Air Cargo

Airlines’ 11th Boeing 747 joins fleet

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Air Cargo

Russia's largest scheduled cargo carrier, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, has added an eleventh Boeing 747 freighter to its fleet to ensure its service quality and performance levels keep pace with a year of record-breaking growth.
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American Airlines expands long-time Descartes relationship to include EU regulatory compliance

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Air Cargo

Descartes announced that American Airlines Cargo, a division of American Airlines, Inc., has selected its Global Filer solution to help it manage its import customs filings to the European Union's (EU) Import Control System (ICS). The solution will assis Read More »

Brink appointed to succeed Foucault as Senior VP Sales & Distribution at Air France-KLM Cargo

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

As per January 1, 2011, Mattijs ten Brink is appointed to take over the position as Senior Vice President Sales & Distribution for Air France-KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo from Jean Charles Foucault. At the end of 2010, Jean Charles Foucault will retire f Read More »

IATA ups airline profit forecasts

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

The world's airlines will return to profit this year and next at higher levels than previously expected, due to an upturn in the market and better capacity usage, industry association IATA said.

However, margins remain low and the sector's recovery is Read More »

Lone Star overnight maintains pricing advantage

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lone Star Overnight, a Texas-based regional overnight package delivery company, has announced that its 2011 published rates will continue to be significantly below those of national package carriers for its priority products. Read More »

Highest tonnage and growth at Frankfurt earns AirBridge Cargo Fraport Award

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | Air Cargo

Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) has presented AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) with its 'Best Cargo Performer 2010' award after the airline increased its freight volume through Frankfurt Airport by nearly 50%.

It is the second year in a row that ABC has bee Read More »

Road, sea and air solution delivers mining vehicles to Mongolia

AJOT | December 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

The specialist skills of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' Engineering and Logistics Center (ELC) were required to move large mining vehicles to Ulan Bator, the capital and largest city in Mongolia and the country's major manufacturing centre. Read More »

Emirates heads to Geneva

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates will be increasing its commitment to Switzerland on June 1, 2011 with the launch of non-stop, daily flights between Dubai and Geneva. This will be the carrier's 111th destination and its 26th destination in Europe.

Switzerland has been part o Read More »

FedEx raising ground shipping rates by net 4.9%

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

FedEx Corp , the world's largest cargo airline, said it would raise average ground shipping rates by an average 4.9 percent, effective Jan. 3. Read More »

Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways improve safety performance

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Libyan African Aviation Holding Company (LAAHCo) and Lufthansa Consulting have signed an agreement focused on the safety standards of Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways. Both carriers as well as associated catering, ground handling and aircraft mai Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo commences first flights to Manaus

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo is expanding its route network in South America this coming New Year. Pending regulatory approval, the cargo airline will begin serving the Brazilian metropolis of Manaus for the first time, on January 21, 2011. Read More »

Qantas increases Tasman freighter capacity

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

Qantas Freight announced it'll increase its Tasman freighter capacity by 40 per cent from February 2011, with the deployment of a Boeing 767-300F aircraft on the route.

The leased B767-300F will also be the first Qantas Group aircraft to display a Qa Read More »

Hactl announces November tonnage throughput

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) released its tonnage throughput for November 2010. A total of 254,552 tonnes were handled in the month, representing a year-on-year growth of 5.6%. Cumulative tonnage for the first 11 months of the year hits a Read More »

Moskovia Airlines prepares for EU ETS

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Moscow-based Moskovia Airlines commissioned Lufthansa Consulting to provide assistance in assessing the current compliance with the EU ETS requirements as well as in developing solutions to close existing gaps. Operating scheduled passenger and cargo Read More »

DHL ‘Operation Holiday Cheer’ initiative to send hundreds of trees and holiday items to US troops…

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Air Cargo

For the seventh straight year, DHL, the world's leading logistics company, has teamed up with the New York community to donate and deliver hundreds of holiday trees, decorations and messages of support to U.S. troops serving abroad through its 'DHL Operat Read More »

Iberia Cargo becomes Cargo 2000 member

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Air Cargo

IBERIA Cargo has become the 29th international air cargo carrier to commit to Cargo 2000's quality management system.

Recognizing Cargo 2000's position as 'the industry standard' for quality in the air cargo supply chain, IBERIA Cargo says j Read More »

Singapore Air Cargo to plead guilty of price fixing

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Air Cargo

Singapore Airlines Cargo has agreed to plead guilty in a U.S. price-fixing case and pay a $48 million criminal fine, the U.S. Justice Department said.

The cargo division of Singapore Airlines agreed to plead guilty to a single felony count for its par Read More »

Lufthansa needs more cargo freighters by 2015

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Air Cargo

German airline Lufthansa's cargo unit will need extra capacity equivalent to six MD-11 freighters by 2015 to meet rising demand, particularly growth into and out of Asia.

Among sectors, the pharmaceutical industry, a major customer for Luftha Read More »

EU plans closer inspections of air cargo

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Air Cargo

The European Union plans to boost security measures for air cargo arriving from outside the bloc because of concerns about parcel bombs, EU officials said.

Aviation security is a growing worry in Europe since two parcel bombs mailed from Yeme Read More »

Air freight grows 14.4% yr/yr in October

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Air Cargo

International air cargo traffic picked up in October after falling since May to stand 14.4 percent higher than a year earlier, the airline industry body IATA said.

October's year-on-year increase in air freight -- an important indicator of tr Read More »