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DHL Koppaberg DHL Supply Chain has been appointed by Kopparberg UK, the Swedish brewery and cider company, in a new three year contract.

The partnership will see DHL manage the warehouse, co-pack and transport business for Kopparberg in the UK.

From its new facility at Manton Wood, North Notts, DHL has created an integrated system solution for Kopparberg’s UK distribution, including transferring 8,000 pallets from its previous provider to ensure go-live targets were met. The move combines state-of-the-art technology with DHL’s deep sector expertise to provide a market-leading service. Already, the site is handling record volumes and, by employing the latest automation, has successfully navigated Kopparberg’s peak season.

John Greer, Head of Supply Chain, at Kopparberg UK said: “We’re delighted to be working with DHL and the partnership is off to a strong start. We chose DHL because of its industry expertise and automation capabilities to help us optimise our distribution operations as our business grows.”

Jim Hartshorne, MD Retail, Consumer and Ireland, DHL Supply Chain added: “It’s been a pleasure working with the Kopparberg team to deliver a successful implementation and we look forward to developing our partnership over many years to come. The advanced, intelligent automation at Manton Wood is perfectly positioned to deliver an excellent service to Kopparberg and offer smooth and secure peak management.”

BREEAM-rated as ‘Very Good’, the new facility includes a host of environmental features including solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system. In addition to its sustainability credentials, the site incorporates industry-leading automation capable of handling around 75% of overall site volume, making it highly efficient at a time when recruiting skilled labour is proving a challenge.

Emirates United cargoEmirates SkyCargo and United Cargo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that follows on the heels of the new broader historic commercial agreement between two of the largest global airlines.

This coordination will deliver benefits to air freight customers of both Emirates Skycargo and United Cargo around the world.

The MoU was signed at the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) – IATA event in London, UK by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and Jan Krems, President, United Cargo.

Under the terms of the MoU, Emirates SkyCargo and United Cargo will work closely on a number of aspects, which include expanding cargo interline options and blocked space agreements, pending regulatory approvals. This will build on existing cargo interline arrangements between both air cargo operators and offer freight customers access to more capacity on a larger combined global network.

“Emirates SkyCargo is committed to being the leading player in the global air cargo industry providing our customers with the highest standards of products and services. Cooperating with United, who is a leading airline in its own right with strengths and a network that are complementary to our own, will allow us to add value for our customers and help them reach new markets more speedily,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.

“United is pleased to work with Emirates SkyCargo on this MoU. As one of the leading carriers worldwide, Emirates SkyCargo is an important player in the industry, and our supplementary capabilities allow us to provide new service offerings to our customers worldwide. We share a common commitment to providing industry-leading solutions for our customers and we look forward to working together in the future.” said Jan Krems, President, United Cargo.

United Cargo will have access to Emirates SkyCargo’s high frequency distribution network through the belly-hold of passenger flights to over 100 global destinations and 11 freighters, whilst Emirates SkyCargo will have access to over 200 cities in the US and 300 cities across five continents through United Cargo.

Challenge Group CAL Challenge Airlines IL is now IATA CEIV Live Animals certified.

The certificate was formally presented to Hay Sasson, Chief Operating Officer of Challenge Group, by IATA SVP Product and Services, Frederic Leger, at the World Cargo Symposium in London, England, on 27 September 2022, witnessed by Brendan Sullivan, IATA Head of Cargo, and IATA Director General, Willie Walsh. It is the Group’s second IATA CEIV certificate. Indeed, Challenge Airlines IL already holds the IATA CEIV Pharma.

“Challenge Airlines IL is delighted to have visible recognition of the uncompromisingly high standards that we apply when transporting all kinds of animals,” Hay Sasson, Chief Operating Officer of Challenge Group, says. “We carry more than 5,000 animals every year and, in line with our corporate values, their well-being and comfort is paramount.” Challenge Group does everything possible to ensure that each animal’s travel experience is as stress-free as possible, even going as far as developing its own horse ULD and the prototype of an horses trailer. With the IATA CEIV Live Animals certificate, Challenge Group has a globally recognised quality stamp - one that instils peace of mind in existing and potential customers. “We are grateful to the IATA CEIV Live Animals auditors for their encouragement and suggestions on how we can improve even further,” Hay Sasson adds.

“We congratulate Challenge Airlines on achieving CEIV Live Animals Certification. The audit validates that the airline complies with applicable standards, regulations and guidelines with regard to animal facilities, equipment, operations, and competent staff. Animal owners, breeders and shippers rely heavily on airlines to carry their precious cargo. Challenge Airlines’ certification is a step forward in IATA’s efforts to ensure that global standards and best practices are in place around the world to protect the welfare of animals travelling by air. And reassurance for Challenge Airlines’ customers who can be confident that their live animals shipments are traveling in safe, healthy and humane conditions,” said Frederic Leger, IATA SVP Product and Services.

