Air freight innovator and e-freight champion Desmond Vertannes joins TIACA’s Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame winner announced on the eve of TIACA’s Executive Summit “Future Proofing Air Cargo”, in Miami, USA Miami, Florida, USA, Thursday, 12th October 2017 – Air cargo veteran Desmond (Des) Vertannes, an acknowledged leader known for initiating change and innovating, has been inducted to TIACA’s Hall of Fame. Des has fostered and led industry […]

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WACO grows global footprint with new members in Central America and Africa

The exclusive freight network adds members in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Cameroon, and Senegal as members prepare to meet in Macau, China London, UK, Thursday, 28th September 2017 – Global independent freight management network The WACO System has appointed three new members from Africa and Central America. SICARGA Panama SA will cover Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua […]

Cargo iQ launches Air Cargo Intelligence Hub giving live access to data for the first time

Members can search their Cargo iQ data by route, milestone, station, product, customer, or provider, enabling them to develop new products, improve processes, and drive quality in the air cargo industry Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, 21st September 2017 – Cargo iQ has launched online self-service access to its data, giving members real-time information on performance for the […]

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TIACA expands global reach with new board members from Africa and Asia

Celebi Delhi Cargo’s Ramesh Mamidala and Astral Aviation’s Sanjeev Gadhia join the TIACA Board as TIACA prepares to host its Executive Summit Miami, USA, Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 – Two new board members, representing the ground handling and cargo carrier sectors, have been appointed to the TIACA Board of Directors. Ramesh Mamidala is Chief Executive Officer […]

ANTONOV Airlines flies emergency relief to hurricane-stricken Guadeloupe

ANTONOV Airlines works with EDF Group to transport generators from France to the Caribbean in under 24 hours London, UK, Monday, 18th September 2017 – ANTONOV Airlines has safely delivered portable generators for EDF Group to Hurricane-stricken Guadeloupe, in the Caribbean, on one of its seven AN-124-100 aircraft. The emergency consignment of 32 EDF Group […]

DHL Express opens new facilities in first phase of Budapest Airport cargo expansion

EUR160 million BUD:2020 Development Programme state-of-the-art express facilities handed over Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, 14th September 2017 – Two state-of-the-art express facilities have opened at Budapest Airport, as part of the EUR160 million (HUF50 billion) BUD:2020 Development Programme. DHL Express is the latest to launch at the warehouse and office complexes, which have automated sorting systems, and […]

HANSA HEAVY LIFT transports two minehunting naval ships between France and UAE

Hamburg, Germany, Wednesday, 13th September 2017  – HANSA HEAVY LIFT has successfully completed a round-trip voyage involving the transportation of two minehunting naval ships, each weighing 670 metric tonnes, between France and the Persian Gulf. The two French Navy-owned ships, which also measured 51.50 x  8.90 x  3.80  metres, were loaded onto the HHL Fremantle […]

Budapest Airport handles record cargo volumes and sees continued growth in first half of 2017

The Central European hub handles 72,161 tonnes of cargo, and prepares for new US flights Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, 13th September 2017 – Budapest Airport processed a record 72,161 tonnes of cargo from January to July 2017, up 19.6 per cent on the same period last year. The Hungarian capital recorded 49,420 tonnes of air cargo, up […]

Tigers launches rail freight service linking destinations across the new Silk Road

Tigers to offer scheduled services for European e-commerce shippers importing to China Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Tuesday 12th September 2017 – Tigers has launched a new rail freight service, called Tiger Rail, offering customers a 16-day transit time both east and westbound, between Duisburg, Germany, and Hefei, Chongqing, and Chengdu, China. Tiger Rail customers can charter […]

Kerry Logistics appoints Claire Trench to head up its Food and Beverage division in UK with focus on China’s rapidly expanding F&B marketplace

Glasgow, Scotland, Monday, 4th September 2017 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’ or the ‘Company’; Stock Code 636.HK) has appointed Claire Trench as Head of Food and Beverage (F&B), based at its Glasgow, Scotland office in the United Kingdom. Trench has over 17 years’ experience in forwarding, most recently in senior management positions working with […]

Kerry Logistics records ten per cent growth in 1H Core Operating Profit to HKD1,019 Million supported by strong performance in Asia and the Americas

