• 25 Apr 2018 11:31 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 23 April, 2018

    COSCO's Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) surpassed the one million TEU mark in the first quarter, the company announced.

    Data from Cosco Shipping Ports shows PCT handled 1,001,400 TEU in the first quarter, up 20.1 per cent year on years from last year's 833,900 TEU.

    In March alone, container traffic was also up 20.9 per cent to 347,400 TEU, said Cosco.

    Some 4.15 million TEU passed through Piraeus in 2017, up 195 per cent compared to a decade ago in 2007. The performance places Piraeus in seventh place among European Mediterranean ports and third in the Mediterranean.

    These increases coincide with the operation of a new floating dock by Piraeus Port Authority (PPA).

    The performance makes the Piraeus Container Terminal Cosco's best overseas facility in terms of cargo transport, after Busan Port Terminal Co.


  • 21 Apr 2018 12:10 PM | Anonymous

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  • 20 Apr 2018 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 18 April, 2018

    DoKaSch Temperature Solutions has signed a master agreement with Etihad Cargo to use its Opticooler across the airline’s TempCheck cool chain network.

    The Opticooler is a German made, electric air conditioned container that can keep pharmaceuticals exactly within their temperature range.

    The master agreement will allow Etihad Cargo to expand its TempCheck cool chain service for temperature controlled pharmaceuticals, as its customers will be able to lease the Opticooler from Etihad Cargo.

    DoKaSch Temperature Solutions managing director, Andreas Seitz says: “With Etihad Cargo we are able to expand our service network for Opticoolers further. All leading airlines of the Middle East are now our partners as they want to offer their clients the most reliable packaging solution to transport highly temperature-sensitive air cargo shipments.”

    Etihad Cargo vice president, Justin Carr says: “Our focus in 2018 is “closer customer engagement” and, by adding additional solutions for the most critical, time- and temperature-sensitive shipments, we are moving in the right direction to cater to our customers’ needs, hand in hand with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions.”

    He adds: “We offer a specially designed product using the latest equipment, processes and SOPs to keep the cargo’s integrity and make sure it arrives in the quickest possible time adhering to the highest compliance guidelines.”

    The agreement covers Etihad’s cargo hub in Abu Dhabi and its whole network of more than 90 destinations in over 50 countries.


  • 18 Apr 2018 12:09 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 18 April, 2018

    From April 24 onwards, the new agreement between Doha-based airline Qatar Airways and Italy’s carrier Air Italy is set to take off.

    Qatar Airways informs, “The new agreement provides codeshares on Air Italy’s routes between major aviation hub Milan-Malpensa Airport and six domestic cities across Italy - Catania (CTA), Rome (FCO), Naples (NAP), Olbia (OLB), Palermo (PMO) and Calabria (SUF). The agreement also consists of Air Italy’s route between Rome Fiumicino Airport and Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB).”

    From April 24, Air Italy will also offer codeshare flights on all of Qatar Airways’ Italy to Doha services along with two further routes on the Qatar Airways network to Singapore and Male.

    Qatar Airways started flying to Italy in 2002 with a service from Doha to Milan. A year later, the airline launched direct service to Rome. In 2011, the airline started service to Venice, and in 2016, it expanded its services with a daily flight to Pisa.

    In 2017, Qatar Airways acquired 49 percent of AQA Holding, the new parent company of Air Italy. Italy’s long established privately owned airline was previously known as Meridiana, however, in February this year, the airline started with its brand new identity and livery as Air Italy. The new airline aims to acquire 50 aircraft by 2022, and has already committed to receiving 20 brand new Boeing 737-Max aircraft type, starting this month.

    Akbar Al Baker, Group chief executive officer, Qatar Airways said: “We are pleased to be announcing this codeshare with the newly-launched Air Italy. This codeshare between Qatar Airways and Air Italy demonstrates the strengthening ties between Italy and Qatar; two countries that share many economic affiliations.”

    Qatar Airways Cargo currently offers global customers belly-hold cargo capacity to and from the Italian cities of Milan, Rome, Venice and Pisa. The cargo carrier also operates five Boeing 777 freighters and two Airbus A330 freighters each week to the fashion capital, Milan, taking its combined cargo capacity to Italy to more than 1,100 tonnes each week.

    Additionally, it provides twice weekly Boeing 777 freighter service on the Milan-Chicago-Milan route.


