• ECS extends cargo GSA network to Dubai

    European Cargo Services (ECS) hasextended its network to the UnitedArab Emirates with the opening of itsown office in Dubai, located in theDubai Airport Free Zone adjacentto the airline and freight forwardingcommunity. Globe Air Cargo FZE is the firstfully-owned ECS...... Read More
  • IAI, Mitsui to form JV for freighter conversions

    Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Bedek Aviation Group and Mitsui & Co have signed a contract to establish a 50:50 joint venture company that will convert B767-300 aircraft from passenger to special freighter configuration. IAI and Mitsui intend to establish...... Read More
  • EUROPE: FastShip issues tender for cargo capacity

    US-based FastShip, Inc., in partnership with industry consultants Triangle Management Services, has issued an open invitation to bid on cargo capacity on a planned new cargo service between the ports of Philadelphia and Cherbourg in France. In a statement,...... Read More
  • Aviapartner Cargo inks deal with AirPart

    Aviapartner Cargo has signed a formalco-operation agreement with Air-Part, a subsidiary company of NurembergAirport, which calls for reciprocalcargo handling services for each other’scustomers. The deal also includes thedevelopment of a close co-operation incommercial and operational matters. Last year, Aviapartner...... Read More
  • Unisys gets major carrier for CPS

    Unisys said that Continental Airlines Cargo is now live on the Unisys-operated Cargo Portal Services (CPS), an electronic booking and shipment management service for the air cargo industry. Continental’s participation in CPS will give the airline’s air cargo clients...... Read More
  • MIDDLE EAST: SkyCargo launches cargo service to Djibouti

    Emirates SkyCargo last month introduced an once-weekly A310-300F freighter service from Dubai to Djibouti, which is Emirates’ 15th African destination. The A310-300F offers a gross payload of 39 tonnes. To Djibouti, Emirates SkyCargo is expecting to carry manufactured and...... Read More
  • Expolanka looks to Africa

    Hong Kong, Dubai, Frankfurt, andMiami might be the typical itineraryof an air cargo executive, but HanifYusoof’s travel plans reveal the verydifferent focus of his company. As president of Sri Lankan-basedconglomerate, Expolanka Group, heplans to visit Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Benin,Togo,...... Read More
  • Air Atlanta’s freighter dilemma

    The Iceland-based ACMI operator is excited to be getting its first B747-400Fs, but does that necessarily mean it is time to retire the -200Fs? Peter Conway analyses the dilemma.... Read More
  • MIDDLE EAST: Dubai DCA starts restructuring

    The Dubai Department of Civil Aviation has commenced implementation of a project to restructure its organisational set up, the Khaleej Times reported. The proposal, which is linked to the Dubai Strategic Plan 2007-2015, was approved late last year by...... Read More
  • FAGSA frustrated by airline silence

    Anti-trust laws are supposed toprevent customers from being manipulatedby collaboration betweensuppliers, but in the airline industry itschief effect seems to be creating a wallof silence on important topics. Such at least seems to be the experienceof FAGSA, the Federation...... Read More