Tag: cargo

Emirates SkyCargo Secures Authorised Economic Operator Certification

The Federal Customs Authority of the UAE has awarded Authorised Economic Operator certification to Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates. The cargo airline is now a certified member of the UAE Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme, which serves as a voluntary compliance and security scheme aimed at facilitating global trade outlined by the World […]

UPS Adds 400 Dangerous Goods To Fly List Due To Demand

UPS has announced it is ready to handle a wider range of higher-risk goods with the addition of 400 ‘dangerous’ commodities onto its fly-list for its global air network. The express giant has also increased the size of allowable shipments. The newly added items include chemicals to clean laboratory equipment, paint, compressed gases, adhesives and […]

Lufthansa Cargo Recognised for its CO2 Reducing Emissions Project

Lufthansa’s cargo arm was named one of two runners-up in the “CO2 avoidance as a contribution to climate protection” category with its “OMEGA – using big data to reduce CO2” project. OMEGA is a tool that uses data collected during flights to make future flights more efficient. By comparing projected, actual and optimal values, it […]

Qatar Airways Cargo Takes Delivery Of Its Twelfth B777 Freighter

Qatar Airways Cargo received its latest Boeing 777 freighter in Doha recently, taking its total freighter fleet count to 21. The addition marks the cargo carrier’s unwavering commitment to building its young and modern air cargo fleet to strengthen its growth trajectory. Mr. Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways’ Chief Officer Cargo said, “The arrival of our […]

Finnair Hit by Strike at Helsinki Airport

Finnair has confirmed that it will have to cancel more than 90 of its flights through its home hub of Helsinki Airport 17 March because of a strike at Finland’s biggest air gateway. The strike, to be held between 3pm and 7pm Eastern European Time (EET, two hours ahead of UTC), does not involve Finnair […]

Plane Makes Emergency Diversion Due to Airport Worker Trapped in Cargo

A TAAG Angola Airlines flight made an emergency diversion 40 minutes after takeoff on Saturday when it was discovered that a worker was trapped in the cargo hold. The flight left Porto, Portugal, on Saturday morning and was on its way to Luanda, Angola, when staff on the ground noticed that the worker was missing, […]

Rio Builds Special Warehouse for Olympic Games Cargo

Rio de Janeiro-Tom Jobim International Airport’s cargo terminal – RIOgaleão Cargo – is ready for the Rio Olympic Games and has built a warehouse especially for imports and exports related to the Games. Just three weeks away, the RIOgaleão Cargo terminal expects to see an increase of 2,000 tonnes in cargo imports during the event […]

IATA Launches Cargo Safety Campaign

IATA hopes to cut the amount of damage to aircraft caused by mishandling of cargo containers through a new safety campaign. Announced at the 10th World Cargo Symposium in Berlin, the campaign will seek to alert users to the most common types of safety risks and ground accidents to aircraft caused by unit load devices […]

True Aviation Antonov An-26 Crashed Into Sea Off Cox’s Bazar

At least one crewmember died when the Antonov An-26 cargo aircraft crashed into sea after take-off from Cox’s Bazar. Loaded with a cargo of shrimps, the Antonov An-26 took off from Cox’s Bazar to Jessore. Due to circumstances unknown yet, the pilots (all russian nationals) reported machanical troubles and elected to return to the airport […]

Boeing Launches Next-Generation 737 Boeing Converted Freighter

Boeing today launched the Next-Generation 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) with orders and commitments for up to 55 conversions from seven customers. “The Next-Generation 737 provides exceptional value to express freight carriers through its superior payload, range, reliability and efficiency,” said Stan Deal, senior vice president, Commercial Aviation Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “While the recovery […]