• Siemens wins handling systems orders

    Siemens said it has won orders worth more than 16 million euros for the supply of baggage and cargo handling systems in the United Arab Emirates. The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) has been awarded the contract...... Read More
  • INDONESIA: Cebu Pacific opens Manila-Jakarta service

    Manila-based Cebu Pacific haslaunched direct flight from Manilato Jakarta, starting with three weeklyflights. The new service makes the carrierthe first to offer direct flights onthe route. With this service CEB is trying to setapart its rival, Philippine Airlines, whichhas...... Read More
  • Indian postal department to use RFID

    If all goes well, the Indian postal department (DoP) will be the first organisation to use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for its express parcels and logistics posts, the Financial Express reported. To realise its ambition, the department proposes...... Read More
  • Lufthansa to provide cargo handling

    Lufthansa Cargo said it has set up a company to provide freight handling services for itself as well as for airfreight forwarders. The new Handling Counts GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo, will begin operating initially at the...... Read More
  • CHINA: China lacking in logistics professionals: CAS

    China is still lacking in logistics professionalsdespite the rapid expansionof its logistics industry and developmentof training for logistics professionals,Xinhua reported, citing a report by theChinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It is difficult for both domestic andforeign-funded companies to find...... Read More
  • More networking at AFA2007 Conference

    The format of the Air Freight Asia Conference, which was previously structured on two full days of five sessions each, has undergone some changes to give delegates more time for networking. "Based on feedback, which we received after the...... Read More
  • German air cargo handling body formed

    German air cargo handling companies have formed an association to represent common interests toward policy, public authorities and the media. Called VACAD, which stands for the German "Verband der Aircargo Abfertiger Deutschlands" or German air cargo handling agents association...... Read More
  • HONG KONG: Competition for HK terminal project

    Sun Hung Kai Properties and CathayPacific Airways have show interestin contracts to build Hong Kong’sthird air cargo terminal, according tolocal reports quoting the Airport Authorityof Hong Kong Cathay Pacificconfirmed it applied and unnamed sources said that Sun Hung Kai...... Read More
  • Airport CEO to deliver AFA 2007 keynote address

    The keynote address at this year’s Air Freight Asia Conference will be delivered by the recently-appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Airport Authority, Stanley Hui. "As chief executive of Dragonair Airlines for many years, Stanley has been...... Read More