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IAG launches Nashville cargo route

IAG Cargo is introducing a new service to Nashville, Tennessee. Starting in May next year, the B787-8 will operate five times a week from London Heathrow.

Air freight demand grows by 3.2 pc

Strong growth for air cargo

Air cargo demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres, grew by 10.4 per cent in the first-half of 2017 compared to the first-half of 2016, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Cathay chooses DHL for Hong Kong operation

Cathay Pacific has chosen DHL Supply Chain to manage its aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul logistics activities at its home base at Hong Kong International Airport.

Rhenus to launch Australian company

The Rhenus Group is to purchase Australia-based freight forwarding company O’Brien Customs and Forwarding. The company will open its own national Australian company ‘Rhenus Logistics Australia’.

Air cargo demand rises 8.5pc

Global air freight demand in April was up 8.5 per cent on a year ago, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Emirates and Cargolux form strategic partnership

Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux have set out plans to work together on operational issues including aircraft capacity, block space and interline agreements, hub connectivity and cargo handling.

Encouraging start for IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo described trading in the first quarter of 2017 as encouraging, although commercial revenue fell 2.1 per cent to €256m at constant exchange.

UN seeks more ‘cost-effective’ flight logistics

The United Nations has launched an initiative to boost efficiency of its planes and flights, as it was revealed that the organisation spent close to $750 million from 2015 to 2016 on air assets in its peacekeeping and political missions.

FedEx launches Liege-Memphis flight

FedEx Express has begun operating a new flight linking the TNT European air hub in Liège to the FedEx world hub in Memphis.

Air freight demand grows by 3.2 pc

Air cargo demand rises 8.4pc

Demand for air cargo rose 8.4 per cent in February, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Embleton to head IAG Cargo

Lynne Embleton is taking over as chief executive of IAG Cargo from Drew Crawley who is moving over to head up Avios, IAG’s loyalty programme.

Air freight demand grows by 3.2 pc

Strong growth for air cargo demand

Air cargo demand rose 6.9 per cent in January 2017 compared to a year earlier, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Panalpina EBIT drops 6pc

Pressure on margins in both air and ocean freight hit profits at Panalpina, with adjusted EBIT some six per cent lower at CHF109.9m for 2016.

UPS trials drone delivery

UPS has tested an autonomous residential drone delivery; launched from one of its package vehicles.

Air cargo demand up 3.8pc

Global air cargo demand last year was up 3.8 per cent on 2015 – nearly double the average growth rate over the past five years, according to figures from the International Air Transport Association.

IATA messaging combined with UNCTAD system

IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has now been fully integrated into the UNCTAD automated customs management system, ASYCUDA World, which is now used in 90 countries around the world.

Are you ready for the challenge of the New Year?

Just before Christmas the news emerged that Amazon has applied for a patent on an airborne fulfilment system that uses an airship floating at 45,000 feet to hold stock and a fleet of drones to handle the actual deliveries.

Air cargo leaders pledge cooperation

Air cargo leaders and regulators from across the globe pledged to work more closely together to ensure a more efficient, safer air cargo supply chain at The International Air Cargo Association’s Air Cargo Forum in Paris last week.

Rhenus launches South Korea business

Rhenus has opened its first office in Seoul, South Korea focusing on sea and airfreight operations, third party logistics and domestic transport services in future.

Air freight boost for Panalpina

Air freight was the bright spot for Panalpina in the first nine months of 2016, with volumes rising by nine per cent despite a one per cent fall in the market.

Problems with passengers

Air cargo is facing a tough reality with rising numbers of passengers increasing capacity ahead of freight demand. Could a move towards specialist industries disrupt the static market? Alexandra Leonards reports.

Air cargo demand rises in July

Global air cargo demand increased by five per cent in July 2016, compared to a year earlier – the fastest pace of growth in almost 18 months, according to the International Air Transport Association.

DHL and UN start airport disaster training week

Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme are conducting joint preventative training, known as Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD), from 5 to 9 September at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, Lombok International Airport and Selaparang Airport in Lombok.

Heathrow expansion for Bolloré

Bolloré Logistics has taken an 80,000 sq ft warehouse as Skyline Heathrow, developed by SEGRO and Aviva Investors, through their joint venture, Airport Property Partnership (APP).

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