Revenue leap of 15% for United Airlines

United Airlines has seen cargo revenue increase by 15.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 to $242 million, making up for the fall in the same period of 2014.

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Delhi Indira Ghandi International Airport , Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to open trade lane

Delhi Indira Ghandi International Airport has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to develop an airfreight trade lane.

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Norbert bought by XPO, after Q1 20% rise

XPO Logistics has acquired logistics firm Norbert Dentressangle in a deal worth 3.2 billion euros ($3.5 billion), after the latter announced its first quarter revenue had increased by 20.7 per cent to 1.3 billion euros.

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Industry aids humanitarian relief efforts in Nepal

Airbus, United Airlines, Air Charter Service (ACS), Air Partner and UPS are all aiding relief efforts in earthquake-devastated Nepal.

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Air Charter Service turnover up 14%

Air Charter Service (ACS) has posted an increase in turnover of 14 per cent to £286 million ($470 million) for the year ending 31 January 2015.

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Cargolux posts profit of $3 million in 2014

Cargolux International Airlines posted a profit of $3 million in 2014 and handled 828,658 tonnes of cargo, up 9.9 per cent on 2013, the carrier revealed on Wednesday 29 April.

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US trade legislation welcomed

FedEx, UPS and the Airforwarders Association (AfA) have all welcomed the introduction of trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation, allowing fast track government approval for new trade agreements.

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Thailand set to speed up e-AWB adoption

The Thailand airfreight industry is set to speed up its adoption of electronic air waybills (e-AWB), according to organisers of an e-freight workshop held in Bangkok.

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Fall in volumes at Amsterdam Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has seen cargo volumes fall by 1.8 per cent in the first three months of 2015 to 385,842 tonnes, because of a slowdown in China.

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Joint venture agreed between Cargolux and Oman Air

Cargolux and Oman Air have started a joint venture aimed at helping Oman Air grow its cargo operations and develop the Sultanate's logistics hub.

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IATA: Volumes forecast to strengthen in 2015

Airfreight volumes are forecast to rise in the first quarter and for the remainder of 2015, compared last year, according to the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) confidence index.

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Regulators must allow early data entry, TIACA says

Regulators must let all supply chain firms submit advance data as early as possible and make submissions easy for small and medium sized enterprises (SME), The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has stated in its Pre-loading advance cargo information (PLACI) position paper.

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CNS 2015: Schiphol posts video on social media to target Indian customers

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol spent 5,500 euros ($5,940) on an animation video it has posted online after studying for a year what its customers are interested in and it was viewed by 60 target customers in India, the Dutch gateway has learned.

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CNS 2015: High US dollar rate causing concern

The strength of the US dollar is becoming a cause for concern with the potential for an export slow down, while European airlines see problems with the euro, dollar exchange rate at near parity.

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CNS 2015: Cybercrime security experts warn of hackers

Hackers can be inside corporate computer networks in 90 seconds and can sit and wait before stealing data or causing damage months later according to cybercrime experts.

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Pegasus to fly Gatwick-Istanbul

Pegasus Airlines will launch flights between Gatwick Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport from 1 May.

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Cargo tracking to be developed in Kansas

THE south central Kansas (US) region could develop a real-time networked communications airborne Internet with specialised air cargo data sets that can be used to track airfreight shipments.

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Swiss International Air Lines and Swiss Post to test delivery drone

The Swiss government's postal company Swiss Post will be testing an unmanned air vehicle to deliver packages of one kilogramme or less later this year in cooperation with Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and US drone manufacturer Matternet.

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Monthly volume surge of 10.4% at airports, ACI

Airports across the globe saw airfreight volumes surge by 10.4 per cent in February compared to the same month last year, the Airports Council International (ACI) reports.

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Volumes increase strongly in February, IATA

Airfreight volumes increased, "very strongly," in February compared to January, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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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."