• France’s La Poste reports profit for 2006

    French national postal operator LaPoste said it will record a 700 millioneuros net profit in 2006, up by about25 percent on the figure of 557 millioneuros for 2005. La Poste noted that its balancesheet would be hit by an...... Read More
  • Schenker-Seino, BAX Global merge in Japan

    Schenker-Seino Co. and BAX GlobalJapan K.K. said they have completedthe merger between the two organisations.The combined company operatesunder the name Schenker-Seino Co.,Ltd, which will have about 460 employeesat 23 locations throughout Japan. Both companies have been active inthe Japanese...... Read More
  • MIDDLE EAST: DHL completes Dubai hub refurbishment

    Following extensive growth in thelocal and regional express and logisticssector, DHL recently consolidated itslong-term commitment to the UAE withthe completion of an AED 3.5m refurbishmentproject at its Dubai Hub. Located at the heart of terminaltwo in Dubai International Airport,the...... Read More
  • Airbus confirms orders for A330-200F

    Airbus has been given the go-aheadfor the industrial launch of the A330-200 Freighter and confirmed that GuggenheimAviation Partners, FlyingtonFreighters and Intrepid Leasing havesigned orders for a total of 32 AirbusA330-200 Freighters. US-based Guggenheim AviationPartners acting on behalf of one...... Read More
  • Icelandair picks SGS for ground handling

    Icelandair has signed an agreementwith SAS Ground Services (SGS) forground handling. It covers services atthe airports at Oslo and Bergen in Norwayand Stockholm and Gothenburg inSweden. De-icing service at Oslo airportis also included. The new contract together with SGS’current...... Read More
  • BANGLADESH: GMG airlines eyes Malaysia service

    GMG Airlines sees Malaysia as agateway to expand into other internationalmarkets, according to commercialinternational operations directorVirendra Nautiyal. GMG Airlines currently has five aircraftand plans to add two more nextyear. It will use two MD 82s, each with35.5 cubic metres...... Read More
  • 100% screening feasible, says handler

    100 percent screening of air cargois perfectly feasible and would be amore sensible system than the currentKnown Shipper system, according toOlivier Bijaoui, president and CEO ofWorldwide Flight Services (WFS), theworld’s largest cargo handler. Speaking in response to the 10January...... Read More
  • THAILAND: THAI Cargo, Customs use e-customs

    THAI Cargo and Thai Customs Departmentsaid they have started usingthe e-customs system in the CustomsFree Zone at Suvarnabhumi Airportsince January 1. In a statement they said that Customsformality and service time hasbeen reduced from an average of threehours to...... Read More
  • FedEx upgrades India presence

    FedEx Corp last month upgradedIndia from a country within a regionto a full region in its own right, theEconomic Times reported. FedExpreviously had five regions, each withits own vice president. These regions were the US, Canada,EMEA (Europe, Middle East,...... Read More
  • SLFFA disturbed by new DMS standards

    The freight forwarding industry andshippers in Sri Lanka have expressedserious concerns about the attemptsby the Director of Merchant Shipping,(DMS) to regulate the industry usinglow standards and hastily drafted legislation. Freight forwarders in Sri Lanka,whose representative body, the SriLanka Freight...... Read More