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All change at Cathay cargo

Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific has made 600 people redundant including elimination of the cargo director role. There will instead be a director of commercial and cargo. Current cargo director James Ginns, who only took over from Simon Large a month ago, will become director of customer service. [+]

From the West Mids to the Midwest

Emirates SkyCargo moved a batch of exclusive Jaguar Land Rover cars from Birmingham to Chicago on one of its 777 freighters on 18 May. The plane was chartered by the car-maker’s logistics service provider, Metro Shipping. [+]

Malware hits Fedex systems, others unscathed – updated

Malware hits Fedex systems FedEx has confirmed that some of its IT systems have been hit by the malware attack that has disrupted companies and organisations around the world, including the National Health Service in the UK. In most cases, the malware has targeted companies with older ... [+]

More all cargo flights to China

Lufthansa is to offer more freighter flights to Shanghai and Guangzhou as part of its latest timetable change. Shanghai goes up from seven to nine times a week from September and will exclusively be operated by Boeing 777F cargo aircraft replacing remaining MD-11Fs. Guangzhou goes up ... [+]

Qatar continues Heathrow freighter revival

Qatar Airways Cargo has become the latest carrier to start full freighter services to London Heathow with a weekly A330F from its Doha hub from 3 June. It already operates London-Stansted all-cargo services, started in May 2014, but said that said that direct calls at London’s ... [+]

Emirates signs ‘groundbreaking’ deal with Cargolux

Emirates SkyCargo has signed a strategic operational partnership with Luxembourg all-cargo carrier Cargolux - described as the first between a mainline airline and a specialised freighter operator. Emirates will get access to Cargolux’s Boeing 747F capacity, which will give it continued access to noseloading planes which ... [+]

Antonov eyes overseas expansion

New heavyweight cargo carrier Antonov Airlines says it is planning to set up outlets in the US and Hong Kong, following the opening of its office at London Stansted Airport in the UK. It has meanwhile appointed a general sales agent covering Japan and Australia. ... [+]

South London sees air cargo surge

South London’s Gatwick airport says growth in long-haul routes led it to a 27.2% surge in cargo traffic in April, to 7,142 tonnes, compared with April 2016’s 5,615 tonnes in. For the 12 months to April 2017, the increase was 20%, to 82,666 tonnes.   [+]

Points win prizes

British Airways brand owner IAG Cargo has launched a new loyalty programme for small and medium sized forwarders. FWD.Rewards awards points to shippers when they use the carrier, which can be redeemed for passenger flights, hotel stays or cargo credit. [+]

Virgin cargo chief to step down

Virgin Atlantic senior vice president of cargo for 30 years, John Lloyd, is to step down from his post in September to pursue other, as yet unnamed interests. In a statement, the carrier said it would “be sad to see John go”. He had built ... [+]