Lufthansa Cargo, Fraport Ground Services renew contract through 2025

Boeing 747-230F-SCD, Lufthansa Cargo Lufthansa Cargo AG and Fraport AG Ground Services have signed a contract to extend their ground-handling partnership at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) for eight more years. The agreement, extending from January 2018 to December 2025, covers aircraft ground

DHL to break ground on ‘8-figure’ freight facility near Hanover Airport

DHL Freight hub European road-freight service provider DHL Freight is making “an eight-figure investment” in a new 7,800-square-meter freight hub at the Hanover Airport Business Park in Langenhagen, Germany. DHL Freight expects its investment to translate into improvements in LTL (less-than-truckload)

FedEx to be launch customer for new ATR production freighter

The deal will make FedEx the launch customer of ATR’s first production freighter aircraft Aircraft manufacturer, ATR, has signed an agreement with FedEx for the purchase of thirty ATR 72-600 production freighters, with options to increase the order to fifty.   ATR42 ATR72 Large

British forwarders demand ‘action, not words’ as Heathrow congestion worsens

Air cargo loading London (Air Cargo world) - Congestion at the Heathrow Airport’s cargo center has gotten so bad that local police are now turning away vehicles, prompting complaints from U.K.-based forwarders that they are “enduring misery on a daily basis,”

UPS building $90m parcel hub outside Denver

A conveyer belt in the new UPS package distribution facility, which opened Nov. 1 The facility, located in an industrial business park in Aurora, is expected to partially begin operations later this year, in time for the holiday shipping season, UPS

MIA debuts web-based cargo flight tracker

Terminal J Miami International Airport Miami, Florida (Air Cargo World) - Soon shippers, freight forwarders and anyone else with skin in the air cargo game will be able to view real-time flight information for airfreight moving through Miami International Airport (MIA),

Nigeria moves cargo delivery from Lagos ports to Papalanto to beat Apapa Gridlock

Lagos Port Lagos - The Nigerian Government has concluded plans to make importers take delivery of their cargoes cleared from Lagos ports at Papalanto in Ogun State via rail lines. This was disclosed by the country's Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi,

IATA numbers show air freight demand for September slows but still up 9.2%

IATA numbers show air freight demand for September slows but still up 9.2% According to the data for global air freight market released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the month of September 2017, the demand, measured in freight

European shippers demand IATA act to defend freighter operations

Schiphol taxiway The European Shippers Council (ESC) is warning that slot-allocation policies at major airports will “immediately hurt the rest of the supply chain, hamper the economic investment climate, and result in a loss of jobs” unless policies are changed to

Forwarders Look To Secure Airfreight Capacity For Busy Peak

Freight forwarders are bracing for a busy peak period by securing air cargo capacity under block space (BSA) and ACMI agreements. Speaking shortly after announcing third-quarter results, Panalpina said it expected capacity to be an issue while slot constraints at airports, a

Freight forwarders unconcerned by airline-shipper relationships

Freight forwarders say they are not concerned by airline attempts to bypass them and form direct relationships with shippers. Speaking at the Freighters World conference in Chicago, a panel of freight forwarders responded to a report in the October issue of

African carriers register 29.4% y-o-y growth in freight volume in August

IATA hopeful on cargo yields as demand continues to soar   As per the data, African carriers posted the largest year-on-year increase in demand of all regions in August with freight volumes growing 29.4 percent. This is a slight slowdown from July

How UPS and FedEx plan to hire thousands of new workers to handle increased package volume around Xmas season

UPS said it expected to hire about 95,000 employees for the holiday season. The announcement marks the company's fourth straight year of seasonal hiring during the holidays. The seasonal employees would start in November and work through January, UPS

4 major transport projects that would connect the whole of Africa

These projects will surely make Africa one big market.   Africa is currently undergoing massive infrastructural development, especially with projects aimed at boosting cross border trades. The continent, through the African Union’s Continental Free Trade Area (CTFA), is also on a mission to establish

Red Star Express Records N7.3b Turnover, Declares Dividend

One of Nigeria’s leading logistics company, Red Star Express Plc, has posted a turnover of N7.3billion in the year under review which is ten percent (10%) higher than the preceding year. The profit before tax increased from N572million to N653million,

