English Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Russian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese

MIA cargo access gets elevated et al

MIAMI, July 18, 2016. Miami-Dade County, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the City of Doralhave opened Miami's elevated NW 25th Street Viaduct, a US$63 million project that allows 5,000 trucks a day to avoid traffic congestion to and from MIA’s West Cargo Area.

“Modernizing our cargo area is critical to maintaining our position as America’s busiest international freight airport and one of the busiest in the world,” said Miami-Dade aviation director Emilio González. “N.W. 25th Street is the main artery for ground traffic between MIA’s cargo area, the busy warehouse district west of MIA, and Florida’s highway system, so the completion of the viaduct is a major milestone for our airport and ultimately our local, state and national economy.”

The viaduct provides a dedicated ground connection for MIA’s air cargo business that was valued at more than US$52 billion last year. Nationally, MIA handles more than 66 percent of all U.S. perishable imports including nearly 90 percent of the country’s flower imports. Some US$2.7 billion worth of perishables routed through MIA last year.

To attract new business opportunities and better utilize vacant cargo and non-terminal areas, MIA says it will launch a Foreign Trade Zone early next year with the potential to create 1,500 jobs and generate US$7.7 million annually in lease revenue.


L-100 CMJFARNBOROUGH: July 15, 2016. Brazil-based Bravo Industries is to purchase 10 LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter aircraft from Lockheed Martin. Bravo’s Logística, which includes Bravo Cargas and Bravo MRO, will operate the aircraft in Brazil.

“When we examined the market and regional demands for our logistics operations, there was only one aircraft that could do all the jobs we needed it to do to serve our customers: the LM-100J.” said JR Pereira, president and CEO of Bravo Industries. “The LM-100J is uniquely suited to reach Brazil’s underserved regions where we do business. These are areas that lack ground support and certain critical infrastructure required by other commercial freighters. The LM-100J was designed to meet the varying needs of the Brazilian landscape, in turn, allowing Bravo to deliver vital goods and services where they are needed most.”

Bravo’s air cargo services include scheduled and route-specific solutions (same-day, next-day, etc.), as well as special cargo handling (heavy, odd-shaped, hazardous, refrigerated, etc.) and custom operations.

Lateral Investment Management, a San Mateo, California-based investment firm, is providing funding to Bravo for the LM-100J acquisition. “We see tremendous opportunities for civilian application of the Super Hercules platform,” declared Kenneth Masters, managing partner of Lateral.

The LM-100J is the civil-certified version of the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and has a maximum payload of 21.8 tonnes. The first aircraft is currently in production and will receive an FAA type certificate prior to delivery in 2018.


QATAR: July 19, 2016. Qatar – Qatar Airways Cargo has begun a weekly B777-200 freighter service linking Hamad airport, Doha with Luxembourg G.D, Zaragoza (Spain), New York JFK, and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The airline says it will be supporting the export of lobster and seafood from Halifax to Europe, the Middle East, South and North East Asia.

Qatar Airways chief officer Cargo Ulrich Ogiermann added: “We are very happy to add New York and Halifax to our growing list of new freighter routes. From their strategic geographical positions, not only will the new service provide our customers with great access to the Americas’ marketplace, it will allow us to share one of region’s most sumptuous exports with the world.”


AFKLMPJFKNEW YORK: July 19, 2016. Air France – KLM Cargo has opened a new handling facility at JFK that includes 72 cubic meters of storage at 2-8°C and 108 cubic meters at 15-25°C plus 10 Active container charging points.

The business unit says it plans to open 'The ARK' this Autumn and offer "previously unseen levels of service and care" for boarding, kennels, quarantine, import, export and transportation of large and small animals.

Additional services will include transportation in dedicated climate-controlled vehicles from aircraft, terminals, cargo facilities and other airport locations. Andy Newbold, regional director for AFKLMP Cargo said: "It is very exciting to be able to present the AF-KL Cargo brand at this high level."


WASHINGTON, DC: July 15, 2016. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved FedEx to be the first all-cargo airline providing scheduled flights to Cuba.  The company will begin once-daily Monday through Friday service between Miami, Florida and Matanzas, Cuba beginning January 15, 2017. 

DOT’s award of non-Havana authority to FedEx is in addition to its proposal for eight U.S. airlines to begin scheduled services to Havana from Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, Orlando and Tampa this Autumn.

The airlines are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines. 

