Schiphol’s slot dilemma – and no end in sight

Leading airports focus strategically and economically on growth rather than contraction. An exception is Schiphol. There, the municipality of Amsterdam demands that the number...

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Exclusive – TIACA puts multimodality on its agenda

From 19-21JUN24, TIACA is hosting its first regional conference in Central Asia - in this case in Astana, Kazakhstan....

The rapid rise of AI – in logistics, too

Not a day goes by without the mention of AI in connection to some part of daily life –...

Airbus completes Beluga rollover

The European frame maker has put its sixth Beluga XL into service. This completes the replacement of the predecessor...

Spotlight on… Sebastien Podgorski, WebCargo’s new VP Airline Solutions

CargoForwarder Global’s ‘Spotlight On…’ series highlights the many and very different jobs in the air cargo industry by asking...
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Türkiye flies into space

Elon Musk owned Space Exploration Technologies, dubbed SpaceX, will launch Turkey's first domestically built satellite on board a Falcon Heavy rocket into orbit, Turkish...

WestJet and Virgin cement cargo partnership

Following a decade of absence, Virgin Atlantic will resume air services to Canada. From the upcoming summer flight season onwards, beginning 30MAR25, the UK...
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On SAF, Sustainability, and Safety

Cathay made the headlines thrice this week: the signing of an MoU with Singapore Airlines, outlining collaboration on sustainability initiatives; the launch of direct...

acd – Alternative propulsion systems – all just hot air?

That was the provocative question posed at the meeting of the German Air Cargo Association (acd) on the eve of the ILA trade show...
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PART 1: ILA 2024 was worth attending

This year's biennial air show, ILA Berlin, was an event of superlatives. Around 600 exhibitors from 31 countries ran stands, booths, or entire halls,...

Spotlight on… Charlotte Goldstone, News Reporter, The Loadstar

We could kick-off a philosophical discussion, here, about whether something truly exists if it is not talked about. And that question could include the...
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ILA Part 2: Hydrogen freighters. Today’s Vision, tomorrow’s reality

Currently, they are still just models in combination with concept studies presented by start-ups and niche providers at congresses or air shows,. However, the...

ILA PART 3: The iViation project

Perhaps the small players of today will be the big ones of tomorrow? A promising example appears to be the iViation’s autonomously operating freighter....

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Political turbulences hit Aeromexico

A serious diplomatic crisis between Mexico and Ecuador, in which other countries are increasingly becoming involved, is shaking the sub-continent. It erupted when special...

Exclusive: BRU Airport, Customs, and Cargo Community collaborate

On 30MAY24, Air Cargo Belgium, Brussels Airport Company, and Belgian Customs signed a Vision Document to enable swifter declaration and inspection processes and enhance...

Air Cargo Data has become the “new oil”

Air cargo data is commercial air freight shipment data sourced from the AWB. It reveals the actual transaction between a carrier and its forwarder,...

Garbe knocks on wood

Garbe Industrial Real Estate is breaking new ground in the construction of freight terminals such as, for example, at Straubing harbor on the Danube...

ILA Part 4 – APUS and Speeder Systems

Mainly driven by the fast-growing e-commerce market, the need for efficient integrated air cargo systems is huge since air solutions can significantly reduce delivery...

Spotlight on… James Golding, Head of Cargo, Heathrow

CargoForwarder Global’s ‘Spotlight On…’ series brings each of the many different functions involved in air cargo to the fore. Airports are at the heart...

New scheme prevents perishables from spoiling

It is an economic scandal. According to data provided by the World Bank and other sources, roughly 30% of all agricultural products spoil between...

The bitter-sweet taste of farmed Atlantic salmon

Dozens of freighter aircraft are lined up at Oslo Gardermoen Airport – from very large to rather small. Their common operational reason is the...

Aviation in the Baltic Sea region opts for Hydrogen

A total of 16 airports and aviation companies are involved in the H2 initiative, which was launched shortly before the turn of the year...

Drones are on the rise