Volga-Dnepr signs Alibaba deal

Volga-Dnepr will guarantee access for Alibaba freight arm, Cainiao Smart Logistics while the latter will make the Russian cargo airline its preferred carrier under a new memorandum of understanding. The two partners will also work to develop an optimal scheduled route network in Asia, Europe and Russia. [+]

Cargolux and Panalpina win quality competition

Cargolux and Panalpina have won the first stage of Cargo iQ’s ‘Q Rally’ competition for their work to boost data quality and performance at Luxembourg Airport The initiative by the Cargo iQ initiative challenges members to work together to collect data to improve quality in ... [+]

It’s time to keep tabs on freight rates, says Xeneta

Oslo-based freight rate specialist Xeneta is advising shippers to keep a close eye on fluctuating ocean and air freight rates due to the ongoing trade war between the US and China. It says that in an unpredictable geopolitical environment, highlighted by last week’s arrest of ... [+]

Ethiopian makes first Manchester-Addis Ababa flight

Ethiopian Airlines’ has operated its inaugural flight from Manchester to Addis Ababa. The service is operated by a B-787 Dreamliner on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and offers connections in Addis across Africa including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania. [+]

Koch to head Coyne Airways in January

Tristan Koch is to join London-based airfreight operator Coyne Airways in January 2019 as its new managing director. He has over 18 years of experience in the air cargo industry, including senior roles at British Airways, and, most recently, American Airlines, where he was managing ... [+]

Volga-Dnepr Houston base is on the launch-pad

Heavylift airline Volga-Dnepr has opened an operations base at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport to serve North and South America. The site is an expansion of the group’s sales office, established in 2001. It will handle clients in the oil and gas, heavy machinery, energy ... [+]

Race is over for DHL sailor

DHL-sponsored yachtswoman Susie Goodall has been rescued Hong Kong-registered general cargo ship Tian Fu after her boat came to grief 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn during the Golden Globe Race. The DHL Starlight lost her mast after capsizing during violent storms during the non-stop ... [+]

New FedEx chief from January

Current FedEx Express executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer Raj Subramaniam, is to take over as president and chief executive officer from David Cunningham, who is due to retire on 1 January. Subramaniam has been with FedEx for more than 27 years and ... [+]

TIACA to hold Belgian airfreight masterclass

TIACA and Air Cargo Belgium are to hold a masterclass on 30-31 January to explore how the air cargo industry can take advantage of digital transformation and data sharing. The ‘Connected Air Cargo Masterclass’ at BRUcargo’s Air Cargo Academy in Brussels will feature debates on ... [+]

New Benelux boss for Crane

Crane Worldwide Logistics has appointed Kenneth Nielsen as managing director for Benelux. Crane operates an airfreight base in Amsterdam, ocean freight in Rotterdam, and contract logistics in Tilburg. Nielsen’s most recent position was at Geodis Freight Forwarding where he was director, global ocean product. ... [+]