Asia Pacific Airlines enjoy 7% passenger growth; cargo down 3.4% in 2012

Published : 12:00 am  February 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  717 views  |  

Preliminary figures for the full calendar year 2012, from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) confirm solid growth in international air passenger demand, but weaker market conditions for international air cargo.  Read More →


India “concerned” by China role in Pakistan port

Published : 12:00 am  February 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,006 views  |  

Port close to Iran seen as important energy supply link Defence Min concerned by Chinese role in Gwadar port India and China jostling for influence in South Asia India defence budget tightened, Rafale deal unaffected-minBANGALORE (Reuters): China’s role in operating a strategically important port in Pakistan is a matter of concern for India, its defence minister said last week, as New Delhi and Beijing jostle for influence in the region. Indian policy-makers have long been wary of a string of strategically located ports being built by Chinese companies in its neighbourhood, as India beefs up its military clout to compete with its Asian rival.  Read More →


DP World achieves key container milestone

Published : 12:00 am  February 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,659 views  |  

Dubai-based global marine operator DP World celebrated a marquee milestone in its history when its Dubai ports handled the 100 millionth container to pass through DP World, UAE Region terminals in ten years. The 100 million TEU record was achieved between January 2003 and January 2013 and covers all container boxes handled in both Mina Rashid and Jebel Ali Port, said a statement from DP World.  Read More →


G6 Alliance expands cooperation to Trans-Pacific trade

Published : 12:00 am  February 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  543 views  |  

SINGAPORE: A year after the G6 Alliance was formed, creating one of the largest vessel networks in the Asia-to-Europe trade lane, the six member lines have agreed to expand their cooperation to the Asia-to-North America East Coast trade.  Read More →


Gulf Air among top 10 for flight punctuality

Published : 12:00 am  February 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  368 views  |  

Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has been ranked among the top ten global airlines for achieving the highest on-time performance of its flights for the month of January 2013.  Read More →


SriLankan Airlines adopts Amadeus Altea IT Suite in phased system modernisation

Published : 12:00 am  February 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,188 views  |  

Move part of a reported $ 500 m five-year capital infusion from Government New modern aircraft to be purchased and services refurbished By David Ebert The country’s national carrier SriLankan Airlines and the global travel industry technology giant Amadeus IT Group announced last Thursday the signing of a landmark agreement that will see the airline upgrade its existing passenger service and reservations system to the new Amadeus Altea IT Suite by 2014.  Read More →


Shipping Lines seek 16% rate hike on Asia-US routes ahead of contract talks

Published : 12:00 am  February 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  320 views  |  

Reuters: Container shipping companies including industry leader Maersk Line are seeking spot freight rate hikes of around 16% on Asia to North America routes, aiming to set a benchmark for upcoming negotiations on key annual price contracts.  Read More →


Shipowners, firms oppose hike in Suez Canal toll

Published : 12:00 am  February 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  261 views  |  

Indian shipowners, along with international shipping firms, have protested against the toll increase proposed by the Suez Canal Authority, which will come into effect from 1 May.  Read More →


Major Indian ports post 3% fall in Apr-Dec throughput

Published : 12:00 am  February 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  354 views  |  

KOLKATA: Between April and December 2012, the country’s major ports posted more than three per cent drop in traffic throughput at 405.77 million tons (mt).  Read More →


JAL, S7 Airlines enter into Codeshare

Published : 12:00 am  February 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  310 views  |  

Japan Airlines and S7 Airlines, both members of the oneworld airline alliance, have entered a codeshare agreement with each other for the first time and has begun codeshare flights.  Read More →


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