Air Cargo

TIACA welcomes WCO’s decision for reducing paper-based documentation for international air cargo…

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

TIACA has welcomed as a 'significant step forward' the World Customs Organization's (WCO) decision to work towards reducing the profuse paper-based documentation that accompanies international air cargo shipments.

The WCO's key Permanent Technical Com Read More »

EU ministers agree more air cargo security needed

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

European Union member countries agreed to tighten aviation security measures after bombs were found in air cargo bound for the United States.

Home affairs ministers meeting in Brussels set up an expert group to prepare specific recommendation Read More »

US expands cargo security ban in wake of bomb plot

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

The United States expanded its ban on cargo shipments from Somalia in the wake of the package bomb plot originating from Yemen, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. Read More »

DHL boss promises action over air security

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

Express delivery company DHL promised better screening of customers and packages before they reach airports in response to recent parcel bombs sent from Yemen and Greece.

"What we need to do is improve surveillance at the pick-up point, have more aggr Read More »

Port Authority reaffirms commitment to Stewart International

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Port Authority celebrated its third year since acquiring Stewart International Airport, and reaffirmed its commitment to expand the facility to meet the region's growing aviation needs.

As part of that commitment, a new Federal Inspection Services Read More »

Airlines fined 800 mlllion euros in EU air cargo cartel

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM , British Airways and nine other airlines were fined a total of 799 million euros ($1.11 billion) by EU antitrust regulators for fixing cargo prices. Read More »

The airfreight industry is celebrating its centenary

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

The first ever air cargo flight took place in the USA on 7 November 1910, when a Wright Brothers Model B airplane flew ten bolts of silk around 100 kilometres from Dayton to Columbus, Ohio. Nine months later saw the birth of airfreight in Germany. On 19 A Read More »

TIACA, IATA, FIATA and GSF form industry advisory group
facilitated by TIACA

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

Michael Steen, Vice Chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) on behalf of the Chairman, Des Vertannes, Global Head of Cargo of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Jean-Claude Delen, President of FIATA, the International Read More »

Etihad air bans cargo from Yemen, Somalia

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways has stopped cargo shipments from Yemen and Somalia, a spokesman said, as security measures are increased after two U.S.-bound parcel bombs from Yemen were intercepted in Britain and Dubai.

The change, announced on Thursday, Read More »

EU urges proportional approach to aviation security

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

The European Union is looking to tighten aviation security after U.S.-bound bombs were found in air cargo, but should avoid counter-productive panic steps that strangle business, its transport commissioner said.

As EU experts met to discuss the issue, Read More »

Germany wants EU to act on air freight bombs

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Germany wants the European Union to introduce new security measures against militant attacks via air freight to help improve a patchwork of different rules around the world, officials said.

A German government source said EU interior ministers would d Read More »

IATA head confirms 2010 airline industry outlook

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Airlines body IATA does not expect airline industry profits to suffer a setback after two U.S.-bound bombs sent were intercepted in air cargo, IATA's head said.

"We are still forecasting a positive result of $8.9 billion this year," Giovanni Bisignani Read More »

Security alone not enough to foil parcel bombers

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Security measures alone may never be able to stop well concealed bombs being sent via air mail without prohibitive inconvenience and cost, leaving old-fashioned police work and intelligence essential.

Two sets of parcel bombs in the past week -- addre Read More »

Security pressure seen on passenger jet cargo

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Airlines could face pressure to put less cargo on passenger planes or improve blast protection after one of the parcels in the Yemen bomb plot was found to have flown in a passenger jet, analysts said.

Market reaction to last week's discovery of bombs Read More »

US promises air safety measures won’t hurt trade

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

America's transport watchdog vowed not to slow global trade by piling security measures onto the aviation industry in response to terror threats as air lobby group IATA warned against rash action.

"Security cannot bring business to a standstill," said Read More »

US TSA chief meets with Yemenis on cargo security

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

The head of the U.S. agency charged with overseeing cargo security met with officials in Sanaa to discuss the issue following last week's seizure of U.S.-bound package bombs sent from Yemen.

John Pistole, head of the U.S. Transportation Security Admin Read More »

Britain expands screening of air cargo

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Britain expanded security checks on air cargo after a recent failed bomb plot, saying shipments on some flights from Asia and the Middle East would be screened in Britain before being dispatched elsewhere.

The government announced the decision after T Read More »

ANA says to pay $73 million fine on cartel

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Japan's No.2 airline, All Nippon Airways, has agreed with the U.S. Justice Department to pay a $73 million fine for price fixing. Read More »

Boeing sees long-term growth in air cargo traffic

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Boeing Co said it expects world air cargo traffic to match its 2007 peak this year after contracting in 2008-2009, aided by increased industrial shipping.

The U.S. plane maker also forecast that global air cargo would grow at a 5.9 percent annual rate Read More »

False alarm over package at Glasgow Airport

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Parts of Glasgow Airport were evacuated late last week after a suspicious package was found in the departures security area, but the incident turned out to be a false alarm, police said.

The package was discovered by staff at about 7:55 p.m. (1955 GMT Read More »