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AirCargo 2014 , March 30, premier conference and trade show for the air freight industry

Annual air freight conference AirCargo 2014 to highlight strategies and innovations for business growth, with a focus on "closing the deal"

Cathay Pacific opens new Hong Kong cargo terminal

Cathay Pacific's new Hong Kong cargo terminal "one of the world's biggest, and also most sophisticated"

Airforwarders Association intense surge in membership growth

Air cargo industry representative body the Airforwarders Association's membership has grown rapidly recently, with intense new member signup rate in first weeks of 2014

Freight 2014: some mighty will fall & emerging leaders arise, says CarrierDirect report

Chicago's CarrierDirect, an elite consultancy and sales company in the transport and logistics industry, has published a report titled Semi-Annual Market Perspective on Industry Trends and Guidance on Market Strategies

Research exposes lack of high-level air cargo training

A solid research project makes for grim reading for the air cargo industry as it suggests a dire need for more focused training courses to ensure the next generation of air cargo managers have the "higher skills" needed

IAG Cargo and The WACO System sign partnership deal

New collaboration between freight industry network and merged freight business of British Airways and Iberia aims to develop long-term business synergies between the airline group and the WACO global freight management network

DHL invests in aircraft and facilities for West Africa

Business appears to be booming in West Africa, with logistics leader DHL working fast to align itself to demand

Cargolux brings 747 freighter flights to Argentina

As South America experiences a year-on-year growth in air freight volumes and strong economic growth, Cargolux announces an expansion of services to Argentina

Freight groups welcome aviation emissions agreement

Two international freight groups, representing in excess of 1,000,000 staff and thousands of companies, have welcomed a decision by an international aviation organisation to reduce carbon emissions

Global reefer repair directory launched after explosions

The Container Owners Association (COA) has developed a new global online database of refrigeration machinery repair companies after three deaths in five separate explosions relating to refrigerated container compressors were reported in 2011, with counterfeit refrigerants reported to be the cause.

Tampa Port Authority at IPO Global Pineapple Conference

The Tampa Port Authority and new fresh produce partner Green Express will jointly participate in the International Pineapple Conference in Costa Rica, to discuss transportation and logistics issues in a forum with a collective of international produce industry leaders

Achilles opens Dubai office

Specialist supply chain management service provider to the oil and gas sector Achilles appoints new man and founds new office to manage growth in the Middle East and North Africa region, which bosses say "supplies approximately one third of the world's oil and gas is therefore of paramount importance to our existing global customers"

Intermodal Europe logistics event in October

Intermodal Europe 2013 will be held in Hamburg on October 8-10 and will focus on innovation in container design, management and port-related challenges and solutions, with representatives from many top companies in attendance

FedEx's fabulous new Boeing freighter

FedEx takes dleivery of their new Boeing 767-300 as it continues its policy of modernising its fleet and making it more efficient

CIPS first Australian leader

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply has a new man at the helm, who "knows what we are really good at"

New air cargo route from Ecuador to Madrid

IAG Cargo announces new Iberia airline route linking Ecuador to Madrid, offering cargo services and utilising the massive Airbus A340-600

Cargolux returns to Santiago de Chile airport

Company expands South American service by reinstating Boeing 747 Freighter service on a weekly basis

Etihad Cargo leads strong Airways results

Etihad Airways has its ever-reliable cargo division to thank for its strongest quarterly and half-year performances to date

BA launches IAG Cargo development programme

IAG Cargo, the merged BA World Cargo and Iberia Cargo organisation, welcomes two new models to signal the take off of a new modernisation scheme

IATA voice concerns over air freight trends

IATA's latest year-on-year comparisons make for uninspiring reading for the air freight industry as key regions fail to rise against the turbulence

DHL wins gold at awards ceremony

DHL attributes its achievements to customer communication following its fifth consecutive year of success at the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Awards

China Cargo Airlines joins SkyTeam Alliance

China Cargo Airlines is the 11th airline to join the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance, which aims to provide frieght customers with access to a global route network

IATA endorses Carbon Neutral Growth Strategy resolution

Aviation companies became the first industry to suggest a global approach to the application of a single MBM to manage its climate change impact, and the first to agree global targets and a global strategy to achieve them

