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  • 20 Jun 2019 2:12 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 18 June 2019

    Emirates SkyCargo has created growth opportunities for Krix, a South Australian business specialising in cinema and home-theatre speakers.

    Before its partnership with the Dubai-based airline, exports made up 30 percent of Krix’s revenue. Today, export revenue has increased to approximately half of turnover.

    The partnership has helped Krix to gain access to new markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, growing its revenue while putting Australian products on the global stage.

    Krix has now supplied sound systems for more than 3,500 cinemas across the world, including over 300 in the Middle East. The South Australian business expects another 200 cinema sound systems to be installed in the Middle East in the next two years.

    “Being able to access the Emirates SkyCargo’s global network with its hub in Dubai has become an important factor in our growth over the past three to four years. We’ve been able to reach new customers throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Europe while supporting jobs in the Adelaide region,” said Ashley Krix, Commercial Cinema Sales director of Krix.

    Krix has exported its products to destinations such as Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Belfast and Oslo.

    “We’re committed to offering our customers a superior service and Australian products are known for their quality around the world which is what makes this such a winning partnership,” said Jason Brown, Adelaide Cargo manager for Emirates SkyCargo.

    Emirates SkyCargo is an important facilitator of Australian exports.

    In 2017-18, the air cargo carrier transported close to 50,000 tonnes of exports from Australia including perishables such as meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables as well as pharmaceuticals. Over the last five years, the carrier has moved more than a quarter million tonnes of exports from the country.

    While the freight service began carrying general freight from Australia, Emirates SkyCargo has expanded to offer specialised services that cater to the unique demands of Australian industries.

    Emirates SkyCargo has been connecting Australian businesses to the world since 1996. In addition to transporting cargo in the belly hold of its passenger aircraft, Emirates SkyCargo also transports cargo on its freighter aircraft. The carrier operates a thrice a week freighter service to Sydney on its Boeing 777 freighter aircraft which has a capacity of close to 100 tonnes per flight.


  • 18 Jun 2019 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 16 June 2019

    With new routes to Russia and Africa from Marseille Provence Airport, new markets will be opened up to French importers and exporters.

    Cargo manager Jean-Marc Boutigny says the airport will develop volumes with five weekly flights to Moscow operated by Aeroflot starting this month, and three flights a week Addis Ababa by Ethiopian Airlines from July.

    He tells Air Cargo Week: “These two brand new routes show that Southern France is a logistic friendly area to promote and develop new business. Thanks to its international airport and harbour, Marseille benefits the best place to act as a logistic hub in the western Mediterranean and southern European markets.”

    In 2018, Marseille Province broke its freight record by handling 56,695 tonnes, up 1%. So far in 2019, cargo volumes are up 5.4% to 19,619 tonnes from January to April. The busiest trade lanes continue to be North Africa, Texas and the Far East.

    Boutigny says: “We mainly import tonnes of fresh fishes, aromatic herbs, fruits and vegetables from Mediterranean countries, (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Turkey), and we export drilling parts coming from Texas, Scotland and Far East to Algerian oil fields in Hassi Messaoud.”

    With the new routes, Boutigny is confident that Marseille will continue to act as an important logistics hub for the Mediterranean and southern Europe.

    There are challenges, he says: “The main challenges are that we always have to balance our new developments with our green policy and that we always have to pay attention to what happens in this crazy world…”


  • 13 Jun 2019 11:45 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 10 June 2019

    A container terminal at the Croatian Port of Rijeka is set to undergo expansion that will enable the facility to handle vessels with a capacity of up to 20,000 TEU.

    Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), is expected to realize the expansion plan by mid-2020.

    In close cooperation with the Rijeka Port Authority, AGCT has drawn up plans for a two-phase dredging scheme with the first phase fully-approved. This phase entails the dredging of 130 meters of quay over the berths 1 and 2.

    The project will facilitate the berthing of vessels with a length overall (LOA) of up to 400 meters. The work will provide 438 meters of berth with a depth of 15 meters.

    As informed, financing for the infrastructure works has been provided by the EU and PRA, with ICTSI undertaking all the associated necessary investment in quayside and landside handling systems, as well as the increased coverage of the terminal’s IT systems.

    Moreover, the second phase foresees additional dredging alongside the 438 meters of quay to a depth of 16.5 meters. Once completed, this project will make AGCT the first terminal in the northern Adriatic able to berth giant vessels of up to 20,000 TEUs.

