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Air cargo - Articles and news items

Changi Airport introduces support package for cargo partners

Airport news  •  19 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Changi Airport Group has announced a package of support measures for its cargo partners as industry conditions remain weak.

Schiphol Cargo records 5 months of growth

Airport news  •  21 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol finished 2015 with a total throughput of 1,621,097 tonnes of air cargo, marginally down on the all-time Schiphol Cargo record set in 2014.

CEIV Pharma: industry cooperation that is taking off

Airport Extra, Airport news  •  20 January 2016  •  Ricardo Aitken, Airport Project Manager, IATA Consulting & Michal Wielgus, Marketing, IATA Consulting

Find out how a concentrated air transport industry effort is putting pharmaceuticals back in the air.

Budapest Airport signs cargo relations agreement with China

Airport news  •  24 November 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Budapest Airport and Ningbo International Airport & Logistics Development Company sign agreement on creating a direct Budapest-Ningbo link and cargo connection.

Cargo traffic at Warsaw Chopin Airport increases

Airport news  •  17 November 2015  •  Kate Douetil

Cargo traffic at Warsaw Chopin Airport has increased, with more than 43,000 tonnes of cargo being handled between January-September 2015.

Heathrow reveals £180m plan to double cargo volumes

Airport news  •  3 November 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Heathrow Airport has announced a programme of investment to double air cargo volumes by providing faster and more efficient freight movements.

Work begins on The Ark animal handling centre at JFK

Airport news  •  21 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Work has commenced on The Ark, a new multi-purpose animal handling and air cargo facility at New York’s JFK International Airport (JFK).

Delhi and Schiphol collaborate to promote air cargo trade lane

Airport news  •  24 April 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

An agreement between Delhi Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been signed to collaborate and promote an air cargo trade lane between the two airports.

Yangtze River Express launches new service from Munich Airport

Airport news  •  2 April 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

A new scheduled cargo service has been launched from Munich Airport. Yangtze River Express will offer five weekly flights to China.

Schiphol awarded in Air Cargo Excellence Awards

Airport news  •  17 March 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has been awarded in this year’s Air Cargo Excellence Awards. It has been ranked top major European airport (over 1 million tonnes per annum), in the Air Cargo Excellence Survey.

Meeting the requirements of ACC3

Issue 1 2015  •  16 February 2015  •  Mike Woodall, IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validation (CEIV)

The EU ACC3 inbound air cargo security regulations that came into effect in February 2012 affected almost all carriers moving air cargo or mail into or through the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA). Failure to meet the deadline of 1st July 2014 would have seen carriers denied the ability to move air cargo into these territories: So what happened? Mike Woodall of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validation (CEIV) provides some insight...

Cargo growth continues to accelerate in September

Airport news  •  3 November 2014  •  The International Air Transport Association

The International Air Transport Association released data for global air freight markets showing an acceleration of demand in September...

Five-year Forecast shows improved outlook for Air Cargo

Airport news  •  22 October 2014  •  The International Air Transport Association

The International Air Transport Association Airline Industry Forecast 2014-2018 shows that international freight volumes are expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 4.1% over the next five years...

Air Cargo supplement 2013

Issue 3 2013, Supplements  •  12 June 2013  •  

The transition to e-freight: Committing to change
There are significant efficiency gains to be had by airlines, freight forwarders and ground handlers by embracing e-freight. Des Vertannes, Global Head of Cargo at IATA, explains how the industry is moving towards this paperless ideal...
At the heart of the cargo community
David Lancaster, Director of Cargo Development at St. Louis Airport, explains how the airport is working tirelessly to become the bourgeoning air cargo hub it once was.
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Hong Kong: A land of air cargo opportunity

Issue 6 2012  •  7 December 2012  •  Lilian Chan, Executive Director, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd.

The role of Hong Kong as a country is multi-faceted; it is simultaneously a market and manufacturing base in its own right, a gateway to the world for Southern China’s top industrial region, and a cargo hub for the entire Asia region. Little wonder that it is now the world’s number one cargo airport, handling almost four million tonnes of cargo each year. Within Hong Kong’s air cargo community, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl)’s 80 per cent share of the commercial handling market makes it virtually synonymous with the airport. And looking at analyses of cargo flows through Hactl is like looking at the world in microcosm. Positive growth: The past four years have been interesting to say the least. 2008 and 2009 saw declines of 3.8 per cent and 8.3 per cent respectively, fuelled by the global recession (but these declines were nowhere near as bad as the 25 per cent dive in volumes experienced on many routes). 2010 marked a sharp rise of 24.8 per cent, creating the appearance of a strong recovery, but this was actually a peak caused by a widespread correction to the running down of global inventories. Normality finally returned in 2011 with a fall of 6.2 per cent year-on-year, although still Hactl’s second most successful year to date. And, despite the continuing economic woes in Europe and the USA, overall traffic in the first half of 2012 has shown signs of a return to a gentle underlying growth.

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