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  • 11 Apr 2018 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 10 April, 2018

    According to the recent data released by Airports Council International (ACI), the cumulative air cargo volume across 20 busiest airports grew by 6.8 percent in 2017.

    The airports collectively handled about 51 million metric tonnes of cargo, which represents 43 percent of global air cargo volumes.

    Hong Kong tops the list of ACI, as it reportedly handled over five million metric tonnes of cargo in 2017. Volumes at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) grew by 9.4 percent year-on-year. Shanghai, Chicago and Doha witnessed a double digit growth of 11.2 percent, 12.6 percent, and 15.0 percent, respectively.

    According to ACI, the air cargo industry experienced a revival across several world’s airports in 2017, and the upward trend continues in 2018. Even with the uncertainty regarding the threat of trade wars, and the growth of protectionist sentiments across the world, business confidence remains strong across inventory build-ups, and increased export orders in 2017.

    The robust economic growth in the United States, along with an increase in global industrial production, followed by strong US dollar has boosted the inbound air cargo markets in the recent years.

    “The surge in cargo volumes and passenger numbers across several world’s airports will help in increasing the business and consumer confidence, at least in the short term,” said Angela Gittens, director general, ACI World.

    “The world’s airports continue to be a vital link for growth of the economy, which the aviation sector provides,” said Gittens.

    “The universal access to online retail and e-commerce platforms represents a competitive pressure to the traditional brick-and-mortar retail shops in certain markets, but the huge growth in e-commerce has further fuelled the air cargo side of the airport business. It has resulted in increased global activity, especially in major markets, such as China and the US,” said Gittens.

    “The spectre of uncertainty in trade policy among major economies comes at a time when global commerce and our industry has recently thrived. The trans-pacific link, for instance, is an important ingredient in boosting international passenger traffic and international freight volumes,” he said.

    “Connecting people, business and places still remains paramount to the aviation sector, despite recent threats of a step backwards in the market liberalisation in some major economies,” said Gittens.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 11 Apr 2018 11:44 AM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members. FM valued member ICARGO WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS INC., Philippines referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners SHENZHEN U-TOPWAY INTERNATIONAL FORWARDER CO. LIMITED, China.

    We are happy to announce you that SHENZHEN U-TOPWAY INTERNATIONAL FORWARDER CO. LIMITED successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from CHINA.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint..! Have a great cooperation together!
     
    SHENZHEN U-TOPWAY INTERNATIONAL FORWARDER CO. LIMITED
    ADDRESS: B402 Wenhao Building, Xiaweiyuan Road, Xixiang Baoan District, Shenzhen, China
    CONTACT: Bettera Gao /Sales Manager
    TEL: +86 755 233 16199 - 16699 - 18499
    FAX: +86 755 233 16699
    WEB: www.u-topway.com

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  • 09 Apr 2018 4:43 PM | Anonymous
    FM is going on to introduce you new members. FM valued member SAM LOGISTICS (PVT) LTD., Pakistan referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners PEN EXPRESS WORLDWIDE (M) SDN. BHD., Malaysia.

    We are happy to announce you that PEN EXPRESS WORLDWIDE (M) SDN. BHD. successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from MALAYSIA.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint..! Have a great cooperation together!
     
    PEN EXPRESS WORLDWIDE (M) SDN. BHD._MALAYSIA
    ADDRESS: Block C, Unit 7, Mas Kargo Agents Complex, Penang International Airport, Penang - 11900, Malaysia
    CONTACTS: Moes Harianto & Sherry Chew
    TEL: +604 643 4796 - 6376 / +604 644 1688
    FAX: +604 644 6186
    WEB: www.penexpress.com.my

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  • 09 Apr 2018 2:31 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 06 April, 2018

    Mediterranean Shipping Company’s MSC Laurence arrived at the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s Terminal 46 in Seattle on April 5, becoming the largest containership to call the terminal.

    The Laurence has capacity for almost 13,000 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs). If laid end-to-end, the 13,000 TEUs would stretch to the top of Mount Rainier 18 times, a distance of almost 50 miles, according to NWSA.

    Built in 2011, the Neo-Panamax features a length of 365.8 meters and a width of 48.4 meters.

    Two years ago, the NWSA welcomed the 18,000 TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the largest ship to call the US at the time, and 10,000 and 13,500 TEU ships call regularly in the North and South harbors.

    Larger vessels require terminals with deep berths, strong piers and large container cranes. In order to meet these requirements, NWSA has been investing in upgrades to the North Harbor’s Terminal 5 and South Harbor’s Husky Terminal.

    In 2017, NWSA’s international container volumes increased by 4 percent and were the fourth highest in NWSA history. The alliance’s total international container volumes stood at 2.96 million TEUs in 2017, compared to 2.86 million TEUs recorded in 2016.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 06 Apr 2018 12:55 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 05 April, 2018

    Following the launch of its Tel Aviv-São Paulo-Santiago de Chile service, LATAM will be the only carrier to operate flights between Israel and Latin America.

