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Boeing board meets as company considers 737 MAX production changes

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December 16, 2019 Boeing Co is considering whether to cut or halt production of its grounded 737 MAX after the Federal Aviation Administration said last week it would not approve the plane’s return to service before 2020, a person briefed on the matter said on Sunday. The largest U.S. planemaker’s board of directors is holding […]

Kenya Airways names new acting CEO from Jan. 1

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December 16, 2019 Kenya Airways named the head of its low-cost subsidiary as its new acting chief executive officer on Monday after its current boss announced his resignation in May amid the loss-making carrier’s renationalization process. The new acting CEO Allan Kilavuka has been CEO of Kenya Airways subsidiary Jambojet for about a year. He […]

Siemens Aviation Data Hub software solution breaks up airport data silos

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December 16, 2019 Siemens Logistics has developed a new software solution for airports. Aviation Data Hub, enables a standardized exchange of data in real time and integrates key metrics for a variety of applications on a central, secure platform. The software breaks up the data silos within the traditional airport IT architecture. The result is […]

Pirates Kidnap 20 Seafarers from Tanker off Togo

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December 16, 2019 Twenty crew members have been kidnapped from a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker off Lome, Togo, Dryad Global said. The incident, described as “the largest kidnapping event in West Africa within 2019”, occurred some 115 nautical miles southeast of Lome on December 15, 2019. The tanker, identified as the 19,100 dwt MT Duke, was […]

Shell to Supply Biofuel for CMA CGM Vessels

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December 16, 2019 French container shipping major CMA CGM has selected oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell to supply tens of thousands of tons of marine biofuel to its fleet. As explained, this quantity of second-generation biofuel derived from used cooking oil will allow the CMA CGM’s ships to travel nearly 1 million kilometers, […]

Airlines cancel flights to Indian state of Assam over civil unrest

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December 12, 2019 Ongoing unrest linked to the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the north-east Indian state of Assam has led to airlines cancelling or rescheduling all flights to the region. The bill, which proposes or claims to make it easier for migrants of specific religions to acquire Indian citizenship, does not cover certain areas of […]

Industry joins forces to safely move lithium batteries

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December 12, 2019 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is joining forces with other industry bodies to ensure lithium batteries are moved safely by air. By partnering with the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), they are renewing calls for governments to […]

Ports of Auckland declared “no longer economically or environmentally viable”.

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December 12, 2019 The NZ Government has decided that cargo handling must be moved out of Auckland city. The long running saga over the future of Ports of Auckland as an inner city cargo port has reached an important point with NZ’s coalition government agreeing “that freight operations on prime land in downtown Auckland are […]

Hong Kong discounts makes cargo competitive again

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December 11, 2019 Airport Authority Hong Kong will reinforce the hub’s competitive advantage by contributing 20% of the Terminal Charge concession offered by airlines to freight forwarders. The Terminal Charge Concession Scheme at Hong Kong International Airport will come into effect on 1 April 2020. The concession offered by an airline to freight forwarders for […]

UPS expands international express services

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December 11, 2019 UPS is expanding its international services by widening its network for Worldwide Express, Express Plus and Worldwide Express Freight deliveries. The express services within key markets have been added to new post codes in 14 European countries and across Asia, the Americas and the Indian Subcontinent. In the Middle East and Africa, […]