Freight Midpoint International 
Forwarders Network

FM Latest News

It is suggested to visit "FM Latest News" page regularly to be updated about the network and the industry.
  • 26 Feb 2018 11:05 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 23 February, 2018

    Turkish Cargo scheduled additional 12 flights between January 26 and February 12 in order to satisfy demand of Valentine’s Day. The airline carried 906 tonnes of cut roses to the Netherlands from Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

    Turkish Cargo became the air cargo carrier that had carried the most flowers from Nairobi between those dates with its new Boeing 777F cargo aircraft, 234 more tonnes of flowers than the nearest other air cargo carrier.

    With its tropical climate, Kenya stands out with its affordable priced and qualited flower production and flowers are exported to all over the world through Turkish Cargo. Turkish Cargo is operating weekly 5 cargo flights from Nairobi and weekly three cargo flights directly from Nairobi to Maastricht, and 340 tonnes of cut roses are carried per week.

    Flowers are arrived at the cargo terminal with air-conditioning vehicles between 2 ° C + 8 ° C. If there are vegetables and fruits in the same shipment, the flowers are seperated so that they are not affected by the ethylene gas which produced by the fruits and vegetables during the flight and all the necessary precautions are taken.


  • 23 Feb 2018 2:33 PM | Anonymous
    FM is going on to introduce you new members. FM valued member POSEIDON FREIGHT PTY LTD, Australia referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners WILHELM ROSEBROCK GMBH & CO. KG, Germany.

    We are happy to announce you that WILHELM ROSEBROCK GMBH & CO. KG successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from GERMANY.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint..! Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: Albert Bote Street 11, Bremen - 28197, Germany
    CONTACT: Stefan Heine / Director General Cargo
    TEL: +49 421 520 00-91
    FAX: +49 421 520 00-9991

  • 23 Feb 2018 12:59 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 21 February, 2018

    Emirates Airline is to return the Airbus A380 to its service linking Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Dubai International Airport from 1 June this year.

    The decision to return to the use of A380 equipment on the Houston connection, replacing Boeing B777-300ER aircraft, follows the airline’s recent adjustments to its US services with the confirmation of the launch of a new non-stop Dubai – Newark service from June 1 and the resumption of daily services to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando prior to that on March 25.

    Houston will join more than 40 destinations on Emirates’ global network served by A380s, including Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Kuwait.

    Emirates celebrated 10 years of service to Houston in December. Services to Houston were upgraded to A380 equipment in December 2014, but as part of a subsequent reshuffle, the decision was made in July 2016 to operate the route with B777-300ER aircraft.

    Emirates said that, “With the energy sector recovering and playing a large role in Houston’s resurgence”, it has now taken the decision to reinstate the A380 on the route from 1 June “in line with commercial demand”.

    And the A380 is to pay a one-off visit to Beirut

    Emirates is to operate a one-off A380 flight to Beirut on March 29. It will be the first-ever scheduled A380 service to Beirut, and Emirates is working with Rafic Al Hariri International Airport to test the infrastructure and operational procedures required to handle the double-decked aircraft.

    Emirates divisional senior vice president commercial operations, centre Sheikh Majid Al Mualla said: “We are proud to fly our A380 for a one-off test service to Beirut, which continues to be an important destination for us in the region.

    “Bringing this popular aircraft to Lebanon represents a significant milestone in our operations to Beirut after 27 years of serving the country.

    “This year also marks the Emirates A380’s 10th anniversary since joining our fleet,” he observed.

    Lebanon’s ministry of transport, Youssef Fenianos, added: “ We are looking forward to more co-operation between Lebanese Civil Aviation and Emirates, taking into consideration that in the near future we will witness a considerable expansion and development of our airport to increase its capacity to more than 8 million passengers per year.

    “Of course, such achievements will play a very important role in optimising our airport to be ready to host more widebody aircrafts on a regular basis.”

    Emirates first started operating flights between Dubai and Beirut with a three times a week service operated by B727. Since then, Emirates has developed its links to Lebanon and currently offers three daily flights to Beirut with a mix of B777 aircraft.

    Since 2015, Emirates has transported over 54,000 tons of cargo to and from Lebanon, supporting the nation’s exporters.

    The major commodities exported from Lebanon bound for the UAE and beyond across the Emirates network include fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables.

    Emirates currently has 101 A380s in service, with another 61 pending delivery, more than any other airline.

    The airline also recently announced a US$16bn (AED58.7bn) deal for 36 additional A380 aircraft. Emirates currently operates the A380 to 48 destinations around the world.


  • 22 Feb 2018 4:15 PM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members. FM valued member SCM INTERNATIONAL - EPSP, France referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners PRIDE SHIPPING & SERVICES SA, Benin.

    We are happy to announce you that PRIDE SHIPPING & SERVICES SA successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from BENIN.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint..! Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: Carré N°250 “D” Scoa-Gbeto, 08 BP 398, Cotonou, Benin
    CONTACT: Etienne Ahyi / General Administrator
    TEL: +229 21 31 37 20 / 34 28
    FAX: +229 21 31 34 28


  • 21 Feb 2018 12:16 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 20 February, 2018

    Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded strong growth in cargo traffic in January, with freight throughput of 410,000 tonnes representing a 9.9% year-on-year increase over the same month of 2017.

    Transhipment traffic was up by 14% year-on-year, while imports rose by 10%.

    Among HKIA’s most important trading regions, traffic to and from Europe and India increased most significantly during January.

    On a 12-month rolling basis, HKIA handled a total of 4.97m tonnes of cargo, up by 9.7% over the preceding 12-month period.