    It will operate the Tel Aviv-São Paulo-Santiago de Chile service with a Boeing 787 aircraft three times a week from December 2018.

    The service connects Tel Aviv, Israel to Santiago, Chile via São Paulo, Brazil.

    LATAM CEO, Jerome Cadier, says: “This is a unique service across much of Latin America. No other airline connects Latin America with Israel. Travellers from Israel, for example, will now be able to travel with ease to Brazil, Argentina and Chile with this new flight.”

    LATAM Airlines continues to evaluate and develop new routes in order to meet with passenger needs. In 2017, LATAM Airlines inaugurated 13 new international routes. For 2018, the airline has announced a further 14 international routes, including flights to Rome, which began in March as well as new operations to Las Vegas (June), Boston (July) and Tel Aviv (December).

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 04 Apr 2018 11:06 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 03 April, 2018

    Media reports in Muscat are saying that from April 15, all airfreight documentation in Oman will be activated online.

    The Times of Oman is citing a statement issued online by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) that the process of attaching airfreight documents will be activated electronically through the Bayan online system, with all paper documents being discontinued from that date.

    ROP said in the announcement: “The General Administration of Customs announces that starting on 15 April, 2018, the use of paper-documents for air cargo will be discontinued, and will activate the process of attaching air cargo documents electronically via Bayan system.

    “All offices, clearance and air cargo companies, airlines, importers, and exporters through airport outlets should take into consideration the contents of the declaration,” ROP added in the announcement cited by the Times.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 03 Apr 2018 3:45 PM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members.

    FM esteemed member SCM INTERNATIONAL - EPSP, France also referred one of its good partners SOCIETE DE TRANSIT-DISPATCHING-LOGISTICS SARL, Republic of the Congo.

    Glad to share with you that SOCIETE DE TRANSIT-DISPATCHING-LOGISTICS SARL also successfully completed membership requirements and has become a new FM member from REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO.

    Let's welcome our new members on board of the Freight Midpoint..!

    Have a great cooperation together!

    SOCIETE DE TRANSIT-DISPATCHING-LOGISTICS SARL
    ADDRESS: Quartier Ngoyo - Arrondissement 6 BP 284, Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo
    CONTACT: Ferdinand Diamona / Managing Director
    TEL: +242 05 5539038 / +242 05 3000060 / +242 06 8075026
    WEB: www.tdl-cg.com

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  • 03 Apr 2018 3:43 PM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members.

    FM valued member BROOKLANDS INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT SERVICES LTD, United Kingdom referred one of its reliable partners TIEFFE GROUP S.R.L., Italy.

    Happy to announce you that TIEFFE GROUP S.R.L. successfully completed membership requirements and joined us from ITALY.

    Let's welcome our new members on board of the Freight Midpoint..!

    Have a great cooperation together!
     
    TIEFFE GROUP S.R.L.
    ADDRESS: Via Adriano Gozzini N.5, Pisa - 56121, Italy  
    CONTACT: Alessandro Galati / Branch Manager
    TEL: +39 05 86320445
    FAX: +39 05 09656234
    WEB: www.tieffe-group.it

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  • 02 Apr 2018 2:20 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 29 March, 2018

    Southern Air is to become the sixth airline at Miami International Airport to operate cargo flights to Asia with the launch of weekly services to Hong Kong.

    The wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Air will operate Boeing 777 Freighter services from Miami to Hong Kong via Anchorage from 1 April.

    The other airlines operating cargo flights from Miami to Asia are Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and Polar Air all flying to Seoul, Cathay Pacific flies to Hong Kong and China Airlines goes to Taipei.

    Returning from a week long business development mission in China and Japan, Miami-Dade Aviation director, Lester Sola commented: “We are thrilled to add Southern Air to our growing route network in Asia. As the busiest U.S. airport for international freight, it is especially gratifying to welcome additional cargo service from Hong Kong, the world’s busiest freight airport.”

    Hong Kong is Miami airport’s fourth largest trade market in Asia, responsible for more than $500 million in freight annually.

    In 2017, Miami’s trade with Asia was valued at $7.8 billion, a 16 per cent increase from $6.7 billion in 2016.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 30 Mar 2018 12:31 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 29 March, 2018

    Airfreight rates increased in February compared with January for only the second time in the last six years.

    The latest figures from analyst Drewry's Sea and Air Shipper Insight report show that average rates on 28 major east-west routes increased to $2.84 per kg in February compared with $2.76 per kg in January.

    Rates for February were also up on last year when they stood at $2.48 per kg - a 14.6% year on year increase.

    “Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index inched up by 3% in February to reach $2.84 per kg. This was only the second time in six years the index has increased month-on-month in February, indicative of the underlying strength of the market," the analyst said.

    "Drewry expects the index to soften in March, although it should remain above the comparable 2017 level as a result of strong demand.”

    *NEWS SOURCE

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