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The weekly newspaper for air cargo professionals No. 1,057

11 November 2019

Sowing the seeds of success

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INSIDE DACHSER’S CEIV FAB FOUR

DACHSER Air & Sea has received IATA CEIV Pharma certification in Atlanta, US, the fourth location to be certified in 10 months. The certificate in ... PAGE 3

CHARTERSYNC TAKES TO SKY

The X-Way Mover for indoor use with ULD handling

ASIAN CUSTOMER FOR ALL IN ONE ULD MOVER

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n un-named Asian carrier has become the launch customer for the next generation X-Way Mover. The original product, which was developed in the mid-2000s, in accordance with IATA standards, boasts four of the ten largest air cargo companies in the world among its customers. The original has now been significantly improved says a company statement. This further development is thanks to a collaboration agreed between Hubtex and Dimos in 2017. The two international manufacturers work closely together exclusively in the field of air cargo. “As a result of our collaboration with Hubtex and their expertise in limitless 360° steering, we have created new technological capabilities for this product line to optimise the X-Way Mover;” explains Pascal Schütz, Dimos sales. “The new generation of our vehicle operates with low emissions and is extremely flexible thanks to the all-in-one approach. The X-Way Mover can act as a seamless extension to any kind of terminal or can be used in facilities with varied operating tasks – even in 24/7 operation.“

The new generation of the product range includes the X-Way Mover 140 and the smaller X-Way Mover 70. The X-Way Mover 140 has a maximum load capacity of 14 tonnes and is specially designed to handle 20-foot ULD containers. The transport vehicle was designed for both indoor and outdoor use and is therefore equipped with soft elastic tyres. The vehicle is 7.6 metres in length. For the very first time, the new X-Way Mover generation can be fitted with an 80-V electric drive to facilitate zero-emission work processes in airport logistics. Powerful lithium-ion batteries are available for the 80-V drive. These batteries offer fast charging times and are particularly recommended when the X-Way Mover is used across multiple shifts. Users of the X-Way Mover also benefit from the modular design of the transport device. “Customers with fairly simple application scenarios do not need a high-end solution, which is why the X-Way Mover offers an affordable entry-level price. Depending on customer requirements, the vehicle can be upgraded with various expansion packages. The customer is therefore prepared for any future developments,” explains Michael Röbig, Hubtex marketing director.

TIME-CRITICAL and Go-Now charter experts CharterSync put its platform to the test when a freight forwarder wanted a 50-tonne shipment moved ... PAGE 6 WAKE UP TO TRADE SANCTIONS

ACCUITY, a global provider of financial crime screening, payments and know your customer (KYC) solutions, has announced the results of its 2019 ... PAGE 7

DELIVERING MEDS WITH A DRONE

UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward along with US main street retailer CVS Pharmacy have completed the first revenue-generating drone ... PAGE 10

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ext week, from 19 to 21 November, air cargo industry decision-makers from around the world will meet in Budapest for The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Executive Summit 2019. The event will see discussions on the role and importance of air cargo, industry developments and technical trends within the sector. The summit is being held at the Budapest Marriott Hotel (Airport). TIACA aims to “represent the air cargo industry and to unite the industry behind a shared vision and common goals”, says the association “The TIACA Executive Summit is an opportunity to meet and hear from a carefully selected line-up of speakers and to network with leading representatives from the whole supply chain,” TIACA said in a

statement. “The TIACA Executive Summit is about demonstrating the dynamic nature of the air cargo sector and developing its future. For this event, we’re glad to be surrounded by the most experienced and innovative people in the industry. It’s an opportunity for them and for us to meet, think, design and decide together. TIACA is proud to be

recognised as the link between all sector stakeholders and this Executive Summit will have one sole aim: to help develop the air cargo industry of tomorrow,” said Vladimir D Zubkov, secretary general of TIACA. The summit will also be the official launch of the TIACA Sustainability Program with the first Working Group and the first Sustainability Award. “Sustainability is and should be high on the agenda for all of us, as it is important for our future – both our personal future as well as that of our industry. The Sustainability Program aims to support the air cargo industry with its necessary transformation, involving environmental, social and business issues through innovation and partnerships. It’s what we’ve called the 3+2 vision: people, planet, prosperity + innovation and partnerships,” said Steven Polmans, TIACA chairman.

Down Mexico way GLOBAL supply chain provider GEODIS has launched a full cargo service, AirDirect Mexico, from Hong Kong to Guadalajara, Mexico. This new weekly service has a 22-hour real-time transit to the Mexican hub. The service is operated by chartered B747-400ERF and MD-11F aircraft. Commenting on the new service, GEODIS’ executive VP for freight forwarding, Eric Martin-Neuville says: “We have

been encouraged by the initial bookings that we have received for our inaugural flight and expect these to rise to a threshold volume where a second, and eventually, a third flight per week, will be established.” AirDirect Mexico follows the recent launch by the company of a road network in South Asia, providing scheduled services with day-definite transit times to all major destinations in the region.

Two promotions at Swissport

SWISSPORT International has given new roles to Rudolf Steiner and Mark Skinner. Steiner, (above right) formerly senior vice president and head of commercial EMEA will co-ordinate and manage the EMEA cargo business in the role of head of cargo EMEA. Skinner, (above left) formerly senior vice president Middle East and Africa is now head of business development and sales EMEA. Both Steiner and Skinner will report to Luzius Wirth, executive vice president EMEA. Wirth says: “A dedicated leadership team for air cargo handling and ground services, will enable us to build even stronger client relationships. We will be able to act more proactively and enhance our response times to market trends and changing customer needs.”

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“It’s an opportunity for them

and for us to meet, think, design and decide together.”

Vladimir D Zubkov, secretary general of TIACA, on why the industry should gather in Budapest for the TIACA executive summit.

