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 […]

Air freight dives in Asia – should we panic?

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March 31, 2016 The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines published February international traffic results and, for cargo, the news is bleak, down 12 percent, year-over-year. But as David Harris points out, from sister publication Cargo Facts, data from January and February are often skewed by the timing of the Chinese New Year Read More

WCS 2016: IATA launches ULD safety campaign

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March 17, 2016 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced the launch of a safety campaign to reduce the number of ground handling incidents involving Unit Load Devices (ULDs). Read More

WCS 2016: Cargo 2000 rebrands as Cargo iQ

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March 17, 2016 Cargo 2000, the 82-member IATA specialist interest group, has finally moved beyond the turn of the millennium and changed its name officially to Cargo iQ. The group also recently embarked on its new Smart Data Project, which will add 110 million lines of performance data annually, enabling Cargo iQ  members to further […]

Too tough to handle?

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March 2, 2016 A pallet of unprotected cargo on an airport tarmac with an outside temperature of 21°C can quickly reach tempera­tures above 55° C. At that point, an egg can fry in about 20 minutes. Now just image if that pallet contained tempera­ture-sensitive pharmaceutical goods, or some other high-value perishable. Costs incurred by the […]

Air Freight Demand Up 2.2 Pct In 2015 – IATA

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February 3, 2016 Demand for air freight rose 2.2 percent in 2015, down from the 5 percent growth in 2014, due to sluggish trade growth in Europe and Asia, IATA said. Read More