Saturday, July 20, 2024

Infrastructure in Turkey inadequate for perishable goods

Infrastructure at Ataturk International Airport is not adequate for the volumes of perishables travelling through Turkey, but the new Istanbul airport should help solve some of these issues. The issues facing perishables were discussed on 16 November during the PeriLog on Air Freight session at Logitrans Istanbul exhibition. Session moderator Hasan Hatipoglu, who is Lufthansa […]

60 Seconds with Soner Akkurt

Istanbul New Airport (INA) is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the gateway is set to be one of the globe’s ‘megahubs’ and help grow freight into and out of Istanbul. The operator is the IGA Airport Operation and Air Cargo Week spoke to chief commercial officer, Soner Akkurt (pictured below) […]

Logitrans 2017: Turkey to remain an important logistics hub

Turkey will remain an important logistics hub for years to come, delegates were told at the opening of logitrans 2017. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the trade show in Istanbul on Wednesday 15 November, Messe Muenchen member of the management board, Gerhard Gerritzen welcomed delegates to the 11th instalment of logitrans, and spoke of […]

Turkish Cargo gains QEP Accreditation at two more stations

Turkish Cargo has received QEP Accreditation from Envirotainer at two key stations – Brussels and Atlanta, which it says is as an indication of the “quality of its pharmaceutical transportation service”. The carrier now moves medical products that require cold chain transportation to the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in eight QEP stations (Bombay, Frankfurt, Hyderabad, Seoul, […]

Network growth set to continue at Turkish Cargo

Turkish Cargo has added new freighter routes this year, but is not finished yet and is eyeing more connections. In the last six months, it has started services to Sao Paulo, Paris, Johannesburg, Kano in Nigeria, Oslo and Antananarivo in Madagascar. Turkish Cargo sales vice president (Turkey), Omer Kilic (pictured) says all the new routes […]

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 […]

Global events increasing threat to air cargo security

The threat to air cargo security has never been higher and investments in the latest screening technology are a top priority for industry operators. On 15 July, two terrorists were foiled in Australia and police allege components for an improvised explosive device (IED) were sent to Sydney Airport in an airfreight shipment from Turkey via […]

Air cargo into the US from Turkey to be screened

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on Thursday that any air cargo coming to the US from Turkey must now be screened. International broadcaster CNN says on its website, the move has been made to address and enhance emerging threats to cargo and raise the level of global aviation security. Before the new guidance, screening […]

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 […]

Turkish Cargo achieves QEP accreditation

Turkish Cargo has received Qualified Envirotainer Providers (QEP) accreditation from Envirotainer at its hub – Istanbul Atatürk Airport – as well as five other stations across its network in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv and Seoul. The carrier says with these six accredited stations of QEP – it is “demonstrating its credibility in handling Envirotainer […]

European airports have best start to year since 2010

Freight traffic across European airports had their best first half year since 2010 with 8.7 per cent growth, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe reports. Airports inside the European Union (EU) registered growth of 7.8 per cent while those outside were up 14.4 per cent, with major hubs in Turkey and Russia performing well. In Turkey, […]

Turkish belly flights bringing fresh seafood to Kuwait

Fresh Aegean seafood is now being brought to the Gulf country of Kuwait by Turkish Cargo through a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 belly connection every Saturday. Turkish started operating the passenger route on 30 June from Milas-Bodrum Airport to Kuwait International Airport and says the service aims to deliver fresh fish on to the plates […]

Istanbul New Airport signs contracts to develop cargo facilities

Istanbul New Airport has signed contracts with six companies worth €250 million to develop facilities in the Cargo City and Ground Services Campus. MNG, PTT, Celebi Ground Handling, HAVAS, Sistem Logistics and Bilin Logistics will serve at the Cargo City; and MNG, Celebi Ground Handling and HAVAS at the Ground Services Campus will build their […]

Turkish adds a second Nigeria freighter route to its network

Turkish Cargo continues to grow its African freighter network and has added a route to Kano – its second connection in Nigeria and adding to a service already run to Lagos. The Airbus A330 Freighter service will start tomorrow (4 July) and operate on an Istanbul – Kano – Dakar – Istanbul routing. The carrier […]

Turkish Cargo to start flights to Johannesburg and Madagascar

Turkish Cargo is continuing to expand its freighter network with weekly Istanbul – Johannesburg – Antananarivo services from 1 July. The Airbus A330 Freighter flight will leave Istanbul Ataturk at 13.45h on Saturday, landing in Johannesburg at 22.25h, before departing at 00.25h and arriving in Madagascar at 04.25h, leaving at 06.25h and returning to Istanbul […]

Turkish Cargo starts freighter service to Paris

Turkish Cargo has launched a new freighter service from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport from 21 June, while the Paris Air Show takes place. The weekly Airbus A310 Freighter flight will leave Istanbul every Wednesday at 15:25h local time and return from Paris at 20:00h local time. Turkish says automobile, aircraft […]

