• Russia: An-124 link-up agreed

    Russian Antonov-124 large freighteroperator Volga-Dnepr’s plans to relaunchthe Ruslan freighter haveadvanced with the signing of the firstpartner to a joint venture company. Ukraine engine manufacturerMotor Sich has signed to join the companynamed Cargo Flight Vehicles tosupervise the programme. Volga-Dnepr...... Read More
  • Airnautic proves there is still a place for the independent

    With companies such as ECS andAir Logistics trumpeting the benefitsof multinational GSAs, is there still aplace in the world for single countryGSAs? L¨¦on Meier, president of Airnautic,one of Switzerland’s oldest GSAs andrepresentative in that country of ChinaSouthern, Air New...... Read More
  • Two new airports planned for Riyadh region

    There are plans to build two new domestic airports in the Riyadh region in Saudi Arabia, the Khaleej Times reported. The High Commission for the Development of Riyadh (HCDR) is looking for suitable sites on which to establish the...... 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
  • Kales reports strong demand for Great Wall

    Demand for Great Wall Airlines’B747 freighter service out of Amsterdamhas bounced back rapidly followingits resumption of services on 25January, according to its GSA in theNetherlands, France, Italy and Switzerland,Kales Group. Owner Peter Kales says the flightswere already 50 percent...... Read More
  • INFA, Asperindo refuse flawed income tax policy

    The Indonesian Forwarders’ Association (INFA), Indonesian Express Delivery Companies’ Association and seven other associations of service-providing companies have rejected Indonesia’s new income tax policy, which became effective on January 1. Asperindo chairman Johari Zein said the new income tax...... Read More
  • HONG KONG: Customs reviews apparel shipments

    The United States Association ofImporters of Textiles and Apparel(USA-ITA) last month issued a bulletinto its members stating that reports fromimporters indicate that the Bureauof Customs and Border Protection(Customs, CBP) is closely monitoringdocumentation for shipments of apparelfrom Hong Kong. USA-ITA...... Read More
  • AeroTechnology to enter Moscow market

    AeroTechnology, an exclusive agentof Finnair Cargo in the Russian Federation,is to enter the Moscow airfreightservice market. It is expected that thenew office will enable the companyto increase the cargo traffic volumethreefold. AeroTechnology intends to furtherdevelop its geography in Russia...... Read More
  • TAFA to host FAPAA ECM/AGM in Bangkok

    This year’s 35th Executive Council Meeting (ECM) and Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Federation of Asia Pacific Aircargo Agents Associations (FAPAA) will be hosted by the Thailand Airfreight Forwarders Association (TAFA). The event will take place in Bangkok,...... 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