April 2008

Cover Story

  • Agility turns focus to China expansion

    Fresh from a massive management restructuring and having invested heavily in its India operations, global logistics provider Agility - already well positioned in China - is now intensifying its focus on the mammoth Mainland market. Wong Joon San reports.... Read More

From the Editor





  • Tianjin~ The next big thing

    While much of the world¡¯s attention is focused on Beijing¡¯s new US$3 billion airport terminal, the rise of another airport some 100 km to the southeast is quietly picking up steam and attracting the likes of Lufthansa and Korean Air. Donald Urquhart reports.... Read More


  • BA hopes for end to Heathrow hassle

    The long overdue Terminal Five expansion to London's Heathrow airport is finally open, holding out the promise of on-time flights and reduced lost luggage, but cargo looks to gain little from the development. Peter Conway reports.... Read More

Ground Handling

IT & Equipment


  • Fasten your seat belts, turbulence ahead

    As the global air industry begins to lose altitude after a profitable 2007, the chief of industry association IATA renews his attack on what he sees as the impediments to financial sustainability of the industry ¨C the triumvirate of the bilateral system, restrictive national ownership rules and attitude of competition authorities. Donald Urquhart r... Read More


  • Delta Airlines Cargo~ Back in business

    US carrier Delta Airlines is a founding member of the Skyteam Alliance, which following the demise of the WOW cargo alliance, has the only successful cargo alliance in the world in the form of the SkyTeam Cargo alliance. But for the new head of Delta Cargo not everything that the cargo partners have decided in the past, is cast in stone. Nol van Fe... Read More



Belly Ache


  • China boom sees UPS upping capacity

    Undeterred by the US-led economic slow-down, UPS like its competitors, has its sights set on the dynamic China market and the up-and-coming India market to fuel growth for the company. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More
  • Fedex growing with Asia

    A new chapter is about to open for Fedex in Asia, one that underscores the express company's success in Asia that had its humble beginnings with a small hub in Japan and a network inherited from its purchase of the Flying Tiger Line. Donald Urquhart reports.... Read More
  • Air HK enhances regional air network

    Due to the rapid increase in regional trade, Air Hong Kong has expanded its airfreight capacity between Hong Kong and Manila as well as to Beijing for its principal customer DHL, with plans for more services as demand rises. Wong Joon San reports.... Read More
  • A sharp Dart for DHL

    With a strong and well-established presence in China through its longstanding joint venture with Sinotrans, a joint venture with Cathay Pacific and Air Hong Kong and most recently the announcement of a new US$175 million Shanghai hub, the global express giant is now focusing on building up its existing presence in India. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More
  • TNT hits the road in Asia

    For Dutch express company TNT, the roadmap for tapping the dynamic growth of China and the Southeast Asian region, quite literally points to the road. A new Asian strategy based on an integrated road and air network is already paying early dividends. Donald Urquhart reports.... Read More