UPS to defend TNT takeover on 12 November

Published : 12:00 am  November 12, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  289 views  |  

Reuters: United Parcel Service will seek to convince sceptical EU regulators about its proposed 5.2 billion euros ($ 6.7 billion) takeover of TNT Express at a closed-door hearing on 12 November.  Read More →


JAL and BA expand Codeshare in Europe routes

Published : 12:00 am  November 12, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  219 views  |  

Japan Airlines and British Airways have agreed to add Rome, Milan, Bologna, Amsterdam and Warsaw to their list of codeshare cities from 28 October 2012, when JAL will place its flight indicator on the BA-operated flights between London and these destinations.  Read More →


World’s largest containership CMA CGM Marco Polo enters Asia-Europe trade

Published : 12:00 am  November 12, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  862 views  |  

CMA CGM Group last week announced that the CMA CGM MARCO POLO, the world’s largest containership, has begun its first voyage on 7 November in Ningbo, Chin. Symbol of the pioneer spirit of the CMA CGM Group, the new 16,000 TEU vessel, owned by CMA CGM, sails under the UK flag. Built by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering) in South Korea,  Read More →


SIA to increase Copenhagen services

Published : 12:00 am  November 12, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  173 views  |  

Singapore Airlines will increase services between Singapore and the Danish capital Copenhagen, following final regulatory approval for a joint venture with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS).  Read More →


Traffic growth continues to slow in September

Published : 11:23 am  November 5, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  400 views  |  

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) last week announced global traffic results for September showing a continued slowdown in the rate of traffic growth. Demand for passenger traffic was 4.1% above the level of September 2011. For air cargo, demand growth was even weaker at 0.6%. The growth trend in air travel started to flatten in the second quarter, with no growth in the passenger market between April and August. The year-on-year comparisons are now also starting to show slower rates of growth.  Read More →


Second stealth jet puts China on path to top regional power

Published : 11:21 am  November 5, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  468 views  |  

(Reuters) – China’s second stealth fighter jet that was unveiled this week is part of a programme to transform China into the top regional military power, an expert on Asian security said on Friday.  Read More →


Etihad Airways orders two more A330-200s

Published : 11:20 am  November 5, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  449 views  |  

Etihad Airways has ordered two more Airbus A330-200 passenger aircraft in a deal worth US$ 418 million at current list prices. The UAE carrier has also converted seven of its previously ordered Airbus A320s to the larger Airbus A321 model.  Read More →


Aramex Q3 net profit rises 11%

Published : 11:20 am  November 5, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  376 views  |  

Reuters: Logistics firm Aramex posted an 11 per cent increase in quarterly profits on Tuesday, boosted by its Gulf operations, and the Dubai firm said it was eyeing more acquisitions in Southern Africa region next year.  Read More →


HKIA reports growth in September 2012 traffic

Published : 11:20 am  November 5, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  400 views  |  

Traffic at Hong Kong International Airport sustained healthy growth in September 2012, with passenger trips amounting to 4.4 million and cargo volume totalling 347,000 tons, representing increases of 1.3% and 6.8% respectively compared to the same period last year. Air traffic movements for the month rose 4.1% to 28,850.  Read More →


Degree in air transport with commercial pilot training for the first time in Asia

Published : 11:19 am  November 5, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  9 Comments  |  1,725 views  |  

Gateway Graduate School is to offer a BA (Hons) in air transport with commercial pilot training for the first time in Asia. The agreement in this regard was signed in the United Kingdom a fortnight ago, between Professor Derek Godfrey, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Buckinghamshire New University and Dr. Harsha Alles, Deputy Chairman of Gateway.  Read More →


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