UPS offers Saturday service from US to Channel Isles

UPS has added 20 new destinations in Europe for its Saturday pick-up service from the US, including Jersey and Guernsey. The UK and Ireland are already served by the Saturday service, which also reaches a further 100 countries worldwide. [+]

New man for Virgin Down Under

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Bosco Dsouza as account manager, Melbourne. He joins the airline from Worldwide GSA for Qatar Airways Cargo. Virgin Atlantic achieved significant tonnage and volume growth in Australia in 2018. [+]

DHL sends in the drones

DHL Express has signed a deal with EHang to launch a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery solution in Chinese cities. A five-mile route has been created for a DHL customer between its premises and the DHL service centre in Liaobu, Dongguan in Guangdong ... [+]

Brisk business for Heathrow property agent

Aberdeen Standard Investment’s Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT) fund has secured several new leasehold customers totalling 45,000sq ft at its Blackthorne Point site at Colnbrook near Heathrow. Unit 12, 15 and 16 (totalling 3,019sq ft) have been let to Micronutrients, London E Cargo and ... [+]

Antonov to the rescue in cyclone region

Antonov Airlines has flown aid and personnel from Chalons Vatry Airport in France to Beira in Mozambique in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. In addition to a 65-tonne payload of relief supplies, an the AN-124-100 aircraft also carried logistics staff from aid organisations to support disaster ... [+]

The beers are on us, says Samskip

Shipping and logistics company Samskip Russia has launched airfreight services between Moscow, St Petersburg and worldwide destinations for time sensitive shipments. It follows the successful delivery of a first shipment of 10 kegs of craft beer from Moscow’s Zagovor Brewery to a beer festival in Leeds. Samskip ... [+]

Bigger plane for Shanghai-Gatwick

China Eastern plans to replace A330-200 service on its Shanghai-London Gatwick route with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in the third quarter of this year. It will operate three times a week. [+]

Heathrow Runway Three clears another hurdle – updated

The High Court has thrown out a challenge brought by local councils, environmental groups and the London Mayor to plans Heathrow’s third runway. Their case had hinged on the argument that the government's National Policy Statement in support for the plan had not taken into ... [+]

Turkish Airlines cargo chief joins TIACA board

Turkish Airlines chief cargo officer Turhan Özen has been elected to the The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) board, just as the country inaugurates a major new hub. TIACA chairman Sebastiaan Scholte said: “With a sizeable and impressive new airport, Turkey is set to become ... [+]

Panalpina buys in Latin America

Freight forwarder Panalpina – in the process of being acquired by DSV – has made ano acquisition of its own in South America. It has bought perishables specialists CargoMaster in Colombia, together with its subsidiary, Laseair S.A., in Ecuador. CargoMaster is one of Latin America’s ... [+]