• THAILAND: Bangkok cargo cost warning

    Logistics operators in Thailand have warned that operating costs will soar 80 percent if cargo handling is to be duplicated across two airports with the reopening of Bangkok¡¯s Don Muang Airport. A spokesman for the Thai Airfreight Forwarders Association,...... Read More
  • JAPAN: JAL appoints new cargo chief

    The Japan Airlines (JAL) Group has announced the appointment of Takao Fukuchi as executive officer, cargo and mail from April 1. He will also take on the role of senior vice president, cargo and mail subject to the approval...... Read More
  • INDONESIA: MSA Kargo, Hankyu launch new company

    Jakarta-based PT. Monang SianiparAbadi or MSA Kargo and Japanesefreight forwarder Hankyu ExpressInternational Co. Ltd. have launcheda joint venture called PT. HankyuInternational Transport Indonesia(HIT/ID). President commissioner and founderof MSA Kargo, Monang Sianipar saidthe joint venture plan was initiated inSeptember 2005...... Read More

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  • CHINA: Schneider gets Chinese green light

    US-based Schneider National Inc.has announced it has been grantedauthority to operate as a domestic carrierand logistics services provider inthe People’s Republic of China. Schneider Logistics (Tianjin) willoffer domestic transportation, logistics(warehousing, cross-docking andthird-party logistics) and other relatedservices. The company will...... Read More
  • Pos M’sia to invest on efficiency improvement

    Pos Malaysia Bhd plans to invest as much as M$230 million to boost its efficiency and the bulk will be spent on a new mail processing centre. Managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Ikmal Hijaz Hashim said Pos...... Read More
  • CHINA: Etihad ships Chinese New Year gifts

    Etihad Crystal Cargo recently transporteda five-year-old elephant, named"Migara" and a four-tonne stoneBuddha statue on board of one of itsA300-600 freighters from Colombo, inSri Lanka, to Beijing. The elephant and the statue weregifts from the Government of Sri Lankato the...... Read More
  • Cargo-Partner unveils Indian subsidiary

    Austria-based Cargo-Partner AG, one of Europe’s privately owned global logistics company with activities in eastern and central Europe, has launched its wholly-owned Indian subsidiary, Cargo Partner Logistics India Pvt Ltd (CPLI). Headquartered in Kolkata, CPLI has opened nine branches...... Read More
  • HONG KONG: Dragonair gets second 747-400 BCF

    Dragonair has taken delivery ofthe second of five 747-400 BoeingConverted Freighters, bringing thenumber of all-cargo aircraft it operatesto eight. Dragonair’s first converted freighterwas delivered in October, and enteredservice in November. The carrier is expecting to addthree more 747-400 BCFs...... Read More
  • Dachser invests in India

    Logistics provider Dachser has set up a 50:50 joint venture with Indian logistics company, AFL. Headquartered in Mumbai, the new company "AFL Dachser Pvt. Ltd" has over 30 branches of its own in India. The board members are the...... Read More