Volga-Dnepr to create central Russia hub

Volga-Dnepr Group has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Republic of Tatarstan government to develop cargo sector at Kazan airport, about 600 miles east of Moscow in central Russia. The signing ceremony was part of the official meeting between Tatarstan President, Rustam Minnikhanov, and chairman of the Volga-Dnepr Group’s Board, Alexey Isaykin at the International Aviation and Aerospace Salon in Zhukovsky. The deal aims to increase transit and commercial flights and ... [+]

Schiphol seeks freighter slot solution as freight surges

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands processed 837,671 tonnes of cargo in the first six months of 2021, up 27.7% on last year. Some 572,111 tonnes were on freighter flights, up 23.4% and 265,560 tonnes in bellyhold, up 38.1%. Schiphol has been facing capacity shortages for ... [+]

Committee to probe UK airline and shipping emissions

The Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an enquiry into how the aviation and shipping sectors can best achieve net zero emissions. It follows the publication of the government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan in which it outlined its ambition for UK domestic aviation to be ... [+]

Next instalment for Lufthansa hub upgrade

Lufthansa Cargo has awarded another infrastructure contract at its Frankfurt hub - the modernization of the Road Feeder Services high-rack storage system. Two companies, Vollert Anlagenbau and Körber will carry out the modernization of the RFS stacker’s mechanical, control and IT systems, supported by Miebach ... [+]

FedEx signs deal with India’s Delhivery

FedEx Express has signed a commercial agreement with Indian logistics specialist Delhivery, subject to conditions and regulatory approval. FedEx will make a US$100 million equity investment in Delhivery. Under the deal, FedEx will focus on international export and import services to and from India, and Delhivery ... [+]

Sweet success for south Indian airport

Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, southern India sent 483,460kg of mangoes to four months from March to June. Doha emerged as the leading destination for the fruit, with 140,000kg, followed by London (68,000kg) and Singapore (55,000kg). June saw the highest movement s with 169,882kg  of ... [+]

Air Logistics Group to market Hans Airways space

UK-based start-up airline, Hans Airways has appointed Air Logistics Group as its network-wide cargo general sales and service agent (GSSA). East Midlands-based ALG will provide Hans Airways with full cargo sales, marketing, online booking and customer service support across its network. Hans Airways is preparing to ... [+]

Brendan Sullivan to lead IATA cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Brendan Sullivan as global head of cargo with immediate effect. A Canadian national, he has worked in air cargo for 20 years including 14 years at IATA and has since January been acting global head of cargo in ... [+]

Magma Aviation appoints deputy chief

Chapman Freeborn’s Magma Aviation air cargo solutions arm has appointed Conor Brannigan as deputy chief executive. For the past two years he was director strategic alliances and market development at all-cargo airline Cargolux based in Luxemburg and was previously at Etihad in Abu Dhabi. [+]

Accurate ETAs for airfreight

Supply chain visibility platform FourKites has introduced an AI-powered Dynamic ETA for air allowing shippers, carriers and 3PLs accurate and automated estimated times of arrival. It says it will give greater confidence in a mode of transport that is typically utilised for the most critical ... [+]