October 2011

From the Editor



  • Cargolux stuns industry with B747-8F rejection

    Cargolux stuns industry with B747-8F rejection Luxemburg-based all-cargo carrier, Cargolux stunned Boeing and the air cargo industry in general last month when, only a handful of days before it was due to take delivery of the first of 13 of Boeing’s new B747-8 freighters it has ordered, it announced it was rejecting the first two aircraft.... Read More

Cover Story

  • Playing with fire: Undeclared dangerous goods

    September 2011, ‘FAA slams MIT for lithium battery shipping error’; July 2011, ‘Lithium batteries among cargo on crashed Asiana 747-400F’; and October 2010, ‘FAA issues safety alert on lithium batteries after UPS crash’ – all headlines pointing to the growing problem of undeclared dangerous goods. These headlines also sum up the concern being felt within the air cargo industry over the illegal shipment of potentially lethal products. Marie-Louise Morley examines the difficult environment surrounding this critical issue.... Read More

Airports & Ground Handling

  • Demand too low for new US cargo hubs

    A consultant tasked with helping determine the future of DHL’s former Wilmington air hub has said that the key will be to look within a 50-mile radius for key new tenants or other air park users instead of starting by looking far afield or in other countries.... Read More

Express & Mail

  • UPS strong amid stalled US recovery

    UPS chairman and CEO Scott Davis has said that while he did not expect a doubledip recession, he does however, anticipate slow growth going forward.... Read More
  • DHL wet leases three B777Fs from Southern Air

    DHL Express and Southern Air have signed a new multi-year agreement, adding three new Boeing 777 Freighters to the DHL fleet as it aims to expand its capacity and boost transit times along key growing trade routes between the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.... Read More
  • TNT joins China, SE Asia road networks

    TNT Express has announced the successful integration, after one year of testing, of its Chinese day-definite domestic road network (operated by TNT Hoau) with its international Asia Road Network (ARN), creating what it says is the only scheduled pan Asia day-definite road network (China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore).... Read More

IT & Equipment

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