Commenting on Emirates' e-freight initiative with DHL and Schenker, cargo head Ram Menen said his company believes paperless processing of documents will become the industry standard in less than three years. He added that while IATA is leading the drive, "in some locations, the transition may take more time for Customs and government entities in various parts of the world due to local practices and needs."
IATA said freight traffic increased 5.4 percent in November 2010 compared to the same month in 2009 with volumes equal to pre-recession levels of early 2008.
UPS is expanding its network of healthcare distribution centers for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies to 30 worldwide.
Qatar Airways used a delivery flight of a new B777-300ER to partner with Boeing and AmeriCares to deliver 15.8 tonnes of relief supplies to Pakistan.
Ruslan International, the joint-venture company which markets and manages the 17 An-124 aircraft of Antonov Airlines and Volga Dnepr Airlines, has received an operating exemption from Australia’s Department of Infrastructure and Transportation.
A new a security management system for the importation of goods into the European Union (EU) is now in force.
Cargo traffic year-over-year rose 18.9 percent in 2010, according to the UN International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) freshly released annual trends report.
On New Year's Eve, OHL International quietly suspended U.S. air cargo export activity through its Activair subsidiary due to an inquiry by the TSA. The investigation was first reported by CBS News.
Boeing said its delayed 747-8 freighter program will see its first delivery by "mid-year" as it reported deliveries of 460 aircraft and sales of 530 units in 2010. The company has an order book of 3,443.
U.S. passenger airlines faced a 5 percent composite cost increase during the third quarter of last year when compared to the same period in 2009, according to the Air Transport Association of America (ATA). During that same period, the Consumer Price Index grew by 1.2 percent.