Hong Kong crowned world’s busiest cargo airport in 2023

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been named once again the world’s busiest cargo airport for 2023 in terms of total volume, according to the latest data released today by Airports Council International (ACI). The airport handled 4.3 million tonnes of cargo during the year. It is the 1...

Brussels Airport transported almost 65,000 tons of cargo in March

Total cargo volumes through Brussels Airport fell by 2% in March compared to March 2023, reaching almost 65,000 tonnes. Flown cargo volumes also experienced a small decline of almost 2% to a total of 54,000 tonnes. There was a 5% decrease in the full freighter segment, while belly cargo increa...

United Cargo cuts the ribbon on new EWR Facility

Last week, the United team hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new, 165,000-square foot cargo facility at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Jan Krems, Cargo President said: “We are the number one cargo carrier in the world, and with warehouses like this one, we can truly outper...

Liege Airport records a strong start to 2024

Liege Airport has announced an increase of flights (+15%) tonnage (+13%) in the first two months of 2024 compared with the same period in 2023. Over the months of January and February 2024, the number of cargo aircraft movements increased by 15% compared with the same period in 2023 (4,147 moveme...

Brisbane Airport begins construction of $50million parcel facility

Brisbane Airport is beginning construction of its largest industrial project, a state-of-the-art $50million parcel facility for Australia Post. BAC is managing the design and delivery of Australia Post’s StarTrack Premium site, making it the postal service’s second largest in Queensland. T...

Rhenus launches temperature-controlled perishable handling facility at London-Heathrow

Rhenus has unveiled an investment in a temperature-controlled perishables facility for the handling of fresh products at the company’s London Heathrow base. Replete with security and storage capability, the launch forms part of a strategy to provide customers with enhanced perishables logistics...

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Munich Airport is the only German airport to record growth in freight transportation

According to data from the German Airports Association (ADV), Munich Airport was the only major German airport to record growth in freight transportation in 2023. With a volume of 284,000 tons, the airport registered a year-on-year increase of 6.6%, while the total volume in Germany fell by 7.1%....

Lufthansa Cargo launches freighter service from Brussels Airport to Chicago

Lufthansa Cargo customers can now book their cargo on a B777F directly from Brussels International Airport (BRU) to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). The flight connection will be launched on 03 April 2024 and will take place twice a week on Mondays and Wednesday. This is the first time...

World’s largest air cargo event kicks off in Hong Kong

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) World Cargo Symposium (WCS), the largest annual event for the global air cargo industry, makes its debut in Hong Kong today. The three-day event brought over 1,900 delegates from around the world to Hong Kong, with some 50 international exhibitor...

Hong Kong terminals achieve IEnvA sustainability certification

Hong Kong terminals achieve IEnvA sustainability certification a programme developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It independently assesses the commitment of aviation stakeholders including airlines, airports, cargo-handling facilities, freight forwarders and ramp handle...

Wide-body aircraft Antonov An-124 transports climate-monitoring satellite from Munich Airport to the USA

At the end of last week an Antonov An-124 transported a climate-monitoring satellite from Munich Airport to the USA. The four-engined transport aircraft was flying on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA). On board was the climate-monitoring satellite “EarthCARE” (Earth Clouds, Aerosol...

Ethiopian inaugurates first of its kind e-commerce logistics facility at Bole International Airport

Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the launching of its e-commerce logistics facility at Bole International Airport. The newly built facility, which is dedicated to e-commerce, mail and courier logistics services is aimed at bridging logistical gaps and positioning Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as t...

Vienna Airport signs cooperation agreements with Incheon Airport and Korean Air

Vienna Airport has laid the groundwork for handling growing air cargo volumes in collaboration with Incheon Airport in South Korea and Korean Air. Intensified joint marketing development activities and designing of optimal cargo services should serve to meet the increasing demand for air cargo ca...

BUD Cargo City expansion sees Menzies increase European freight capacity

Budapest Airport’s (BUD) Cargo City was officially opened a 10,000sqm extension thanks in part to a multi-million-dollar investment by Menzies Aviation. Beau Paine, Global Head of Cargo, Menzies Aviation, said: “BUD Cargo City has established itself as a key gateway to Central and Eastern Eur...

Vienna Airport and Korean Air lift their partnership to a new level

Vienna Airport and Korean Air signed an agreement today to expand their existing partnership. The objective is to jointly meet the growing demand for air cargo services between Korea and Vienna Airport in its capacity as a flight and cargo hub for Central and Eastern Europe. Plans include join...

Solar panels at Prague Airport help Menzies cut emissions

Menzies Aviation, the leading service partner to the world’s airports and airlines, has successfully installed hundreds of solar panels at its cargo facility at Prague Airport (PRG), saving almost 140 tonnes of Co2 each year. Almost 900 panels have been installed at the 14,000 sqm cargo warehou...

Brussels Airport doubles its own solar energy with new solar panels in cargo zone

Brussels Airport is investing in more green energy with the aims to eliminate CO2 emissions completely by 2030. The newest buildings in the western section of the cargo zone are currently being fitted with a large number of solar panels, covering a total surface area of 65,000 m². Half of the...

Ontario International Airport sees slight drop in air cargo shipments

Ontario International Airport in California experienced a marginal decline in air cargo shipments during January, with figures showing a decrease of less than 6% compared to the same period last year. Commercial freight, totaling 56,429 tons, experienced a modest drop of just 3.3%. The minor d...

Budapest Airport enhances its Cargo City capacities

Budapest Airport witnessed the accomplishment of another significant milestone in cargo development in December, notably the finalisation of an additional 10,000m² handling warehouse extension, complete with offices and operational infrastructure. These additions, set to augment the existing car...

Frankfurt Airport celebrates year-on-year cargo volume growth for January

Frankfurt Airport celebrates year-on-year cargo volume growth for January

Frankfurt Airport yesterday released its traffic figures for January, welcoming an 8.8 per cent year-on-year increase in cargo volumes compared to the same period in 2023. Last month the German airport recorded more than 154,000 metric tonnes of cargo, noting a "significant rise" compared to Janu...

Robotics company to move into innovation hub at Munich Airport

In Exotec, LabCampus has gained another cutting-edge tenant for the innovation hub. As a pioneer in scalable robotic systems, Exotec not only brings a great deal of software and technology expertise to the table but also a network-oriented entrepreneurial spirit. This fits in perfectly with th...

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