Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. handled 58,543 tonnes of transshipments in March, a 7.7 percent, year-over-year, increase, and the highest monthly volume in company history. March exports were also up for Hactl, rising 0.4 percent, year-over-year, to 137,598 tonnes; import levels remained “disappointing,” however, according to a press release. read more
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Emirates SkyCargo flew more than 25,000 tonnes of freight in the last year on passenger flights in and out of Buenos Aires-Rio de Janeiro and on its freighter service to Sao Paulo. Emirates sees these routes as entry points to regions beyond South America, shipping cars, spare parts, drilling equipment and perishables to the Asia-Pacific region and other areas.
Lufthansa Cargo carried 426,000 tonnes of freight and mail during the first quarter of 2012, a 9.3-percent drop in volume when compared to the same period in 2011. The decline in volume accompanied an 8.2-percent, year-over-year, reduction in capacity and a 0.4-percent loss in load factor. read more
The acquisition of a large chunk of Air Cargo Germany effectively provides AirBridgeCargo Airlines with vital fifth-freedom rights out of the heart of Europe. But what is the next move for the Russians? read more