Boeing issues battery warning

Boeing has advised airlines not to carry large quantities of lithium-ion batteries as bellyhold cargo until improved packaging is developed.

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IATA: outlook for volumes positive

Airline profit expectations for the year ahead have fallen, but remain upbeat and the oulook for cargo volumes is, "positive", according to a survey by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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AZura International launches major online initiative

AZura International, owner of Air Cargo Week, has introduced a major new data service on its website, featuring multimedia company listings for industry-wide companies.

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Hactl passes GDP audit

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has passed its first World Health Organization (WHO) Good Distribution Practices (GDP) annual surveillance audit.

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Tonnage growth boosts Kuehne + Nagel

Net turnover and gross profit fell slightly in the first half of 2015, but a number of factors helped the Kuehne + Nagel Group improve its operational result, among them a strong airfreight performance.

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Growth slows in Asia Pacific and the Middle East

Airfreight volumes at airports across Asia Pacific and the Middle East saw a slight increase in May, according to the latest figures by the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia Pacific.

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All trade lanes growing at Liege

Liege Airport has seen cargo tonnage grow year on year (YOY) by a substantial 13 per cent in the first half of the year as its freighter focused strategy pays off.

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Thai forwarder takes up E-freight

Thai freight forwarder Triple i Asia Cargo has joined the EzyCustoms community operated by e-freight software provider, Global Logistics System.

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AirBridgeCargo sees 17% growth

Efforts by Russia's largest cargo airline AirBridgeCargo Airlines to grow its business in key world markets is paying off after it reported a 17 per cent increase in tonnage carried across its global network in the first half of 2015.

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Volumes fall in June at Frankfurt

Frankfurt Airport has seen cargo volumes for the first six months of 2015 fall by 1.8 per cent to one million tonnes, the airport's operator Fraport reports.

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Emerging markets boost Heathrow

Heathrow Airport saw a 2.1 per cent year on year (YOY) rise in cargo volumes in the first half of the year, driven by increases in freight from emerging markets.

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May sees worldwide freight fall

Cargo volumes in May fell year on year (YOY) at 15 of the world's 30 busiest airports by total tonnage, according to the Airports Council International (ACI).

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2015 gives 9% boost for United Airlines

United Airlines has reported in its latest operational results that cargo revenue tonnes in miles rose in the first half of the year by nine per cent.

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Lufthansa freight up by 0.5 per cent

Airfreight volumes were stable at Lufthansa Cargo in the first half of 2015 and the carrier says it is a, "challenging market environment".

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Japanese aviation's five-year biofuel map

Municipal waste, used food oil and natural oils are the leading contenders in a five year roadmap to develop biofuel by 2020 by The Initiatives for Next Generation Aviation Fuels (INAF).

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Softening cargo growth at Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific says it has seen a "softening" in cargo growth as the year has progressed and there was continuation of this trend in June.

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Seaplane cargo drone offers free insurance

A seaplane cargo drone with a 100 tonne capacity able to use sea port facilities and carry ocean freight containers and unit load devices is being proposed by US company, Natilus Drones.

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Yusen Logistics expands Mexican footprint

Yusen Logistics has opened two offices at Benito Juárez Mexico City International Airport, a customs office within the airport's grounds and a cross dock office just outside.

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Asia Pacific, US airlines finances improved in May

Airline financial performance is, "improving strongly," especially for carriers in the US and Asia Pacific, according to a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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2015 slips back to 2014

Air cargo markets in the second quarter of this year appear to be back down to levels at the end of 2014 after a, "very volatile," first quarter, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports.

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Published: 20/08/12
Another aid flight reaches Bamako

UPS has delivered 71 tonnes of relief supplies to Bamako, Mali, in a bid to halt an outbreak of cholera.

The shipment included water purification units for 25,000 people; emergency medical aid for a further 25,000; rehydration salt for two million; high energy biscuits for 39,000 children and 497 tents that can accommodate up to 10 people each.

Currently more than 18.7 million people lack access to sufficient food and more than one million children under the age of five are at risk of dying from malnutrition in the Sahel region.

The aid agencies involved in the UPS flight included CARE, Americares, UNICEF, Shelterbox and Interaction.

"When a humanitarian crisis occurs, logistics immediately becomes key to saving lives. This is the third movement of critical relief supplies to the Sahel region of Africa that UPS has been involved in since April as there's a lot of need," said Dan Brutto, president of UPS International. "UPS's role has been to utilize our capabilities to efficiently deliver our NGO partners' supplies by consolidating them and we're honoured to be able to help provide our expertise."

Dr. Helene Gayle, CARE's president and CEO added: "The food crisis in the Sahel is dire, and made more so because there hasn't been the outpouring of support we've seen in the past to address the critical needs of millions. With this commitment from UPS, we can help thousands in need of basic nutrition."

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that as of August 14, there were 140 reported cases of cholera in Mali and 11 deaths.

"Malnutrition weakens immune systems and makes children and adults more susceptible to disease, and unclean water increases the risk of contracting deadly diarrheal diseases," noted AmeriCares medical director Dr. Frank Bia. "Our medicines and supplies will potentially save thousands of lives."