Haimen Nantong under consideration as site for Shanghai’s third airport

Speculation emerged yesterday that Shanghai’s third airport will be built in the neighboring county-level city Haimen, located within Jiangsu province’s prefecture-level city of Nantong, which would mean cities Kunshang, Wuxi, Ningbo and Jiaxiang, previously rumored to be potential sites for Shanghai’s third airport, may have struck out.

Announcing Cargo Facts Asia 2019

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the eighth annual Cargo Facts Asia. Cargo Facts Asia will be presented by both Cargo Facts and our sister publication Air Cargo World, and is your gateway to opportunity in the Asia-Pacific region. With the rise of own-operated networks and the ever-expanding Belt and Road Initiative […]

5 takeaways from Air Cargo China

Shanghai –Last week, Cargo Facts was once again in Shanghai, this time around exploring the massive exhibition halls of the air cargo pavilion at Transport Logistic China.  A May-heatwave might have driven foot traffic to stands with cold beverages, or prime locations underneath air conditioning vents, but there was no shortage of revealing interviews and […]

Good news for PVG

For much of the last two years, Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) has been forbidden by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) from accepting applications by airlines for either charter flights or new scheduled routes. The restriction is put in place for any Chinese airport that fails to meet the CAAC’s on-time service standards, […]

Top 20 cargo airports in 2017

According to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by airports worldwide in 2017 was up 7.9% over 2016 to about 118 million tonnes. International freight handled was up 9.9% to about 73 million tonnes, accounting for 62% of the total volume. Looking at the total […]

Shanghai joins the 4-million-tonne club

Until now, only two cities in the world – Hong Kong and Memphis – could boast that their airports handled more than 4 million tonnes of air cargo per year. But, according to the Shanghai Airport Authority, as of today, 15 December, Shanghai joined the 4-million-tonne club. Unlike Hong Kong and Memphis, which only have […]
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