DHL to open Danish super-hub in 2023

DHL Express is building a DKK 1 billion (€134 million), 26,172sq m hub at the eastern freight area of Copenhagen airport. When it opens in 2023 it will be able to handle 37,000 packages per hour five times as many as the existing facility. Packages to and from Denmark usually travel via the DHL hubs in Leipzig, Germany, or East Midlands, UK. However, once the new hub at Copenhagen Airport ... [+]

It’s all up in the air, says charter expert

UK licences, certifications and access for UK operators to the EU internal air transport market would become invalid, in the event of a Hard Brexit on 29 March, says Bob Simmons, technical director at Baines Simmons, part of the training and consultancy division of ... [+]

FedEx Trade Networks becomes FedEx Logistics

FedEx has rebranded its FedEx Trade Networks forwarding arm as FedEx Logistics. It will continue to operate from its global headquarters in Memphis, offer servings including air and ocean cargo, trade brokerage and facilitation, supply chain services and cross border e-commerce and fulfilment. [+]

Tigers Australia invests in X-ray gear

Tigers Australia has invested in X-ray and detection technology for air cargo exports in Perth, ahead of new security laws being introduced in March. The equipment includes X-ray equipment for shipments up to 1,810 mm by 1,872, two explosive trace detection units and an electro-magnetic ... [+]

Virgin and Delta to move to hi-tech Heathrow site

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo will move to a new purpose-built facility at dnata City East, in the second half of 2019. The new site will double their cargo footprint at Heathrow, to 335,000 sq ft and it will offer more automation and faster ... [+]

Pharma cert for Etihad

Etihad Cargo has become the first Middle Eastt carrier to be awarded IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification in Pharmaceutical Logistics. The certifications cover airline operations and cargo handling and warehousing at its hub in Abu Dhabi. [+]

FedEx buys up Israeli partner

FedEx Express is to acquire its partner in Israel of over 30 years, Flying Cargo Group, subject to regulatory approval. The announcement coincides with the end of Flying Cargo’s service agreement with the express operator. TNT in Israel has been part of the global FedEx ... [+]

Shouting the house down

Air Canada Cargo won this year’s Hactl’s Forklift Competition, while the Pallet Building award was carried off by Air China Cargo – but the prize for the noisiest supporters went to Japan Airlines, followed by IAG Cargo and Nippon Cargo Airlines. Nine teams took part ... [+]

New sales head for Virgin Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Sumith Rathor as regional sales manager – UK. He joined the airline in 2013 as a customer service agent after 11 years with Uneek Freight Services in the UK, moving in 2014 to Virgin Atlantic Cargo as account manager - UK. He ... [+]

Special cargo soars away at ABC

Freighter operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), is reporting a 25% increase in its volumes of special commodities increase % in 2018. It says that improved processes, digital solutions, partnerships and the reinforcement of its global team helped to boost pharma volumes by more than 60% year-on-year, ... [+]