Air

Hong Kong export surge continues

Hong Kong International Airport

Air freight volumes up 5.2% from world’s largest cargo airport

Confidence rising among European freight forwarders

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Logistics providers expect improved volumes across all transport modes in October and November, according to Dankse Bank Markets index

Heathrow sells Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports

Operator raises £1 billion to invest in UK’s biggest air hub

Volga-Dnepr delivers helicopters for emergency UN ebola mission

Complex cargo to Sierra Leone required loading plan specially developed for the carriage of rotor-wing machines

EXCLUSIVE: Air freight expecting ‘short and heavy’ peak season

Predicted September surge fails to materialise, with many customers adopting 'wait and see' approach to charters

Cargolux launches fourth Zhengzhou frequency

Airline confirmed plans to eventually increase its B747-8F flights to central China airport to multiple daily

IAG Cargo boosts Madrid-Santiago capacity

Three additional frequencies to provide support during peak season

Air freight up 5.8% in August

International freight volumes rise by 7.5%, with growth in all regions except Latin America, ACI reports

DHL launches air freight capacity initiatives as market tightens

Rising rates due to shortfalls in uplift prompt group’s Global Forwarding division to secure long-term deals on busiest lanes

Menlo extends Amsterdam footprint

Logistics firm responds to significant increased demand from key hi-tech customer

EXCLUSIVE: Air freight faces major security technology challenge

US Customs’ pilot indicates advance filing is relatively easy, but receiving and responding to return instructions requires significant reconfiguration

Lufthansa Cargo to operate all flights despite strike

Carrier brings forward two freighter departures to bypass industrial action

TIACA rolls out air freight training programme

Second ‘Professional Development Workshop’ scheduled for February in Johannesburg following successful pilot in Amsterdam

WFS buys into Brazil market

Acquisition of Orbital is French handling group’s first foray in Latin America and intended as a platform for cargo expansion

Regulators pledge to collaborate over air cargo security

WCO and ICAO promise to seek synergies and avoid duplication between supply chain partners at TIACA conference opening

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

Kuehne + Nagel appoints new head of contract logistics

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Gianfranco Sgro is currently regional COO of a major automotive supplier

IJS Global recruits pharma executive to its healthcare unit

Former head of global logistics and distribution at Shire Pharmaceuticals becomes forwarding and logistics group’s UK Director for Healthcare Service Solutions

Alliance appoints WGS Cape Town as reciprocal agency

UK forwarder says South Africa market ‘needs a shake-up, with complacency rife’

Buffaload Logistics appoints national transport manager

Brian Lafferty joins UK company expected to double in size over next four years

Have Your Say

Pack it in! We mean it.

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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

Business as usual in Scotland says BIFA

Following the decision by Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom, the trade association that represents freight forwarders throughout the UK, says that it is business as usual

The changing face of logistics operators’ liability

Andrew Kemp, general manager (EMEA) for leading freight transport insurer TT Club, examines the varied and complex liabilities that logistics companies are facing in the light of the fast-changing supply chain services that they are offering their customers