Tianjin via Baku

Silk Way West Airlines is to start a twice weekly 747 freighter service to Tianjin from its hub in Baku. It will fly every Friday and Sunday. [+]

B&H makes move into the Continent

Heathrow based aerospace logistics provider B&H Worldwide is to open new offices in Frankfurt and Prague and will be launching a Europe-wide road freight network to provide an alternative to airfreight. The Frankfurt office will be located at the Cargo City site at the airport ... [+]

Sunny outlook for Hactl

Hong Kong cargo handler Hactl is to install 1,300sq m of solar panels on the roof of its buildings as part of its Green Terminal project. The 518 panels will generate 160 kWp which will be fed into the power grid. The system is being designed, ... [+]

Airlines urged to stand firm over lab animal legal challenge

Animal protectors Cruelty Free International is urging British Airways, United Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Qatar Airways to stand firm and maintain their policies not to transport laboratory animals afterthe National Association of Biomedical Research (NABR) lodged a formal complaint with the US Department of ... [+]

Green light for dnata development

Aberdeen Standard Investment’s Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT) fund says it has secured planning permission for its 250,000sq ft dnata City East development from Hounslow’s Planning Committee. Dnata UK chief executive Gary Morgan said: “dnata City East will help us to accommodate increased cargo-handling demand ... [+]

ABC deal propels Liege into the big time

Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines has signed a ten-year lease agreement with Belgian hub Liege Airport, following the memorandum of understanding announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July. Under the new deal AirBridgeCargo will lease 25,000sq m of warehousing and is expected to make Liege one ... [+]

Volga-Dnepr to the rescue in Sulawesi

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered generators and a water purification system to Indonesia in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi, Indonesia in late September. The flight was performed by one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ modernised IL-76TD-90VD freighters from Châlon Vatry Airport in France ... [+]

Turkish Cargo starts Stansted freighter flights

Turkish Cargo launched freighter flights to London Stansted on 4 October. They are operated by Airbus 330 type wide-body aircraft on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday on five different routes, and are expected to feed the Middle East Africa and Asia via Turkey. [+]

Delta tags to keep tabs on ULDs

Following the introduction earlier in the year of real-time tracking for unit load devices (ULDs), Delta Cargo is now extended the service to cargo businesses based off airport. The carrier says it will eliminate all paperwork at the dock door when units are loaned out ... [+]

Dnata makes the grade in Zurich

Air service provider dnata has been awarded Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for pharmaceutical handling at its Zurich facility. To meet the requirements, dnata completely refurbished one of its warehouses at the airport and made significant enhancements to its quality systems, operations documentation and facilities ... [+]