• 20 Sep 2014 9:14 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 19 September, 2014

    DHL Global Forwarding, leading provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia, announced  a new weekly scheduled block train service from Suzhou along the trans-Siberian North Corridor, to DHL’s intermodal hub in Poland, connecting Suzhou with Europe. A dedicated and cost effective service, it takes half the time of ocean freight and is a sixth of the cost of airfreight. This expansion complements the existing daily single wagon service from Shanghai to Europe, also along the North Corridor, and the weekly block train service from Chengdu to Europe along China’s West Corridor rail line through Kazakhstan to Europe.

    The new scheduled block train service offers an average transit time of 14 days to Warsaw from Suzhou and will access DHL’s Europe network via Manzhouli in China and Zabaikalsk in Russia and DHL’s intermodal hub in Małaszewicze.

    The expansion taps on Suzhou’s strategic location within Jiangsu Province, an important production area for engineering, manufacturing, high tech, automotive and the retail sector with growing demand.


  • 19 Sep 2014 8:33 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 17 September, 2014

    Air India has, yet again, risen to the occasion to help the flood affected Kashmir, by making immediate arrangements to transport 21 inflatable boats from New York to Srinagar free of cost, by the first available service.

    Responding promptly to a request from a good Samaritan, Air India confirmed space on its flights to transport the consignment of 21 inflatable boats weighing approx. 100 kg in 21 boxes from New York to Srinagar via Delhi. The consignment landed at Delhi by flight AI 102 on 14th September 2014 in the evening and was further carried to Srinagar by AI 866 on the morning of 15th September 2014. On its arrival at Srinagar, the boats were immediately put into operation. It was a big challenge for Air India to transport the consignment urgently and with utmost care. Earlier, Air India had also carried 15 boats for the Indian armed forces for evacuation purpose.


  • 18 Sep 2014 8:39 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 16 September, 2014

    Delta Air Lines  will launch twice-daily nonstop service from Los Angeles to San Antonio, Texas, beginning April 7, 2015. The San Antonio service complements Delta’s daily service from Los Angeles to Dallas, which launches Nov. 3, and the addition of a third daily flight between Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, beginning Nov. 2. All flights are operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines.

    With the addition of San Antonio and Dallas service, Delta customers will have access to nine daily departures to three destinations between Los Angeles and Texas, including:
    •Four daily flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
    •Three daily flights to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
    •Two daily flights to San Antonio International Airport

    For Texas customers, the new service also will provide more options when connecting to destinations in Delta’s trans-Pacific portfolio from Los Angeles. This includes service to Tokyo-Haneda; Tokyo-Narita; and Sydney, as well as partner-operated service to Brisbane, Australia; Guangzhou, China; Shanghai; and Taipei.

    “For more than a year, we have grown our Los Angeles network into one of the largest operations at LAX and given our customers undefined particularly those in the entertainment, production, automotive and growing tech startup communities undefined nonstop options to destinations throughout the US,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s staff vice president – Global Sales, West Region. “The addition of Dallas and San Antonio marks the next big intra-West milestone for Los Angeles as we continue building this key market and West Coast network for our customers.”

    In the last year, Delta has significantly expanded its network from LAX, adding service to Austin; Boise, Idaho; andSan Salvador, El Salvador; increasing the number of flights from destinations it already serves; and expanding to year-round service in Boston. Delta will also launch service from LA to Monterrey, Mexico, in November. Last fall,Delta expanded its service from Los Angeles to San Francisco with the launch of its hourly, nonstop Delta Shuttle product. In October, Delta will launch international service from LAX to London-Heathrow as part of its joint venture partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways. Service to Austin, Boise, Monterrey and San Francisco is operated by Delta Connection carriers Compass Airlines and SkyWest Airlines.


  • 16 Sep 2014 8:38 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 15 September, 2014

    Royal Jordanian Airlines has secured 5-year RA3 and ACC3 EU certifications for its cargo operations from Amman to any EU country, starting May 2014.

    The security manual defines the standards and security measures implemented to meet regulatory requirements. The basic principle of these certifications is to ensure that all cargo or mail flying into the EU is screened or comes from a secure supply chain.

    Royal Jordanian VP Cargo Sales and Services Muath Majali said: “Transportation of goods by air has become an essential component of today’s world economy, as air cargo is a particularly important component in the commercial aspect of the aviation industry. Thus, it is essential to remain vigilant and ensure the security and efficiency of operations in this sector.”

    Majali added that the attainment of these certifications boosts the airline’s prestigious international status in the area of aviation safety, an issue that has always been at the top of the company’s pyramid of priorities. This reflects the effectiveness of RJ’s operations and the airline’s keenness to apply the highest safety standards.


  • 09 Sep 2014 8:34 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 8 September, 2014

    Dubai Airports’ ambitious  plan to expand Al Maktoum International at the Dubai World Central (DWC) has go the approval of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and Prime Minister of the UAE and the ruler of Dubai. The project is expected cost USD 32 bn. When complete, this will accommodate more than 200 million passengers a year.

    The development is anticipated to be the biggest airport project in the world and will be built in two phases. The first phase includes two satellite buildings with a collectively capacity of 120 million passengers annually, accommodate 100 A380 aircraft at any one time and will take between six and  eight years to complete. The entire development will cover an area of 56 square kilometres.

    More than its size, the new airport’s uniqueness lies in a radically new approach to ensure that  the latest technology and efficient processes will cut the time spent completing travel formalities and reduce walking distances, enabling passengers to make fast and efficient connections between hundreds of destinations worldwide.

