Freight Forwarders

  • China air traffic growth slows to single digits

    China’s air travel growth fell into single digits, the first time in five years, as a slowing economy hit air travel demand, according to official data. Chinese carriers handled 4.03 million tonnes of cargo last year, up 0.3 per...... Read More
  • Penang air freight volumes take a hit

    Penang air freight volumes take a hit The electronics and semi-conductor focused Malaysian island of Penang has taken a hit from the global economic downturn, with Penang Freight Forwarders Association (PAFFA) president Joachim Loo saying December was the worst...... Read More
  • DHL links Europe to the ME by road

    DHL Freight, the overland transport business of German global logistics group Deutsche Post World Net, has announced the launch of a regular road freight service between Europe and the Middle East, which it is touting as a lower cost...... Read More
  • BIFA gives thumbs-up to 3rd Heathrow runway

    The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given qualified support to the UK government’s decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow airport. “The stringent environmental conditions attached to the go-ahead, the possibility that a future administration could reverse...... Read More
  • Panalpina makes smooth Nigerian domestic exit

    Panalpina has said it made a “smooth withdrawal” from Nigeria after incurring major and costly problems in that West African market over the last couple of years. The Switzerland-based global forwarder and logistics provider said it would concentrate its...... Read More
  • China’s freight forwarders target emerging markets

    China’s SME freight forwarders are refocusing their marketing efforts on developing business in the emerging markets of Africa, Central Asia and Central Europe according to Henrik Christensen, Chairman and CEO of the China Logistics Club. Trade between Africa and...... Read More
  • Panalpina and Envirotainer

    Swiss forwarder Panalpina has signed a global agreement with Envirotainer to provide temperature-controlled aircargo containers for its new cold chain management business aimed at thepharmaceutical industry.... Read More
  • RUSSIA: Putin signs order for new Russian airline

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order establishing a new airline that is to be the country’s sec- ond biggest after Aeroflot, the Kremlin said. The president’s order will see Russian regional airlines KrasAir, Domodedovo, Samara, Omskavia and...... Read More
  • India’s Postal Department incurs losses

    In the past five years, the Department of Posts’ (DoP) mail traffic has registered a decline of nearly 50 percent due to increased competition from private couriers and other new modes of communication, especially the value-added services in the...... Read More
  • INDIA: IAM wins Jet Airways in Ireland

    Jet Airways of India has appointed IAM as its cargo GSSA for Ireland, with immediate effect. The appointment of IAM – Ireland’s largest cargo GSSA – marks the first active marketing of Jet Airways’ cargo capacity in Ireland, since...... Read More