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Change Horizon, Meantime urge cargo community to sign ‘Women in Aviation and Logistics Pledge’ Change Horizon and Meantime Communications are calling on businesses, trade associations and individual professionals to sign the ‘Women in Aviation and Logistics Pledge’ to promote gender equality in the airfreight industry.

Change Horizon, Meantime urge cargo community to sign ‘Women in Aviation and Logistics Pledge’

DHL Global Forwarding, Pelindo 1 partner to improve logistics in Kuala Tanjung. DHL Global Forwarding and Pelindo 1 have entered into a partnership where the international freight specialist will be the sole logistics provider to accelerate the development of Kuala Tanjung Port and Industrial Estate (Kuala Tanjung PIE).

DHL Global Forwarding, Pelindo 1 partner to improve logistics in Kuala Tanjung

Under the agreement, it will offer its global network and expertise in end-to-end logistics including ocean freight and value added services such as warehouse management, customs brokerage, domestic distribution and bonded logistics center (Pusat Logistik Berikat, or PLB) solutions. "Located in the middle of Malacca Strait, which is one of the busiest commercial shipping routes in the world, and supported by hinterlands which are rich in agricultural, plantation and mining natural resources along the island of Sumatera, Kuala Tanjung PIE is strategically positioned as an important node in the global logistics and supply chain network," said Kelvin Leung, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding in Asia Pacific.

DHL donates IDR2.4 billion to SOS Children’s Villages. DHL Global Forwarding, the international freight specialist arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group (or DPDHL Group), commemorates six years of partnership with SOS Children's Villages (SOSCV) at a DHL GoTeach Donation Ceremony.

DHL donates IDR2.4 billion to SOS Children’s Villages

Working together with the non-governmental organisation (NGO) focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk, DPDHL Group has reached out to more than 2,500 beneficiaries in Indonesia through mentorship and educational activities and a contribution of €140,000 (IDR2.4 billion) since 2014. "As one of the largest employers in the world, the Group is supportive of programs that prepare job seekers for the working world, especially during such challenging times.

Lufthansa Cargo extends term for Harald Gloy; adds more responsibility. Harald Gloy has been appointed to the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo for a further five years.

Lufthansa Cargo extends term for Harald Gloy; adds more responsibility

The company's supervisory board unanimously extended his contract until 31 December 2026. In addition to responsibility for operations, Gloy has also assumed the role of chief human resources officer as of 1 March 2021 and thus, as part of a restructuring within the cargo executive board, will henceforth also bear responsibility for human resources and procurement at the company. "We are very pleased that with Harald Gloy we will have an outstanding appointment to the operations and human resources departments at Lufthansa Cargo for another five years," said Harry Hohmeister, member of the executive board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and chairperson of the supervisory board of Lufthansa Cargo AG.

Gloy has been with the group since 1999 and was appointed chief operations officer of Lufthansa Cargo AG on 1 January 2019. By keeping a healthy balance between men and women, the industry will win: Yulia Celeteria. This International Women's Day, we are celebrating women who are shaping the air cargo industry and the world.

By keeping a healthy balance between men and women, the industry will win: Yulia Celeteria

Yulia Celeteria, healthcare director – global, Volga Dnepr Group, who leads the healthcare vertical for the group, is in charge of alignment of dedicated healthcare and life-saving services with the usage of the group’s unique freighter fleet, network connections through scheduled flights and charter options. Given the challenging responsibility that she holds, Yulia speaks to The STAT Trade Times on what it takes to make quick decisions as a leader and not to shy away from thinking out of the box. At any point in time in your career, have you faced queries like why did you choose air cargo as a career although it is considered more as a ‘masculine’ career option? Indeed, this is the question I have received more than once. Swissport, IAG ink three-year deal at Berlin Airport. Swissport and IAG have signed a three-year contract covering airport ground services for the airlines of IAG at the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport in the German capital.

Swissport, IAG ink three-year deal at Berlin Airport

Since the opening of the new airport, Swissport has been growing its customer base to currently 17 airlines, providing them with a full range of ground services. A British Airways flight to London Heathrow was the first flight under the new agreement with the British-Spanish airline group at the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport. The 3-year contract covers airport ground services for flights of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, including passenger services at check-in and gates, ramp handling, baggage loading and pushback services, as well as aircraft cleaning.

