Tag Archives: air freight

American Airlines Sets New Freight Record

American Airlines (AA) has set a new record for how much it shipped in air freight in a single day. Sunday (August 14th) was an important day in AA’s history, as it transported over 260,000kg of freight and mail from London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Tristan Koch, American’s managing director of cargo sales – Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “There was high demand
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BIFA Calls For More Capacity At Heathrow Airport

The director-general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has said it is vital that the government stops procrastinating over expanding the aviation capacity of the UK and takes steps to move forward with the Airports Commission recommendation to build more capacity at Heathrow Airport. Robert Keen welcomed the news that the government now has a new transport secretary (Liam Fox) and secretary of state for
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Air Freight Figures Grow Year On Year

Levels of air freight have grown at one of the biggest airports in the North of England, according to the latest figures released by Manchester Airport. With over 100,000 tonnes of freight shipped by air, the 2015-16 year has been the best year for the airport since 2011-12. Ken O’Toole, chief executive of the airport, said that it played an important role in connecting
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Robot Air Cargo Handling

One of the world’s biggest air cargo handlers PACTL in Shanghai will be trying the first use of robots to build general cargo pallets this summer. This experiment could transform the air freight sector and bring significant improvements in productivity, quality and security. Airis, logistics facilities developer, has concluded that 85-90% of general air cargo shipments handled by PACTL could be processed by robots.
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Bill of Lading

You may already be familiar with the term bill of lading but what is it and why is it required? All sea shipments are covered by a bill of lading also referred as BOL or B/L. This is a document that lists the cargo details as well as your details as shipper and consignee. The bill of lading is a legal document and is
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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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Year of the Black Snake- Chinese New Year 2013

We would like to wish our Far East agents and exporters a happy prosperous new year as 2013 welcomes the year of the Black Snake. We hope you enjoy your celebrations! Chinese New Year also known as the Spring Festival is a significant annual celebration marking the start of the New Year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar, and always falls in the months
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Christmas Business Ho-ho-ours!

Believe it or not, it is that time of year again! We would like to say a great big “thank you!” to all our customers, suppliers and agents who have supported us throughout 2012. We will be closed on Christmas day, Boxing day and New years day, and we will be open as usual in-between the festive season to assist you with your imports and exports.
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How to Calculate Duty rates, taxes and VAT on your imports.

After receiving our great rates for your import whether via sea, air or courier, you proceed to make a booking with us, happy in the knowledge that your overheads are low and your profit margins are looking good…We remind you to take into account the friendly Tax Man who will be waiting patiently at customs for your goods to clear… Waiting to make sure
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South East Business Magazine – featuring Unipac Shipping

Click here to read our article on page 13!