EFL ensures smooth transition for Byrne clients

Dublin-based freight forwarder EFL International has taken on the customers and businesses of one of the city’s last independent operators, Byrne Airfreight. Ex-Aer Lingus employee Eddie Byrne, who founded Byrne Airfreight in the early 1980s, retired in December 2019 but it was anxious to find his staff and customers a worthy new home. The answer was EFL International, based just a few kilometres away south of Byrne Airfreight’s location to the north ... [+]

First-class pods for pooches

Delta Cargo has introduced a new CarePod carrier for its four-legged passengers that it says will offer a best-in-class travel experience for pets. It follows five years of research, development and testing, as well as a successful two-month trial, CarePod will be exclusively offered at eight ... [+]

Third China link for Manchester

Juneyao Air flights between Manchester and Shanghai are due to start in March, operating three times per week using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Shanghai will be Manchester’s third route to China; Cathay Pacific launched  a Hong Kong route in 2014 with and Hainan Airlines started ... [+]

Airfreight – it’s bigger than you think

The global utilisation of air cargo capacity is 35% higher than the traditional industry indicator suggests, according to Clive Data Services, which has devised a new ‘dynamic load factor’ method of analysis. Managing director, Niall van de Wouw says that Clive’s new Selfie app’ reveals that ... [+]

Airport site ready for take-off

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has gained planning permission for its Black Arrow speculative-build warehouse development at Blackthorne Point industrial estate in Poyle, near Heathrow’s Terminal 5. The high-spec, 27,760sq ft warehouse will be on a vacant brownfield site.  Black Arrow ... [+]

Now you see it, now you don’t

Exporta has expanded its range of reusable shipping packaging with new collapsible cardboard crates, designed with air freight in mind. The company says that, combined with a lightweight nestable plastic pallet, the crates can significantly reduce the volume and cost of shipping by air. Exporta ... [+]

Qatar to fly Doha-Osaka freighter

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched a twice weekly Boeing 777 freighter service from its Doha hub to Osaka, Japan. It departs Doha on Tuesdays and Fridays each week, arriving in Osaka on the following day, and returning via Hong Kong, offering about 200 tonnes of ... [+]

Atlanta opens first airfreight community system in US

PayCargo has collaborated with Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Kale Logistics Solutions to set up the first air cargo community system (ACCS) in the US. It gives shippers, airlines, trucking companies, customs brokers, freight forwarders and cargo handlers visibility of the payment status, eliminating delays or ... [+]

No airfreight glut here, says Midlands forwarder

West Midlands forwarder Millennium Cargo says that it has had difficulty finding space for its customers, despite a recent report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) saying that airfreight demand had seen a prolonged decline over the past year. Chief executive Chadd Blunt said that ... [+]

Air City buy gives Seko more bite in the Big Apple

SEKO Logistics has bought New York-based freight forwarder and cross-border ecommerce expert, Air-City - its largest-ever acquisition. Air-City has 15 offices worldwide and was among the first freight agents authorized by the China Government in 1994 and holds a certificate of approval for the establishment ... [+]