iQ offers on-demand info

IATA’s Cargo iQ airfreight quality programme is offering online self-service access to its data, giving members real-time information on performance. Members can access their data on any given route and produce customised reports, allowing them to compare their own performance against Cargo iQ standards, and that of the Cargo iQ community overall. The data measures individual cargo journeys from shipper to consignee against 16 milestones. [+]

Keeping track of climate change

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-5P satellite from London Stansted to Archangelsk in northwest Russia on behalf of Airbus Defence and Space. The satellite will provide air quality and climate data for the entire planet every single day after its launch next ... [+]

CargoLogic to the rescue

CargoLogicAir has operated the first of two flights to hurriance-stricken islands in the Caribbean, carrying nearly 200 tonnes of humanitarian goods. Both of the flights were operated by the British cargo airline’s Boeing 747-400F on behalf of the French Government. The first left Vatry for Pointe-à-Pitre ... [+]

Another 747-8 freighter for AirBridgeCargo

Intrepid Aviation has leased a new nose-loading Boeing 747-8 freighter (747-8F) to AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the scheduled arm of Volga-Dnepr Group. The leasing firm said ABC planned to become an all-B747-8 Freighter operator over the next few years. [+]

Qatar confirms start of Cardiff flights

Qatar Airways has confirmed that it will launch daily Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger flights between its home hub at Doha and Cardiff on 1 May 2018. First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, said the service would be “a huge boost for Wales. Providing a direct route ... [+]

Panalpina completes Kenyan purchase

Panalpina has completed acquisition of flower and vegetable forwarder Air Connection, following approval by the Competition Authority of Kenya. The move follows Panalpina’s acquisition of Airflo in 2016. Founded in 1993, Air Connection has operations close to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and in ... [+]

GBA sets up own operation in Germany

Time-critical logistics operator GBA Services has added Germany to its European coverage, in addition to the UK, Poland and Austria. GBA Logistics Germany is based in Bremen, from where it will provide time-critical, high-security and temperature-critical transport. Although chiefly focused on express road services, GBA’s ... [+]

DHL adds Ireland to e-commerce network

DHL has added Ireland and Romania to its European parcel network for cross-border e-commerce. It has signed a partnership with Ireland’s state-owned postal service An Post and the private Romanian parcel service Urgent Cargus. In November, DHL will also include Croatia and Bulgaria in its ... [+]

Cathay to launch Hong Kong Dublin flights

Cathay Pacific is to launch a new passenger route from its Hong Kong hub to Dublin from 25 March 2018, along with services to Brussels and Copenhagen. It will operate four days a week with an Airbus A350-900 aircraft. [+]

Qatar is cool customer

Qatar Airways Cargo has signed an agreement to use DoKaSch Temperature Solutions range of Opticooler containers for pharmaceuticals. The RAP and RKN Opticooler containers have electric, battery-powered cooling compressors and heaters and require no dry ice and can keep cargo within a temperature range of ... [+]