Air Cargo

China says to build $31 billion worth of new infrastructure

Reuters | December 15, 2014 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Road

China's economic planner has approved the construction of 192 billion yuan ($31 billion) of roads and an airport in the latest government effort to increase investment and support a slowing economy. Read More »

Cargolux to begin European export services from Rickenbacker International Airport

AJOT | December 15, 2014 | Air Cargo

After more than a year of successful import operations at Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), Luxembourg-based Cargolux Airlines International S.A. will begin utilizing its advanced fleet of Boeing 747-8 freighters for export services beginning Dec. 18. Read More »

Record-breaking November for Hactl

Reuters | December 15, 2014 | Air Cargo

November 2014 was a month of new records for Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest cargo handler. Read More »

Philippines to seek investors for airport projects worth $2.6 billion

Reuters | December 15, 2014 | Air Cargo

The Philippines will offer for tender next year six airport projects worth 116 billion pesos ($2.6 billion) under a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme to help upgrade the country's aging infrastructure. Read More »

Belgian unions seek to ground all planes during national strike

Reuters | December 15, 2014 | Air Cargo

Belgium's unions will try to prevent any aircraft from leaving or arriving during a nationwide strike in a protest over the government's planned pension reform and budget cuts. Read More »

Ecuador to call on LAN Ecuador to reinstate illegally dismissed trade union leader

AJOT | December 14, 2014 | Air Cargo

In a long meeting  at the Ministry of Labour, trade union leaders representing workers at LAN Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador met Ecuador’s Minister of Labour to seek government mediation in attempts to secure the reinstatement of Ximena López after she was illegally dismissed in October this year. Ecuador’s Minister of Labour declared himself to be “one more soldier in this fight” and agreed to ask the company to comply with the Constitution and reinstate the leader. Read More »

China to pump more money into loss-making small airports

Reuters | December 11, 2014 | Air Cargo

The Chinese government will pump more money into its dozens of loss-making regional airports next year, to the tune of 1.2 billion yuan ($190 million), state media said, as it seeks to boost economic development in poorer provinces. Read More »

Award reconfirms AirBridgeCargo’s position as Fraport’s largest international cargo carrier

AJOT | December 11, 2014 | Air Cargo

Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) has acknowledged AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) as its largest international air cargo carrier at Frankfurt Airport in 2014 in the company’s annual ceremony to honour its top cargo carriers. Read More »

ICSID Negates Its Jurisdiction for Arbitrating Fraport’s Compensation Claim Against Philippines

AJOT | December 11, 2014 | Air Cargo

ICSID Again Negates Its Jurisdiction for Arbitrating Fraport’s Compensation Claim Against the Republic of the Philippines. Fraport Will Carefully Analyze the Decision – PIATCO and Fraport Continue to Pursue Their Shared Interests in the Philippines. Read More »

Fraport Cargo Services honors AirBridgeCargo, their largest international cargo carrier

AJOT | December 11, 2014 | Air Cargo

Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) has acknowledged AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) as its largest international air cargo carrier at Frankfurt Airport in 2014 in the company’s annual ceremony to honour its top cargo carriers. Read More »

Schiphol GDP conference looks at theory and practice

AJOT | December 11, 2014 | Air Cargo

A recent conference on GDP Practice in the Aviation Industry, held at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, underscored the importance of data integrity for quality managers, highlighted the lack of data quality at some airports and concluded that correct bookings, comprehensive checking of shipments at export acceptance, and performance measurement are all essential in the pharma supply chain. Read More »

LoBiondo Statement from Hearing on Unmanned Aircraft Systems

AJOT | December 11, 2014 | Air Cargo

Hearing on “U.S. Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Integration, Oversight, and Competitiveness” Read More »

IATA ups global airlines’ 2014 profit outlook, sees $25 bln in 2015

Reuters | December 10, 2014 | Air Cargo

Falling fuel prices and stronger economic growth will enable global airlines to report $19.9 billion of net profit in 2014, up from a previous forecast of $18 billion, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday. Read More »

Boeing sees funding for aircraft buyers remaining strong

Reuters | December 09, 2014 | Air Cargo

Boeing Co sees no let-up in the strong supply of funding available to help commercial jet aircraft buyers acquire the $124 billion worth of airliners expected to be delivered next year, the U.S. planemaker said in its annual forecast. Read More »

AAR lines up potential $988 million sale of cargo firm Telair

Reuters | December 09, 2014 | Air Cargo

U.S. aviation support company AAR Corp has begun the sale of cargo handler Telair in a deal that could value the German business at up to 800 million euros ($988 million), three sources familiar with the matter said. Read More »

Hactl helps boost e-AWB uptake

AJOT | December 09, 2014 | Air Cargo

Two major Hong Kong airfreight forwarders have completed a successful trial to produce electronic air waybills (e-AWBs) using Hactl’s COSAC-AWB facility. Read More »

WFS and ATA Italia sign co-operative agreement

AJOT | December 09, 2014 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed a co-operative agreement with ATA Italia to jointly market their respective cargo, ramp and passenger ground handling services to airline customers in Italy. Read More »

Nigeria detains Russian cargo plane with military shipment to Chad

Reuters | December 08, 2014 | Air Cargo

Nigeria detained a Russian cargo plane and its French-speaking crew on Saturday after it made an unauthorized landing in the northern city of Kano with military hardware bound for neighboring Chad, a security source said. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo delivers B737 components for Boeing

AJOT | December 08, 2014 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Russia's largest schedule cargo airlines and part of Volga Dnepr Group, has successfully delivered a horizontal stabilizer for a Boeing 737 from Shanghai to Chicago on its way to the Boeing aircraft factory in Seattle. Read More »

Hearing to explore state of unmanned aircraft systems integration and industry in the U.S.

AJOT | December 08, 2014 | Air Cargo

The Aviation Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hearing next week on the status of unmanned aircraft systems integration into U.S. airspace and the development of the UAS industry. Read More »