Air Cargo

Qatar Airways takes $1.7 billion stake in British Airways owner IAG

Reuters | February 01, 2015 | Air Cargo

Qatar Airways has bought a stake worth about 1.15 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) in the owner of British Airways and Iberia, aiming to forge closer links to a group with two major European hubs and strong transatlantic networks. Read More »

FCS receives early extension of cargo handling contract with AirBridgeCargo

AJOT | January 29, 2015 | Air Cargo

FCS and its largest customer continue their successful cooperation at Europe’s leading airfreight hub in Frankfurt Read More »

70-ton vibration tester from Shanghai to Russia marks start of Volga-Dnepr’s 25th anniversary

AJOT | January 28, 2015 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has started its 25th anniversary year by moving a 70-ton electrodynamic vibration tester from Shanghai to Russia, reinforcing its position as the world’s largest carrier of unique, outsize and heavyweight air cargo. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo says “Hello” to Helsinki

AJOT | January 28, 2015 | Air Cargo

Helsinki, Finland, is the latest addition to AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ (ABC) fast-growing international network, with twice-weekly Boeing 747 freighter services commenced on 26 January 2015. Read More »

Another strong year for Hong Kong’s major air cargo handler

AJOT | January 26, 2015 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s major, independent cargo handler – ended 2014 with its strongest quarter of the year, handling 491,476 tonnes (up 4.9% on the same period of 2013). Read More »

American Airlines sued by mechanics union organizers

Reuters | January 26, 2015 | Air Cargo

Union organizers sued American Airlines, alleging that maintenance directors pressured workers to skimp on federal safety procedures and threatened discipline if they reported too many maintenance flaws. Read More »

East Coast braces, flights canceled as ‘historic’ blizzard looms

Reuters | January 26, 2015 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Road

Light snow began falling on the U.S. East Coast on Monday morning, the first signs of a potentially historic blizzard that officials predicted would dump up to 3 feet in the coming day, snarling transportation for millions of people. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr carries 3-meter “teacup” for mining project in Russia

AJOT | January 25, 2015 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported a 15-ton part of a rock breaking machine for a mining customer between the Russian cities of Anapa and Murmansk. 
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CEVA announces expanded market presence in Chicago

AJOT | January 22, 2015 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, has expanded its market presence in Chicago with the opening of a fourth facility. Read More »

Deutsche Post to create thousands of jobs on lower pay

Reuters | January 22, 2015 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

New workers will have to accept lower wages than the group's other employees as the postal and logistics group tries to compete. Read More »

Pilot strike snags air traffic in Brazil

Reuters | January 22, 2015 | Air Cargo

Pilots and flight crews in Brazil stopped airline operations for one hour on Thursday morning to demand higher wages, triggering flight delays and cancellations while underscoring the labor tensions in a stagnant economy. Read More »

Schiphol cargo up 6.7% in 2014

AJOT | January 22, 2015 | Air Cargo

2014 was another solid year for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol‘s cargo traffic, beating 2013 by 6.7% Read More »

IAG Cargo partners with the British Museum for landmark exhibition

AJOT | January 22, 2015 | Air Cargo

IAG Cargo has announced it is the official logistics partner for the British Museum’s important new exhibition the BP exhibition Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation. Read More »

Wholesaler AMI adds Schiphol to its network

AJOT | January 22, 2015 | Air Cargo

Air Menzies International (AMI) – the world’s leading trade-only airfreight and express freight wholesaler – is now fully operational at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Read More »

Canada and Israel improve transportation links

PR Newswire | January 21, 2015 | Air Cargo

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Minister of Transport, was in Israel today to sign an Air Transport Agreement, a Declaration of Intent on Aviation Security, and a Memorandum of Understanding on transportation with Mr. Yisrael Katz, Israel's Minister of Transport and Road Safety. Read More »

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport reports freight up 6.7% in 2014

AJOT | January 21, 2015 | Air Cargo

2014 was another solid year for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol‘s cargo traffic, beating 2013 by 6.7% Read More »

Lower oil prices will blunt drive for fuel efficiency

Reuters | January 20, 2015 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Liner Shipping

For a decade, high and rising prices have created a strong incentive to use oil-derived fuels more sparingly. Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo extends GSSA contract with InterGlobe in India

AJOT | January 20, 2015 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded a new and extended general sales and service agency contract to InterGlobe Air Transport (IGAT) in India as indicators project a 6-7% growth in the country’s airfreight market in 2015, boosted by the upturn in the U.S. economy, one of India’s biggest trading partners. Read More »

IAG Cargo expands Cargo Connector service to 10 cities worldwide

AJOT | January 20, 2015 | Air Cargo

IAG Cargo announces it has launched its innovative Cargo Connector service in San Francisco, the 10th city on IAG Cargo’s global network to benefit from the service. Read More »

TIACA calls for risk-based approach to security as US issues new freighter regulations

AJOT | January 20, 2015 | Air Cargo

TIACA members have been advised that recently released updates to Security Programs for all-cargo aircraft in the USA must be implemented by February 16th, 2015. Read More »