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FedEx opens Shanghai hub

FedEx Express has officially opened its new Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub located at Pudong International Airport. The 134,000sq m  facility includes a dedicated customer care centre as well as cold chain facilities, and is capable of processing up to 36,000 packages and documents per hour. [+]

WFS signs Big Apple lease

Airfreight handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed a 15-year lease on a new 346,000 sq ft cargo terminal, the first phase of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Vision Plan to enhance ageing facilities at the US gateway. WFS is already ... [+]

Bringing it all back home to Bristol

Bristol-based Kings Heavy Haulage is helping to bring a piece of aviation and freight history back to its home city. The outsized load specialist loaded an old Bristol Type 170 Freighter in Portbury Dock for delivery to the Aerospace Bristol museum in Filton. The aircraft originated ... [+]

FTA buys freight training firm

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has acquired air cargo security and dangerous goods training company T Team. The company, which trades as TrainingTeam provides industry approved specialist training courses at venues across the country and online, which focus on air cargo security and the movement ... [+]

Emirates to fly Stansted-Dubai in 2018

Emirates is to launch a daily Boeing 777-300ER service from London Stansted to Dubai on 8 June 2018, the first Middle Eastern carrier to operate out of the airport. Outbound, flight EK33 will depart Dubai at 09:30, and will arrive in London Stansted at 14:10, ... [+]

ACS going places in India

Air Charter Service’s Indian operation has moved to new premises in Mumbai in order to fulfil the company’s growth plans in the region. Managing director of ACS India, Ashish Wastrad (pictured, below) said the new office is more than twice the size of the previous ... [+]

Cargo control around the clock

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has set up a round-the-clock ‘control tower’ to monitor special cargoes and respond to service disruptions. Managed by a team in Moscow, it provides real-time, monitoring of all cargo movements throughout the entire transportation process across the airline’s international network, from booking to ... [+]

EU vows to reveal the secrets of parcel delivery

EU institutions provisionally agreed on new rules on 14 December to make cross-border parcel delivery tariffs more transparent and allow regulators to better monitor the market. The provisional agreement by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission needs to be finally approved by the Parliament ... [+]

Benchmarking firm adds airfreight

Real-time ocean freight rates benchmarking and market intelligence platform Xeneta is to add an air freight offering. The Oslo-based company gathers the latest global shipping data from a community of over 700 leading businesses, covering more than 160,000 port-to-port pairings and over 35 million contracted ... [+]

Animal rescue

Air Charter Service has been flying homeless in the wake of the Florida hurricanes to new homes. The company’s Los Angeles office received calls from a number of rescue centres that had to be evacuated from Florida, as they lay in the direct path of ... [+]