• 28 Mar 2018 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    New members are going on to join Freight Forwarders Family. Today it is our pleasure to share with you that CARGO LINKS CO., LTD. is our new beginner level member from VIETNAM.

    Happy to share with you that Director, Mr. Le Quoc Dung (Nick) will be attending our coming Annual General Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand at 24, 25, 26 June 2018. The gathering will be a great opportunity to meet all 3F members. Please click here for full information about our event.

    Let’s welcome our new member on board of the Freight Forwarders Family! Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: 05 Dong Da Street, Ward 02, Tan Binh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    CONTACT: Le Quoc Dung (Nick) / Director
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  • 26 Mar 2018 1:03 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 24 March, 2018

    Lufthansa Cargo recently commenced its expanded cool center at the Frankfurt Airport, which is the largest hub for temperature-sensitive air cargo consignments of any airline in Europe.

    Located in an area admeasuring 8,000-square-metres, the cargo cool center offers four cold-storage rooms, which maintains different temperatures (2 to 8°C, 15 to 25°C, and 5 to 15°C), as well as a deep-freeze room (-12 to -20°C), which has direct access to the apron.

    With a guarantee of precise temperature control, exclusive handling, short transfer distances and specially trained employees, Lufthansa Cargo can ensure highest requirements in the cool-chain logistics are met round-the-clock, with its Cool/td product.

    “The excellent collaboration with numerous shippers from the pharmaceutical and chemical industries has consistently increase the demand for our service,” said Jorg Bodenroder, senior director handling specials, Lufthansa Cargo.

    “We are now in the position to offer our customers with much greater capacity, and optimum processes in our cool center,” said Bodenroder.

    Lufthansa Cargo has recently cemented its position as a leader in the cool-chain cargo segment by launching numerous new products and services related to the cool center. It includes Road Feeder Service Cool (RFS-Cool) booking option, which ensures the temperature-sensitive cargo is actively or passively cooled or warmed, not just on the aircraft, but also during road link connections, where correspondingly equipped vehicles are deployed. Customers can make their booking within Europe with the RFS-Cool for transportation of sensitive medication,” said Bodenroder.

    Since last July, every cargo in the passive refrigeration sector worldwide was protected by a reflective film produced exclusively by Lufthansa Cargo. It offered all sensitive shipments with optimum protection against the sunlight on the airport tarmacs around the world, even during the summer season.

    In October, Lufthansa Cargo also announced its collaboration in the passive refrigeration sector with va-Q-tec, a leading provider of high-performance thermal containers.

    Thanks to this new cooperation, va-Q-tec containers are now available across many cargo airline’s stations, globally.

    Customers shipping pharmaceutical goods can now benefit from the combination of Lufthansa Cargo’s closely-meshed and extensive network, and the advanced container rental service.

    The high-quality transport containers, known as va-Q-tainers, provide temperature-controlled solutions in six temperature ranges, between -70 to +25 degree Celsius in five sizes, and can hold up to two US pallets.

    It also offers constant temperature control for several days, without using external any energy sources.


  • 23 Mar 2018 12:51 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 21 March, 2018

    Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) hopes to benefit from new links to China being established in the summer of this year, including by way of the increased cargo capacity that will be made available.

    Hainan Airlines is to inaugurate a direct service from Heathrow to Changsha and Tianjin Airlines will fly from Heathrow to Xi’an – both three times a week services will represent the UK’s first direct connection to these Chinese cities – while Beijing Capital Airlines is to convert the current charter services it offers to Qingdao into a scheduled connection.

    Hainan Airlines will fly to Changsha from March 23 with Boeing 787-800 ‘Dreamliner’ equipment, before moving on to the larger B787-900 model (offering 8 tonnes of cargo capacity) on September 1.

    Tianjin Airlines will fly to Xi’an in Tianjin from May with Airbus A330-200 equipment (offering 8 tonnes of cargo capacity).

    Beijing Capital Airlines will fly a twice-weekly connection to Qingdao from March 26 using A330-200 aircraft (offering 8 tonnes of cargo capacity).

    Taken together, these three services will offer an additional 6,700 tonnes of cargo space a year for British exporters, HAL noted.

    A statement from the airport authority informed: “As the UK’s largest port by value for non-EU trade, Heathrow will be uniquely positioned to make the best of the new export opportunities connectivity to these new markets offers.”

    Heathrow already offers more than 100 direct flights to China each week. Of this total, 55 of these flights link Heathrow to Hong Kong, 22 to Shanghai, 20 to Beijing, 10 to Guangzhou and two to Qingdao.

    Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye observed: “China is booming and the appetite for British goods is stronger than ever.

    “We are delighted to welcome these new airlines and routes. However, it is clear that the UK’s access to these Chinese markets continues to lag behind our European rivals.

    “Our nation’s biggest port is full and new routes from the UK to huge markets like Changsha and Xi’an are sadly the exception not the rule.

    “If the UK is going to be a global trading powerhouse after Brexit, we need to expand Heathrow now – opening up to 40 new trading links that will help all of the UK thrive,” he declared.

    HAL’s statement explained that Heathrow’s plans for expansion – including the much-debated third runway – would allow the airport the capacity to offer up to 40 new long-haul destinations, as well as double its cargo capacity – “providing the UK with much-needed trade infrastructure at a time when the country is looking to extend its trade relationships outside the EU”.

    Heathrow saw its cargo performance soar in February, the latest traffic figures produced by HAL reported. Up by 5% year on year to 133,140 tonnes, the gateway’s cargo traffic reached a record high for the 19th consecutive month.

    The operator said the increase was mainly due to growth in North American and East Asian markets.


  • 21 Mar 2018 12:13 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 20 March, 2018

    Turkish Cargo recently netted a vast transport contract – moving 1.5m live fish to Oman from Izmir.

    The 1.5m baby Gilt-head breams weighed in at around 100 tonnes and were accompanied by aquaculture engineers who checked the pH balance, oxygen and water temperature levels of the fish every hour.

    The transport was carried out on a charter basis utilising one of the airline’s Boeing 777 freighters and the whole operation needed to be completed in 40 hours.

    Turkish Airlines chief cargo officer Turhan Ozen said: “They were first taken to trucks and carried to Izmir in three hours upon completion of the initial preparations, and then, they were loaded in our freighter equipped with special techniques by our cargo handling officers.

    “They were carried to Oman from Izmir in three hours, so, we were able to carry them within 24 hours in total. 

    “Carrying 1.5m live fish by means of a freighter requires accurate air-conditioning, and expertise in oxygen and temperature checks.

    “Furthermore, this carriage operation fell under the status of transportation of dangerous goods due to the oxygen cylinders utilised.”


  • 19 Mar 2018 12:41 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 19 March, 2018

    Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) witnessed a strong growth in all three air traffic categories during February.

    During the month, cargo throughput rose by seven percent year-on-year to 315,000 tonnes. Similarly, passenger volume rose by six percent to 5.82 million, while flight movements increased by 3.5 percent to 32,320 compared to the same month last year.

    Cumulating figures for the first two months of 2018, HKIA handled 725,000 tonnes of cargo, 11.9 million passenger trips, and 68,305 flight movements, signifying growth of 8.6 percent, 2.3 percent and 2.6 percent, respectively, over the same period last year.

    The combined growth of passenger volume was driven by five percent year-on-year growth in visitor traffic. During the period, traffic to and from Mainland China and Japan recorded the most significant increases.

    The overall growth of cargo throughput during the first two months was mainly attributed to a 12 percent year-on-year increase in exports. Transshipments also recorded growth of seven percent. Among key trading regions, cargo throughput to and from Europe and North America showed the most significant increases.

    Steven Yiu, acting deputy director, service delivery, of Airport Authority Hong Kong said, “In order to cope up with the expected surge in travel during the Easter holidays, about 70 extra flights will be arranged between March 27 and April 9. Popular destinations include Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo. The airport community will work closely to ensure efficient airport operations during the festive period. HKIA has also prepared several features in the terminal to celebrate the season with passengers, which features singing and dance shows, as well as busking from students and alumni of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’ Extension, and the busker of Continuing Education for Life and Hong Kong Art Centre.”

    During the last 12 months, HKIA handled five million tonnes of cargo, thereby recording year-on-year increases of 9.3 percent. Meanwhile, passenger throughput and flight movements also increased by 3.6 percent to 73.1 million and three percent to 422,395, respectively.


  • 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

    New members are going on to join Freight Forwarders Family. Today it is our pleasure to share with you that BLESS LOGISTICA INTERNACIONAL EIRELI is our new beginner level member from BRAZIL.

    Let’s welcome our new member on board of the Freight Forwarders Family! Have a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: Av. Fagundes Filho, nº 141 – 3º andar, Conj 37, Vila Monte Alegre, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    CONTACT: Anderson Carvalho / Owner
    TEL: +55 11 2337 8199


  • 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.

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