Hong Kong, Thursday, 31st August 2017 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’ or together with its subsidiaries, the ‘Group’; Stock Code 636) today announced the Group’s interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2017. The Group’s Financial Highlights Turnover surged by 31% to HKD13,705 million (2016 1H: HKD10,461 million) Core operating profit increased […]

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HANSA HEAVY LIFT delivers six large RTG cranes from Japan to Turkey

Hamburg, Germany, Monday, 21st August 2017 – HANSA HEAVY LIFT has transported six rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, each weighing 135 metric tonnes and measuring 28.9 by 11.3 by 26.6 m, from Japan to Turkey. All units were loaded onto the vessel HHL Kobe at the port of Saiki in southern Japan, with two of the […]

Flying horses spotted at Budapest Airport

Budapest, Hungary, Thursday 17th August 2017 – Fourteen racehorses bred in Hungary were flown to China last week, on board a Cargolux Boeing 747. The Friesian and Shagya Arabian horses, trained specifically for combined driving, took off from Budapest Airport in special freight containers, accompanied by a team of carers and vets, on their way to […]

New IATA FIATA Air Cargo Program – IFACP – launches in Canada

  Forwarders and airlines to jointly govern IFACP, which existing Cargo Agency/Intermediary Program members can join with no further assessment Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday 15th August 2017 – The new IATA FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP) has been launched in Canada. The new Program, which will be rolled out globally following the Canadian pilot, […]

Kerry Logistics manages Maxim’s new Central Distribution Centre

Hong Kong, Monday, 14th August August 2017 Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 636.HK) has secured a long-term contract with Maxim’s Caterers Ltd. (‘Maxim’s’), Hong Kong’s leading food and beverage company. Kerry Logistics will provide integrated logistics services to Maxim’s Group including cold chain solutions, supporting the caterer’s more than 780 outlets in […]

HANSA HEAVY LIFT delivers 13 modules from China to Australia for Port Pirie redevelopment project

Hamburg, Germany, Wednesday, 9th August 2017 – HANSA HEAVY LIFT has transported 13 modules measuring over 147,124 cbm from China to Australia, to help with the redevelopment of the Nyrstar Smelter in Port Pirie. The cargo was loaded on four separate voyages at the Yanda Module Yard in Jiangsu, China, with the largest piece weighing 690 […]

Perspex South Africa partners with Tigers to support roll out of online purchasing

New partnership lays groundwork for Perspex South Africa’s customers to make online purchases Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, 3rd June 2017 – Perspex South Africa has recently joined forces with Tigers SA to provide customers with enhanced service delivery. The Perspex SA Gauteng, South Africa branch has agreed to partner with the logistics and transportation company […]

Budapest Airport supports Cool Chain and Air Cargo Handling conferences as part of cargo commitment

Central European hub backs summits in Budapest, as it launches the first cargo phase of its BUD:2020 Development Programme Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, 1st August 2017 – Budapest Airport, which is transforming its cargo facilities as part of its EUR160 million (HUF50 billion) BUD:2020 Development Programme, is backing two freight summits in the Hungarian capital this September. […]

Tigers gears up for Brexit with AEO certification, virtual warehouse solution, and new UK office

Supply chain specialist continues to grow global footprint with new office in the UK’s Northern Powerhouse Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Monday 31st July 2017 – Tigers Global Logistics Limited has been certified as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) in the United Kingdom (UK), and has opened a new office in Leeds, UK. Customers of the supply chain specialist will […]

SESAR: European Commission and INEA visit Network Manager (EUROCONTROL) to monitor progress in financed projects

Brussels, Belgium, Friday, 28th July 2017 – On 4 July 2017, representatives of the European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), DG MOVE, the European Defence Agency (EDA), the State of Belgium and the SESAR Deployment Manager, visited the Network Manager (EUROCONTROL) to take note of the progress made in a series of implementation projects […]

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WACO Pakistan member WWG Consolidators launches Pak-Afghan transit desk

London, UK, Tuesday, 25th July 2017 – WWG Consolidators Ltd (WWGC), The WACO System member for Pakistan, has launched a dedicated cross-border Pak-Afghan transit desk. The decision to launch the transit desk came after the Pakistan Government announced it will establish state-of-the-art transit facilities at the country’s borders with Torkham and Chaman, Afghanistan and Wagah, India, […]

