Virgin Atlantic, China eastern and Air France -KLM announce intention to launch a joint venture

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October 16, 2019 Virgin Atlantic has announced its intention to enter into a joint venture with China Eastern and Air France-KLM, providing customers with increased choice and connectivity across Europe and China.  The announcement reaffirms the airline’s commitment to the Far East and Shanghai as a destination, which recently celebrated 20 years of Virgin Atlantic […]

Global Piracy on the Decline, IMB Report Indicates

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October 16, 2019 The first nine months of this year saw fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships than the corresponding period of 2018, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said in its latest report.  119 incidents have been reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC) in 2019, compared to 156 incidents […]

South Asian Shipbreaking Yards Claim 19 Lives So Far in 2019

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October 16, 2019 The unsafe shipbreaking yards on South Asian beaches have claimed the lives of 19 workers so far this year, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said in its quarterly update. According to the coalition campaigning for clean and safe ship recycling, a total of 122 ships were broken in the third quarter of 2019. […]

Drewry: LNG Shipping Rates Rise as Sanctions Hit Vessel Availability

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October 16, 2019 LNG shipping rates have surged to USD 130,000 pd currently from around USD 80,000 pd at the end of September due to tight vessel supply and seasonal firmness in demand, according to shipping consultancy Drewry. Furthermore, the upward momentum in rates is expected to be maintained in the fourth quarter of 2019 […]

Avia Solutions completes Chapman Freeborn acquisition

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Octubre 15, 2019 Avia Solutions Group has completed the acquisition of 100% of the shareholding charter company Chapman Freeborn Group. The Chapman Freeborn acquisition bolsters Avia’s business portfolio, with expertise including delivery of time-critical shipments, heavy and outsized equipment, humanitarian goods and other types of freight. As part of the Avia Solutions Group, Chapman Freeborn […]

Jazeera Airways to decide on new aircraft orders by early 2020

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October 14, 2019 Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways (JAZK.KW) will decide on a new order for 22-25 narrow body jets by early 2020, its chief executive said on Monday, adding that they will be for either the Airbus A320 NEO or Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The listed budget airline is talking to Airbus (AIR.PA), Boeing (BA.N) and […]

Lufthansa cabin crew union calls for Sunday strike in Frankfurt, Munich

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October 14, 2019 German flight attendants’ union UFO is calling for a five-hour strike on Sunday at German flag carrier Lufthansa, UFO said on Monday, in an escalating row over workers’ pay. Flight attendants and pursers at Lufthansa’s largest hubs, Frankfurt and Munich, have been called upon to take part in the walkout, which is […]

Fraport traffic figures – September and first nine months 2019: Frankfurt Airport reports slow growth

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October 14, 2019 Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 6.7 million passengers – an increase of 1.3 percent year-on-year. Correspondingly, aircraft movements climbed by 1.7 percent to 46,713 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) also rose by 1.4 percent to more than 2.9 million metric tons. In contrast, cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) shrank […]

Virgin and Delta future proof cargo joint venture

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October 14, 2019 Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo have future proofed their joint venture with the opening of the London Heathrow export facility. Opened on schedule, the new facility is the first phase of the two airline’s expansion program to double cargo handling capacity at Heathrow to meet projected growth. The new dnata City […]

Five Korean Shipping Companies Joining Forces to Get Qatari LNG Shipping Deals

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October 14, 2019 Five South Korean shipping companies are looking to create an alliance in order to secure huge LNG transportation orders that would be placed by Qatar. Companies including Korea Line, Pan Ocean, SK Shipping, Hyundai LNG Shipping and H-Line Shipping will present their plans for Qatari LNG project in Doha on October 14, […]