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achser Air & Sea has received IATA CEIV Pharma certification in Atlanta, US, the fourth location to be certified in 10 months. The certificate in Atlanta follows Frankfurt, Germany in late 2018; and Mumbai and Hyderabad in India in mid2019 to be certified. Timo Stroh, head of global airfreight at Dachser says: “Our locations in Germany, India, and the US enable us to serve our customers in the life science and healthcare sectors in the key regions around the world. This certification demonstrates that we fulfil the highest service and quality standards through uniform processes and a compliant network. In turn, our customers benefit from secure, compliant, and efficient air freight services.” In China, Dachser has moved to a new facility in Nanjing with double the floor space. Dachser has been present in Nanjing for seven years, starting with just sea freight but has also handled airfreight shipments since 2018.

Will Brexit stop access to foreign labour? THE UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) has responded to the UK’s government’s call for evidence regarding the salary threshold for a future immigration policy. Unemployment is at its lowest on record, and with logistics currently reliant on EEA workers to help support vital occupations such as LGV/van drivers, as well as warehouse workers, it is crucial that businesses can continue to access non-UK workers, particularly when UK workers are not available to take up the vacancies. Sally Gilson, head of skills policy at FTA expresses her concerns: “The government is focused on the £30,000 salary threshold for the employment of non-UK workers after Brexit and how this could impact businesses. “However, this ignores a greater hurdle for the logistics sector, which relies on EU workers to move the goods and services which UK plc requires to operate. “Even if the salary threshold recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee was to be reduced, businesses still would not be able to recruit non-UK workers within the proposed future immigration system as they may not meet the required Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) Level 3 threshold.” “Our fear is that, with the emphasis in the media and government on the salary threshold, businesses are missing the two-part nature of the employment criteria requirement. “The UK is already in competition with other EU countries who have even worse LGV driver and other logistics career shortages than we do. In an ideal scenario we would have the investment to train UK workers but we are reliant on continued outsourcing of labour.”

A Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster being operated by FedEx suffered minor damage in Honolulu when it hit another aircraft while taxiing. Flight number FDX8974 was flying from Honolulu-Daniel K Inouye International Airport to Lihue Airport when it struck a George’s Aviation Services Cessna 172S Skyhawk on Thursday 31 October. There were no injuries.

Yves Larquemin, managing director of Far East North says: “The relocation to larger premises shows that Dachser Nanjing, and our other branches in northern China, will drive forward the long-term development on the market with high-quality services for local and multinational companies.”

SPOTSEE launches ShockWatch

SPOTSEE, a developer of supply chain damage monitoring through low-cost devices and connectivity solutions, has launched a new device that combines impact-damage monitoring with radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. This new device, the ShockWatch RFID impact indicator, is designed to track damage through the supply chain and identify affected inventory. Angala Kerr, vice president, product portfolio, SpotSee says: “ShockWatch RFID combines the benefits of traditional RFID inventory management with impact-damage monitoring, allowing users to reduce the sources of damage in their supply chain.” ShockWatch RFID delivers a damage-monitoring program while also providing an electronic record of information in the user’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, warehouse management system or directly into the SpotSee Cloud. By gathering data throughout the supply chain, ShockWatch RFID identifies where damage is occurring, allowing users to isolate damaged inventory for further inspection. Each ShockWatch RFID unit is fitted with a NXP UCODE G2iM+ passive RFID chip which can be scanned with any standard ultrahigh frequency (UHF) RFID reader. Once a ShockWatch RFID indicator passes by the RFID reader, within milliseconds the ShockWatch RFID indicators communicate that a damaging impact has occurred or if products can be moved into saleable inventory. ShockWatch RFID impact indicators are low-cost, consumable, single-use devices that are tamperproof, field-armable and triggered when a damaging impact beyond a specific G-force threshold occurs.

Flying has never been safer

THE global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever in terms of fatal accidents in recent times, according to the new “Aviation Risk 2020: Safety And The State Of The Nation” report published by the corporate and aviation insurance specialist Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) in association with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Aerodynamic and airframe improvements, fly-by-wire aircraft and more effective safety inspections have had a dramatic impact on accident rates over the past decades. Collision/crash incidents account for over half the value of all claims – and these include not only tragic crashes but also damage from foreign objects or ground collision incidents at crowded airports.

LONDON Gatwick Airport has gained extra links to Shanghai with Air China launching four flights a week on Saturday 2 November. China Eastern Airlines is also increasing Gatwick – Shanghai flights, up from three a week to daily services. LONDON Stansted Airport welcomed its first direct Indian link, when an Air India Boeing 787 touched down on Thursday 31 October. Air India is operating three flights a week to Amritsar, London’s only link to the city in Punjab state. Flights operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. FUNDI Sithebe is filling the role of acting CEO at Airports Company South Africa as the board look for a permanent recruit. Bongiwe Mbomvu had been in place since December 2018 until Sithebe took over on Friday 1 November. The Acting and Allowance Policy limits the acting appointments to a minimum of six months and a maximum of 12 months, allowing for rotation to kick in after six months. ANDRE van der Berg will not take another term as Royal Schiphol Group’s chief commercial officer. His four-year term will end on 1 April 2020, and after 12 years of working at Schiphol, he has decided, in his words “to slow down a little and pay more attention to personal matters”. QANTAS has removed three Boeing 737s from service for repair after discovering hairline cracks in the pickle fork structure, located between the wing and fuselage. The aircraft had all completed around 27,000 cycles, and were inspected along with any that had completed more than 22,600 cycles. VIETNAMESE carrier Vietjet will add A321XLRs to its fleet, with a firm order for 15 aircraft and converting five A321neos from its existing backlog. The news was announced during a visit to Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse by president and CEO of Vietjet, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, hosted by CEO of Airbus, Guillaume Faury. SOUTH African Airways took delivery of its first of four Airbus A350-900s on Thursday 31 October. The first A350-900 will operate on the Johannesburg – New York John F Kennedy route, replacing the A340-600. The airline will receive four A350-900s over a period of six weeks and all are expected to be in commercial operation by mid-December. INTERNATIONAL delivery expert ParcelHero says the UK’s General Election on 12 December, the second Thursday in December, was the busiest gift sending day of the year in 2018. It claims the Election will disrupt orders on this vital day for retailers in what has already been a terrible year for many retailers.

