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Demand hike for Asia products keeps regional airlines busy

Demand hike for Asia products keeps regional airlines busy

Dec. 31 | Asia-Pacific cargo airlines posted a strong performance in November following a pickup in global demand for Asian exports, according to traffic figures for the month released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). Regional carriers logged...

Cathay Pacific augments fleet with more aircraft orders

Cathay Pacific augments fleet with more aircraft orders

Dec. 27 | Hong Kong’s international flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways today said it has ordered one more Boeing 747-8 freighter and another three 777-300ER airplanes from the Boeing Company as part of its ongoing fleet modernization program. The airline had...

Vietnam’s national carrier seeks state aid for domestic shipping lines

Vietnam’s national carrier seeks state aid for domestic shipping lines

Dec. 27 | State-run Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) has asked for preferential policies from the Vietnamese government to help domestic shipping firms overcome financial difficulties. Vinalines urged the government to direct banks and credit institutions...

Singapore posts improved air, sea cargo volumes

Singapore posts improved air, sea cargo volumes

Dec. 27 | Singapore’s airfreight and sea cargo performance in November was an improvement on freight movements registered in the same month last year. Singapore Changi Airport reported today that it processed a total of 161,000 tonnes of cargo last month, a 2.4...

Continuing shift in economic mass toward emerging markets

Continuing shift in economic mass toward emerging markets

Dec. 26 | The latest global trade data collected through September 2013 reinforces the observation that economic mass is shifting to emerging economies, according to the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Exports...

Hapag-Lloyd, CSAV collaboration to bring mutual benefits

Hapag-Lloyd, CSAV collaboration to bring mutual benefits

Dec. 26 | If Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd and Chile’s CSAV can find a way to surmount differences and join forces operationally, the resulting merger can only bring heaps of benefits to both parties, says Drewry Maritime Research. The two carriers are said to be still...

Logistics firms are data banks for emerging business trends

Logistics firms are data banks for emerging business trends

Dec. 26 | With the massive volume of information in their hands, logistics companies can use data analysis to their advantage by predicting emerging supply chain trends ahead of the competition, thus gaining a concrete advantage over their rivals, according to...

Carrier deployment shifting with rising intra-Asia trade

Carrier deployment shifting with rising intra-Asia trade

Dec. 23 | Intra-Asia container volumes have been growing since 2007, thanks to the rapid economic development in many Asian countries over the last few years, and to the trend toward multi-location processing of manufactures, according to a market report from Clarkson...

HKIA breaks daily, monthly cargo records

HKIA breaks daily, monthly cargo records

Dec. 23 | Cargo tonnage at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) posted new monthly and daily records in November on strong export and transshipment movements within Asia. HKIA said its cargo throughput reached 399,000 tonnes last month, a 6.6 percent improvement...

Week-long daytime truck ban a nightmare, say PH goods movers

Week-long daytime truck ban a nightmare, say PH goods movers

Dec. 23 | The logistics industry bore the brunt of last week’s daytime truck ban imposed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. THE just-ended week-long total daytime truck ban in Metro Manila had been a “nightmare” that caused backlogs in...
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