Robot Ship Experimenting to Disrupt the Global Shipping Industry

Japanese container line to conduct trans-Pacific test in 2019 Japan is aiming to set global standards for automated ships   (Bloomberg) - Japan’s largest container line plans to test a remote-controlled vessel across the Pacific Ocean in 2019 as it pursues

Nigerian Importers to pay N68.25bn demurrage

Nigerian importers are to cough out N68.25 billion on demurrage as trucks are finding it difficult to lift their containers out of Lagos ports, checks by New Telegraph have revealed. The amount is the charges they would pay shipping companies, terminal

Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines Commitment to Purchase Two 777 Freighters

            Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ethiopian Airlines the fastest growing Airline in Africa has announced a commitment to purchase two 777 Freighters at the 2017 Paris Air Show, valued at $651.4 million at list prices. The order will be reflected on Boeing’s

Logistics WhatsApp Group

Three months ago I created a WhatsApp group for Logistics and supply-chain professionals and enthusiasts called, 'Logistics Connect'. Our number is growing. Are you in the profession or linked to it? Would you like to join like-minds? Drop your WhatsApp

Ban Imports from Turkey to stop guns shipments

Nigerian Government has been advised to place an outright ban on all imports from Turkey since a total of 1101 pump action rifles and other ammunitions were shipped from the country in the last five months. This came on the heels


Boeing books order for 2 new Air Force One 747 Jumbo jets

Air Force One with U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania on board arrives at Beijing airport, China, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter   The U.S. Air Force said earlier this year it wants the new jets to be ready for

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No distress call after fishing boat with foreign crew wrecks

Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in checked luggage in aircraft

Airbus CEO sees no reason to step down over probes

US closes trucking firm tied to smuggling case

Yellow Card Scarcity Leaves Passengers Stranded at Lagos Airport, Trips Cancelled

IATA-WCO Collaboration to Improve Air Cargo Efficiency and Security

Volkswagen Cost-cutting shrinks dealer network, launches online sales

Uber says giving UK drivers worker rights would cost tens of millions of pounds

Security officials drafted to Lagos airport to maintain order

Nigerian Immigration Service increases visa issuing counters at Lagos airport

Why Ford is betting on trucks, SUVs to invest in future

Honda to cut Japanese production by a quarter as domestic sales stagnate

Royal Air Force jets escort Ryanair flight amid fears of security threat

Ford Chief Outlines Investment Shift Away From Passenger Cars


Lagos Governor call-up system for tankers and containerized trucks

Petrol Price in Kenya Rises By Sh1.03 in November Fuel Review

Kenya's Fuel Cost Highest Since 2014 Kerosene also Increases By Sh5 Nairobi — The cost of super petrol has risen further starting November 15 to December 14. In the latest pump prices review by the Energy Regulatory Commission, the costs of

NNPC allays fear of petrol scarcity during festive season

File Photo: NNPC mega station in Katsina. Credit: The Guardian  Corporation’s GMD tasks new PPMC board on profitability • NCDMB to prosecute oil firms for non-compliance with local content policy • ‘Nigeria to save N43.2 billion yearly as OVH commissions Lagos jetty’ Abuja -

Egyptian Petroleum minister forecloses fuel price hikes in current fiscal year

Cairo - Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek al-Mulla reiterated on Thursday that the Cabinet does not plan to raise the prices of petroleum products during the current fiscal year 2017-2018. Mulla added in an interview broadcast on the privately-owned Extra News satellite

Audi recalls 5,000 diesel cars to fix emissions control software

FILE PHOTO: The logo of German car manufacturer Audi is seen at a building of a car dealer in Duebendorf, Switzerland November 22, 2016. FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Audi is recalling almost 5,000 cars in Europe for a software fix after discovering

Google and AutoNation partner on self-driving car program

AutoNation agreed to provide repair services for Waymo's self-driving cars. (Waymo) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Google is partnering with AutoNation, the country’s largest auto dealership chain, in its push to produce self-driving cars for wide use. AutoNation said Thursday that its