    A total of 4,268 cargo flight movements were recorded in January at the airport, up 11.4% over the same month of 2017. HKIA enjoyed an increase of 5.8% in cargo flight movements over the rolling 12-month period.

    This year’s week-long Chinese New Year celebrations are currently in progress. Airport Authority Hong Kong acting deputy director, service delivery, Steven Yiu said: “The airport community, as always, strives to maintain smooth operations at HKIA during the festive seasons.

    “Over the Chinese New Year holiday travel peak period, airlines have scheduled 206 additional flights to cope with the demand, with the most popular destinations being Sapporo, Osaka and Tianjin.

    “Operations were smooth during the first few days of the Chinese New Year holiday period,” he added.

    HKIA handled more than 5m tonnes of cargo and airmail in 2017, the first time an airport has reached this level of throughput.

    The airport saw air cargo throughput increase by 9.2% year-on-year to reach 4.9m tonnes, while mail volumes hit 112,000 tonnes.


  • 19 Feb 2018 2:20 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members,

    This notification is for your kind attention from FM member: JSR Shipping Services India Pvt Ltd, India.

    Mr. Ashish Gupta from JSR Shipping Services India Pvt Ltd informed us that they moved to a new office.

    Please see their new address as below;

    715-A, Sakar I
    X, Beside Old RBI, Near City Gold Cinema,
    Ashram Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380009, Gujarat, India

    For all your information.

  • 19 Feb 2018 2:09 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 15 February, 2018

    Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) saw a steady increase in cargo activity in calendar year 2017, handling 2.7m tonnes, a 7.4% increase over full year 2016.

    The number of cargo landings in 2017 at the top US freight hub was 79,595, an increase of 4.6% compared with 2016.

    “The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport continues to be a strong performer in Alaska’s economy,” said Alaska Governor Bill Walker.

    “We highly value the central role that Anchorage plays in transpacific air cargo. As we continue to strengthen our relationships in Asia we will keep working hard for continued growth at ANC.”

    The airport is used by 22 major international air cargo carriers and nine domestic cargo carriers which connect ANC to 11 major cities in Asia and 18 major cities in North America.

    This connectivity has Anchorage ranked as the sixth busiest cargo airport in the world.

    In January this year, Jim Szczesniak was appointed manager at Anchorage.

    Szczesniak has over 20 years of supervisory and management experience, starting at O’Hare and Midway International Airports in Chicago where he served as airport operations supervisor, director of aviation planning and deputy commissioner of aviation.


  • 16 Feb 2018 11:38 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 13 February, 2018

    Fraport AG and IT service provider, Dakosy AG recently signed an agreement to launch a cargo portal at the Frankfurt Airport dedicated to shippers of dangerous goods. The pilot phase of the portal will is expected to be launched in early May.

    For the first time, the entire dangerous goods process would be digitised. The portal will also share details of all dangerous goods-specific shipment data, which will be unified into one digital interface – from the shipper to the airline.

    Ulrich Wrage, CEO of Dakosy AG said: “With the new shipper portal, we will be able to resolve significant challenges faced by the air cargo supply chain. Our solutions will considerably simplify the process for all users across company borders. The collaboration with Fraport AG will allow us to drive forward the digital transformation in the air cargo industry, regularly."

    As per norms, Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD) is must to ship dangerous goods. At times due to documentation errors, there are protracted delays in shipments. With the new portal, errors will be identified and corrected well before any shipment arrives at the airport, thereby mitigating time-consuming manual entries and cost overruns.

    Underscoring benefits of the new portal, Anke Giesen, executive director operations of Fraport AG said: “The portal will accelerate the entire airfreight supply chain process, besides making it more reliable and transparent. It will also position Frankfurt Airport an innovator in the airfreight industry.”


  • 14 Feb 2018 8:56 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 13 February, 2018

    Turkish Airlines Cargo is the latest cargo carrier to launch a freighter service to Liege Airport.

    The new weekly service utilises an Airbus A330-200F and operates between Istanbul and Liege. It landed in the Belgian airport for the first time on February 13.

    Turkish Airlines Cargo will primarily transport perishable goods for the European market, essentially France, Germany and Belgium, on the service with cargo handled by Aviapartner.

    Steven Verhasselt, commercial vice-president of Liege Airport, said: “Our strategy is very clear: priority is given to companies specialising in cargo.

    "We transported 717,000 tonnes in 2017, which was a record for us, and we aim to exceed 800,000 tonnes in 2018. The Turkish market is very important and is ideally situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa.”

    “Our cargo company is one of those with the strongest growth in the worldwide goods transport sector,” said İlker Aycı, chief executive of Turkish Airlines.

    “We already fly to over 80 destinations and our ambition is to link 120 countries. We aim to join the top five companies in the world for our cargo subsidiary with 1.5m tonnes transported by the end of 2018”.

    Earlier this year, Ethiopian Airlines launched a direct freighter flight from Bahir Dar to Liege, one of the largest Ethiopian flower importer destinations.


  • 13 Feb 2018 11:41 AM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members. FM valued member SCM INTERNATIONAL - EPSP, France referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners SHIPCO MOROCCAN LINE, Morocco.

    We are happy to announce you that SHIPCO MOROCCAN LINE successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from MOROCCO.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint..! Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: Imane Center N°2 11eme Etage, Avenue Des F.A.R, Casablanca, Morocco
    CONTACTS: Zakaria Salih / Sales Manager & Fatiha  Maataoui / General Manager
    TEL: +212 522 310 648
    FAX: +212 522 452 996


Copyright © 2011-2018 Freight Midpoint International Forwarders Network. All rights reserved. Registered & Protected Protection Status