Air Cargo

OAK begins 2015 with new daily nonstops to Dallas Love Field and Baltimore-Washington on Southwest

AJOT | January 06, 2015 | Air Cargo

Oakland International Airport (OAK) adds two cities to its route map with the commencement by Southwest Airlines of the first-ever daily nonstop flights linking OAK with Dallas Love Field (DAL), and new daily, year-round transcontinental service to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Read More »

China approves three new foreign courier firms

Reuters | January 05, 2015 | Air Cargo

China has permitted three new overseas courier firms to offer domestic delivery services, state news agency Xinhua said, as part of government pledges to further open up the fast-growing market. Read More »

Federal government bans shipments of lithium metal batteries on passenger flights

PR Newswire | January 05, 2015 | Air Cargo

The updates include a ban on transporting lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger flights in Canada, as well as new labelling and Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) requirements for certain dangerous goods. In 2014, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted a ban on the shipment of lithium metal batteries as cargo aboard passenger aircraft. Read More »

Premium Article  Senai Airport seeks complementary role to Singapore’s Changi International Airport

Manik Mehta | December 29, 2014 | Air Cargo | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

So as not to create the impression that it was trying to take away business from neighboring Singapore’s Changi International Airport, the much-smaller Senai Airport in the Malaysian state of Johor, is trying to play down any speculation about its ambitions. Read More »

US airlines confront cheap oil’s flip side - costly hedges

Reuters | December 23, 2014 | Air Cargo

Some major U.S. airlines including Delta and Southwest are rushing to finance losing bets on oil and revamp fuel hedges as tumbling crude prices leave them with billions of dollars in losses, according to people familiar with the hedging schemes. Read More »

Air China signs deal to purchase 60 Boeing B737 aircraft

Reuters | December 22, 2014 | Air Cargo | International Trade

Air China Ltd, the country's flag carrier, it signed an agreement to order 60 Boeing B737 planes for a total price of $5.9 billion. Read More »

Antonov and Bertling ship over-dimensional transformers from Portugal to Argentina

AJOT | December 22, 2014 | Air Cargo

Antonov Airlines together with Bertling Logistics have successfully accomplished delivery of three power substations from Portugal to Argentina. The entire operation required three An- 124-100 flights to airlift nine outsize transformers from Porto, Portugal to the capital of Argentina. Read More »

Boeing, Emirates Airline Partner with Non-Profit Organization to Ferry Protective Winter Gear for th

PR Newswire | December 22, 2014 | Air Cargo

SEATTLE, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) partnered with Emirates Airline and U.S.-based non-profit organization Another Joy Foundation to transport a consignment of critically-needed blankets and sleeping bags on board the airline's newly delivered Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range).

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines implements paperless cockpit with IT from Lufthansa Systems

AJOT | December 21, 2014 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has commenced using Lufthansa Systems' Lido/iRouteManual, Lido/Enroute and Lido/DocView IT solutions aimed at simplifying cockpit processes. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo moves express cargo for astronauts in the international space lab

AJOT | December 21, 2014 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has delivered express cargo for NASA from Chicago to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. Read More »

DHL launches new flight in Milwaukee

AJOT | December 18, 2014 | Air Cargo

Santa visited DHL Express shippers in Milwaukee a little early this year when local pick-up service received an upgrade – made possible by a new Boeing 767-200 cargo flight. Read More »

UTi Worldwide earns certification in IATA’s CEIV Pharma Program at Brussels Airport

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

UTi Worldwide Inc., a global supply chain services and solutions company, has achieved CEIV Pharma certification in the comprehensive IATA training and pharmaceutical freight certification program, the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV), at Brussels Airport. Read More »

Boeing Shanghai supports Volga-Dnepr Group with 737CL freighter conversion

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Air Cargo

Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd., (Boeing Shanghai) has signed a Boeing 737-400 Freighter Conversion Agreement with Russia based Volga-Dnepr Group. Read More »

Cathay Pacific Cargo signs master rental agreement with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Air Cargo

To better facilitate the shipment of temperature-sensitive goods and pharmaceutical products, Cathay Pacific Cargo has signed a master agreement DoKaSch Temperature Solutions for renting the latest-technology active containers, the RKN and RAP Opticooler. Read More »

IAG Cargo becomes world’s first carrier to achieve wholesale distribution authorization for medicine

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Air Cargo

IAG Cargo has become the world’s first cargo carrier to be awarded a GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certification by a national government health agency in what is widely recognised as meeting the diamond standard for pharmaceutical transportation. Read More »

FedEx 2nd-quarter profit rises, but misses expectations

Reuters | December 17, 2014 | Air Cargo

Package delivery company FedEx Corp reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as U.S. domestic package and international export volumes rose, and reaffirmed its full-year profit outlook. Read More »

China says to build $31 billion worth of new infrastructure

Reuters | December 15, 2014 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Road

China's economic planner has approved the construction of 192 billion yuan ($31 billion) of roads and an airport in the latest government effort to increase investment and support a slowing economy. Read More »

Cargolux to begin European export services from Rickenbacker International Airport

AJOT | December 15, 2014 | Air Cargo

After more than a year of successful import operations at Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), Luxembourg-based Cargolux Airlines International S.A. will begin utilizing its advanced fleet of Boeing 747-8 freighters for export services beginning Dec. 18. Read More »

Record-breaking November for Hactl

Reuters | December 15, 2014 | Air Cargo

November 2014 was a month of new records for Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest cargo handler. Read More »

Philippines to seek investors for airport projects worth $2.6 billion

Reuters | December 15, 2014 | Air Cargo

The Philippines will offer for tender next year six airport projects worth 116 billion pesos ($2.6 billion) under a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme to help upgrade the country's aging infrastructure. Read More »