September 2009

Cover Story

  • Beijing Capital Airport faces cargo litmus test

    Beijing Capital International Airport’s world-class airfreight facilities and capabilities were fully tested during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and the airport passed with flying colours. Now that the Games are over, BCIA’s Airport City Logistic Park and the Beijing Airport City development concept are set to come under increasing pressure from nearby Tianjin. Our correspondent Wong Joon San reports from China.... Read More


Express & Mail


  • Virgin boosts cargo capacity with new aircraft

    Despite the current global financial crisis, British entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic, a leading long-haul airline, has recently boosted its air cargo capacity with the announcement for a $2.1 billion order for 10 new Airbus A330-300 aircraft which will be delivered from early 2011 through 2012. Wong Joon San reports.... Read More

From the Editor


Airports & Ground Handling

IT & Equipment




  • Innovation and quality pay off for Aramex

    Aramex, the Amman-based global transportation and logistics services company, is literally flying. Reason: Its net profits for the first half of 2009 stood at AED93.1 million (US$25.4 million) – a whopping 25 per cent growth over the AED74.6 million it posted in the same period 2008 and this, with the severe downturn. Manfred Singh reports.... Read More




  • The Payload interview

    He was once introduced to an American journalist by a prominent industry executive as the ‘Pope of cargo’, to which Payload Asia co-founder, publisher, editor, salesman and general industry provocateur replied: “Slowly, slowly. I’m not Holy…yet.” Donald Urquhart finds out how the magazine came into being.... Read More
  • An extraordinary quarter century

    It was long ago and far away, and the air cargo industry was very different from how it is today. Peter Conway looks at the world Payload Asia was born into, and at how things have changed since.... Read More


Belly Ache

From the Publisher