Sunday, May 19, 2024

Horror at Toronto

A consignment of around 500 puppies that landed at Pearson International Airport included a horrific total of thirty-eight found dead on arrival. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said: “In the case of the shipment of puppies which arrived at Pearson Airport on June 13, all live puppies were released to the importers. “Given the […]

Airports sign up to Buckingham Palace Declaration

Four more airports have joined the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking with Hong Kong, Munich, Sydney and Toronto Pearson signing the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Buckingham Palace Declaration. The declaration sets out to make tangible steps to close the routes exploited by traffickers of the illegal wildlife trade as they attempt to smuggle rare […]

GTA dnata to handle pharma for Air Canada in Toronto

Air Canada Cargo will collaborate with GTA dnata at its hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport at the CEIV certified facility for pharma shipments. As of 26 February, all export and import pharmaceutical shipments booked with Air Canada Cargo will be handled at GTA dnata. The GTA dnata facility is IATA CEIV Pharma certified, and […]

GTA dnata awarded IATA CEIV Pharma in Toronto

GTA dnata has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV) for its pharma handling processes and facilities in Toronto. The joint-venture company in Canada is the first ground services provider to be awarded the certification for warehousing as well as ramp handling and ground transportation services in North […]

Dogs saved from death touch down to freedom

Following its closure of a tenth South Korean dog meat farm, animal protection body Humane Society International (HIS) is transporting severely neglected dogs to North America and the United Kingdom. Forty-six of the dogs arrived at Pearson Airport in Toronto and were moved to partner shelters in Quebec. Another four of the rescued dogs were […]

High value focus for Toronto Pearson

Toronto-Pearson International Airport’s strategic plan for cargo needs to reflect the increased development and flow of global trade of high value cargo, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) says. It is becoming a mega hub airport, with numerous non-stop daily flights to the world and the strategic plan needs to reflect the importance of cargo travelling […]

Budapest positioning itself as the hub for Eastern Europe

Budapest Airport is positioning itself to be the air cargo hub of Eastern Europe having seen growth of 11.3 per cent so far in 2016. The growth has come from both freighter aircraft and passenger services with bellyhold capacity. Cargo development manager, József Kossuth says a significant proportion of the growth has come from Qatar […]