A good year for both Hactl & Cathay

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) reported its full-year 2014 handle – adjusted for the loss of Cathay Pacific’s business last year – up 8.7% to 1.81 million tonnes. The adjusted growth was led by a 28.6% jump in transshipment volume to 131,000 tonnes, while import volume was up 10.3% to 498,000 tonnes and export volume rose […]

A record year for AirBridge

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo, the scheduled-service subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, reported 2014 cargo volume up 17.6% over 2013 to 401,000 tonnes. While volume growth in prior years was not as high as the 17.6% seen in 2014, AirBridge nonetheless has achieved compound annual volume growth of 11% over the past five years – no mean feat in […]

Eyes on the desert as Saudia Cargo refleets

Much of Saudi Arabia is desert. Many 747-400s are parked in the US desert. So perhaps it is fitting that a refleet being undertaken by Saudi Arabian flag carrier Saudia will see many of the carrier’s existing freighters going to the US desert (or the scrapyard), while at the same time, many freighters currently in […]

One hundred 777 Freighters

Boeing has now delivered one hundred 777 Freighters. Just over a week ago, on 15 January, China Southern Airlines took delivery of the ninth of twelve 777Fs (41634) it has on order with Boeing. While the manufacturer does not seem to have made any effort to publicize the event, it was the 100th delivery of a […]

Centurion to return to Amsterdam

US-based all-cargo carrier Centurion Cargo, which has seen its share of troubles in the last year, appears set to re-launch its Miami-Amsterdam service. As readers of Cargo Facts will know, Centurion was hit by a number of lawsuits in 2014, and was forced to ground its fleet of MD-11 freighters. However, in recent weeks the […]

Record cargo volume at Guangzhou Airport

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) reported its 2014 cargo handle up 11.2% to 1.47 million tonnes. Guangzhou’s 2013 handle of 1.31 million tonnes made it the fourth-busiest cargo airport in China in 2013, behind Hong Kong (4.22 million tonnes), Shanghai Pudong (2.93 million tonnes), and Beijing (1.84 million tonnes), and it seems likely to hold […]

The battle continues at Cargolux

Cargolux and its unions, unable to agree on a new contract, will enter a mediation process. For much of the last five years, the management of Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux has been at daggers drawn with the two unions that represent the carrier’s workers. This relationship is further complicated by the fact that, although Cargolux does […]

Cargo demand growth continues in December

December data is now in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers, handlers, and airports, and all indications point to another good month – and a good year – for the air freight industry. Summary reports for the month from IATA, WorldACD, and the Airports Council International will not be published for some time, […]
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