Cargo booms at Leipzig

Cargo traffic at Leipzig/Halle Airport increased by 11.7% to 1.38 million tonnes in 2020, a new record high, said its operator, Mitteldeutsche Flughafen. Growth was particularly strong during the fourth quarter, increasing by 35% to 140,940 tonnes during December alone.Passengers passing through its two gateways, Dresden and Leipzig/Halle Airports slumped 78.2.Chief executive Götz Ahmelmann, said: “We can count ourselves lucky that we’re continuing to attract stable business to the whole ... [+]

Schiphol cargo in decline

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s total cargo volume for 2020 declined by 8% to 1.44 million tonnes compared to 2019. Inbound volume declined by 4.7% to 754,361 tonnes and outbound by 11.7% to 687,161 tonnes. Traffic was down on most trade lanes, one of the few exceptions ... [+]

Posties face data double whammy

New regulations will require postal authorities to provide advance electronic data on mail entering the US and EU, reports e-commerce specialist Hurricane. Full enforcement of the US STOP Act will take effect on the same day as the EU’s ICS2 rules, it says. The US STOP ... [+]

Norwegian exits long-haul business

Low-cost cargo-carrying airline Norwegian has axed its long-haul network, making 1,100 people redundant at its Gatwick Airport base, reports the BBC. Its entire Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet has been grounded since March 2020. A further 1,000 jobs will be lost at its long-haul bases in ... [+]

DHL to open South Africa super-hub

DHL Global Forwarding is investing ZAR 126.5 million (£6m) in a new hub in Johannesburg. The new 13,000 sq m facility will be located within the bonded zone at Skyparks Business Estate close to OR Tambo International Airport. Twice the size of its current set-up, this ... [+]

Three more years of CEIV for Fraport

Frankfurt handler Fraport has renewed its CEIV Pharma certification , first gained in 2018. Fraport has been recertified for another three years, in recognition of its systematic and seamless processes for handling pharmaceuticals. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s certification process was conducted entirely as ... [+]

Transport Logistic is off

This year’s Transport Logistic exhibition, scheduled to take place in Munich in May, has been cancelled. Event organisers, Messe München, said that the decision was taken based on international travel restrictions, which are unlikely to be lifted until the Spring. [+]

Eight new 777Fs for DHL

DHL Express has placed an order for an additional eight new Boeing 777 freighters. First deliveries are scheduled for 2022. [+]

Parcels firms ‘struggling to cope’ with new customs rules

Brexit delays and costs are escalating rapidly, warns the international courier services expert ParcelHero. The parcel comparison site says couriers and retailers are now struggling with the burden of customs clearances, with 20% of parcels and the same proportion of trucks being stopped at some ... [+]

Swiss steps up Heathrow capacity

Swiss WorldCargo is now offering three widebody A330-300 flights a week between its Zurich hub and London Heathrow as part of an expansion of its European network. It also has regular narrow body flights and trucking services. [+]