Schiphol Cargo puts focus on pharma and e-commerce as volumes grow 8.7 per cent in first half of 2017

Cargo volumes at Schiphol top a record 866,713 tonnes from January to June 2017, up 8.7 per cent year-on-year, thanks to Community initiatives to keep cargo moving through Europe’s third busiest freight hub Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Wednesday, 26th July 2017 – Cargo volumes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol grew 8.7 per cent to 866,713 tonnes between […]

ANTONOV Airlines appoints Flywell Aviation GSA for India as part of ongoing global growth programme

The Ukrainian heavy lift operator has expanded with its UK office, and appointments of General Sales Agents in Japan, Australia and now India London, UK, Monday 17th July, 2017 – ANTONOV Airlines has appointed Flywell Aviation as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in India, as part of its ongoing growth strategy. New Delhi-headquartered Flywell Aviation […]

ASM software upgrade gives forwarders one-stop-shop freight management solution from booking to final delivery

Agency Sector Management (ASM) has released a major upgrade of its Sequoia software for forwarders, which includes back office systems delivering freight management solutions, as well as Customs clearance functions London, UK, Monday, 17th July 2017 –  Agency Sector Management (ASM), the leading software provider to the UK forwarding industry, has launched a major upgrade […]

Kerry Logistics strengthens rail freight capability through acquisition of shares in Lanzhou Pacific Logistics Ltd

Hong Kong, Monday, 3rd July 2017 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 636.HK) today announced the acquisition of 50 per cent shares in Lanzhou Pacific Logistics Ltd (‘LPL’). As the new shareholder and joint venture partner, Kerry Logistics will join hands with another shareholder of LPL, China Railway Container Transport Company Limited (‘CRCTC’), […]

TIACA Executive Summit ‘Future Proofing Air Cargo’ gives innovators a platform for change

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol wins Best Airport Europe for the third time at AFLAS Awards 2017

Europe’s third busiest cargo hub is first airport to win a hat-trick at Asia Cargo News’ Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards Singapore, Singapore, Thursday, 29th June 2017 – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has won the Best Airport Europe prize at tonight’s 2017 Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards. The annual event, organised […]

Kerry Logistics launches new LCL Rail Freight Service to further strengthen overland connection between Europe and China

Hamburg, Germany, Wednesday, 28th June 2017 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’ or the ‘Company’; Stock Code 636.HK) today announced the launch of its weekly scheduled Less Than Container Load (LCL) rail freight service between Duisburg, Germany and Shanghai via the Yiwu terminal in the Yangtze River Delta, China, using its own consolidation containers. […]

TIACA’s Executive Summit ‘Future Proofing Air Cargo’ gives innovators a platform for change

Registration is open for the three-day Summit, which brings together air cargo supply chain decision makers to network and learn from the experts Miami, Florida, USA, Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 – The truth behind digitization, Latin America’s e-commerce potential, and the launch of unmanned aircraft will be just three of a range of discussions heading the […]

ANTONOV Airlines appoints General Sales Agent in Australia as part of ongoing expansion

Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday 27th June, 2017 – ANTONOV Airlines has appointed Air Cargo Partners Worldwide (ACP) as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in Australia. The GSA representation, part of ongoing expansion for the heavy lift, super-heavy lift, and project cargo specialist, will be managed by Ken Lyons, Sales and Development Manager, ACP Worldwide. ACP Worldwide […]

DHL Global Forwarding’s Henk Venema named new Chairman of Cargo iQ

Venema takes the lead of Membership Board as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) interest group continues to roll out a series of new initiatives Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday 27th June 2017 – Henk Venema, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Network Carrier Management at DHL Global Forwarding, has been named the new chairman of the […]

HANSA HEAVY LIFT transports equipment for major new petrochemicals production complex in Russia

The heavy lift specialist successfully transports more than half of all equipment for the expansion of SIBUR’s petrochemicals production site in Tobolsk, Russia   Hamburg, Germany, Wednesday, 14th June 2017 – HANSA HEAVY LIFT has delivered more than 60,000 cbm of petrochemicals equipment to help with construction of SIBUR’s ZapSibNeftekhim polyolefin complex in Tobolsk, Russia. The […]

