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TAP – one bride, two suitors

The next consolidation in European air traffic is on the horizon with the privatization of the Portuguese airline, TAP. There are two potential applicants for the takeover: the Air France-KLM alliance and its transatlantic JV partner Delta Air Lines,...

AeroUnión operates first A330P2F for Avianca

Mexico City-headquartered cargo carrier, AeroUnión, has received an A330 passenger-to-freighter converted aircraft which will be operated on behalf of its Colombian partner, Avianca Cargo. The aircraft will replace a nearly four-decades-old Boeing 767-200F. According to a joint AeroUnión /...

Breeze brings insurance to the WebCargo platform

Whereas the main digital marketplaces facilitate real-time booking, capacity and rate checks, WebCargo by Freightos has now gone one step further. Partnering with digital cargo insurance platform, Breeze, it has integrated a function to enable instant price and purchase...

MST Airport announces new CEO

Early days yet, as he will not take on his role until 01OCT24, but the CEO of Maastricht Aachen Airport is now clear: Joost Meijs will be the man succeeding interim CEO, Jonas van Stekelenburg, as Director of NV...

WestJet Cargo’s Campus’Air solution supports Academia

Not just students, but also university staff – all across Canada – now have access to economic cargo rates. Since the beginning of this month, WestJet Cargo’s new Campus'Air product is available for purchase on domestic, Canadian routes. Its...

Envirotainer now has six testing chambers in Rosersberg

Before you put a product on the market, you need to be sure that it fulfils its purpose – particularly when the commodities it protects are worth large sums of money and priceless when it comes to human life....

Swiss World Cargo secures first-ever EMAS validation

EMAS stands for Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and is a voluntary-membership framework, created by the European Union to support companies in improving their environmental performance. Validation is subject to a strict audit where external auditors examine the company’s...

Chiara Venuti joins the Cool Chain Association Board

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) announced the appointment of Chiara Venuti, Vice President, Global Drug Distribution at MARKEN, to its Board in a press release earlier this week. It also spoke of new programs which are yet to be...

MASkargo facilitates online payment using CargoAi’s CargoWALLET

Matt Petot, CEO of CargoAi, declared: “We are thrilled to collaborate with MASkargo to bring our innovative CargoWALLET solution to a broader audience. This partnership underscores our commitment to streamlining the airfreight process, reducing transaction costs, and facilitating global...

Emirates announces top management and fleet plans

The all-male list of 12 new top management appointments recently published by Emirates, includes the successor to the previous Divisional Senior Vice President of Emirates SkyCargo, Nabil Sultan. Badr Abbas, a long-standing employee at the airline, having totaled 24...

Exclusive – Florian stands up for an environmental levy on aviation

Greenhouse gas emissions should be taxed for an entire journey, from origin to destination, advocates J. Florian Pfaff (JFP), VP Asia Pacific of the German cargo carrier. This would enable a level playing field in aviation worldwide and concurrently...

Spotlight on…  Radhesh Menon, VP Product Management & Strategy for Air Cargo, IBS Software.

CargoForwarder Global’s ‘Spotlight On…’ series highlights the very varied job areas within the air cargo industry. When it comes to smoothly transporting air cargo from one part of the globe to the other, technology plays a huge role, and...

Lufthansa Cargo scoring goals of its own

Ok, so Germany is out of the running in the EURO 2024, but over at Lufthansa Cargo, the ‘sportspersonship’ is still strong, reflecting the nation’s grace as the games’ host this time around. On the one hand, its social...

Schiphol wins despite legal blow

The Supreme Court in The Hague has rejected the reduction in take-offs and landings at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) from 500,000 to 460,000 per year. This had been ordered by the former Dutch government and submitted to the EU...

Condor’s belly capacity is now available on cargo.one

Whilst its passengers look forward to starting their holidays in distant lands, this month also sees Condor’s belly capacities become available for booking on cargo.one. From July 2024, freight forwarders using cargo.one can start booking Condor capacity to destinations...

Air India counts on IBS Software’s iCargo Platform

One of India’s largest airlines, Air India, has opted to implement IBS Software's iCargo solution as it focuses on its global air cargo operations growth strategy. A large part of that strategy includes digital transformation across its core business...

ICL now able to handle twice as much cool cargo at LHR

Heathrow-headquartered forwarder, International Cargo Logistics (ICL) celebrated the inauguration of its cold storage extension at London-Heathrow Airport recently. Its cold storage facility previously measured 153 m², and now comes in at a cool 300 m². The investment was made...

DoKaSch appoints Business Development Manager for U.S. Midwest

Six years into the history of DoKaSch subsidiary, California-based DoKaSch Americas Inc., the temperature-controlled active packaging solutions company now has a new Business Development Manager for the U.S. Midwest. Rory Ward has been appointed to increase DoKaSch Temperature Solution's...

Joe Hickey is HLT’s new Global Business Development Manager

Hermes Logistics Technologies announced the appointment of its new Global Business Development Manager, this week. Joe Hickey joined the software solutions company in APR24, and is tasked with heading its global business development strategy, expanding its customer base, and...

Duvenbeck takes over Erich Haslbeck forwarding company

Since the start of this month, the Bavarian family-run freight forwarding company, Erich Haslbeck, has become part of Duvenbeck. Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Niederviehbach near Dingolfing, Haslbeck’s focus is on providing factory logistics for the Bavarian automobile...

DANX acquires 3PL company, TLS

Danish logistics company, DANX, continues its expansion spree with the acquisition of the Scandinavian 3PL specialist, TLS. The also Denmark-based full-service logistics company is a specialist in the transport, preparation, and installation of new technical equipment. It is DANX’s...

Hanseatic Global Terminals is launched

With effect from 01JUL24, the terminal and infrastructure activities of the shipping company, Hapag-Lloyd, are consolidated in an independent business unit. The name of the company registered in Rotterdam: Hanseatic Global Terminals. “With the company name 'Hanseatic', which symbolizes...

Qatar Airways ups Germany flights

The Doha-based state carrier has added Hamburg (HAM) as a fifth Destination in Germany, following Berlin (BER), Dusseldorf (DUS), Frankfurt (FRA), and Munich (MUC). The inaugural flight was operated by an Airbus A350, but the route will normally be...

Spotlight on… Jenni Frigger-Latham, VP Sales & Marketing, EMO Trans (Corp)

CargoForwarder Global’s ‘Spotlight On…’ series brings the many different facets of the air cargo industry to the fore, inviting a different individual each week, to share their job insights, experiences, and advice. Customer global logistics providers build a supporting...

Turkish Cargo grows its freighter fleet

The Turkish carrier has placed an order for four additional Boeing 777 freighters to further strengthen the airline's position in the global air cargo market. Once they are delivered, the cargo arm of Turkish Airlines will operate a total...
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