Air

FTA welcomes government aviation stance

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the Government’s newly-announced consultation on aviation strategy, saying that it shows that ministers recognise the importance of air cargo to the UK economy. One of the themes of the Department for Transport’s call for evidence from stakeholders is global connections, which has huge relevance for freight. FTA had been pressing the Government for a speedy decision on a third runway in the south east ... [+]

Davies Turner in Scotland – a clarification (updated)

The article in the Scotland feature headlined 'Business is booming – but there's a sting in the tail' contained a misleading typographical error about Davies Turner's activities in Scotland. Davies Turner has NOT recently closed its facility its operations in Cumbernauld. The company has in fact ... [+]

Imports made easy

Trade-only wholesaler AMI UK says its recently-launched online express imports service has already boosted traffic by 10% in its first three months, and is speeding up quotes and saving customers hours of research. The click2ship Express Imports service aims to make handling imports less labour-intensive ... [+]

On the fast track from southern Germany

Lufthansa’s time:matters arm has extended its Spare Parts Logistics service to include flights from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden airport in southern German to Birmingham and Dublin on weekdays. Time:matters has been serving the UK and from Frankfurt and Maastricht since 2011. Urgently needed spare parts can be delivered from 8am ... [+]

US war veteran set to fly home

Walker Logistics customer relations director, Charlie Walker, hopes to realise a dream to return an historic C-47 aircraft to Membury Airfield in Berkshire. Similar aircraft helped fly hundreds of US troops to the Normandy beaches on D-Day from Membury Airfield, which is today the site ... [+]

All there in black and white

Qatar Airways Cargo is flying out a herd cows to help get its home country’s dairy industry off the ground. The first two shipments of 230 Holsteins – available in any colour you like, as long as it’s black and white - have been moved from ... [+]

KN spreads its perishables net worldwide

Kuehne + Nagel has expanded its perishables logistics activities by acquiring US-based airfreight specialist CFI, Commodity Forwarders and Trillvane one of the largest perishables operators in Kenya, both for undisclosed suims. The Swiss-based forwarder said the purchases would add more than 150,000 tons of perishables traffic ... [+]

FedEx counts the cost of TNT cyber-attack

FedEx revealed further information on the cyber attack that hit its newly acquired TNT subsidiary in June in its annual Form 10-K report for fiscal year 2017 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. It said that the worldwide operations of TNT were significantly affected ... [+]

Antonov appoints agent in India

Antonov Airlines has appointed Flywell Aviation as its general sales agent (GSA) in India. The New Delhi-headquartered company also has offices in Mumbai and Bangalore, and provides services to the defence, aerospace, oil and gas, rail and construction. [+]

Model citizens

A group of youngsters have been taking part in the Payload Challenge, sponsored by British-based carrier CargoLogicAir and the Royal Aeronautical Society. Organised by the British Model Flying Association (BMFA at the National Flying Centre in Lincolnshire, teams ranging from under-17s to air cadets were tasked ... [+]