SESAR: Air Traffic Management modernisation efforts taken to the next level

SESAR tasked to review current Pilot Common Project and propose second Common Project Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, 14th June 2017 – The European Commission (EC) has mandated SESAR Deployment Manager (SESAR DM), and SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) respectively, to review progress in modernising European air traffic management, and to prepare for the next wave of technology […]

Kerry Logistics expands Multimodal Freight Network through forming a Joint Venture in CIS

Hong Kong, 13 June 2017: Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 636.HK) continues to enhance its services and network under the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative by entering into a joint venture through participating in the equity of Globalink Logistics DWC LLC, a freight forwarding group headquartered in Dubai with operations spanning across The […]

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Budapest Airport participates in Sino-Hungarian logistics forum in Shanghai

Budapest, Hungary, Monday, 12th June 2017 – Hungary and Budapest Airport may play a leading role in further expanding economic cooperation between China and Central Eastern Europe. This was the main message at an economic forum held under the sponsorship of the Consulate General of Hungary in Shanghai, with the participation of a series of key […]

ANTONOV Airlines safely transports mining cargo across the Andes in record time

AN-124-100 carries 24 tonnes load in under an hour from Chile to Argentina after adverse weather closed roads in the region London, UK, Wednesday, 7th June 2017 – ANTONOV Airlines safely transported two mining filtration units for Hunt & Palmer Cargo Charters from Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina in one of its seven AN-124-100 aircraft, […]

IATA CEIV certified AirBridgeCargo Airlines joins Pharma Gateway Amsterdam

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is the second airline to join the Schiphol Cargo Community quality pharma initiative Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Wednesday 7th June 2017 – AirBridgeCargo Airlines has joined Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA), the second airline to join the fourteen-member quality pharma initiative. The carrier operates 22 flights per week from Amsterdam to significant pharma destinations in […]

Tigers e-fulfilment solution brings cycling clothing brand Rapha Racing to APAC market

Iconic sportswear and lifestyle brand in alliance with Tigers’ e-commerce fulfilment expertise in Asia-Pacific Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Monday, 5th June 2017 – Supply chain specialist Tigers is fulfiling the leading cycling clothing brand Rapha Racing’s e-commerce requirements in the Asia-Pacific region. Tigers, which recently launched a new China marketplace, called eShop, handles Rapha Racing’s Asia-Pacific B2C […]

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Kerry Logistics Wins Quam IR Awards 2016 under Main Board Category

Hong Kong, 26 May 2017 Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’ or the ‘Company’; Stock Code 636.HK) has won the Quam IR Awards (the ‘Awards’) 2016 under Main Board Category in recognition of its excellence in investor relations. Winners were celebrated at the grand award presentation ceremony yesterday in Hong Kong. Placed among illustrious elites […]

Achilles FPAL recognises HANSA HEAVY LIFT as trusted supplier for the oil and gas market

Hamburg, Germany, Monday, 22nd May 2017 – HANSA HEAVY LIFT has received a qualification certifying the company as a trusted partner for the oil and gas market from the Achilles FPAL Verify network, an industry-run assessment body that supports the European oil and gas industry. The Achilles FPAL qualification is awarded to companies that complete […]

TIACA works with Indonesian National Air Carriers Association to support growing air cargo industry

TIACA pledges cooperation with the Indonesian National Air Carriers Association (INACA) to support region’s growing air cargo industry Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 17th May 2017 – The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) will work with the Indonesian National Air Carriers Association (INACA) and other leading freight companies in Indonesia, including Garuda Indonesia, to support the region’s […]

WACO Pakistan member WWG Consolidators recognised with top customer award

Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, 15th May 2017 – WWG Consolidators Ltd (WWGC), the WACO member for Pakistan, has been recognised with the ‘Top Customer Award’ by International Airlines Group (IAG). The WACO System, an exclusive global freight network for independent freight forwarders, appointed WWGC as its member for Pakistan in October 2016. “This achievement reflects the […]

New Compliance Checker accelerates cargo flows through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Community initiative is looking for front runners to support project that improves data quality and speeds up processes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Munich, Germany, Wednesday, 10th May 2017: A new online Compliance Checker, developed as part of Schiphol’s Smart Cargo Mainport Program, speeds up cargo flows by detecting data errors in air waybills. Developed as […]

