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  • 01 Feb 2007

    FedEx acquires ANC Holdings

    FedEx Corp has acquiredANC Holdings, a UK domesticexpress transportationcompany, for £120 million,enabling FedEx Express todirectly serve the entire UKdomestic market. ANC offers a comprehensiverange of distributionand logistics services with anestablished pick-up and deliverynetwork across the UK. Founded in 1981,...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Emirates joins DHL partnership

    Emirates Group Security and DHL Global Forwarding have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Strategic Air Cargo Security Partnership, a DHL Global Forwarding initiative. As one of DHL’s preferred air carriers, Emirates is one of the first airline...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Chinese ground handler looks to SE Asia for expansion

    Beijing Aviation Ground Services (BGS), the joint venture between Beijing-based Capital Airport Holding (CAH) and Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), recently expanded its ground handling services in China. Now it is looking at new opportunities in Southeast Asia. Editor...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    SLFFA disturbed by new DMS standards

    The freight forwarding industry andshippers in Sri Lanka have expressedserious concerns about the attemptsby the Director of Merchant Shipping,(DMS) to regulate the industry usinglow standards and hastily drafted legislation. Freight forwarders in Sri Lanka,whose representative body, the SriLanka Freight...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    INFA strives to have more IATA accredited members

    The low number of IATA accreditedcargo agents in Indonesia has promptedthe Indonesian Freight Forwarders’ Association(INFA) and the InternationalAir Transport Association (IATA) toincrease their collaboration and takethe necessary measures to improve theair cargo industry in the country. INFA chairman, Soekarno...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    SLFFA to build logistics academy

    Identifying a critical need of thelogistics and the trading community,the Sri Lanka Freight ForwardersAssociation (SLFFA) has come forwardto set the first academy to build capacityin international trade and transportationin Sri Lanka, a press release said. This is the first...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    100% screening feasible, says handler

    100 percent screening of air cargois perfectly feasible and would be amore sensible system than the currentKnown Shipper system, according toOlivier Bijaoui, president and CEO ofWorldwide Flight Services (WFS), theworld’s largest cargo handler. Speaking in response to the 10January...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    FCS opens new truck dock

    Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) hasopened a truck dock at its FrankfurtAirport facilities to facilitate the quicktransfer of aircraft pallets and containersfrom trucks to airside transportunits. In a statement, FCS said that thenumber of ready-built units is continuouslyincreasing, so it...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Menzies buys Gearey’s Aircraft Services

    Menzies Aviation has acquiredGearey’s Aircraft Services, a providerof cargo handling services at CalgaryInternational Airport. The private-held family business beganoperations in warehouse handlingalmost ten years ago. Their major customers are Westjet,America West and Continental, togetherwith Air North Yukon AirlinesFCS truck...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Icelandair picks SGS for ground handling

    Icelandair has signed an agreementwith SAS Ground Services (SGS) forground handling. It covers services atthe airports at Oslo and Bergen in Norwayand Stockholm and Gothenburg inSweden. De-icing service at Oslo airportis also included. The new contract together with SGS’current...... Read More