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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Air Cargo & Shipping News) Jun 19, 2011

Freight and intermodal volume post gains. AAR: Freight and intermodal volume post gains. U.S. freight volume increased 0.3% for the week ended June 11 compared with the same week last year, according to the Association of American Railroads. Intermodal traffic for the same period gained 6.4% over last year. Traffic for 11 of 20 commodity groups increased, including metallic ores, wood and lumber products, and pulp, paper and related products. Jun 17, 2011

Ameco Beijing, Jade Cargo Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm Ameco Beijing has won a nine-year heavy maintenance contract from Jade Cargo International. Under the deal, Ameco Beijing will provide heavy maintenance services to the carrier's fleet of six Boeing 747-400ERFs. Jun 17, 2011

Boeing Boeing says, with 1,400 deliveries, twin-aisle airplanes will make up 19 percent of the total European deliveries during the forecast period. Liberalization, as well as fragmentation and new mid-size, long-range airplanes such as the 787 Dreamliner, the 777-200LR (long range) and 777-300ER (extended range), will increase the need for intermediate twin-aisle jets. Large aircraft, such as the 747-8 Intercontinental, will make up a market segment valued at $270 billion. While passengers are getting what they want [ETH] more frequencies and nonstop service [ETH] rising and volatile fuel prices are expected to continue to challenge the industry. Freighter Fleet Forecast: 2011 to 2030. Boeing projects the world freighter fleet to increase from 1,760 to 3,500 airplanes. Additions to the fleet will include 970 new-production freighters (market value of $250 billion) and 1,990 airplanes converted from passenger models. Large (more than 88.2 tons capacity / 80 tonnes) freighters will account for 690 new-build airplanes. Medium (44.1 to 88.2 tons / 40 to 80 tonnes) freighters will total 280 airplanes. No new standard-body freighters (49.6 tons / less than 45 tonnes) will be required, but there will be 1,240 standard-body conversions. On average over the next 20 years, air cargo traffic will grow at a rate of 5.6 percent.

Jun 16, 2011

China Eastern Airlines, Great Wall Airlines, Shanghai Airlines Cargo, China Cargo Airlines China Eastern Airlines has consolidated its Great Wall Airlines, Shanghai Airlines Cargo International and China Cargo Airlines cargo businesses into one unit, with independent branding. Jun 19, 2011

DHL Aviation DHL Employee as a Human Resources Executive of the Year Finalist. DHL, the world's leading logistics company, announces that Vice President of Human Resources and Regional Compliance Officer, John Hovnanian, has been selected as a finalist for the Human Resources Executive of the Year category of The 2011 American Business Awards. John manages a team of 86 HR professionals across the Americas region, supporting more than 8,000 employees. Based out of Miami, he is a highly experienced human resources professional, known for his innovative solutions. The American Business Awards are the nationOs premier business awards program. The finalists for the Human Resources Executives of the Year category are chosen based on their accomplishments carried out since January 2010, how these accomplishments relate to past performance or industry norms, obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made and outcomes. More than 2,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in The American Business AwardsO more than 40 categories. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. John is one of six finalists vying for the position of winner of the Human Resources Executive of the Year category. The winner will be announced at the 9th annual Stevie Awards banquet and presentation in New YorkOs Marriott Marquis Hotel on Monday, June 20. The Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs, The American Business Awards being one of them. Jun 15, 2011

FedEx, Boeing FedEx uses 777Fs to gain share in emerging markets. FedEx has been increasing its fleet of Boeing 777Fs and using them to improve market share in emerging economies, according to Michael Ducker, an executive at FedEx Express. "Adding the 777s has enabled us to grow our international business and to capture a greater share of emerging markets," he said. Jun 15, 2011

Pinnacle Airlines Pinnacle Airlines Corp. is rebranding its Ground Operations Services group as PinPro Professional Ground Services and is expanding its scope of services. Jun 15, 2011

