Tag: Middle East

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 "...

Qatar Airways Cargo launches Drive

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced the launch of its new 'Drive' service to transport various types of cars by air. Drive caters to the unique requirements of each vehicle, be it regular cars, vintage cars, premium or luxury models, new cars and sports cars, according to the airline. Qatar Airways ...

Menzies Aviation strengthens female leadership in MEAA

[caption id="attachment_44535" align="alignright" width="269"] Al-Anood Al-Suwaidi[/caption] Menzies Aviation, the leading service partner to the world’s airports and airlines, has strengthened its leadership with the appointment of two senior members of its Middle East, Africa and Asia (MEAA) ...

Abu Dhabi Airports Joins Pharma.Aero as Strategic Member for Middle East Region

Abu Dhabi Airports has joined Pharma.Aero, the global membership network for Life Science and MedTech manufacturers, certified cargo communities and airport operators, as a strategic member representing the Middle East. The collaboration with Pharma.Aero builds on Abu Dhabi’s growth as a global...

Emirates Expands its Cargo Fleet With Five Boeing 777 Freighters

Boeing and Emirates today announced the Middle East carrier is further expanding its all-Boeing dedicated freighter fleet with an order for five 777 Freighters, valued at more than $1.7 billion at list prices. HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline ...

MENA Cargo positioned to profit from China’s e-commerce boom

MENA Cargo, has a new strategic partner in China’s Choice International Forwarding Company. MENA Cargo will support Choice Group’s one-stop logistics services in the Middle East and Africa by offering capacity and guaranteed uplift on B737 300F and B777 200ER type aircraf...

Air Partner plc opens office in Dubai to grow presence in Middle East

Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Dubai as it looks to extend its offering to the Middle East and grow market share in the region. The office, which is located in Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), offers Air Partner...

Qatar Airways reports cargo revenue growth of 16.8% in 2018/19 fiscal year

Qatar Airways Group has reported that cargo revenue grew by 16.8 per cent to QR10 billion ($2.74 billion) on the back of cargo capacity expansion of 11.8 per cent in the 2018/19 fiscal year. The airline said during the period it transported 1.4 million tonnes of cargo, an increase of 6.8 per cen...

Saudia Cargo awards multi-station cargo handling contract to WFS

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded a multi-station cargo handling contract by Saudia Cargo covering major airport gateways in Europe and the US. The contract will see WFS handle in excess of 160,000 tonnes of cargo per annum for the airline and provide ramp handling for air cargo s...

Saudia Cargo adds new freighter flights to JFK and to Nairobi

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has added a second additional weekly freighter flight from Jeddah to New York's JFK International Airport and a new four-weekly freighter service to Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The airline will fly a Boeing 747-400F on Tuesday and Thursday to JFK A...

Strong growth in perishable and pharma tonnage for Emirates SkyCargo

Emirates SkyCargo has seen strong cool chain growth since the beginning of April and mid-August 2019, moving over 150,000 tonnes of perishables and 27,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals through Dubai. Since 2017, Emirates SkyCargo said it has seen an increase of seven per cent in the volume of pharma...

Panalpina to expand its Middle East presence by opening an office in Oman

Panalpina is establishing its presence in Oman, leveraging the company’s long-standing experience in project solutions and the energy sector. The freight forwarder said the move will also help support the country’s burgeoning economic and infrastructural growth. Panalpina has completed th...

Agility reports 8.1% net profit rise, but air freight revenue and tonnage fall

Kuwait freight forwarder and logistics provider Agility has reported net profit rose 8.1 per cent to KD 21.6 million in the second quarter of 2019. Revenue was up 3.2 per cent to KD 396.3 million, while EBITDA (Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) rose 31.2 per cent to K...

Runway closure drives Dubai’s 18.3% tonnage decline in first half of 2019

Closure of one of the two runways for 45 days at Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the first half of the year fuelled a decline in the gateway’s air cargo tonnage. The UAE airport handled 1,036,474 tonnes of air freight during the period, a significant decline of 18.3 per cent on the same p...

Oman Air Cargo launches mobile app

Oman Air Cargo has launched a mobile App to all customers including shippers and freight forwarders. The app has been developed in collaboration with QuantumID Technologies, which is Oman Air’s cargo system solution provider for ‘SmartKargo’ platform. The mobile App was officially launc...

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