The week in brief
on June 7, 2013
Expeditors opened a facility (pictured right) for temperature-sensitive products at BRUcargo, the dedicated cargo area at Brussels Airport. The new healthcare facility, in partnership with Aviapartner, is more than 16,000 square feet.
DHL has received the Planet Award of Excellence for the first time. Lufthansa Cargo awards the accolade for outstanding cooperation with its most important customers and is part of the Lufthansa Cargo Global Partnership Program, a platform for sustainable growth.
China Airlines signed a contract with Envirotainer, a provider of cold chain logistics services. The agreement allows China Airlines to offer logistical services to clients in the health care market. Envirotainer will provide the airline’s employees with training and operational courses on the different types of active temperature-controlled air cargo containers.
Specialist Freight Networks is marking its first year in business.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport generates approximately US$3.6 billion in annual business revenues for the 16-county St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area based on a new Economic Impact Study. Lambert handled 76,500 tonnes of cargo in 2012. The airport’s study was self-funded.
As part of the celebration of World Environment Day and in order to contribute to the preservation of Easter Island, LAN Airlines (pictured left) delivered more than three tonnes of electronic waste from Easter Island. This includes computers, laptops, keyboards and mice. Electronic waste collected will be recycled at the Chilenter Foundation and converted into new computers to be donated to communities without access to technology.
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has reached an agreement with Paris-Vatry Airport to base its new IL-76TD-90VD freighter (pictured below) at the airport to meet growing demand for quiet and environmentally friendly air charter operations. Volga-Dnepr will base up to three aircraft from its IL-76TD-90VD fleet at the airport.