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Kenyan transport secretary optimistic about US flights

Transport CS James Macharia has exuded confidence Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will be certified fit for US direct flights.He said the ongoing security audit by an American security agency will confirm the country's readiness for the flights to New York."We are confident that this final audit will see.....

Boeing 747s find new life in air-cargo surge

A funny thing happened to an older generation of Boeing Co. 747 jumbo jets on their way to dusty oblivion in desert parking lots.Instead of being scrapped, the humpbacked planes are back in demand as workhorses of global shipping. Booming trade is stoking the need for big, long-range jets to haul.....

China: Lufthansa Cargo adds direct freighter services to Chengdu

Lufthansa Cargo has further increased its freighter network in China by adding direct services to and from Chengdu (CTU). Since 5 May 2018, a Boeing 777F with flight number LH8410 departs Frankfurt every Monday and Saturday and returns from Chengdu every Tuesday and Sunday.“We are very proud to now be.....

How belly capacity can impact cargo challenges

The team at Schiphol has already been through several changes in 2018, and the cargo department is looking forward to becoming more integrated within the aviation team and having more impact on business decisions. In this article, we get to know the new head of Aviation Marketing, Cargo and Customer.....

US (FL): Airglades Airport to become perishable cargo hub

A decade-long dream to transform a rural Florida airport into a multi-billion-dollar commercial hub for perishable cargo appears to be coming in for landing.Airglades Airport is a municipal airport 55 miles east of Fort Myers. It’s in Clewiston, in the northeastern reaches of the county, where sugar reigns.....

Hot flowers activate fire alarm, force jet into emergency landing

Heat from a consignment of flowers is believed to have activated a fire alarm on board a cargo jet carrying horses that made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport on Saturday.Martinair flight MPH-7342 was travelling from Miami in the US to Amsterdam in Holland.There was a crew of six on board including.....

Schiphol Cargo marks growth in Chinese, Latam and African markets

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has seen continued growth in both the China and Latin American markets after its results were revealed for the first quarter of 2018.China, the airport’s largest country market, showed an increase of 2.1 per cent at 30,735 tonnes from January to March 2018, compared with the same.....

US: Mother's Day flower orders squeeze cold chain capacity

Mother’s Day might well be known by an alias: National Flower Day. Along with Valentine’s Day, it sees more flowers bought and sold than any other holiday. Few of them, however, are grown in the United States.In fact, the amount of cut flowers grown in the U.S. since 1991 has fallen 95%, according to the.....

Emirates SkyCargo transports 28,000 tonnes of flowers from Kenya in 2017-18

Emirates SkyCargo transported 28,000 tonnes of flowers from Kenya in the year 2017-18. This volume was transported in the 12 months since the launch of Emirates’ offering for perishables – Emirates Fresh.Since April 2017, Emirates SkyCargo has carried close to 400,000 tonnes of perishables under the three.....

Ecuador will send more products to Europe with zero tariffs

In June, Ecuador will sign an agreement with the member countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).The EFTA is an intergovernmental organization established for the promotion of free trade and economic integration for the benefit of its member states. With the signing of this agreement, about 99.....
Air France-KLM’s de Nooijer

"Perishables, e-commerce key to turnaround"

Ever since Marcel de Nooijer was appointed executive vice president Air France-KLM Cargo at the end of 2016, he has focused on restoring the cargo division of the legacy carrier to its former glory after several years of less-than-stellar results. At the end of 2017, the carrier began to see some sustained.....

Tender for feasibility study Jordanian flower auction

The City of Amman, Jordan, published an international tender for performing a feasibility study and design for a flower auction in Amman. The tender was published on April 10 and will close on May 28. For more information about the tender, please visit the websites of DG Marketand theAmman Tenders.....

Kenya: JKIA expands capacity for flower exports

The construction of a new transit shed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) is ongoing in a plan aimed at expanding the facility’s cargo handling capacity by more than 10 per cent.The expansion will take the number of transit sheds to six. The move has been triggered by the rising air cargo.....

Colombia: Extending shelf life at the start of the chain

Post-harvest techniques, processes and products, when done right, can contribute to improve the quality and shelf life of flowers, leading to repeated purchases by consumers. "The lack of these are the core reasons that explain the perception of low value among American consumers and poor consumption, when.....