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  • BBC Chartering and Jumbo create project cargo alliance

    LEER, Germany/ SCHIEDAM, Netherlands: October 17, 2017. Heavylift and project cargo ocean carriers BBC Chartering and Jumbo have agreed to collaborate in a 'Global Project Alliance' while remaining separate businesses. The two family-owned companies combine heavylift expertise and fleet capacity and intend to offer customers "best for project" solutions by joint bidding on specific projects. "Jumbo and BBC Chartering make a great match, which one can truly call 'the biggest and the best'. We look forward to forge this alliance and intensify our collaboration on commercial, operational and strategic levels," commented BBC Chartering CEO Svend Andersen. "We realize that the Read More
  • Maserati makes an entrance at Narita

    MODENA: October 16, 2017. Maserati chartered an Air Bridge Cargo Airlines 747-400 freighter for the Japan launch of its MY18 Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio cars. The car company used a hangar at Narita International Airport to unload 28 cars for both the launch and delivery to invited customers. U.S. Autoweek magazine lists the Pininfarina-designed cars at around $150,000 that includes a hand-assembled 4.7-liter V8 Ferrari engine plus "interior personalization packages and better aerodynamics and compliance with the latest pedestrian safety regulations". Maserati has produced more than 37,000 GranTurismo and GranCabrio models since a launch in 1947 from its historic Viale Read More
  • Britain requires new aviation strategy with or without Brexit

    LONDON: October 18, 2017. The Manchester Airports Group (MAG), owner of Manchester, London Stansted and the airfreight-focused East Midlands Airport, has called on the UK government to invest in better road and rail access to make them more competitive with Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris. Despite the possibility a "hard Brexit" could mean "no flights" across EU airspace after March 2019, according to UK Chancellor Philip Hammond, MAG says Theresa May's government should execute an "ambitious plan" for improving international connectivity from UK airports as part of its vision for a new global Britain. MAG says rail improvements to London Stansted Read More
  • Africa GDP growth of 3.7 percent in 2018

    ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire: October 12, 2017. According to a new forecast from the African Development Bank (ADB), the continent's GDP is expected to grow 3.0 percent by the end of 2017, up from 2.2 percent last year, and a further 3.7 percent in 2018. Abebe Shimeles, ADB acting director, Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research said the data reflects a bottoming out of commodity prices since 2014; the result of steady domestic demand and public infrastructure investments; and strong export performance and higher government [tax] revenues. "Economic diversification and drive for structural transformation need to proceed with urgency and intensity in Read More
  • APL adds to guaranteed service suite

    SINGAPORE: October 09, 2017. APL has renamed its two guaranteed service offerings 'Eagle Guaranteed' and added 'Eagle Go' to the suite with a guarantee of equipment and vessel space on its North America services departing Shanghai, Ningbo and Yantian in China and Cai Mep in Vietnam. The three service levels come with a money-back guarantee and apply to 20 APL U.S.-bound services from four Asian ports. Shippers can now capitalize on the year-end holiday shopping season, according to the company. "APL's 'Eagle GO' seeks to address the concerns of equipment and vessel space shortages as the Trans-Pacific trading season goes Read More
  • Freightweek news update Week 41

    PITTSBURGH, PA: October 15, 2017. A Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777 freighter arrived at Pittsburgh International Airport last Thursday as the airline's 13th freighter destination in the Americas. Read more: Pittsburgh_1.pdf WASHINGTON DC: October 12, 2017. IAG Cargo is trialing its Cargo Connector offering at Washington Dulles, making it the 10th station to join its North American network. Read more: Joe_Le_Beau.pdf FRANKFURT/JEDDAH: October 10, 2017. Saudia Cargo has signed a master agreement with DoKaSch for its range of Opticooler ULD equipment. Read more: Saudia.pdf DRESDEN: October 10, 2017. EFW has begun flight testing the first A330-300P2F freighter conversion for DHL. Read more: first_flight.pdf Read More
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Written on 19/10/2017, 21:13
britain-requires-new-aviation-strategy-with-or-without-brexitLONDON: October 18, 2017. The Manchester Airports Group (MAG), owner of Manchester, London Stansted and the airfreight-focused East Midlands Airport, has...
Written on 18/10/2017, 20:06
airlines-increase-support-for-endangered-speciesDOHA: October 18, 2017. Qatar Airways has joined Airlines for America, Delta, Emirates, IATA, Kenya Airways and United in the USAID Reducing Opportunities...
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britain-should-remain-in-the-eu-says-oecdLONDON: October 17, 2017. In its latest survey of the UK economy the OECD says the positive impact on growth "would be significant should Britain remain...
Written on 15/10/2017, 19:28
africa-gdp-growth-of-3-7-percent-in-2018ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire: October 12, 2017. According to a new forecast from the African Development Bank (ADB), the continent's GDP is expected to grow 3.0...
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