Qatar Air Talks To Boeing After Airbus A320 Problems

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April 25, 2016 Qatar Airways is speaking to Boeing about the possibility of securing substitute aircraft after further problems were discovered with the Airbus A320neo. The Gulf airline could walk away from between four and six aircraft orders that have yet to be delivered after problems affected the A320’s hydraulics and software, Akbar al-Baker told […]

How IT will drive e-commerce logistics in India and beyond

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April 25, 2016 The numbers are in “holy *$#%” territory. “The numbers” are for e-commerce sales in China, and they are astounding. In the first two months of 2016, China’s online retail sales hit US$98.2 billion, an increase of 27 percent over the previous year. That puts it on pace to hit around $590 billion […]

DHL scans ‘Trends Radar’ report for logistics advancements

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April 25, 2016 Do “self-learning machines” and “bionic enhancements” fill you with wonder about the future of logistics or just cause anxiety headaches? Fortunately, we’ll all have several more years to decide how we feel about these technologies and others listed in DHL’s third annual “Logistics Trend Radar” report. The sentient machines and bionics, DHL […]

Saudi Arabian Airlines appoints HSBC to arrange 5 bln riyal sukuk

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April 25, 2016 National carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has appointed HSBC as the lead arranger for a 5 billion riyal ($1.3 billion) sukuk issue, its director general said on Monday. The sukuk would be sold in the second half of the year, Saleh al-Jasser told reporters. Jasser said last month that the sukuk offering […]

Frankfurt aiming to be Europe’s largest IATA CEIV certified hub

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April 25, 2016 Air Cargo Community Frankfurt is aiming to make Frankfurt Airport the largest International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certified hub in Europe. The community are aiming to make Frankfurt the largest certified pharmaceutical gateway in Europe by early 2017. At present, Perishable Center Betriebs and […]

TNT reduces losses to 14 million euros

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April 25, 2016 TNT has reduced its losses to 14 million euros ($15.7 million) in the first quarter of 2016 despite revenue dipping 2.2 per cent to just under 1.6 billion euros. Along with reducing losses by 26.3 per cent from 19 million euros in the first quarter of 2015, TNT reduced its operating loss […]

PACTL posts new record in March and Q1

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April 25, 2016 Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTL) has continued its growth path achieving two new records in the first quarter of 2016. PACTL processed 142,297 tonnes of air cargo, which was an increase of 6.8 per cent year-on-year (YOY) in the month of March. In total, PACTL’s cargo volumes grew by 1.5 […]

Tianjin Airlines to connect Gatwick with Chongqing and Tianjin

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April 25, 2016 Gatwick Airport is to receive its first Chinese services with flights to Chongqing then onto Tianjin, served by Tianjin Airlines. Tianjin Airlines will use an Airbus A330 on the twice weekly service departing Gatwick at 22.25h on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 25 June. The Gatwick-Chongqing-Tianjin service will be Tianjin Airlines’ first long-haul […]

Antwerp Delwaidedok user needed

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April 25, 2016 Antwerp’s Delwaidedok facility formerly occupied by MSC Home Terminal will likely continue being used for deep sea cargo handling after all. The 150-ha lot will fall vacant once MSC transfers the last of its services to the MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) at the tidal (lockless) Deurganckdok. Last year the site the […]

Drewry: Orphaned Carriers Will Have to Find New Partners

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April 25, 2016 The formation of the Ocean Alliance by CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line and OOCL means that carriers who have been left out of the major alliances will have to act quickly to remain competitive on the market either through mergers or finding new partners. Shipping consultancy Drewry expects that by […]