Airlines’ Heathrow footprint set for takeoff

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has signed a pre-let agreement with airfreight handler dnata for a 115,000sq ft facility at Heathrow dnata City East site, subject to planning consent. It will operate in conjunction with the newly-completed 250,000 sq ft warehouse also operated by dnata for Virgin Atlantic and Delta Cargo. The existing building was itself the largest off-airport pre-let in Heathrow’s history and the two ... [+]

IAG deploys warehouse drones

IAG Cargo has successfully tested autonomous drone technology not to deliver cargo but to help manage its warehouse in Madrid. Using technology developed by software start-up FlytBase, the accurately detects and reads AWBs and identifies empty slot locations, potentially saving around 6,500 man-hours a year.     [+]

Dangerous goods go worldwide on time:matters

Lufthansa’s time:matters rapid response logistics arm has extended its dangerous goods options (classes 2 to 9) throughout its network, having initially offered the option in ten countries in September 2019. Loading on the apron is personally supervised at the four hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna ... [+]

Brussels appoints new transport commissioner

Adina-Ioana Vălean has been appointed as the new European Transport Commissioner. A Romanian national, she is a long-time Member of the European Parliament and current Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.   [+]

WCA launches pharma logistics training scheme

WCA Pharma Academy has held the first course in a Good Distribution Practice (GDP) Compliance training program for freight forwarders in Amsterdam. WCA Pharma members are required to be GDP compliant to maintain their group membership, which is a quality assurance that pharmaceutical products are stored, ... [+]

New study on horse welfare in the air

The Animal Transportation Association (ATA) has partnered with airfreight information firm Champ Cargosystems and French animal health specialist Arioneo to study horse wellbeing in air travel. The study, in association with the University of Bologna, aims to monitor factors  including heart rate, respiration, and temperature ... [+]

New Shanghai route for Manchester

Privately owned Chinese carrier Juneyao Air is to launch a three-times-a-week 787-9 Dreamliner service between Shanghai and Manchester. It will operate initially via Helsinki, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving into Manchester at 08.30 and departing for Shanghai at 10:00. [caption id="attachment_28035" align="alignleft" width="300"] Juneyao Air ... [+]

Virgin to offer Indian triple helpings from summer-updated

Virgin Atlantic to introduce a second daily service between Heathrow and Delhi in its summer programme for 2020 which, together with its new service to Mumbai launched in October, will give three daily flights to India. The new schedule will see the introduction of a second ... [+]

DHL opens Bochum mega centre

Deutsche Post DHL has opened a ‘mega parcel centre’ in Bochum, between Essen and Dortmund in Germany. With a sorting capacity of up to 50,000 shipments per hour, the Bochum centre along with that at Obertshausen near Frankfurt am Main, which opened in 2016, is ... [+]

Etihad signs up to

Etihad Cargo signed a distribution agreement with airline e-booking platform, at the Dubai Airshow. Serving more than 300 freight forwarding companies across Europe, the deal with the Middle Eastern carrier will give forwarders access from Europe to new markets inthe Middle East, Indian ... [+]