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Lufthansa has announced that it will begin construction on a modern logistics center at Frankfurt Airport in 2014. The facility, which will replace the carrier’s existing, 30-year-plus Lufthansa Cargo Center, is slated to open in 2018.
Gulf Air has increased the number of weekly flights between Bahrain International Airport and India’s Chennai International Airport from 12 to 14, elevating its weekly freight capacity by six tonnes. In a press release, the Bahraini flag carrier said that heightened freight demand out of Chennai played a key role in the decision to offer additional flights.
Singapore Changi Airport handled 146,400 tonnes of cargo in August, a 4.4 percent, year-over-year, decline. From an eight-month perspective, Changi Airport has also seen a decrease in airfreight operations — volumes have stalled 1.9 percent, year-over-year.
CLX Logistics has acquired Netherlands-based LHC Consulting, a firm offering supply-chain management services to European companies. According to a press release, the merger will enable CLX Logistics to expand in Europe and enhance its international capabilities.
Envirotainer has opened a new facility in Singapore for its temperature-controlled airfreight containers and cool-chain management services. With the Asia-Pacific projected to account for 29 percent of global pharmaceutical sales by 2016, the region is a key market for the company, according to a press release.
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