Wednesday 14th Nov 2018 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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IATA and FIATA agree joint air cargo program

The International Air Transport Association and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association have agreed to replace the existing IATA Cargo Agency Program with a joint IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP).

Government fails again on airport capacity

The Brexit vote was always going to create uncertainty. There is already evidence of companies delaying investment decisions. But perhaps the most high profile casualty so far is the expansion of airport capacity in the South East of the UK.

Air freight demand grows by 3.2 pc

Air freight demand grows by 3.2 pc

In April, airfreight demand grew by 3.2 pc, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), year on year, according to figures by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The association said that yields ‘remained pressured’ as freight capacity in April increased by 6.6 pc compared to the same time last year.

Scharwath leaves K+N to join DHL

Tim Scharwath is leaving Kuehne + Nagel to join DHL as board member responsible for DHL Global Forwarding and Freight.

IAG Cargo increases Middle Eastern capacity

IAG Cargo is expanding its capacity in the Middle East. From winter 2016, it will be separating its existing Abu Dhabi and Muscat service into two separate flights. It will also split its Bahrain and Doha service.

Tough market hits sales at IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo saw its first quarter commercial revenue fall 1.5 per cent to €262m as a result of “challenging market conditions”.

Air freight demand grows by 3.2 pc

Air cargo falls by 5.6 pc

In comparison to the same period last year, air cargo volumes in the global market dropped by 5.6 per cent this February. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which released the data, said that the figures were ‘ heavily skewed’ due to the US port strikes early last year and Lunar New Year falling in […]

IAG Cargo expands

IAG Cargo has expanded its reach into South Africa with the launch of a B777-200 Cape Town service, which will operate three times a week from London Gatwick.

TIACA appoints Nabil Sultan

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, cargo, as a member of the board of directors. Sultan has upwards of 20 year’s experience at the airline.

Amazon launches air cargo operation

Amazon is moving into the air cargo business after signing a deal to lease 20 Boeing 767 freighters from Air Transport Services Group.

Air freight demand grows by 3.2 pc

Air cargo sees 2.7pc growth

Air cargo grew by 2.7 per cent in January, the fastest pace of growth since April last year, according to figures from the International Air Cargo Association. Total freight tonne kilometres in January surpassed the previous all-time peak reached in February 2015. However, IATA warned that the freight load factor fell 1.8 percentage points indicating […]

Air cargo must adjust to shortening supply chains

Efficiency gains are critical to the air cargo industry in adjusting to shortening global supply chains and evermore competitive market conditions, Tony Tyler CEO of the International Air Transport Association, has warned.

Atlas to buy Southern Air

Atlas Air Worldwide has entered a definitive agreement to buy private company Southern Air for $110 million – subject to customary closing conditions and approval by the U.S Department of Transport. It is expected to close in the next few months.

Court annuls €790m air freight cartel fines

The European General Court has annulled the decision by the European Commission to impose €790 million worth of fines on several airlines for their participation in a cartel on the air freight market.

IAG Cargo expands European network

IAG Cargo has added 26 stations to its European network via its Vueling network. The air cargo provider has now got 128 European stations altogether.

CLECAT welcomes EU Aviation Package

European Commission’s proposals to boost the competitiveness of European aviation, has been welcomed by CLECAT, the European association for forwarding, transport, logistics and customs services.

IAG launches US Cargo Connector delivery service

IAG Cargo has launched its Cargo Connector delivery service in the US. Cargo Connector is an import delivery service that takes freight direct from the aircraft, delivering it to the forwarders handling facilities.

Panalpina buys Kenya forwarder

Panalpina is to acquire a majority stake in Airflo from the Dutch Flower Group. Airflo is Kenya’s second largest air freight forwarder, specialising in the export of fresh cut flowers, plant cuttings and vegetables, notably to the Netherlands and the UK.

IAG Cargo revenue rises

IAG Cargo’s commercial revenue was up in the third quarter reaching €238 million against €236m last year, despite challenging market conditions.

Kuehne + Nagel office for Dominican Republic

Kuehne + Nagel has opened an office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic saying that over the past two decades the Dominican Republic had developed into one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America.

TIACA calls for collaboration on migrant crisis

The International Air Cargo Association has called on world leaders meeting at the United Nations to work together to find solutions to the on-going migrant crisis in Europe.

TIACA appoints Warren Jones as director

Warren Jones has been appointed director of The International Air Cargo Association, reporting into secretary general Doug Brittin, and based at the Association’s Miami headquarters.

Air cargo growth slows

The growth in air cargo demand slowed in June, according to the International Air Transport Association.

IAG in freight sharing deal with Finnair

IAG Cargo reached an agreement with Finnair to share freight capacity on a twice-weekly A300-600 freighter service operated by DHL between London Luton and Helsinki.

Cargo to capture 900 aircraft

Air cargo traffic will grow at an annual rate of 4.7 per cent for the next 20 years, according to a forecast from Boeing.

Time to kick-start trade, says IATA chief

It’s time to kick-start trade by reversing protectionist trade measures, according to Tony Tyler, director general and CEO of International Air Transport Association.

Allport strengthens airfreight team

Allport Cargo Services has brought in Martin Brown and Sean Smith to strengthen the senior management team of its Airfreight Division, following the decision of David Ward to retire.

CH Robinson expands into Vietnam

CH Robinson has opened a global forwarding office in Ho Chi Minh City, where it will offer ocean, air and consolidation services, as well as additional functions.

IAG transports endangered rhino to US

IAG Cargo has transported four white rhinos from Johannesburg to Miami as part of a conservation project for the endangered species.

Third quarter volume increase for IAG Cargo

Cargo tonne kilometres at IAG Cargo are up 12 per cent year-on-year for the third quarter, with volumes of 1.3bn cargo tonne kilometres. The increase in volumes came alongside a 4.1 per cent increase in capacity. Overall yield for the quarter was down three per cent on last year’s figures. Steve Gunning, CEO of IAG […]

ANA and Lufthansa launch air cargo joint venture

All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest airline, and Lufthansa Cargo are to launch a strategic air cargo joint venture on routes between Japan and Europe after getting anti-trust immunity for the plan. The two airlines can jointly manage activities including network planning, pricing, sales and handling on all routes between Japan and Europe and vice versa. […]

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