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What stands between Brussels Airport and another great cargo year?

What stands between Brussels Airport and another great cargo year?

January 13, 2017 at 9:59 am 0 comments

What could stem rapidly expanding cargo operations at Brussels Airport? Trump, economic uncertainty, and Brexit would all have been acceptable answers, but these days it is the Brussels Government that stands between BRU and continued cargo growth. Unless opinions can be swayed, beginning 1 March, the Brussels government will abolishRead More

SF goes Ukrainian

SF goes Ukrainian

January 13, 2017 at 9:33 am 0 comments

China-based SF Express and Ukraine-based postal and express company Nova Poshta signed a partnership agreement under which the two will cooperate to provide fast delivery of packages from China to online shoppers in Ukraine. The service, which has been tested over the past few months, will offer full track andRead More

UPS and DHL on the acquisition trail

January 13, 2017 at 9:20 am 0 comments

Two of the world’s big three integrators have recently made significant acquisitions. UPS acquires Marken. UPS bought itself a Christmas present in the form of Marken, a privately-owned, US-based company that specializes in providing clinical trial logistics solutions to the life-sciences industry. The acquisition will provide a significant boost toRead More

Solid demand growth continues in November

Solid demand growth continues in November

January 12, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for November 2016, showing a 6.8% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, was up 8.2%. The IATA November result is down from the 9.2%Read More

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016, Part II

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016, Part II

January 11, 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

Yesterday, we began our look at production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016 with an overview of the last five years, today we continue with a summary of the order, delivery, and backlog status of the four freighters currently offered by Airbus and Boeing, at the end of 2016. WeRead More

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016

Production freighter orders and deliveries in 2016

January 10, 2017 at 9:11 am 0 comments

All things considered, 2016 was a good year for the air freight industry. Full-year data are not yet available, but we expect that when the final numbers are tallied, we will see an increase in worldwide air cargo traffic of about 4% over 2015 – not spectacular compared to whatRead More

TABY begins Saab conversions

January 10, 2017 at 9:10 am 0 comments

Scotland-based regional carrier Loganair awarded a contract to Sweden-based Täby Air Maintenance (TAM) for the conversion of two Saab 340B passenger aircraft to freighter configuration. Conversion will take place at TAM’s Örebro facility, where the first unit [187, ex-Aerolitoral] has already been inducted, and is expected to be redelivered thisRead More

Lufthansa Cargo becomes doubly cool

January 10, 2017 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Lufthansa Cargo’s Frankfurt Cool Center will nearly double in size, from the current 4,500 square meters, to 8,000 square meters. This is yet another indication of the international pharma market’s growing demand for air freight. At a time when the air freight industry as a whole was chastised for itsRead More