The week in brief
By Hpanchal on June 7, 2013
Posted in Air Cargo World News
- Aeromar, a major regional airline in Mexico, took delivery of its first of two ATR 72-600 (pictured above) to be acquired on long-term lease from Air Lease Corporation. This makes Aeromar the first operator of the ATR -600 series aircraft in the region.
- OAG Cargo, an air cargo data services company and sister company of Air Cargo World, released an updated version of its Inforwarding online portal, which includes a more user-friendly interface, integrated Twitter feed and enhanced language capabilities. Inforwarding is an online service used by hundreds of airlines to post real-time alerts to communicate their latest news and operational updates.
- IJS Global, a global logistics company, signed a non-exclusive, strategic partnership agreement with Freight-in-Time, a Kenyan freight organization. The majority of the shipments that IJS Global sends to Kenya travel by air. In addition to Kenya, IJS Global will use this new agreement to also work on service delivery in Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burundi.
- LUG aircargo handling, an independent ground service company at Frankfurt Airport, has signed up Cathay Pacific Airways (pictured left) as a new client. The contract covers up to eight full freighter flights per week. It will go into effect Aug. 1.
- Panalpina has become a global member of the Supply Chain Council, a non-profit organization that helps members make improvements across supply chains.
- Etihad Cargo has joined the client portfolio of Heavyweight Air Express in Brazil. Etihad Airways has expanded to South America with newly commenced non-stop flights to Sao Paulo.
- Air Partner, a provider of freight aircraft charter solutions, has launched a new weekly cargo service from Frankfurt to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics on the Russian Black Sea coast. Leading up to the Olympics, Air Partner will operate a cargo service using a 747-400F every Monday morning between Nov. 18 and Feb. 7, 2014. Sochi's relatively remote location means that it is not well served by European airlines, so there is limited airfreight capacity directly from Europe. Air Partner's new service will fill a gap in the cargo market.