JAS Worldwide names David Bang as EVP-Global Pharma & Healthcare. JAS Worldwide has appointed David Bang as executive vice president, Global Pharma & Healthcare.

JAS Worldwide names David Bang as EVP-Global Pharma & Healthcare

An innovative thought leader with more than 20 years of experience across logistics, supply chain, healthcare, and life sciences industries, David has held various leadership positions throughout his career. In 2005, he co-founded LifeConEx, a joint venture between DHL and Lufthansa Airlines for bio-pharma international logistics. He became the CEO of the company in 2006, substantially expanding the network to more than 100 stations in 65 countries. Under David’s leadership, the company became a globally recognized premier provider of end-to-end temperature-sensitive logistics management solutions with more than a half billion-dollar annual sales serving the pharma and healthcare industry.

Most recently, David was global VP - Strategic Development for Hellmann where he spearheaded the global development of their healthcare network. Cargo is now in my blood and I cannot see myself anywhere else: Lesley Cripps. Hillary Clinton once said, “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.

Cargo is now in my blood and I cannot see myself anywhere else: Lesley Cripps

" As we celebrate International Women’s Day today, The STAT Trade Times reached out to Lesley Cripps, sales director, Cargo Flash InfoTech to know how she, as a woman in a leadership role, is on top of her game. Dnata handles 5,000 cargo-in-cabin flights in one year at DXB. Dnata has achieved a special cargo milestone in Dubai.

dnata handles 5,000 cargo-in-cabin flights in one year at DXB

Since March last year, the company’s highly-trained teams have handled over 5,000 cargo-in-cabin flights, safely moving over 50,000 tonnes of shipments at Dubai International Airport (DXB). In response to the strong air cargo market demand for the rapid, reliable and efficient transportation of essential commodities, several airlines have introduced additional cargo capacity during the pandemic by using passenger aircraft with seats fully or partially removed from the cabin. From being women-friendly, our industry should consider ways to be more family-friendly: Liana Coyne. This International Women's Day, Liana Coyne, Chief Operating Officer of Coyne Airways shares her insight with The STAT Trade Times on working in a male-dominated industry.

From being women-friendly, our industry should consider ways to be more family-friendly: Liana Coyne

She observes when we are considering why more women are not attracted to a career in air cargo we should ask ourselves what barriers there might be, formal and informal. At any point in time in your career, have you faced queries like why did you choose air cargo as a career while it is considered more as a ‘masculine’ concept? Is it the tendency that is keeping away women from this sector that it is only meant for men? Unilode bags five-year ULD supply and management contract for Condor. Condor, Germany’s leisure airline, has awarded a five-year unit load device (ULD) supply and management agreement to Unilode Aviation Solutions. Condor currently operates a fleet of more than 50 aircraft including 15 wide-body and 30 narrow-body aircraft. The airline offers scheduled and charter passenger flights worldwide, in addition to recently initiated cargo flights to European destinations. Air freight uncompromised on Covid-19 vaccine delivery. Even with 236 million shots already administered, the air cargo industry is yet to see the huge volumes of Covid-19 vaccines.

While challenges still persist in terms of operations, capacity and sensitivity, experts report that the industry is better prepared and the awareness campaigns were successful. As we are close to the first anniversary of Covid-19 induced worldwide lockdowns, we still listen to the news of new lockdowns and strict requirements for travelling due to the re-emergence of Covid-19 pandemic in many places around the world. Vaccinating the majority of human beings is the only permanent solution available for countries to go back to a normal life. With more than a dozen vaccines available across the globe for public use, it is the job of the logistics players and cold chain solution providers to move them and make them available for the entire humanity. With CMA CGM contract ECS Group looks for huge opportunities. With a spate of recent commercial contracts with carriers that include the new cargo carrier CMA CGM AIR CARGO and representation for Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s biggest cargo carrier, in new markets, ECS Group, the world’s leading general sales and service agent, looks for huge growth opportunities.

