Category Archives: Air Freight

Airfreight Backlogs at China Gateways

The current backlogs at China’s main airfreight hubs Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou will continue at least into next week. For now, there are delays of 3-4 days at most airports. The situation at Guangzhou is worse; here, delays of 7-8 days are to expect, apart from “first class carriers”, which are also delayed by 3-4 days. As the forwarders expect the delays to
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Fedex buying TNT

Fedex, the American parcel delivery company, has agreed to buy its European rival TNT Express in a £3.2 bn deal to boost its services on the continent. The take-over comes two years after European competition regulators blocked FedEx’s US rival UPS move to buy TNT. The purchase was halted on the grounds that the deal would limit customer choice and reduce the number of
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Airfreight of the future?

The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) is currently studying the feasibility of the FanWing freighter. As a result of a two year European Union project, the study will focus on how the plane would be operated, cost of maintenance and all other costs. If the study is successful, we could see these planes moving short range freight. The FanWing Airfreighter, has a short take off and
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Blooming Marvelous!

As demands for flowers peaks this Valentines Day, extra freighter flights are now in operation to ensure there are enough blooms to go around Europe and the UK! The extra flights, operated with a mix of MD11s and B747Fs, will be in addition to the existing five weekly scheduled freighter flights for this sector, providing a total capacity of 1,000 tonnes of flowers into
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