Schiphol looks at increasing stake in Cargonaut

ROYAL Schiphol Group is looking to increase its stake in digital information provider Cargonaut to help improve the exchange of data. To make Cargonaut the executive agency, Royal Schiphol Group has to acquire 75% in Cargonaut, up from 38.84% of shares. An independent consulting firm is examining Cargonaut’s position and what investments have to be made to improve the exchange of information. Schiphol says the next steps will depend on the consulting firm’s findings, and Royal Schiphol Group says it hopes to provide the cargo community with more information by the end of the year.

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THE recent launch of Wing’s pilot service together with FedEx and Walgreens and as a part of the USDOT’s Integration Pilot Program highlights the programme’s robust efforts to make drone deliveries viable in the US, while also shedding light on the country’s evolving stance on commercial drones.

FLYING BACK TO THE PAST

AMERICAN Airlines celebrated the 75th anniversary of its first cargo flight in October. This was once a state-of-theart fleet ofmodern aircrat.

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BORDBAR has marked 50 years of DHL Express by crafting a limited Aviationtag edition from one of the logistics provider’s retired cargo aircraft, Boeing 757 D-ALEH.

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Out with the old at AA Cargo 21 Air incorporates first

AMERICAN Airlines Cargo has completed the roll out of its management system, replacing the majority of its legacy technology, narrowing 90 systems down to fewer than 10, upgrading customer experience and modernising the business. The transition affects more than 8,000 team members and more than 30,000 customers. A team of more than 700 people across 300 locations and more than 150 business,

technology and vendor partners at the new headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas supported the implementation process. The initiative has been led by vice president of strategy and development Jessica Tyler, and her team have been united in a people-first philosophy. Tyler says: “The technology changes are complex and massive, but the work to support people through this kind of journey is just as complex and has been a priority for us. While standing up the new system has also been a huge accomplishment. “I’m most proud of our people. Even with the challenges of a project this size, we continue to have a ‘bring it on’ attitude and remain focused on moving forward. The way the team cares for one another is what makes us ready for change.” The system is powered by IBS Software’s iCargo platform.

B767-300ERF aircraft

US all-cargo airline 21 Air has successfully fulfilled Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical requirements to include Boeing 767-300ER (Extended Range) freighters in the airline’s fleet. The first aircraft added to the fleet listing section (D85) of the Airline’s Operations Specifications, consists of a B767-300ERF identified with MSN 34627. a former LATAM airline aircraft, tail number N420LA. 21 Air will operate this aircraft, as an Interchange operator, in accordance with the Long-term Aircraft Interchange Agreement entered with Mas Air, a certificated Mexican all-cCargo air carrier, the primary operator. 21 Air is currently in the process of incorpo-

rating additional B767-300ERF’s to its fleet, with plans to begin aircraft operations in December. The airline initiated a process to upgrade its current certifications to Category II and Category III operations, along with qualifications for Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards (ETOPS). Founded in 2014 and based out of North Carolina and Miami, 21 Air provides ACMI, CMI and worldwide charter cargo services to global customers. The airline has DOT Economic Authority to conduct both interstate and foreign all cargo services under scheduled and non-scheduled basis.

UPS appoints Michelle Ho new China president

UPS has appointed Michelle Ho as the new president of UPS China, succeeding Harld Peters. A UPS veteran with 26 years of logistics experience, Ho will spearhead UPS’s small package and strategic business planning operations in China. “UPS has had an established presence in China for more than three decades now, and our broad portfolio of services and global network puts us in a prime position to help Chinese businesses with their cross-border connectivity needs,” said Ross McCullough, president of UPS Asia Pacific. “Michelle is no stranger to the China market,

having previously served as financial controller for UPS China. In that role, she was instrumental in driving UPS’s transition to a wholly-owned operation. I am certain that Michelle’s extensive experience and leadership will serve UPS well as she leads more than 6,000 employees to deliver.”

IAG’s acquisition of Air Europa shows how Europe’s five biggest carriers are ending the year much as they started it: consolidating their hold over the region’s still fragmented airline sector, with a growing combined market share of more than 50%. Scope Ratings says Madrid-based Air Europa

which serves destinations in Latin America is just the latest in a long list of small or mid-sized carriers that have gone out of business, merged or been acquired in 2019, leaving more airport slots and routes in the hands of British Airwaysand Iberia-parent IAG, Lufthansa Group, Air France-KLM, easyJet and Ryanair.

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hippers will offer insights into challenges facing the temperature-controlled supply chain at the Cool Chain Association’s Americas Conference, Sustainability Matters this month The Produce Marketing Association and California-based berry shipper Driscoll’s will join speakers from companies including Air France KLM, Cargolux and Able Freight for a two-day event focusing on a sustainable cool chain. Thought leaders and innovators will share insights into new developments and delegates will take part in a tour of facilities at Los Angeles

International Airport, as well as a live demonstration of the Kold Kart temperature-controlled air cargo dolly. Stavros Evangelakakis, chairman of the Cool Chain Association says: “The business landscape is rapidly changing, with technology bringing new opportunities, and evolving consumer and customer demands. “At the same time, there is a pressing need for us to address sustainability issues, from better caring for our environment, to ensuring a responsible and healthy future for our industry, and for the people who rely on it from first, to final mile.”

Q3 results special

results for Q3, despite challenging market conditions, especially in the airfreight market.” Third quarter revenue was 24.5 billion kroner and 64.5 billion kroner in the first nine months of 2019. Third quarter profits after tax was 1.1 billion kroner and 3.6 billion kroner in the first nine months of 2019. Panalpina’s activities have been included in DSV’s divisional structure, and has had the largest impact on DSV’s Air & Sea division. Revenue for the division was 13.9 billion kroner in the third quarter and 33 billion kroner year-to-date, with EBIT before special items coming to 1.2 billion kroner in Q3, and 3.3 billion in nine months.

