• HONG KONG: HKG must review transhipments

    Hong Kong can attract more air cargobusiness if its transhipment processescan be reviewed quickly, Asia AirfreightTerminal (AAT) general manager, planning& services, Nelson Lee said. He said as Hong Kong did not havea transhipment ordinance, the customswere using a combination...... Read More

    With the 13th Air FreightAsia Conference & Exhibition in HongKong around the corner, the organisers,including yours truly, have goneout of their way to find the right levelof entertainment for the hundreds ofdelegates who are expected to attendthis now annual...... Read More
  • INFA strives to have more IATA accredited members

    The low number of IATA accreditedcargo agents in Indonesia has promptedthe Indonesian Freight Forwarders’ Association(INFA) and the InternationalAir Transport Association (IATA) toincrease their collaboration and takethe necessary measures to improve theair cargo industry in the country. INFA chairman, Soekarno...... Read More
  • 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
  • Air India

    Air India has appointed DariusChibber as head of the airline’s cargodivision. Based in New Delhi, Chibber,who brings many years of experience inthe airline industry to his new position,will oversee the carrier’s global cargoactivities. In one of his previous positions,he...... Read More
  • CHINA: Chinese heavyweights pick Copenhagen

    Copenhagen airport has long beenseen as a useful hub by Singapore Airlinesand Korean Air Cargo. However,the addition of two Chinese heavyweightsin the last few months seemsto be catapulting the airport into thebig league. The airport saw Air China startthree...... Read More
  • DP to move accounting operations

    Deutsche Post AG (DP) plans toreorganise its finance and salary bookkeepingoperations and may includeoutsourcing some operations to theCzech Republic and Poland, the Weltam Sonntag reported, citing DeutschePost management. The outsourcing will only affect postworkers outside Germany, the newspapersaid. ‘We...... Read More
  • INDIA: First Flight adds Bangalore to network

    First Flight Couriers has announcedthe addition of Bangalore to its recentlystarted aviation operations. With this,the company will be offering direct connectivitybetween the main trade hubsof the country — Chennai, Bangalore,Mumbai and Delhi. First Flight is also now able to...... Read More
  • CHINA: CSA looks beyond AF-KL Cargo venture

    China Southern Airlines is reportedlyin talks with other foreign carriersbesides Air France-KLM for an aircargo joint venture, Reuters reportedquoting the airline’s chief financialofficer, Xu Jiebo. Xu said Air France was neither apreferred partner nor an exclusive foreigncounterpart for the...... Read More
  • PUG launches manifesto for Europe

    The Postal Users’ Group (PUG) hasrepublished its manifesto on the futureof the EU mailing services market. TheManifesto sets out PUG’s vision for thefuture of the European mailing market– a vision based on principles of partnership,growth and innovation. PUG, an...... Read More