December 2014 – January 2015

From the Editor

  • Celebrating excellence

    This issue we are very pleased to bring you coverage of the Payload Asia Awards 2014, which saw months of preparation, nomination, voting and judging, culminating in a gala evening of fine wine and food, great networking and camaraderie, not forgetting the awards giving of course.... Read More

IT & Equipment

  • IBS’ MRO software gains traction in Japan

    All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, has opted for IBS’ iFlight MRO Aircraft Simulator Maintenance solution that will allow ANA to ensure that the various aircraft training equipment including the simulators are maintained and kept ready for operational training of its staff.... Read More
  • Air France Cargo turns to CHEP for repair

    Air France Cargo has appointed CHEP Aerospace Solutions to repair its fleet of cargo containers, pallets and horse boxes at Paris Charles de Gaulle and dollies at Paris Orly airport over the next three years.... Read More


Airports & Ground Handling

Express & Mail


  • Intra-Asia growth altering networks: AAPA

    Intra-Asia cargo flows of which Asia is the end-market are growing to the extent that it is causing a shift in the structure of networks, as well as fueling growing investment in ground-based logistics across the region, according to Andrew Herdman, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). Donald Urquhart reports from Tokyo.... Read More

Belly Ache

  • Nut-rageous!

    Oh this story is just too good of an opportunity to pass up on! It’s the kind of thing the Belly Ache gang lives for! By now surely all of you have at least heard of the debacle at Korean Air over some humble nuts (well as far as nuts go, Macadamia nuts are probably a bit more noble than the common peanut, but we digress) and a certain, less-than-humble Korean Airline employee!... Read More


  • WTO reaches historic trade accord

    Ending months of deadlock, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) recently reached an historic agreement – the first major pact reached by WTO members since the multilateral trade body came into existence in 1995 – approving a framework for implementation of a global pact for easing customs norms after acceding to India’s demand to remove constraints on food stockpiling.... Read More
  • Menlo continues Asian growth strategy

    Citing ongoing, significant growth in what it classifies as the South Asia region in 2014, Menlo Logistics is targeting an increased presence in India and Thailand while adding to its portfolio supply chain services for two major new industry verticals as key opportunities for 2015.... Read More
  • SuperGroup opts to consolidate with CEVA

    CEVA Logistics has been awardeda long term contract to provide freightmanagement services to SuperGroup,owner of famous fashion brands includingSuperDry.... Read More
  • Schenker sues, hopeful of negotiated settlement

    Schenker AG, is seeking damages estimated at US$2.5 billion — approximately $370 million in the US and $2.19 billion in Germany including interest — from air cargo carriers that have already been found guilty by the US Department of Justice, the European Commission and other international authorities for operating a global pricefixing cartel.... Read More
  • CEVA leading on e-AWB implementation

    CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, has reached 20.4 per cent e-AWB penetration across its global business, placing it firmly among the leaders in e-AWB implementation.... Read More
  • UTi forms China automotive partnership

    UTi Worldwide Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with Beijing Changjiu Logistics Co., Ltd., to serve the logistics requirements of global automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and suppliers in the booming automotive market in China.... Read More
  • Goodman to develop Best Nanjing hub

    Goodman Group has announced it has secured a brownfield site in the Nanjing Jiangning Economic and Technology Development Zone, with the site to be named Goodman Nanjing Airport Logistics Centre.... Read More
  • DB Schenker opens Brisbane cold facility

    DB Schenker has opened a new freight forwarding facility in Queensland, Australia to handle dry and perishable freight.... Read More
  • UPS enhances cryogenic logistics

    UPS has announced the launch of UPS Temperature True Cryo, which further broadens the scope of UPS temperaturesensitive shipping offerings to include cryogenic solutions for UPS healthcare customers.... Read More
  • K+N opens Sydney logistics centre

    Kuehne + Nagel has extended its logistics infrastructure in Greater Sydney to meet the growing demand for end-to-end logistics solutions.... Read More
  • Rhenus sets up own entity in Vietnam

    German logistics services provider Rhenus is in the process of establishing a wholly-owned company in Vietnam after the country relaxed foreign ownership rules earlier this year to allow majority holdings with one hundred per cent foreign investment.... Read More
  • Goodman gains two customers in Tianjin

    The Goodman Group, a global integrated property group which owns, develops and manages industrial space, has signed new lease agreements with two leading global logistics companies - DSV Global Transport and Logistics (DSV) and Sankyu Group (Sankyu) – for a combined 18,994 sqm at Goodman Xiqing Logistics Park in Tianjin, China.... Read More
  • DHL commits €218m for China logistics

    DHL Supply Chain (DSC), the world largest contract logistics provider, has said it will commit a further €113 million in China which comes on the back of €105 million that was committed in 2013, bringing the total committed to €218 million.... Read More

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