    The decision follows months of planning by the key  stakeholders in the aviation sector, including Dubai Airports, Dubai Airports Engineering Projects, Emirates airline and dnata,  to ensure that  a design was selected that  facilitates the future growth of Dubai’s aviation industry.

    Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, thanked Sheikh Mohammed for his visionary support of the project, and described the new airport as a vital investment in the future of Dubai. He confirmed that the aviation sector was projected to remain a cornerstone of Dubai’s economy, and was expected to support more than 322,000 jobs and contribute 28 per cent of Dubai’s GDP by 2020.

    “Our future lies at DWC. The announcement of this AED120bn development of DWC is both timely and a strong endorsement of Dubai’s aviation industry. With limited options for further  growth at Dubai International, we are taking that next step to securing our future by building a brand new airport that will not only create the capacity we will need in the coming decades but also provide state of the art facilities that revolutionise the airport experience on an unprecedented scale,” said Griffiths.


  • 08 Sep 2014 8:36 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 6 September, 2014

    United Airlines has become the first North American carrier to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9, a stretched version of the Dreamliner that will allow the airline to accommodate more customers and further capitalize on its worldwide route network. The aircraft is the first of 26 of the newest member of the Dreamliner family United has on order.

    “The 787-9 builds on the Dreamliner’s fuel efficiency and customer comfort while giving us even more flexibility and range,” said United’s Vice President of Fleet Ron Baur. “Last year our customers gave the 787 the highest customer satisfaction scores of any aircraft in our fleet, and we know they’ll enjoy what the 787-9 has to offer.”

    The airline’s technicians will now perform United-specific software installations and hardware upgrades. Unitedpilots will then fly the aircraft to the airline’s Houston hub for additional flights before it is expected to enter domestic service in late September.

    The 787-9′s extended range – 8,550 miles compared to the 787-8′s 8,200 – will enable United to launch its Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia, service on October 26, the airline’s first regularly scheduled international deployment of the aircraft. It will be the longest Dreamliner route in the world to date. In advance of the Melbourne route launch,United will primarily fly the aircraft between Houston and Los Angeles.


  • 06 Sep 2014 9:05 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 4 September, 2014

    TAIWAN's Evergreen Line is to partner with Singapore-headquartered Mariana Express Line (MEL) in launching a joint South China-East Malaysia (SEM) Service, which will give a significant boost to the service offered to shippers on the intra-Asia trade.

    The SEM service will employ two ships with capacities of 1,000 TEU each and the port rotation of the weekly services is: Shenzhen-Shekou, Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Muara (Brunei), Bintulu (Malaysia), and back to Shekou. The first sailing is to depart from Shenzhen-Shekou on September 10.
    As part of its on-going efforts to improve network connections in this region, Evergreen Line will also take space on Interasia Lines' Singapore - Yangon (Burma) - Malaysia (SYM) service based on a slot swap arrangement. Providing Evergreen customers with an additional feeder connection to Yangon, the SYM loop will call at Singapore, Yangon, Port Klang, Yangon and then back to Singapore.

    The ASEAN countries boast some of the world's highest forecast rates of economic growth currently. In 2014, the ASEAN economy as a whole looks set to grow by 4.6 per cent and for 2015 the estimate is 5.6 per cent growth according to the IMF's World Economic Outlook report published in July.
    The ASEAN community recently set as a priority the successful conclusion of negotiations with China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand to establish the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). It is believed that this significant development will further encourage free trade and have the effect of driving cargo growth within the intra-Asia trade, the shipping line said in a statement.


  • 05 Sep 2014 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    Boeing and United Airlines are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. United will become the first airline in North America to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 service later this month.

    “We’re proud that United has become the North America launch customer for both the 787-8 and 787-9, marking another important milestone in the successful history of Boeing and United working together,” said Brad McMullen, vice president of North America Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

    Earlier this year, United announced it will fly the airplane on what will become the longest 787 route undefined nonstop service between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.

    The 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly up to 40 more passengers an additional 450 nautical miles (830 kilometers) with the same exceptional environmental performance – 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than similarly sized airplanes. The airplane leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering passenger-pleasing features such as large windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and a smoother ride.


  • 04 Sep 2014 8:40 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 3 September, 2014

    DENMARK's Maersk Line will levy a port congestion surcharge for North American exports discharged at Sohar, Oman, to cover additional vessel costs associated with delayed berthing.

    The charge will be US$100 per TEU, US$200 per FEU, US$200 per 45-footer and US$400 per FEU reefer from October 1 and applies only to United States and Canada cargo applied gate-in at point of origin.


  • 03 Sep 2014 1:58 PM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 2 September, 2014

    Istanbul headquartered Palmali Group took delivery of 7,100 DWT tanker Shovket Alekperova on August 30, which is the seventh tanker of the RST22M project, reports Marine Engineering Bureau in a press release.

    A distinctive features of RST22M, RST22, 005RST01 and RST12 design tankers are fully revolving rudder propellers, an increased trunk, and submersible cargo pumps. The tankers do not have a longitudinal bulkhead in the CL, and no framing in their cargo tanks. The Volgo-Don Max. class vessels satisfy the Volga-Don Canal and the Volga-Baltic Waterway dimensions. The length of a RST22M vessel is 139.95 m, with a 16.6 m breadth, and a 6 m depth. The new tankers have a deadweight increased by 750 tonnes at sea,  and an increased capacity of cargo tanks, while maintaining river capabilities.

    The vessels fully meet new international requirements for the transportation of vegetable oils, including two-compartment subdivision. The vessel is equipped with two medium-speed diesels, 1,200 kW each, operating on IFO380.

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