ANTONOV gears up for global expansion and works with Dunlop Tyres to help maximise its capabilities

ANTONOV Airlines to open new global offices and is working with western suppliers for its fleet modernisation programme Munich, Germany, Tuesday, 9th May 2017 – ANTONOV Airlines will establish a presence in USA and Hong Kong as part of ongoing expansion plans. The Kyiv, Ukraine-headquartered carrier recently established a new office at London Stansted Airport […]

HANSA HEAVY LIFT successfully transports two giant ship unloaders from UK to The Netherlands

The shipping line only had 28-year-old drawings of the units which made the project uniquely challenging Hamburg, Germany, Tuesday, 9th May 2017 – HANSA HEAVY LIFT has successfully transported two giant ship unloaders, each weighing 870 metric tonnes and measuring 28.0m x 38.5m x 58.0m, from Tilbury, the UK to Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The heavy lift […]

Kerry Logistics acquires the majority stake of Tuvia Italia S.p.A. and enters the Italian freight forwarding and logistics market

Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday 9th May 2017 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 636.HK), Asia’s leading logistics service provider, has signed with Tuvia Group, Italian holding company, an agreement for the acquisition of the majority stake of Tuvia Italia S.p.A. as part of its ongoing expansion in Europe. Tuvia Italia S.p.A. is amongst […]

Charity War Child helps children in Yemen supported by Coyne Airways and ACS customers

Donations raised by air cargo customers are helping starving children caught up in Yemen’s ‘forgotten war’, which has displaced 3.1 million people London, UK, Tuesday, 9th May 2017 – Children in war-torn Yemen are receiving life-saving support from War Child UK, the charity for children affected by conflict, with help from customers of Coyne Airways […]

Multimodal celebrates tenth year as record number of visitors attend

London, UK, Thursday, 4th May 2017 – Multimodal celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, welcoming a record 9,449 supply chain professionals and 325 exhibitors at the Birmingham NEC, UK, its biggest show to date. The three-day, free-to-attend exhibition also had its best-attended educational programme this year, with standing room only for many of the sessions. […]

Tigers grows global footprint with new office in Myanmar

Supply chain group Tigers to expand its e-commerce offering in South East Asia with new branch in Yangon and plans for further expansion in Myanmar later in the year Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Thursday 4th May 2017 – Tigers has opened a new office in Yangon, Myanmar, as part of ongoing growth programme, supporting customers across South East […]

Budapest Airport sets cargo records and prepares to open new express facilities

Budapest, Hungary, 4th May 2017 – Budapest Airport handled a record 30,060 tonnes of cargo in the first quarter of 2017, up 32.3 per cent on the same period last year, including 20,455 tonnes of air cargo, up 20.8 per cent on Q1 2016. March 2017 figures were a record 11,536 tonnes of cargo, up […]

Spanish Air Traffic Manager ENAIRE showcases technological advances to EU agency INEA

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) of the European Commission has visited ENAIRE in Madrid, Spain, to learn about developments for the SESAR Deployment Manager programme to modernise Europe’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) network Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 – The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) of the European Commission (EC), responsible for managing […]

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TIACA to hold Professional Development Workshop in Alaska

Miami, USA, Friday, 28th April 2017 – A four-day workshop aimed at enhancing management skills for air cargo professionals will be conducted by TIACA in Anchorage, Alaska from August 29th to September 1st, 2017. The Professional Development Workshop Program, designed by Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI) in partnership with TIACA, gives participants an appreciation of the […]

Nexiot develops sensors to monitor temperature of dangerous goods in Bertschi Group tank containers

Industrial Internet of Things and asset digitisation pioneer Nexiot is working closely with Bertschi Group to tailor its zero-maintenance smart sensor system to allow real time customer updates Zurich, Switzerland, Friday 28th April 2017 – Nexiot AG is customising its zero-maintenance smart sensor system for Bertschi Group’s tank containers, to monitor the temperature of dangerous goods and […]

Schiphol Cargo handles record volumes and sees continued growth in Q1 2017

Amsterdam hub’s commitment to quality in pharma, e-Commerce, and perishables results in boosted volumes Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Thursday 27th April 2017: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has enjoyed a strong first quarter in 2017, handling a record 420,168 tonnes from January to March, up eight per cent on the same period last year. March figures grew 9.5 […]

