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IAG Cargo says that moving away from a long haul freighter leasing contract is delivering "real commercial value". It ran a reduced freighter programme in the second quarter resulting in a 5.1 per cent volume decrease to1,321m cargo tonne kilometres ...
Air France-KLM is mulling a sale, partnership or radical restructuring for its Martinair freighter unit and Lufthansa Cargo has delayed signing options for additional Boeing 777 freighters. IAG's cargo revenue fell 9.8 percent year-on-year in the first ...

The freighter Nikol H needs a berth so it can get repairs the US Coast Guard has ordered, but there's a problem: it's already accrued more than $1 million in debt since it arrived in April.
Air contractors (AG, Dublin Int'l) has ferried its two A320-200s, EI-ONJ (cn 4203) and EI-ONL (cn 4489), to Malta Skyliner aviation has reported.
But Tuesday's launch marked the last flight of the ATV, which is being phased out in favor of U.S.-built commercial cargo craft and Japan's resupply freighter -- called the H-2 Transfer Vehicle. "The last of the litter is now in orbit," said Jean ...

The freighter Federal Rideau floats on the Detroit River in Detroit on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, after the 656-foot freighter that went aground in Lake St. Clair over the weekend was refloated Tuesday morning, said Coast Guard Lt. Commander Scott Smith.
The U.S. and Japanese vehicles can carry up larger experiments than the ATV, which attaches to the Russian segment of the space station with a smaller passageway than NASA's modules.
It's being phased out in favour of a much larger US-built commercial cargo vessel which is more compatible with the Russian segment of the space station.
A steering failure caused a 200-metre freighter to veer off course and run aground in the waterway in front of Windsor's Sandpoint Beach.
A diver was evaluating how far aground the freighter went before the efforts move forward, said Petty Officer Jennifer Manare at the Coast Guard's Detroit sector.
The Coast Guard responded on Sunday to a 656-foot freighter that is hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St. Clair.
A 200-metre long freighter is stuck within sight of Windsor this morning. The Federal Rideau ran aground in the downbound shipping channel off Peche Island in Lake St. Clair around 3 a.m.
Detroit (AP) -- The Coast Guard reports a 656-foot freight ship has run aground in a shipping channel of Lake St. Clair. A news release from the Coast Guard says there are no initial reports of pollution or injuries.
The stuck freighter is located off Peche Island in the downbound shipping lane, not far from Grosse Pointe Park. Part of the vessel is in the shipping channel.
(WXYZ) - A large freighter carrying a load of wheat to Montreal has run aground in Lake Saint Clair. The U.S. Coast Guard says the ship is blocking part of the shipping channel near the Detroit River.
After stopovers at Seattle Tacoma and Calgary, where the new freighter picks up a load of cargo, LX-VCK arrives in Luxembourg on July 25th.

