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Qatar Airways upgrades part of A350 order to biggest model

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October 1, 2018 Qatar Airways said on Monday it was upgrading five of its Airbus A350 jets on order to the largest model, in a boost for the European planemaker’s largest twin-engined jet. The Gulf airline was the launch customer for both A350 models and said in February it could switch some of its existing […]

flydubai Cargo offers animal transport services

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October 1, 2018 flydubai Cargo is offering live animal transportation across its network, having successfully moved two Saluki dogs and seven falcons for a competition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The project was undertaken in association with the Department of Culture and Tourism for Abu Dhabi to support the UAE’s participation in the event. The airline offers […]

IATA: Demand remains stable, trade tensions are a concern

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October 1, 2018 Airfreight demand remained stable in August with 2.3 per cent growth, but it continues to be affected by trade tension and weaker exports, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports. The growth in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) in August is similar to July but is less than half the five-year average of […]

Drewry: Asia to Middle East, South Asia Trade Sees Weak Demand

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October 1, 2018 Demand revisions suggest that demand from Asia to the Middle East and South Asia is in a steep decline, according to a report from shipping consultancy Drewry. Namely, Drewry’s Container Trades Statistics (CTS) made a substantial downgrade to the shipments data for the Asia to Middle East and South trade that erased […]

Samsung Heavy Wins Another LNG Carrier Order

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October 1, 2018 South Korea’s shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has clinched another order for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier. According to the company’s stock exchange filing, the deal is worth around KRW 200.1 billion (USD 180 million). SHI added that the order was placed by an Asian shipowner, without unveiling the company’s name. Under […]

Operating Costs Down for 6th Year in a Row

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October 1, 2018 Total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by 1.3% in 2017, according to international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens. This compares with the 1.1% average fall in costs recorded for 2016. For the third successive year, all categories of expenditure in 2017 were down on those for the previous […]