The WACO System grows global footprint across Americas and along the Silk Route

London, UK, Monday, 24th April 2017 – The WACO System, an exclusive global freight network for independent forwarders, has appointed three new members across the Americas and along the Silk Road. ITN Logistics is the new Canadian member, Trans Global Projects (TGP) is the new member for Azerbaijan, and ACE Logistics Bel has been appointed […]

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ANTONOV-2-100 lifts record weight at test flight at company’s base in Kyiv

Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, 13 April 2017 – The ANTONOV AN-2-100 light aircraft, an up-to-date modification of the world’s biggest bi-plane, the ANTONOV AN-2, performed a test flight at ANTONOV Company’s test base in Kyiv, Ukraine on Tuesday 11th April 2017. The AN-2-100, which has a payload of 1500kg, lifted cargo weighing a total 3202kg, which […]

Multimodal: data reveals airfreight moves in five and a half days, not seven

The traditional air cargo industry is 23% faster than most people think, delegates at last week’s Multimodal heard London, UK, Wednesday, 12th April 2017 – There has been a significant improvement in average air cargo shipment times, which stand at five-and-a-half days, not the seven days traditional critics of the industry claim it takes. No […]

Schiphol Aviation Awards recognise contribution of its cargo community

KLM Cargo, AirBridge Cargo, and Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) are amongst the nominees of Monday night’s Schiphol Aviation Awards 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Wednesday, 12th April 2017 – The awards, which take place each year to recognise the contributions of Royal Schiphol Group’s business partners, were presented during a ceremony at Arendshoeve, Garden of Amsterdam. […]

ANTONOV safely transports giant compressors loaded with AN-124-100’s unique crane system

Cargo travels in modified crates allowing for safe loading and unloading using the AN-124-100′s on-board crane system with a lift of 30,000 kg London, UK, Tuesday, 11th April 2017 – ANTONOV Airlines has safely transported three giant compressors, on behalf of their customer Kuehne + Nagel in Norway, on one of its seven AN-124-100s, from its UK […]

Multimodal: new EU law puts onus on shippers to declare cargo weight to hauliers transporting goods in Europe

Multimodal delegates hear that a new EU directive will make shippers responsible for declaring the weight of their cargo to hauliers Birmingham, UK, Tuesday, 11th April 2017 – In a little over a month, a new law is set to come into force within the European Union that will force shippers to declare the weight […]

HANSA HEAVY LIFT transports 24 reels and subsea equipment for offshore gas fields in Indonesia

HHL Richards Bay transports subsea equipment, as well as 24 reels, to support construction of the Jangkrik Complex Project in Indonesia Hamburg, Germany, Tuesday, 11th April 2017 – HANSA HEAVY LIFT has successfully transported two dozen reels, as well as a range of subsea equipment for the Jangkrik Complex Project, off the coast of Indonesia. […]

Kerry Logistics pioneers as first Asia-based global 3PL to set foot on the first UK-China Freight train under belt and road

London, Monday, 10th April 2017 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 636.HK), Asia’s leading logistics service provider, today participated in the commencement ceremony of the first eastbound freight train from London to Yiwu with the support of a long standing customer for this service. The project is not only a significant step forward […]

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Multimodal: Ground handling is the key to improving air cargo performance

Birmingham, UK, Thursday, 6th April 2017 – For airlines, the only real place they can improve performance is on the ground, according to Mark Olney, General Manager – Cargo, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, Air Canada Cargo. “In the air we are pretty much the same as everyone else, so the key is what […]

Coyne Airways flies tiger and wallabies first class to their new home in Tbilisi Zoo

London, UK, Thursday, 6th April 2017 – Coyne Airways gave Tbilisi Zoo a helping hand by safely delivering its latest residents this week. A tiger, seven red-neck wallabies, six Barbary sheep, and 24 African penguins made the trip from Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Tbilisi, Georgia, on Sunday, 2nd April 2017 on board a Coyne Airways […]

