Citing recent troubling fire safety reports from the FAA and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), United Continental Holdings, Inc., has placed tighter restrictions on the transportation of lithium-ion batteries in the cargo holds of its passenger aircraft, joining other carriers that have already imposed restrictions.

In anticipation of the first shipment of 19 ordered A350-900s from Airbus next year, Finnair Cargo, the freight division of Helsinki-based Finnair, has decided to end the use of its long-haul freighter aircraft and rely entirely on the belly cargo space of its passenger fleet for airfreight.

Oliver Evans will step down as chief cargo officer and head of Swiss WorldCargo at the end of September 2015 to pursue self-employment in the air logistics industry on his way into retirement.

EU to Include Seafarers in Its Legislation

Saturday, 13 December 2014 06:52

The EU’s Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers reached an agreement Wednesday, December 1o on the European Commission’s proposal to amend five EU directives with an aim at repealing the exclusions of seafarers from these directives.

The Maju Group of Malaysia entered into a joint collaboration arrangement with the Ministry of Transport of Sri Lanka.

Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading mail and logistics services group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Ministry of Civil Aviation, kicked off a disaster preparedness initiative ‘Get Airports Ready for Disaster’ (GARD) workshop in Colombo.

With sustainable business practices in mind a significant initiative towards adopting eco-friendly business mechanisms was recently spearheaded by Mountain Hawk Express (MHE) – Licensee of Federal Express Corporation in Sri Lanka.

The International Maritime Organization has just signed off on an International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, more simply known as the Polar Code.

The International Aviation Academy of New Zealand (IAANZ) has today signed a memorandum of understanding with Open Skies Flight Training Limited, a Sri Lankan pilot training academy based in Colombo.

Japan posted a 6.8% fall in GDP in Q2 2014, according to a preliminary reading by the Cabinet Office on August 6 (RTT News).

US Crude Oil Exports Hike

Monday, 03 November 2014 16:02

The United States exported 401,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of crude oil in July 2014, the highest level of exports in 57 years and the second highest monthly export volume since 1920, data from the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) shows.