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  • 16 Apr 2018 12:53 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 16 April, 2018

    Atlanta-based Delta Airlines has registered 8 percent year-on-year increase in its operating revenue in the first quarter of the year.

    The company reports operating revenue of $9.8 billion which it attributes to 23. 4 percent surge in revenue from the cargo division. In Q1 2018, cargo revenue stood at $202 million.

    The adjusted pre-tax income for the March 2018 quarter was $676 million, a $104 million decrease from the previous year first quarter, as record revenues were offset by higher fuel prices and other increased costs including a $44 million impact from severe winter weather.

    “The Delta people delivered a strong March quarter, and our record revenue was a direct result of the great service and operational reliability they provided for our customers,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s chief executive officer. “We have confidence in our plan to grow earnings in 2018 through top-line growth, improving our cost trajectory, and leveraging our international partnerships.”

    “We are seeing Delta’s best revenue momentum since 2014, with positive domestic unit revenues, improvements in all our international entities, strong demand for corporate travel and double-digit increases in our loyalty revenues,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s president. “With our solid pipeline of commercial initiatives, delivered with industry-leading Delta service, we expect to maintain this momentum and deliver total revenue growth of 4 to 6 percent for the full year.”


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  • 13 Apr 2018 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 11 April, 2018

    The Port of Philadelphia - whose 21 per cent increase in loaded volume was the healthiest of the top 25 US container ports in 2017 - is looking beyond its traditional strength in refrigerated cargo to boost exports and rail-bound cargo, as it looks to fill capacity that will nearly double under its US$300 million expansion.

    The port's deployment in May of two new cranes at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, and the opening of an extended berth that will enable the port to handle three super post-Panamax vessels at once are the first parts of the expansion. By the end of next year, the port is expected to have increased capacity from 550,000 TEU to 1 million TEU.

    In addition, with all but the finishing touches completed on a dredging project to take the port channel from 40 to 45 feet, the port has already begun accepting mega-ships, with the largest - the 12,200 TEU M/V MSC Shuba B - stopping at the port recently.

    With just over 2 per cent of the East Coast loaded container market, the port is facing potential competition just 30 miles down the Delaware River, with a proposed container under consideration for Wilmington by the state of Delaware, IHS Media reported.

    Philadelphia officials are confident that additional capacity will be filled by future growth similar to the port's 2017 surge in cargo volume - from 299,324 loaded TEU in 2016 to 362,812 TEU. That surge stemmed in part from an increase in exports, which rose by 23.3 per cent in 2017 over the year before, stronger even than the 20.5 percent increase in imports.

    The recent export surge was driven in part by goods sent by train from the Midwest on their way to Europe or South America, said Sean Mahoney, spokesperson for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PhilaPort). He said the port has attracted shippers with a message that it has abundant rail capacity, an efficient port and a variety of maritime routes to get cargo to Europe and South America, he said.

    Philadelphia's expansion includes another three cranes that are expected to arrive in early 2019, an additional 45 acres for stacking containers, and 365,000 square feet of new dry and refrigerated warehouse space on 29 acres of land bought by the port last year.


  • 11 Apr 2018 12:59 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 10 April, 2018

    Qatar Airways has signed a letter of intent to purchase five Boeing 777 freighters, valued at $1.7bn at list prices. 

    The letter of intent was signed during a ceremony attended by Qatari Minister of Finance and Qatar Airways chairman Ali Sharif Al Emadi, Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker and Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive Kevin McAllister.

    “The addition of five B777 Freighters is a significant moment for our cargo division,” said Al Baker, adding: “As the world’s third-largest cargo operator, Qatar Airways continues to invest in fleet expansion.

    "This transaction will be a reinforcement of our confidence in Boeing to continue to deliver an outstanding product that meets our exacting standards. We expect no less than perfection, and we are confident that Boeing will continue to deliver that.”

    Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of nearly 100 Boeing widebody airplanes and has about 100 more Boeing airplanes on order.

    “We are proud of our long-standing partnership with Qatar Airways and we deeply appreciate their business and the positive impact on Boeing, our employees, suppliers and communities,” said McAllister.

    “We are honored that one of the world’s leading international cargo carriers recognizes the unmatched capabilities of the B777 Freighter and wants to buy more to lift their growing freight operations."

    The B777 Freighter is capable of flying 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a payload of 112 tons (102 tonnes).

    The plane's long range translates into significant savings as fewer stops mean lower landing fees, less congestion, lower cargo handling costs and shorter delivery times.

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