November 2014

From the Editor


Express & Mail

  • Blue Dart makes inroads into Bhilwara

    Blue Dart, a Mumbai-based express air and integrated transportation, distribution and logistics company and part of the DP DHL Group, has opened a 280 sqm centre in Bhilwara, Rajasthan.... Read More
  • FedEx breaks ground on Copenhagen facility

    FedEx Express officially ‘broke ground’ at the site of its new gateway facility at Copenhagen Airport with completion slated for end of 2015.... Read More
  • IJS Global, CTi sign strategic partnership

    IJS Global has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with CTi – Control Towers International to operate its worldwide Time Critical network services to the aerospace industry where time-sensitive deliveries are a vital part of the production, manufacturing and distribution cycle. CTi – headquartered in Amsterdam in The Netherlands – will manage the process through its international network.... Read More

Airports & Ground Handling

  • PACTL continues above average growth

    Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) has achieved year-on-year tonnage growth of 20.3 per cent, reaching a total of 134,322 tonnes of freight in September.... Read More
  • Dùsseldorf grows belly cargo and charters

    As Germany’s third biggest airport continues to grow in belly hold cargo with 5.3 per cent January until September 2014 compared to the previous year, Dùsseldorf Airport has also seen rising cargo charter flights.... Read More
  • Schiphol maintains cargo growth through Q3

    Cargo tonnage through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has continued its positive trend for the third quarter of 2014, up 6.7 per cent on the same period of 2013, and 8.1 per cent for the year-todate.... Read More
  • Virgin begins Hartsfield-Jackson service

    Virgin Atlantic will begin operating its first ever flights into the world’s busiest airport starting on Sunday, 26 October having received one of Delta Air Lines’ three daily services to Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport.... Read More
  • Abu Dhabi sees 9.6% Sept cargo growth

    Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a9.6 per cent increase in cargo activity with handling rising to 67,881 tonnes in September compared to a year earlier.... Read More
  • Korean renews contract with LUG

    South Korea’s leading cargo carrier,Korean Air Cargo, a member of theSkyTeam Cargo Alliance, has extended the cooperation with LUG aircargo handling at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA)for a further five years to 2019.... Read More
  • SkyCargo’s trucking gives Dubai multimodal boost

    With the move of its freighters to DWC, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has strengthened the link between Dubai International and DWC, through its trucking operations, reinforcing the city’s multi-model logistics capability as a growing and popular global cargo hub.... Read More
  • WFS takes fi rst step into Latin America

    Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has taken its first step into the Latin America ground handling market by acquiring a controlling shareholding in Orbital Group, one of Brazil’s leading providers of ramp, passenger and airport security services.... Read More
  • Sheremetyevo launches cold chain facility

    Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport’s temperature-controlled infrastructure was enhanced at ‘Cargo complex Sheremetyevo’ in support of AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ (ABC) new B747F services from Basel in Switzerland, the home of many world’s leading life sciences organisations.... Read More
  • Changi numbers down across the board in Sept

    Singapore Changi Airport registered 147,800 tonnes of airfreight in September, 2.7 per cent lower than a year before.... Read More

IT & Equipment

Cover Story

  • Cherries to China: A new trade lane blossoms

    MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) and China’s Ningbo Lishe International Airport (NGB) look set to fi nally see the fruition of their efforts at creating a new unique perishables trade route. The two secondary airports, supported by government trade bodies teamed up to match shippers and buyers between China and Latin America in early 2012 and have fi nally secured the missing piece of the puzzle – an air cargo carrier. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More


  • Raya Airways takes flight from former Transmile

    With a massively trimmed route network and a realistic growth plan, Malaysia’s newest cargo carrier, Raya Airways - the rebranded Transmile Air Services now under new ownership and management - looks set for a much brighter and smoother flight path than its former incarnation. Donald Urquhart reports.... Read More


  • DHL Forwarding eschews air for sea and rail

    DHL Global Forwarding, a leading provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia, has launcheda multimodal service linking Japan to its existing rail solution from China to Europe.... Read More
  • Panalpina cautious on market outlook

