Tag: cargo handling

IAG Cargo transitions Heathrow truck fleet from diesel to HVO

IAG Cargo transitions Heathrow truck fleet from diesel to HVO

IAG Cargo has completed a transition from diesel to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its 160-strong ground vehicle fleet at London Heathrow. HVO is a drop-in replacement for white diesel, made from plant waste and from fully renewable materials - meaning that it has a si...

dnata appoints global head of airport operations

dnata appoints global head of airport operations

Cargo handler dnata has announced the appointment of Clive Sauvé-Hopkins as divisional senior vice president for the company's airport operations, effective immediately. In his role, Sauvé-Hopkins will oversee dnata’s global ground handling and cargo business at 97 airports in 16 countries a...

Swissport adds 3rd air cargo center in Liege, Belgium

Swissport International continues to grow at Liège Airport, Belgium, adding a third air cargo center at one of Europe’s major gateways for international air cargo. The extension is driven by additional capacity for eCommerce and forwarder handling, expanding the overall capacity by 17 percent to ...

Airport automation: Start-up secures $7mn to 'revolutionise' cargo operations with AI

Airport automation: Start-up secures $7mn to ‘revolutionise’ cargo operations with AI

Tech start-up Moonware has secured $7mn in venture capital to automate airport cargo operations through artificial intelligence (AI). In hopes to "revolutionise the aviation industry", the company said that with the funding it is ready to address the industry's "operational inefficiencies". Th...

dnata enhances Dubai cargo operations with autonomous drones

dnata enhances Dubai cargo operations with autonomous drones

dnata has announced the successful integration of autonomous drones into its cargo operations in Dubai. The cargo handler said this "strategic" initiative has "significantly" enhanced operational efficiencies at its Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) facilities - delivering "...

IATA releases 2024 cargo and ground handling manuals with updated standards

IATA (the International Air Transport Association) has completed the annual revision of its industry manuals for cargo and ground handling operations, incorporating the latest changes and revisions made to many of the underlying industry standards, as well as any state and operator variations. Th...

Menzies forges new joint venture with Eurus Express to support sustainable growth in China

Menzies forges new joint venture with Eurus Express to support sustainable growth in China

Menzies has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Eurus Express to explore the opportunities to support future business growth and cultivate sustainable progress in Hainan and the wider Asia-Pacific region. Eurus Express, an integrated logistics solution provider, offers customised supply chain...

Lufthansa Cargo welcomes fourth A321 freighter to its fleet

Since November, a fourth A321 freighter has been operating in Lufthansa Cargo’s network to add capacity to its short and medium haul network, making a significant contribution to the cargo carrier’s expansion plans. The freighter completes the A321F fleet, meeting the growing freight requiremen...

dnata awarded multi-year cargo contract with Maersk Air Freight at Cologne Bonn Airport

dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has been awarded a multi-year contract with Maersk Air Freight in Germany. The partnership will see dnata provide quality and safe cargo handling services to the airline at Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN). dnata’s dedicated team will handle...

Airfreight Pharma 2023 panel: ‘What we learned from the Pharma Logistics Masterclass’

Airfreight Pharma 2023's first panel event saw industry professionals discussing future strategic decision-making in pharma logistics, and what panellists learned from taking part in the Pharma Logistics Masterclass 2023. Trevor Caswell (chairman, Pharma.Aero), Damien De Chillaz (CEO and founder,...

Air Cargo Handling and Logistics 2023 conference

‘Ancestor worship’ is preventing industry digitalisation, says ULD Care VP

ULD Care vice president, Bob Rogers, says "ancestor worship" over paper is preventing the air cargo industry from digitalising. In a speech at this year's Air Cargo Handling & Logistics (ACHL) conference in Athens, Mr Rogers described how a lack of will to go digital is holding the sector bac...

RWANDAIR SIGNS CARGO HANDLING CONTRACT WITH WFS FOR FIRST-EVER DIRECT FLIGHTS TO PARIS

RwandAir, the flag carrier airline of Rwanda, has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as the cargo handling partner for its new direct flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle. The airline is now connecting Paris and Rwanda’s capital Kigali with three non-stop Airbus A330 flights a week, its firs...

SAHCO awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification

Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC has received ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for its quality management system from the International Organization for Standardization. SAHCO has been awarded the certificate of registration after being assessed and found to conform to the requirement of I...

ASA To Usher in a New Era in Aviation Services

The ASA General Assembly has approved a number sweeping changes to the Statutes of the Association. The proposals, which comes into effect on 1 January 2023, will transform the 12-year-old Trade Body into one that is better suited to the fast-changing air transport environment by offering greater ex...

Hactl does it again at AFLAS Awards

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has been named “Best Air Cargo Terminal Operator – Asia”, in the 2022 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards. It is the fourth time Hactl and its subsidiary Hacis have won an AFLAS award, since the competition was launched in 2...

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