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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 15 March 16-31, 2015  
     
 
 

CARGO & SHIPPING

 
IATA : Three priorities for air cargo
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for further action on three vital aspects of the air cargo business: transitioning to paperless freight processes, a focus on global handling standards for pharmaceutical freight and tough action to ensure the continued safe transportation of lithium batteries by air. "Air cargo has had a challenging few years. 2014 saw the first significant boost in volumes since 2010, a trend we expect to continue this year. . More...
TNT launches 'Blue Banana' campaign
_A Monitor Report Amsterdam : TNT launches a large marketing campaign recently designed to support export shipments of parcels and freight to the United Kingdom, France, the Nether-lands, Belgium, Luxem-bourg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. The initiative will help SMEs grow and export in Europe's most important trade region and economic engine. TNT offers new customers a temporary 20 per cent discount off rate card for all export shipments of up to 250 kg to one of these nine countr. More...
Cathay Pacific adds Kolkata to growing freighter network
_A Monitor Report Hong Kong : Cathay Pacific Airways February 17 announced a further expansion of its freighter network with the launch of a new service to Kolkata, India, commencing March 11, 2015. Cathay Pacific became the only carrier providing direct freighter services between Kolkata and Hong Kong. The scheduled service will operate twice a week on a Hong Kong-New Delhi-Kolkata- Hong Kong routing. It will strengthen the airline's airfreight presence within the subcontinent, offering custo. More...
Cargo confidence carries into 2015
_A Monitor Report Geneva : Cargo carriers still basking in the afterglow of a decent peak season in late 2014 are saying the relatively good times will keep rolling for much of 2015, according to the results of the latest quarterly survey on air carrier confidence from the Internati-onal Air Trans-port Associ-ation (IATA). IATA's "Airline Business Confidence Index," released recently, reported that 71 per cent of cargo executives and chief financial officers surveyed said they expected an incr. More...
UPS ships over 110m flowers in US Valentine's Day
_A Monitor Report Atlanta : Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. shipped more than 110 million flowers in the United States last Valentine's Day. Many of the blossoms come from Latin American countries, primarily Colombia and Ecua-dor, UPS noted. More than 90 per cent of the imported flowers traveled through Miami Interna- tional Airport, where UPS is the largest air cargo carrier. . More...
 
 
     
 
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