U.S. DOT contests Indian limits on FedEx ground handling, enacts reporting requirements on Air India

Last week, in reaction to India’s prohibition on U.S. carriers performing their own ground handling at Indian airports, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) issued two orders imposing reporting requirements on all Indian carriers operating their own aircraft at U.S. airports. The new orders could have immediate impacts on the handling operations of Air India and FedEx, and potentially other Indian and U.S. […]

Best practices for CEIV Pharma recertification

Now that IATA’s CEIV Pharma certification program has been around for more than three years, an increasing number of airports and stakeholders are starting to embark upon the recertification process, which occurs every three years. Brussels Airport became the first airport to renew its commitment to CEIV Pharma last year, and most recently PACTL, a handler at Shanghai Pudong redid its audit. Although the re-certification is less involved than the initial certification process, companies have found the […]

Thailand’s EEC to link up with Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone

In a move to strengthen ties air cargo between Thailand and China, the office of Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) said it is scheduled to sign a “strategic cooperation” agreement later this month with the administrators of China’s Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone (ZAEZ). Dr. Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary-general of the EEC, told the Bangkok Post that […]

New Turkish Airlines route underscores air cargo development in Morocco

Turkish Airlines is already seeking to capitalize on capacity available at its new hub in Istanbul (IST, former IATA code: ISL), with the addition of a route to Morocco’s Marrakech Manera Airport (RAK). Marrakech is the first destination the carrier has added from its hub and underscores already growing air cargo volumes and infrastructure at […]

Cargo Facts Asia gives exclusive look at SF Express SuperHub development plans

SHANGHAI – China’s fastest-growing express carrier, SF Express is developing its “SuperHub” in Ezhou city, as the base for its growing operations. The SuperHub will open by the end of 2021, SF Express VP George Li said during a presentation at Cargo Facts Asia, hosted by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, yesterday morning in Shanghai. […]

Houston Airport System and Cabo Frio Airport ink air cargo ‘pipeline’ deal

Last week, Houston Airport System – which manages George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) – and Brazil’s Cabo Frio Airport (CFB) signed an agreement to create an air cargo “pipeline” between the airports, serving two of the largest oil, gas and energy clusters in the Americas.  CFB is the first public airport now under private management […]
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