Courier & Mail


  • SRI LANKA: SriLankan Cargo launches Jeddah flight

    SriLankan Cargo has launched a twice weekly service to Jeddah. Perishable goods and construction-related cargo exporters in South Asia and the Far East now have access to a third Saudi Arabian city, with SriLankan Cargo starting theservice. The first...... Read More
  • Malaysia Airlines

    Malaysia Airlines and TransaeroAirlines have launched a partnershipto develop Moscow Domodedovo-KualaLumpur service. Russia’s Transaero willoperate the route with a 767-300 withMAS as a code-share partner.... 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
  • Unisys develops new LMS for air freight

    Unisys said that it is developing a next-generation version of its Logistics Management System (LMS), which is used by many major air carriers to process approximately 25 percent of the world’s air freight. The enhancements will include new services...... 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
  • Air France Cargo

    Air France Cargo will receive the first of three converted B747-400 freighters in June, with the second and third in August and November. The aircraft, which were originally combis, will replace the airline’s fleet of B747-200Fs.... Read More
  • SRI LANKA: SriLankan Cargo sets new freight record

    SriLankan Cargo set a new record for handling of freight at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport in 2006 with a total of 167,289 tonnes, an increase of 4.48 percent over the previous calendar year. Nalin Rodrigo, head of SriLankan Cargo,...... Read More
  • AUSTRALIA: Toll Holdings buys freighters

    Australia-based freight firm, Toll Holdings has outlined plans for a series of future take-overs across Asia and developments that involved buying some freighters. Paul Little, managing director of the Melbourne-based road, rail, shipping and airline conglomerate, said Toll was...... Read More
  • SINGAPORE: Changi Airport, Tata ink joint venture

    Singapore’s Changi Airports andIndia’s conglomerate Tata Group haveset up a joint venture to bid for contractsto run the fast-growing airportsin Kolkata and Chennai. Changi Airports International, astate-owned airport developer, said ina statement that Tata would hold 51percent of the...... Read More
  • Partnership is the key for US Postal Service

    "We don’t want to replicate theDeutsche Post model in believing thatpurchasing and controlling all thenetwork assets will make us successful,"says Paul Vogel, managing director ofthe US Postal Service’s Global Businessunit. "We instead believe that finding as many partners around...... Read More