margin pressure persisted in a continuously challenging market environment”. The freight forwarder volumes reached 473,100 tonnes in the six months, which was largely driven by the strong growth of Far East […]

Kuehne + Nagel breaks ground for Pharma Hub Switzerland

A ground breaking ceremony has taken place for Kuehne + Nagel’s “Pharma Hub Switzerland” in Möhlin. The Pharma Hub will be part of the KN PharmaChain network providing multimodal temperature-controlled door-to-door shipping on a global scale, enhanced visibility and traceability of deliveries and proactive risk management. The facility will provide 16,300m2 of logistics space, which […]