Multimodal: BIFA says a frictionless border is highest priority post-brexit

Birmingham, UK, Thursday, 6th April 2017 – Nobody really knows what the Brexit implications are for trade, Robert Keen, Director General, BIFA, told delegates at the Brexit Briefing at Multimodal 2017. And he brought along a crystal ball to emphasise the point. “We, like most people, have heard all sorts of ‘facts’ and figures, but […]

Multimodal: growth of online retailers puts warehouse rates through the roof

Birmingham, UK, 5th April 2017- The growth of online retailer Amazon has had a huge effect on the balance between supply and demand in available UK warehouse space, delegates at this week’s Multimodal event in Birmingham have heard. According to Mark Thornton, Marketing Director of Omnichannel and e-commerce technology provider Maginus, Amazon currently own 13 […]

GB Railfreight’s John Smith wins FTA Multimodal Personality of the Year 2017

DACHSER, Howard Tenens, Virgin Atlantic Cargo, and Peel Ports Group also recognised, as record number of visitors attend Multimodal 2017 on its first day Birmingham, UK, Wednesday 5th April 2017 – John Smith, Founder and Managing Director of GB Railfreight was named Multimodal Personality of the Year at last night’s awards evening in Birmingham. Smith, […]

Tigers teams up with POS Malaysia to offer cross border e-fulfilment solutions in Asia

Tigers customers using the logistics provider’s eShop will benefit from readiness in e-fulfilment across 30 countries in Asia Pacific Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Wednesday, 5th April 2017 – Tigers Ltd has signed a new cooperation agreement with Malaysia’s national postal provider Pos Malaysia to manage its e-commerce facility in Kuala Lumpur. The Hong Kong-headquartered supply chain specialist will […]

Multimodal: shippers embrace rail as benefits of modal shift build

London, UK, Tuesday, 4th April 2017 – The economic and environmental imperatives for UK shippers and importers to switch inland distribution mode from road to rail are becoming increasingly hard to ignore, delegates at today’s Multimodal seminars heard. Julian Worth, chair of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s rail freight forum, told delegates at […]

ANTONOV’s new aircraft AN-132D takes its maiden flight

Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 – ANTONOV’s new multipurpose aircraft, the AN-132D, took to the skies for its maiden flight on Friday 31st March 2017, from the company’s airfield in Kyiv, Ukraine. The prototype of the new aircraft flew for 1 hour and 50 minutes, captained by Victor Goncharov, Test Pilot 1st class, ANTONOV, […]

Visit to Enav’s ATM modernisation projects shows SESAR deployment in Italy

Brussels, Belgium, Friday, 31st March 2017 – Several projects falling under the funding framework of “Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport” were selected by INEA – the European Commission’s (EC) Innovation and Networks Executive Agency – and EC DG MOVE for an official visit in Rome hosted by Enav (the Italian air navigation service provider […]

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Kerry Logistics continues expansion with new office in Warsaw

Poland, Warsaw, Thursday, 30th March 2017 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 636.HK), Asia’s leading logistics service provider, today announced the opening of a new office in Warsaw, Poland. This addition will support Kerry Logistics’ continual expansion in Europe, and its focus will be international freight forwarding. The new team will be headed […]

TIACA welcomes KLM Cargo and Icelandair Cargo as new Trustee members

Miami, USA, Wednesday, 29th March 2017 – KLM Cargo and Icelandair Cargo have been announced as TIACA’s newest trustee members. Both organisations are long-standing TIACA members, and the new status means they will help elect the Board of Directors that manages the Association’s affairs and establishes its policy. The Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected […]

Kerry Logistics wins contract with homeware retailer Lakeland

London, UK, Wednesday 29th March 2017 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 636.HK), Asia’s leading logistics service provider, has been awarded a contract by Lakeland to be its logistics service provider. Kerry Logistics will provide the homeware retailer with global freight forwarding services including ocean freight and supply chain solutions, as well […]

IATA recognises Pharma Gateway Amsterdam for its contribution to the CEIV Pharma program

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol presented with IATA’s Certificate of Recognition for support of CEIV Pharma.       L-R: Jonas van Stekelenburg, Cargo Director, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol; Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO, Jan de Rijk Logistics; Nick Careen, Senior Vice President, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, IATA Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Monday, 27th March 2017 – IATA has recognised […]

