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Cargolux China to move forward as Henan Cargo Airlines

Cargolux China to move forward as Henan Cargo Airlines

June 12, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Representatives from Luxembourg-based Cargolux, and China-based Henan Civil Aviation Development & Investment Co (HNCA, an investment arm of the government of China’s Henan province which owns a 35% stake in Cargolux) met in Beijing today, and signed an “Airline Equity Joint Venture Contract” that will allow the two parties toRead More

EFW begins A330 P-to-F conversions in Singapore

EFW begins A330 P-to-F conversions in Singapore

June 9, 2017 at 10:39 am 0 comments

EFW, the Germany-based MRO and conversion joint venture of Singapore Technologies Aerospace and Airbus, ferried an A330-300 (127, ex-Hi Fly) from its Dresden facility (DRS) to ST Aero’s conversion center at Singapore’s Paya Lebar Airport (QPG) for conversion to freighter configuration for DHL Express. DHL is the launch customer forRead More

Bedek opens 767 conversion center in Mexico

Bedek opens 767 conversion center in Mexico

June 8, 2017 at 10:48 am 0 comments

Bedek Aviation Group, the MRO and conversion arm of Israel Aerospace Industries, reached an agreement with Mexicana MRO Services under which Mexican will perform passenger-to-freighter conversions 767-300 aircraft at its Mexico City facility for Bedek. Bedek said that in preparation for the induction of the first aircraft later this month,Read More

If Pactl is any indication, May will be a great month

If Pactl is any indication, May will be a great month

June 8, 2017 at 10:30 am 0 comments

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co Ltd (Pactl, the biggest handler at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport) reported a 13.0% y-o-y increase in its May cargo handle to 154,000 tonnes, its best monthly result this year. Pactl started the year strongly, with a 12.3% y-o-y increase for the combined January/February period,Read More

Cainiao and SF come to blows over data control

Cainiao and SF come to blows over data control

June 7, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

Last Thursday, SF Express’ daily parcel volumes reportedly fell by one million units after a spat with Alibaba-affiliated Cainiao resulted in SF becoming temporarily de-listed as a service provider option within Cainiao’s logistics platform. This time around, the operational disruptions were short-lived. Following mediation by China’s Postal Bureau, the twoRead More

Middle East diplomatic crisis threatens air freight operations

Middle East diplomatic crisis threatens air freight operations

June 6, 2017 at 10:32 am 0 comments

A spiraling diplomatic crisis in the Arab Gulf region is already snarling overland logistics along the Qatar-Saudi Arabia border, and regional freight forwarding is running into complications as Emirates and Etihad operations terminating in Doha grind to a halt. Our sister publication, Air Cargo World reports: Middle East diplomatic crisisRead More

HNA Modern Logistics lifts off – with Atlas Air

HNA Modern Logistics lifts off – with Atlas Air

June 6, 2017 at 10:02 am 0 comments

Ten days ago, we reported that China-based HNA Group had established a new subsidiary in the north-central city of Xi’an. HNA Modern Logistics Group, as the company is called, will focus on developing Xi’an into a global airfreight hub, a hub which, according to CEO Zhang Weiliang, will become theRead More

UPS unloading in Shanghai

7 ways cross-border e-commerce is reshaping air freight logistics today

June 5, 2017 at 9:26 am 0 comments

For the past two years, “cross-border e-commerce” has been the buzz-phrase of the air freight and express industry. And it’s only natural that our industry would jump on it – no other mode of transportation is better suited to ensure expedited deliveries for parcels with origins far-removed from their final destination.Read More