WFS, Swiss WorldCargo launch first GDP-compliant facility at JFK

Ground-handling giant Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, opened the first Good Distribution Practice-certified pharmaceutical facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).  The GDP certification, awarded for JFK’s Building 66, assure that the facility conforms with quality standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) for handling pharmaceutical […]

Aeroterm to expand FedEx facilities in Miami [VIDEO]

Yesterday, Aeroterm, a main division of North American real estate operator Realterm, announced an expansion of its agreement with Miami-Dade County. Under the agreement, an air cargo facility leased by FedEx Express at Miami International Airport (MIA) will be expanded, and the facility ground lease will be extended through 2050.   Under the new agreement, FedEx will extend its ground lease with Aeroterm – originally set for […]

Despite March recovery, Doha reports drop in first quarter volumes

Today, Doha International Airport (DOH) reported it handled 505,581 tonnes of cargo in the first three months of 2019, a 1.7% decline compared to the same period the year prior, according to data published by the Arab Air Carrier’s Organization (AACO).   Although few airports have reported March volumes, data from Doha indicates that cargo traffic in March may have improved slightly over the first two months of 2019. Volumes in January […]

Doncaster Sheffield’s expansion plans position it as alternative to congested U.K. airports

Despite the continued saga of Brexit and the uncertainty it instills into European-U.K. markets, Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is moving forward with plans to expand cargo operations and position itself as an alternative to congested airports in the United Kingdom.  Today, DSA announced the appointment of Ray Wood – who has over 20 years’ experience from working formerly at […]

Increased wait times at U.S.-Mexico border may compel modal shift to air

Last week, the United States President Donald Trump suggested the potential complete closing of the U.S.-Mexico border. This rhetoric exacerbates uncertainty among shipping companies involved in cross-border freight movements, after the issue had previously been considered largely resolved with the creation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace NAFTA. To address the new uncertainty, logistics companies, such as U.S.-based C.H. Robinson, are advising consideration of alternate modes of […]

Expanded infrastructure, networks and tech guide top 3 airport trends into 2019

Following our announcement of this year’s top 25 cargo airports, we at Cargo Airport News have identified the top three airport trends developing in the industry since the start of 2019. These trends include:  #3: The rise of dual and cluster airport systems  #2: Acquisition of cool-chain technology and certifications increases among airport stakeholders  #1: Small and medium-sized airports gain […]
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