May 2018

Saudi Arabia joins TIR eyeing regional trade boost

Saudi Arabia has become the 74th country to sign the United Nation’s TIR Convention, the global standard for customs transit. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has become the 74th country to ratify the TIR Convention. The Saudi government will use the TIR system to help improve and develop its transport sector, as outlined in its 2030 Vision and 2020 National Transformation Program, positioning the country as a key logistics hub. More than 30% ... [+]

April truck tonnage is solid, reports ATA

The ATA's advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index headed up 1.1% from March to April at 112.5 (2015=100), following a 1% (revised from an original estimate of 1.1%) decline in March, which came in at 110.1. Compared to April 2017, the SA index was up 9.5%. ATA said this ... [+]

Hactl wins Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year award again

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest independent cargo handler – has once again won the “Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year” award at this year’s World Air Cargo Awards in Shanghai. This marks the sixth time Hactl has won the award, in the twelve ... [+]

MTC Logistics Announces Transition Plan

MTC Logistics (MTC) announced a leadership transition plan on May 18 in which Andrew (Andy) B. Janson has been appointed COO and will succeed F. Brooks Royster, III, as President in early 2019. Mr. Royster has served as President of MTC for the past five years and will work with ... [+]

New International Cargo Connection for HSV

On May 18, 2018 Panalpina added Querétaro International Airport (QRO) in Mexico to the “Speedy” loop of its Charter Network, which also connects Mexico City (MEX) and Guadalajara (GDL) with Panalpina’s air freight gateway in Huntsville (HSV), Alabama. Querétaro’s addition to the regular connections of the Panalpina Charter Network means Panalpina ... [+]

Port of Corpus Christi Celebrates Mariners on National Maritime Day

On Tuesday, May 22, the Port of Corpus Christi, the fourth largest port by tonnage and number one crude oil export port in the United States, celebrated the men and women who serve the U.S. Merchant Marine industry as part of National Maritime Day. The event highlights the vital contributions mariners ... [+]

Record April boosts Savannah’s containerized trade

The Georgia Ports Authority's busiest April ever pushed its fiscal year-to-date totals to more than 3.4 million TEUS, an increase of 8.8% (280,000 TEUs) compared to the first 10 months of FY2017. "We're on track to move more than 300,000 TEUs in every month of the fiscal year, which will ... [+]

Volga-Dnepr Completes Certification of Line Maintenance Station in Belgium

Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow (VDTM), a business unit of Volga-Dnepr Group, has completed the certification of a line maintenance station in Liege, Belgium, for aircraft registered in Bermuda. As one of the largest Russian MRO providers, it is now able to carry out scheduled line maintenance for B737-300/400/500, B747-400 and B747-8 ... [+]

MTC Logistics Announces Transition Plan

MTC Logistics (MTC) has announced a leadership transition plan in which Andrew (Andy) B. Janson has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and will succeed F. Brooks Royster, III, as President in early 2019. Mr. Royster has served as President of MTC for the past five years and will work with Mr. ... [+]

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, PACTL sign MoU

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd (PACTL) have signed Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the sector of time & temperature sensitive shipments, primarily focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare products. The agreement will serve as a commitment by both parties to develop, expand, ... [+]

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