Azul, Correios joint venture wins regulatory approval

Brazil’s top regulatory authority, Administrative Council for Economic (Cade) has approved, without restrictions, the creation of an integrated logistics joint venture (JV) between Brazil-based Azul Cargo Express and Correios. The antitrust body assessed that the operation does not increase the likelihood of closing the air cargo market, due to both companies’ small market share in […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 5, 2018

UPS, SF Holding jv wins regulatory approval in China

Updated 10 October 2017. On 28 September, UPS and SF Holding (the parent company of SF Express), formally received approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce to launch the joint venture it announced in May. The joint venture will leverage the assets of both companies to enhance, and provide a wider range of international delivery services. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 2, 2017

A new all-cargo carrier in China, another to follow

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said it would grant an air operator’s certificate (AOC) to Guangzhou-based China Air Cargo Corporation, unless there was a credible objection by 18 November. In early December of last year, we reported that the CAAC had granted initial approval to the establishment of the new all-cargo carrier, a […]
  • David Harris
  • November 7, 2016

Cargolux looks back at 2015 and ahead to 2017

Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux spent much of 2015 locked in battle with one of its unions, but emerged from the year not only with labor peace finally achieved, but also reporting significant operational gains. Cargolux said cargo volume in 2015 was up 7.4% (well above the industry average) to 890,000 tonnes. How this volume increase […]
  • David Harris
  • January 20, 2016

Cargolux China is about to take off

Early next week – Tuesday, 19 January – the Cargolux Board of Directors will meet, with the final details of the Cargolux China joint venture airline dominating the agenda. In advance of the meeting, Cargolux is staying quiet on details, but a report in the daily Luxemburger Wort quotes François Bausch, Luxembourg’s Minister for Sustainable […]
  • David Harris
  • January 14, 2016

ANA & United in trans-Pac cargo jv

On 1 December – less than a week from today – All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Lufthansa Cargo  will launch their Europe/Asia joint venture with the first flights from Japan to Europe. And with that deal underway, ANA has turned its focus to the trans-Pacific lane, signing a similar agreement with US-based United Airlines. The […]
  • David Harris
  • November 25, 2014