Freight - Articles and news items
Airport news • 26 April 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review
Air Cargo Community Frankfurt has reinforced its ambitions for Frankfurt Airport to become the largest certified pharma-hub in Europe.
Airport news • 21 March 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has launched a closed pharma chain programme that will offer manufacturers new levels of transparency.
Airport news • 18 February 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review
Bordeaux Airport has opened upgraded infrastructure dedicated to the reception of plant and animal origin freight inspection.
Airport news • 12 September 2014 • The Airports Council International
One of the busiest months of the year for global travel saw passenger traffic rise by 4.3% over the previous year...
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.
Air Cargo Europe Show Preview
Issue 4 2012 • 3 August 2012 • Mark Glover, Commissioning Editor, International Airport Review
The revenue stream created by cargo is an important one for airports. Mark Glover from International Airport Review spoke to John Frogatt, Cargo and Commercial Bid Director at the Manchester Airport Group (M.A.G) about the importance of the market and how it affects the group’s circle of airports which includes Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth.Mark Glover: In December 2012, the Transportation Security Association (TSA) will be introducing regulations that will mean 100 per cent screening of all international cargo. How will this affect your security procedures and ultimately, your efficiency?John Frogatt: Security is important for all of us. I believe that an important step forward has been taken in that the U.S Transport Security Administration and the European and Canadian regulators have now agreed to recognise each other's procedures, which should reduce duplication and ultimately cost and delay.MG: What markets are the most important at the moment and which countries do you feel will start to emerge over the next five to 10 years?JF: Asia, particularly China, along with the USA, are important markets at the moment, particularly for Manchester Airport. The impact of the Gulf-based carriers such as Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airlines-which operate tripledaily, double-daily, respectively-with their increasingly large bellyhold uplift and network capability to serve a range of markets, a model which Singapore Airlines has operated for many years, cannot be underestimated.
Recent publicity over the release from custody of the convicted Lockerbie bomber has provided a potent reminder of the continuing importance of airline baggage and freight security. Chris Pinder, British Security Industry Association's Regional General Manager, looks at some of the current procedures and developments in this vital area.
A rail connection is a real bonus to an airport. About 120 of the world’s airports have one or more rail links today: a further 300 are building them, planning them or considering them. While there are no clear definitions or boundaries, five different types of passenger rail connections to airports can be distinguished. Rail connections handling cargo are dealt with under a separate sub heading.
On the face of it, transporting dangerous goods by air, particularly on passenger aircraft would appear to be counter intuitive. The reality is that regulations for the air transport of dangerous goods have been in place for over 50 years.