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Rising Opposition to Cargo Palletization

Eromosele Abiodun examines maritime stakeholders’ resistance to the federal government’s directive that all containerized cargoes coming into Nigeria must be on a pallet In late 2017, the federal government directed all containerized cargoes coming into Nigeria to be on a pallet as effective January this year. The Minister of Finance, KemiAdeosun

New service from Cargolux, Nippon Cargo takes off

Cargolux on Wednesday operated its first 747-8 freighter service from Luxembourg Airport (LUX) to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT), putting its new deal with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) into action. The weekly flight will depart from LUX every Tuesday evening and arrive in NRT on Wednesday at 16:25 Japan Standard Time, and return

New German pallet cuts weight by 80 percent

German steel manufacturing company Trilatec yesterday unveiled a new lightweight air cargo pallet made from recycled cardboard, called the “squAIR-timber system.” Trilatiec said its goal is to replace conventional pallets, which it says are 80 percent heavier than the squAIR product, which can carry more than twice the weight. One meter

IATA launches digital tools for dangerous goods declarations

Dallas U.S.A - It was a busy conference for dangerous goods (DG) last week at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium. In an effort to encourage electronic management DG handling and improve safety, IATA introduced both its Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform and its e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. DG AutoCheck stands

Hungary’s largest airport establishing itself as a regional air freight hub

  Budapest eyes larger regional freight role after record 2017 Hungary’s largest airport is establishing itself as a regional air freight hub, handling 127,145 tonnes of cargo in 2017. Starting this year, two carriers plan to operate flights to the U.S. from Budapest Airport (BUD), and next year, the airport will open

Panalpina moves highest volumes in company history

Switzerland-based forwarder and logistics services provider Panalpina ended an eventful year, in which it made some notable acquisitions in the perishables sector, and reported record-breaking volume and profitability. Air freight volume for the full year increased 8.1 percent to a record 995,900 tonnes. While it may be tempting to assume that the figure

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