• Launches first freight payment bond in China

    Aktiv Group, a leading European insurance broker, has launched a multi-modal cover policy and a freight payment bond product into China’s fast growing freight forwarding sector, targeting thousands of small-to-medium sized companies. The freight payment bond is the first...... Read More
  • AUSTRALIA: Qantas take-over $91m for executives

    Qantas executives will reportedly receive a A$91 million pay-out, including $8 million for chief executive Geoff Dixon, on their last day of employment with the ¡°old¡± airline if the controversial $11.1 million Airline Partners Australia take-over goes ahead. The...... Read More
  • Kewill Systems buys IPACS e-Solutions

    UK-based Kewill Systems plc which specialises in global supply chain execution software and services, has announced the acquisition of Singapore- based IT solution provider IPACS e-Solutions (S) Pte Ltd, for an initial consideration of S$5.5 million (£1.85 million) in...... Read More
  • JAPAN: JAL to launch new routes with B767Fs

    Japan Air Lines (JAL) has announced that following the introduction of new B767 freighters this summer, it will launch cargo flights to Tianjin and Qingdao from July 2007 and to Jakarta from October 2007. During the coming year JAL...... 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
  • JAPAN: ANA to wet-lease freighters from ABX Air

    All Nippon Airways (ANA) has applied for Japanese government’s permission to wet-lease two Boeing 767-200SF freighter aircraft, on ACMI contracts, from US-based ABX Air. The aircraft, each with a payload of 40 tonnes, will be used on China routes...... Read More
  • Tiger Airways to launch Australian airline

    Singapore’s Tiger Airways plansto launch a new domestic Australianairline to compete with local carriersQantas and Virgin Blue. Tiger Airways, a low-fare airline partlyowned by Singapore Airlines, said it wasseeking regulatory approval to establisha third domestic airline. The carriermodels itself...... Read More
  • Schiphol Airport sale called off

    The incoming Dutch government has called off the planned sale of a minority stake in Amsterdam airport operator Schiphol Group, Reuters quoted Dutch TV channel NOS as saying, which cited unnamed sources. The outgoing Dutch government had planned to...... Read More
  • CHINA: Panalpina to expand Asian presence

    Swiss logistics provider Panalpinaintends to further expand its Asiannetwork, especially in China because"this is where the future key markets are and where a growing number of our customers are building production sites or plan to establishing new offices," Panalpina’s...... 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