Adrien Thominet, chief executive officer of ECS Group speaks to Reji John about the new developments. How significant is the partnership with CMA CGM AIR CARGO as its commercial agent? We’ve concluded an exclusive worldwide GSA contract with the CMA CGM Group. Qatar Airways Cargo achieves key milestone; transports 10 million Covid-19 vaccines. Qatar Airways Cargo surpassed a milestone of transportation of 10 million Covid-19 vaccines, including vaccines for UNICEF as part of the five-year MoU to support UNICEF’s Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative.

The cargo carrier is committed to helping and ensuring the safety of communities as part of its sustainability programme WeQare. The airline has played a significant role throughout the pandemic and is committed to helping people and giving back to communities, in alignment with its sustainability programme. Since December 2020, Qatar Airways Cargo has transported COVID-19 vaccines to twenty countries all over the world including Algeria, Cambodia, Denmark, Pakistan Rwanda, South Africa, the Netherlands, to name a few. Turbocharged growth for Turkey as it prepares to achieve its 2023 vision. Erstwhile Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had set out on an ambitious mission to make Turkey the world’s tenth largest economy by 2023 - when the nation will hold both a presidential election and celebrate the country’s centennial. The transportation and logistics sector, one of the six economic pillars supporting this 2023 vision, has been instrumental to the nation’s growth and progress.

Even as the pandemic ravaged Turkey, the $736 billion economy outperformed all emerging markets and its G-20 peers, except China, in 2020. Turkey is already the world’s 17th largest economy by GDP and would probably be the sixth largest in the European Union if the nation’s membership ambitions are realised. Going by the country’s 2023 vision, air freight has played a crucial role in Turkey’s ambitious programme to be the world’s tenth largest economy. CargoAi onboards advisory body to steer air cargo’s digital transformation. CargoAi is launching a board of advisors formed of talented experts who represent the diverse views and perspectives of the airfreight industry. Amerijet delivers Covid-19 vaccines to the Caribbean, Central America. Amazon takes minority stake in ATSG. ATSG to operate air cargo network to serve Amazon customers in US. Kuehne+Nagel, American Airlines join forces to deploy over 11 million litres of SAF.

U-Freight uses reconfigured Russian aircraft to deliver PPE to New York. Rhenus delivers 200 million medical items to EU, Asia. The Rhenus Group aims to deliver up to 200 million essential medical supplies to support relief efforts in several countries against the pandemic. Cargo.one, IBS Software join hands to boost airline digital transformation. Qatar Cargo delivers historic shipment of day-old breeding stock chicks. Schiphol Airport records 108% increase in cargo flights. Hong Kong International Airport sees spike in freighter movements. AFKLMP Cargo launches online platform for charter solutions.

CEVA acquires AMI Worldwide; expands business in Africa. Fraport passenger volumes down 95.6%, cargo throughput down 13.6% New TIACA to better meet its members’ needs. May air cargo volumes 11% up from April: WorldACD. Amazon is increasing its warehousing footing in UK. Hard winter awaits airlines; government relief measures needed. LATAM Airlines Argentina suspends domestic operations. Agility sets up strategic supply chain for Covid-19 hit GCC country. Bolloré Logistics moves two medical charters from Mumbai to Yangon. Dachser’s hazardous materials warehouse goes live in Germany. LATAM Cargo expands pharma solutions to Latin American markets. Freight association gets additional funding for customs experts.

Brussels Airport enables road feeder services with Nallian’s app. Sonal Singhal appointed as managing director of JAS India. SkyCell launches new 1500F container for -20°C pharma transport. Senator International, MasAir partner to launch direct flight from Mexico City to Frankfurt. IBX Logistics records 68% growth in 2020. How Vienna Airport has established itself as a crisis-proof air cargo center. UNICEF begins shipping syringes for global Covid-19 vaccine rollout under COVAX. NHS launches UK’s first Covid-19 test drone delivery service in Scotland. Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas extends partnership with Jettainer for five years. Air Canada’s freighters will compete with European and Asian carriers. CMA CGM Air Cargo begins operation from Liege to Chicago on March 8.