East Midlands is vital lifeline

East Midlands says it has continued to operate 60% of its scheduled flights during the COVID-19 crisis, more than any other major European Airport. The latest European air traffic statistics, published by Eurocontrol, show that EMA has seen the smallest drop in flight numbers of any major airport in Europe over the last week, followed by Bergen, Stavanger and Cologne. In the week immediately following the Government’s imposition of stricter social distancing ... [+]

Qatar steps up Netherlands freighters

Qatar Airways Cargo has increased freighter frequencies to the Netherlands from nine to 34 each week. The Boeing 777 and 747 freighters operate to Amsterdam and Maastricht, with 27 weekly frequencies to Amsterdam and 7 weekly frequencies to the latter. Amsterdam is one of the ... [+]

Business as usual for Davies Turner

Davies Turner chairman, Philip Stephenson says that the group's surface freight subsidiary, is continuing to operate services and logistics operations as near to normal as possible. This is despite global cargo capacity crunches in air and ocean freight. He says: “Innovative thinking has been central to ... [+]

Partners fly face masks to Europe

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), Airbus and Bolloré Logistics have worked together to distribute two million face masks to health workers in France and Spain battling the coronavirus. Airbus operated one of its own A330-800 passenger aircraft to Tianjin in China to collect the shipment, returning to ... [+]

Geodis organises China airlift

The French Government has commissioned Geodis to organize an emergency movement of millions of masks from China. The forwarder is planning 16 flights over the coming weeks, with a weekly volume of around 2,400sq m. If necessary, the schedule could be extended into May. GEODIS ... [+]

Etihad to fly 787s as freighters

Etihad Cargo said on 26 March that it was introducing a fleet of Boeing 787-10 aircraft as ‘passenger freighters’ to operate 34 weekly flights and to complement its fleet of Boeing 777 full freighters,. Each 787 aircraft will provide capacity for 12 lower deck pallets ... [+]

Clecat welcomes air guidance

The CLECAT European forwarding association has welcomed the European Commission’s speedy release of a guidance document, which aims to ensure that essential transport flows keep moving during the current COVID-19 crisis. CLECAT stresses that continued and uninterrupted air cargo services are of essential strategic importance ... [+]

Triple crown for HACTL

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has achieved certification under IATA CEIV Live Animals, becoming one of the very first companies to have achieved all three CEIV standards. IATA CEIV Live Animals is a voluntary programme designed to improve competency, infrastructure and equipment, quality management ... [+]

China returns to full throttle

Hong Kong-based freight forwarder and logistics group U-Freight says its operations around the world are working “as normally as possible” given the circumstances. And it is seeking innovative solutions to overcome the challenges of managing supply chains hit by the virus. Whilst there have been air ... [+]

Getting help to where it’s needed

Urgent medical equipment for healthcare workers and coronavirus patients is continuing to arrive in Germany from all over the world, with Frankfurt Cargo Services (FCS) ensuring immediate processing of all incoming shipments to expedite their delivery to frontline medical teams. In the past few days, FCS ... [+]