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  • 01 Apr 2007

    FedEx completes acquisition

    FedEx Corp has completedthe purchase of TianjinDatian W. Group’s 50 percentshare of the FedEx-DTWInternational Priority expressjoint venture and DTWGroup’s domestic expressnetwork in China. FedEx and DTW signedthe purchase agreementmore than a year ago. "China continues to beone of the...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    UPS expands service in UAE

    UPS has expanded itsservice offering in the UnitedArab Emirates, enablingcustomers to select fromtwo different options for thedaily, time-definite deliveryof packages between internationaltrading markets. Both services should expanddelivery options onroutes between the US andAsia, Europe and the Americas.The first option,...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    TNT offers China trade programme

    TNT launched last monthits "Picking the Best for China" programme in Indonesiato promote its capabilities,competitiveness and efficiencyof import and exportservices to and from China. "Through this programme,TNT serves as import-exportfacilitator, particularly forcompanies that are lookingfor an air express partnerthat...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    UPS to promote US exports

    The U.S. Department ofCommerce has announceda new initiative with UPSInc. to boost exports fromUS-based small- and medium-sizedenterprises. The agreement is designedto provide firms withpublic- and private-sectorresources to make exportingeven simpler, accordingto DOC’s U.S. CommercialService. The US Commercial Service’sexport services...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    Still regional shortcomings, despite massive investment

    The air cargo industry in the Gulfshould not be complacent despite itssoaring growth, Des Vertannes, who lastmonth joined Etihad as head of cargofrom his previous employer Gulf Air,told the recent World Air Cargo Eventin Dubai. Despite eye-popping levels of...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    Cargolux warns of falling rates to Gulf

    Cargolux has noticed some downwardpressure on routes from Europe toDubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, accordingto Pierre Wesner, the carriers’ vicepresident sales and marketing EMEA,which suggests that these routes mightbe in danger of over-capacity. That is of particular concern to...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    TAPA to unveil ground handling standard

    TAPA, the Transported AssetProtection Association, is preparingto unveil a new security standard forcargo warehouses that was developedby HACTL in Hong Kong, accordingto chairman EMEA ThorstenNeumann. "I have spoken to airlines andthey are ready to pressure groundhandlers to adopt it,"...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    IBS optimistic of signing core carriers

    Nippon Cargo Airlines will go livewith iCargo, the new generation cargosystem being developed by IBS, by theend of year, and Larry Mays, seniorvice president cargo for IBS, says heis very hopeful that the other carrierswho have advised on the...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    Champ sees growth in Asia, Africa

    Central Asia, East Asia and Africa arethe key growth areas that Champ Cargosystemshas in its sights, according toits director of sales, Nick Barlow. The company, formed as a jointventure by Cargolux and SITA Inc inDecember 2004, provides IT systemsfor...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    Kuwait appeals for Asian carriers

    Kuwait freight forwarders are hopefulthat government open skies initiativesintroduced in December will attract morecarriers from the Far East and Africa toKuwait International Airport, accordingto Iqbal Qureshi, CEO of Bahman AviationShipping and Logistics. "Currently most of the 43 carrierswho serve...... Read More