Boeing completes ‘uneventful’ test flight of 787 Dreamliner

Published : 12:00 am  February 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,410 views  |  

Reuters: Boeing Co completed what it called an uneventful flight on Saturday of a test 787 Dreamliner, its first since the airplanes were grounded more than three weeks ago after a series of battery-related problems.  Read More →


Singapore’s Changi Airport to build fourth terminal

Published : 12:00 am  February 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  379 views  |  

SINGAPORE:  Singapore will build a fourth terminal at the busy Changi International Airport at a cost of $1.05 billion to cope with increasing tourism and air traffic.  Read More →


Passenger demand grew as air cargo declined in 2012: IATA

Published : 12:00 am  February 5, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  764 views  |  

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) last week announced full-year traffic data for 2012 showing a 5.3% year-on-year increase in passenger demand and a 1.5% fall for cargo.  Read More →


Boeing increases production rate of 737

Published : 12:00 am  February 5, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  651 views  |  

Boeing has increased the production rate of the 737 to 38 airplanes per month. Over the past two years, production of the 737 has risen more than 20%, from 31.5 to 38 airplanes a month. In 2014, the rate will go up again to 42 airplanes a month.  Read More →


Air India flew Dreamliners after grounding order: Official

Published : 12:00 am  February 5, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  840 views  |  

NEW DELHI (Reuters): Air India flew some of its Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner aircraft even after U.S. regulators grounded the global fleet last month due to undiagnosed battery problems.  Read More →


DP World container volumes up 2.4% to 56 m in 2012

Published : 12:00 am  February 5, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  591 views  |  

Dubai-based DP World, a leader in international marine terminal operations, handled 56.1 million TEU (20-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio in 2012, a 2.4% increase over the prior year.  Read More →


SLPA, Shipping Agency Services extend warm welcome to Queen Mary 2

Published : 12:00 am  February 5, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,548 views  |  

RMS Queen Mary 2, the flagship of Cunard Line, arrived in Colombo on her maiden call yesterday, 4 February 2013. The vessel was on her world voyage for 2013 and arrived in Colombo from the Port of Cochin in India. She left Colombo at 2000 hrs towards her next port, Langkawi in Malaysia.  Read More →


COSCO eyes turnaround options, stock down sharply

Published : 12:00 am  February 5, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  318 views  |  

HONG KONG (Reuters): The world’s largest bulk shipper, China COSCO Holdings Co Ltd, faces the risk of delisting for its Shanghai shares if it fails to turn around in 2013, after having warned of a second straight year of losses.  Read More →


SkyCargo boosts capacity with acquisition of three new Boeing 777F aircraft

Published : 12:00 am  February 5, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  

 Dedicated freighter network increases to 12 destinations SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing international airlines, has significantly boosted its total cargo capacity and expanded its dedicated freighter network with the addition of three new Boeing 777F aircraft.  Read More →


Egypt’s Suez Canal to raise fees from May

Published : 12:00 am  February 5, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  398 views  |  

Reuters: Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority said last week it was raising fees on shipping through the waterway by between two and five per cent starting on 1 May, boosting revenues for the cash-strapped Government.  Read More →


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