Air Cargo

BIFA backs Airports Commission’s recommendations

AJOT | July 01, 2015 | Air Cargo

Following today's report by the Airports Commission on airport capacity in the UK, the trade association for UK freight forwarders and logistics service providers has backed the report's proposal that the UK must push ahead on the expansion of aviation capacity with a new runway at Heathrow. Read More »

Hawaiian Airlines successfully launches SmartKargo

AJOT | July 01, 2015 | Air Cargo

On June 27, Hawaiian Airlines became the first airline in the Americas to deploy SmartKargo Read More »

Air freight demand growth slows further in May

Reuters | July 01, 2015 | Air Cargo

Growth in demand for global air freight hit its slowest rate this year in May against the backdrop of stuttering economies, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday. Read More »

Emirates debunks subsidy and unfair competition allegations

PR Newswire | June 30, 2015 | Air Cargo

Emirates today released its point-by-point, fact-based response to allegations of subsidy and unfair competition leveled by the "big three" US legacy carriers - Delta, United and American Airlines. Read More »

Air Cargo Industry Witnesses One of the Largest Systems Switch-over

PR Newswire | June 30, 2015 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo Takes a Big Leap Forward in its IT Legacy Migration Project Read More »

Schiphol wins AFLAS award for best European airport

AJOT | June 29, 2015 | Air Cargo

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has won the award for Best Airport in Europe, in this year’s Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards. Read More »

Ten more years: Hactl is “here to stay”, says Chief Exec

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest cargo handling agent – has signed a new, 10-year extension of its handling franchise at the airport. The new agreement with Hong Kong’s Airport Authority runs from July 2018, when the current franchise expires. Read More »

Atlas Air Worldwide provides fleet update

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. provided a fleet update highlighting initiatives taken to respond to market demand and customer requirements.  Read More »

Three China cargo carriers to merge

Reuters | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo

China's three largest airline cargo carriers will merge to form Asia's largest freight transport company, a senior official at the Civil Aviation Administration of China was quoted as saying in media reports. Read More »

RwandAir signs $160 million loan deal for two Airbus jets

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo

RwandAir has signed a deal with a regional African bank for a $160 million loan as part of the financing to buy two aircraft from Airbus, the airline and the bank said. Read More »

Boeing plans to further slow 747 jet production in 2016

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo | International Trade

Boeing Co said it would slow production of its 747-8 jumbo jet by 23 percent to one per month starting in March, an effort to keep the production line running amid sluggish demand for the iconic, humped-top plane. Read More »

American Airlines Cargo officially opens new PHL cold chain facility

AJOT | June 25, 2015 | Air Cargo

This week, American Airlines Cargo officially opened the ExpediteTC cold storage pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American Airlines is the only airline in the northeastern United States with this state-of-the-art facility that can handle temperature-sensitive, life science and healthcare cargo. Read More »

Air Canada Cargo again selects Morpho’s Itemiser DX for enhanced screening

Marketwired | June 24, 2015 | Air Cargo

Air Canada Cargo Again Selects Morpho's Itemiser DX for Enhanced Screening Read More »

SWISS appoints new Head of Cargo

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Air Cargo

Ashwin Bhat has been named as SWISS’s new Head of Cargo, effective 1 October. Read More »

First aircraft Airbus components transported by DHL arrive in Mobile, Alabama from Hamburg, Germany

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Air Cargo | International Trade

DHL Industrial Projects provides multimodal transport concept for highly sensitive break-bulk goods with unit weights of thirty tonnes. Read More »

Massport Revenue Bond Ratings Raised To ‘AA’, Nearly $115 Million Bonds Assigned ‘AA’ Rating

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Air Cargo | Ports & Terminals

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its long-term rating and underlying rating (SPUR) to 'AA' from 'AA-' on the Massachusetts Port Authority's (Massport or the authority) existing parity revenue bonds. Read More »

British Airways-owner IAG may have to offer concessions on Aer Lingus bid

Reuters | June 19, 2015 | Air Cargo

British Airways-owner IAG may have to offer concessions after EU anti-trust regulators expressed concerns over a planned acquisition of 25 percent of Ireland's Are Lingus. Read More »

Boeing gets 747 boost as Russian firm signs up for more freighters

Reuters | June 18, 2015 | Air Cargo

Russian cargo airline Volga-Dnepr Group has signed a memorandum of understanding to buy and lease a total of 20 more Boeing 747-freighters in what would be a major boost for the U.S. planemaker's struggling four-engined jumbo. Read More »

Airline industry confident of global emissions deal next year

Reuters | June 18, 2015 | Air Cargo

Airlines are confident a deal will be reached next year on a global market-based system to regulate emissions from aviation, the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. Read More »

Davies Turner Air Cargo expands East Midlands Airport Presence

AJOT | June 17, 2015 | Air Cargo

Davies Turner Air Cargo Ltd (DTAC), the air cargo arm of Davies Turner Plc, the UK's leading independent freight forwarder and international logistics and transport company, has extended its presence at East Midlands Airport (EMA). Read More »