Air Cargo

Korean Air to spend $1.5 billion on 5 new Boeing cargo airplanes

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Air Cargo

Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said it will spend 1.64 trillion won ($1.48 billion) on five new Boeing B777F cargo aeroplanes between 2015 and 2017. Read More »

Chapman Freeborn delivers Arctic research station to northern Greenland

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering, along with logistics partners GAC Norway and POLOG, has successfully completed an operation to deliver pre-fabricated building materials to Station Nord in northern Greenland for the construction of a new Arctic research station. Read More »

IATA 2014 data reports cargo up 1.4%

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year air cargo data for 2014 showing 4.5% demand growth compared to 2013 measured by freight tonne kilometers (FTKs). That is a significant acceleration from the 1.4% recorded in 2013 over 2012. Read More »

Roses on a journey - Lufthansa Cargo is flying millions of red roses for Valentine’s Day

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Air Cargo

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once wrote that the most beautiful sentiments are expressed through flowers. People all over the world will declare their love through roses on Valentine’s Day this Saturday. Lufthansa Cargo is flying freighters laden with roses at the moment to ensure the long-stemmed flowers arrive on time to bloom in all their glory in vases right across Europe. Read More »

DHL invests Euro 16 million in Its kargest air freight logistics center in Shanghai

PR Newswire | February 11, 2015 | Air Cargo

One-stop air freight logistics center with expanded warehouse and a unique 1,600 sqm cold storage facility for Life Sciences and Healthcare customers Read More »

Cairo airport resumes landings as dust storm eases, six ports closed

Reuters | February 10, 2015 | Air Cargo | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Cairo airport resumed landings after earlier suspending incoming flights due to a dust storm, but Alexandria’s airport was still only allowing departing flights, Egypt’s state aviation firm said on Tuesday. Read More »

Dubai airports cargo volume jumps 18% in 2014

Reuters | February 10, 2015 | Air Cargo

Freight volumes handled by Dubai’s two big international airports jumped 18.1 percent in 2014 as the emirate strengthened its position as a regional hub for trade, data provided by the airports’ operator showed on Tuesday. Read More »

Japan’s Mitsubishi says cautious about Kansai airport concession

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Air Cargo

Mitsubishi Corp said it had become cautious about bidding for a licence to operate a major international airport in Japan due to the "challenging" list of conditions set by the government. Read More »

Global air freight demand up 4.9 percent in December

Reuters | February 04, 2015 | Air Cargo

Global demand for air cargo rose 4.9 percent in December as growth accelerated, driven by an uptick in world trade, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday. Read More »

Envirotainer operates the largest fleet of FAA and EASA approved active ULDs in the world

AJOT | February 03, 2015 | Air Cargo

Following the implementation of several successful initiatives, Envirotainer now operates the largest fleet of active temperature controlled ULDs in the world, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Read More »

Online Parcel Auditing Company launches refund recovery application for late shipments

AJOT | February 03, 2015 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Road

Parcel Audit Pros, online provider of small parcel auditing for UPS and FedEx late deliveries, announces the launch of a new website application designed to help companies quickly and easily recover unclaimed money-back guarantee refunds. Read More »

BMW, Bosch join Deutsche Bahn in airline cartel damages claim

Reuters | February 03, 2015 | Air Cargo

German carmaker BMW and car supplier Bosch said they would join Deutsche Bahn in two claims for about 2.1 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in damages from air freight carriers who were involved in a cartel. Read More »

BA owner offers route pledge to Dublin in Aer Lingus bid

Reuters | February 03, 2015 | Air Cargo

British Airways's owner committed to serving London to Ireland routes for five years in a bid to win backing from the Irish government for its takeover of partly state-owned airline Aer Lingus. Read More »

Qatar Air considers pulling Japan service in slots row

Reuters | February 03, 2015 | Air Cargo

Qatar Airways is considering withdrawing its services to Japan because of losses that it blames on airport restrictions, a person close to the Gulf carrier said. Read More »

Etihad Airways reports strong performance in 2014

AJOT | February 03, 2015 | Air Cargo

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, carried a record number of passengers and cargo in 2014, marking its strongest operational performance to date. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo honors SDV Geis, ITG and Quick Cargo Service

AJOT | February 03, 2015 | Air Cargo

"We want to grow and indeed, profitably", highlighted Dr. Alexis von Hoensbroech, Board Member Products & Sales at Europe’s leading cargo airline, at the "Lufthansa Cargo in Dialogue" event. Read More »

Qatar Airways takes $1.7 billion stake in British Airways owner IAG

Reuters | February 01, 2015 | Air Cargo

Qatar Airways has bought a stake worth about 1.15 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) in the owner of British Airways and Iberia, aiming to forge closer links to a group with two major European hubs and strong transatlantic networks. Read More »

FCS receives early extension of cargo handling contract with AirBridgeCargo

AJOT | January 29, 2015 | Air Cargo

FCS and its largest customer continue their successful cooperation at Europe’s leading airfreight hub in Frankfurt Read More »

70-ton vibration tester from Shanghai to Russia marks start of Volga-Dnepr’s 25th anniversary

AJOT | January 28, 2015 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has started its 25th anniversary year by moving a 70-ton electrodynamic vibration tester from Shanghai to Russia, reinforcing its position as the world’s largest carrier of unique, outsize and heavyweight air cargo. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo says “Hello” to Helsinki

AJOT | January 28, 2015 | Air Cargo

Helsinki, Finland, is the latest addition to AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ (ABC) fast-growing international network, with twice-weekly Boeing 747 freighter services commenced on 26 January 2015. Read More »