Air

CEVA makes headway on e-AWB implementation

ceva

Penetration of key air freight digitalisation target exceeds 20% across global network

Asia-Europe air freight boosted by transpacific crunch

IAG cargo

US west-coast surge also affecting capacity and pricing on other markets

Cocaine found hidden in pallet net at Gatwick

Concealed within rope used to secure food imports on flight from Jamaica

West-coast congestion driving sea to air conversion

Already buoyant transpacific air freight market boosted further by US port disruptions

Setback for Air Cargo Global scheduled launch

Second freighter reportedly suffers engine damage prior to launch of regular services

Record October for Cargolux

Highest ever tonnage, revenues and block hours flown by Europe’s largest all-cargo airline

Brussels clears Alitalia-Etihad deal

Airlines set to complete transaction by end of year following clearance from European Commission

Emirates resumes flights to Erbil

Improved security situation allows return of twice-weekly services

Shipper to operate own air cargo terminal in Hanoi

Move late next year said to be part of plans by electronics giant Samsung to streamline its expanding supply chain in Vietnam

Air France-KLM invests in Cairo cool chain

French carrier responds to calls from forwarders for air freight sector to grasp temperature-controlled logistics opportunities

Ceva reports air and ocean market share growth

Company announces restructure into 17 ‘local geographic clusters’

‘Bellwether’ Atlas Air raises expectations

Air freight giant improves profit forecast as demand grows across all regions

IAG Cargo launches time-definite small-shipment service

EuroConnector product promises simple pricing and 24-hour or 48-hour delivery up to 300kg within European network

Air freight rates drop in September

Europe the only origin market with consistently rising prices this year, according to WorldACD

French union calls one-day transport strike

Effects on freight of tomorrow’s national industrial action remain unclear

Advice and Insight

A serious air freight player

Doug Brittin

As TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum kicks off in Seoul, secretary general Doug Brittin outlines the association’s priorities for the year ahead

Reasons to be cheerful

Panalpina’s corporate head of air freight product management, Raoul Wintjes, tells Lloyd’s Loading List.com of significant signs of market improvements although rates are still below pre-crisis levels

Heathrow Airport outlines plans to double cargo capacity

Proposals welcomed as ‘Good news for freight’ by UK’s Freight Transport Association

Cargo ignored in UK airport debate, air freight sector claims

Shippers, forwarders and carriers insist logistics and trade implications must be considered

People

Pall-Ex recruits former Palletline MD

Kevin Buchanan

Kevin Buchanan joins rival as managing director with immediate effect

Panalpina poaches K+N executive for Global Ops role

Main task to be turnaround of loss-making activities

Norbert Dentressangle appoints group HR director to executive board

Ludovic Oster will lead the incorporation of the 5,000-strong US company Jacobson, which ND acquired in August

FedEx Express reshuffles Asia Pacific management

Regional head David Cunningham returns to Memphis HQ to become COO

Have Your Say

Competition implications of 2M and mega-alliances

maersk

Higher vessel utilisation of ultra-large containerships will give participants a strong hand, but improving profitability ‘involves much more’, analysts argue

Driver shortages are no surprise

Robert Jervis, director of freight and logistics exhibition Multimodal, says the profession has lost much of the appeal it once had

Pack it in! We mean it.

TT Club’s risk management director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox, highlights the dangers of badly packed containers and other cargo transport units (CTUs) and welcomes the attention the subject is getting internationally

Drivers can face penalties for illegal immigrants

Concern continues as number of clandestines stowing away in vehicles increases, reports Rothera Dowson solicitors