Following the volatility and upheaval the industry has and is experiencing over these past two and a half years, globally recognised quality certification has become even more important - particularly with regard to such sensitive cargo as live animals. Challenge Airlines IL has been transporting animals for more than thirty years and has access to the Group’s meticulously run Horse Inn in Liège. The IATA CEIV Live Animals certificate endorses what they are already well-versed in handling. At the state-of-the-art, Challenge Group-run Horse Inn in Liège, the Live Animals team also takes care of animal shipments for other airlines.

A dedicated Challenge Live Animals team of more than 40 colleagues is on hand to ensure that animal bookings are correct and complete, that all the relevant paperwork and inspections are carried out, and to provide species-relevant handling around the clock. The Group exhorts the highest standards and animal handling expertise and engages in continuous improvement cycles to ensure the animal’s well-being at all times.

Liesbeth Oudkerk QATAR Liesbeth Oudkerk will be responsible for the cargo carrier’s sales and freighter network planning, focusing on digital transformation in order to improve customer support as well internal processes, mainly digitalisation which is a key element in Qatar Airways Cargo’s new approach to business.

« I am thrilled about my new position and firmly believe in Qatar Airways’ vision of the industry. I look forward to bringing my expertise to such a diverse and committed team. I am honoured and proud to accompany it all the way to the top.»

Since Qatar Airways Cargo prides itself in diversity of its staff, coming from nearly 100 countries, altogether speaking 40 languages and with varied age groups as well as cultural backgrounds, it seems that Oudkerk has found the ideal environment to contribute her expertise and several years of knowledge.

An asset to the Next Generation project, Liesbeth brings with her over 25 years of experience in the airline sector, having worked for KLM, where she occupied leading positions in various departments, including Digital Transformation and Cargo Network & Freighter Management.

Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways, commented: « We are delighted to welcome Liesbeth to our team. She couldn’t have joined us at a better time as we have just set the Next Generation strategy in motion. Her extensive knowledge and expertise of the air cargo industry will be truly invaluable to us in these changing times. »

This new appointment will no doubt give a new impetus to the current winds of change and transformation within Qatar Airways Cargo.

etihad cargo jettainerJettainer continues to grow in the Asia-Pacific market and announced plans to expand its presence in the region by 2023 with Singapore and Hong Kong as main gateways.

This was revealed by the global leader in Unit Load Device (ULD) management at the IATA World Cargo Symposium 2022 in London. Jettainer's goal is to establish its own regional teams in Asia, strengthening the relationship with customers through intercultural competencies and to respond even better to individual needs.

The market changes of the last two and a half years have pushed previously functioning processes in the global aviation industry to their limits. Airlines have had to experience all the problems that a lack of Unit Load Devices (ULDs) can cause. The importance of security of supply and reliability became even more apparent, cost awareness and sustainability continue to be a major aspect.

All these factors play a particularly important role in the Asia-Pacific markets, where airlines are on a growth track. Existing airlines are expanding their business and include widebody fleets or start with cargo operations, new airlines are being founded. Furthermore, as ULD operations have traditionally been managed in-house, the region holds great growth potential for Jettainer providing a variety of ULD management solutions responding precisely to the markets’ needs.
To drive this development, Jettainer plans to strengthen its regional presence and further develop Singapore and Hong Kong as main gateways.

"We currently manage a fleet of more than 100,000 ULDs. In perspective, the amount could double – especially due to growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Airlines have recognized the value of ULDs and the need to manage them efficiently: The time is right for ULD outsourcing. We manage ULD fleets with only 80 percent of the units previously required. This potential ULD saving of 20 percent can either be used for growth, to offset shortages – or contributes to simply save cost," Thomas Sonntag, Managing Director of Jettainer, stated.

Already, Jettainer manages pallets and containers for Korean airline T'Way, VietJet and Philippine budget carrier Cebu Pacific – with several more airlines in the pipeline. Current sales activities in the region are coordinated from Singapore by Edward Neo, General Manager Sales APAC. Jettainer’s leasing solution lease&fly is developed out of Hong Kong with Stella Wang, focusing on mainland China.

Thomas Sonntag emphasized: "Being close to our customers is enormously important to us. Our customers benefit from what I would call ‘regionally relevant ULD expertise’: understanding networks, geography and culture and transferring this into perfected ULD management. It brings us into the position to really understand our customers’ requirements. For this reason, our goal is to establish regional teams for sales and operations, but also central functions, on all continents, as well as local representatives where necessary and useful."

