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  • 01 Feb 2007

    INDIA: DTDC to launch new product

    India-based express logistics firm,DTDC will launch a new premiumproduct that will seek to deliver greatervalue for money to those seeking topof the line service at below marketleader prices. Termed "V Series," the service willdeliver documents up to one kilogramthe...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    INDIA: FDI in domestic carriers may soar

    The Indian government is consideringa proposal to increase the foreigndirect investment (FDI) limit in scheduleddomestic carriers to 74 percentfrom 49 percent, the Economic Timesreported. The idea is being mootedto increase the funding options fordomestic airlines, which have drawnup huge...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    SRI LANKA: Lanka to decide on air ties with Emirates

    A four-member board, appointedby Sri Lankan President MahindaRajapaksa, has recommended thatthere be "effective" accountability andtransparency in the maintenance andoperation of SriLankan Airlines in theevent of the lease being extended tothe Emirates, according to sources. The board was formed to...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Emirates plans to expand in Americas

    Emirates airlines is expected tomake major inroads into North andSouth America this year, Gulf Newsreported, citing sources familiar withits expansion plans. The Dubai-based carrier, whichrecently announced several enhancementsto its existing network as wellas new routes it would add in...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Deutsche Post signs logistics pact

    Dubai Industrial City said it establisheda partnership with Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN) the parentcompany of DHL, Danzas and Exel,to support its 20 million square feetlogistics facility – transPARK. Dubai Industrial City’s proximity toJebel Ali Port – the world’s...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Qatar Airways Cargo expands

    Qatar Airways Cargo has announcedseveral appointments in senior managementpositions. The Doha-basedcarrier has promoted Joachim Klechato regional manager Europe andAmericas, to be based in Frankfurt.Prior to joining Qatar Airways Cargo,Klecha was area manager, Germany,Switzerland and Austria for BritishAirways Cargo. In...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: DHL completes Dubai hub refurbishment

    Following extensive growth in thelocal and regional express and logisticssector, DHL recently consolidated itslong-term commitment to the UAE withthe completion of an AED 3.5m refurbishmentproject at its Dubai Hub. Located at the heart of terminaltwo in Dubai International Airport,the...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Gulf Air Cargo mulls Amsterdam

    Gulf Air Cargo is to operate a twicea week charter flight on the Bahrain-Chennai-Bangalore-Amsterdam sector.In a statement, the airline said that itwould operate an Airbus A-300 aircrafthaving a capacity of 40 tonnes on thenew route. "Initially, the new route...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    EUROPE: Lufthansa Cargo on growth path

    Lufthansa Cargo said it is back onthe growth path. The German cargoairline raised transported freightand mail in 2006 by 1.3 percent to1.76 million tonnes. The cargo loadfactor rose 2.7 percentage points to67,7 percent. During the year, Lufthansa Cargoreduced capacity...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    EUROPE: BA World Cargo names new chief

    British Airways World Cargo hasannounced the appointment of SteveGunning as managing director, witheffect from 2 April 2007. The appointment follows the promotionof the previous managingdirector, Gareth Kirkwood, to directorof operations at British Airways. Cunning joined British Airways in1998 and...... Read More