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  • 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
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Finnair switches to Aviapartner

    Aviapartner has signed a contractwith Finnair for the provision of cargohandlingservices in Brussels, Amsterdamand Paris-CDG. The contract in Brussels and Amsterdamhas been effective since thebeginning of December. In Paris-CDG,Aviapartner has started handling Finnair’scargo from the beginning ofJanuary. For the...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Aramex invests in wireless system

    Aramex has implemented a newUS$1.5 million wireless system thatenables its ground couriers to transmitcollection and delivery information inreal-time through new mobile handheldscanners. Aramex ground couriers in theGulf countries, in addition to Jordanand Lebanon, now use these devices.The new system...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Pemco inks Bluebird Cargo contract

    US-based freighter conversionspecialist, Pemco Aviation Group hasannounced that its subsidiary, PemcoWorld Air Services has signed a newcontract with Iceland-based BluebirdCargo to convert two B737-400s tofreighter configuration. The work willtake place at the STAECO facility inJinan, China following Pemco’s 2005partnership...... Read More