Peel sells Liverpool Airport stake

Infrastructure investment manager Ancala Partners has completed acquisition of a 45% interest in Liverpool John Lennon Airport for an undisclosed sum on behalf of its funds. Ancala has purchased 35% of the airport from ports and property owner Peel Group and 10% from Liverpool City Council. Peel and LCC retain 45% and 10% interests respectively. [+]

Carmody to head up WFS in UK

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has appointed Paul Carmody as managing director of its UK cargo operations. He was previously head of UK operations and has held senior positions at Menzies Aviation in Canada and the US prior to joining WFS in 2009. He will be ... [+]

U-Freight HK gets security clearance

U-Freight has gained Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department security certification for one of its off-airport hubs, one of the first forwarders in territory to do so. It follows the installation of a second, X-ray machine at its Golden Bear Industrial Centre in July 2019, which ... [+]

Freighter operators offer option

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo and UK all-freighter operator CargoLogicAir have made the first bookings on the digital platform. Initially online bookings will be available on services originating from Frankfurt, Munich, Leipzig and Amsterdam but there are plans to expand the option to the rest of the ... [+]

Heathrow handlers offer automatic updates

Two users of AIS (Advance Information System) - the new CCS-UK module that helps speed up deliveries and collections of air cargo at Heathrow Airport – have produced a system enhancement that sends automatic status updates to airfreight forwarders and hauliers. Handling agents dnata and ASC ... [+]

‘We will pull out all the stops to keep freight moving’

HMRC will prioritise keeping goods flowing across the Channel, even over securing government revue, after Brexit, FBJ has been given to understand. All stops are bing pulled out to ensure that Channel ports do not seize up after Brexit day – currently scheduled for 31 ... [+]

Heathrow third runway vital for post-Brexit Britain, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association says that an expanded Heathrow Airport is vital to support the UK's global trading ambitions after Brexit, according to FTA, as consultation on the controversial third runway closed on 13 September. Head of multimodal policy Alex Veitch, warned that air freight growth had stalled in recent years ... [+]

Turkish Cargo extends CEIV certificate

Turkish Cargo has extended its IATA CEIV (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators) Pharma certificate to 2022. It follows a successful training campaign followed by an IATA audit.   [+]

Fast flights for DG shipments

Lufthansa’s time:matters rapid response logistics arm is now offering a service for dangerous goods Shipments in classes 2 to 9 on passenger and cargo aircraft operated by Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines in ten markets - Germany, the US, India, China, Hong ... [+]

New ops chief for Delta cargo

Delta Cargo has appointed Rob Walpole as vice president – cargo operations and logistics. He joins the US carrier from Cargo from DP World, where he served as chief operating officer – global logistics and supply chain. He was previously chief executive officer at freight ... [+]