Swissport aims to grow in the Asia-Pacific region

Today, in its release of earnings before income, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for 2018, Zurich-based cargo handler Swissport touted its March 2018 strategic acquisition of Australian ground services company Aerocare as “a growth platform in the Asia-Pacific region, creating the basis for our regional expansion.” The European handler’s Asia-Pacific footprint has been fairly limited […]

Amazon to break ground on CVG hub next week

Amazon will break ground on its new Amazon Air cargo hub at Cincinnati/North Kentucky International Airport (CVG) on May 14, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed today. Amazon’s $1.5 billion CVG cargo hub will be located on a 1,100-acre plot of land, similar in size to other global hubs for major integrators, such as FedEx’s 900-acre Memphis […]

Tampa Airport awards $43m construction contract to GLF Construction

Yesterday, Tampa International Airport (TPA) awarded a US$43 million contract to Miami-based GLF Construction Corp. for the construction of a new taxiway and bridge at the airport. The project is part of the TPA’s overall expansion and efforts to strengthen cargo infrastructure to support growing cargo volumes as Amazon, UPS and FedEx expand their footprints at the […]

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 […]

China, Uruguay sign MOU to expand air transport, customs setup

During China’s second “Belt and Road” International Cooperation Summit last week, China and Uruguay signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing an air transport and customs agreement between the two countries. The new agreement not only supports China’s ongoing westward aviation network expansion, but also increases business opportunities for air cargo stakeholders of both countries.  Under 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 […]
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