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Thursday December 8, 2022

Pumping Traffic For December 8, 2022

Pumping TrafficKuehne+Nagel has entered into a long-term agreement for a new airside facility located in the airport zone of OR Tambo International airport, Johannesburg, South Africa. This agreement, customers logistics solutions, including warehousing, transportation, customs brokerage, supply chain management, and airside support to project-specific charter in- and outbound shipments. Core to this offering is a comprehensive cold chain solution, ensuring around-the-clock temperature-control to safeguard the integrity of highly sensitive pharma products, which is crucial to support Africa’s aim to become more self-reliant in healthcare operations. South Africa, Nigeria, and Algeria are leading the manufacturing charge in sub-Saharan Africa, while imports from Europe, North America, India and China remain crucial to meeting Africa’s demand for medicines and basic healthcare. To support its healthcare customers – both importers and manufacturers – in executing their strategic growth plans for Africa, Kuehne+Nagel’s new facility is designed with healthcare and Jannie Davelpharmaceuticals in mind . . . Mediterranean Shipping Company took delivery of the first MSC-branded aircraft, built by Boeing and operated by Atlas Air. The B777-200 Freighter will fly on routes between China, the US, Mexico and Europe. Jannie Davel, Senior Vice President Air Cargo at MSC, said: “Our customers need the option of air solutions, which is why we’re integrating this transportation mode to complement our extensive maritime and land cargo operations. The delivery of this first aircraft marks the start of our long-term investment in air cargo.” . . . Virgin Atlantic has announced the purchase of 10m USG per annum of SAF to be produced by Gevo, Inc. and supplied by Virgin Atlantic’s joint venture partner, Delta Air Lines. The agreement with Delta builds on the existing long-term partnership between Delta and Gevo and increases the use of SAF from the U.S. West Coast. Virgin Atlantic has been pioneering sustainability leadership for over 15-years and operates a 70% next generation fleet, making it one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the skies. This has contributed to a reduction in Virgin Atlantic’s total carbon emissions of 36% over the last decade. This new SAF agreement with Delta represents 20% of Virgin Atlantic’s 2030 SAF target and is equivalent to fuelling more than 500 flights across the transatlantic from Los Angeles . . . Kale Logistics Solutions (Kale) and Dagang NeXchange Berhad (DNeX), through wholly-owned subsidiary Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd (Dagang Net), have signed a partnership agreement to introduce the Airport Cargo Community System (ACS) platform in Malaysia. Under the Vineet Malhotraagreement, both parties will conduct a study on the implementation of the first of its kind digital platform, connecting airport stakeholders at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) an initiative that will improve the competitive position of Malaysian airport communities. “We are very excited about this development, which presents a powerful case that Cargo Community platforms need to integrate to bring greater value to the entire nation. Together with Dagang Net, we wish to create a global network of smart logistics hubs, starting here in Malaysia,” said Vineet Malhotra, Co Founder & Director, Kale Logistics Solutions . . . China Southern Airlines, the largest cargo airline in China and tenth largest in the world by volume, has begun allowing freight forwarders to book shipments and make payments on WebCargo, a Freightos marketplace connecting air and ocean carriers with logistics companies that arrange freight transportation. This partnership, which initially is limited to imports into China marks Freightos’ entry into the large China market. China Southern Air is the first airline in China to participate in a digital freight marketplace. More than 3,500 freight forwarders using Freightos will now have access to China Southern’s Steve Alterman and Lee Moakcapacity . . . Captain Lee Moak and Steve Alterman have been appointed to Relieable Robotics’ advisory board. Moak and Alterman have a combined 90-plus years of aviation industry experience, and both have served on the FAA’s Management Advisory Council (MAC) overseeing management, policy, spending and regulatory affairs for the agency. Moak and Alterman join as Reliable Robotics achieves a major certification milestone with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acceptance of its G-1 issue paper, defining the certificationbasis for the company’s Supplemental Type Certificate on the Cessna 208 Caravan cargo aircraft . . . IATA is expecting airlines to return to profit next year after three years of losses due to the outbreak of Covid but cargo volumes, yields and profits are set to decline. IATA said that in 2023 it expects airlines to post a “small” net profit of $4.7bn, which equates to a 0.6% net profit margin and will be the first profit since 2019 when the industry made $26.4bn.The improved profits stem from improved yields and cost control in the face of rising fuel prices. IATA said that air cargo revenues had played a key role in cutting losses with revenues this Tim Straussyear expected to reach $201.4bn, which is in line with 2021, and more than double the $100.8bn earned in 2019. In 2023 cargo markets are expected to come under increased pressure. As belly capacity grows in line with the recovery in passenger markets, yields are expected to take a significant step back, IATA said . . . Amerijet CEO Tim Strauss hopes to double the size of the carrier’s fleet in the coming five years. The airline has grown its fleet from eight aircraft at the start of 2020 to operating 22 today – 16 B767s and six B757s. The airline has expanded into Europe and Asia and diversified its customer base recently with a partnership with AP Moller Maersk. Amerijet will be operating Maersk’s three new 767-300 freighters . . .

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