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  • 16 Aug 2018 3:21 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 15 August, 2018

    Turkish Cargo has transported five white rhinos from Johannesburg to Shanghai via Istanbul.

    The five rhinos, each weighing 1 tonne, were accompanied by the specialist teams and keepers on their journey to new home.

    The rhinos were grown under supervision until they reach the age of 3 due to their endangered nature. While the species of white rhinos was once the most common species, they are now endangered due to illegal hunting for their horns.

    The carrier mentions in the press release, “Through this operation performed to Shanghai by Turkish Cargo, it is aimed to enhance the awareness level of the Chinese people on the effect of illegal hunting on natural life balance, and the endangered species of white rhino.”

  • 14 Aug 2018 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 13 August, 2018

    Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has seen steady growth in cargo and airmail throughput in the month of July. The hub has handled 433,000 tonnes of cargo in the reporting month. Transshipments recorded an increase of 9 percent year-on-year, driving the growth in cargo throughput. Amongst the key trading regions, traffic to/from North America and Southeast Asia increased most significantly.

    During the month, passenger volume grew to 6.7 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 2.2 percent. The growth in passenger traffic was mainly contributed by Hong Kong resident travel, which saw an 8 percent year-on-year growth over the same month last year. Overall passenger traffic to/from Mainland China, Europe and Japan recorded the most significant increases.

    Over the first seven months of 2018, passenger and cargo and airmail throughput both experienced year-on-year increases of 3.1 percent, reaching 43.6 million and 2.9 million tonnes respectively.

    On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA handled 74.2 million passengers, 5.1 million tonnes of cargo and airmail, and 425,770 flight movements, representing year-on-year growth of 4.2 percent, 4.7 percent and 2.7 percent respectively.

    Meanwhile, HKIA is expecting the launch of a new airline service that will broaden the airport’s extensive network even further, as part of its efforts to offer more convenience and choices to travellers.

    Michael Yuen, general manager, Airport and Industry Collaboration, Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, “We are delighted to welcome EgyptAir, a new addition to HKIA’s operating airlines, which will offer twice-weekly flights to and from Cairo via Bangkok starting from September 18. The service will be further increased to three times per week from October 28. We hope passengers enjoy the new service to this historic country, and we look forward to welcoming more new airlines adding even more destinations in the future.”

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 09 Aug 2018 10:14 AM | Anonymous

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  • 09 Aug 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 08 August, 2018

    Gatwick Airport is gaining another long-haul connection with the launch of flights to Shanghai in December operated by China Eastern Airlines.

    Shanghai has been the showpiece of China’s dramatic economic growth and is a global financial centre.

    It drives growth in the Yangtze River Economic Zone, a region accounting for 20 per cent of China’s GDP and responsible for a third of the country’s imports and exports.

    The services to Shanghai will begin on 7 December 2018, with Airbus A330-200 flights departing Gatwick on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 12.00h, and flying to Shanghai Pudong Airport, providing more than 3,700 tonnes of cargo capacity each year.

    Gatwick Airport chief executive officer, Stewart Wingate says: “I’m delighted to welcome China Eastern to Gatwick and look forward to the start of this vital new link to Shanghai which, like London, is undoubtedly one of the world’s most important cities and business hubs.”

    The airport has also released its figures for July, with monthly cargo volumes rising 28.8 per cent to 10,129 tonnes, and by 26.3 per cent on a moving annual basis to 109,315 tonnes, helped by new long-haul routes.

    Wingate says: “July’s traffic figures demonstrate that Gatwick’s long-haul network is driving the airport’s growth. These connections to China and other non-European countries will take on extra significance in a post-Brexit Britain as we become more reliant on them to generate vital growth through trade and by exploiting the other business opportunities that they provide.”

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 08 Aug 2018 11:27 AM | Anonymous

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  • 07 Aug 2018 1:54 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 02 August, 2018

    The medium term outlook for global container port demand growth is positive thanks to strong underlying economic momentum across the world’s major economies.

    While there may be clouds on the horizon in the form of tariff and trade war fears, economic fundamentals are likely to win-out in the long run, global shipping consultancy Drewry said.

    “Against this positive picture near term container port capacity expansion will remain relatively subdued following several years of under investment, particularly in greenfield projects. As a result, average utilisation levels are expected to rise markedly across almost all regions of the world by 2022.”

    Drewry’s latest five year container port demand forecast is based on average global growth of just under 6% per annum, lifting world container port throughput in this period by almost 240 million TEU. The global container port industry is now of such a scale that 6% annual growth equates to around 45 million additional TEU each year, broadly equivalent to the size of the world’s largest container port, Shanghai.

