|Vol. 20 No. 33||
Monday August 30, 2021
continue to observe lockdown as Delta Variant & COVID-19 has made
travel a non-entry for us at this time. We look forward to 2022, when
we are assured that the world is safe and our ability to move more easily
will be back.
Questions for Willie Walsh &
carriers at Newark Airport's main air cargo handling Buildings 339-340
are about to be displaced and right now are scrambling for space as walking
papers are sure to follow a deal the Port Authority of New York &
New Jersey made allowing Amazon complete control of those buildings.
In related news, Building 261 at JFK International
is being razed to make way for a new cargo center operated by Aeroterm,
the company that had the 20-year lease on Buildings 339 and 340 which
ended July 31. Here the VRH team gets ready to roll and tear the old place
down amidst comments of “good bye and good riddance” amongst
some feather brained wags in the cargo business.
Virgin Cargo said to be delighted to be flying back to Shanghai and cabin loading under a brand new STC (Supplemental Type Certificate). “Through the amazing collaboration and teamwork and with the support of the Civil Aviation Authority and SWS Certification Services, we can now transport cargo in the cabin anywhere on the Virgin Atlantic network” . . .
Forget simply a tiny home. Is this the small town of the future? Well no, it’s actually a Boxbay set up that completed testing recently at DP World at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai. Boxbay is a joint venture between DP World and German industrial engineering specialist SMS group. The system can hold 792 containers. More than 63,000 container moves have been completed since the facility was commissioned beginning this year. According to DP World's statement, the test exceeded expectations, with Boxbay faster and more energy efficient than anticipated. What’s next? Boxbay with a view? Your move . . .
rap on Qatar Nepal award. From left Tap Shrestha, Senior Cargo Sales Executive
Nepal, Qatar Airways Cargo accepts Highest Uplift from Nepal award for
2020 from Prakash Karki, Immediate Past President NEFFA; Manoj Adhikari,
President NEFFA. Nepal is a key market for the airline and it has been
operating flights to its capital city, Kathmandu since 1997. The airline’s
export market share in 2020 was 45% of the total exports from Nepal while
imports constituted 44%.
Operation Red Kite Saves Belgians & Afghan Allies—people disembark off a chartered Air Belgium airplane carrying evacuated people from Afghanistan at the military airport in Melsbroek, Monday August 23, 2021. To connect with the Air Belgium passenger aircraft, the Belgians have mounted a military evacuation mission dubbed 'Operation Red Kite' that features utilizing smaller air cargo aircraft shuttling back and forth between Kabul and Islamabad, Pakistan to get Belgians and their families, and the Afghani interpreters, fixers and employees of human rights organizations to safety. Nice going, we say. Keep 'em Flying! . . .
Someone once said "Less is More" But Amar More proves More is More! Right now Kale Logistics Solutions (pronounced Kahley) By Golly! is setting the pace in its mission to deliver unsurpassed IT solutions focused on the logistics and airport industry. Just ask Elliott Paige, M.Econ, IAP at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport or contact Kale CEO Amar More or Donna Mullins or Sheereedah Copening in the U.S. Good time to take a deep breath and get ready for 2022 when the real action of industry trade shows begins anew in earnest . . .
Given these uncertain times, we recall
what made Cargo Network Services a one of a kind successful organization.
Malkin, the dean of air cargo journalists in 2004 said, “Over the
years the Partnership Conference, which sprang from Tony’s fertile
mind, was recognized as one of the world industry’s best. Tony believed
that CNS’ built-in membership of several thousand agents represented
a live pool of prospects. There existed an area of common interest and
Sad to report our colleague Steve Prince of Woodstock, Georgia died of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis on Friday August 20, 2021.
He was 72 years of age.
His daughter Stephanie described his death from “a terrible disease, of which there is no cure.
“He was such an amazing man, husband, father, and grandfather who will be terribly missed,” Stephanie wrote.
Steve had served as publisher of Air Cargo World since 1991 and later he spent many years serving with the Board of TIACA promoting and bettering the cause of the air cargo industry.
“He was a good friend and a gentleman,” said Ram Menen from his home in Luxembourg.
“The industry has lost a great soul.
“Steve will be missed by us all.”
“May the good Lord bless Steve and grant strength to Steve’s wife Brenda and his children and grandchildren.
“May his soul rest in peace," Ram concluded.
“Mike White, former President of IATA Cargo Network Services (CNS) recalls:
“Steve Prince was not just part of Air Cargo World, but was a real part of our overall air cargo family. I had the pleasure to meet with Steve at many events all over the world and I am saddened to learn that he has gone West!
“Steve will truly be missed.”
The family & friends of Steven Prince gathered Saturday, August 28th, 2021 at 10:00 AM, followed by a Celebration of Life Memorial Service.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that a donation be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in Steve’s honor. Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Honoring Steve Prince.
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