August 2008

Cover Story

  • TNT Express taps new markets

    With its European network fully integrated and optimised, TNT Express is looking to enter into alliances with other air cargo carriers as it turns its focus to expansion in key developing markets around the world. Donald Urquhart reports from Liege, Belgium.... Read More

From the Editor

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Ground Handling


  • China Post expands across Asia-Pac

    As Chinese companies continue to invest overseas to expand their businesses, their activity is opening up numerous opportunities for Chinese third party logistics (3PLs) providers. Wong Joon San reports.... Read More


Express & Mail




  • Air France-KLM takes surcharge lead

    Air France KLM Cargo have unveiled a new fuel surcharge mechanism that represents a major paradigm shift in what has become an industry bone of contention for both the shippers/forwarding community, as well as the carriers themselves. Donald Urquhart reports from Paris.... Read More
  • Aeroflot 'right-sized' for the MD-11

    With major domestic and international expansion plans Aeroflot Cargo is confident it made the right choice in the MD-11 aircraft to fuel this strategy, despite not being the most fuel efficient aircraft in the increasingly expensive skies. Donald Urquhart reports from Hahn, Germany.... Read More




  • Saudi Arabian expands cargo

    Founded in 1945, Saudi Arabian Airlines started operations with just a single DC-3, but today, it has become not only one of the largest Middle East airlines, but it is also one of the largest cargo operators in that region with even more plans to expand its cargo operations.... Read More
  • Emirates' Cargo Mega Terminal

    The story of air freight handling in Dubai is as much about the rapid growth of the country as a whole as it is about Emirates Airlines' dramatic rise and a new air cargo terminal for SkyCargo is merely a temporary breather in the country's race to build the world's largest airport and logistics centre. Donald Urquhart reports.... Read More
  • A 'hot summer' for Royal Jordanian

    Although fuel prices have been rocketing, Royal Jordanian has seen growing demand at all its 55 destinations this year, because of its recently acquired modern fleet of aircraft, the electronic systems that it has fitted to upgrade its services and a host of other measures it has taken to combat rising fuel prices.... Read More
  • Emirates may ditch A310Fs early

    Emirates is considering retiring its three A310 freighters early, because of the high fuel prices, according to its divisional senior vice president for cargo, Ram Menen. Peter Conway reports.... Read More
  • Small carrier, big vision

    The air cargo growth driver in the Middle East, which as a region recorded 10.7 per cent airfreight growth in the first five months of 2008, is undoubtedly the rapid infrastructure expansion, according to Des Vertannes, Etihad Airways' executive vice president cargo. Wong Joon San has the story.... Read More