July 2014


Airports & Ground Handling

  • Athens cargo handlers work hand-in-hand

    An important charter consignment of100 tonnes of telecom cables was recentlyexported from Athens International Airport(AIA) destined for Siemens in Maputo,Mozambique.... Read More
  • Brussels puts cargo head in the cloud

    Brussels Airport, with the support from the local government, the local chamber of commerce and Nallian, are launching a unique platform which will enable the various players at BRUcargo to securely exchange information.... Read More
  • Abu Dhabi posts 16.6% rise in April cargo

    Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a 16.6per cent jump in cargo handling to 60,059tonnes in April, compared to 51,511tonnes in the same month of 2013.... Read More
  • WFS partners Transglobal in Nairobi

    Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed an agreement with Transglobal Cargo Centre in Kenya to take over the full management, operation and business development of Transglobal’s fresh produce and cargo terminal at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.... Read More
  • PACTL obtains TAPA certification

    Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd (PACTL) has successfully gained certification according to the Freight Security Requirements (FSR) of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA).... Read More
  • ACI data points to cargo momentum in April

    Air freight markets continue to gain steam with the overall improvements in world trade and recovery in global demand, according to the latest data from the Airports Council International (ACI).... Read More
  • Novosibirsk joins World Cargo Airports Alliance

    Joining founders, Zhengzhou (China) and Frankfurt-Hahn (Germany) airports, Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport has become a member of the World Cargo Airports Alliance (WCAA).... Read More
  • LAN plans $20m MIA maintenance facility

    LAN CARGO, the cargo affiliate of LATAM Airlines Group, will build a US$20 million fleet maintenance facility at Miami International Airport where the carrier currently has its cargo headquarters.... Read More
  • Heathrow sees strong cargo growth in May

    Heathrow reports a strong growth in cargo traffic in May, up 6.9 per cent overall, with Mexico increasing 54 per cent, China increasing 38 per cent and Brazil increasing 21 per cent.... Read More
  • 24 Indian airports up for cargo development

    Highlighting the importance of air cargo infrastructure in the country, India’s Secretary for Civil Aviation, Ashok Lavasa, directed that plans are to be drawn up to develop domestic cargo terminals throughout the country in sync with the Government’s plan for development of domestic air cargo facilities and development of a national logistics network for faster movement of cargo goods.... Read More
  • Frankfurt sees 6.9% cargo growth in May

    In May 2014, Fraport AG’s Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base saw cargo throughput (airfreight and airmail) advance by 6.9 per cent to 185,626 tonnes.... Read More

IT & Equipment

Cover Story

  • MNCs in China: End of the ‘golden age’?

    European companies are losing confidence in China’s potential for their business as a “a new sober reality” permeates their thinking, according to the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China’s Business Confidence Survey for 2014. The annual survey presented the most pessimistic view of doing business in China, in the survey’s 10 year history. By Donald Urquhart... Read More

Express & Mail

GSA/GSSA Supplement

  • GSA sector still developing in Asia

    Although the general sales agents (GSA) industry in Hong Kong is developing, it is not as popular as in western countries, such as in Europe, says Johnson Ma, general manager of Antares International, which is the Hong Kong GSA of American Airlines Cargo. Wong Joon San has the story.... Read More
  • ECS Group foresees big boost from ASEAN

    Even as air freight continues to grow – ever so slowly – yields remain weak largely due to excess capacity. It is in such conditions that many carriers around the world want to focus on their core activity – transporting cargo and passengers – and reduce operating costs making it an ideal market for GSAs. For the ECS Group, the coming Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic community will also herald significant changes for the market. Manfred Singh reports.... Read More
  • Global reach with the right people is key: ALG

    The future for GSAs is bright according to Stephen Dawkins, COO and Founder of Air Logistics Group (ALG). Tough times see airlines increasing their outsourcing in a bid to cut costs and share risk which bodes well for GSA/GSSAs such as Dawkins who have the global reach and experienced people on the local ground. Michael Mackey reports.... Read More
  • ATC growing by leaps and bounds

    Ingo Zimmer CEO of ATC Aviation is a remarkably confident man given the generally weak state of the air cargo markets. “Recently I am very much positive and I am not feeling threatened by market conditions,” he said in a phone interview with Payload Asia. Michael Mackey has the story.... Read More

Belly Ache

  • Fail

    It could be, as one of our colleagues pointed out, that we’ve neglected to take our medication again.... Read More