Ground Handling & Cargo Terminals


  • Mercury Air Cargo launches cargo handling JV

    Mercury Air Cargo has launched MAC Cargo Handling – a joint venture with three veteran ground handling executives. The joint venture brings together Mercury’s 25 years of cargo handling experience and its position as the largest third party air...... Read More
  • Cargo drop stabilised but Swine flu new threat

    A stabilisation of global inventory levels has helped stabilise air freight demand and halted the freefall according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as it warned that concerns over a swine flu pandemic could have a significant impact...... Read More
  • Swissport sells German pax handling ops

    Swissport International has announced it is selling its passenger handling operations in Germany to Aviation Handling Services GmbH for an undisclosed amount. The sale, which will be formally concluded on 1 June, does not include the cargo handling activities...... Read More
  • Swissport sells German pax handling ops

    Swissport International has announced it is selling its passenger handling operations in Germany to Aviation Handling Services GmbH for an undisclosed amount. The sale, which will be formally concluded on 1 June, does not include the cargo handling activities...... Read More
  • Hactl’s March volumes come as “minor relief”

    Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced that its tonnage throughput for March and the first quarter both went down more than 20 per cent, but the figures provided “minor relief” as they are a further indicator that...... Read More
  • Düsseldorf eyes move into perishable business

    Düsseldorf International Airport is looking to the perishables sector to boost cargo growth citing continued healthy growth of the sector and the large catchment area of the North Rhine Westphalia region, with Düsseldorf at its heart, in all accounting...... Read More
  • Decline continues for European carriers

    Air cargo has “all but collapsed,” according to the Association of European Airlines (AEA), who said traffic volumes were down by around a fifth for the first two months of the year, the worst figures on record. Passenger traffic...... Read More
  • IATA ups ’09 forecast with $4.7B industry loss

    Estimated losses for the global air industry are expected to nearly double from December’s forecast for 2009 as air carriers grapple with the worst crisis in over 60 years, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) saying a significant...... Read More
  • US forwarders say screening hurdles remain

    Testifying recently before a US congressional subcommittee, the executive director of the US Airforwarders Association (AFA), Brandon Fried, acknowledged progress had been made on screening cargo in the belly holds of passenger aircraft, but warned three primary challenges still...... Read More
  • Qatar, Saudi up aviation cooperation

    Qatar and Saudi Arabia have agreed to improve cooperation between the two countries’ aviation markets with a deal recently signed by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) and the Qatar Authority for Civil Aviation. “By this agreement,...... Read More