IATA records modest growth in April 2013

Latin American and Middle Eastern airlines experienced the best growth rates for April 2013, with North American and Asia-Pacific carriers saw a small drop in freight rates

Q8Aviation is voted top fuel supplier in Europe

Q8Aviation has been voted Best Regional Marketer in Europe in the 2012 Armbrust Annual Survey for the third year running

IAG Cargo announces a new addition to its fleet

IAG Cargo has announced a further addition to its aircraft fleet, which will offer customers 'increased capacity and enhanced functionality'

IATA records weakening air freight markets in March

All markets except the Middle East and Africa recorded a decline in Air Freight rates in March, with Asia-Pacific carriers recording the biggest drop,

American Airlines win customer voted Best Cargo Airline award

Over 25,000 supply chain professionals voted on the Air Cargo News website for the airline that provided the best overall customer experience

Aviation expansion is 'vital' to the economy, says FTA

The FTA has highlighted the need for extra capacity for UK air freight in their submission to the Airport's Commissions's discussion paper

Maersk CEO in landmark social media interview

Maersk's enigmatic CEO Nils. S. Andersen answers questions on social media in advance of an important trip to China

London Mayor takes inspiration from Dubai Airport

Following a visit to Dubai's Jebel Airport, London Mayor Boris Johnson claimed he could see an 'opportunity' for extending London's airport capacity

French pharmacist gets the Manhattan treatment

A leading French pharmacuetical company has implemented the Manhattan SCOPE into its Supply Chain performance improvement strategy

IAG Cargo returns to Sri Lanka

IAG Cargo is offering a full range of cargo services on new passenger flights

IATA's February results show modest demand improvement

Tony Tyler highlighted the importance of the Eurozone on International Air Freight following a rise in February's cargo figures

Air China Cargo opens two new European freight routes

The new routes to Shanghai-Zhengzhou-Amsterdam and Shanghai-Chongqing-Frankfurt expand Air China Cargo's international network

USCTA: contract tower closures raise safety concerns

The U.S. Contract Towers Association claims that the FAA have failed to consider serious safety concerns

Lufthansa Cargo announced healthy operating profit for 2012

As with the majority of global air freight industry, the Company had to contend with an extremely difficult market environment last year as demand declined in all the major markets

FedEx cuts full-year forecast after disappointing Q3

FedEx plans to decrease Asian capacity and realign transit networks to cut costs

DHL increases cargo capacity by 30% with new A300 service in Penang

The new A300 service connects to DHL's non-stop service from Hong Kong to Los Angeles (LAX) meaning customers in Penang will be able to utilise DHL's one-day intercontinental express delivery service

Qatar Airways aims to reach the top five cargo carriers

CEO Akbar Al Baker announced that the carrier aims to reach the top five within the next five years

Global airlines receive excellence awards in Qatar

Air Cargo World has revealed the results of its latest Air Cargo Excellence Awards

IATA establishes new office for Gulf Region

IATA's new office will offer the full range of services and member benefits to airlines operating in the Gulf Area

Partnership increases flight schedule communication

OAG Cargo to provide comprehensive flight schedules data to the Worldwide Information Network (WIN) forwarder electronic communications platform

IATA records 5% rise in global air freight demand

Middle Eastern Airlines saw the biggest gains, whereas Latin America was the only region to record a fall in demand

2012 has lowest jet accident rate say IATA

Despite the lowest accident rate in history for 2012, IATA remain concerned about high accident rates on the African continent

Emirates SkyCargo wins Global Cargo Airline of the Year

Emirates were presented the award at Air Cargo Africa 2013 by multimodal trade publication STAT Trade Times

FAA predicts flight delays following budget sequestration

The FAA has announced a range of measures to save up to $600m, following budget sequestration, and predict that these will have an adverse affect on aviation operations.

Air France-KLM Cargo lose €25m despite reduced capacity

Air France has shrunk its operating loss by some €53m in 2012, following the strategic business plan Transform, however cargo rates are still struggling

UPS triple Worldwide Expedited coverage to include 220 countries

UPS have extended the reach of their Worldwide Expedited coverage, which allows for delivery in two to five days

IATA outlines priorities to secure air cargo traffic

IATA has urged stakeholders to move forward on the implementation of the Secure Freight Principles

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