WorldACD: Things can only get better

THE month of September did not bring any noticable improvements in global air cargo, operations with worldwide volumes continuing to shrink, according to WorldACD. Admitting that the continuous bad news is getting boring, WorldACD reports that worldwide volumes were down 5.4% year-on-year, with yields in US dollars falling 11.5% and revenue by 16.3%. All origin regions suffered, especially Asia Pacific, with volumes down 5.8% and revenue in US dollars by 18.9%. Africa suffered the least worse, with volumes only down 3.2% and revenue in US dollars by 6.2%. In the first three quarters of 2019, WorldACD says only 10 of the top 40 origin countries grew, up 8.3% while the other 30 were down 7.4%. WorldACD says the 10 outgrew the oth-

Evangelakakis: There is a pressing need to address sustainability issues

Hard questioning for Atlas Air managers

ATLAS Air Worldwide Holdings faced tough questions about how the business was being run during its third quarter earnings call. Adjusted income from continuing operations net of taxes was down 78.3% in the third quarter to $9.5 million and 64.8% to $41.3 million in the nine months to 30 September. The third quarter performance was affected by global issues such as tariffs and trade tensions, while yields and volumes were lower than anticipated, and labour problems have not been resolved. When announcing the results before the earnings call, chairman and chief executive officer William Flynn said the company expects to benefit from peak-season volumes and yields for express and e-commerce customers. He also highlighted arbitration rulings in Atlas Air’s favour, ordering the pilots to negotiate new agreements. Questions were raised about the pilot disruption came up, with Spencer Schwartz saying: “The impact from both the labour disruptions

Panalpina integration Q3 event of DSV

THE integration of Panalpina into DSV proved to be the all-important event of Q3, according to the group CEO. Releasing third quarter results, group CEO Jens Bjorn Andersen says the integration has started well, and cost synergies are underway. About 5% of the 2.3 billion kroner of cost synergies are expected in 2019, with another 60% in 2020 and the other 35% in 2021. Andersen says: “The closing of the Panalpina transaction on 19 August was the all-important event in Q3. “We have had a good start to the integration and the first operational integrations have already started. “Meanwhile, we are pleased to report strong

Evangelakakis, who is also global product manager pharma and perishables at Cargolux adds: “Our cool chain industry must ensure product integrity, learn from each other, collaborate, innovate, digitalise and share data to embrace the people, profit, planet framework and drive sustainable development for both pharma and perishables.” The event will take place from 18-20 November at the Belamar hotel on Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, California.

as well as the impact from the global trade tensions and tariffs are by far the two biggest issues that have impacted us.” Blaming the union for not agreeing a new contract, Flynn says: “It’s clearly unfortunate that we had to go to court to obtain a preliminary injunction to address illegal behaviour, that’s something we simply had to do.” Atlas Air will be assessing the business, with John Dietrich saying: “We’re looking at every aspect of the business aggressively, particularly in this environment.” Costs are a major focus, with Dietrich continuing: “We’re looking at every line item, minimising discretionary spending, certainly controlling headcount. There is a lot of headway we can get tightening our relationships with our vendors that we rely on for our high-cost items like heavy checks and engine overhauls.” Atlas Air will also look at technology for flight planning, reducing fuel burn, and potentially cutting routes that are not profitable or not as good as they could be.

IAG sees robust Q3 premium demand

ers due to special cargo increasing by 10.3% compared to the first nine months of 2018, compared to 0.6% growth among the other 30. Special cargo has outgrown the market for years due to increased demand in sectors including perishables. WorldACD says it comes as no great surprise that Norway, Kenya, Colombia and Chile, countries where special cargo counts for more than 80% of the total, are doing very well. Norway led the way with almost 20% growth, with both Pakistan and Vietnam growing more than 10%. Egypt, Indonesia, South Africa and China rounded out the group, with the latter posting special cargo growth of 12.8% mainly due to high-tech even though overall volumes were flat.

REVENUE and tonnage have fallen for IAG Cargo as the market weakened, but demand for premium products has remained robust. Third quarter cargo revenue was down 7.2% to €269 million, and sold cargo tonnes were down 5.7% to 162,000. In the first nine months of 2019, cargo revenue fell by 2.6% to €825 million, with sold cargo tonnes down 1.3% to 508,000 tonnes. Lynne Embleton, CEO of IAG Cargo says that revenue reflects the industry wide decline in airfreight and weakening global demand. She says despite general market weakness, IAG Cargo’s wide network allows it to take advantage of demand for fresh and premium products. Embleton says: “We have continued to invest in our operation developing new cus-

tomer solutions. This quarter we announced our partnership with Cargo Signal to provide customers using our premium products with a comprehensive monitoring and tracking service for shipments through mobile and web applications. The new service offers unrivalled end-to-end cargo monitoring including location, live light and temperature data and humidity readings.” She says efforts to grow the small-to-medium-sized customer based has resulted in a 9.5% increase in Forward.Rewards membership. Embleton says: “This loyalty programme, aimed at SMEs, supports our drive to reach a broader audience. Coupled with enhancements to the customer sign-up process, this allows more SME customers to ship to over 350 destinations we serve.”

Descartes puts stamp on EgyptAir Cargo air mail BIFA Young Forwarder Network’s Anglian launch EGYPTAIR Cargo is using the Descartes Velocity Mail solution to streamline air mail transportation across its growing international network. “EgyptAir Cargo is focused on modernisation and increasing efficiency to better support growth and the rise in ecommerce-driven air mail,” said Cpt. Basem Gohar, chairman of EgyptAir Cargo. “We provide mail transport for more than 85 postal authorities worldwide, and the Descartes vMail solution helps us to accurately record mail shipments and to track deliveries in real-time.” Using mobile devices, mail handlers can accurately track shipments and deliveries in

real-time. In addition, by combining Descartes vMail with the Descartes Global Logistics Network air carriers have one platform to manage the lifecycle of all shipments, including parcel packages and larger cargo. “We’re pleased to help EgyptAir Cargo streamline its operations to better support its growth,” said Scott Sangster, VP global logistics network at Descartes. “Using Descartes vMail, global air carriers have access to timely and reliable information about the movement of mail and parcel shipments to operate more effectively, improve decision-making and better meet postal authority service level agreements.”

