Air

UK lifts Bangladesh airfreight ban

The UK Government lifted ban on air cargo on direct flights from Dhaka today (19 February). It said it followed ongoing cooperation with the Bangladesh government on aviation security at Dhaka International Airport. The government also said it would continue to work with the country to support improvement in standards for all aspects of aviation security. [+]

BIFA boss hits out at third runway inaction

BIFA director Robert Keen said he shared the frustration of National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) chairman Sir John Armitt at the lack of progress on a third runway at Heathrow and agreed that the government needs to deliver on its promise of making a decision runway ... [+]

GBA surmounts German hurdles

Time-critical logistics operator GBA Services’ new German devision has been approved as a carrier of secured air cargo/mail  under the country’s newly-strengthened Aviation Act which takes effect in March. Germany now imposes stricter regulations than those set by the EU, requiring that shippers, freight forwarders ... [+]

Code Pink for Delta

US airline Delta Cargo has launched a GPS-linked Equation Critical international service for urgent international shipments moving on the next available flight, using distinctive pink packaging. There is no need to pre-book and cargo can be tendered up to 90 minutes before flight departure. Delta’s ... [+]

Delta extends pharma network

Delta Cargo has added four destinations to its Pharma 4 program - Bogota, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney, Sao Paolo, Frankfurt and Seoul. It brings the total stations around the wporld to 49, in addition to nine approved facilities across Europe that the airline operates ... [+]

Emirates firms up A380 order

Emirates has formally signed a contract for 20 additional A380 aircraft and 16 options, in January. Deliveries are to start as early as 2020. The carrier commitment to the A380 programme is now for 178 aircraft, worth over US$ 60 billion.   [+]

China carrier plans UK flights

China’s Hainan Airlines has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to fly between Changsha and London three times a week from March 2018, Beijing – Edinburgh–Dublin twice weekly from June and Guangzhou–Manchester three times a week from December, reports the Routesonline website. ... [+]

New chief for DHL online platform

Thomas Grunau has taken over as chief executive of DHL’s Saloodo! digital freight platform, succeeding Amadou Diallo, who takes on a new role as chief executive of DHL Global Forwarding Middle East, Africa. Grunau held various management positions at Kühne + Nagel Group, most recently ... [+]

UPS extends biotech service

UPS has expanded its International Special Commodities program to 51 further countries, bringing the total to over 100. It moves biological substances, dangerous goods in excepted quantities and shipments using dry ice for biopharmaceutical manufacturers, diagnostics companies, laboratories, distributors and care providers. [+]

Double-Dutch for Emirates

Emirates SkyCargo has started scheduled freighter services from Dubai World Central to Maastricht, its second freighter destination in the Netherlands after Amsterdam. It will initially operate two freighter flights a week on Tuesdays and but from the end of March will increase to seven weekly ... [+]