The week in brief
By Hpanchal on October 3, 2013
Posted in Air Cargo World News
- Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced an order for five additional Next-Generation 737-900ERs. The order is valued at US$481 million (355 million euros). Meanwhile, Boeing and Delta Air Lines celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first 737-900ER (pictured above). The delivery is part of Delta's 100-airplane order placed in 2011 to renew its fleet with more fuel-efficient airplanes.
- Lufthansa Cargo will add Lima, Peru, to its network Oct. 27. Its new service will be flown twice a week with MD-11 freighters. On Mondays and Fridays, the outbound flight will be via Dakar, Senegal, and Manaus, Brazil, to Peru. The return journey to Frankfurt will include stops in Quito, as well as in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
- Dutch air cargo trucking company Interport BV is setting up consolidation services from Switzerland to Spain and Portugal. With this new service, Interport BV will offer services for importing and exporting cargo out of Switzerland to the Iberian Peninsula.
- CEVA Logistics and TOWER Cold Chain Solutions launched the KryoTrans KTM (KryoTrans Modular) modular pallet shipper, a new service for shipping temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products in a secure environment at a consistent temperature.
- Kuehne + Nagel Singapore recently received ISO13485:2003 certification for its medical devices hub located at the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore. The certification is an international standard that confirms Kuehne + Nagel’s competence in handling medical devices and related services.