Heathrow reports strong cargo growth

Cargo traffic through Heathrow airport rose by 10.5% year on year to reach 1.25m tonnes in the first nine months of 2017. Passenger volumes at key UK London gateway also rose, helping to generate a year on year revenue increase of 3.2% to £2.2bn ($2.9bn). Adjusted earnings before interest, depreciation, tax and amortisation (EBIDTA) between January and September rose by 5.7% year on year to reach £1.3bn ($1.8bn). John Holland-Kaye, […]

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport sees September surge

Moscow Sheremetyevo airport handled more than 200,000 tonnes in the first nine months of 2017, an increase of almost 40% over the same period in 2016. The airport – Russia’s largest for both cargo and passengers – said that the airfreight surge was due to a significant increase in cargo on international airlines. According to September statistics, the largest increase was in transfer cargo via Sheremetyevo, up by 100% over September 2016. […]

Colombo port handles one of Asia’s biggest boxship, the 20,568 TEU Milan Maersk

THE Sri Lanka Ports Authority announced that the port of Colombo has successfully handled the 20,568 TEU Milan Maersk, the largest containership to call at a port in South Asia to date. Owned by Maersk Line, the Milan Maersk is one of the world’s largest boxships that has been built this year. The mega containership was berthed at the Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT), reported Lanka Business Online. The vessel […]

Bengaluru Airport records 11.7% growth in H1 2017

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) served 12.39 million passengers and recorded 11.7 percent growth in overall traffic in the first half of the fiscal year 2017-18. The domestic passenger traffic shows a growth of 13.3 percent compared with the previous year, while international passenger traffic grew at 3.6 percent compared with the same period. Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) saw an increase of 2.9 percent, clocking 91,644 ATMs with an […]

Turkish Cargo launches freighter service to Chennai

Turkish Cargo launched an Airbus A330 freighter service to Chennai in India on 9 November and says the service and the one it already runs to Colombo in Sri Lanka will operate once a week. Turkish Cargo operates to 292 destinations, including 64 freighter destinations, in 117 countries by its 13 freighters and 323 passenger aircraft. By expanding to new destinations, Turkish Cargo says it brings its network and quality […]

MSC Sets Up New Service on Transpacific Route

Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has revealed plans to launch a new service, the Sequoia service, on its Transpacific West Coast USA & Canada route, starting from December this year. The Sequoia service represents MSC’s sixth Transpacific service and will connect South China with California’s Long Beach. The service will start operating from Chiwan, China, on December 9, 2016, with the 2007-built container ship Safmarine Mulanje 649N. Port rotation of […]

Antonov Airlines adding more weight

Antonov Company announces that its Antonov An-124-100 joint venture company, Ruslan International, formed in 2006 together with Volga-Dnepr Airlines, will cease operations on December 31, 2016. Throughout its decade-long existence, Ruslan International has consistently demonstrated a combined expertise in the outsize and heavyweight cargo market. At the same time, Antonov Airlines team in the UK which will take the lead in the global sales and operations of this unique cargo […]

Etihad Cargo adds Stansted, East Midlands and Copenhagen to network

Etihad Cargo has expanded its European freighter network to nine destinations with new routes to Stansted Airport and East Midlands Airport in the UK, and Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The routes will be served using Boeing 777 Freighters, and joins Amsterdam, Frankfurt (both Main and Hahn), Milan, Brussels and Zaragoza as Etihad Cargo freighter destinations. Etihad also offers bellyhold capacity on a number of routes throughout Europe. Etihad Cargo senior […]

OPDR launches PENN service

PENN connects Continental Europe, three UK east cost ports and three Norwegian ports OPDR, as part of the CMA CGM Group, has announced the introduction of its new PENN service. Via Rotterdam, the service connects Continental Europe with the United Kingdom and Norway. The new weekly PENN service links Rotterdam with Immingham, Teesport and Grangemouth in the UK and three ports in Norway, Oslo, Moss and Brevik, with Rotterdam as […]

New VLGC Joins BW LPG’s Fleet

Singapore’s gas carrier owner BW LPG has further expanded its fleet as it took delivery of the first of four Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs) in its newbuilding program from South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). Named BW Magellan, the new VLGC features a length of 226 meters and a width of 36.6 meters. With a capacity of 84,000 m3, the 51,600 dwt ship has a market value […]