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  • Freightweek news update Week 32

    LONDON, Heathrow: August 12, 2017. To celebrate World Elephant Day and help stop illegal trade of wildlife, Heathrow has installed a pop-up interactive display at the airport's Terminal 5 in partnership with UK Border Force and IAG Cargo. Read more: IAG_Cargo.pdf MIAMI: August 11, 2017. TAP Air Portugal, the country's 72 year-old national carrier, has made its first 'retro' flight to Miami from Lisbon with an A330. Read more: Back_to_the_70s.pdf KANSAI, Japan: August 11, 2017. Yusen Logistics is joining the KIX Pharma Community, a group being formed to acquire joint CEIV Pharma certification at Kansai International Airport. Read more: CEIV.pdf BREMEN: August 11, Read More
  • Veteran wins FedEx grant to upcycle military surplus

    MEMPHIS: August 10, 2017. FedEx has awarded the Grand Prize in its 2017 small business grant competition to Sword & Plough founders Emily Núñez Cavness and Betsy Núñez. FedEx is providing US$100,000 in funding and US$20,500 in grant and business services to its first, second and third place winners of its latest annual competition. Growing up at West Point, where her father Joseph Núñez taught political science, not only inspired Cavness to become an officer in the U.S. Army, but to create a company with her sister to give back to military veterans. In 2012 they founded upcycling company Sword Read More
  • Zeaborn now owns six Rickmers-Line ships

    BREMEN/HAMBURG: August 07, 2017. The Zeaborn Group has acquired five 30,000dwt 'Superflex Heavy Lift' vessels from Rickmers Holding. The purchase price has not been disclosed. The ships join the Rickmers Hamburg that was acquired when Zeaborn completed its takeover of Rickmers-Line in April this year. Zeaborn managing partner Ove Meyer said the purchase is not only a commitment to the future of Rickmers-Line but also ensures independence from third-party tonnage and external influences. "With the ownership of the liner-service vessels, we are able to ensure the Round-The-World Pearl String liner service for our customers on a sustainable basis," he explained. Read More
  • Qatar lifts visa requirement for LATAM market

    DOHA: August 09, 2017. Qatar Airways has introduced visa-free entry for citizens from 80 countries with those from the EU, Switzerland and Turkey allowed to remain in the country for up to 90 days. Travellers from the U.S. and Britain only get permission for 30 days. The new Qatar regulations – which also include visa-free travel from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador - coincide with a visit to Qatar by the Board of LATAM Airlines Group. In December last year Qatar Airways acquired a 10 percent stake in LATAM for US$608.37 million. "LATAM's presence here in Qatar sends an important Read More
  • Amazon operator ATSG to add A321 freighter conversions

    BEAVERTON, OR/WILMINGTON, OH: August 07, 2017. Conversion specialist Precision Aircraft Solutions (PAS) and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) have launched 321 Precision Conversions, a joint venture to convert A321-200 passenger aircraft to freighters beginning in 2019. Last month PAS delivered its 29th B757 freighter conversion to DHL and the A321-200 PCF is expected to provide the same amount of volume at B737 freighter operating costs. Over 1,400 A321-200 passenger aircraft are currently in service. Steven Thomas, president of Erickson Group that owns PAS said: "This strategic alliance with ATSG for the A321-200 program underscores our complementary business models and our Read More
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