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Freightweek news May 29-June 02

BEIJING: June 02, 2017. The Alibaba Group is to purchase 18 percent of Hong Kong-listed Lianhua Supermarket making it the second-largest shareholder of China's leading supermarket chain. Read more: Alibaba.pdf

CANCUN: June 02, 2017. IATA says air cargo traffic grew 8.5 percent in the 12 months to April but wonders whether "the best of the cyclical upturn may be behind us". Read more: IATA_analysis.pdf

ISTANBUL: June 02, 2017. Messe Munchen's "logitrans" returns to the ifm Istanbul Expo Center in November as an "essential meeting point" for doing business in the Eurasia region. Read more: logitrans.pdf

LONDON HEATHROW: June 01, 2017. The Icelandair Group has chosen B&H Worldwide to manage time-critical, AOG and urgent airline spares shipments. Read more: Icelandair.pdf

samskip reefersNUNAVUT, Canada: June 01, 2017 Volga-Dnepr Airlines' has resolved a problem for Canadian mining company Baffinland Iron Mines reaching its iron ore production quota in 2017. Read more: Iron_ore.pdf

ROTTERDAM: June 01, 2017. Samskip has ordered 150 40ft reefer containers for its North Atlantic trades from Chinese box builder CIMC Taicang. Read more: more_reefers.pdf

JERICHO, NY: May 31, 2017. Purolator International has launched a next day, two-day, or 3-5 day forwarding service for domestic U.S. shipments. Read more: Purolator_domestic.pdf

SINGAPORE: May 31, 2017. Ethiopian Airlines has begun flying five times a week from Addis Ababa to Singapore: Read more: singapore.pdf

DARIEN, CT: May 31, 2017. Rail operator Genesee & Wyoming has completed its acquisition of Atlantic Western Transportation, parent company of Heart of Georgia Railroad (HOG). Read more: Genesee.pdf

SINGAPORE: May 30, 2017. Bolloré Logistics Singapore and luxury products group LVMH are to set up a S$10 million automated handling facility. Read more: LVMH.pdf

ATLANTA: May 29, 2017. A UPS study of SME purchasing managers in eight Latin America countries plus the U.S. says 47 percent of importers are looking for new international suppliers. Read more: SME study

MOSCOW: May 28, 2017. The Irkut Corporation has begun a test flight program for the MC-21-300, a new medium haul commercial aircraft capable of carrying up to 211 passengers. Read more: Irkut_.pdf

DOHA: May 25, 2017. Qatar Airways Cargo has added Colombo, Sri Lanka and Dublin to its Pharma Network, bringing the number of destinations to 73 worldwide. Read more: QR_Cargo_Pharma.pdf

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Written on 23/06/2017, 17:12
airlines-show-they-careSINGAPORE: June 22, 2017. Lufthansa Cargo, Swiss WorldCargo, United Cargo and Emirates SkyCargo have won DHL's 'Carrier Award for Reliability and...
Written on 23/06/2017, 15:27
a-good-week-for-qatar-airwaysDOHA: June 23, 2017. Notwithstanding a list of political demands on Qatar from some of its neighbors today, Qatar Airlines CEO Akbar Al Baker appears to...
Written on 22/06/2017, 21:24
project-cargo-gets-new-liftLE BOURGET: June 22, 2017. Lockheed Martin launched its latest commercial variant of the ubiquitous Super Hercules transport – the LM-100J – at the Paris...
Written on 20/06/2017, 21:31
us-500-million-for-hybrid-airshipsPARIS, June 20, 2017. Hybrid Air Freighters (HAF) has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase up to 12 Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airships for US$500 million...
Written on 20/06/2017, 19:03
ethiopian-adds-more-b777-freightersLE BOURGET, France: June 20, 2017. Ethiopian Airlines is adding to its fleet of six B777 freighters with the purchase of two more with a list price of...
Written on 19/06/2017, 13:44
freightweek-news-update-week-25BUCHAREST: June 22, 2017. Albalact – Romania's largest dairy company – has renewed its contract with Tibbett Logistics to provide delivery of dairy...
Written on 13/06/2017, 22:19
emirates-sky-cargo-begins-luxembourg-serviceDUBAI/ LUXEMBOURG: June 13, 2017. Emirates SkyCargo began its first weekly B777 freighter service to Luxembourg this week as part of its strategic...
Written on 13/06/2017, 21:31
cma-cgm-to-buy-maersk-s-mercosul-subsidiaryCOPENHAGEN/MARSEILLE: June 13, 2017. A.P. Møller – Mærsk has confirmed the sale of its Mercosul Line subsidiary to CMA CGM to avoid market dominance...
Written on 12/06/2017, 13:37
freightweek-news-update-week-24PORT ELIZABETH, NJ: June 15, 2017. The Ocean Alliance has begun its first weekly U.S. East Coast Loop 3 service with a call by the 8,700 TEU capacity CMA...
Written on 09/06/2017, 21:41
antonov-makes-last-minute-andean-liftMENDOZA, Argentina: June 07, 2017. Antonov used an AN124-100 in late May to move mining equipment weighing a total of 24 tonnes from Santiago, Chile to...
Written on 08/06/2017, 22:41
turkish-cargo-gets-the-word-out-and-the-business-inISTANBUL: June 08, 2017. Turkish Airlines has reported a gross profit of US$117 million on revenue of US$1.93 billion for Q1 2017 as the contribution...
Written on 08/06/2017, 20:37
customs-and-air-cargo-belgium-to-share-visionBRUSSELS: June 07, 2017. Belgian Customs and sector representative Air Cargo Belgium have agreed to "execute a common vision concerning the optimization...
Written on 08/06/2017, 19:40
schiphol-pharma-gateway-adds-abcAMSTERDAM: June 07, 2017. AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has become the second airline and 14th member of the Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) initiative...
Written on 07/06/2017, 15:47
ups-suspends-pick-ups-for-qatar-as-embargo-continuesATLANTA: June 06, 2017 UPS has informed its customers that direct import and export to and from Qatar is not be possible, following the decision by...
Written on 06/06/2017, 19:00
maskargo-boost-to-malaysia-ecommerceKULA LUMPUR: June 06, 2017. MASkargo has begun a five times weekly A330 freighter service between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KIA), Kota Kinabalu...
Written on 06/06/2017, 15:51
delta-and-aeromexico-sign-transborder-agreementATLANTA/MEXICO CITY: June 06, 2017. Delta Cargo and Aeromexico Cargo have signed a sales, operations and marketing agreement to develop the transborder...
Written on 05/06/2017, 14:21
freightweek-news-june-05-09MARSEILLE: June 09, 2017. CMA CGM is to introduce a new box service linking the East Mediterranean, Djibouti, Gulf, Pakistan and India. Read...
Written on 31/05/2017, 21:02
big-jump-in-gross-profit-for-gefcoCOURBEVOIE, France: May 30, 2017. Gefco, the automotive logistics specialist owned by RZD Russian Railways, has reported a 1.3 percent increase in revenue...
Written on 31/05/2017, 15:32
bertschi-award-winning-tanks-head-westDURRENASCH, Switzerland: May 29, 2017. Liquid logistics specialist Bertschi has begun an 18-day movement of 82 ISO tank containers from Korla in Western...
Written on 30/05/2017, 21:52
new-logistics-center-for-tehran-airportTEHRAN: May 30, 2017. PressTV, owned by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, reports a Swiss and Dutch company will design, develop and construct the...

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