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Irish Sea freight specialist seatruck Ferries had another strong year of growth in 2017. Volume across the three routes increased at just over 10% compared with an overall market growth of *3.9%. (* source IRN Freightstat). Since 2015 Seatruck volumes have risen over 30% as their long sea ...
According to Boeing, the 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversion is a better way to fly if you are responding to increased cargo demand adjusting your fleet mix, or replacing older freighters. Riding high on the burgeoning e-commerce and the express industry, many conversion specialists have had ...

Etihad Airways is shrugging off the apparent inactivity of half its dedicated freighter fleet, insisting that the situation is part of a normal review of capacity ... around $1 billion in annual revenue - is still operating, although it has not confirmed how many of its freighters are being used for regular services.
Cargojet will begin running its own freighter services between Canada and South America and a second frequency to Europe. Beginning early February, the Canadian operator said that on Fridays and Sundays it will offer a service from Hamilton to Bogota and Lima, via Atlanta. Meanwhile, on Saturdays it ...
Six ships that have been traced back to China were found by U.S. intelligence to have been assisting North Korea, violating sanctions placed on the rogue regime by the United Nations, according to a report. U.S. officials identified and gathered information about the movement of the cargo ships, which are ...
•Bill from East China: "Paul from Marysville, I don't know where you're getting your information from, but violence is ridiculously out of hand and pregnancies are up. And about the freighters: If you don't screw around with this ice, it would freeze, we could drive to Canada just like we did back in the day and ...

The day's first mission: Guide their ship through the locks to free a hulking westbound freighter marooned on the ice. ... Round-fronted freighters are often overwhelmed by heavy ice, but the Mackinaw's distinct bow can slice right through, riding up on the ice before the weight of the bow crushes through it.
ANA will add new intra-Japan cargo services this year as it looks to cater for increased demand in Asia. In a release on route plans for the coming 12 months, the Japan-based airline said it would add new freighter services from Osaka/Kansai in southern Japan and from Kitakyushu on Kyushu to Okinawa.
freighter conversions rose by 7% to 91 aircraft during 2017, with widebody conversions jumping to their highest level in five years. ... Key recipients of modified narrowbody freighters in 2017 were ASL airlines (six 737-400SFs), West Atlantic (four 737-400SFs), DHL (six 757-200SFs) Air, and SF Airlines ...
Eight crewmembers of the explosives-packed freighter Andromeda, currently held in Greece, were remanded in custody on Tuesday. The crew of two Ukrainians, five Indians and one Albanian national were charged with violating laws on supplying groups with weapons and explosives and disruption of ...
Turkish Cargo will use its recently delivered Boeing 777-200F on a new weekly route to Miami. The service will begin at Istanbul, departing on Sundays, first heading to Madrid, then new destination Miami before heading to Houston and then back to Istanbul, arriving on Tuesday mornings. The move means ...
6 collision between the Sanchi and the Chinese freighter CF Crystal, which happened 160 miles east of Shanghai, remains unclear. All 21 crewmembers aboard the freighter were reported safe. Rescuers boarded the Sanchi on Saturday morning to recover two bodies, but a large explosion shook the ship ...
While the cargo ships anchor and settle in for the night, the Neah Bay returns to Algonac. After the ship positioned itself next to land, Seaman Williams jumped from the deck and tied down the vessel. The crew of the Neah Bay doesn't have a ton of free time. For example, Shuck must use his evenings off the ...
freighter stuck in ice delayed winter closure of the St. Lawrence Seaway. High-pressurized steam was used to melt the ice that had ... After the Federal Biscay was freed, the four freighters continued downriver on Sunday toward Montreal. Icebreaking tugs are working to keep the shipping channels clear.
Yesterday, we began this two-part analysis of the production jet freighter market in 2017 with an overview of orders and deliveries, our thoughts on why ... (Two of the ordered freighters have already been delivered to Qatar Airways, and Cargo Facts would not be surprised to see the third go to Doha as well.).
ATHENS, Jan. 11 (Xinhua)-- The explosives cargo carried by the Tanzania-flagged freighter "Andromeda" which was seized by Greek authorities on January 8 off Crete island was legal, the manager of the shipping company that owns the vessel told Greek national news agency AMNA on Thursday.
A few months ago, Mexicana MRO Services rolled the first Boeing 767-300 freighter off its recently established conversion line. ... "We are experiencing a period of increased demand for conversion into freighters, and Bedek is up to its neck in work," explained Bedek Executive Vice President and General ...

