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LATAM Cargo awarded environmental prize

UK-based media outlet Freightweek has recognized LATAM Cargo Chile as “the most sustainable cargo airline of the year in the Americas”. This distinction was announced at the publication’s 2024 Sustainability Awards event. The accolade recognized the airline's efforts in...

MyDHLi now includes a GenAI virtual assistant

Held on 16MAY24, DHL’s annual myDHLi Digital Summit – the fourth of its kind - showcased a number of new features and ‘significant upgrades’ to its digital customer portal. The main highlight, however, was the introduction of a GenAI-based...

Challenge Group offers scheduled Liège and Dubai link

16MAY24 saw the launch of Challenge Group’s regular Thursday flight from Liège (LGG) to Dubai World Central (DWC), via Tel Aviv (TLV). The first two weeks will see a B747F service offering a 120-ton cargo capacity and from June...

DB Schenker’s first e-truck long-haul route

DB Schenker has gone where no forwarder has gone before in Sweden: using an e-truck on a long-haul route. Shorter routes using smaller e-trucks are growing in popularity, particularly within populated areas such as for distribution transport in cities,...

SriLankan Cargo goes CargoAi

And another airline has joined the CargoAi platform. This time it is SriLankan Cargo that is offering its own customers another quick and convenient way to digitally book air cargo shipment transports. Having joined cargo.one three months ago, CargoAi...

United Cargo goes WebCargo in a stepwise rollout

Two digital channels on offer and in collaboration with WebCargo by Freightos. The latter helped developed United Cargo’s own “state-of-the-art self-service online cargo portal” and has now also gained the airline as a further capacity provider on the WebCargo...

dnata uses Dubai Airport Show to announce green fleet

Aviation sustainability begins on the ground and dnata chose the backdrop of the Dubai Airshow last week, to further demonstrate its commitment to cleaner operations by signing five-year global framework contracts with eight leading manufacturers for new Ground Support...

ASL Airlines Australia has added a 737-800BCF to its fleet

The Sydney-based airline, formerly known as Pionair, has introduced its first Boeing converted 737-800 freighter aircraft to its fleet, registered VH-CYK. The aircraft can uplift up to 23.9 tons (52,900 pounds) of revenue payload, with 5,000ft3 available on the main...

Maersk opens air cargo hub in Miami

Last month saw A.P. Moller - Maersk open its first air freight gateway in Miami. The 8,000 m² facility is staffed entirely by in-house Maersk Air Freight forwarding professionals, and delivers full-service, in-transit service solutions. It is also fully...

Mother’s Day flowers with a clearer conscience

Cleaner skies will only happen when everyone comes together – as shown by Kuehne+Nagel, LATAM Group, and Elite Group in this year’s flower season. The three again agreed to invest in SAF for the flowers being flown out of...

IAG Cargo arrange €1.5 million perishables upgrade at MAD

In total, €12 million have been invested in IAG Cargo’s Spanish hub over the past 6 years. The latest €1.5 million of those have gone into an expanded perishables facility at Madrid (MAD) Airport, including state-of-the-art cool chambers -...

dnata names new MD in Singapore

This week, dnata announced - with immediate effect - the appointment of a new Managing Director in Singapore: Su Yin Neo, herself Singaporean, is now tasked with managing the company’s 1,500 employees in the region, and keeping things running...

Menzies announces new Chief Executive for Menzies CNAC

Earlier this year, Jardine Aviation Services Group was acquired to 50% by Menzies (in joint venture with China National Aviation Corporation ), and is being rebranded as Menzies CNAC Aviation Services Limited. This week, its Chief Executive was announced:...

Etihad’s Hermes 5 upgrade is successful

Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) announced this week, that the upgrade to Hermes 5 at Etihad Airport Services Cargo (EASC)'s hub in Abu Dhabi, went well. As well as running on the newest cargo management system (CMS), the airline will...

MotoGP™ selects Qatar Airways Group as official partner

“Qatar Airways takes pole position, commencing its three-year partnership as the Official Airline Partner and Qatar Airways Cargo as the Official Cargo Airline Partner of MotoGP,” the press release announces. Given the recent successes - the airline’s first Grand...

KWE to operate a new CFS in the Netherlands by end 2024

The Benelux subsidiary of Kintetsu World Express (KWE) is looking forward to operating a new Container Freight Station (CFS) by the end of this year. Construction on the new air cargo terminal will start soon, adding to the two...

Dubai to build Airport of the Future by 2050

It used to be countries outdoing each other by building the highest skyscrapers. Dubai has already done that, and the stakes have now been moved to having the largest airport. When you have the space (80% of the Emirate...

Happy 20th Birthday, Jettainer

27APR04 saw the creation of a Joint Venture between Lufthansa Cargo and TrenStar Inc. Operations began near Frankfurt Airport, with a ULD fleet of roughly 27,000 units. Two years later, Jettainer became a fully owned Lufthansa Cargo subsidiary. Today,...

Kales seeks CEIV Pharma certification

Once certified, Kales will be the first GSSA worldwide to achieve this special recognition by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) following a two-year phase in which all pharma processes are monitored, documented, and thoroughly checked.   The CEIV Pharma program...

Singapore Airlines joins WebCargo

Singapore Airlines is that latest airline to publish its cargo capacity on WebCargo by Freightos, thus expanding booking options in and across Asia and WebCargo’s Asian footprint at the same time. Asia is a fast-growing market. WebCargo saw more...

GW goes Greenland Project

It is not the first time that Gebrüder Weiss supports an out-of-this-world type project. There have been others such as the Mars Analog Mission AMADEE-24 of the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) where Gebrüder Weiss transported equipment to Armenia, for...

ECS Group to benefit from Rotate’s live capacity data

ECS Group has opted for Rotate's Live Capacity data product to ensure it benefits fully from its strategic growth potential, and that it maintains its position as leading GSSA. “Rotate's Live Capacity provides real-time data on market trends and...

Qatar Airways and UNHCR continue their partnership

Just days after inviting pres and customers to see the new Animal Center in Doha, Qatar Airways announced that it has renewed its partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and supports communities in need. The agreement signing ceremony...

Last week, Koalas, this week Lions

On 25APR24 and on behalf of FOUR PAWS both in the Netherlands and South Africa, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo carried a very special cargo this time consisting of two lions, Vasylyna and Nikola. Last week, it had transported...

Descartes acquires Aerospace Software Developments (ASD)

Descartes Systems Group has just closed its 31st purchasing deal in 9 years – this time it has invested 57 million euros (USD 61 million) in the acquisition of Aerospace Software Developments (ASD). Of those, 54 million euros were...
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