    “We have decided to do this against a background of steady demand but, more importantly, to keep pace with the requirements of our clients in terms of both ship size and a rise in intermodal rail activity,” Wojciech Szymulewicz, AGCT chief executive officer, said.

    “The capacity expansion will also deliver an overall boost to efficiency levels at the terminal,” he added.

    Complementing these initiatives are new super Post-Panamax cranes with an outreach of at least 24 rows, as part of the berth upgrade, and new rubber tyred gantries (RTGs) and prime movers introduced on the landside.

    Work is also now advanced on upgrading AGCT’s on-dock rail terminal to offer an annual capacity of 360,000 TEUs per year. The upgrade will be completed in the last quarter of 2019.

    Total terminal yard capacity will increase to up to 600,000 TEUs per year in line with demand, according to ICTSI.

    “While the volume through AGCT has risen modestly year on year, the expansion program will future proof the terminal in terms of both providing new volume capacity for the longer term and meeting new system requirements, notably accommodating bigger vessels and boosting the intermodal rail capability,” Hans-Ole Madsen, ICTSI Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Europe-Middle East-Africa, commented.

    “The program has involved close client liaison and study of all relevant market factors, and we are confident AGCT will meet the needs of container lines calling Rijeka and of cargo owners for the foreseeable future,” he concluded.


  • 11 Jun 2019 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members.

    FM valued member CSC GLOBAL SERVICES FORWARDING SA DE CV, Mexico referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners A3 LOGISTIC 1994, SL., Spain.

    We are happy to announce you that A3 LOGISTIC 1994, SL. successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from SPAIN.

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

    Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: Edifici Avant, Carrer de la Selva, 12 (2a Planta) M. A1 Bis Parc de Negocis Mas Blau, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    CONTACT: Olga Mendez
    TEL: +34 933 706 240


  • 11 Jun 2019 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 10 Jun 2019

    AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Unilode Aviation Solutions have deepened their long-standing Unit Load Device (ULD) management partnership with the rollout of the world's first digitised main deck containers.

    The containers, which are manufactured by Nordisk Aviation Products, have been designed with the usage of the latest technology in fire barriers for aviation and are equipped with a Transmitting Portable Electronic Device (TPEDs) based on Unilode's Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 5.0) technology.

    The containers enable to track the location of the ULD and the cargo being carried in the container, and transmit status updates on various parameters such as temperature, humidity, shock and light.

    The first half of the new digitised AMA/AMD fire-resistant container fleet will be delivered by Unilode by the end of June and the rest in September to give AirBridgeCargo Airlines time to test and introduce them gradually into its operations.

    "TPED is the kind of technology that tightly aligns with our customers' expectations, especially when it comes to transportation of special cargoes - pharmaceutical products, perishable goods, valuables, and others," highlighted Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

    "At the end of 2018 AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Unilode announced their collaboration for the extensive usage of TPEDs for pallets and containers. The introduction of the digitised AMA/AMD fire-resistant main deck containers is another stage of both companies' joint efforts to bring enhanced IoT solutions into the air cargo industry with the purpose to simplify the data-sharing process and make it more transparent and reliable for all stakeholders in the aviation value chain.

    “The rollout of Unilode's reader infrastructure in our repair network and our customers' key hubs is progressing according to our plans and all the benefits of Unilode's digital transformation project will soon be enjoyed by both Unilode and its customers," said Benoit Dumont, CEO of Unilode Aviation Solutions.


  • 04 Jun 2019 8:11 PM | Anonymous

    Good News...

    We are proud to share the professional performance of FM member MERC LOGISTICS (INDIA) PVT. LTD., India.

    They have recently completed an air export shipment from Mumbai to Nairobi.

    About Shipment:

    Port of Loading: Mumbai (BOM)
    Port of Discharge: Nairobi  (NBO)
    Weight: 8100.00KG
    Dimensions: 150 * 135 * 145 CM / 16 PCS
    Airline: Emirates
    Estimated Time of Departure: 28 May 2019
    Estimated Time of Arrival: 29 May 2019
    Commodity: Aluminium Caps

    Congratulations to MERC LOGISTICS (INDIA) PVT. LTD. for their excellent job!

  • 03 Jun 2019 9:05 AM | Anonymous

    Below Eid Al-Fiter Holiday notification is for your kind attention from FM member MAJLAN INTERNATIONAL CARGO SERVICES CO., Jordan.