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Jettainer CMA CGMJettainer was chosen by CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the cargo airline of the CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air and logistics solutions, to deliver unit load device (ULD) management and maintenance services.

The global ULD management leader will provide global positioning, management, maintenance, and repair services for the fleet of a few thousands ULDs under a five year contract. In addition, CMA CGM AIR CARGO also benefits from Jettainer's monitoring and a high quality of location data, so that the ULDs find their way from their forwarders back to the cargo airline and are thus always available, even for short-term charter flights.

Launched in March 2021, CMA CGM AIR CARGO is a French cargo airline designed to complement the overall suite of transportation and logistics solutions offered by the CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air and logistics solutions. CMA CGM AIR CARGO operates a modern and long-range capacity fleet of four Airbus A330-200F, complemented by two recently acquired Boeing 777F aircraft, which will grow up to 12 aircraft by 2026.

Altogether, Jettainer will provide and manage a dedicated fleet of a few thousands ULDs, primarily pallets, for CMA CGM AIR CARGO. By deploying Jettainer's professional management service and most advanced steering technology that meets the airline's high standards in the IT landscape, the industry expert will make ULD fleet operation even more efficient and create greater transparency along the entire value chain. This and the high quality of the location data also allows Jettainer to know where the ULDs have remained, even if they are with the forwarder and not in the immediate presence of the airline. In this way, Jettainer can ensure that CMA CGM AIR CARGO pallets are available in sufficient quantities even for charter flights at short notice. Furthermore, high transparency and process expertise also enable Jettainer to optimize repair handling. This, and access to Jettainer's global repair network, can ensure operational stability, reduce lead times, and avoid unnecessary positioning.

Thomas Sonntag, Managing Director of Jettainer GmbH, remarked: "With our global team and integrated and intelligent IT solutions, we are able to offer the most efficient ULD management service, guaranteeing the availability of ULDs, reducing costs and additionally contributing to more transparency in the value chain. We are pleased to be able to support CMA CGM AIR CARGO’s ambitious growth plans with our ULD service."

Rotterdam port MoerdjikIndustry in Rotterdam-Moerdijk is well positioned not only to meet climate goals but also to contribute to sustainability outside the port area and European energy security of supply.

A crucial element here is a new energy infrastructure. This becomes apparent from an update of the Rotterdam-Moerdijk Cluster Energy Strategy (CES).

The CES was first drawn up in 2021 and has been updated this year based on a new data study. The results show that the 2030 targets are within reach, but there is an urgent need to build the necessary energy infrastructure. This requires government direction and cooperation with industry.

Nico van Dooren, administrative coordinator of the Rotterdam-Moerdijk CES and also Director of New Business at the Port of Rotterdam Authority: “The Netherlands not only faces a huge task but we also have the opportunity to grow into a major European hub for hydrogen and circular production. This way, we not only contribute to climate goals and sustainable employment, but we can also reduce our dependence on countries like Russia. However, to achieve this, it remains essential that the necessary infrastructure is built as a priority so that we can provide new, renewable energy to all projects in a timely manner.”

In Rotterdam-Moerdijk, a broad portfolio of sustainable projects is being developed that together add up to a CO2 reduction of around 17 Mtonnes by 2030. In addition, there is significant potential to contribute to CO2 reduction outside the ports.

The new data study shows that just making the cluster itself more sustainable by 2030 will require four times as much electricity and twice as much hydrogen as it does today. In addition, the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is crucial to meet short-term climate targets while the transition to circular raw materials and fuels will have a greater impact in the long term.

Annually, around 12% of total European energy demand comes in via Rotterdam, most of which is transported to other industry clusters in the Netherlands and Germany. A successful transition will give Rotterdam-Moerdijk the opportunity to safeguard this strategic position and its earning power in a sustainable manner and to grow into a hub for the import and transit of hydrogen and renewable energy. This will allow the cluster to contribute to the Dutch economy, the European climate goals and the RePowerEU’s goals of reducing dependence on Russia in particular for energy and raw material imports while maintaining its competitive position.

To facilitate all this, eight key priority projects have been identified: Infrastructure for the import and transport of hydrogen; The Delta Corridor pipeline infrastructure to Chemelot and Germany; Electricity grid reinforcement and new offshore wind landings; Infrastructure for the transport and subsea storage of CO2; Heat pipes from industry; Infrastructure for the H-vision project, for low-carbon hydrogen production; Shore power plants for sea-going vessels; Hydrogen transport infrastructure between the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

The CES was drawn up by a workgroup of the Port Authorities of Rotterdam and Moerdijk, the provinces of South Holland and North Brabant, Stedin and Deltalinqs, an association of more than 700 companies in the port area.

