• KOREA: Calgary woos Asian shippers

    Calgary Airport is trying to enticeSamsung, LG and other Asian manufacturersto set up distribution centres onairport, as part of its plans to cementits existing transpacific freighter servicefrom Asiana. Any companies interestedcould be accommodated in a 90,000square metre airside building,...... Read More
  • AMERICA: Atlas profit down

    Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo parentAtlas Air Worldwide Holdingsreported profit of US$59.8 million for2006 – down 19.1 percent from $73.9million earned in the prior year, onan 8.6 percent decrease in revenue to$1.48 billion. But Atlas reported a 66.2...... Read More
  • JAPAN: Boeing to manage NCA’s spare-parts supply

    Boeing said it will manage a significantportion of Nippon CargoAirlines’ spare-parts inventory under a programme designed to improve sparepartsavailability for the freight carrierwhile reducing operating costs. Under the Integrated MaterialsManagement (IMM) programme,Boeing and other suppliers will ownaircraft parts that...... Read More
  • AFRICA: EC lifts ban on cargo airline

    Ugandan-registered DAS Air Cargohas been cleared to resume Europeanoperations having been removed fromthe European Commission’s list ofbanned airlines. The ban, which was imposed lastOctober, has been lifted as a result ofDAS taking action to improve safety. The carrier, which...... Read More
  • HONGKONG: AAT Terminal 2 Opening Ceremony

    AAT celebrated the opening of itshighly anticipated Terminal 2 (T2)at Hong Kong International Airport(HKIA) at a ceremony officiated by theSecretary for Economic Developmentand Labour, Stephen Ip and the chiefexecutive officer of Airport AuthorityHong Kong, Stanley Hui. The HK$1.75 billion...... Read More
  • Pilots strike over Europe Airpost sale

    Pilots and ground staff at Europe Airpost were on strike last month following news that France’s La Poste is to sell the mail, cargo and passenger airline. The strike caused delays to night post and, during the day, passenger...... Read More
  • Siemens wins handling systems orders

    Siemens said it has won orders worth more than 16 million euros for the supply of baggage and cargo handling systems in the United Arab Emirates. The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) has been awarded the contract...... Read More
  • INDONESIA: Cebu Pacific opens Manila-Jakarta service

    Manila-based Cebu Pacific haslaunched direct flight from Manilato Jakarta, starting with three weeklyflights. The new service makes the carrierthe first to offer direct flights onthe route. With this service CEB is trying to setapart its rival, Philippine Airlines, whichhas...... Read More
  • Indian postal department to use RFID

    If all goes well, the Indian postal department (DoP) will be the first organisation to use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for its express parcels and logistics posts, the Financial Express reported. To realise its ambition, the department proposes...... Read More
  • Lufthansa to provide cargo handling

    Lufthansa Cargo said it has set up a company to provide freight handling services for itself as well as for airfreight forwarders. The new Handling Counts GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo, will begin operating initially at the...... Read More