Ground Handling & Cargo Terminals

  • Pemco World Air Services

    Pemco World Air Services has signeda contract with Iceland-based cargooperator, Bluebird Cargo to converttwo B737-400s to freighters in 2007.The conversion will be carried out at STAECO in Jinan, China. The Chinesespecialist previously converted two 737-300s to freighters for Bluebird.... Read More
  • United Airlines

    Following the US Department ofTransportation to award United Airlines the right to operate a new daily747-400 service between Washington,DC and Beijing beginning March 25,Delta Airlines said it wants to operate adaily Atlanta-Shanghai service in 2008using 777 aircraft.... Read More
  • EUROPE: BA World Cargo names new chief

    British Airways World Cargo hasannounced the appointment of SteveGunning as managing director, witheffect from 2 April 2007. The appointment follows the promotionof the previous managingdirector, Gareth Kirkwood, to directorof operations at British Airways. Cunning joined British Airways in1998 and...... Read More
  • EUROPE: Lufthansa Cargo on growth path

    Lufthansa Cargo said it is back onthe growth path. The German cargoairline raised transported freightand mail in 2006 by 1.3 percent to1.76 million tonnes. The cargo loadfactor rose 2.7 percentage points to67,7 percent. During the year, Lufthansa Cargoreduced capacity...... Read More
  • How a liberalised mail market works

    What does a liberalised mail marketlook like? What might an Asian countryexpect if it allowed competitors to itsnational post office? For an answer, one might look at theUK, which is one of the most liberalisedmarkets in the European Unionat...... Read More
  • SINGAPORE: CAAS to invest, manage airports in China

    Having been overtaken by ShanghaiPudong International Airport with its2.16 million tonnes of cargo handled in2006 – against Singapore’s 1.91 million- Singapore is changing its tactics, TheStar reported. According to Yeo Kia Thye, cargochief at the Civil Aviation Authority ofSingapore...... Read More

    We received a spontaneousreport from an old friend in theUK, who relayed the following storyto show that nobody messes with UKsecurity staff. ‘Last summer at Manchester airportI witnessed an incident in which a turban-wearing gent, who claimed not tospeak...... Read More
  • THAILAND: Bangkok airport’s taxiways show cracks

    Airports of Thailand, the operatorof the US$4.1 billion Bangkok airportthat was opened four months ago, saidthe taxiway of its airport in the capitalis cracked and needs repairing. The cracks don’t affect the safety offlight operations at the Suvarnabhumiinternational airport...... Read More
  • Kerry, Citic in Macau logistics project

    Kerry Logistics and Citic Pacific’strading arm Dah Chong Hong havebeen invited by the Macau governmentto participate in the building andoperating of the former Portugueseenclave’s largest logistics centre, accordingto a South China Morning Postreport. The report cited an unnamed sourceas...... Read More
  • HONG KONG: Hongkong Post eyes mailing hub status

    Hongkong Post is planning to becomea mailing hub for the mainlandin a move that could bring it hundredsof millions of dollars a year, PostmasterGeneral Tam Wing-pong told theStandard newspaper. Tam, who took over the position inJuly, said the growing...... Read More