Air Cargo

Aeroflot Cargo appoints Finnish GSSA

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | Air Cargo

Helsinki-based Airline Services GSA OY ' the Finnish member of the EGSAC GSSA network - has been formally appointed as Finnish GSSA for newly-formed Aeroflot Cargo, after six years as a sub-sales agent for parent airline Aeroflot Russian Airlines. Read More »

Korean Air announces start of cargo service at IAH

AJOT | January 07, 2007 | Air Cargo

Korean Air has announced it will begin twice weekly scheduled all-cargo service to Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) on January 25, 2007. This is the first time that a Korean scheduled airline serves the Houston market. Read More »

Airline ownership rule, EU open skies on hold for now

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

A US Department of Transportation proposal that would have changed the rules governing international investment in US airlines is dead, at least for now. With its demise, negotiations with the European Union over an open skies agreement also gets put on h Read More »

DHL spreads holiday cheer to US troops in Mid East

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

An aircraft carrying a special holiday shipment lifted off from Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 8 destined for US troops stationed in Iraq. DHL has partnered with the March Joint Powers Authority (JPA), local businesses in Southern California an Read More »

Finnair Indian services get off to flying start

AJOT | December 17, 2006 | Air Cargo

Finnair began operations direct from India on October 31st with three flights per week, using MD-11 aircraft. Already, the carrier is evaluating a possible increase to five flights per week early in the new year.

Major commodities from India are garme Read More »

Tam Brazilian Airlines chooses Globe Air Cargo’s

AJOT | December 10, 2006 | Air Cargo

TAM Brazilian Airlines, the largest airline in Brazil, has appointed Globe Air Cargo as its exclusive GSA partner in the UK and Ireland to support the launch of its new daily services from London Heathrow to Sao Paulo.

In addition to Sao Paulo, the ai Read More »

GAC brings flying giant into service for major music fest

AJOT | December 10, 2006 | Air Cargo

'It is really exciting to see the Antonov at East Midlands,' said Bronwyn Mead, Manager of GAC Logistics' East Midlands branch. 'The aircraft was originally designed to carry the Russian Space Shuttle. However, with the scaling down of the Russian space p Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo is launch carrier for TRAXON CDMP, new quality-management initiative

AJOT | December 10, 2006 | Air Cargo

TRAXON Europe, the leader in electronic communications and value-added services to the international airfreight industry, has introduced a software program, TRAXON CDMP (Cargo Data Management Portal), to help airlines improve the quality and reliability o Read More »

Emirates’s Ram Menen addresses Air Cargo India 2006

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Air Cargo

Mr. Ram Menen, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo, delivered the keynote address at Air Cargo India 2006, the first ever International Air Cargo event to be held in India in the new millennium. Read More »

Frankfurt-Hahn celebrates opening ceremony for new cargo terminal

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Air Cargo

The Bucher Group's new Cargo Center at Frankfurt-Hahn airport was opened on November 22. There were over 160 guests including aviation companies, industry representatives and government officials. After a six months construction period, the 6,800 sq. m. c Read More »

Athens finishes 2006 on a high note

AJOT | December 03, 2006 | Air Cargo

Thanks to a range of innovative projects and increasing cargo activity, award winning Athens International Airport shows once again an end of year increase in cargo throughput. A final tonnage of 120,000 tons represents a four percent advance over 2005 an Read More »

DHS expanding air cargo testing; Third site to be added to San Francisco, SeaTac

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

The United States Department of Homeland Security will soon be announcing the expansion of its program for the testing of air cargo screening technologies to three sites, the American Journal of Transportation learned. The third site, which has not yet be Read More »

Dragonair sees year-on-year increases for passenger and cargo

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

Passenger numbers and cargo volumes continued to record year-on-year increases in October. Dragonair flew a total of 498,129 passengers in the month, up 4.9% on last year, while freight volume rose 2.8% compared with the same month in 2006. Read More »

Singapore’s national sailing fleet sets sail to Doha Asian Games with GAC’s help

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

With the 15th Asian Games barely a month away, Singapore's national sailing body SingaporeSailing has entrusted GAC Logistics with their most prized possessions - race boats, motor boats, equipment like sails and masts, and bicycles for training. Read More »

Special unloading procedures allow delivery of 65 ton shipment to Chad

AJOT | November 26, 2006 | Air Cargo

Ruslan International, the joint marketing venture for AN-124 aircraft capacity launched by Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Antonov Airlines, needed all of its technical expertise to transport this 65 tonne Power House from East Midlands in the UK to N'Djamena, R Read More »

RR exec. forms Patriot Rail Corp.,

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

Gary O. Marino, co-founder and former chairman, president and CEO of RailAmerica, Inc. has formed Patriot Rail Corp. for the purpose of acquiring short line and regional freight railroads. The newly formed company announced its first acquisition, the 118- Read More »

Public support for dedicated transportation funding grows

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

Americans cast their vote on no less than 30 ballot initiatives designed to generate funds for transportation infrastructure improvements. Voters unmistakably said 'yes' to transportation funding, approving 23 measures calling for increased or extended ta Read More »

Consolidating the ConAgra fleet

AJOT | November 19, 2006 | Air Cargo

An American food giant with $12 billion in annual sales, ConAgra Foods Inc. recently faced the daunting task of consolidating its considerable stable of truckers and centralizing the management of its remaining core carriers. The Omaha-based packaged food Read More »

Volga-Dnepr Group becomes Russia’s largest all-cargo carrier

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group's scheduled and charter airline operations transported a record 95,000 tons of freight in the first nine months of 2006, establishing the Group as Russia's largest all-cargo airline. Read More »

AirBridge Cargo achieves new milestone

AJOT | November 12, 2006 | Air Cargo

AirBridge Cargo (ABC) has been awarded an Air Operators' Certificate (AOC) by the Russian Government, a key milestone in Volga-Dnepr Group's strategic development plan to operate financially independent and operationally strong scheduled and charter cargo Read More »