    Highlighting increasing political uncertainties and trouble spots around the world, Swiss-based international freight forwarding and logistics group Panalpina offered a cautious market outlook as it presented its third-quarter results suggesting that although there was no evidence yet of volumes weakening, forwarding margins are expected to remain under pressure.... Read More
  • LOT AMS partners with K+N

    LOT AMS, a provider of products andservices related to aircraft maintenance,has awarded Kuehne + Nagel (K+N)with a new supply chain managementcontract.... Read More
  • K+N breaks ground on Singapore facility

    Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has launched the construction of a build-to-suit (BTS) logistics centre in the west of Singapore.... Read More
  • UTi opens new Southampton, UK facility

    Global supply chain services andsolutions company, UTi Worldwide Inc.,recently opened a combined FreightForwarding and Contract Logisticsfacility located in Southampton, UnitedKingdom.... Read More
  • SEKO invests in Metakinetic for e-commerce

    SEKO Logistics has acquired an equity stake in full service e-commerce agency, Metakinetic, in the company’s latest move to provide a complete solution for growing retailers.... Read More
  • BDP integrates India partner

    BDP International, Inc. (BDP) and its partner in India since 2008, Unique Global Logistics Ptl Ltd (UGL), have announced the integration of UGL into BDP’s operations in a move which will strengthen BDP’s presence in India.... Read More
  • Agility to handle Singapore art logistics

    Agility Fairs & Events will move and install thousands of paintings, sculptures and other artworks as official freight forwarder and onsite logistics handler at the first-ever Singapore Art Fair later this month.... Read More
  • CEVA boosts Vietnam presence

    CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, announced its expanded presence in Vietnam with a new CEVA Logistics branch offi ce in Hanoi, located at Cau Giay District.... Read More
  • Menlo Logistics undertakes rebranding

    US-based Menlo Logistics, the US$1.5 billion global logistics and supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc.... Read More


  • YEG: A growing force to be reckoned with

    It may not immediately strike a chord with many people, but the northern city of Edmonton in Canada’s western province of Alberta has been quietly growing its economy, based largely, but not exclusively on the oil and gas industry and this has been a windfall for the airport’s cargo group which is celebrating fi ve years of uninterrupted growth. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More
  • Boeing (still) bullish on freighters

    Boeing projects air cargo traffic will grow at an annual rate of 4.7 per cent over the next 20 years, with global air freight traffic expected to more than double by 2033.... Read More
  • Delta optimistic on continuing market upswing

    Delta Cargo, like so many others, clocked a quiet first half of 2014 but noted an upswing in September and is optimistic the market that is currently “trending positively” in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa will continue into 2015, said Eric Wilson, director – asia cargo sales. Michael Mackey has the story.... Read More
  • Calgary scores Cathay maindeck service

    The Calgary Airport Authority has welcomed the arrival of Cathay Pacific’s B747-8 Freighter to Calgary.... Read More
  • AA Cargo focuses on a quality-imbued future

    Monday 20 October was quite simply, “a historic day” for American Airlines Cargo – historic as American Airlines Cargo president Jim Butler observed, not simply because American Airlines and US Airways reached a major milestone in their merger as the two cargo divisions combine under a single air waybill as one combined network, but also because it occurred in less than a year after the union of the two carriers. By Manfred Singh.... Read More
  • Miami continues growth with one eye on belly

    Miami International Airport (MIA) which has grown at a steady if unspectacular clip this year is preparing to add something different to its already strong intra-American position. Michael Mackey has the story.... Read More
  • Rickenbacker cargo business bustling

    It has been a busy year at Ohio’s Rickenbacker International Airport which is eagerly anticipating more of the same for 2015. Michael Mackey reports.... Read More

Belly Ache

  • Get Siri-ous!

    Aww, betrayed by Siri. And here we were thinking that Siri was our best gal-pal, our confidante, our listening ear, our sage advisor, there for us in the good times and the bad times and dare we say… maybe even our virtual girlfriend (well for at least one of the more depraved Belly Achers.... Read More