Cargojet adds new South America and Europe freighter operation

Cargojet will begin running its own freighter services between Canada and South America and a second frequency to Europe. Beginning early February, the Canadian operator said that on Fridays and Sundays it will offer a service from Hamilton to Bogota and Lima, via Atlanta. Meanwhile, on Saturdays it will operate a service from Hamilton […]

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Cincinnati airport joins the ton millionaire cargo club

Cincinnati airport (CVG), Amazon’s designated key US airfreight hub, broke the 1m cargo tons barrier in 2017, a 27% increase over full year 2016 and nearly four times the North American average of 7% growth. CVG, which has freighter operator DHL as a major customer, also set a new record for cargo traffic in December […]

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Air Partner sees strong second half results for freight in broker division

UK-based aviation services group Air Partner has reported a “good second half” financial year for its broking division, including “strong results in the US and in freight”. In a trading statement ahead of the end of its current financial year on January 31, the company said: “Air Partner is pleased to report that it has […]

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FedEx expands freight forwarding business

FedEx is expanding freight forwarding division, FedEx Trade Networks, with the addition of its speciality logistics and e-commerce solutions businesses from March. FedEx Trade Networks (FTN), which is led by Richard Smith, son of FedEx founder Fred Smith, will include a new company called FedEx Forward Depots, with responsibility for critical inventory and service parts […]

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SF Airlines continues expansion with new Mongolia route

SF Airlines has added a new service between China and Mongolia that aims to capitalise on the ‘belt and road’ initiative and e-commerce traffic. The SF Express-owned airline said it had launched the service on January 11 utilising one of its B757-200 freighters. The flight will operate on a rotation of: Shenyang-Changchun-Ulan Bator-Shenyang. “In the […]

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Brussels Airport to introduce slot booking for trucks

Brussels Airport will launch its slot booking app for certain gates at the warehouses of Aviapartner and WFS to help reduce waiting times next week. The BRUcloud slot booking app, first revealed in May, will go live on January 15, allowing trucking companies and freight forwarders to book time slot at a warehouse gate ahead […]

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Ethiopian Airlines to lease two converted B737-800 freighters

Ethiopian Cargo, Africa’s largest cargo operator, is to lease two converted Boeing 737-800 freighters from lessor GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The planes, expected to be delivered in June 2018 and January 2019, are the first pair of series type B737-800SFs converted from passenger jets by Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI). “We are excited to take delivery […]

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Schiphol set for 5.4% cargo rise in 2017 despite freighter slots row

Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport saw 2017 full year cargo volume grow by 5.4% to 1.75m tonnes over prior year, according to preliminary traffic and transport figures issued by the Royal Schiphol Group. The forecast increase comes as Europe’s third largest cargo airport by volume awaits the outcome of a Dutch government decision to resolve an aircraft slots […]

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Arizona airport targets Mexican e-commerce traffic with new cargo facility

Plans have been revealed for the development of a cargo facility housing a joint US-Mexican Customs post at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport as it targets e-commerce traffic between the two countries. Arizona governor Doug Ducey announced that SkyBridge Arizona planned to open the country’s first international air cargo hub to have a joint Mexican and US […]

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Experts downplay speculation that Home Depot will bid for XPO Logistics

Delivery expert ParcelHero has warned that a rumoured sale of XPO Logistics to US retailer Home Depot is “highly unlikely” and would harm XPO’s many UK retail and manufacturing clients. According to ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks, a takeover bid by US-based DIY retailer Home Depot for XPO, in order to compete with […]

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China Airlines signs up to offer CSafe pharma containers

China Airlines will be able to offer pharma customers access to CSafe Global’s temperature-controlled air cargo containers after the two firms signed an agreement. “We are pleased to sign this new master lease agreement with CSafe Global” said China Airlines. “Our healthcare and pharmaceutical customers who require strict temperature control of their products during transport […]

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‘Robust’ airfreight demand for Asia Pacific carriers in November ǀ Air Cargo News

November 2017 saw “robust demand” for Asia Pacific carriers in both international passenger and air cargo markets, reflecting the ongoing global economic upswing. Preliminary airfreight traffic figures by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) show demand measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) climbed 9.2% year on year in November. AAPA said that the results […]

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