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Aircraft trading and leasing company Vallair has acquired six A321-200 aircraft as initial feedstock for the launch of its Airbus A321-200 passenger to freighter (P2F) programme. The Luxembourg-based company said that the aircraft will be attributed to short term lease programmes within Vallair's current ...
The new 20-Year Freighter Forecast, released this week by Cargo Facts Consulting (CFC), comes at an exciting time for the air freight industry. After more than 15 years of mostly unimpressive performance, global air freight demand registered nearly double-digit growth in 2017. Furthermore, during the past ...

Dutch general cargo vessel operator ForestWave reported Monday that pirates abducted 12 crewmembers from the freighter FWN Rapide in the Gulf of Guinea. On Saturday, the Rapide was approaching Port Harcourt, Nigeria when pirates approached and boarded her. They kidnapped 12 of her 14 ...
Every year, tens of thousands of cargo ships crisscross the ocean, hauling everything from cars to coffee. Such ships largely rely on heavy fuel oil, which both contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and is a public health hazard, containing as much as 1,800 times the sulfur of diesel fuel, says James ...
April 13, 2018: South-Korea based cargo airline Air Incheon has taken delivery of its first of two Boeing 767-300 converted freighters leased from aircraft ... A third 737 for Air Incheon is undergoing passenger-to-freighter conversion via a contract with Pemco World Air Services, Inc., a division of ATSG's ...
Qatar signs LOI for five more 777Fs. Qatar Airways this week signed a Letter of Intent with Boeing to purchase five 777 Freighters [FATs 004353 – 4357]. Assuming the order is finalized, Qatar Airways may become the operator of the world's largest jet freighter fleet outside the big express companies and ...

LATAM Cargo rearranged and increased its main-deck cargo services between Western Europe and South America, to accommodate growth in air freight demand, particularly in pharmaceuticals, as well as “the need to provide alternatives to avoid the rising congestion levels at European airports.”.
Today we conclude our analysis of the worldwide fleet of narrowbody jet freighters with a look at the fleet on a type-by-type basis, with a focus on express vs. general cargo, and then by regional distribution. You can read Part I here (the overall composition of the fleet), and Part II here (the ...
Menzies Aviation Freighter Handling has been awarded a contract with Martinair Cargo at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Martinair Cargo is a Dutch cargo airline and a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. They currently operate in 20 different locations from their hub in Amsterdam, and specialize in transporting ...
Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. ... ANA, which currently operates twelve 767-300 freighters, had announced its intent to acquire the 777Fs late last month. You can read our ...
A Panama-flagged container ship with a foreign 20-member crew was adrift off the northeasterner coast of the Cycladic island of Kea on Monday morning, after suffering an engine failure. A Greek coast guard vessel is sailing close to CS TINA but the freighter's captain has not yet requested assistance.
"Probably anywhere on the St. Clair River is a good place to catch freighters." There were other people watching the Oberstar and the Thunder Bay along the Thomas Edison Parkway and at the maritime center. Freighter watching, which never really stops, is back with the opening of the St. Lawrence ...
West Atlantic has announced the sale of two BAE ATP freighters to Nairobi-based EnComm Ltd as part of its strategy to move the aircraft outside of Europe. The agreement also includes commitments for spares, engineering and training support to assist the assigned operator in setting up its operation.
Silk Way West Airlines has re-introduced scheduled Boeing 747-8 freighter services into Budapest, returning to the Hungarian airport in central Europe after an absence of nearly two years. The first flight landed at Liszt Ferenc International Airport on March 18, connecting Budapest twice a week with the ...
On Tuesday, the 25,000 dwt container ship Delphis Gdansk and the 37,000 dwt freighter BBC Neptune collided in the Great Belt near Kalundborg, Denmark. Government response vessels and aircraft are on scene, according to Danish Defense (Forsvaret), and no injuries or pollution were reported.
With this order, ANA will become the first airline in Japan to operate 777 Freighters. "We are honored that a world-class operator such as ANA has decided to grow their cargo business with the 777 Freighter," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing at The Boeing ...
VietJetAir is still keen on A330-200(F) capacity albeit only at a later stage. According to Do, VietJetAir's entry into the dedicated freight market is following a phased approach. The first phase entailed the use of bellyhold space while the second entails the induction of narrowbody freighters coupled with the ...

