BE-Gate to help Belgian airports overcome customs hurdles for e-commerce

A consortium of ports and airports in Belgium are banking on “BE-Gate,” a digital initiative being rolled out by the country’s customs assessor, the Ministry of Finances, to streamline cross-border customs procedures ahead of planned regulatory changes. The EU Commission is set to remove an exemption on imports that has been popular with overseas e-tailers, […]

DOT dismisses Kalitta complaint against AMS 

Today, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) dismissed North American ACMI and charter operator Kalitta Air’s complaint against The Netherlands, Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) airport authorities and Stichting Airport Coordination Netherlands (ACNL), following the approval of the new local rule at AMS.  Kalitta Air originally filed a complaint against the Dutch parties above with the DOT on Jan. 29, seeking sanctions or “other appropriate measures” and alleging that the parties named wrongfully withheld slots for Kalitta’s scheduled cargo services. The […]

New Chongqing-Addis Ababa routes to support China-Ethiopia cargo ops

Last week, Ethiopian Airlines Group, the Chongqing Municipal People’s Government Port and Logistics Office and Chongqing Airport Group signed a freight route cooperation agreement. The new routes established by this agreement will expand on China’s already growing “Belt and Road” initiative, while also supporting Ethiopian’s efforts to grow its cargo operations.  The new agreement establishes three regular […]

E-commerce drives cargo expansion at East Midlands despite Brexit uncertainties

Although uncertainty persists in United Kingdom-Europe air cargo markets following the most recent Brexit extension approved earlier this month, East Midland Airport (EMA) in the U.K. is moving forward with plans to expand cargo infrastructure at the airport. The expansion is needed to support the growing operations of its stakeholders, driven by increased demand in e-commerce and express freight, the airport said […]

Global airport throughput rebounds in March 

  Preliminary results from global airports indicate that the air cargo market improved in March from the steep declines in volumes witnessed during the first two months of the year. Overall, while the first quarter of 2019 was rocky, the resurgence in cargo throughput suggests that a couple of weak months may not portend a down 2019. On a regional basis, airports in Asia and the Americas posted mixed results for […]

Budapest advances aviation links to China in agreements with Xi’an, Zhengzhou

Today, Budapest Airport (BUD) announced that is signing cooperation agreements with two Chinese cargo hubs – Xi’an (XIY) and Zhengzhou (CGO). The airport said the move is an important step forward in its efforts to increase connections with Asia and denotes China’s growing interest in Hungary.  With the support of Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, BUD signed a […]
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