AirBridgeCargo Airlines uses CSafe's pharma containers on its B747Fs

AIRBRIDGECARGO Airlines has entered into a partnership with CSafe Global for its CSafe RAP solution that facilitates the transportation of pharmaceuticals in large quantities.

The Russian all cargo airline has approved the CSafe RAP for in-flight use on its Boeing 747 freighter fleet, reported Mumbai's STAT Trade Times.

The CSafe RAP will join the other temperature-managed containers used for the transportation of life science products through ABC's pharma programme that has been handling growing volumes of pharmaceutical products shipped internationally.

"This gives us the ability to continue to deliver best-in-class services to our customers worldwide by meeting their expectations in terms of volume, cargo integrity and safety, and seamless transportation," highlighted AirBridgeCargo Airlines pharma director Fedor Novikov.

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

Globe Air Cargo NL is appointed new GSSA for IAG Cargo in the Netherlands

GLOBE Air Cargo (GAC) NL is now the new general service and sales agent (GSSA) in the Netherlands for IAG Cargo.

GAC NL is part of the ECS Group which already represents IAG Cargo that comprises Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Level and Vueling in Germany, Austria and Scandinavia, London's Air Cargo News reported.

"We are delighted that IAG Cargo has chosen Globe Air Cargo to develop its product in the Netherlands. Our team will benefit from the combined expertise of ECS Group offices and the synergies this will bring," said ECS chief executive Adrien Thominet.

US trade deficit falls to 6-month low of US$49m

A SURGE in deliveries of commerical aircraft and soyabeans has resulted in the US trade deficit narrowing sharply in March as exports increased to a record high.

According to statistics released by the US Commerce Department the trade gap dropped 15.2 per cent to US$49 billion, the lowest level since September. Revised figures for February showed that the trade gap widened to US$57.7 billion, which was the highest level since October 2008, instead of the previously reported US$57.6 billion.

March's decline ended six straight monthly increases in the trade deficit. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the trade gap narrowing to US$50 billion in March, according to the Business Times of Singapore.

WFS nabs two new cargo handling deals in Copenhagen

WORLDWIDE Flight Services' (WFS) cargo handling business at Copenhagen Airport has won new deals with Air China and Royal Jordanian Airlines.

These new deals follow the start of WFS' new cargo handling contract at the airport with Cathay Pacific, which commenced at the end of March.

Starting from May 30, WFS will begin handling cargo carried onboard Air China's five Airbus A330 passenger flights a week connecting Copenhagen with Beijing Capital International Airport.

It expects to handle around 10 tonnes on each flight, which will depart from the Danish capital every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

At the start of June, WFS will also welcome Royal Jordanian as its latest customer in Copenhagen when the airline launches three A320 flights a week to Amman.

At the end of last year, WFS extended its service offering for airline customers in Copenhagen with the opening of a new temperature-controlled handling facility for pharmaceuticals, reports London's Air Cargo News.

Miami Intl Airport's Q1 cargo tonnage rises 4pc to 575,444 tonnes

MIAMI International Airport registered a four per cent year-on-year increase in freight tonnage in the first quarter to 575,444 tonnes.

International freight traffic was up 1.8 per cent to 491,264 tonnes, while domestic freight surged 19.1 per cent to 84,180 tonnes, reported London's Air Cargo News.

Total cargo volumes in March, excluding mail, rose by 8.6 per cent to 196,862 tonnes.