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Asia-Pacific cargo demand ‘persistently weak’—AAPA

Asia-Pacific cargo demand ‘persistently weak’—AAPA

Aug. 31 | Global air freight markets remained depressed for the month of July, traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed. International air cargo demand, expressed in freight tonne kilometers (FTK), declined by 5.1 percent, reflecting...

Air Astana appoints Hactl as its cargo handler in HK

Air Astana appoints Hactl as its cargo handler in HK

Aug. 31 | Air Astana, the national airline of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) as the cargo ground handler for its newly launched flights to Hong Kong. The airline launched the first and only non-stop scheduled...

G6, Maersk put Asia-Europe sailings on hold

G6, Maersk put Asia-Europe sailings on hold

Aug. 31 | The G6 Alliance and Maersk Line announced the suspension of sailings on a number of Asia-Europe services during the National Day Holidays in China, observed in October. Suspended are the following G6 services: EUM from Busan on October 3, Loop 7 from...

Wan Hai reconfigures Asia-Mexico/WCSA sling

Wan Hai reconfigures Asia-Mexico/WCSA sling

Aug. 31 | Wan Hai Lines is to restructure its Asia-Mexico/West Coast South America (WCSA) route by dropping its own new service and providing three separate services through partnerships with other carriers. Wan Hai is folding its own WSA service, launched in July,...

AEO program in PH finally moving along

AEO program in PH finally moving along

Aug. 31 | The Philippine accreditation system for the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program has been released by the Bureau of Customs, three years after the scheme was introduced by the agency. The AEO concept is one of the main building blocks within the...

NYK Line PH expects higher demand for logistics

NYK Line PH expects higher demand for logistics

Aug. 31 | NYK Line Philippines sees a brighter second half, with demand for certain products up ironically because of recent floods that submerged 80% of Metro Manila and its nearby provinces. “The Philippine economy has been quite strong driven by domestic demand...

PH domestic passenger volume up 13% in H1

PH domestic passenger volume up 13% in H1

Aug. 31 | Domestic passenger volume in the Philippines grew 13.3% to 11.017 million in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year, according to the Civil Aeronautics Board. Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific carried the most number of passengers...

Yusen Logistics kicks off Malaysia-US LCL service

Yusen Logistics kicks off Malaysia-US LCL service

Aug. 31 | Global freight forwarder Yusen Logistics has expanded its services from Asia with the launch of its first weekly direct less-than-container-load (LCL) service from Malaysia to Los Angeles and Oakland. The service is run together with TASCO, an NYK Group...

TSA bunker charge to include low-sulfur fuel component

TSA bunker charge to include low-sulfur fuel component

Aug. 30 | Oakland, CA – A new international protocol, requiring vessels to reduce sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions by burning low-sulfur fuel within 200 miles of U.S. and Canadian coasts, has led transpacific container lines to factor the added costs of the more...

PAL buys Airbus aircraft in US$7B deal

PAL buys Airbus aircraft in US$7B deal

Aug. 30 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) has placed a firm order with Airbus covering more than 50 aircraft consisting of single-aisle A321s and widebody A330-300s. The first batch of aircraft is being ordered under a major fleet modernization program at the airline...
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