Logistics


  • 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
  • ASEAN must aim high in market liberalisation

    ASEAN has missed the December 2008 deadline to open markets between capital cities on a multilateral basis, said the director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA), Giovanni Bisignani. “Malaysia must be a strong voice encouraging...... Read More
  • OECD cuts China’s growth figure again

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will cut its 2009 economic growth projection for China to below 6.5 per cent, the Wall Street Journal reported. The OECD’s previous forecast, made in November, was 8 per cent, but...... Read More
  • Congressional report questions TSA scan plan

    The ambitious plan by the US Transportation Security Administration to screen all 3.5 million tonnes of cargo transported annually on passenger airliners in the US may come up short, according to a report by Congress’ Government Accountability Office (GAO)....... Read More
  • Virgin Atlantic cuts Mumbai service

    Virgin Atlantic Airways will cease operations – at least temporarily – on its Mumbai-London service from May as the economic crunch continues to take its toll on the global aviation industry. “We have decided to temporarily suspend operations to...... Read More
  • Chinese exports plunge 26% in February

    China’s exports declined 25.7 percent year-on-year in February, the fourth straight monthly decline, according to China’s General Administration of Customs. Total foreign trade was US$124.95 billion in February, down 24.9 per cent year-on-year. Total Chinese exports in February amounted...... Read More
  • Cargo crime to jump as crisis deepens

    The global economic downturn will lead to an increase in incidents of cargo crime in 2009, warns the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA). The latest statistics from the association’s Incident Information Service (IIS) for the Europe, Middle East and...... Read More
  • Toll completes BALtrans integration

    Toll Global Forwarding (TGF) has completed the integration of BALtrans Logistics Worldwide and will use the new Asian forwarding and logistics operations as a platform to strengthen the TGF network in the Middle East, South Africa, Europe and North...... Read More
  • Cargo exec says industry kidding itself

    Air cargo management must “strip the veils of illusion from their eyes” in combating the worst recession since the industry began 60 years ago, according to industry stalwart Julian Keeling. Keeling said these illusions included the near obsession with...... Read More
  • Toll completes BALtrans integration

    Australian international logistics group Toll has announced it has completed the integration of BALtrans, the Hong Kong-based worldwide forwarder/logistics provider it acquired in early 2008. Toll, now one of Asia’s leading providers of integrated logistics services, said that with...... Read More