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  • 16 Mar 2018 11:21 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 13 March, 2018

    The Port of Oakland’s cargo volume should reach 2.6 million 20-foot containers by 2022, according to a newly released strategic plan.

    In addition, the port’s airport is expected to serve 14 to 15 million passengers annually by then. As explained, both would be all-time highs for Oakland.

    Presented on March 12, the port’s five-year strategic plan pairs business expansion with community benefits. Called “Growth with Care,” the plan envisions more jobs and economic stimulus as the port grows.

    “We can grow, but we want our neighbors to grow with us,” Chris Lytle, Port of Oakland Executive Director, said in a preamble to the 21-page strategic document.

    “We must conduct ourselves in the public interest for the public good,” Lytle added.

    The port said its plan would serve as a blueprint for expansion into the next decade. Key elements of the plan include projections for record business volumes over five years in the port’s maritime and aviation businesses, large capital investments on major projects and an emphasis on sustainability to minimize the environmental impact of growth.

    The strategic plan calls for 8 percent more containerized cargo volume in Oakland by 2022. The plan envisions cargo growth from two capital projects at the seaport. The first is a 283,000-square-foot refrigerated distribution center called Cool Port Oakland that opens this summer. Another 440,000-square-foot distribution center is planned at a nearby Seaport Logistics Complex.

    At the airport, Oakland’s growth strategy is predicated on more flights – whether domestic or international.

    The port’s third business – commercial real estate – will concentrate on maintaining high occupancy rates, according to the strategic plan. It will also support residential development planned in the port’s Jack London Square neighborhood.

    Furthermore, a centerpiece of the strategic plan will be curbing diesel emissions. According to port data, truck emissions are down 98 percent since 2009 while vessel emissions have declined 76 percent. The strategic plan commits the port to an overall reduction of 85 percent by 2020.


  • 12 Mar 2018 9:46 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 09 March, 2018

    According to Airbus latest India market forecast, India will need 1,750 new passenger and cargo aircraft over next 20 years to meet an exponential rise in both passenger and freight traffic.

    To meet this growth, India will have to procure 1,320 new single-aisle aircraft and 430 wide-body aircraft valued at $255 billion.

    According to Airbus, most of the air traffic growth is expected to be driven by the fast expanding economy, rising wealth, urbanization and ambitious government-backed regional connectivity programmes.

    By 2036, Indians will each make four times as many flights as today. As a result, traffic serving the Indian market is expected to grow 8.1 percent every year, over the next 20 years, which is almost twice as fast as the world average of 4.4 percent.

    The domestic traffic is expected to grow five-and-half times over the next 20 years, reaching the current level of the USA domestic traffic, thereby making it one of the world’s fastest growing markets, said Airbus.

    "Make in India is at the heart of our strategy. Airbus has the largest footprint in India compared to any International aircraft manufacturer. Our sourcing volume has grown 16 times over the last ten years, and it currently stands at over $550 million annually,” said Srinivasan Dwarakanath, president, Airbus Commercial Aircraft in India.

    India is set to become the world’s third largest aviation market by 2020, and Airbus is well positioned to partner its growth with its backlog orders of over 530 aircraft till date.

    The overall product line of Airbus comprises best-selling A320 Family in the single aisle market, A330 and A330neo, A350 XWB in the mid-size widebody category and the flagship A380 in the large aircraft segment.

    In the freight market, Airbus currently offers the new-build A330-200F and the passenger-to-freighter (A330P2F) programme.


  • 09 Mar 2018 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 08 March, 2018

    Envirotainer has signed a global Master Lease Agreement (MLA) with Ethiopian Airlines, the first time that the cool chain ULD specialist has partnered with an airline based in Africa.

    Fitsum Abady, managing director of Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, said: "In this highly lucrative market the application of active temperature controlled containers play vital role for the protection and safety of time & temperature sensitive healthcare products both onboard and on the ground throughout the supply chain.

    "This commercial partnership with Envirotainer significantly fuels our aim on providing superior protection and seamless connectivity through our sales networks stretched across the five continents."         

    Bourji Mourad, head of global partner management at Envirotainer, said: "This newly signed global MLA with Ethiopian Airlines is very welcomed, particularly since it is our first with an African based airline that has invested so much in newly built facilities and services for the safe handling of pharmaceutical and life sciences products."

    Jörg Krings, global partner manager at Envirotainer, said: "The on ground training for how to handle our Envirotainer units went really well. It's a key element to guarantee the correct process implementation."

    The recently inaugurated Cargo Terminal 2 at Ethiopian's Addis Ababa hub, together with the existing terminal, will give the carrier a total annual capacity of around 1m tonnes, the largest in Africa.

    The new terminal is fitted with a cold chain facility will boost the airlines' capacity for storage and handling of temperature sensitive and life science products.

    In February this year, Ethiopian Airlines signed up to use DoKaSch Temperature Solutions Opticooler pharma ULDs.


  • 08 Mar 2018 11:49 AM | Anonymous

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  • 07 Mar 2018 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 06 March, 2018

    Egyptair Cargo has revealed plans to expand its freighter fleet as it targets the launch of new intercontinental services.

    The airline told Air Cargo News that it will take delivery of three Airbus A330-200 passenger-to-freighter conversations before the end of March 2019.

    The first of the freighters is due to join Egyptair Cargo’s fleet in June, with the second due in October and the third in March 2019.

    There are also plans to take delivery of two Boeing 737-800 freighters, although these are part of future plans and not likely to arrive until 2020.

