Air Freight

IAG Cargo gains global pharma certification

First carrier to achieve wholesale distribution authorisation for medicines

US West Coast port disruption hits Japan’s chip supplies

Fast food chain McDonald’s forced to fly in ‘Fries’ due to container congestion issues

Several airlines heading towards EU cargo security ban

IATA says 200 airport ‘stations’ not yet validated ahead of 1 January extended ACC3 deadline

Air freight records tumble

HKIA becomes first airport worldwide to exceed 400,000 tonnes in a month and Cargolux also reports all-time high

IATA reveals new strategy for faster air freight

Association denies watering down aims as it adapts ‘48-hour challenge’ to focus on ‘transformation’ and time-critical cargo

IATA reveals new strategy for faster air freight

Association denies watering down aims as it adapts ‘48-hour challenge’ to focus on ‘transformation’ and time-critical cargo

TNT launches Venice freighter

Five-times weekly service targeting exporters and importers trading with northeast Italy that need guaranteed next-day delivery

Air freight set for sustained lower prices

‘Real costs’ will fall by 5.8% in 2015, IATA estimates, as fuel price falls filter through

NCA to use Hahn as live-animal hub

Japanese cargo airline recently also began operating B747-8F from the German airport

ASL eyes Asia as it completes Farnair acquisition

European aviation group aims to take advantage of new operating certificates in India and Thailand

ANA and Lufthansa Cargo begin joint sales on Japan-Europe flights

Carriers claim customers gain benefit of enlarged network via ‘unique’ air cargo partnership

TNT Airways to replace all paper flight documents

iPads to be used instead following approval from the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority

EXCLUSIVE: Schenker lawsuits unlikely to succeed, says shippers’ council

ESC says forwarders did not lose money from cartel as they passed on surcharges to customers

iPhone 6 boosts October air freight growth

New product launches help drive 6.7% FTK increase for Asian carriers, as global freight volumes rise to record monthly high

Recovery continues among Asian cargo airlines

International air freight demand up 6.4% in October for region’s carriers

Advice & Insight

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

Reasons to be cheerful

Panalpina’s corporate head of air freight product management, Raoul Wintjes, tells Lloyd’s Loading of significant signs of market improvements although rates are still below pre-crisis levels

Heathrow Airport outlines plans to double cargo capacity

Proposals welcomed as ‘Good news for freight’ by UK’s Freight Transport Association

Cargo ignored in UK airport debate, air freight sector claims

Shippers, forwarders and carriers insist logistics and trade implications must be considered

Air freight set for efficiency boost in Northern Europe with e-AWB initiative

Scandinavia’s main carriers, forwarders and handlers join forces to finally drive forward paperless penetration

Freight People

New head to replace Koch at WSC

The association’s General Counsel John Butler will take over in July when current CEO retires

Steve Manser leaving Saudia Cargo

Set to join Qatar Airways Cargo as senior manager of cargo charter sales

Oliver Evans to step down from Swiss

Long-serving head of cargo and TIACA chairman to leave carrier in September

Peter Scholten to leave Saudia Cargo in January

Successor for the position of vice president commercial to be announced ‘in due course’

ACS appoints new president for North America

Richard Thompson responsible for operations in New York, California, Texas and Canada

Have Your Say

Maritime safety – two steps forward, but much still to be done

TT Club’s Risk Management Director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox assesses just how last month’s deliberations by the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee will advance the cause of container and unit load safety in the future

Competition implications of 2M and mega-alliances

Higher vessel utilisation of ultra-large containerships will give participants a strong hand, but improving profitability ‘involves much more’, analysts argue

Driver shortages are no surprise

Robert Jervis, director of freight and logistics exhibition Multimodal, says the profession has lost much of the appeal it once had

Pack it in! We mean it.

TT Club’s risk management director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox, highlights the dangers of badly packed containers and other cargo transport units (CTUs) and welcomes the attention the subject is getting internationally

Drivers can face penalties for illegal immigrants

Concern continues as number of clandestines stowing away in vehicles increases, reports Rothera Dowson solicitors