HANGZHOU, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- A bulk freighter that collided with an oil tanker off China's east coast days ago was berthed Wednesday at a pier in Zhoushan, eastern Zhejiang Province, authorities said. All 21 crew of the Hong Kong-registered CF CRYSTAL are well, according to Zhejiang Entry-Exit ...
Ethiopian Cargo and logistics operates a network of more than 90 destinations on both freighter and belly hold services. It is also the largest network cargo operator in Africa. It has a fleet of six Boeing 777 and two 757 freighters and ordered four more 777Fs at the November 2017 Dubai Air Show.
Ethiopian Cargo, Africa's largest cargo operator, is to lease two converted Boeing 737-800 freighters from lessor GE capital aviation Services (GECAS). ... The AEI converted freighter accommodates eleven full height containers plus one AEP/AEH, a main deck payload of up to 52,000 lbs (23.5 tonnes) and ...
Boeing [nyse:BA] and Turkish airlines announced that the carrier ordered three more 777 freighters in December 2017. The new order came weeks after the carrier took delivery of two of the large cargo jets as part of its plan to further expand its freight business. "These freighter orders will surely ...
Taipei, Jan. 9 (CNA) An accident involving a Germany-registered cargo ship in Keelung harbor Monday is still being investigated by the Marine Port Bureau (MPB) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, sources close to the probe said Tuesday. The freighter, the Hansa Meersburg, ...
"After we suspended freighter operations, we lost some market share in China and the US, for example," he said. "We need to expand our capacity on these routes, but unfortunately our business now relies on passenger aircraft only, so now we're negotiating with other airlines, either ACMI carriers or ...
A total of 214 freighters were designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company and delivered to airlines and air forces across the world between 1945 and 1958. After the removal of the wings in Ardmore Field, New Zealand, Ricks Trucking transported the aircraft to the port of Auckland. Upon arrival in ...
A few of these freighters became frozen in place near Neebish. Starkweather and her husband, Richard, retired to the island about five years ago. They recently had family up for the holidays and got to share some of this winter freighter fun with their grandsons. Starkweather's video of the young boys ...
... and it just created this logjam. It's the cork in the bottle, and that cork's in so tight, even three tugs can't get it out." Screen Shot 2018-01-08 at 10.16.40 AM.png. twitter / Tami Rico. The jam blocked four other freighters from continuing downriver, including one that also hit shoals and grounded near Clayton ...
Amsterdam's Schiphol airport saw 2017 full year cargo volume grow by 5.4% to 1.75m tonnes over prior year, according to preliminary traffic and transport figures issued by the Royal Schiphol Group. The forecast increase comes as Europe's third largest cargo airport by volume awaits the outcome of a ...
The freighter was reported as a Taiwanese cargo ship because the Chinese captain provided documents showing it was Taiwan-registered, but those ... Togo is often used by foreign owners to register their merchant ships as a "flag of convenience" so that their vessels avoid tough regulations and rising ...
It was blocking passage for four other ships on their way down the St. Lawrence River to Montreal as the Seaway tries to close for the winter. (Watch a video of the freighter being pulled out of the lock here.) The four freighters began to continue their slow journey downriver on Sunday. The Mitiq was the first ...
An oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter off China's east coast is at risk of exploding, Chinese state media reported Monday, as authorities struggled to find its 32 missing crew and contain oil spewing from the blazing wreck. State broadcaster China Central Television, citing Chinese ...
Beijing (CNN) Thirty-two sailors are missing after an oil tanker and freight ship collided off the east coast of China Saturday, according to China's Ministry of Transport. The missing -- 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshi citizens -- are all crew members from the Panama-registered tanker SANCHI, the ministry ...
More than 30 crew members of an Iranian oil tanker are missing after the vessel collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea last night, resulting in it being set on fire and spilling its contents into the ocean. According to China's Ministry of Transport the tanker, named Sanchi, hit the Chinese ...
The freighter Federal Biscay has been stuck in the ice at Snell Lock on the U.S. side of the St. Lawrence Seaway since Tuesday, delaying seaward-bound traffic as subzero weather sets in. The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. says that crews are using steam to attempt to melt out the 35,000 dwt ...
In this photo, bitter cold envelopes the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay and the 1,000-foot freighter Walter J. McCarthy Jr. as they prepare to lock ... This means each time one of the big freighters grinds to a halt against the ice in Lake Superior, Lake Huron or others, a Coast Guard cutter motors toward it ...
