UPS gets go-ahead for China joint venture

UPS and SF Express have gained China Ministry of Commerce approval for their joint venture. They will collaborate initially on international delivery services from China to the US and other trade lanes in future. SF  Express has extensive network coverage throughout China for small parcels. [+]

Antonovs to the rescue

Volga-Dnepr Airlines' 1L76 and An124 freighters have joined the Hurricane Irma relief effort in the Caribbean. The airline has now operated three flights carrying nearly 175 tonnes of relief goods and equipment, including an IL-76 charter by DSV Air &Sea on 18 September for the Danish ... [+]

CargoLogic flies to the rescue

A CargoLogicAir 747-400 freighter flew 110 tonnes of goods from East Midlands Airport to Barbados to help the hurricane relief effort on 21 September. On board were 70 tonnes of bottled water and 40 tonnes of ready-to-eat meals for This was CargoLogicAir’s third charter flight ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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