The Week in brief
Boeing officials have projected that the Korean economy will demand 1,250 new planes by 2030. Single-aisle jetliners will account for 46 percent of the aircraft requested, executives for the aircraft manufacturer estimated, with twin-aisle and large aircraft slightly trailing these planes in demand.
Czech Airlines has appointed Aero Cargo as its new partner in Germany, thus extending its cargo GSA contract with ECS Group. Outlined in the agreement are plans for Aero Cargo to market freight capacity on Czech Airlines’ 68 weekly flights to Germany.
Aircastle Limited has agreed to lease two Boeing 747-400SFs to Southern Air Holdings. The freighters, which are projected to enter Southern Air’s fleet during the first quarter of 2012, will play a significant role in Southern Air’s fleet expansion program, a company spokesman stated.
The specialist network for freight companies AOGFreight247, which was formed in March, recently held its first annual meeting in Ho Chi Minh City. So far, more than 35 companies representing nations including Israel, Italy, China and Thailand have joined AOGFreight247.
DHL has launched a city logistics planning contest. The global logistics provider has invited businesses, academics, politicians, public authorities and citizens to recommend ways to promote sustainability and increase transportation efficiency. “With growing cities all over the world, the challenges of city logistics and urban living are becoming more and more demanding,” DHL Solutions and Innovations Vice President Steffen Frankenberg stated. “With the views of others, we can better identify the challenges and generate ideas for new logistics solutions.”
Cisco has presented TNT Express with the 2011 Smart Services Award for its implementation of a regional control tower in Beijing, enabling Cisco to view traffic flows across the Asia Pacific in real time. TNT was honored with this award during a ceremony in Singapore.
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