Air India announces first direct flight between Bengaluru (BLR) and San Francisco (SFO)

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Passengers from Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB/ BLR Airport) can soon fly non-stop to San Francisco (SFO) as India’s national carrier Air India is set to launch a twice weekly service, scheduled to commence from January 11,...

IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac steps down after four years

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO will step down from his role at the Association effective 31 March 2021.  De Juniac made known his intention...

Lufthansa Cargo commits to UN sustainability goals

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Lufthansa Cargo is aligning its corporate responsibility commitment to the sustainability goals of the United Nations (UN). Within the framework of its Agenda 2030, the United Nations had adopted 17 concrete sustainability goals, covering economic, ecological and...

Cargolux renews handling contract with Siginon Aviation

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Siginon Aviation has announced a renewal on the standard ground handling agreement (SGHA) with Cargolux in its operations at the Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The renewal of the SGHA marks a 20-year...

Skycell, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo signs agreement for pharma shipments

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SkyCell and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo have signed a partnership agreement recently which sets out the reintroduction of hybrid containers for those shipping with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, supporting a push to increase the sustainability...

Qatar Airways Cargo appoints Wexco, ECS Group subsidiary, in Australia

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Qatar Airways Cargo recently appointed Wexco, part of ECS Group, as its general sales agent (GSA) in Australia. Through that new agreement, Qatar Airways and ECS Group are extending their strategic partnership which today covers 20 countries...

Cochin Shipyard conducts plate cutting ceremony of electric vessels for ASKO Maritime AS, Norway

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Plate cutting ceremony of the two autonomous electric vessels being built for ASKO Maritime AS, Norway was held recently at Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kochi. TorbjØrn Johannson, Chairman of the board for ASKO & ASKO MARITIME, Norway had...

New parameters for evaluating ease of logistics across states

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The commerce department under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry is considering adding new indicators such as rail and road connectivity, railway track and highway length, average speeds, performance of toll roads, and number and capacity of...

UPS plans to ramp up dry ice production ahead of COVID-19 vaccines

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UPS is planning to ramp up its dry ice production capability as part of efforts to prepare for the launch of COVID-19 vaccines over the coming months. The company said in a statement that...

Kales appoints Sebastiaan Scholte as new CEO

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Kales Group GSSA has recently appointed Sebastiaan Scholte as the new Chief Executive Officer. Scholte, who was previously CEO of road feeder company Jan de Rijk Logistics, takes over from Dirk Hazenoot who...