SF airlines has continued its fleet expansion through the delivery of a B757-200 converted freighter. The freighter is the 41st in the airline's expanding fleet, which stood at 36 aircraft this time last year. Its fleet now ... The airline also recently purchased two B747-400 freighters through an online auction.
A freighter traveling through Sault Ste. Marie's Soo Locks probably isn't going anywhere, any time soon - it's encased in ice. Frigid temperatures across the state is causing ice cover to increase on The Great Lakes. As of Jan. 3, the last ice analysis from the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, ...
Dec 29, 2017 -- A Seaway freighter carrying soybeans remains stuck in the St. Lawrence River near Clayton. U.S. Coast Guard officials say the Pacific Huron hit shoals late Wednesday night after it suffered a mechanical malfunction near Rock island, southwest of Wellesley Island. The ship is Antigua and ...
Israeli-owned freighter carrier CAL Cargo airlines has confirmed that it purchased an ex-Jade Boeing 747-400ERF on China's Taobao online auction platform. Offer Gilboa, owner ... Jade had six 747-400Fs, of which three were sold soon after it filed for bankruptcy in 2013, leaving three freighters in China.
freighter Runs Aground in St. Lawrence Seaway Near NY Island. Authorities say a cargo ship carrying soybean ... The agency says forward section of the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, 623-foot freighter ran aground about 1,000 feet outside the navigation channel. Officials say no injuries to the crew are ...
Closing out visiting vehicle comings-and-goings for 2017, the unpiloted Russian Progress MS-06 cargo spacecraft undocked from the international space station in preparation for an eventual deorbit into Earth's atmosphere. Progress MS-06 pulled into port on June 16, 2017, at the aft end of the Zvezda ...
NEEBISH ISLAND - Coast Guard ships from the U.S. and Canada were called on to free two freighters stuck in the ice near the eastern edge of the Upper Peninsula today. The stopped freighters created a bit of a shipping traffic jam in the St. Mary's River Thursday and marked the third freighter that had to ...
Chinese express freight company SF Express launched scheduled flights between China and Japan with its subsidiary, SF airlines, operating a 737-300 freighter. The launch also marks the carrier's first international route to have a scheduled daily chartered flight. The flights, between the cities of Nanjing ...
NEEBISH ISLAND, MI - A 140-foot U.S. Coast Guard cutter was able to free a 1,000-foot Great Lakes freighter after it got stuck in the ice Tuesday near Neebish Island, at the eastern edge of the Upper Peninsula. The James R. Barker was bound for Duluth, passing by the east side of the island, when she ...
On Friday evening, the 3,000 dwt freighter Little Seyma went aground on the uninhabited island of Traganisi (Dragonisi), due east of Mykonos, Greece. The vessel was under way from a Russian port to Famagusta, and she reportedly went onto the island's rugged shores after encountering foul weather.
The Tanzanian-flagged freighter Andromeda was impounded at the port of Iraklion on Crete on January 6, the Greek Coast Guard said Wednesday. Four days of inspections of the ship found 29 containers with explosives and detonators. "The coast guard neutralized a moving time bomb that could have had ...
It was blocking passage for four other ships on their way down the St. Lawrence River to Montreal as the Seaway tries to close for the winter. (Watch a video of the freighter being pulled out of the lock here.) The four freighters began to continue their slow journey downriver on Sunday. The Mitiq was the first ...
Fast-forward almost three years later, and it could be bon voyage for the fleet docking in Huron ever again. A news release distributed by Canadian marine Transportation Services company Algoma Central Corp. indicates it acquired four vessels owned by the American Steamship Co., out of Buffalo, N.Y., ...
The Progress MS-06 freighter on Thursday undocked from the international space station ahead of its mission-ending plunge into the Pacific, Russia's space mission control center told Sputnik. "The craft undocked from the ISS as planned at 4:03 a.m. Moscow time [1:03GMT]," the center's spokesperson ...
Dec 29, 2017 -- A Seaway freighter carrying soybeans remains stuck in the St. Lawrence River near Clayton. U.S. Coast Guard officials say the Pacific Huron hit shoals late Wednesday night after it suffered a mechanical malfunction near Rock island, southwest of Wellesley Island. The ship is Antigua and ...
freighter Runs Aground in St. Lawrence Seaway Near NY Island. Authorities say a cargo ship carrying soybean ... The agency says forward section of the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, 623-foot freighter ran aground about 1,000 feet outside the navigation channel. Officials say no injuries to the crew are ...


 

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