Air Cargo

Cargo B Airlines to begin service at Brussels Airport

AJOT | April 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

The launch has been announced of Cargo B Airlines, a completely new all cargo airline which plans to operate from the Belgian capital. It will provide full cargo daytime flights serving major markets around the world such as the Middle and Far East, Afric Read More »

Airfreight taking off for Famous Pacific Shipping in New Zealand

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Air Cargo

In New Zealand, Famous Pacific Shipping, the fast expanding Asia-based NVOCC and freight services supplier, is advancing the development of its airfreight forwarding strategy with the launch of the FPS Air brand and the appointment of Akanesi Ofahengaue a Read More »

IATA urges Asia to participate in environment debate

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on Asia to participate strongly in the environment debate. 'The UN attributes 2% of global carbon emissions to aviation and we are working hard to limit that figure. The industry has a good s Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency posts good 2006 results

AJOT | April 08, 2007 | Air Cargo

The positive performance trend at Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency (LCCA) continued in the 2006 financial year. Despite increasingly tough market conditions characterised by a sizeable increase in scheduled freighter capacities, the company succeeded in boo Read More »

IATA World Cargo Symposium

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Air Cargo

Giovanni Bisignani, Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) opened the World Cargo Symposium by laying down three challenges for the industry and governments: (1) to implement e-freight by 2010, (2) to harmonize risk-based s Read More »

Graham appointed as Global CEO for Aviation DHL Express

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL, a leading express delivery and logistics company, has appointed Charles Graham as the new Global CEO for Aviation, DHL Express, and named him as a member of the company's Global Express Management Board. He succeeds Terry Nord, who will retire from D Read More »

Emirates granted additional flights to Australia

AJOT | April 01, 2007 | Air Cargo

Emirates Airline has been granted rights to operate additional flights into Australia, after the successful negotiations between the governments of Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Read More »

Network connectivity is key for viable South American air service

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

President Bush's recent tour of South America is a keen reminder of how strategic that continent is to US trade. Our neighbors to the South also play an important role when it comes to global supply chain management. Air carriers servicing the route know Read More »

Stirling Capital Investments plans development at Southern California Logistics Airport

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Stirling Capital Investments, a joint venture between Stirling Enterprises, a Foothill Ranch, CA-based development company and Denver, CO-based DCT Industrial Trust, Inc. has unveiled its plans for the development of Phase I at Southern California Logisti Read More »

Volga-Dnepr buys 5 Boeing 747-8F’s, option for 5 more

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group and The Boeing Company have signed a contract for delivery of five brand new long-range Boeing 747-8F freighters. The contract also provides the Russian cargo operator with an option for five additional aircraft of this type. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr to support Boeing 787 production logistics

AJOT | March 25, 2007 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group and The Boeing Company have signed a contract for AN-124-100 aircraft contingency airlift services in Boeing 787 production cycle logistics. Read More »

E-Freight and Cargo 2000 join forces; Pilot programs set

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

The statistics are astonishing. The air cargo industry fills up 39 Boeing 747 freighters each year with paper wasted on documentation, all of which costs money to produce and slows down shipping. Twenty years ago it took 6.5 days, on average, to send a sh Read More »

Against the odds, US and EU reach aviation accord

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

The United States and the European Union announced a tentative open skies agreement on March 5, 2007. It is tentative because the agreement still requires approval by officials in Washington and Brussels. A US-EU open skies accord was once reached in Nove Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo takes VEX in-house

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo (VAC) has taken over the management of its express product (VEX) in New York and New Jersey, following a successful four-month transition period when it was managed by Airmax International. Read More »

Direct air service to China from Logan Airport

AJOT | March 18, 2007 | Air Cargo

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Chairman of the Board for the Hainan Group, Chen Feng and Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) officials to commemorate the inaugural air cargo flight of Yangtze River Expres Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo addresses industry challenges at WACE 2007

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

The recent World Air Cargo Event (WACE), provided a platform for industry heavy weight Emirates SkyCargo to provide insights on the issue of technological challenges facing players in the airfreight industry. Read More »

Port Columbus records busiest January in airport’s history

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

In January American, Continental, Southwest, United and US Airways reported double-digit percentage increases over January 2006 passenger numbers resulting in a 15% increase year-over-year and the busiest January in the history of Port Columbus Internatio Read More »

AA restores direct Shannon and Dublin services

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

American Airlines (AA) is boosting cargo capacity from Ireland with the reinstatement of direct daily services from Shannon to its Chicago hub throughout the 2007 summer schedule. Read More »

Silverjet launches daily cargo capacity to New York

AJOT | March 11, 2007 | Air Cargo

Silverjet, which launched in January 2007, is the world's first carbon neutral airline and as such the extra fuel burn required to transport cargo will be factored into the equation and the price to offset the carbon will be included in the cost. Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo lands ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’ honor

AJOT | March 04, 2007 | Air Cargo

Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing international airlines, has been awarded 'Cargo Airline of the Year' by the editors of Air Transport World in the 2007 Airline Industry Achievement Awards program. Air Transport World, a leading monthly magazin Read More »