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Korean Air cargo chief talks up airline’s cargo focus

Source Flightglobal, Alfred Chua. In early February 2020 news of a novel coronavirus from the Chinese city of Wuhan began gaining prominence. At the Seoul headquarters of Korean Air, a meeting was called and a decision was made: the airline would shift its focus to cargo, and start the process o...

Dnata makes three senior management appointments

Dnata has made three new appointments to its senior management team as it seeks to adapt to the new demands made of the travel industry by Covid-19. ...

airBaltic Announces Flights Between Riga and Dubai

By Edward Robertson AirBaltic is to launch its first connection to Dubai on September 1,2021. The four-times-weekly flight between Riga International Airport and Dubai International Airport will be operated on an Airbus A220-300. AirBaltic CEO Martin Gauss said: “Dubai for years has been...

Cool Chain Association and IATA Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) supporting the drive for the safe, sustainable transport of perishables and pharmaceuticals. CCA and IATA have joined forces as part of a common goal to improve...

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo presents the ‘Cargo Toolbox’

The KLM Cargo Compliance Knowledge Centre (CKC) has developed a unique app for the airfreight industry, which can be used for so-called co-loading segregation checks (e.g. for dangerous goods), based on IATA norms. We will be the first airline to start using this ‘Cargo Toolbox’ app and will ma...

GRUBER Logistics (PAO) Announce New Office in Frankfurt

GRUBER Logistics (PAO) are continuing their expansion in Germany with a new office in Frankfurt. The main focus of the new office will be to further develop GRUBER's project, air and ocean cargo division. Managing Director Carsten Sommer says; "Our project, air and ocean cargo division is al...

Amazon is rapidly adding planes to its air fleet, inching closer to UPS and FedEx

By Annie Palmer, cnbc The airline industry may be reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, but Amazon’s air cargo business has rapidly accelerated in recent months. Between May and July, Amazon added nine planes to its Amazon Air fleet, “the most it has added over a three-month span since...

Menzies flags losses but wins new business despite

By Scott Reid, edinburgh news In an update to investors, the firm said trading had remained tough due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic on global air travel. However, it said it was now re-staring operations and seeing a partial return of flight schedules. Cargo volumes continue to be mor...

Brussels Airport: positive cargo growth for the third month in a row

For the third consecutive month, air freight saw an increase in volumes transported, up +4.7% compared with August 2019. With this result, Brussels Airport is doing a lot better than the overall trend since, on a global scale, freight volume is continuing to fall largely due to the very steep decre...

Korean Air Operates Passenger Aircraft Converted For Cargo Operations

For the first time, Korean Air has deployed a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft reconfigured for cargo route operations.  The flight KE9037 left Seoul at 10 p.m. on September 8 and arrived at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, Ohio, at 10 p.m. the same day. Columbus, Ohio is an emergi...

Gloucestershire Airport is “Cargo Ready” And Welcomes First Cargo Operator

In response for an alternative airport for urgent automotive and “just in time” logistics, Gloucestershire Airport has welcomed its first cargo operator. Global Airlift Solutions operated their PC12NG Cargo aircraft into the airport at the launch of the new service. Visiting cargo aircraft will...

Raw-Lynks, Ghana Joins Cargo Connections Network

Cargo Connections has welcomed Raw-Lynks Expo Consult Ltd as new members in Ghana, located in Accra. Managing Director, Emmanuel Djan says; "Raw-Lynks Expo Consult Ltd is international freight forwarding, logistics and trading company with over a decade of expertise. We are a responsive, nimble ...

CSafe Global Expands Further into Asia Opening Hub Operations in Taipei, Taiwan

CSafe Global, the innovation leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, has once again expanded their global reach and local presence with the opening of a new hub operation in Taipei, Taiwan. This new addition to CSafe’s worldwide...

Swissport agrees comprehensive restructuring

Swissport has agreed to a comprehensive restructuring with creditors and shareholders including a debt-for-equity swap and a new 500 million euros long-term debt facility. The restructuring will deliver a significant deleveraging for the company. Swissport has also finalized the 300 million euros a...

Pharma-Hub Frankfurt Airport is leading the handling of temperature-sensitive goods

At Frankfurt Airport (FRA), approximately 120,000 tons of vaccines, medications and other pharmaceutical products were handled in 2019. This makes FRA the European leader. In this position, airport operator Fraport and Lufthansa Cargo, together with other partners of the air cargo community at the ...

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