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Peli BioThermal flexes its pharma packaging expertise

Peli BioThermal flexes its pharma packaging expertise-Forwardernews

The system is a customizable range offering optimized solutions and thermal protection for the global transportation of payloads for pharmaceutical and life sciences applications.  
The new system, offering payload efficiency on aircraft with more constrained cargo space, is an enhanced extension of Peli BioThermal’s Crēdo, Chronos, and CoolPall lines.
Paul Terry, Peli BioThermal’s director of sales EMEA, said: “Our new CoolPall Flex is a superior, sophisticated system that is easy to configure with single or double coolant pods.

Panalpina swoops on another perishables forwarder while profits rise in Q2

Panalpina swoops on another perishables forwarder while profits rise in Q2-Forwardernews

The Switzerland-headquartered forwarded said the acquisition of Skyservices gives it a presence in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Details of the deal have not been disclosed.
The move will enable end-to-end solutions for perishables from South Africa to Europe, the Middle East, Far East and the US, Panalpina said.
Panalpina chief executive Stefan Karlen said: “The acquisition of Skyservices allows us to rapidly become a major player in South Africa’s perishables market.

Airbus welcomes A220 series to the family

Airbus welcomes A220 series to the family-Forwardernews

The debut marks the formal transfer of the former Bombardier C-Series airliners to the Airbus inventory that will see the CS100 and the CS300 marketed as the Airbus A220-100 and A220-300.
The Airbus 220 series was acquired by the Airbus Group when it went into partnership with Bombardier Aerospace in October 2017. Airbus took a 51 percent share in the project and intends to expand production to 6,000 units over 20 years with the assembly in Quebec, Canada, and Mobile, Alabama. Now that regulatory approval has been secured, the airliners can be marketed under the Airbus name.

Frankfurt cargo decline in June, volumes static for first six months of 2018

Frankfurt cargo decline in June, volumes static for first six months of 2018-Forwardernews

Cargo was the only negative for Europe's largest airfreight hub, which recorded a 9.8% rise in passengers numbers to 6.4m in June.
The airport authority provided no commentary on the decline in June's cargo volumes.

Air Cargo industry must learn to operate like the global defense sector to thrive in modern age

Air Cargo industry must learn to operate like the global defense sector to thrive in modern age-Forwardernews

Strong collaboration and visibility, as well as the embracing of digitization, are all concepts the military has long learned to master, and airfreight could easily apply many of those lessons due to the similar nature between the two industries.
Verkindt, who appears on the Canadian series ‘Next Gen-Den Dragons’, was speaking ahead of her taking part in a panel exploring digital transformation, at TIACA’s 2018 Air Cargo Forum in Toronto, Canada from 16th to 18th October.

New Saudi shipping line calls at Le Havre

New Saudi shipping line calls at Le Havre-Forwardernews

Six ships have been deployed as part of this service. Among them, the Bahri Tabuk, which opened the new sea link to the ro-ro terminal in Le Havre at the beginning of the year. The Bahri Jazan which called in Le Havre on Monday 18 June was the ship’s 3rd port call to France in the year. These 225m-long vessels are equipped with an access ramp with a capacity of 250 tonnes and two cranes each lifting 120 tonnes. The ships carry various export goods such as new vehicles, construction machinery, and electric power generators, as well as railway and miscellaneous construction equipment.

European airports see cargo growth stagnate in May

European airports see cargo growth stagnate in May-Forwardernews

The latest figures from Airports Council International (ACI) Europe show that freight traffic increased by just 0.8% year on year in May.
This compares with an increase of 3.5% year on year over the first five months of 2018.
The association said this confirmed a significant downward trend since the start of the year and was also a reflection of air traffic control and airline strikes during the month, the most high profile of which has been at Air France.

Airbus expects freighter fleet to increase by 65% over the next 20 years

Airbus expects freighter fleet to increase by 65% over the next 20 years-Forwardernews

The aircraft manufacturer today released its biennial market forecast, with its figures showing that the number of freighter aircraft will grow from 1,650 at the start of the year to 2,722 by the end of 2037.
The fleet at that time will be made up of 826 new build freighters, 1,560 will be converted aircraft while the remaining 336 will be aircraft that currently exist today.
Broken down regionally, North American airlines, the home of freighter operator giants FedEx and UPS, will continue to have the largest all-cargo fleet with 1,080 aircraft, followed by the Asia Pacific with 802 and Europe with 405.

Boeing and Embraer are taking on Airbus and Bombardier with a new $4.8 billion joint venture

Multimodal Americas-ForwardernewsBoeing and Embraer are taking on Airbus and Bombardier with a new $4.8 billion joint venture-Forwardernews

The new joint venture will consist of Embraer's commercial aircraft and services divisions and Boeing's commercial development, production, and marketing and lifecycle services operations.

SF Airlines tops China's air express industry with 45 all-cargo freighters

SF Airlines tops China's air express industry with 45 all-cargo freighters-Forwardernews

This is the fourth freighter added to the SF Airlines fleet this year, the largest all-cargo air freighter fleet in China's air express industry, SF Airlines said.
To date, there are 23 B757-200, 17 B737 and five B767 all-cargo freighters in the SF Airlines fleet.
Based in Shenzhen, SF Airlines focuses on providing air express and customized air freight services to SF Express.
With its nationwide and global network, SF Airlines has transported around 2 million tonnes of cargo since operations began in 2009.

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