More News

Written on 18/08/2017, 20:38
cyber-attack-to-hit-a-p-moller-maersk-third-quarterCOPENHAGEN: August 16, 2017. A.P. Moller-Maersk says the 'Not Petya' cyber attack that hit Maersk Line, APM Terminals and Damco at the end of June is...
Written on 18/08/2017, 15:55
new-amazon-fulfillment-center-at-sacramento-air-parkSACRAMENTO, CA: August 17, 2017. Amazon is putting the finishing touches to an 855,000 square feet, four-story fulfillment center at Sacramento...
Written on 17/08/2017, 21:45
nippon-express-signs-kazakhstan-mouASTANA, Kazakhstan: August 16, 2017. Nippon Express has signed an MoU with Kazakhstan's railway company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) to develop container...
Written on 16/08/2017, 22:16
descartes-acquires-macropoint-and-new-shareholderWATERLOO, ON: August 16, 2017. Descartes Systems Group is to acquire Cleveland, OH-based transport visibility network MacroPoint for US$107...
Written on 16/08/2017, 21:45
jebel-ali-ftz-gains-us-80-billionDUBAI: August 14, 2017. Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) increased the value of its non-oil foreign trade by US$80.2 billion in 2016 with volumes rising 17...
Written on 16/08/2017, 20:46
wincanton-to-operate-from-dp-world-london-gatewayLONDON: August 16, 2017. Wincanton, one Britain's largest logistics companies, is to establish a truck base at DP World London Gateway's logistics park...
Written on 16/08/2017, 20:03
freightweek-news-update-week-33FRANKFURT: August 18, 2017. Jettainer is now offering short-notice, short-term leases on its range of horse boxes. Read more: horsebox.pdf HAMBURG:...
Written on 15/08/2017, 23:01
swiss-worldcargo-reorganizes-the-americasZURICH: August 15, 2017. The air cargo division of SWISS is to reduce its American organization from three to two regions effective October 01 covering...
Written on 10/08/2017, 14:58
zeaborn-now-owns-six-rickmers-line-shipsBREMEN/HAMBURG: August 07, 2017. The Zeaborn Group has acquired five 30,000dwt 'Superflex Heavy Lift' vessels from Rickmers Holding. The purchase price...
Written on 09/08/2017, 21:06
qatar-lifts-visa-requirement-for-latam-marketDOHA: August 09, 2017. Qatar Airways has introduced visa-free entry for citizens from 80 countries with those from the EU, Switzerland and Turkey allowed...
Written on 09/08/2017, 16:48
freightweek-news-update-week-32LONDON, Heathrow: August 12, 2017. To celebrate World Elephant Day and help stop illegal trade of wildlife, Heathrow has installed a pop-up interactive...
Written on 08/08/2017, 21:57
another-record-ebit-for-deutsche-post-dhlBONN: August 08, 2017. Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) has reported a 4.7 percent increase in net profit to €1.18 billion on a 5.8 percent rise in revenue to...
Written on 07/08/2017, 21:23
amazon-operator-atsg-to-add-a321-freighter-conversionsBEAVERTON, OR/WILMINGTON, OH: August 07, 2017. Conversion specialist Precision Aircraft Solutions (PAS) and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) have...
Written on 03/08/2017, 20:14
cargo-still-challenging-despite-turnaround-says-lufthansaFRANKFURT: August 03, 2017. The Lufthansa Group has reported a 99 percent rise in pre-tax profit to €1.03 billion on a 12.7 percent increase in revenue to...
Written on 02/08/2017, 20:19
hong-kong-air-cargo-leases-atlasPURCHASE, NY: August 02, 2017. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWH) has leased three B747-400 freighters under an ACMI contract beginning in September 2017...
Written on 02/08/2017, 19:27
dunkerque-to-power-brittany-ferriesDUNKERQUE: August 01, 2017. A month after signing an agreement to develop an LNG station to supply tank trucks, Dunkerque LNG and Total Marine Fuels...
Written on 01/08/2017, 16:53
revenue-gain-for-g-w-railroadDARIEN, CT: August 01, 2017. Railroad company Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) has reported an unchanged net income of US$75.4 million on a 7.6 percent...
Written on 01/08/2017, 14:48
freightweek-news-update-week-31KUWAIT: August 05, 2017. Global logistics provider Agility has reported a Q2 net profit of KD16.8 million on revenue of KD342.1 million, an increase of...
Written on 31/07/2017, 15:32
sohar-ocean-container-throughput-upSOHAR, Oman: July 31, 2017. The Port of Sohar and Freezone reports an 11 percent increase in container volume in Q2 2017 over the same period last year....
Written on 30/07/2017, 23:45
crowley-introduces-another-cuba-servicePORT EVERGLADES, FL: July 27, 2017. Crowley Logistics has begun a three times a month service to deliver "approved donated goods" from South Florida to...

- powered by Quickchilli.com -