Schiphol's June is lower than May, April, March

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol handled 134,350 tonnes in June, down from the previous three months of May, April and March.

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Airfreight rises 1.2% for American Airlines

The freight divisions of the merged American Airlines Group, American Airlines Cargo and US Airways Cargo, recorded an airfreight increase of 1.2 per cent to 193.4 million cargo-tonnes miles (CTMs) in June, compared to the same month last year.

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Airforwarders Association warns Carnet changes to increase costs

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) is warning that changes to ATA Carnets will hike up their costs.

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Ethiopian hopes for single African market

Ethiopian Airlines has responded to the International Air Transport Association's calls for a liberalised African market and informed Air Cargo Week (ACW) of its expectations, which include a single African aviation market.

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Business angered by airport capacity in-action

A group of 50 business leaders has described the response from the UK government to an interim report on airport expansion as, "deeply disappointing," in an open letter to the UK media.

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FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW: Lockheed Martin gets LM-100J customer

Lockheed Martin has obtained a letter of intent from South African company ASL Aviation Group for 10 LM-100J Super Hercules, the civilian version of Lockheed's military cargo transport C-130J Super Hercules. 

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Malaysia Airlines releases MH17 cargo manifest

Malaysia Airlines has released the cargo manifest and air waybill for its flight MH17, the Boeing 777-200 extended range aircraft that crashed in eastern Ukraine on 17 July.

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Air France outsources to WFS at Paris-Orly Airport

Air France has outsourced its cargo handling at Paris-Orly Airport to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) with a five-year cargo and mail handling contract.

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FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW: Airbus A330-200Fceo only for now

Airbus launched its Airbus A330 new engine option (neo) at the Farnborough International Airshow on 14 July, but no neo product for its freighter version, despite announcing 33.2 billion euros of commitments for its A330neo aircraft. 

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FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW: Boeing upbeat, despite forecast

Boeing's commercial airplanes division president Ray Conner is encouraged by what he sees as four per cent growth in the freighter market, despite his own company's forecast predicting fewer cargo aircraft being sold until 2031.

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Third quarter for Envirotainer ULD debut

September could see a new approved Envirotainer unit load device (ULD) on the market with active heating and cooling capabilities costing $2,847 for an 11-day lease.

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Transshipments are the tops

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (HACTL) has claimed an 11.5 per cent rise overall in cargo through its SuperTerminal 1 during the first six months of this year, compared to 2013.

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Air France-KLM cannot stop freight falling in June

Air France KLM's (AF-KLM) cargo volumes continue to fall with the airline's June data following its April results and showing all its regions' revenue tonne kilometres (RTK) declining, for which the carrier blames market over capacity. 

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Philippine, Etihad cargo linkup

Etihad Airways is reaching further into the Asian market through a strategic deal with Philippine Airlines (PAL). 

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PACTL sees domestic slide

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal  (PACTL) has seen a 12.4 per cent rise in the amount of cargo handled in June, despite a drop in domestic cargo handled.

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Venezuela loses more services

Delta Air Lines is the latest airline to reduce its flights to Venezuela, cutting its daily service from Atlanta (US) to Caracas to a weekly service from 1 August.

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TIACA workshop takes-off in Amsterdam

Real world business situations were the focus of the first professional development workshop held from 25 to 27 June near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) with delegates from airlines, forwarders, agents and handlers.

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Kenyan cargo aircraft crash

Kenya national disaster operation centre has confirmed the deaths of the two crew, the pilot and  flight engineer, and two passengers, possibly including the owner, on a private cargo aircraft, on Wednesday 2 July. 

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May: is it a true market upturn?

May could be another month where an apparent bump in demand is not repeated for many weeks to come, like so many other months before it. 

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Air China Cargo gets $324m shareholder injection

More than $320 million is being invested in Air China Cargo by its shareholders to make changes to its fleet, reduce its operating costs and develop its charter flight business with China Postal Airlines. 

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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."