Auto parts supplier moves forward with $30M Indiana plant

Lear Corp SUV seat manufacturing plant in northwestern Indiana HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Automotive parts supplier Lear Corp. is moving forward with construction of a new $30 million SUV seat manufacturing plant in northwestern Indiana. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the Southfield, Michigan-based

Two Billion Litres Of Petrol Stored For End-Of-Year Movement – NNPC

Petrol storage tanks Abuja Nigeria - The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had announced on Tuesday that it had stored over two billion liters of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, to ensure a hitch-free end-of-year movement of motorists. Knowing

Coscharis Ford SKD Plant in Lekki Has Produced Over 600 Rangers

Coscharis Ford Assembly Plant, Lagos Nigeria   Lagos - The newly built Ford Assembly Plant in Nigeria being managed by Coscharis Motors Plc., has capacity to produce over a hundred units of the sturdy Ranger daily. President/CEO, Coscharis Group, Dr Cosmas Maduka CON,

Kobe Steel Problems May Be More Widespread, Raising Fears on High-Speed Rail

A Shinkansen high-speed train operated by Central Japan Railway in Tokyo, in 2014. Some of its trains contain aluminum parts from Kobe Steel that did not meet industry standards.CreditFranck Robichon/European Pressphoto Agency TOKYO — The chief executive of Kobe Steel warned

Toyota, Boeing and others checking if they used compromised raw materials from Kobe Steel

.. Kobe Steel Says It Falsified Data on Some Aluminum   ... Kobe Steel’s Falsified Data Is Another Blow to Japan’s Reputation ...Employees altered inspection certificates to meet specifications, setting off a rush by Toyota, Boeing and others to see if they had used

Ford Chief Outlines Investment Shift Away From Passenger Cars

Jim Hackett, chief executive of Ford Motor, had promised a plan to improve the company’s “fitness” and strategic direction. CreditJoe Vaughn for The New York Times New York (NYT) - Ford Motor’s new chief executive offered a blueprint on Tuesday to take

Unveiling World’s most expensive commercial jet

- Tickets costs N15.3m per hour - Passengers will be treated to five-star treatment, with on-board butlers and a Michelin Star-inspired menu  -Flights will start in the autumn of 2017, with 14, 21 and 28-day hop-on hop-off itineraries available  The world’s most luxurious

Apapa Jetty fire will not affect fuel supply – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has assured motorists and other consumers of petroleum products nationwide that the fire incident which occurred at Apapa loading jetty at the early hours of yesterday  will not affect supply of petroleum products. NNPC advised

5 Ships loaded with $37.9m maize, wheat, others arrive Lagos ports

About five vessels bearing maize, ethanol and wheat estimated at over $37.9m have arrived at the Lagos and Tin Can Island ports. According to information obtained from the Nigerian Ports Authority’s daily Shipping Position, a vessel, Cape Daly, arrived at the

China studying when to ban sales of traditional fuel cars: Xinhua

Car dealers and customers walk at a second-hand car market near a newly-built residential area in Hefei, Anhui province, China January 26, 2013.REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) - China has begun studying when to ban the production and sale of cars using traditional

AMCON debunks Claims of Ethiopian Airlines taking over Arik Air

Nigeria, The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) who took over the management of Arik Airline had announced that they have not had any discussed on with the management of Ethiopian Airlines regarding Arik Air Limited. According to the AMCON’s Head,

Petrol price reduced to N142 per litre

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says the prices of petrol, and cooking gas have crashed across the country. The NNPC said sustained strategic intervention in the efficient supply and distribution of petroleum products led to the significant fall in the

Petrol costs set to soar in UK after Hurricane Harvey

Petrol retailers warn motorists of a jump in fuel costs next week as wholesale prices rise by 4p-per-litre in just five days. UK drivers face the prospect of a jump in petrol costs next week because of a steep rise in

Nigeria’s junior oil minister predicts fall in pump price of petrol

- Kachikwu says the fall in diesel price is proof that petrol pump price will also fall soon - The oil minister predicts that the pump prices will start falling from between next 4 to 6 months - Kachikwu says the government