• CHINA: China lacking in logistics professionals: CAS

    China is still lacking in logistics professionalsdespite the rapid expansionof its logistics industry and developmentof training for logistics professionals,Xinhua reported, citing a report by theChinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It is difficult for both domestic andforeign-funded companies to find...... Read More
  • More networking at AFA2007 Conference

    The format of the Air Freight Asia Conference, which was previously structured on two full days of five sessions each, has undergone some changes to give delegates more time for networking. "Based on feedback, which we received after the...... Read More
  • German air cargo handling body formed

    German air cargo handling companies have formed an association to represent common interests toward policy, public authorities and the media. Called VACAD, which stands for the German "Verband der Aircargo Abfertiger Deutschlands" or German air cargo handling agents association...... Read More
  • HONG KONG: Competition for HK terminal project

    Sun Hung Kai Properties and CathayPacific Airways have show interestin contracts to build Hong Kong’sthird air cargo terminal, according tolocal reports quoting the Airport Authorityof Hong Kong Cathay Pacificconfirmed it applied and unnamed sources said that Sun Hung Kai...... Read More
  • Airport CEO to deliver AFA 2007 keynote address

    The keynote address at this year’s Air Freight Asia Conference will be delivered by the recently-appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Airport Authority, Stanley Hui. "As chief executive of Dragonair Airlines for many years, Stanley has been...... Read More
  • HONG KONG: Forwarders can now operate privately in China

    Hong Kong and Macau based airfreightforwarders have been givenapproval to set up jointly-owned orprivately-run businesses on mainlandChina since the end of January, accordingto Logistics Week, citing the ChinaAir Transport Association (CATA). CATA, which is responsible forexamining applications, said over...... Read More
  • Aviapartner wins ramp license at Nice Airport

    Brussels-based European groundhandler, Aviapartner, said it has obtainedan extension of its handlinglicence at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport,for a period of seven years (starting 1January 2007), within the frameworkof a tender process launched in June2006. Aviapartner has been granted afull...... Read More
  • General Atlantic withdraws from EGL deal

    General Atlantic has pulled out of a proposed equity purchase deal with EGL due to an expected shortfall in EGL’s fourth quarter 2006 results. General Atlantic has withdrawn as an equity sponsor from the offer made to acquire all...... Read More
  • The Lufthansa Group

    The Lufthansa Group reported preliminary full-year financial results and said it expects full-year earnings attributable to shareholders to soar nearly 77 percent to 800 million euros (US$1.05 billion) from the 453 million euros net profit posted in 2005. Detailed...... Read More