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: 28/05/14
Airports’ anti-carbon effort endorsed

The Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation's (OECD) International Transport Forum (ITF) has commended the aviation industry's Airport Carbon Accreditation, a voluntary climate change initiative. 

Airport Carbon Accreditation is a way for airports to manage and reduce their carbon dioxide emissions with the goal of neutralising their carbon footprint. The accreditation programme is managed by the consultancy company WSP. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has estimated that aviation's total carbon dioxide emissions account for two per cent of global emissions. Of that total aviation figure, airports' own operations account for up to five per cent, according to the industry, but European airports are keen to tackle their greenhouse gas emissions and created the accreditation scheme. 

The ITF at the OECD is an intergovernmental organisation with 54 member countries. It acts as a strategic think tank for transport policy.

The Paris-based Forum's secretary general, José Viegas, says: "The jury commends Airport Carbon Accreditation as a robust programme that clearly demonstrates widespread and progressive promotion of good practice, and we want to acknowledge the success of the initiative in empowering airports across the globe to reduce their carbon emissions."


The programme has a framework of four levels of certification. They are mapping, reduction, optimisation and neutrality. Mapping is measuring the carbon footprint. Reduction is managing a process to reduce that footprint. Optimisation is further work to reduce the footprint. Neutrality is about using carbon offsetting, paying for others not to pollute to contribute towards a facility's own carbon  reductions.