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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 ...
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 ...

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.
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.
ANALYSIS: UPS goes big with freighters as e-commerce booms. 21 February, 2018; SOURCE: Flight Dashboard; BY: Jon Hemmerdinger; Louisville. In the early hours of 1 February, a gleaming white-and-brown Boeing 747 touched down in Louisville, Kentucky, and taxied to a stand.
Alaska Airlines operates the first freighter-converted 737 NG China-based airlines are slated to acquire many more NGs, but will Chinese lessors also enter ... Higher acquisition costs for NG freighters (at least in the near-term) combined with bullish forecasts for the China-based narrowbody freighter fleet ...
Though Boeing freighters currently compose the bulk of the world's narrowbody freighter fleet, the A321 converted freighter will have 25% more cubic cargo capacity than the 737-800F, says Hete. It will have capacity to carry 14 cargo containers, compared to the 737-800F's 11-container capability, he notes ...
Three pirate motorboats overtook and attempted to board the MV Kudos 1, a local merchant ship, with ropes and hooks, but were foiled by the crew medieval maritime warfare. The pirates called off their attack but opened fire on the ship, wounding one crewman who cut his hands on broken glass. gCaptain ...
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. ... EFW's A321 and A320 conversions both feature a containerized lower deck, the first narrowbody freighters to do so. Regarding the lower ...
A Russian Progress supply ship launched Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, firing into orbit from a snow-covered pad to haul three tons of fuel, water and equipment to the International Space Station. The Progress MS-08 supply cargo craft lifted off at 0813:33 GMT (3:13:33 a.m. EST; ...
In Parts I and II of this analysis of the widebody jet freighter fleet as it stood at the end of January 2018, we have offered an overview of the entire fleet – which carriers are operating which freighters – and examined the ways in which the fleet has changed – both in the last twelve months, and over the last six ...
Yesterday, in Part I of this analysis of the widebody freighter fleet as it stood at the end of January 2018, we offered an overview of the entire fleet – which carriers are operating which freighters. We concluded Part I with a chart showing every airline that operates widebody jet freighters in commercial service ...
Turkish Airlines Cargo is the latest cargo carrier to launch a freighter service to Liege Airport. The new weekly service utilises an Airbus A330-200F and operates between Istanbul and Liege. It landed in the Belgian airport for the first time on February 13. Turkish Airlines Cargo will primarily transport ...
Running two days later after a last-minute abort Sunday, a Russian Progress resupply and refueling freighter lifted off in a blanket of fog Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to deliver three tons of cargo, propellant and water to the International Space Station. The Progress MS-08 supply ship blasted ...
A Soyuz 2.1a with the Progress MS-08 freighter encapsulated sits atop launch pad 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: Roscosmos. It was deja vu for the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos. Less than a minute before its planned launch to the International Space Station, the ...
SF Airlines, the air arm of SF Express, has made no secret of its plans to expand its widebody fleet, and has so far taken redelivery of five freighter-converted 767-300BCFs from Boeing. But as long ago as mid-2015, rumors began circulating that what SF really wanted was new-build 767-300Fs, and was in ...
Since its maiden flight in 2009, SF Airlines has maintained a steady pace of growth in the number of freighters. In 2017, in addition to the number of freighters exceeding 40, SF Airlines also made a breakthrough in the types of aircrafts as part of its fleet planning in 2018 by purchasing two B747-400 ...
C-Job Naval Architects has delivered the design for a wind-assisted general cargo vessel to Dutch shipping company Switijnk Shipping. The 8,500dwt vessel will be equipped with two Norsepower rotor sails - deck-mounted rotating cylinders that utilise the Magnus effect to create a propulsive thrust.
“Emirates SkyCargo is delighted to commence its scheduled freighter services to Maastricht. The Netherlands is one of our most important cargo markets, globally. The freighters to Maastricht will also allow us to build a stronger presence to respond to the need of our customers in the region. Additionally ...
Gregoire Lebigot, president and chief executive of Vallair, said: “Today, we see a huge potential in the A321P2F, not only as a replacement of the B757 freighter, but as a key tool for the cargo industry to achieve the projected growth rate of the air freight market in general – in particular driven by express ...


 

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