THE British International Freight Association (BIFA) is set to add another regional group to the Young Forwarder Network that it launched earlier this year. The Anglia regional group with be launched on November 13 at Ipswich Town Football Club, joining regional groups that have already been established in the Midlands, North West, London East and London West. At the launch of the Anglia regional group, there will be guest speakers from Operation Pandora, which is a Joint Borders Intelligence Team, that is working together with trade to combat crime in shipping and forwarding.

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Operation Pandora representatives will give a fascinating and very interactive insight to this huge issue with input from Border Force, Counter Terrorism Police, HMRC and the National Crime Agency. Attendees will witness real-life scenarios of criminality at the border, including terrorism, drugs, firearms, smuggled cigarettes and tobacco; as well as organised immigration crime. Carl Hobbis, BIFA’s training development manager, says: “We have had a really good response to the launch of the YFN and have already held several well attended events.”

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CharterSync takes an AN-124 to the sky

TIME-CRITICAL and Go-Now charter experts CharterSync put its platform to the test when a freight forwarder wanted a 50-tonne shipment moved from Ostend to North Carolina at short notice. The machinery, at 458 m cu, needed specialist handling loading and transportation. The complexities of the shipment required multiple cranes and an available Antonov-124. The Antonov-124-100 was owned and operated by Volga-Dnepr Group. CharterSync was able to use its platform on behalf of its client to secure the charter. The dimensions of the cargo provided a challenge, with one piece measuring 7m x 4m x 5m. Simon Watson, co-founder of CharterSync said: “To have placed a charter with an Antonov-124 so early in our business operations, and successfully completed a shipment of this complexity with such a tight timeframe is a testament to the solidity of our platform and the strength of our team.”

The client required all documentation, timing and tracking through the platform to ensure every step of this vital cargo was monitored within CharterSync and fully accessible to them. Transportation of the cargo, due to its size, required specific road licences prior to loading on the Antonov 124 and its flight to North Carolina. The cargo left Ostend and touched down safely and on-time for its client, ensuring the

machinery was delivered for installation without delays. “With an aircraft of this magnitude and a complex cargo on a deadline, CharterSync performed perfectly. This was by any set of standards a challenge, let alone for a relatively fledgling company. “However, it shows the capability of our system, and that the skillset behind the technology is equal to it.” Ed Gillett, co-founder of CharterSync said.

Thirty-three forwarders on BIFA’s freight service awards shortlist THIRTY-THREE freight forwarders are shortlisted for the ten categories of this year’s British International Freight Association’s Freight Service Awards. The categories are: Air Cargo Services Award; European Logistics Award; Extra Mile Award; Ocean Services Award; Project Forwarding Award;

Specialist Services Award; Staff Development Award; Supply Chain Management Award; Apprentice of the Year; Young Freight Forwarder. The submissions from the finalists now go to the sponsor judging panel and the overall winner in each category will be announced at the BIFA Freight Service Awards luncheon cere-

mony on Thursday January 16, 2020 in London. Robert Keen, BIFA’s director general, said: “With 93 entries from 46 companies, we are pleased with this year’s response to the BIFA Freight Service Awards, which is now in its fourth decade and is the blue riband event for UK freight forwarding.”

Singapore Airlines completes Cargo iQ audit SINGAPORE Airlines has successfully completed its most recent Cargo iQ audit by external auditing company SGS, and retains its certification as an accredited member. All members are audited every three years to ensure they are aligned with Cargo iQ standards and specifications. “Our audit is an essential part of being a Cargo iQ member and a useful tool to evaluate their quality management system,” said Ariaen Zimmerman, executive director, Cargo iQ. “The audit is conducted in three-year cycles, and its standards are continuously evaluated to stay up-to-date and reflect the best practices in the air cargo industry, as well as provide full end-to-end transparency on the planning and progress of air cargo shipments.

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“At Cargo iQ we are committed to continuous processes improvement in air cargo and the audits are a way to regularly review our members, as well as help us stay aligned with our latest quality standards, to ensure Cargo iQ delivers true value to its members and their air freight customers.” SGS audited the Cargo division of Singapore Airlines, which is based in Singapore. “Our successful completion of this recertification audit serves as an added affirmation that we are using the Cargo iQ quality standards and processes in an effective manner to serve our customers. Achieving a perfect score on the audit is also a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team,” said Chin Yau Seng, senior vice president Cargo, Singapore Airlines.


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Global cargo industry wakes up to trade sanctions

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ccuity, a global provider of financial crime screening, payments and know your customer (KYC) solutions, has announced the results of its 2019 survey of the global cargo industry. A keynote finding is that 80% of cargo firms are concerned about protecting their brand and reputation when it comes to trade sanctions and export risk. Given that the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has filed a record $1.3billion of penalties so far this year spanning a range of industries, it is clear the air cargo sector cannot afford to be a weak link in the supply chain. The poll of senior managers from security, compliance, sales and operational functions, shows the industry is increasingly aware of the risks of non-compliance and is beginning to take proactive steps to address them. When asked about the importance of effectively managing sanctions risk, 72% classified it as “somewhat” or “very” important. The most significant threats that drive this urgency include damage to brand and reputation (80%), fines and potential jail time for staff (68%), and loss of import, export, or forwarding licences and landing rights (62%). Air cargo firms have an obligation to screen documentation, such as air waybills and house waybills, to check whether the entities listed as part of a shipment are subject to sanctions and whether the cargo described contains dual-use goods (goods that can have both civilian and military purposes). A guidance paper published recently by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), said this was “a priority for airlines which are all doing their utmost to develop appropriate due diligence procedures to manage shipments of so-called dual use goods, military cargo or embargoed/prohibited/restricted items.” David Loeser, senior director of product strategy at Accuity said, “Dual use goods are incredibly difficult to spot. For example, what we know commonly as ‘tear gas’ could be listed on a

