Freight Forwarders

  • Russia: Polet signs up for SITA system

    Polet Airlines, the Russian globaloutsize cargo carrier, has signed aseven-year contract for SITA’s AdvancedWeather System developed in partnershipwith the UK Met Office. Past recipient of a "Mission Impossible"award from the European Instituteof Air Transport Management, PoletAirlines said in a...... Read More
  • MIDDLE EAST: Arabesk airlines eye greater co-operation

    The executive board of Arabesk,a grouping of Arab airlines, met inBahrain recently to discuss ways andmeans to strengthen ties and expandco-operation to serve their commoninterests, host carrier, Gulf Air, said ina statement. Arabesk’s members also includeYemenia, Middle East Airlines,...... Read More
  • THAILAND: Ceva Logistics begins operations in Thailand

    Apollo Management, the Dutchbasedprivate-equity company thatacquired TNT Logistics last December,has officially opened its local operationin Bangkok and will provide contractlogistics services under the new nameof Ceva Logistics (Thailand). The company plans to invest Bt100million (US$3.04 million) to Bt150 millionin...... 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
  • BAE Systems extends freighter programmes

    BAE Systems Regional Aircraft expanded its freighter operations portfolio during 2006 and brought in more than US$350 million of new business overall, managing director Alan Fraser said. The ATP freighter programme secured further leases from lead operator West Air...... Read More
  • Envirotainer launches new data service

    Envirotainer has launched a new service that records crucial shipment data for customers transporting temperature- sensitive healthcare and life science products. RAPID (Rapid Access to Product Integrity Data) is available to users of Envirotainer’s RKN e1 compressor cooling and...... Read More
  • Los Angeles reports airfreight decline

    Los Angeles World Airports reported a 1.6 percent drop in cargo and mail handled during 2006 to 2,103,082 tonnes compared to the previous year. International passenger traffic experienced its first decline since 2003, dropping 3.3 percent year on year...... Read More
  • BRUFA chief upbeat on Asean pacts

    Freight forwarders should take full advantage of three recently signed regional transport agreements, which will further develop their businesses in the Asean region and improve their chances of establishing partnerships with China and Japan, The Brunei Times quoted a...... Read More
  • Airlines oppose ground handling policy

    The new ground handling policy proposed by the Indian government for the six airports in the country has been opposed by sections of the domestic airline industry. Air Sahara, SpiceJet and Jet Airways have all expressed apprehensions on the...... Read More
  • TNT Express names Boots

    TNT Express has appointedOnno Boots as South EastAsia’s regional managingdirector. In this function hewill report directly to James McCormac, chief operatingofficer of TNT Express. Priorto his appointment, Bootsserved as director of globalaccount management (worldwide)in Amsterdam. He has served TNT...... Read More