Wednesday, July 24, 2024

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 […]

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 […]

Swiss WorldCargo 777-300ER hits the road in Japan

Swiss WorldCargo is promoting its Boeing 777-300ER in Japan with a special livery on Road Feeder Service trucks operated by Hirano Logistics. Developed in partnership between Swiss WorldCargo and Hirano Logistics, the branded truck operates on different routes throughout Japan. The temperature controlled truck ensures the safe and effective handling of various goods including pharmaceuticals. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Peli BioThermal adds 13 points to Credo on Demand network

Peli BioThermal is to add 13 drop points to its Credo on Demand network across Europe in partnership with Rhenus Logistics. The new European drop points are among more than 50 planned for 2018 including additional locations planned for the Americas and Asia. The company is also expanding the number of network stations in 2018, […]

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 […]

ACI Europe: freight grows 6.2% in October at European airports

Freight traffic across the European airport network averaged year-on-year (YOY) growth of 6.2 per cent in October, according to the latest figures published by the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. The European airport trade body says so far this year cargo traffic is up 8.9 per cent – 7.9 per cent at European Union (EU) […]

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 […]

Extra capacity gets Zurich off to a flying start

Cargo is off to a strong start in 2017 at Zurich Airport helped by SWISS International Airlines increasing capacity with Boeing 777s. After 5.3 per cent growth in 2016 to 433,577 tonnes, with a 7.2 per cent increase in air volumes making up for a weaker rise of 0.7 per cent in road volumes, the […]

Swiss WorldCargo gets a boost as first Boeing 777 arrives

Swiss International Air Lines took delivery of the first of its nine new Boeing 777-300 Extended Range aircraft today, which will boost its cargo capabilities. The new twinjet will enable the Swiss WorldCargo division to offer improved airfreight services and enhanced environmental performance on its long-haul operations. The first of the nine Boeing 777-300ERs which […]

Cargologic gains CEIV certification at Zurich Airport

Cargologic has obtained International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical handling at Zurich Airport. The Swiss WorldCargo ground handling partner says the certification assures cool chain integrity throughout the airline’s network. Pharmaceuticals are very important for the Swiss economy, with pharmaceutical and biotech shipments being transported via […]

Oman Air appoints Cargologic as handling agent at Zurich Airport

Oman Air has appointed Cargologic as its cargo handling agents for the carrier’s five times a week Muscat International Airport to Zurich Airport service from 1 October 2015. Cargologic will be handling about five tonnes per inbound and outbound Airbus A330 flight, meaning it will handle around 200 tonnes a month. Cargologic managing director, Marco […]