News&People Panalpina boosts Huntsville fortunes
GLOBAL SUPPLY chain management company Ceva has opened a new multi-user distribution centre in southern Califor- nia. The facility is located within three miles of Ontario International airport.
CARGO 2000 has launched an initiative that allows non- members of the quality standard scheme to download a new electronic version of its Master Operating Plan, enabling the companies concerned to measure their performance against the standards set out in Cargo 2000.
IN A MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT that takes effect on 1 April, Indiana-based Towne Air Freight will supply the majority of road feeder and expedited trucking needs in the US and Canada for IAG Cargo entities British Airways and Iberia.
HUNTSVILLE International airport handled 93,458 tonnes of cargo last year, a 32 percent increase over its 2011 throughput and a new annual freight record for the US Southeast gateway. According to Rick Tucker,
executive director at the Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority: “Currently, we are ranked 16th in the nation for international air cargo and see a bright future for new cargo opportunities.” Betty Fletcher, chairman of
the airport’s board of directors, pointed out: “The air cargo infrastructure investments we have made at Huntsville Inter-
national enable us to provide efficient, effective and eco- nomical benefits and services for our customers so they can compete in the global mar- ketplace.” Panalpina, the globally
active forwarder, is responsible for much of the international air freight traffic through the airport. The company operates its
US air freight network out of the city, utilising a B747-400F leased from Atlas Air on flights to Luxembourg. Panalpina senior vice presi-
dent area head of air freight USA, Benno Forster, noted: “Huntsville airport is defi-
nitely a cornerstone of our air freight product. “It will gain even more
importance as we add the new B747-8 to our fleet,” he said.
“The addition of this new
plane type will allow us to operate more efficiently and (be more) environmentally friendly.”
Arrivals & Departures
■ Leading supply chain man- agement company Ceva Logistics has named FRANCK CHEVRET (pictured) senior vice president for France.
■ DICK GILBERT, chairman of the UK-based Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) for the past three years, has been re-elected to serve in the post for another year.
■ Gulf Air has appointed UWE WRIEDT as country manager Germany.
■ CINDY NICHOL has been named as chief financial officer by the Port of Portland. She comes from California’s San
IN ORDER to meet the growing demands of cargo screening to enhance global security and protect passengers and cargo aircraft, Smiths Detection has launched a new dual-view x-ray inspection sys- tem capable of screening large cargo, pallets and freight. The Hi-Scan 145180-2is
Francisco International air- port, where she was finance director.
■ GRAHAM INGLIS, CEO EMEA (Europe, Middle East
system, unveiled on 15 March, is capable of screening objects up to 57” x 71” (145 cm x 180 cm), meeting the maximum skid/pallet size allowed by the US Transportation Security Administration. The equipment’s dual-view
capability speeds throughput by providing the operator with
and Africa) at DHL Supply Chain, has been nominated president elect of the Char- tered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He will take on the role of president in May.
■ Lufthansa has appointed CARSTEN SCHAEFFER vice president sales and services for South-East Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He will be based in Dubai.
■ Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Airlines has named acting CEO ROBERT COR- BIE as chief operating officer. Under his tenure as CEO the airline has added new routes and boosted its cargo business.
Smiths brings new scanning equipment to market
two high-resolution adjoining images, eliminating the need to scan cargo twice. The new air cargo scanner
allows shippers to screen bulk items without the requirement of unpacking shipments, scan- ning individual boxes and then reassembling the pallet or shipment.
26 March 2012
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