    The new 58 ton capacity Airbus freighters will operate services to the US and east Asia, with airports likely to include New York JFK, Guangzhou and Hong Kong via its central hubs Cologne-Bonn, Ostend East and other locations in the Middle East.

    Meanwhile, the 20-22 ton capacity Boeing freighters will be used on intra-African routes serving the local market.

    The airline also plans to add 15,000 sq m of ground handling warehousing to existing facilities at its Cairo base.

    The airline hopes that the new aircraft and expansion of warehousing facilities will help boost cargo volumes by around 30%.

    Meanwhile, the airline also revealed figures pointing to cargo growth on its Cologne services last year.

    Total volumes transported by Egyptair Cargo through the German airport increased by 36% last year to 13,171 tonnes.

    The improvements have continued this, with volumes increasing by 33% year-on-year in January and February combined.

    Egyptair's freighter fleet currently stands at four A300F aircraft. In 2012, it signed up to be the launch customer for EFW's A330-200P2F programme in 2012, with delivery of the first aircraft originally slated for the end of last year.


  • 05 Mar 2018 11:55 AM | Anonymous

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  • 05 Mar 2018 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 02 March, 2018

    Just a day prior to the beginning of Charleston Harbor Deepening Project construction, the South Carolina Ports Authority welcomed two new ship-to-shore cranes at the Wando Welch Terminal to further enhance the handling of neo-Panamax vessels.

    “The cranes are an integral part of the port’s plans to modernize existing terminals in order to more efficiently handle big ships. Along with the Wando Terminal wharf strengthening project, bigger cranes enable the port to continue to meet the needs of our customers and deliver the operational reliability and productivity we are known for in the U.S. port industry,“ Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO, said.

    Produced by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. (ZPMC) in China, the new cranes can lift containers 155 feet (47.2 meters) above the dock.

    The Wando Welch Terminal received its first two neo-Panamax cranes in August 2016, and an additional crane is on order for delivery in August 2019.

    The arrival of the cranes marks the final stage of a USD 48.4 million project to strengthen and upgrade the Wando Terminal wharf and infrastructure required for handling larger vessels. Upon commissioning of the new cranes in June, the Wando will return to a three-berth facility, the port said.

    In addition to the new cranes, SCPA is raising four existing cranes from 115 feet lift height to 155 feet. By the fall of 2019, the Wando Terminal’s fleet of 13 cranes will include 9 that are neo-Panamax in size.

    SCPA currently handles 20 of 27 weekly calls of vessels too large to transit the Panama Canal prior to its expansion. Beginning in April, at least two weekly services will consist of 13,000 TEU vessels, the port added.

    Upon completion of harbor deepening project in 2020, Charleston will offer channels with a depth of 52 feet in the Inner Harbor and 54 feet in the Entrance Channel.


  • 02 Mar 2018 12:59 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 02 March, 2018

    Ethiopia has signed an agreement with Dubai-based port operator DP World and the Somaliland Port Authority to acquire a 19% stake in the Port of Berbera.

    Following the deal, which was signed in Dubai on March 1, DP World will hold a 51% stake in the project, Somaliland 30% and Ethiopia the remaining 19%.

    The government of Ethiopia will invest in infrastructure to develop the Berbera Corridor as a trade gateway for the inland country, and there are also plans to construct an additional berth at the Port of Berbera.

    The berth would be built in line with the Berbera master plan, which DP World has already started implementing, while adding new equipment to further improve efficiencies and productivity. The first cranes are scheduled to arrive later this year.

    “After a year of serious negotiations, Ethiopia has concluded an agreement with the Somaliland Ports Authority and DP World that will give the Government of Ethiopia 19% stake in the joint venture developing the Port of Berbera,” Ahmed Shide, Ethiopian Transport Minister, said.

    The Minister explained that the agreement will help Ethiopia secure an additional logistical gateway for its import and export trade.

    Ethiopia will continue to further invest in and develop the Djibouti corridor and further consolidate the use of existing ports in Djibouti. According to Shide, it will also look for other opportunities to develop additional ports and logistics corridors in the region.

    “The ports of Berbera and Doraleh will provide significant capacity to the region. Both these ports and more capacity will be needed to serve the region’s growth potential in the future,” Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman and CEO, said.


  • 28 Feb 2018 2:18 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 28 February, 2018

    Airfreight tonnages at Asia-Pacific and Middle East airports grew 4.8% and 2.1% respectively in December according to regional airport body ACI Asia-Pacific.

    Growth continued to be driven by "buoyant demand on exports, improved business confidence and growing e-commerce activities" in the Asia-Pacific region.

    The top airports for cargo throughput increases were: Hong Kong (HKG) up 6.2%, Shanghai Pudong (PVG) at 1.7% and Seoul Incheon (ICN) with a 6.3% rise. However Dubai (DXB) in the Middle East reported a "minor contraction" of 0.5%.

    For the full year 2017, airfreight in Asia-Pacific and Middle East grew by 8.5% and and 6.0% respectively.

    Added ACI Asia-Pacific: "Among the top ten freight hubs in Asia-Pacific and Middle East combined, eight recorded growth of 7% or above for the year. 

    "With broad improvement in world trade conditions and improved business confidence, airfreight volume growth has been robust in 2017, though showing signs of moderation in the fourth quarter.

    "Looking ahead, positive factors such as increasing cross-border e-commerce activities and the growing pharmaceuticals sector should provide optimism for airfreight going into the new year."


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