Air Cargo

Slowing growth for passenger and cargo - Forecast for bottom line improvement unchanged

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported 4.7% year-on-year growth in international passenger traffic for September 2006. This is well below the 5.9% average for the year to date, continuing the downward trend in growth that began in May Read More »

bmi cargo launches new product

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Air Cargo

236xps was launched on October 2nd as bmi's premier express cargo product. 236xps has a 90 minute cut-off with guaranteed space and is available on all outbound longhaul and shorthaul services from the UK including the domestic network. *

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Air France Cargo - KLM Cargo select Traxon

AJOT | November 05, 2006 | Air Cargo

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) set a deadline of July 26 for compliance with new ACI rules, broadly similar to those imposed by the US. In anticipation of this, Traxon has implemented a service which transmits airlines' air import manifest data Read More »

IES signs partnership with TRAXON Europe

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Air Cargo

ES Ltd. is proud to announce their partnership with global airfreight communication leader TRAXON Europe. TRAXON's global network of airfreight messaging from about 90 airlines will be connected to the IES logistics and supply chain management systems to Read More »

Shanghai overtakes Tokyo as top city for CPS bookings

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Air Cargo

Shanghai, South China's major air logistics hub, moved slightly ahead of Tokyo in September as the city from which forwarders are making the most air cargo bookings on Unisys-operated Cargo Portal Services (CPS). Tokyo forwarders had previously led as ear Read More »

Cargo 2000 certifies BT technology for quality requirements

AJOT | October 29, 2006 | Air Cargo

Cargo 2000 has commended BT's commitment to supporting its quality system for the air cargo industry and certified its C2K Data Management Platform (CDMP) to meet the current and future requirements of its airline and freight forwarding members. Read More »

BAX Global and Qantas Freight celebrate 10 years of Direct Downunder Service

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

BAX Global celebrated the ten-year anniversary of its Direct Downunder Service with Qantas Freight, the freight division of Australia's Qantas Group on Oct. 7. BAX and Qantas Freight marked the anniversary with a ceremony and reception at the BAX Global Read More »

DHL forms strategic partnership with Polar Air Cargo

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

DHL is forming a strategic partnership with Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., a wholly owned unit of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. The partnership will significantly improve service to DHL Express customers shipping goods between the US and Asia by se Read More »

Athens handles latest sea air shipment

AJOT | October 22, 2006 | Air Cargo

Sea Air traffic at Athens, launched earlier this year, is progressing well with a steady increase in new traffic. The latest shipment, the movement of garments from Jordan to New York, illustrates clearly that this method can be both cost effective and ra Read More »

GATX to sell majority of aircraft leasing business

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Air Cargo

GATX Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the majority of its aircraft leasing business to a consortium of investors including Macquarie Bank and affiliated investment funds of Och Ziff Capital Management Group. The tran Read More »

Emirates signs for 20 Boeing 747-8 freighters

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Air Cargo

Emirates Airline signed a contract for 10 Boeing 747-8F's and announced purchase rights for a further 10 747-8F's. The combined value of these 20 aircraft is worth an estimated $5.6 billion at list prices. The contract for the 10 Boeing 747-8F's formalize Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo to run Europe’s most modern airport animal station

AJOT | October 15, 2006 | Air Cargo

Grundbesitz & Beteiligungs AG, Bensheim, and the Hessian Ministry of Environment, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection recently took part in a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony that heralded the commencement of construction of a new animal station at Frankf Read More »

Louise Hatfield joins OAG Cargo as Sales Manager

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Air Cargo

Louise Hatfield has joined OAG Cargo in the UK as Sales Manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. OAG Cargo provides unprecedented online access to airline announcements, airfreight rates and a series of other important day-to-day business Read More »

GATX to sell majority of aircraft leasing business

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Air Cargo

GATX Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the majority of its aircraft leasing business to a consortium of investors including Macquarie Bank and affiliated investment funds of Och Ziff Capital Management Group. The tran Read More »

TIACA thanks hosts, sponsors and visitors for support of ACF 2006 in Calgary

AJOT | October 08, 2006 | Air Cargo

Senior air cargo industry executives from 74 countries participated in The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) 2006 Air Cargo Forum in Calgary, Canada, this month, to meet customers, prospects and business colleagues and to debate 'The Impact of Read More »

Time to align policy with industry realities

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Air Cargo

'Failure to liberalize the air transport sector is delaying the recovery of a sick industry. Since 2001 airlines have lost in excess of US$40 billion. The case for change and greater commercial freedoms is immediate and urgent. But the government response Read More »

Emirates’ new nonstop JFK-Hamburg service key to global expansion

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Air Cargo

With the October 29 launch of daily Boeing 777-300ER nonstop service between New York and Dubai via Hamburg, Emirates significantly expands its North American presence, adding a key component to its rapidly growing global route network. Read More »

AirBridge transports Madonna’s ‘Confessions Tour’ to Japan

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Air Cargo

AirBridge Cargo, Russia's first scheduled cargo airline, transported Madonna's elaborate stage set and equipment from Moscow to Japan for the latest concert in the singer's 'Confessions Tour.' Read More »

AirBridge appoints Regional Dir., Americas to spearhead 2007 launch of NY and Houston services

AJOT | October 01, 2006 | Air Cargo

AirBridge Cargo (ABC), the scheduled cargo airline subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, has appointed Andrew G. Morch as Regional Director and Area Manager for The Americas to spearhead the next stage of ABC's route development program. Read More »

Calgary concludes successful ACF 2006 Round Up

AJOT | September 24, 2006 | Air Cargo

TIACA's biannual Air Cargo Forum and Exposition was held Sept. 12-14 at the Roundup Centre in Stampede Park, Calgary, Canada. The event cumulated with a rodeo and performance by Cirque du Soleil. Attendees were also entertained with an elaborate performan Read More »