Accuity works with Lufthansa Cargo to optimise their trade sanctions and export risk mitigation processes. document as ‘bromobenzyl cyanide’, by its chemical formula ‘C8H6BrN’, or even its CAS number ‘5798-79-8’. We cannot expect cargo operators to act as scientists, but they do have a responsibility to check their shipments for what could potentially be very controversial cargo. The only way they can fulfill this obligation is by implementing intelligent screening technology to automate the process.” However, the survey also revealed some of the challenges that air cargo carriers and freight forwarders face when trying to achieve comprehensive sanctions compliance: 1 Keeping up with changing regulatory paradigms in the regions they do business (72%) 2 The rising cost of compliance (70%) 3 Repeated checks and manual processes (61%) Exacerbating these challenges, 73% of those surveyed stated they still rely on at least some paper-based processes when managing air waybills and house waybills – a major hindrance for a sector that positions speed as its competitive advantage. Yet, firms are starting to realise that using technology to drive efficiency is

CEVA strengthens Sri Lanka presence

AS it further extends its capabilities across Asia, CEVA Logistics has set up a new operation in Sri Lanka. With the new set up, CEVA Sri Lanka will service clients in both the island nation and in the Maldives. From its headquarters in Colombo, customers will be offered a full range of multi-modal services including air, ocean, sea-air Customs brokerage and road transportation solutions alongside the benefits of additional services operated within a Free Zone. CEVA’s customers will therefore have direct

access to the company’s complete range of additional services along with the company’s market-leading IT capabilities. Says Fuat Adoran, CEVA’s executive vice president IMEA, India, Middle East, Africa: “With our own operations being set up in Sri Lanka we are now able to take our operation in Sri Lanka and the Maldives to the next level. “CEVA Logistics’ customers will find we are able to deliver more efficient solutions across a greater range of services. Inbound customers will be able to take advantage of the strong domestic network we can now offer across Sri Lanka while exporters in this rapidly emerging economy will now have wider international access for their shipments.” CEVA will add greater economic and business value to the currently predominantly export driven Sri Lankan economy, serving industries such as garments and textiles, machinery and electronics amongst others. CEVA enters the market at a time when the country is bidding to position itself as a regional logistics centre.

DPD takes delivery of another EV first UK parcel delivery company DPD has taken delivery of the first 10 EAV P1 electric assist cargo bikes, the result of a partnership with Oxford-based manufacturer EAV. Five of the unique bio-mechanical hybrid electric-assisted pedal bikes are currently being tested on the streets of London, York and Newbury, while the other five are being shipped to DPD business units in Ireland, Spain, Germany, Portugal and France to help support British manufacturing and exporting abroad. The purpose-built, quadracycle measures 2m long by 1m wide, weighs 75kg and can carry a 120kg payload. The 250-watt motor helps the rider accelerate to a maximum 15 mph. The P1 can cover a range of up to 60 miles

in a day and over 100 parcel stops and then be recharged using a normal 13amp, 240v plug socket. The bike’s body is made from advanced composites which include the latest fully recyclable materials, for example; the fascia is made from a composite strengthened with hemp fibres stuck together with a resin based on the oil from cashew nut shells. The EAV P1 is part of DPD’s aim is to be the most responsible city centre delivery company and the leader in electric vehicles in the UK. In October last year, DPD opened the UK’s first all-electric parcel depot in Westminster and plans to have a fleet of 500 electric vehicles by the end of 2020.

the best way to address business risks, improve the efficiency of their operations, and moderate the cost of compliance. An overwhelming 78% listed automation as a high priority when considering a screening solution, with 70% prioritising a single system to streamline compliance checks. Loeser continued: “Air cargo operators and freight forwarders cannot afford to fly in the face of regulatory guidance. Not only does a robust screening strategy protect them from reputational risk or loss of their licences, but it can give them a competitive edge, by equipping them to do business with confidence in areas their peers cannot.” Accuity works with global air cargo operators, such as Lufthansa Cargo, to optimise their trade sanctions and export risk mitigation processes. With Firco Trade Compliance, a one-stop automated solution, air cargo carriers can screen data from shipment documentation against enhanced sanctions, politically exposed persons (PEPs) and dual use goods lists, ensuring regulatory compliance and increasing the efficiency of their operations.

Menzies Aviation collaborates with ULD care on refreshed training

MENZIES Aviation has deployed new training materials on the subject of cargo build-up with the support of ULD CARE, the trade association representing the unit load device (ULD) community. Well-performed cargo build-up is critical to the safe and reliable operation of ULDs during flight, as well as the protection of customer equipment. In keeping with Menzies’ commitment to deliver a premium service to customers, Menzies Aviation’s refreshed cargo training materials will support staff in the safe and efficient building up of ULDs. This follows Menzies’ signing of the ULD Code of Conduct earlier this year. Established in 2018, and derived from the IATA ULD Regulations, the ULD CARE Code of Conduct sets the standard for all ULD handling and operations, through its 10 step guide. Mervyn Walker, chief operating officer, Menzies Aviation said: “At Menzies we recognise the importance of safe ULD management. We are grateful to the support we have received from ULD CARE in completely refreshing our cargo build-up training materials. We hope this new training programme will support our staff in the safe and efficient handling of ULDs. We look forward to continuing to work with ULD CARE on the promotion of proper ULD handling.”

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Bob Rogers, VP and treasurer of ULD CARE said: “ULD CARE is very pleased to assist Menzies Aviation in their training initiatives. Aviation safety relies on highly trained individuals delivering quality day in day out. It goes without saying that cockpit crew, cabin crew, maintenance staff, ATC staff will all have received extensive training, so there is zero logic to having untrained staff performing cargo build up. “Given that cargo build up activities remain highly labour intensive, and given the widely acknowledged high staff turnover in the air cargo and ground handling industry, training is an essential cornerstone of delivering cargo in a safe to fly condition.”

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Logitrans returns to Istanbul

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ogitrans will make a return from 13-15 November, with air cargo being represented in Hall 9-10 of the Istanbul Expo Center. The growth of the automotive and e-commerce sectors will be major talking points as delegates look at Turkey’s role as an international transport hub. Airfreight will be represented by companies such as Turkish Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo and Qatar Airways Cargo. The Turkish Air Cargo Committee will look at the challenges the flood of e-commerce parcels poses to the industry.

