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  • 06 Mar 2018 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    Dear All,

    Good News...

    We were informed by our member: JUSTLOG AGENTES TRANSITARIOS LDA, Portugal that they distinguished as SME Excellence 17.

    In SME ceremony at Multiusos de Gondomar, Jorge Emanuel Ramalho and Paula Soares, representing Justlog, received this honorable distinction.

    Issued by the Portuguese Ministry of Economy through IAPMEI (The Public Agency for SME and Innovation), the attribution of the SME Excellence 2017 status aims to distinguish and give notoriety to companies that show the best financial performances and management indicators marking the competitive capacity of the country.

    Justlog thanks to the organizers of the initiative, their customers and partners, and the entire Justlog team.

    Congratulations to JUSTLOG AGENTES TRANSITARIOS LDA, Portugal!

    For more information kindly click here.

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  • 05 Mar 2018 3:36 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 02 March, 2018

    Port operator APM Terminals has overseen delivery of the world’s largest ship-to-shore cranes at MedPort Tangier in Morocco.

    The giant cranes measured 144 meters when boomed up and weighed 2,500 tonnes. They were Manufactured by ZPMC in Shanghai delivered aboard a Zhen Hua heavy-lift vessel.

    “The three cranes represent the world’s largest double trolley STS cranes [and] will enable fast, safe and efficient loading and unloading services to some of the largest container ships on the sea,” a spokesperson for APM Terminals said.

    The shipment is part of a total of 12 cranes to be delivered as part of construction work  at the planned deepwater terminal. The port will serve as a transshipment hub for Maersk Line and its alliance partners.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 02 Mar 2018 5:06 PM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members. FM valued member INITIAL FREIGHT CO.,LTD., Thailand referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners BLUE OCEAN INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION CO., LTD, Vietnam.

    Today we are happy to announce you that BLUE OCEAN INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION CO., LTD joined our group from VIETNAM with their Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City offices.

    Happy to share with you that General Manager, Mr. Alvin Tran Van Hien will be attending our coming Annual General Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand at 24, 25, 26 June 2018. The gathering will be a great opportunity to meet all FM members. Please click here for full information about our event.

    Let's welcome our new members on board of the Freight Midpoint..!
     
    BLUE OCEAN INT'L TRANSPORTATION CO., LTD_HAI PHONG
    ADDRESS: Room 319 Thanh Dat Building, No. 03 Le Thanh Tong Street, Ngo Quyen District, Hai Phong, Vietnam
    CONTACT: Alvin Tran Van Hien / General Manager
    TEL: +84 225 3 836715
    FAX: +84 225 3 836716
    WEB: www.blueoceanintl.com

    BLUE OCEAN INT'L TRANSPORTATION CO., LTD_HO CHI MINH CITY
    ADDRESS: 309-311 Hoang Dieu Street, Ward 6, Dist 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    CONTACT: Alvin Tran Van Hien / General Manager
    TEL: +84 283 9 430899
    FAX: +84 283 9 430890
    WEB: www.blueoceanintl.com

    Please click to see Hai Phong & Ho Chi Minh City company profiles of our new member, thank you!

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  • 02 Mar 2018 1:21 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 01 March, 2018

    Qatar Airways Cargo has begun offering pharma container firm CSafe’s newest RAP container.

    The active RAP unit caters for large volume pharma shipments and has been approved by the cargo carrier for use across its pharma network.  

    The CSafe RAP utilises heating and compressor-driven cooling technologies together with insulation to eliminate the payload risks associated with extreme ambient temperature conditions and long-duration shipments.

    The unit is able to maintain constant payload temperatures even at extreme ambient temperatures from -30°C to +54°C and a max payload volume of 6.68m3, thereby easily accommodating up to four standard US-pallets or five standard Euro-pallets.

    It is the only Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency approved active compressor-driven container permitted in both the upper deck and lower deck cargo sections of commercial aircraft.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 28 Feb 2018 2:15 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 28 February, 2018

    Preliminary traffic figures for January 2018 from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) show that international air cargo markets enjoyed a strong start to the year.

    Global trade activity “remained robust at the start of 2018”, said the AAPA, with firm demand for consumer, intermediate and investment goods across major economies lending support to air cargo markets.

    It continued in a statement: “Accordingly, international air cargo demand in freight tonne kilometre (FTK) terms recorded a 9.4% year-on-year growth in January.

    “After accounting for a 5.4% expansion in offered freight capacity, the average international freight load factor of 60.8% was 2.2 percentage points higher than the same month last year.

    Commenting on the results, Mr. Andrew Herdman, AAPA Director General said, "The year has started on a positive note, with growth in both passenger and cargo sectors."

    "Overall, international air passenger demand remains encouraging, having registered continued growth in numbers, with the widespread availability of affordable air fares and increasing network connections providing more options for travelers.

    “Meanwhile, the on-going strength in the global economy has continued to benefit the air cargo business for Asian carriers, particularly as major manufacturing hubs are located in the region."

    Looking ahead, Herdman concluded: "Growth prospects look positive, with elevated levels of business and consumer confidence boosting aviation markets in the coming months.

    “Whilst Asian airlines face persistently challenging market conditions due to stiff competition and rising costs, carriers continue to strive for further improvements through the launch of new routes and continued investment in new levels of passenger comfort." 

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 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.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 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!
     
    WILHELM ROSEBROCK GMBH & CO. KG_GERMANY
    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
    WEB: www.rosebrock.com

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  • 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.

    *NEWS SOURCE

  • 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!
     
    PRIDE SHIPPING & SERVICES SA_BENIN
    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
    WEB: www.prideship.com

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  • 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.

    *NEWS SOURCE

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