ABC Volumes Grew Moderately in 2018, but Special Products Thrive

Moscow-based freight carrier AirBridgeCargo transported 700,000-plus tons in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 2 percent. The growth is attributed to new destinations added to the
intercontinental network, notably Ho Chi Minh City, Shenzhen, Budapest, and Columbus, Ohio which complemented the

Astral Aviation – Moving Ahead in Africa

We reported in an earlier issue of CargoForwarder Global on plans by Nairobi-based Astral Aviation to introduce unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into their operations in order to develop
the delivery of air cargo into very remote regions. As far as

Alibaba’s International Airline in the Making

Are the likes of Amazon, FedEx and UPS getting uneasy about the plans and present developments of Chinese e-commerce giants? On the face of it, they claim not to be worried – but should
they be?

In the face of

Ostend Airport Hopes for Partial Night Ban Lift

At Ostend Airport, air freight throughput leaped 20% in 2018 compared to tonnage handled a year before. However, the management’s optimism about further development is hampered by the
uncertainty on the extension of the airport’s environmental permit, enabling night operations.

Hellmann Announces Management Changes

On January 1, 2019 Mark Hellmann took on the role of CEO of the widespread global partner network of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. He succeeds long-time network chief Michael Claus who
will retire at the end of this year. The Osnabrueck

SF Airlines Receives 50th Freighter, Builds Hub in Chengdu

Shenzhen, China-based Shung Fen Airlines, commonly known as SF Airlines has taken delivery of their 50th freighter aircraft. This is a recently converted B757 passenger aircraft which
will now operate as a B757-200 freighter and might serve Chengdu soon. There,