News&People Cargojet adds Cologne Bonn freighter
LOGISTICS SERVICES giant CH Robinson made US$8.9 million in revenue from its air freight transportation business in the first quarter of this year, down by 3.4 percent on the first three months of 2011. The decline was said to be due to price falls, although these were partially offset by volume rises.
SWEDEN-BASED Independent Transport & Shipping (ITS) has completed the implementation of CargoWise’s ediEnter- prise hosted software, the Australia-headquartered IT systems supplier has confirmed. ITS is using the software for its air, road and ocean freight forwarding, CargoWise said.
LUFTHANSA IS TO begin operating its first new B747-8 ‘Intercontinental’ aircraft six times a week between Frankfurt and Washington from 1 June.
CANADIAN carrier Cargojet Airways inaugurated a new freighter connection between Cologne Bonn International airport and Canada’s Greater Moncton International airport on 25 April. A B767F now flies the
route once a week, with the capacity of the aircraft being marketed in Europe by Sky- line Air Services in Düsseldorf. Franz van Hessen, director
of cargo at the German gate- way, observes: “For Cologne Bonn airport this flight brings a new, dedicated all-cargo transatlantic route. Initial bookings for the first flights look very promising.”
Jacques Fournier, director
of cargo development for Greater Moncton, noted that “the province of New Brunswick is one of the fastest- growing economies
Canada.” He confirmed that the air-
craft will be able to carry about 38 tonnes of cargo, depending on the weather. Looking to carry freight
including seafood, aircraft parts and gaming machines, “We are confident we will be able to sustain this freighter connection with sufficient uplift in both directions,” Fournier remarked. This new service is not the
only network expansion on his radar. “We are looking at adding Asia and western Canada to our list of origins and destinations for freight,” Fournier insisted.
■ WestJet, a Canada-based airline that carries freight in the bellyhold space of its B737s, has launched a web- site – westjetcargo.com
– to improve its customer offering.
Arrivals & Departures
■ American Airlines (AA), currently in the throes of US Chapter 11 bankruptcy pro- ceedings, has announced the retirement of five members of its management team. Among them is DAVE BROOKS, the carrier’s president - cargo. Brooks has been with AA for almost 30 years and been in the post of president - cargo for nearly 16 of them. His place will be taken on 1 July by KENJI HASHIMOTO(pic- tured), another AA veteran of 14 years.
■ NIKLAS PRAGER has left his position as CEO of Swe- den-based container provider Envirotainer and returned to a post on the board of directors. The role of CEO was taken
NICHOLAS KYRZAKOS is to take control of the East Europe region. FLEMMING FROST remains in his current post as CEO of the West Europe region.
■ Philadelphia-based logistics and transportation manage- ment firm BDP International has appointed ANTHONY AKERMAN as its UK country manager.
up on 2 May by GUSTAF LJUNGGREN.
■ The European operations of logistics services provider Damco have been split into two separate regions. Former global chief financial officer
■ Global freight network WACO-System has appointed RICHARD CHARLES execu- tive director.
■ JIM BARRUCH has been named regional sales manager - Americas at Virgin Atlantic Cargo.
WACO-System adds to growing membership portfolio
WACO-SYSTEM, a global network of cargo agents work- ing in co-operation to boost their individual business strengths, recently added five new members. Freight forwarders in Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil,
Costa Rica and Greece have all joined the network. Executive director Richard Charles says: “Our members have unparal- leled local knowledge and a personal approach which sets them apart in an industry which has witnessed so much
consolidation recently.” He added: “We are build-
ing on our exclusive network of independent freight man- agement companies and looking to expand our foot- print in Central and South America and in Asia Pacific.”
7 May 2012
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