Air Freight

Cargolux board approves 100 extra pilot jobs in Luxembourg

Freighter airline believes yesterday’s commitments will enable it to reach agreement with unions and avert threatened industrial action

Lufthansa freighter becomes charity emblem

MD-11F painted with the ‘footprints’ of 24 children becomes a flying ambassador for the aid organisation Cargo Human Care

Cargolux ‘confident’ of averting strike

Airline’s board meets today but remains optimistic unions will accept the job security agreement offered and the proposed limit on Cargolux Italia fleet size

Is Amazon launching its own air cargo network?

Unnamed company thought to be the online retail giant running hub-and-spoke air freight operation out of Wilmington, Ohio, using infrastructure formerly used by DHL Express

IAG Cargo adds imports to Cargo Connector service in US

Airline group will now take freight shipments under 300 kilos direct from the aircraft and deliver them to forwarders’ handling facilities

Six Volga-Dnepr air crew killed in Mali terrorist attack

Reports suggest Islamist militants may have been targeting Air France crew staying at Bamako’s Radisson Blu hotel

More information emerges on police raids at Paris-CDG

Investigation into possible radicalisation networks at airport revealed ‘clear signs proselytism and to a far lesser extent radicalisation’

ABC adds Atlanta to North American route network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has doubled its China-US volumes in the first 10 months of 2015

Strong air cargo demand continues ex-Asia

Volumes boosted by tech product launches and restricted charter flights in China, but market expected to return to more normal levels in next fortnight

French police raid premises of Air France Cargo and FedEx

Moves were part of an investigation into extremist networks prompted by last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris

Yang Ming to enter strategic alliance with China Airlines

Taiwanese companies to enhance cooperation in freight transport, passenger services and e-commerce

Aviation security set to tighten following Sharm el Sheikh and Paris incidents

Freight forwarders expect additional measures as Russia confirms Egypt jet crash was caused by terrorism and UK announces doubling of overseas airport screening investment

Volga-Dnepr adds Antarctica to its capabilities

Cargo group extends flight operations to all seven continents as versatile IL-76TD-90VD freighter aircraft completes first landing on ice airfield

WACO signs partnership deal with Qatar Airways

Global freight management network also welcomes two new members

Air freight backlogs continue out of China’s main gateways

Forwarders expect situation to continue into next week at key cargo airports including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou

Advice & Insight

Understanding Customs requirements

David Poole, managing director UK sales, FedEx Europe, discusses unlocking success in the aerospace market

Clock is ticking on air freight messaging change

Freight forwarders and cargo handlers have been slow to switch to Cargo-XML despite the opportunity to streamline processes and cut costs, writes Kewill’s Andreas Giger

Worldwide Flight Services secures largest letting at Heathrow Cargo Centre

Worldwide Flight Services has secured its largest-ever letting at London Heathrow Cargo Centre - the major airside cargo transit facility at the London airport.

Fuel surcharges – a level playing field?

The price of jet fuel and crude are closely linked, and jet fuel costs have also dropped sharply, falling by 45% between Jul-14 and Jan-15, however fuel surcharges have hardly moved, reports Andy Cliff, managing director, Straightforward Consultancy Ltd

A serious air freight player

As TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum kicks off in Seoul, secretary general Doug Brittin outlines the association’s priorities for the year ahead

Freight People

BIFA’s Steve Parker becomes new president of CLECAT

DHL Global Forwarding’s head of customs and brokerage in Europe has over 35 years of experience in freight forwarding and logistics

Oliver Evans joins freight drone pioneer Matternet

Former cargo chief of Swiss International Air Lines becomes head of global business development within technology firm

IAG’s Steve Gunning to leave cargo in April

Airline group’s cargo head will become chief financial officer at British Airways

Kerry Logistics appoints Thomas Blank new Europe MD

Former Panalpina, UTi, Geodis, and Agility senior executive to head Asian 3PL’s European presence

Alain Chimène to head Ziegler’s Air & Sea division

Belgian group recruits former Geodis VP to lead forwarding business in new MD role

Have Your Say

The ACE race gets underway – for real

Freight software specialist Kewill says companies need to start transitioning now ahead of US Customs’ 28 February Automated Commercial Environment mandatory deadline

Cross-Channel pricing review - Quarter 3

Freightex CEO Tim Phillips believes continuing restricted capacity, cross-Channel disruption concerns, and growing pressure of volumes towards Christmas will probably lead to further rate increases in the next two months

Minimising the risks of dangerous goods

In Part Two of his examination of the lessons to be learned from the recent tragedy in Tianjin, TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox suggests some practices and protocols for minimising the risk of such incidents reoccurring

Move your TMS ‘Back to the Future’

Kewill’s Evan Puzey says it is time for logistics and supply chain companies to ditch legacy transport management systems

Identifying dangerous goods accurately: Lessons from Tianjin

TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox highlights the crucial importance of declaring and handling dangerous goods correctly