Buoyed by a rebound in global freight demand, FedEx Express (FX, Memphis Int'l) has announced that, during the third quarter of its 2018 financial year (i.e. December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018), it entered into an agreement with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) to accelerate the deliveries of four ...
The Kaye E. Barker was the first ore freighter of the season to arrive at Marquette's Upper Harbor Ore Dock Sunday afternoon. At 767 feet in length and with a capacity of about 26,000 tons, the Barker is a familiar site in the Marquette area, offloading or taking on cargo multiple times each shipping season.
With this order, ANA will become the first airline in Japan to operate 777 freighters. "We are honored that a world-class operator line ANA has decided to grow their cargo business with the Boeing 777 Freighter,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales & marketing, Boeing Company.
Port Canaveral is now getting post-Panamax cargo ships, the largest cargo vessels in its history, the port said in an announcement Monday. Post-Panamax refers to larger cargo ships that are able to fit through the Panama Canal following its widening in 2016. Port Miami saw its first such ship in 2016.
The freighter's passage into Lake Superior early today marked the beginning of the 2018 commercial navigation season on the Upper Great Lakes, and drew ... to the Poe Lock, which is the chamber that handles the largest ships, including the handful of 1,000-foot freighters crisscrossing the Great Lakes.
Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced the Japanese carrier has placed a new order for two 777 Freighters valued at $678 million according to list prices. While ANA is a major operator of the 777 passenger jet, it has grown its cargo operation with the medium-sized 767 Freighter. In adding the ...
Japan's ANA - All Nippon orders two B777 freighters. Boeing 777-F © ... In a filing to the Tokyo stock exchange, the carrier group said it had decided to place an order with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for the two freighters for delivery in Fiscal Year 2019 (i.e. between April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020).
Marie, Michigan have organized the first ever 'Freighter Crawl', where the public is invited to take a tour of some of Sault Michigan's finest drinking establishments on Saturday, March 24 leading up to the official opening of the Soo Locks at midnight. “It's basically the New Year's Eve of the new shipping ...
ANA said it's boosting its cargo capabilities with two new 777 Freighters – the world's largest and longest range twin-engine cargo jet – because the air ... Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing, said the ANA order further validates the 777 Freighter as a market ...
Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) is acquiring two Boeing 777 freighters in response to the "expanding market in Asia, China, and North America". In a short ... While ANA is a major operator of the 777 passenger jet, it has grown its cargo operation with the medium-sized 767 Freighter. "In adding the 777 ...
Sharjah-headquartered freighter operator RUS Aviation has resumed the scheduled cargo services that link its home base in the UAE to Sulaymaniyah. RUS Aviation restarted flying on the route out to Sharjah to the Iraqi city on March 20. The initial flight represented the first commercial cargo flight to land ...
There are currently four active production freighter programs: Airbus offers the A330-200F, while Boeing offers the 767-300F, 777F and 747-8F. ... Those interested in learning more about the current and future availability of widebody freighters should join us at Cargo Facts Asia 2018 in Shanghai, April ...
On Thursday afternoon, the rescue tug Abeille Liberte towed the upturned hull of the freighter Britannica Hav into the port of Le Havre and brought the wreck alongside at the Quai d'Osaka, a disused container terminal. According to AIS data, the Liberte departed Le Havre after delivering her tow.
The 1,000-foot freighter, Presque Isle, which left Presque Isle Bay on Thursday to get a jump on the new shipping season, didn't get far. The vessel became stuck in the ice outside the Presque Isle channel, in Lake Erie, but was able to free itself Thursday evening before a Coast Guard ice breaking vessel ...
The French Maritime Prefecture of the Channel and North Sea reports that the upturned hull of the cargo vessel Britannica Hav is under control and is being towed towards Le Havre. On Tuesday afternoon, the Regional Operational Center for Surveillance and Rescue (CROSS) in Jobourg was alerted to a ...
Where will these freighters come from? According to a recent report in ch-aviation, the two will be units 28198 and 28053. The first is an ex-Miami Air International aircraft acquired by Vx Capital Partners in August 2017 and converted to freighter configuration by PEMCO World Air Services. Once redelivered ...
