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Korean Air Cargo has added a third flight to Viracopos International Airport in Campinas (Sao Paulo). The Korean company introduced the Saturday frequency to Campinas, in addition to the scheduled flights on Sundays and Thursdays on the Korea-Miami-Viracopos route.

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Korean Air Cargo has added a third flight to Viracopos International Airport in Campinas (Sao Paulo). The Korean company introduced the Saturday frequency to Campinas, in addition to the scheduled flights on Sundays and Thursdays on the Korea-Miami-Viracopos route.

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Budapest Airport (BUD), swiftly developing international air cargo hub, organised workshop events in Shanghai and Hong Kong for representatives from Chinese air cargo and e-commerce companies. Chinese e-commerce giants Yunda Express, STO Express and SF Express, Qingdao and Xi’an airports, and the Consul General of Hungary in Shanghai, attended the workshops.

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Agility Ventures, a corporate venture arm of global logistics provider Agility, has committed to an ambitious environmental strategy by investing18 million in green supply chain technologies so far. Agility also launched its latest sustainability report, 'Values into Action'. Agility Ventures has made green technologies one of its four core investment areas.

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Yusen Logistics (Hungary) Kft. has expanded its presence in Europe with the opening of new branch office in Koper, Slovenia. According to the Port of Koper’s News platform, the growing number of new Japanese investments in the region and the free-trade agreement between the EU and Japan predicts an increase in the cargo volume handled by Japanese logistics providers.

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For this year’s World Financial Symposium (WFS), IATA has unveiled the theme as shaping a sustainable future together. The event will be held in Miami next month. In addition to this, IATA informed that the opening plenary of the two-day event, will feature an address by Anko Van der Werff, CEO of Avianca, on the vision for the future.

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Cargojet has entered into a new strategic agreement with a subsidiary of Amazon.com. Inc, Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC. Amazon utilises Cargojet’s overnight air network and charter aircraft services to move packages from Amazon facilities to other Amazon or last mile carrier locations before final delivery to customers.

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Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the largest cargo operator in Africa, has started once weekly freighter service to Bangkok, Thailand, and Hanoi (Vietnam) as of August 16, 2019. Regarding the new service, Ethiopian Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “Our new cargo service to Bangkok and Hanoi will supplement the daily belly hold cargo capacity on passenger aircraft and will create better connectivity for cargo transport not just between Ethiopia and Thailand and Vietnam but also to over 60 destinations we serve in Africa.

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LATAM Cargo Group, Latin America’s leader in cargo transportation, has announced that it will double operations between Colombia and the United States, and enhance operations to Peru. The carrier has planned to add 12 frequencies between Bogota and Miami. As a result, the operations between Colombia and the United States will double.

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Air New Zealand has decided to appoint chief financial officer Jeff McDowall as the acting CEO. He replaces Christopher Luxon, who retires from this role on September 25. Meanwhile, the final phase of recruitment is underway. McDowall is not seeking permanent appointment to the role, informed the airline.

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United Airlines will operate flights between four of its US hubs and Tokyo's Haneda International Airport, starting March 28, 2020. The carrier, in its official release, says that with flights beginning next spring, it will be able to offer convenient service for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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As trade tensions between Japan and Korea escalate, Korean Air has decided to adjust the frequency of some Japan routes. At the same time, the airline will increase the frequency of routes in the Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Chinese markets.

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Amazon yesterday announced plans to set up new fulfillment center in West Jordan, Utah. The center, with an area of more than one million-square-foot, will be used to ship large customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and larger household goods.

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Suparna Airlines will commence freighter services between Oslo Airport and Nanjing Airport, China, in September. Suparna Airlines is a part of the Chinese HNA Group, who also owns and operates Hainan Airlines. The airline was formerly known as Yangtze River Airlines.

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Tigers South Africa responds to the online retail market growth with the opening of a dedicated e-commerce centre at its Johannesburg warehouse facility. The centre is equipped with the Tigers-developed ScanPak App that allows staff to conduct scan checks while packing shipments and create waybills for packages to ensure efficient handling of goods.

