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Turkish Cargo takes one in twenty freight shipments

One in 20 airfreight shipments is now carried by Turkish Cargo, says the carrier, quoting May statistics published by World Air Cargo Data. However the global air cargo market has shrunk by 28.5% as a result of the covid pandemic.  The carrier has continued service to 90 direct cargo destinations with its freighters, transporting medicine and medical equipment shipments all around the world. [+]

American Airlines appoints cargo president

American Airlines has named Jessica Tyler as its new president of cargo and vice president of airport excellence. The appointment and role are part of American’s recent right-sizing of its management and support staff after the covid pandemic. Tyler’s predecessor Rick Elieson has moved to ... [+]

Glasgow back on Emirates’ map

Emirates SkyCargo says it will operate scheduled cargo flights to 100 destinations in July. Cities added to the network include Glasgow, Accra, Algiers, Athens, Fort Lauderdale, Larnaca, Los Angeles, Male, Moscow, Phnom Penh, Rome, Santiago, Sialkot and Tunis. [+]

MSC offers online quotes

Shipping line MSC’s Instant Quote function is now live for cargo shipments from North America to Europe and from Asia to Europe. Users can quickly fill out and receive quotes, choose from (and to) door, ramp and port and rapidly progress to booking. [+]

Airfreight shows signs of real recovery

June cargo volumes provided the first real indicators of structural recovery in the airfreight market says analyst CLIVE Data Services. PPE business faded but the industry seems to be slowly getting back up on its feet as volumes in the first four weeks climbed 6% ... [+]

Trains take to the air with Antonov Airlines

The Chinese city of Chengdu is in the process of building a high tech maglev railway system in which the trains, suspended by magnetic levitation, glide along without touching the tracks. However, to reach their workplace from the manufacturer in Munich, Germany, the new trains ... [+]

IATA sees ray of sunshine

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said the global air freight markets in May showed a slight improvement and that capacity remains unable to meet demand as a result of the loss of belly cargo operations on passenger aircraft. Demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers, fell ... [+]

Express carrier aims for perfect score

DHL Express is planning what it bills as the “perfect flight” from Leipzig to New York JFK on 1 July. Thanks to the decimation of regular scheduled passenger flights due to the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the express carrier’s A330-200F freighter aircraft is expected to ... [+]

Entries invited for TIACA awards

The second edition of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Air Cargo Sustainability Award is now open for applications. The competition aims to recognize outstanding businesses and industry initiatives leading the way to a more sustainable air cargo. This year, a Corporate Prize will recognize ... [+]

Lufthansa shareholders agree state rescue deal

Shareholders of Lufthansa Cargo parent company Deutsche Lufthansa voted to accept capital measures and participation by the German state Economic Stabilisation Fund (WSF) at an extraordinary general meeting on 25 June. The package provides for stabilization measures and loans of up to €9 billion including ... [+]