SESAR Deployment Manager signs MoU with manufacturing industry

Brussels, Belgium, Friday, 24th March 2017 – To successfully manage the synchronised and coordinated implementation of Air Traffic Management Modernisation in Europe, SESAR Deployment Manager engages with a wide range of stakeholders within the aviation community. Through several Cooperative Arrangements, SESAR Deployment Manager has already established strong relations with key partners such as: the SESAR […]

Kerry Logistics posts 4% growth in Core Net Profit to HK$1,104 Million, turnover rises 14% on strong IFF Business Performance

HONG KONG, 23 March 2017 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’ or together with its subsidiaries, the ‘Group’; Stock Code 636), Asia’s leading logistics service provider, today announced the Group’s annual results for 2016. Group’s Financial Highlights Turnover increased by 14% to HK$24,036 million (2015: HK$21,079 million) Core operating profit increased by 4% to […]

Modal shift and the challenge of city logistics explored at Multimodal

Thousands of supply chain decision makers will hear from the experts at the UK and Ireland’s leading logistics show in Birmingham next month London, UK, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 – Solutions to the growing challenge of city logistics and the need for modal shift will be explored at Multimodal, which takes place from 4th to 6th […]

Kerry Logistics Garners HKIM Market Leadership Award 2016

Hong Kong, 17 March 2017 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’ or the ‘Company’; Stock Code 636.HK), Asia’s leading logistics service provider, has won the Market Leadership in Business Logistics accolade at the HKIM Market Leadership Award (the ‘Award’) 2016 organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing. Entering its second year, the Award […]

Tigers backs programme developing IT skills in South African townships

The programme, run by Ubuntu Education Fund, teaches young adults in Port Elizabeth coding and IT skills to ready them for work Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Thursday, 16th March 2017 – Disadvantaged young adults in South Africa are benefitting from an IT training scheme, launched by Ubuntu Education Fund and supported by Tigers. Thirty students are taking part […]

cargo iq appoints sgs for new audit and certification scheme

Cargo iQ hands the execution of its audit and accreditation procedure to external auditors SGS Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, 15th March 2017 – Cargo iQ has appointed SGS to take on its member Audit and Certification Scheme, working with external auditors for the first time. Members will be audited to demonstrate, through certification, that […]

TIACA announces Miami venue for Air Cargo Forum 2020

Miami, FL, USA, Tuesday, 14th March 2017 – TIACA has announced that its 2020 Air Cargo Forum (ACF) will take place in Miami, Florida, USA, and will be co-located with both Multimodal Americas and Supply Chain Americas. TIACA’s showcase biennial event brings together supply chain decision makers from across the globe for three days of […]

Agency Sector Management’s Peter MacSwiney to co-chair customs Brexit group

Peter MacSwiney, Chairman of ASM, which provides a one-stop software solution and representation for the UK freight-forwarding industry, to lead a Joint Customs Consultative Committee (JCCC) working group looking at the impact of Brexit London, UK, Monday, 13th March, 2017 – Agency Sector Management (ASM)’s chairman Peter MacSwiney was appointed to co-chair the Customs Brexit Group […]

Supply chain group Tigers launches new e-shop marketplace supporting brands entering China

Scalable platform provides flexible solution for SMEs wanting to enter the world’s largest online retail market Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Tuesday, 7th March 2017 – Supply chain group Tigers has launched a new marketplace, called eShop, to support brands entering the rapidly expanding China and Southeast Asia e-commerce markets. The digital marketplace, part of Tigers’ suite of e-commerce […]

TIACA’s Shippers’ Advisory Committee calls for transparency and change in new era of cooperation

Shippers want all sectors of the air cargo supply chain to engage in constructive discussion and embrace new process and new technology. Miami, USA, Tuesday, 28th February 2017 – Change is needed, and all sectors of the air cargo supply chain industry must work together to drive adoption of new technology and greater transparency, according […]

Impact of mega ships and alliances on the customer explored at Multimodal

Shipping trends and latest legislation examined as part of the three-day free-to-attend educational programme London, UK, Tuesday, 28th February 2017 – The impact of mega-ships and alliances on shippers, new regulations affecting container packing, and opportunities created by free trade zones will all be explored during this year’s Multimodal, which takes place from 4th to 6th […]

Change is needed – positioning paper from TIACA’s Shippers’ Advisory Committee

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