Malaysia ready to back firms in finding missing flight MH370

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March 4, 2019 Malaysia will consider resuming the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 if companies interested in the hunt come forward with viable proposals or credible leads, its transport minister said on Sunday. Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, became the world’s greatest aviation mystery when it vanished on its way from Kuala Lumpur […]

WorldACD: Slow start to 2019 but special cargo grows

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March 4, 2019 Global air cargo got off to a slow start in 2019 with volumes dropping 2% in January, with special cargo mitigating the fall, according to WorldACD. General cargo got off to a slow start, down 5% with valuables and dangerous goods also down, though perishables grew 6%, high tech by 4%, pharmaceuticals […]

Envirotainer extends RAP e2 network to Shanghai

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March 4, 2019 Envirotainer has extended its RAP e2 network in Asia-Pacific by making Shanghai, China its 31st station on 1 March. The RAP e2 is designed for the pharmaceutical industry, and can load either five Euro pallets or four US pallets. It can maintain temperatures between 0-25C in nearly any ambient condition, and its […]

UPS increases Hong Kong – Europe capacity

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March 4, 2019 UPS is increasing capacity on major trading routes between Hong Kong and Europe by deploying Boeing 747-8s on services via Cologne, Germany. Deploying three 747-8s through August 2019 replaces existing 747-400s, and increase capacity by 19% on four weekly direct flights. The upgraded flights are a result of strategic investments to expand […]

First 737-800 freighter joins Ethiopian Cargo fleet

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March 4, 2019 Ethiopian Cargo took delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 Freighter on 1 March, to be used on short haul services in Africa and the Middle East. The 737-800 has a capacity of 23 tonnes, and joins the fleet of Boeing 777-200 Freighters, and passenger aircraft consisting of Airbus A350s, Boeing 787-8s and […]

Gatwick Airport to help local firms go global

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March 4, 2019 Gatwick Airport and the Department of International Trade have launched a competition to help local businesses attend international trade shows to help them grow. SMEs based in Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Croydon can take part by explaining in 150 words how their business will develop by attending trade fairs through the Gatwick […]

Australia Intensifies Efforts to Contain Solomon Islands Oil Spill

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March 4, 2019 Australia is deploying more assets to the Solomon Islands in an effort to contain the oil spill from the grounded bauxite bulk carrier Solomon Trader which is moving towards the UNESCO listed World Heritage area. “Given escalating ecological damage, and a lack of action by commercial entities involved, the Solomon Islands Government has requested Australia’s […]

NYK Orders Wood-Chip Carrier for Mitsubishi Paper Mills Contract

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March 4, 2019 Japanese shipping giant NYK has ordered a new wood-chip carrier from Oshima Shipbuilding for a long-term contract with Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited (MPML). As informed by NYK, the ship will measure 210 meters in length and will be able to load 4.3 million cubic feet of wood chips. The company further said […]

Maersk Tankers to Equip Four LR2 Ships with Scrubbers

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March 4, 2019 Danish tanker owner and operator Maersk Tankers revealed plans to invest in four scrubbers to be installed on selected long range 2 (LR2) vessels within the company’s product tanker fleet. As informed, one existing LR2 vessel, as well as three LR2 newbuildings within the Maersk Product Tanker fleet will be equipped with […]

CMA CGM Unveils Massive Cost-Cutting Plan

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March 4, 2019 French shipping major CMA CGM is launching a USD 1.2 billion cost reduction plan despite record revenues seen in 2018. As informed, the company will implement “a global plan” in 2019 to improve its operational performance. CMA CGM intends to achieve this objective through the optimization of lines and brands, and by further streamlining its […]