News&People Dachser reports strong growth in 2011
FINNAIR CARRIED 13,298 tonnes of cargo in March, 3.4 percent more than in the same month of 2011. Traffic as measured in cargo tonne-km was up by 5.5 percent year-on- year and capacity was down by 1.5 percent, so the cargo load factor rose by 4.7 percent to 69.9 percent.
TAP PORTUGAL added an eighth weekly flight to Budapest on 19 April.
THE FIRST IATA (International Air Transport Association) Autho- rised Training Centre for cargo has been set up by Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (HACTL). The facility will go live in the second half of 2012 and will provide training courses on sub- jects such as the transportation of dangerous goods, live animals, infectious substances and perishables.
DACHSER has revealed it enjoyed strong growth last year, seeing its revenue rise by 13 percent over 2010 to reach a total of 4.3 billion euros (US$5.7 billion). It moved 49.3 million
cargo consignments last year, the forwarder said, weighing 37.1 million tonnes. The company’s Air & Sea
Logistics business enjoyed a good year. For the first time, annual revenue in the division exceeded 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion), thanks to what Dachser described as “the buoyancy of global trade”. Dachser is expecting fur- ther strong growth in its air
and sea logistics forwarding business. It is forecasting that revenue in this sector will dou- ble to 2.2 billion euros ($2.9 billion) by 2017. In particular, it has high
hopes for its own Othello freight forwarding software. Already being rolled out across Dachser’s Air & Sea Logistics offices, the greater integration and standardisation that the IT system will promote is expected to be a key driver of further expansion. “Dachser will offer its cus-
tomers a gap-free, transparent flow of information,” the com- pany said. Bernhard Simon, head of
the company’s management board, commented: “Follow- ing the crisis and a period of recovery, the markets stabilised again somewhat last year.
“Dachser was thus able to
return to the growth corridor we have defined as being ideal for long-term organic growth,” he enthused.
Arrivals & Departures
■ The chief financial officer of Lufthansa, STEPHAN GEMKOW (pictured), is to leave the German flag-carrier to become CEO of invest- ment firm Haniel.
■ DARREN WRIGHT has joined Singapore-based low- cost carrier Scoot as general manager Australia.
■ SIMON YAP will head up the new IATA Authorised Training Centre at the HACTL air cargo handling centre in Hong Kong (see Brief on this page) in his new role as manager of operation training services.
EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) with immediate effect.
■ BIANCA WATERS has been appointed press spokes- woman for Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn, the operator of Frankfurt’s second airport.
■ United Continental has appointed JOHN RAINEY chief financial officer.
■ Delta Air Lines has pro- moted NEIL O’SULLIVAN to the position of regional man- ager, cargo sales and service -
■ Ras Al Khaimah Interna- tional airport in the UAE has appointed MICHAEL COE as development director and TERRY SLOAN as head of operations.
LONDON-BASED air char- ter specialist Chartersphere is seeing “dynamic growth”. Among its operations last
month (March) was the time- critical transportation of several refuelling trucks that were flown from Europe to Nairobi on board an IL-76 aircraft able to take the outsize load.
UK charter broker seeks to expand international reach Managing director Paul
Also in March, a consign-
ment of urgently needed oil and gas equipment was moved on an AN-12 from the UK to Azerbaijan. The flight was operational
within 24 hours of Charter- sphere receiving the request, with all overflight and landing permits arranged within that time.
Bennett said he hopes the company will be able to build on its success and expand its presence in Europe and Latin America. A statement from Charter-
sphere noted that in March, Brazil overtook the UK to become the world’s sixth- largest economy.
30 April 2012
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