Airports


  • EMA’s 2006 freight up by 4.7%

    East Midlands Airport (EMA) hasreported that its total freight includingtransit cargo was 300,291 tonnes in2006, up 4.7 percent year-on-year – thefirst time ever that EMA’s throughputhas exceeded 300,000 tonnes in a year.Bill Blanchard, cargo developmentmanager of East Midlands Airport,Nottingham,...... Read More
  • Freight Systems group

    The Dubai-based Freight Systems group (FSL) said it has acquiredGerman freight forwarder APC Airand Sea GmbH. The move allows FSLcustomers to track their shipmentsthrough FRESCON, the onlinepurchase order management system.The German company has beenrenamed to Freight Systems GermanyGmbH.... Read More
  • HONG KONG: AAT’s Terminal 2 opens for business

    Asia Airfreight Terminal’s (AAT)state-of-the-art Terminal 2 facility, builtat a cost of HK$1.75 billion, received itsoccupational permit and was declaredpractically completed at the end ofDecember. AAT general manager – planning &services, Nelson Lee said the new truckpark at the four-level...... Read More
  • Nagpur airport all set to take off as cargo hub

    Airport and navigation charges todevelop Nagpur airport into a cargoand passenger hub, the Financial Expressreported. The exemption applies forairlines undertaking cargo operationsto and from the Nagpur airport andextends to both domestic and internationalsectors. According to civil aviation ministerPraful Patel,...... Read More
  • Pemco World Air Services

    Pemco World Air Services has signeda contract with Iceland-based cargooperator, Bluebird Cargo to converttwo B737-400s to freighters in 2007.The conversion will be carried out at STAECO in Jinan, China. The Chinesespecialist previously converted two 737-300s to freighters for Bluebird.... Read More
  • Empost expands courier services

    Empost has expanded its globalreach with the opening of a new serviceto North and South America. Withoperations in Asia, Africa, Europe andnow the Americas, Empost is positioningitself as a leading inter-continentalservice provider in the industry, thepostal organisation said in...... Read More
  • MAHB airport charges lack transparency – IATA

    The International Air TransportAssociation (IATA) has urged the MalaysiaAirports Holdings Bhd (MAHB)and Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport toengage airlines in effective consultationswhen deciding on airport charges, Bernama News Agency reported. IATA said that there had been alack of transparency in...... Read More
  • BA World Cargo

    BA World Cargo has increased thenumber of its short-haul freighter servicesit runs in Europe by 40 percentfollowing a multi-million pound investment.From the end of January 2007,the new schedule in co-operation with DHL, will deliver 45 weekly wide-bodyservices (previously 32...... Read More
  • 500 rural post offices may close

    More than 10 percent of about4,400 privately run post offices undercontract with Japan Post mayclose, according to a survey by thepublic corporation. Of about 24,600post offices nation-wide, some 4,400are run privately mainly in ruralareas, commissioned by Japan Post. The...... Read More
  • DHL to develop RFID for pharma industry

    DHL has developed a new, pioneeringtechnology for the pharmaceuticalindustry that significantly improves themonitoring of temperature-controlledshipments. The new sensor tag is a combinationof temperature sensor and RFID radiochip. It permits continuous monitoringand recording of a pre-definedtemperature range as well as...... Read More