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Air freight demand growth accelerates in May

Air freight demand growth accelerates in May

June 14, 2017 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Updated 16 June, 2017.  With results in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, it looks like air freight demand growth in May was extremely strong – perhaps not as strong as what we saw in March, but definitely stronger than April. And since demand worldwide (whetherRead More

Shifting sands in the Middle East

Shifting sands in the Middle East

June 13, 2017 at 10:44 am 0 comments

It wasn’t that long ago that, in the air freight world, “big news from the Middle East” was just a way of saying that Emirates had reported another double-digit increase in cargo volume. Then, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways joined the conversation, regularly reporting gains approaching, and sometimes surpassing, 20%.Read More

Atlas Air will operate a 747-400F on an ACMI basis for Yangtze River Airlines in the  HNA Modern Logistics network.

Cargo Facts Symposium to feature fireside chat with Atlas CEO, William Flynn

June 13, 2017 at 10:23 am 0 comments

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Cargo Facts Symposium will feature an exclusive Fireside Chat with: William (‘Bill’) Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. Flynn’s career in transportation and supply chain management spans forty-years, during which he has held a variety ofRead More

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