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The week in brief

By Hpanchal on April 26, 2013
  • Ruslan International arranged the movement of three giant winches (pictured right) for an offshore oil project in the Caspian, on behalf of CNC Freight Services of Malaysia. The winches weighed a total of more than 200,000 pounds. They were loaded aboard an An-124 aircraft in Singapore using large mobile cranes and the aircraft's loading ramp. They were then flown to Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan for the Diyabekir Oilfield Development Project.
  • TNT Airways has selected Rusada, an aviation software company, to manage its aircraft fleet and maintenance requirements.
  • Airbus and IBM are working together to provide airlines and operators with advanced IT services for maintenance, engineering and flight operations. These fleet service offerings will help airlines manage their aircraft more effectively and improve customer service.
  • Norbert Dentressangle, an international freight forwarding company, opened a new warehouse near Kiev, Ukraine. Located in Belogorodka, the new 150,000 square feet facility will support both local clients and global customers.
  • Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. has been selected by Kahala Aviation of Ireland to provide two B737-400SF 11 pallet configuration conversions with options for two additional conversions to be started in May. The first aircraft, a B737-400, MSN 25052 was built in 1991 and will be converted at one of AEI's North American
    conversion facilities.
  • The freight forwarding division of Norbert Dentressangle has opened a second office in Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. Norbert Dentressangle opened offices in Sao Paulo and Santiago in 2011 as part of the continued development of its freight forwarding business.
  • VTG Aktiengesellschaft, a leading rail logistics company in Europe, and Kuehne + Nagel are planning a merger of parts of their rail logistics activities. Both parties signed the letter of intent. The new joint venture would expand the present rail logistics activities of the partners. The final contracts are expected to be decided on during the second half of 2013.
  • Kuehne + Nagel is opening an office in Vladivostok, Russia. It is the largest Far Eastern seaport in Russia and an important location for cargo handling. The city also has a developed transport infrastructure.
  • FoodSource, a C.H. Robinson company, has received the Top Supplier, Collaboration and Service Award from Brookshire Grocery Company. The award recognizes FoodSource's ability to provide BGC with new items, consistent quality and pricing in a full line of fruits and vegetables from around the world and for achieving an above 98 percent service level.
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