    Bottom-up capacity projections on a terminal-by-terminal basis present a more conservative picture, with global container port capacity projected to increase by around 125 million TEU by 2022, a growth rate of just over 2% per annum. This is clearly well below projected demand and reflects the cautious investor sentiment towards greenfield projects over the last few years. As a consequence, average utilisation at the global level is forecast to increase significantly from 68% in 2017 to around 80% by 2022. Average regional utilisation levels are projected to increase most sharply in Greater China, North Asia, Southeast Asia and West Coast South America.

    “Assuming our demand projections are well founded, and the threat of trade wars dissipates, we expect many terminal operators and investors to review and potentially increase their activity levels in terms of new capacity additions,” said Neil Davidson, Drewry’s senior analyst for ports and terminals.

    “Crucially however, all capacity is not the same,” added Davidson.

    “Indeed for certain port markets, individual ports and specific terminals, the need for additional capacity may be even greater. Rapid growth in ship sizes has increased the segmentation of terminal capacity, such that today, all ‘deep-sea’ capacity simply cannot handle all ‘deep-sea’ vessels. It is often the case that berths with the infrastructure to handle the largest ships are the most highly utilised and in short supply, while older deep-water berths are under-utilised.”

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 02 Aug 2018 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 01 August, 2018

    Emirates will introduce two additional flights to its Toronto (YYZ) service from August 18 onwards, complementing its existing schedule. The Dubai-based airline that celebrated 10 years of operations in Canada last October, introduced new aircraft on the route from a Boeing 777 in October 2007 to the flagship A380 in 2009.

    The A380 scheduled service increased passenger capacity on the Toronto service by 40 percent and since then, passenger occupancy on the route has been consistently full, averaging 90 percent with demand outstripping supply. The additional frequency will fulfill the strong demand on the route and add 65 percent capacity to the market.

    The additional flights will give travellers from Toronto and from across Emirates’ network, even more choice and connectivity when booking their travel via the Dubai hub. It will help to further boost inbound tourism for Canada and meet growing demand from travellers from key destinations in the United Arab Emirates, India, Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. Passengers from Canada will also be able to take advantage of the additional flights to travel to popular destinations like Dhaka, Kabul, Tehran, Karachi, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Johannesburg.

    Not only the passengers will benefit from the additional flights, the route also presents trade opportunities for the carrier. According to the latest trade statistics, the UAE continues to be Canada’s largest export market in the Middle East and North Africa since 2005. Canadian exports to the UAE reached CA$1.6 billion in 2017, an increase of 41 percent over 2007, and its CA$1.4 billion trade surplus with the UAE was Canada’s fourth largest globally. In 2017 alone, bilateral trade between Canada and the UAE exceeded CA$1.79 billion, having grown by 54 percent since the two countries were first connected by direct air services by Emirates in 2007. Emirates SkyCargo has also played an important role in connecting Canada to the world.

    In 2017, Emirates transported over 4,300 tonnes of cargo, to and from Canada. Currently, major cargo imports include fruit, vegetables and fish. Major exports include pharmaceuticals, electronics, mining/drilling equipment, livestock, lobsters and courier services.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 01 Aug 2018 5:58 PM | Anonymous

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  • 31 Jul 2018 3:25 PM | Anonymous

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  • 31 Jul 2018 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 27 July, 2018

    Doha-based airline Qatar Airways will launch direct five-times weekly flights to Gothenburg, Sweden starting December 12, making it the airline’s second Swedish gateway after Stockholm. The service will be served with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.

    Not just passenger service, the carrier also offers cargo capacity out of Gothenburg with this new service. This will provide a direct uplift for major exports to trade markets in Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand via the carrier’s hub in Doha.

    Qatar Airways Cargo currently offers more than 870 tonnes of cargo capacity each week out of its Nordic destinations Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

    Jonas Abrahamsson, chief executive officer at Swedavia said: "Sweden is the largest economy in Scandinavia, and at the moment it is also the strongest in Europe. New direct routes are an important contributing factor, as they improve connectivity to markets that are crucial to the Swedish business community and attract capital and knowledge to the region. This direct route is the result of successful cooperation where we, together with the region, have shown Qatar Airways the potential in the western Swedish market. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that Swedavia and western Sweden jointly welcome this large Middle East airline to Gothenburg Landvetter Airport.”

    Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city, is set to grow by almost a third by the end of 2035. It is an important industrial and business centre, with the largest port in the Nordic countries.

    Qatar Airways launched flights to Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport in 2007. The Stockholm-Doha route, which operates 14 flights per week, is also operated by a wide-body Dreamliner 787 with 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.

    Qatar Airways currently serves the Nordic capital cities of Oslo, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland, to and from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA). Alongside Helsinki’s current Boeing 787 service, the cities of Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo are also served with a fleet of Dreamliner aircraft.

    *NEWS SOURCE

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