Air Freight

Asian carriers achieve first annual air freight growth in four years

Cargo volumes rebound with 5.4% full-year increase

Kuehne + Nagel, Panalpina join DB Schenker's cartel lawsuit

Total claim in Germany reaches €2 billion, plus €900 million in interest

Cargolux operates first ever 747-8F flight to Manaus

Brazilian airport becomes airline’s 100th commercial destination for the new-generation freighter

Aer Lingus ‘willing to accept’ new £1bn IAG takeover proposal

Carriers still must persuade other stakeholders of benefits of deal

Severe snow hits transport in US northeast

Ports closed, flights cancelled, with many roads also out of action

Latin America gets TIACA focus

Air freight association says region has been under-represented but claims recent successes in recruiting forwarder, shipper and Asian members

Etihad introduces new cargo management system

Carrier claims Hermes platform will improve communication and handling processes, with real-time shipment tracking for customers

Freight wholesaler AMI adds Amsterdam to its network

Schiphol operation gives firm presence at three of Europe’s top five air cargo gateways

Schiphol cargo up 6.7% in 2014

Airport reports relatively weak December as freighter capacity focuses on transpacific due to west-coast port congestion

Chinese investor plans pan-European logistics hub at Châteauroux

Construction of 120,000 sqm of warehousing for Chinese shippers and forwarders set to begin this year near French cargo airport

Airlines move to dismiss Schenker rate-fixing claim

ANA and Cargolux tell US court the multi-million dollar air cargo cartel lawsuit should be thrown out

Hong Kong sets new cargo airport record

HKIA likely to retain global leader role as volumes rise 6% to 4.38 million tonnes

Ethiopian back in Brussels with freighter service

More good news for Belgian airport with Qatar Cargo increasing flights

FIATA welcomes airline shift towards ‘all-in’ cargo rates

Association claims simplification of rate structures will be significant benefit to forwarders and shippers alike

Air freight concerns over new US security deadline

TIACA warns that recently released updates to freighter security programmes must be implemented by 16 February

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

Hansa Heavy Lift appoints new EMEA head

Addition of Maximilian Harmstorf marks end of HHL’s restructuring to a regional system

Thomas Kraus joins Geodis as group marketing director

Former CEO of TNT Express Germany charged with ‘developing a cohesive and differentiating marketing strategy’ for French group

Riaan Blom to head Africa sales for ISS

New Inchcape regional VP was formerly regional manager for Oil & Energy at DHL Global Forwarding

Anders Dommestrup named CEO of Victoria International Container Terminal

Prior to joining ICTSI, he was COO of Modern Terminals in Hong Kong

FTA appoints new CEO

Association promotes internal candidate David Wells to top job

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