Emirates United MoUEmirates SkyCargo and United Cargo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that follows on the heels of the new broader historic commercial agreement between two of the largest global airlines. This coordination will deliver benefits to air freight customers of both Emirates Skycargo and United Cargo around the world.

The MoU was signed at the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) – IATA event in London, UK by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and Jan Krems, President, United Cargo.

Under the terms of the MoU, Emirates SkyCargo and United Cargo will work closely on a number of aspects, which include expanding cargo interline options and blocked space agreements, pending regulatory approvals. This will build on existing cargo interline arrangements between both air cargo operators and offer freight customers access to more capacity on a larger combined global network.

“Emirates SkyCargo is committed to being the leading player in the global air cargo industry providing our customers with the highest standards of products and services. Cooperating with United, who is a leading airline in its own right with strengths and a network that are complementary to our own, will allow us to add value for our customers and help them reach new markets more speedily,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.

“United is pleased to work with Emirates SkyCargo on this MoU. As one of the leading carriers worldwide, Emirates SkyCargo is an important player in the industry, and our supplementary capabilities allow us to provide new service offerings to our customers worldwide. We share a common commitment to providing industry-leading solutions for our customers and we look forward to working together in the future.” said Jan Krems, President, United Cargo.

United Cargo will have access to Emirates SkyCargo’s high frequency distribution network through the belly-hold of passenger flights to over 100 global destinations and 11 freighters, whilst Emirates SkyCargo will have access to over 200 cities in the US and 300 cities across five continents through United Cargo.

Port of Antwerp GDPThe distribution of pharmaceutical products requires specific handling.

This method is defined in the GDP (Good Distribution Practice) guidelines. Port of Antwerp-Bruges was the first seaport in the world to translate these rules into the maritime sphere in order to operate in accordance with these European GDP rules throughout the logistics chain. The guidelines have also now been officially recorded in a certificate issued by SGS, which was presented to pharmaceutical industry professionals during a tour of the port yesterday.

Domestic and foreign stakeholders from the Life Sciences & Healthcare sector gathered in Antwerp yesterday for a behind-the-scenes look at the distribution process for pharmaceutical products at the port. During a tour of the individual steps of operations, from the security checks to the loading process, they saw how Port of Antwerp-Bruges had become the world's first maritime GDP port. This means that all links of the logistics chain, including the container terminals, can operate according to the standard for European Good Distribution Practices (GDP) rules. GDP is a quality assurance system. This is how the quality of products such as medicines, blood plasma, vaccines and medical equipment passing through the port is maintained during the distribution process. Moreover, the visit from the pharmaceutical professionals was the perfect opportunity to announce that these GDP rules are now also enshrined in an official certificate.

The basis of the certificate is the guidelines previously issued by Port of Antwerp-Bruges for deep-sea cargo and port logistics of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products. These are based on global WHO standards, with a specific focus on Europe and a translation to the maritime sector. The certificate is issued by SGS, an internationally renowned certification organisation for the pharmaceutical sector. Operational companies such as terminal operators and shipping companies can apply for the certification, demonstrating that they value quality in every aspect of their service provision.

Belgium is a major hub for the Life Sciences & Healthcare sector, and many multinationals have their offices here. 1 in 6 medicines exported from Europe set off from Belgium, and half of these medicines are produced here. Owing to cost and sustainability, there is increasing demand for shipping by reefer instead of air freight. With 63,000m² of GDP-compliant warehouses and 9500 plugs for reefers, the port platforms in Antwerp and Zeebrugge can play an important role here.

Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO Port of Antwerp-Bruges: "That the logistical chain for pharmaceutical products poses challenges became more evident than ever during the COVID-19 virus outbreak. As a port, we have demonstrated the essential role that we play in this. After the GDP guideline, as the first seaport worldwide, we are showing the pharmaceutical sector that we take their specific needs very seriously with this certificate."

Vice-Mayor of the City of Antwerp and President of the board of directors of Port of Antwerp-Bruges, Annick De Ridder: "Our strategic location, the over 1,200 fixed connections, our reefer capacity and in particular our know-how make our port an ideal gateway for high-quality medical cargo. We were the first seaport in the world to translate the European Good Distribution Practices rules into the maritime sphere. Thanks to this certificate, transporting pharmaceutical products by reefer is a full-fledged alternative to air freight and we are showing ourselves to be pioneers.”

Eddy Weygaerts, LDO Vaccine Lead for EMEA: "Much of our production takes place in Belgium. For us as shippers, maintaining product safety and quality in the logistical chain is critical. ​ This certificate that specifically addresses the needs during deep-sea transport and handling at the port is therefore very good news for us and a confirmation of the opportunities from transport by sea."

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