Airfreight ‘crisis’ threatens global car makers, says Evolution Time Critical

A shortage of air cargo space  could threaten global  vehicle production, says emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical (ETC). There have been problems in booking airfreight, particularly on Europe to North America routes, along with issues on the Asia to North America and Europe, leading to the seasonal peak in demand for air cargo space far exceeding normal levels, says ETC managing director, Brad Brennan. Booming e-commerce has added to the problems, ... [+]

Budapest to be China freighter hub

Chinese logistics company STO Express is to launch scheduled B747 freighter flights to Budapest, following the signing of a cooperation agreement with the airport and Turkish-owned 3PL, Ekol. STO has named the Hungarian gateway as its preferred European hub to deliver e-commerce products arriving from ... [+]

Air France enhances Jet cargo deal

Air France-KLM Cargo has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian carrier Jet Airways Cargo to deepen their cargo cooperation. The two carriers plan to develop services for high-value cargo and tailored products for industries such as pharmaceuticals, express and e-commerce. The two carriers will ... [+]

Cargolux to swap space with Nippon Cargo

Cargolux has signed a space-swap deal with Japan's Nippon Cargo Airlines. It gives the Luxembourg carrier access to NCA’s flights from Frankfurt-Hahn to Tokyo (Narita) and NCA has access to Cargolux flights from Luxembourg to Narita. [+]

New boss for Etihad Cargo

Etihad Airways has appointed Justin Carr as its new vice president cargo. He joined the carrier in the summer from DHL where he was head of MNC business development for the Middle East and Africa region. Seven-year Etihad veteran Andre Blech has meanwhile been appointed ... [+]

GBA opens Portugal operation

Time-critical specialist GBA Services has opened a new operation in Lisbon, Portugal. It will provide pan-European express van and truck services using its own vehicles and those of its partners. GBA already has operations in the UK, Austria and Poland and on 4 September opened ... [+]

All change at IAG Cargo

British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia umbrella company IAG Cargo has moved commercial director David Shepherd to a new role of director of digital ventures. At the same time current head of sales Camilo Garcia becomes the new director of sales, marketing and product while ... [+]

Sky Fresh thinking for all-cargo carrier

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has signed a Service Level Agreement on digital procedures for time and temperature sensitive pharma shipments with online web platform Sky Fresh. The cooperation allows paper cargo acceptance checklists to be digitised and data centralised data from all sources, with automated notifications sent to ... [+]

Fast logistics firm opens in Tel Aviv

German-owned high-speed logistics operator time:matters has opened a Sameday Air station in Tel Aviv, its first outside Europe. The city region is home to many potential customers, including high-tech/semicon, medical electronics, agricultural technology and telecommunications firms. The airport has direct flights to Frankfurt, Munich, and ... [+]

Making waves in the airfreight market

Guernsey entrepreneur Nick Magliocchetti has launched an on-demand air taxi service that will also be available for freight shipments. Waves is a technology-led, on-demand air taxi service for both passengers and freight using Cessna Caravan aircraft, a fixed-gear turboprop with a payload of up to ... [+]

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