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Emirates SkyCargo honoured again at Air Cargo Africa

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, was named the ‘Highly Acclaimed Global Cargo Airline of the Year’ at the Air Cargo Africa awards held in Johannesburg on 22nd February 2017. The award was accepted by Khalid Al Hinai, Emirates Vice President, Cargo Commercial Africa at the ceremony held at.....

Emirates SkyCargo appoints Ross Barnett as UK Cargo Manager

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has announced the appointment of Ross Barnett as Cargo Manager in the UK.Ross, who will now be based in London, has over 30 years’ experience in the cargo industry. He joined Emirates in 1995, holding a number of positions in the company, most recently.....

Cargolux receives fourth STAT Times Africa award

For the fourth time, Cargolux Airlines was honored with The STAT Times’ International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo in the category International All Cargo Carrier of the Year in Africa at the Air Cargo Africa 2017 conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.The award was accepted on behalf of the airline.....

Qatar Airways voted Global Cargo Airline of the Year

Qatar Airways Cargo received the Global Cargo Airline of the Year award at a grand gala held last week at The Barnyard Theatre, Johannesburg, as part of Africa’s biennial air freight industry trade exhibition and conference, Air Cargo Africa, that took place from 21 to 23 February.The cargo carrier was.....

Aiming at smooth ride for flowers & perishables

Flowers & perishables transported by air were discussed at the ‘Air Shippers’ Forum – Flowers & Perishables’ hosted by Saudia Cargo on the first day of the three day event Air Cargo Africa.The forum presented an excellent platform for shippers and other stakeholders involved in the supply chain to.....

Direct flights from Kenya to US

Kenyan airlines have been granted security clearance by U.S. authorities for direct flights to the United States, Kenya's minister of transport said on Thursday, having improved infrastructure at Nairobi's main airport, Reuters reports."Kenya Airways will immediately apply for approval to codeshare with U.S......

Automation tools to optimize cold-chain monitoring

Oceasoft, a provider of wireless connected solutions for monitoring and tracking critical physical parameters developed two innovative tools to streamline the high-volume management of its Bluetooth-enabled dataloggers products.The company’s new automation tools, a Loading Bench for fast datalogger.....

Choosing the right form of transport

The use of more sustainable multi-modal transportation options (in particular rail, road and inland waterways) causes an increase in the average duration of the transport chain. For a significant increase in multi-modal transport chains an optimal chain protocol (logistics and technical) is lacking as well.....

Emirates SkyCargo painted rosy picture for Valentine's Day

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, unveiled a unique decal featuring a rose on one of its Boeing 777-F freighter aircraft ahead of Valentine’s day. The decal, installed at the Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre in Dubai, is the first of its kind for Emirates SkyCargo and highlights.....

Flower trade boosts business for IAG Cargo

In the two weeks prior to Valentine’s Day, IAG Cargo reported an 18 percent increase in volumes of flowers moving from Columbia and Ecuador when compared with the same period last year, with carnations and roses dominating the floral shipments from Latin America.While the majority of flowers shipped are.....

Hilverda de Boer

Video: Processing 12 million roses

VIDEO Valentine's Day have been a busy day for everyone in the flower business. It also has been one of the busiest days for Dutch exporter Hilverda de Boer. In the days ahead of Valentine's day, no less than 12 million Dutch, Kenyan and Ethiopian flowers passed the processing area of the company. In this video.....

UPS helps Cupid by delivering millions of flowers for Valentine’s Day

Business is blooming leading up to Valentine's Day. To get flowers, sweets and gifts to consumers and businesses by Feb. 14 it takes a global logistics network helping Cupid. This year, it's estimated that UPS (NYSE:UPS) will deliver more than 89 million flowers - enough to fill 64,767 Boeing cargo aircraft.....

US (MT): Valentine’s flowers brave snow showers

While the ground is covered in slush and drifts of half-melted snow, the demand for fresh-cut flowers is at an annual high.Valentine’s Day brings a boom for flower shops, but the logistics of selling high-quality blooms in the middle of February pose a daunting task for Missoula’s florists. Flowers are flown.....

Kenya: Qatar Cargo awards handling contract to Siginon

Siginon Aviation is appointed as the official ground and ramp handler for Qatar Airways Cargo at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi.The company’s USD 10 million state of the art air cargo terminal at JKIA, Nairobi, commissioned in 2014 has been custom designed to include a 3000 square.....