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Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Maximus Air recently teamed to deliver the first MRI machine to Addu Atoll, the southernmost atoll in the Maldives archipelago, from Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai.

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Just days after Hong Kong’s giant airline Cathay Pacific appointed new CEO, the carrier has also appointed new chief executive for its newest wholly owned subsidiary, HK Express. Cathay Pacific veteran Mandy Ng takes over as the CEO of HK Express from former CEO Ronald Lam. Ronald Lam has been appointed chief customer and commercial officer. Ronald also assumes the chairmanship of HK Express.

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Supply chain solutions company Panalpina is headed to the Middle East, establishing its presence in Oman. Its office in the capital Muscat expected to open by the end of the third quarter in 2019. Panalpina recently completed the registration of Panalpina Oman with a minority shareholding partner – the Daoud Group, a well-respected and family-owned Omani business conglomerate.

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As the protests in Hong Kong escalated and the airport remained shut for two days in a row, the Airport Authority Hong Kong has obtained an interim injunction "to restrain persons from unlawfully and wilfully obstructing or interfering with the proper use of Hong Kong International Airport" (HKIA).

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Marken, a UPS company, has expanded its existing supply chain footprint in Japan, with the acquisition of Japan-based PCX International Co Ltd. PCX was founded in 2008 as a specialist courier serving the Japanese clinical trials industry. PCX operates from their Tokyo headquarters to coordinate the delivery of over 3,000 clinical trial shipments per month.

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Mike Zechmeister, who most recently served as chief financial officer of United Natural Foods (UNFI), will join CH Robinson as chief financial officer. The third-party logistics firm (3PL) informed that Zechmeister will report to chief executive officer Bob Biesterfeld.

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Third-party logistics services provider Gulftainer (GT) USA handled the largest wind turbine blades ever received at its Delaware terminal, recently unloading and transferring 39 blades over two days. The massive blades, headed for the GE Renewable Energy Beech Ridge II wind turbine project in West Virginia, were manufactured in Brazil and brought to Wilmington by the m/v BBC TOPAZ.

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Brisbane Airport has appointed Carl Jones to the position of head of Aviation Development. Carl is an experienced and driven aviation executive with 13 years’ in airport management specialising in air service development, destination marketing, strategy, and stakeholder management.

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UPS is investing in a new package sorting and delivery center in a key economic region of Switzerland, Bulach near Zurich. The facility, scheduled to open by the end of 2020, will have an operating area of approximately 6,300 square meters and a sorting capacity of 5,500 packages per hour. This is approximately 50 percent more than the building it will replace in Rumlang.

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Qatar Airways has renewed its partnership with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC), for a further three years. This partnership will enable the Doha-based carrier to continue its sponsorship of three horse racing events, The Amir Sword Festival in Qatar, Qatar Goodwood Festival in the United Kingdom and the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in France.

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Cebu Pacific (CEB), leading Philippine carrier, took delivery of its first ATR 72-500 aircraft converted from passenger to cargo use, on August 6. The freighter, the first of its type in the Philippines, offers capacity to carry as much as 8 tonnes of cargo.

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Decathlon, the French sporting goods giant, has appointed DHL Global Forwarding, to manage its international supply chain operation. In order to enable Decathlon stores to stock over 22,400 items covering more than 85 different types of sports, both the companies discussed what it takes to operate a multi-national supply chain.

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) June air cargo traffic report showed us the air cargo volumes continued to decline for the eighth consecutive month in June. The demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.8 percent in June 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.

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One of the biggest US carriers United Airlines has named Jason Birnbaum, who most recently served as United's vice president of operations and employee technology, will serve as the senior vice president of digital technology.

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Africa’s biggest carrier South African Airways (SAA) has rendered an apology to its passengers’ onboard flight SA 209, which was on its way to Dulles International Airport, Washington DC, United States of America, from Johannesburg, via Accra.

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