March 2014

From the Editor

  • Regulatory inequality

    Watching the latest news from the ocean shipping world has got me thinking. I’m struck by the stark inequality between regulations applied to the commercial aviation sector and those applied to the world of ocean shipping.... Read More


Express & Mail

Airports & Ground Handling

Cover Story

  • Emirates SkyCargo continues to fly high

    It is a carrier that by any definition does not fly under the radar. Emirates Airline’s reputation, network, fleet and ambitions – like its national flag-inspired tail livery – are unapologetically big and bold. And if there was any doubt as to its large stature, one only need look at its recent aircraft order which smashed all previous records for its sheer scale. Likewise its cargo division, Emirates SkyCargo, with not only reach and depth, but an uncanny knack of bucking the industry down trend with capacity expansion, cargo growth and profitability. Donald Urquhart reports from Mumbai.... Read More


  • Moderate growth for air cargo in 2013

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full year 2013 figures showing a 1.4 per cent expansion of global freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) for the year compared to 2012.... Read More
  • Asian Leaders Summit 2014

    Leading up to the start of the Singapore Airshow the annual pre-event Asian Leaders Summit kicked off on 10 February with a focus on current aviation industry trends and regulations.... Read More


  • U-Freight adds Sri Lankan forwarder to network

    Hong Kong-headqua r t e red international freight services and logistics group, the U-Freight Group has welcomed the latest agency partner of its global network, Sri Lankan forwarder Care Logistics (PVT) Ltd of Colombo.... Read More
  • Semiconductor industry posts record 2013

    The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide semiconductor sales for 2013 reached US$305.6 billion, the industry’s highest-ever annual total and an increase of 4.8 per cent from 2012.... Read More
  • Turkish forwarder sees e-AWB savings

    Omsan Logistics, a leading Turkish independent freight forwarder, has become one of the first three logistics providers in the country to complete full e-AWB shipments – thanks to the groundbreaking Worldwide Information Network (WIN) connectivity platform. Both IATA and Turkish Airlines have welcomed this important achievement as a significant step forward for SME forwarders.... Read More
  • Aramex announces 2013 financial results

    Amman, Jordan-headquarteredtransport, forwarding and logisticscompany, Aramex, has announced itsfull year financial results for 2013 withnet profits up 14 per cent year-on-yearto AED278 million (US$75.7 million)on the back of AED3.33 billion inrevenue, up eight per cent.... Read More
  • Thailand to flourish as logistics hub under AEC

    The coming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) will strengthen Thailand’s position as a key transport hub for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), according to a study by Solidiance, a business-to-business consultancy.... Read More
  • Norbert Dentressangle reports solid 2013 results

    International transport, logistics andfreight forwarding company, NorbertDentressangle has reported consolidatedrevenues for 2013 of €4.03 billion, up 3.9 per cent compared to 2012.... Read More
  • DHL, IMG Fashion team up to promote designers

    DHL, along with IMG Fashion, announced the launch of a new programme – DHL Exported – to support the fashion industry worldwide.... Read More
  • Goodman builds Chongqing facility for Yunda

    Goodman Group, the global integrated property group which owns, develops and manages industrial space, has signed an agreement to develop a 46,700 sqm builtto- suit facility for Yunda Express in Chongqing, Western China.... Read More
  • Panalpina adds telecoms manufacturing services

    Panalpina, one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL) has added Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS) to its operations for an unspecified, but “important global” telecoms customer in Brazil.... Read More
  • DHL taps ‘big data’ for risk mitigation

    Global logistics company DHL, is tapping ‘big data’ for the early detection of potential risks in supply chains. With the launch of ‘Resilience360’, an instrument for supply chain risk management enabled by big data analytics, DHL said it can provide its customers with an overview of potential disruptions of their individual supply chains. Further applications coming out of its big data trend report such as the ‘DHL Parcel Volume Prediction’ model or ‘DHL Geovista’ are currently being piloted.... Read More


  • Cargo Service Center leverages service model

    For Cargo Service Center (CSC) India Pvt Ltd, its been a evolutionary road that has seen it acquire substantial experience in cargo handling and ultimately led it to what appears to be the verge of sweet spot in the sector. Donald Urquhart reports from Mumbai.... Read More
  • Validation to meet ACC3 progressing well

    With the European Union’s ACC3 cargo security rules fast approaching the 1 July validation deadline, carriers and airports are scrambling to obtain the necessary certification, or face a ban from EU airports.... Read More
  • E-commerce set to take off in India

    With an increasing number of Indians making purchases online the e-commerce market is growing rapidly and along with it the fortunes of the air cargo sector.... Read More
  • Pharma forum identifies supply chain issues

    The need for information sharing in order to manage pharma and life science shipments throughout their transportation was one of the key conclusions of the Pharma Shippers’ Forum organised and co-hosted by Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, as part of this year’s Air Cargo India event in Mumbai.... Read More

Belly Ache

  • The Phantom of the North Atlantic.

    This week’s Belly Ache focuses on a topic quite unrelated to air cargo, but we’re confident you will agree it is an item that is so fantastical it will surely be made into Hollywood movie at some point! After all, it has all the components of a ‘great’ box office hit – ghostly mystery, intrigue and of course an essential ingredient... cannibal rats!... Read More

IT & Equipment

  • Blu Logistics goes ‘in-house’ with CargoSphere

    CargoSphere, a cloud-based global rate management solution and confidential Rate Mesh network for the ocean and air transportation and logistics industries, has announced the completion of Blu Logistics’ integration with CargoSphere’s freight rate management solution.... Read More
  • Nordisk delivers 4,300 light-weight ULDs to SIA

    AAR’s Nordisk Aviation Products has completed delivery of more than 4,300 light-weight air cargo containers to Singapore Airlines (SIA), which will help the airline save a minimum of 77,600 kg on its unit load device (ULD) fleet.... Read More
  • CHAMP Cargosystems launches CargoUpdate

    Furthering its investments in core systems and information exchange platforms, including Traxon in 2011, CHAMP is focused on providing further industry integration tools with CargoUpdate, a portal designed for airlines and GSAs to easily publish and disseminate operational and news announcements to the global air cargo community.... Read More
  • Air Astana selects CHAMP Cargosystems

    Kazakhstan-based Air Astana has recently signed a contract for the implementation of CHAMP Cargosystems’ Cargospot Airline and Cargospot Revenue.... Read More
  • AmSafe Bridport extends partnership with K+N

    AmSafe Bridport today announced the extended, ongoing contract with Kuehne + Nagel to deliver precise logistical support for the DuPont Tyvek Air Cargo Thermal Cover, which AmSafe Bridport distributes to its increasing number of European pharmaceutical customers.... Read More
  • SkyCargo approves SENTRY FlightSafe tracking

    OnAsset Intelligence, a market leader in air cargo tracking solutions, announced that its SENTRY FlightSafe monitoring and tracking device has been approved by Emirates SkyCargo for carriage on its flights.... Read More
  • Envirotainer opens Dùsseldorf service station

    As part of its continued network expansion, Envirotainer has opened a new Service Station in Dùsseldorf to ensure the quality and availability of its temperature-controlled air cargo containers for customers shipping pharmaceutical and healthcare products from the region.... Read More
  • Envirotainer opens new Sweden competence centre

    Alongside its expansion into new markets, Envirotainer – a global leader in temperature-controlled air transportation for pharmaceuticals – has opened a new competence centre, R&D and production facility in Rosersberg, outside Stockholm.... Read More