The air cargo and e-commerce panel discussion will be held on Friday 15 November from 11-12.30 in Forum 1 in Hall 9. Lufthansa Cargo has been present at Logitrans for years, and member of the management board Dorothea von Boxberg says the German airline will retain its presence due to the double-digit growth. She says: “An exchange of ideas on site is very important for us. True to our guiding principle #enablingglobalbusiness, we are pleased to be able to tap new business opportunities together with customers and partners in Turkey.” AZura International, the publisher of Air Cargo Week, will be exhibiting in hall 10, stand number 507.

Turkish Cargo not slowing down TURKISH Cargo is continuing to grow with new destinations, extra aircraft and digital upgrades. In October, the airline took delivery of its sixth Boeing 777 Freighter. It took off from Everett Paine Airport and landed at Ataturk airport. Turkish Cargo took delivery of its first 777F in 2017 and will have eight by next year. New services have also been added, with flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Ahmedabad, India. Twice-weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur were launched on 31 October, using a 777F and continue to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam before returning to Istanbul. Services to the biggest city in the state of

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Gujarat started on 10 November, with a stop in Bahrain. The second service, starting on 13 November will travel via Doha, Qatar, with both utilising an Airbus A330 Freighter. The renewed web portal TK GO went live in October, ensuring 24/7 uninterrupted service and allowing customers to perform a greater number of transactions at any time. Customers can make cargo bookings, request spot fares, search flight availability, access account details, print out AWB barcodes, view station details, ask about embargoes and follow the status of their cargo. TK GO is compatible with laptops and desktops, and mobile devices.


Sowing the seeds of success

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his year has been challenging for the air cargo industry, but Turkey has been performing better than the worldwide market, says Nursel Guven. The managing director of Globe Air Cargo Turkey tells Air Cargo Week that the available data shows a decrease in tonnage, but revenue is increasing. She says worldwide tonnage and revenue was down 5.5% between January and August 2019 compared to 2018, but in Turkey, tonnage fell 2.6% and revenue increased 7.7%. Describing 2019 as “pretty good” for Globe Air Cargo, she says TUI Cargo and Condor welcomed as ECS Group TCM, and WestJet, EgyptAir and IndiGo came on board. “This has brought us a vibe and excitement for 2019,” Guven comments. This follows on from 2017-18, which Guven says was a period of cultivation, where the existing customer base boomed and Globe Air Cargo focused on sustainable development in 2019. Guven says: “Through very concrete vision, careful analysis, detailed strategies and flawless execution – we secured the position on IATA’s top 10 for one of our customers, whilst increasing our tonnage around 70% with the increase for existing customers and new contracts.” A major development for the Turkish aviation industry is the opening of the new airport in Istanbul. Guven says it has been a smooth transition, despite industry pessimism after the move from Ataturk airport was delayed twice. The move has largely been a success, Guven says: “After the move, during the operational environment, there were some minor problems of course: mainly resulting from Guven

adjustment periods of customs and handling agents, which has been solved immediately by airport authority IGA and officials.” Globe Air Cargo joined ECS Group in 2015, and having the backing of such a big player has been good for both parties. Guven is very proud of the team, saying their hard work and professionalism makes them true local heroes. She says: “If something is challenging, we are the ones who are called. And we owe this to our team, whom made this possible through absolute customer focus, attention and will to help people tirelessly.” Customers in Turkey are offered all the services provided by ECS Group, especially GSSA services covering sales, marketing and operations, as well as booking, capacity planning, palletising, ULD control, aircraft loading, accounting and collection through CASS and non-CASS channels. Guven says: “What is important is that behind those services, we developed at the group level, a full range of professional tools to improve our offer.” Services developed at a group level are being offered to customers such as Apollo, the in-house business intelligence tool with features including customised commercial planning and revenue optimisation. The Pathfinder Track & Trace system gives customers a real-time view of the status of their shipment. Guven says: “In Turkey, (as well as in every subsidiary of ECS Group) people are fully expert of their market and thanks to that can deliver custom-made solutions. The strong worldwide network of ECS Group and its high-level digitalisation support the day to day work of each employees.” Companies must always look to the future and consider how they will expand. For Sauro Martinelli, regional manager Europe for ECS Group says an office in Izmir would be good, to serve the Aegean and Mediterranean region. The mid and long-term strategy is to help the represented airlines develop by increasing their revenue and develop ECS’s airline portfolio. To do this, Martinelli says being a traditional GSSA is not enough anymore, ECS must offer more. He says: “That is why we put a lot of effort in understanding our

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customers’ needs and capabilities, and cultivate long-term strategic solutions to increase capacity and production, ensuring a sustainable development and presence in the market.” Customers demand greater digital services. Martinelli says: “This is also why it has been developed, at the ECS Group level, digital tools that are unique for a GSSA to better serve our airline clients on a business focus. As we have already said, ECS Group is no longer simply a GSSA.” As a country, Turkey’s air cargo market should be able to reach new heights. The road and sea fright sectors are highly developed and its geographic location makes Turkey an important transport hub. Airfreight’s growth was limited by a lack of airport capacity but this should no longer be a problem. Guven says: “With the new Istanbul Airport and its ambitious capacity – airfreight is on its way to having a dominant position in global logistics market.” There are many opportunities in Turkey due to its location at the crossroad of Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and the investment in infrastructure. Guven points out that you cannot just wait for opportunities, you need to create them, and innovation is the keyword. She says: “Thanks to ECS Group investments in digitalisation, GAC TR can provide digital solutions and tools to support the business development and match airlines’ needs in digitalisation. ECS Group has also innovated and invested in terms of tailor-made services and especially in TCM service to provide total and complete management of all cargo activities. Thus, GAC TR can also manage TCM contracts, which is a real added-value.” Martinelli

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LATIN AMERICAN E-COMMERCE MARKET PRIMED FOR TAKE OFF

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HL and the Panama Ministry of Commerce have issued a report highlighting the “tremendous growth potential” of the Latin American e-commerce market. The white paper, E-commerce in Latin America and the role of Panama as an e-commerce hub for the region, looks in detail at the specific trends shaping online retail in key Latin American markets, specific opportunities and challenges for its development and the ways in which logistics can be a catalyst for further accelerated growth of the sector. It identifies cross-border e-commerce as a particularly strong opportunity, thanks to the lower density of physical retail space, high penetration of smart phones, limited product availability and purchase savings throughout the region.

