Monday, July 22, 2024

World Cargo Symposium focused on strengthening air cargo’s post-pandemic prospects

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities to build resilience and strengthen air cargo’s post-pandemic prospects, as the 15th World Cargo Symposium gathered in London.  The priorities outlined included achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, continuing to modernise processes, finding better solutions to safely carry lithium batteries and making air cargo attractive […]

Breaking News: 14th World Air Cargo Symposium postponed

An official statement from the organisers of the 14th World Cargo Symposium, to be held in Istanbul, says: “Over the past few days, we have been receiving enquiries about the status of the upcoming 14th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Istanbul due to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Although there have been no reported cases in Turkey, […]

ULD management contracts in ME and Asia eyed by Unilode

Unilode Aviation Services is targeting winning ULD management business from carriers in the Middle East and Asian markets in 2017. President and chief executive officer, Dr. Ludwig Bertsch (pictured below) says both regions have lots of potential with airlines operating large fleets of widebody aircraft and there is an impressive growth rate predicted for the […]

IATA WCS: WCS 2017 to be held in Abu Dhabi

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that the 11th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) will be held in Abu Dhabi between 14 and 16 March 2017. The announcement was made by IATA global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes, at the closing of the 10th WCS in Berlin, which was held at the Intercontinental Hotel […]

IATA WCS: Cargo Composites launches lean composite cargo container

Cargo Composites has introduced what it says is the world’s leanest AKH type composite cargo container. The firm launched the new lower-deck lightweight container for narrowbody aircraft at the International Air Transport Association’s World Cargo Symposium in Berlin. The new Flyweight AKH model features weighs 53 kilogrammes and is the lightest and at the same […]

IATA WCS: Cargo 2000 rebranded as Cargo iQ

Cargo 2000 (C2K) has rebranded as Cargo iQ as part of a strategic transformation programme including a Smart Data Project, and a new audit and certification scheme. New members have also joined up and add to the 82 already part of the group. They are Emirates SkyCargo, Brussels Airport, Vienna International Airport, CargoAware and Fraport. […]

IATA WCS: Heathrow launches WebPortal to reduce freight trucks emissions

Heathrow Airport has revealed new plans for a WebPortal aimed at consolidating freight loads, and decreasing the amount of trucks and emissions on roads around the airport. Encouraging freight company partners to operate sustainably is one of ten priorities Heathrow has outlined for this year in its new Blueprint to Reduce Emissions, which was also […]

IATA WCS: Jettainer tests self-learning software for ULD management

Jettainer and the University of Cologne are conducting a live test on management software for big data in the movement of unit load devices (ULD) that they have jointly developed. They says this is designed to illustrate how well the software can support the company’s controllers by offering them assistance in making decisions as a result of […]