Amazon.com Inc. has reportedly reached out to Airbus SE about potentially building A330neo freighters for its growing fleet of cargo jets, according to Bloomberg. Anonymous sources “familiar with the matter” told Bloomberg that Airbus is considering the deal after Amazon and United Parcel Service Inc.
“This freighter type is an important complement to our portfolio as we support our customers across expanding air cargo markets.” Boeing's Current Market Outlook forecasts that over the next 20 years, customers will need more than 1,100 standard-body converted freighters. “The B737-800BCF brings ...
Turkish Airlines Cargo is adding Belgium's Brussels airport to its European network with a weekly Airbus A310 freighter, starting on April 28. The new direct call, linking to the carrier's Istanbul hub, has been announced to the freight forwarding community, with details of flight TK6338 which will depart ...
Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has delivered the first of two Boeing 767-300 converted freighters to Air Incheon under a six-year dry lease arrangement. The South Korean carrier has also agreed to lease a second B767-300F, with post-modification delivery due in the latter half of 2018, from the US ...
Today we continue our analysis of the worldwide fleet of narrowbody jet freighters with a look at the passenger-to-freighter conversion market. You can read yesterday's analysis of the overall composition of the fleet here, and tomorrow, in Part III, we will break down the fleet on a type-by-type basis, with a ...
Qatar Airways and Boeing signed a letter of intent Tuesday for five 777 Freighters, the two companies said. Built in Everett, the widebody cargo jets are worth a combined $1.7 billion at list prices. Boeing and Qatar Airways did not say whether they agreed on a price or delivery date or when such an order ...
“The 737-800BCF brings customers the next generation of freighters,” said Mike Fleming, vice president of commercial services for Boeing Global Services. “For the first time, operators get one-stop shop support throughout the lifecycle of a standard-body freighter – originally manufactured by Boeing, ...
When researchers analysed the tanks of nine cargo ships originating from various countries, they discovered 44 species of potentially harmful bacteria in the sediment that accumulates within the tanks. DNA sequencing revealed ten antibiotic resistance genes within the samples. These genes can make ...
Qatar Airways today signed a letter of intent with Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing to purchase five widebody Boeing 777 freighter planes valued at $1.7 billion. ... Noted Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker: “The addition of the five 777 freighters is a significant moment for our cargo division. As the world's ...
Seabury data shows freighters are losing capacity share to bellies. Last year, freighters accounted for just 33% of available capacity, its lowest ever point, down from 35% in 2016, and from 39% in 2012. It is set to fall again, said the consultancy. Freighter deliveries have peaked and the belly capacity on ...
Turners Automotive Group, New Zealand's largest second-hand vehicle retailer, said there has been minimal impact on its business from cargo ships being turned away from local ports after brown marmorated stink bugs were detected and it is even seeing some short-term benefit. Scores of stink bugs ...
Two cargo ships collide off Finland's southern coast. A rear-end collision involving two cargo ships in the sea near the southern city of Porvoo on Sunday did not result in injuries or environmental damage.
H Hansen Industries, based in Toledo, runs the largest freighter repair operation in the Great Lakes. The work is not only vital to keep these freighters a float, but a huge economic impact for the region. "There's probably 600 or more involved with other contractors, and it brings maybe 100 million dollars a ...
Lack of navigability in the Jamuna River has forced the northbound goods laden cargo vessels from Chittagong and Mongla sea ports to anchor in the Padma River at Daulatida, Manikganj. The confluence of the Jamuna and Padma is about 1km north of Daulatdia. Large cargo vessels that carry goods, ...
Mr Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said: “Today marks yet another big milestone in the history of Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services for we start direct freighter service dedicated to flower with the aim of delivering the best flower produce of the country to end users , fresh, timely ...
South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) has temporarily suspended its Boeing 737-300 freighter aircraft services while it undertakes maintenance to be in compliance with ... The spokesperson explained that SAA Cargo's three B737-300 freighters have all been affected by the airline's decision.
South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) has temporarily suspended its Boeing 737-300 freighter aircraft services while it undertakes maintenance to be in compliance with ... The spokesperson explained that SAA Cargo's three B737-300 freighters have all been affected by the airline's decision.


 

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