China a key focus for Turkish as it plans new freighter frequencies

Turkish Cargo is looking to increase its freighter services to Shanghai and Guangzhou and in the first quarter saw growth of 30 per cent to China. The carrier says China is a dynamic market and one of the biggest trade partners of Turkey. In 2016, export airfreight volume from Turkey increased around 25 per cent. […]

More freighter services being targeted by Billund

2016 was a record year at Danish gateway Billund Airport as it handled 66,500 tonnes, with both imports and exports on the rise and more is set to come. Vice president of cargo, Jan Ditlevsen (pictured below) says the momentum from 2016 has continued this year. “It was exciting to see if we could continue growth […]

Turkish Cargo says olá to Sao Paulo

Turkish Cargo is expanding its network with scheduled cargo flights to Sao Paulo, Brazil from 25 June. Sao Paulo is one of the largest industrial and trade centres in South America, and Turkish Cargo will operate one Airbus A330 Freighter flight a week on an Istanbul – Dakar – Sao Paulo – Dakar – Istanbul […]

Logitrans to return to Istanbul for the 11th time

Logitrans is to return to Istanbul for the 11th time, offering decision-makers from the Eurasian region a forum for making contacts and maintain existing business relations. In addition to maintaining contacts and sharing of knowledge, the conference program will provide detailed information on the most important trends in this rapidly changing region and continue for […]

Turkish chief aiming to be in the top 5 for pharma

Turkish Cargo’s chief cargo officer, Turhan Özen says the carrier’s objective is to be one of the top five air cargo pharmaceutical carriers by 2023. He was speaking at the ‘Pharma Day’ panel in Frankfurt last month, which was organised by Turkish Cargo’s sales team. Özen also noted that one of the primary objectives among the […]

Turkish Cargo starts seafood freighter service from Izmir to Tel Aviv

Turkish Cargo has added a freighter route to its growing network and started a scheduled service from Izmir to Tel Aviv on 29 April using an Airbus 310 Freighter. The freighter will be carrying payloads of seafood to meet increasing demand for exports as  it says three of the four fishes in the world’s total export of fishery products are […]

Istanbul New Airport set to open in Q1 2018

Istanbul New Airport (INA) is on schedule to open in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018 and it is set to evolve into one of the world’s key cargo hubs. The gateway’s operator is IGA Airport Operation and chief commercial officer, Abdullah Soner Akkurt (pictured below) says the contract states the opening will be planned […]

Routes and service focus for Turkish Cargo

Turkish Cargo says it is focusing on increasing its route network and on providing a “qualified service and strong sales network”. The carrier says it is its “working principle to meet the trade points in the world” according to its global mission and to create new trade routes. Turkish says it is closely monitoring, supporting, […]

Kuehne + Nagel makes pharma acquisitions

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has acquired two specialised pharma logistics companies as it continues its drive to focus on providing GxP compliant end-to-end solutions to pharma and healthcare customers. In Turkey K+N has entered into an agreement to acquire Zet Farma, which manages 56,000 square metres at four pharma grade warehouses in the metropolitan area of Istanbul. This transaction […]

Ataturk to serve for repairs and cargo once Istanbul New opens

Istanbul Ataturk Airport will serve for repairs and cargo after the opening of the €10.2 billion ($11 billion) Istanbul New Airport next year, according to the online edition of Istanbul’s Daily Sabah. The publication says the news comes as many are asking whether the gateway would be closed down once the third airport opens – […]

Charter packed with automotive parts flown to Turkey

An urgent shipment of automotive parts have been chartered from Romania to Turkey by the X2 Critical Member EAS Group. The 25-tonne payload was transported by the freight forwarder using an Airbus A310 Freighter, and was deemed ‘top urgent’ in order to avoid any production delays in the car manufacturer’s factory. EAS development director, Marco Muggianu says: “The […]

Turkish appoints Turhan Özen as chief cargo officer

Turkish Airlines has appointed Turhan Özen as its new chief cargo officer – he joined the carrier in December 2016. He started his career in 1991 at IVECO, where he worked in sales, marketing, and logistics management positions before moving on in 2000 to TNT Logistics, where he moved up to operations director. Özen took on the […]

Full steam ahead for Istanbul New Airport

Construction of Istanbul New Airport is continuing at full speed, and IGA Airport Operation chief executive officer, Hüseyin Keskin tells Air Cargo Week staff writer, James Muir it is hoping to commence operations in the first quarter of 2018. The new airport is a very ambitious project, which will be constructed over a number of phases […]

Emerging markets fuel 4.4% growth in November at Heathrow

Heathrow Airport handled 138,050 tonnes in November – a 4.4 per cent year-on-year (YOY) rise on the same month last year. In the first 11 months of 2016 it has handled 1,407,561 tonnes – a YOY increase of 2.8 per cent on the same period in 2015. On a rolling 12-month basis it has processed […]