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Freightweek news update Week 37

FELIXSTOWE, UK: September 15, 2017. Construction company VolkerFitzpatrick has won a contract at the Port of Felixstowe to design and construct 13 hectares of paved container yard directly behind Berth 9. Read more: More_concrete.pdf

HAMBURG: September 15, 2017. Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 7,700 refrigerated containers including 1,000 with 'Controlled Atmosphere' technology. Read more: cold_boxes.pdf

VIENNA: September 14, 2017. Software company ASQS has sold its risk, quality and reporting modules to start- up Air Belgium that plans to begin A340-300 services between Brussels and Hong Kong this year. Read more: Air_Belgium.pdf

DUBAI/LUXEMBOURG: September 14, 2017. All Cargolux flights to and from Dubai World Central are now being handled by Emirates SkyCargo. Emirates' cargo flights to Luxembourg are already handled by Cargolux's partner Luxair Cargo. Read more: EK.pdf

AIR BelgiumDOHA: September 14, 2017. Qatar Airways will become the first international airline to begin scheduled freighter service to Pittsburgh when it launches a twice-weekly B777F operation on October 11, 2017. Pittsburgh.pdf

ATLANTA: September 14, 2017. UPS has become Daimler Trucks' first commercial U.S. customer of its electric 'eCanter' vehicles. Read more: Electric_UPS.pdf

FRANKFURT: September 12, 2017. Frankfurt Airport has reported a 5.4 percent increase in Cargo and Mail traffic in August 2017 and noted flights via Moscow "remains the main growth generator" for freighter services. Read more: FRA_traffic.pdf

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan: September 12, 2017. ICAO Council president Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu has met with the president of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to support establishing a regional transit and airfreight hub in Ashgabat. Read more: Turkmenistan_and_ICAO.pdf

BRUSSELS: September 11, 2017. DHL is using an Atlas Air B747-400 freighter for a new twice a week round-the-world service linking Oslo, Seoul, Shanghai and its hub in Cincinnati. Read more: fish.pdf

DUBAI: September 11, 2017. Dubai Harbor is to get a second cruise terminal in addition to the one already announced in January 2017 to accommodate a total 1,200,000 passengers annually. Read more:  second_terminal.pdf

LONDON: September 11, 2017: Heathrow reported a 13.1 percent year-on-year increase in aircargo traffic for August 2017. Read more:  Heathrow_traffic.pdf

STAMFORD, CT: September 11, 2017. A report by Pitney Bowes says global parcel traffic increased 48 percent in the past two years to reach 65 billion by the end of 2016 and shows no sign of slowing down. Read more: Parcel_Shipping_.pdf

LONDON: September 10, 2017. Leading low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines' CCO Guliz Ozturk reports a 12.5 percent increase in passenger traffic for the first six months of 2017. Read more:  Pegasus_growth.pdf

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Written on 18/10/2017, 18:56
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Written on 17/10/2017, 21:07
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Written on 17/10/2017, 15:53
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Written on 16/10/2017, 19:43
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Written on 16/10/2017, 15:47
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Written on 13/10/2017, 18:36
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Written on 13/10/2017, 16:59
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Written on 12/10/2017, 19:48
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Written on 12/10/2017, 18:43
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Written on 12/10/2017, 16:17
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Written on 10/10/2017, 16:47
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Written on 10/10/2017, 15:24
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Written on 06/10/2017, 21:28
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Written on 06/10/2017, 17:05
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Written on 05/10/2017, 21:25
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Written on 05/10/2017, 20:44
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Written on 05/10/2017, 19:36
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Written on 05/10/2017, 16:53
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Written on 04/10/2017, 19:09
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