Category: road hauliers

Schiphol attempts to claw back air cargo industry faith

“It is no secret that the Schiphol cargo community was facing big challenges before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19,” Anne Marie van Hemert, head of aviation business development at the airport, admits. “But despite the pandemic, we have continued to work on the issues that matter most to our cargo community, and we are ready to move forward towards a better future for every member of the air cargo chain.”

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WFS signs up to Brussels’ truck efficiency initiative

Koen Gouweloose, managing director in Belgium at WFS, underscores: “I am confident we will see very encouraging results from the pilot of the Road Feeder Management application because it addresses some of the key challenges that trucking and handling companies face. Time-slots and planning are not always predictable due to changing traffic conditions. [Currently] we rely heavily on manual exchange of information and language barriers can mean a lack of clear communication with truck drivers.”

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UPS plays a key role in South Korea’s vaccine roll-out

Doyoung Kim, managing director of UPS Korea, reveals that these special deliveries are a culmination of public-private partnerships coming together in moving the world forward by delivering what matters. “Together with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency and other critical players, we are proud to have the opportunity to play a part in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” he says.

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Handler WFS opens new Brussels cargo facility

Marc Claesen, senior vice-president of commercial for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEAA) at Worldwide Flight Services, reveals the ground operator’s latest investment was inspired by the airport’s commitment to air cargo growth. “Brussels Airport and its cargo community are very progressive,” he observes.

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UPS opens new 100,000-sq ft UK COVID facility

The new combined hub, depot and warehouse, which is located in the UK city of Birmingham, is an upgraded facility that is staffed by more than 100 employees and can store some 8,000 pallets within a range of temperatures from 2°C to 8°C and 15°C to 25°C, as well as a frozen storage facility from -20°C to -80°C, allowing it to handle up to 25 million vaccine doses at any time, outlines a parcels specialist UPS statement.

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Schiphol finds a big hole in its 2020 cargo business

Patricia Vitalis, the new director of airport operations and aviation partnerships, admits: “The 2020 figures are in line with our expectations given the challenging year we all had to face. I am proud of our cargo community and our team at Schiphol, who have worked hard to continue supporting our customers through the pandemic in a constantly changing business landscape and for providing new routes for new cargo airlines to transport essential personal protective equipment (PPE) consignments,” Vitalis says.

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Cathay Cargo responds to Saudi Arabian e-commerce demand

“These new flights will meet strong demand for shipments [into Saudi Arabia] of e-commerce and other general cargo, such as garments and provides our customers with reliable, efficient and direct air cargo services offering the high level of quality for which Cathay Pacific Cargo is known,” insists a statement from Cathay Pacific Cargo.

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