    Kindly note that our office will be closed on the following days as we will have Eid Al-Fiter Holiday :
    - Tuesday June 4, 2019, Wednesday June 5, 2019, Thursday June 6, 2019, Friday June 7, 2019-  and we will resume our working on Saturday  June 8, 2019
    Wishing you all a very happy & blessed Eid , may it returns to you all with happiness & blessings,
    Thanking you in advance,   

    Ms. Riham Al Hindi also shared below holiday notice for your information.

    Kindly note that our office will be closed on Sunday June 9, 2019 as we will have an occasion for the 20th anniversary of his Majesty king Abdullah sitting on the throne, & we will resume our working on Monday June 10, 2019
    We thank you in advance for your kind attention and understanding,  


  • 30 May 2019 3:03 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 29 May 2019

    Canadian Québec Port Authority (QPA) has signed a long-term commercial agreement with Hutchison Ports and Canadian National Railway (CN) to build and operate a new container terminal, known as project Laurentia.

    The CAD 775 million (USD 574 million) project, previously known Bauport 2020, will be financed primarily through the joint investment of the three partners.

    The QPA also has ongoing discussions with the federal and provincial governments to complete the financing.

    “Today, through a joint venture with Hutchison Ports and CN, we are setting the stage for this project to become a North American success in terms of business and social acceptability not to mention a vector of economic development for Québec, allowing the St. Lawrence to gain additional growth and competitiveness with U.S. ports,” Mario Girard, Québec Port Authority’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented.

    As explained, Hutchison Ports was selected after a competitive process in which QPA invited international port operators to provide proposals to participate in the project.

    The agreement stipulates that Hutchison Ports will build “the most environmentally and technologically advanced” cargo-handling facility in North America. The facility would become one of the terminals with the smallest ecological footprint in the world, according to QPA.

    “We are pleased to partner with the Québec Port Authority and CN to develop the Québec container terminal. Québec City will become Hutchison Ports’ gateway to the East coast of North America,” Eric Ip, Group Managing Director of Hutchison Ports, said.

    As the major inland deep-water terminal in North America, the new terminal will be the only facility in the St. Lawrence which could accommodate the new generations of very large ships.

    The deep-water container terminal project is currently under an environmental assessment process with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

    This agreement increases Hutchison Ports’ global network to 52 ports spanning 27 countries. Hutchison Ports handles close to 85 million TEU per year, representing approximately 11% of the global containerized cargo trade.


  • 28 May 2019 4:27 PM | Anonymous

    This holiday notification is for your kind attention from FM member LIMAMAR AIR AND SEA SERVICES CO. LTD., Turkey.

    Dear Partners,

    Pls be informed that our office will be closed on the following days due to Eid Al-Fitr Holiday;

    starting from May 31, Friday (18:00 pm local time); June 01 Saturday; June 02 Sunday; June 03 Monday; June 04 Tuesday; June 05 Wednesday; June 06 Thursday; June 07 Friday; June 08 Saturday; June 09 Sunday.

    We'll resume work on June 10, 2019 (9:00 am local time)

    *  All related documents for our import & export departments should be provided to us before due time in order to avoid any delay & mistake

    For urgent matters, you can reach us us on mobile phone.

    Soykan Soy : +90 533 270 93 45 
    Atakan Soy : +90 533 600 18 46

    Thanks coop & Brgds,


  • 28 May 2019 2:47 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 28 May 2019

    California hub Ontario International Airport (ONT) has continued to record positive growth in passenger as well as cargo volume.

    Passenger volume climbed up by nearly 7 percent in April, according to the data compiled by the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA). Almost 445,000 airline passengers traveled through the airport last month.

    Meanwhile, Ontario recorded double-digit growth in cargo volume in April, increasing 11 percent over April last year to more than 61,800 tonnes.

    From January through April, ONT welcomed more than 1.6 million arriving and departing passengers, 5.2 percent more than the same four-month period in 2018.

    Over the first four months of the year, cargo shipments totaled more than 233,500 tonnes, 3.4 percent higher than the same period in 2018.

    Delta Air Lines began daily, non-stop service to its Atlanta hub in April and a second roundtrip will begin in June. United Airlines and Southwest Airlines will also add new service next month to Houston and San Francisco, respectively.


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