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E-commerce is predicted to grow at an annual growth rate of 22% in Latin America through 2021. From 2016-2018, the region was the fastest growing in the world for Uber, Netflix and Air BnB. The rapid adoption of these disruptive e-commerce platforms, accelerated by less variety, infrastructure challenges and a perceived lower level of customer service from traditional operators in the segments, suggests that Latin American consumers are particularly responsive to newer digital buying models. The market can be divided into three distinct segments: larger markets such as Brazil and Mexico, which are the first markets of entry for many e-commerce players; mid-size markets such as Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Peru; and smaller markets in Central America and the Caribbean. Mid-size and smaller markets offer significant potential for cross-border e-com-

merce growth, with many retailers able to stock centralised inventory in larger markets or cross border hubs and service multiple markets relatively quickly and at low cost. “Latin America is set to be the next frontier for the e-commerce revolution,” said Matthias Heutger, global head of innovation and commercial development at DHL. “The sector remains relatively underdeveloped in the region, so there is still a significant opportunity for retailers to establish a foothold and for logistics operators to support their future growth by establishing efficient e-commerce supply chains. “DHL has identified e-commerce as one of four key global trends in our new Strategy 2025, and this white paper supports that view. “Our DHL divisions will continue to make investments in e-commerce fulfillment capabilities, cross-border and last-mile delivery operations across the entire Latin American region to help our customers capitalize on this opportunity.” Many of the key challenges to more dynamic e-commerce growth in Latin America relate to logistics. Inconsistency in the ease and speed of Customs clearance, poor GPS coverage and difficulties with congestion and suboptimal infrastructure for last-mile delivery, and the complexity of reverse logistics processes for returns are all potential brakes on growth. At the same time, the white paper identified five key elements that comprise a successful regional logistics hub to support cross-border e-commerce: free trade zone capabilities, efficient port and airport infrastructure, business-friendly trade and customs regulations (for example, for cross-border returns), specific e-commerce logistics knowledge and inter-industry cooperation, with merchants, technology and logistics providers.

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What merry Xmas? UPS forecasts record holiday returns volume

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his holiday season in the United States, UPS is forecasting yet another record-breaking year for e-commerce returns – illustrating how e-commerce is continuing to change the way people shop for the holidays. In December, US consumers will ship via UPS more than one million return packages back to retailers daily, a pace that is expected to last into early January. An initial spike in returns is expected the week before Christmas, with 1.6 million packages being returned each day the week of December 16. This first spike will likely be driven by retailer promotions, which will prompt shoppers to buy gifts early – both for their loved ones and for themselves. The second and largest spike in returns, which UPS dubs “National Returns Day,” is expected to occur on January 2, with a whopping 1.9 million packages returned through the UPS network – a 26% increase from last year’s peak returns day.

“As retailers start preparing for the busy holiday season, they should certainly be factoring returns into their business plans,” said Kevin Warren, UPS’s chief marketing officer. “Gone are the days where returns were isolated to January – today’s empowered consumers will be sending packages back to retailers all season long.” Research continues to show that to succeed in e-commerce retailers must offer comprehensive returns services. UPS’s 2019 Pulse of the Online Shopper study found that 73% of shoppers surveyed said the overall returns experience impacts their likelihood to purchase from a retailer again. Some 42% said free return shipping contributes most to a positive returns experience. “If retailers want to be considered a ‘Returns Rockstar’ this holiday season, they will need to be prepared to offer a seamless, hassle-free returns. experience to consumers,” continued Warren. “UPS has a whole portfolio of products that can help simplify holiday returns for consumers and retailers alike.”

UPS and CVS make first home drone prescription deliveries

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PS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward along with US main street retailer CVS Pharmacy have completed the successful completion of the first revenue-generating drone delivery of a medical prescription from a CVS pharmacy directly to a consumer’s home. This was followed by another delivery of a medical prescription to a second customer in a nearby retirement

community. Both flights occurred on Friday, November 1 using the M2 drone system by UPS partner and drone systems developer Matternet. The deliveries mark another milestone in a recent collaboration between UPS and CVS to develop a variety of drone delivery use cases, including business-to-consumer operating models. The companies plan ongoing drone delivery programme development in the

coming months in order to bring to market the speed and convenience advantages of UAVs. The recent prescription delivery flights occurred with FAA approval to conduct a residential drone delivery and according to FAA regulations. “This drone delivery, the first of its kind in the industry, demonstrates what’s possible for our customers who can’t easily make it into our stores,” said Kevin Hourican, president of CVS Pharmacy.

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FedEx gives a lesson to young entrepreneurs

DHL ramps up its rail network along the new silk road DHL Global Forwarding has opened three additional Rail Competence Centers in Europe and is introducing the fastest rail freight connection between China and Germany. Located in Le Havre, France, Felixstowe, UK and

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Genoa, Italy, the local Rail Centers are staffed with China railway industry experts who can advise customers and efficiently co-ordinate freight volumes along the route. The new rail service, operating between Xi’an in

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China and Hamburg and Neuss in Germany, has been set up in co-operation with Xi’an International Inland Port Investment & Development Group Co. Ltd. and is cutting transit time from 17 days to between 10 and 12 days.

edEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, awarded its signature FedEx Access Award to student-run company Entella, from Turkey, at the JA Europe Company of the Year Competition, Lille, France in July. Entella, a company established by 10 students from Turkey, took home the award for its development of a solar energy pump that filters water to remove solid waste. Harald Schoenfelder, vice president, clearance operations, FedEx Express Europe and award judge, said: “As an enabler of international trade, FedEx connects companies to new markets as part of our everyday business. Through the FedEx Access Award, we are able to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs to make the most of opportunities made possible by global connectivity.”

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The signature award was designed to incorporate the notion of “access” into the core thinking of future entrepreneurs. “Winning the FedEx Access Award shows that our product can be relevant in all markets, and gives us energy and confidence to go further and play a part in reducing water pollution.” said Arya Yurdacan, CEO of Entella.


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