MAIN-A-DIEU - Work is scheduled to begin today Saturday on the cleanup of the MV Miner off Scatarie Island, Cape Breton. Plans to begin barging heavy equipment and armour stone from Louisbourg to the island had been scheduled for Friday, but ...
Blue whales are the largest animals on Earth, in fact the largest animals that have ever existed on Earth. If hitting a deer with a car is bad news, imagine the catastrophe that would be hitting a blue whale with a cargo ship.
Air France-KLM today said it is weighing a partnership or restructuring of its freighter business after booking cargo losses and charges of $205 million in the second quarter, but stressed it will remain a major player in the air freight market.
Tacoma (AP) - A drug-smuggling freighter that sank in Tacoma's Hylebos Waterway 18 months ago has been refloated and is being moved to Seattle in a salvage operation expected to cost at least $1.2 million.
The refloated Helena Star arrived in Seattle on Thursday so it can be disassembled and recycled after it sank in the Hylebos Bay last year.
Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of ecology and the DNR tried to determine the seaworthiness of the Helena Star on Wednesday July 23, 2014.
Grounded freighter being moved to Prince Rupert's Northland Terminal for repairs. These images show the extent o the listing of the Amakusa Island, which ran aground off of Ridley Island on Monday night.
Collisions with cargo ships are the primary threat to endangered blue whales. In 2007, four blue whales were killed, likely by ship strikes, in and near the Santa Barbara Channel.
Russia's Soyuz space carrier with Progress M-24M freighter blasted off to the international space station (ISS) from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on early Thursday, the Mission Control reported on Monday.
Moscow, July 22, 13:09 /ITAR-TASS/. Russia's cargo spacecraft Progress M-32M on Tuesday undocked from the international space station (ISS).
A sale of Martinair, which operates a fleet of 10 MD-11 and 747 freighters, is viewed as the most likely option, with Air France-KLM CEO Alexandre de Juniac saying Etihad Airways would be an "obvious" choice.
It was once a famous drug smuggling freighter seized in with 37 tons of marijuana stored in its cargo hold. Now, the Helena Star is finally headed for the scrap heap.
By David Axe - US military operations now increasingly begin and end at sea - aboard a growing fleet of vessels that the Pentagon has specifically outfitted as floating command facilities, barracks and launch pads.
MANISTIQUE -- Sunday a park in Manistique has been renamed in memory of a ship that went down almost 58 years ago. Lakeview Park has now been renamed the Carl D. Bradley Lakeview Memorial Park.
(AP) -- An Upper Peninsula park is changing its name to honor a sunken freighter and the mariners' lives lost. WLUC-TV reports that Lakeview Park in Manistique will hold a ceremony Sunday afternoon marking its name change to Carl D. Bradley Memorial ...
The Calgary service will be operated by Boeing 747-8 freighters which will fly machinery and perishables direct from Calgary to Hong Kong to connect with Cathay Pacific's extensive Asian network.
Over 50 years ago the freighter encountered a storm with 65 mile per hour winds and 20 foot waves. She sunk 23 miles off the Manistique shore.
Effort abandoned to save 111-year-old freighter as museum ship. By Brady Slater on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:01 a.m.. email Tweet. The laker J.B.
Qatar Airways has announced its intention to order four new B777 freighters - with options for up to four more - as part of a potential US$37.7billion passenger and cargo aircraft shopping spree with Boeing, writes Nigel Tomkins, managing director.
Cathay currently operates freighter services to 44 international destinations. In June, the airline boosted its Columbus service from twice-weekly to thrice-weekly.
Cathay Pacific Airways will boost its freighter services in Canada with a new twice-weekly scheduled service to Calgary beginning Oct. 17.
I once heard an unusual tale about an Indian investment broker working in Bucharest, Romania, who had become enchanted by the Danube River Delta region, with its lonely canals, floating reed beds and silver onion-domed monasteries alongside quaint ...
Both freighters sailed in Cuba waters but their exact locations were a mystery for several days because there were no reports from their automatic location beacons, required by safety regulations.
Afriqiyah Airways (8U, Tripoli Int'l) and sister carrier, Libyan airlines (LN, Tripoli Int'l), are both in the process of acquiring freighter aircraft in a bid to regain control of the Libyan market from foreign operators. Libyan Airlines' chairman ...
The ship, Mu Du Bong, sailed from Havana and ran around Monday 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from the port access, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, said Veracruz State civil defense emergency chief Ricardo Maza.
Mumbai: The Indian Coast Guard today rescued 11 crew members of a merchant vessel which grounded near the Mumbai coast today. "The coast guard has rescued 11 persons from 'MV Priyanka' which had drifted to shallow waters about 20 nautical miles ...
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday said Malaysian International shipping corporation (MISC) container freighter Bunga Mas Lima will be positioned near the Philippine border "as soon as possible". "It will serve as a 'mother ship' where we ...
The Prime Minister said that this would include deploying Malaysia International shipping corporation Berhad's (MISC) container freighter, the MT Bunga Mas Lima, to Sabah, where it will serve as "mother ship" for maritime assets and personnel near the ...
Between 2001 and 2012, the navy bought 14 Lewis and Clark-class cargo ships for roughly $500 million apiece. Each of the blocky, 690-foot-long vessels includes expansive flight decks and vast internal capacity - more than one million cubic feet of ...
Mombasa, Kenya: Two Kenyan nationals are among those held hostage after Somali pirates seized a merchant ship on Friday. According to Andrew Mwangura who is the Secretary General of the Seafarers Union of Kenya, MV Jamila was attacked by pirates ...
Mombasa, Kenya: Two Kenyan nationals are among those held hostage after Somali pirates seized a merchant ship on Friday. According to Andrew Mwangura who is the Secretary General of the Seafarers Union of Kenya, MV Jamila was attacked by pirates ...
Mombasa, Kenya: Two Kenyan nationals are among those held hostage after Somali pirates seized a merchant ship on Friday. According to Andrew Mwangura who is the Secretary General of the Seafarers Union of Kenya, MV Jamila was attacked by pirates ...
Via Rail trains along Toronto-Ottawa and Toronto-Montreal routes have been cancelled today after a 26-car freight train derailed this morning in Brockville.


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