Friday, June 14, 2024

Thailand takes flight

Bangkok used its hosting of the World Cargo Summit held on 30-31st January  to pitch for business in a booming sector.  “Its potential is still far from fulfilled,” Kerati Kijmanawat, President, AOT, (Airports of Thailand) the public company tasked with running the Southeast Asian country’s six international airports told the Summit’s opening.  AOT reported 1.4 […]

ULD firms box clever at IATA awards

ULD solutions are set to dominate the 2019 IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards, will all three finalists coming from the sector. The companies, selected from a 56-strong field, are: Air New Zealand thermally-insulated aeroTHERM ULDs offering better protection of temperature-sensitive shipments; SITA, Safran & CHAMP for their Smart ULD which combines the latest mobile, Internet […]

IATA WCS2017: Astral Aerial wins Innovation Award with drone project

Astral Aerial Solutions has won the 2017 IATA Cargo Innovation Award with its ‘UTM Concept for Africa’, a project to use drones in remote areas with insufficient infrastructure. Kenya-based Astral Aerial Solutions is a subsidiary of Astral Aviation, and says the concept seeks to answer the questions surrounding safe, secure and effective drone operations and […]

IATA WCS 2017: freighters going nowhere according to Boeing’s Crabtree

Freighters are “here to stay” – Boeing Commercial Airplanes regional director and airline market analysis for marketing and business development, Tom Crabtree told delegates yesterday at the International Air Transport Association’s World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi. He explained in a session how air cargo demand would affect the freighter market that freighters are essential […]

IATA WCS2017: Air cargo must modernise and improve service

The air cargo industry must accelerate modernisation and focus on delivering high quality service, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general and chief executive officer, Alexandre de Juniac urges. Speaking at the 11th World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, de Juniac told delegates that the two key areas for industry transformation are simple modern […]

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: Amsterdam Schiphol aiming for CEIV certification

The logistics community at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has launched a closed pharmaceutical chain programme to be International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators certified. It was announced at the IATA World Cargo Symposium on 16 March in press conference held in the Tegel room of the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin, with […]

IATA WCS: CHEP and Cargolux renew contract

CHEP Aerospace Solutions and Cargolux have renewed their unit load device (ULD) management contract to run until 2020. The companies signed the contract at the International Air Transport Association World Cargo Symposium at the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin on 16 March. It was signed by Cargolux director of global logistics services, Franco Nanna and CHEP […]

IATA WCS: Low oil prices a double edged sword

The fall in oil prices is a double edged sword for the industry, because though it encourages the use of older freighters, this increases overcapacity, International Air Transport Association (IATA) senior economist George Anjaparidze says. Anjaparidze spoke at the IATA World Cargo Symposium on 15 March during the plenary titled ‘Economic Outlook: When Will Growth […]

IATA WCS: Jettainer and DoKaSch sign ULD repair agreement

Jettainer and DoKaSch have signed an agreement to improve the processes for repairing unit load devices (ULD). The companies signed the agreement at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) World Cargo Symposium in Berlin on 15 March on Jettainer’s stand. The agreement is designed to speed up repair procedures between the two companies. Jettainer and DoKaSch […]