UPS UPS to Harness Solar Power at New Jersey Facility. UPS today announced it had installed a rooftop solar array on its Lakewood, N.J., facility, completing a project that will provide a significant portion of the buildingOs peak energy needs. The installation is the first in a series of investments planned by UPS to increase the companyOs reliance on renewable energy. The 250 kilowatt (kW) solar power system in New Jersey is expected to produce 270,000 kW hours of electricity annually, providing nearly 30% of the buildingOs annual energy needs. The solar installation also reduces the facilityOs dependence on the local electric grid. UPS is assessing other facilities now to gauge their suitability for solar installations. The Lakewood installation was custom-designed and will be owned and operated by UPS in contrast to many solar projects that are owned and managed by third parties. This owner-operator approach saves engineering and construction costs. The 70,000-square-foot Lakewood facility uses a system consisting of 1,036 solar panels, or 62,160 individual photovoltaic modules, installed on the facilityOs roof space. The facility harnesses light from the sun during the day, feeding the power into the public energy grid. At night, when the package sorting operations take place, UPS consumes energy from the grid. UPS took advantage of New JerseyOs net metering rules, which offer compensation for generating excess power during the day and selling it back to the utility. OThe nature of our operation means we use most of our energy at night, so during the day much of the electricity produced by this system will flow back to the grid to support the utilities peak,O said Wicker. OAt night, when weOre sorting the packages, we will draw from the grid the energy needed to power the facility.O The New Jersey solar facility and an existing UPS solar facility in Palm Springs, Calif., together offer significant environmental benefits based on a projected annual reduction of 161 metric tons of CO2 emissions. ThatOs the equivalent of: - Taking nearly 32 cars off the road annually. - Not consuming 374 barrels of oil. - Saving 18,049 gallons of gas. - Providing electricity for nearly 20 households. In addition to the solar facilities in California and New Jersey, the facility at the UPS Regional Air Hub at the Cologne-Bonn airport in Germany has its own rooftop solar farm, commissioned and operated by the airport. The farm produces up to 1.2 million kWh of electricity. Beyond evaluating the feasibility of solar projects, UPS has upgraded nearly 70,000 lighting fixtures since 2007 at more than 200 of its largest facilities, saving more than 25 million kilowatt hours. UPS pursues a wide range of socially responsible and sustainable business practices designed to reduce its impact on the environment and improve communities around the world. Jun 15, 2011

UPS UPS Freight Sets Faster Transit Times on 181 Lanes from Vancouver to U.S.. For the second time in less than a year, UPS Freight, the heavy freight arm of UPS, has improved transit times from a key western Canadian market to cities in the United States. The transit time enhancements cover 181 lanes from Vancouver, British Columbia, to U.S. cities in the Midwest and Northeast and generally reduce established transit times by at least one full day. Since 2009, UPS Freight has reduced transit times on more than 1,200 lanes running between Canada and the U.S. Last November, UPS Freight announced a host of improved transit times affecting shipments moving from U.S. cities to Calgary and Edmonton. UPS Freight shipments moving across the border under the companyOs current 525 Tariff are covered by a no-fee delivery guarantee. In addition, UPS customers can manage, track and process both their small package and LTL shipments through the same WorldShip and Quantum View Manage technology, creating operating efficiencies for their business. UPS Freight, one of the largest less-than-truckload carriers in the United States and a leading truckload service provider, serves customers throughout North America, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jun 14, 2011

UPS New UPS Service Improves Process for Returning High-Value Products. UPS unveiled UPS Returns[umlaut] Exchange, a combined delivery and pick-up service that gives businesses more control over their reverse logistics for high priority products. The new service, unveiled at the Interlog 2011 Summer conference here, is particularly suited to shippers in the high-tech, healthcare and retail industries. UPS Returns Exchange makes the replacement of high value products, such as electronics, more efficient while enhancing the post-sales experience for end customers. The new service will be offered in multiple countries around the world and will be an industry-first in North America. With the new service, a UPS driver delivers a replacement item while simultaneously retrieving the item marked for return such as a defective laptop computer. The driver assists the customer in packing the return item in the box used for the replacement, then itOs shipped back to the original company. UPS tracking tools link the replacement and return shipments, providing end-to-end visibility of the entire transaction, and customers receive a pre-alert the day before delivery. In addition to improving the customer experience, UPS Returns Exchange reduces cost, cuts CO2 emissions and optimizes inventory management through improved visibility of the return and repair process. For example, those shippers who today send empty boxes to customers and then dispatch UPS a second time to retrieve an item no longer will have to take that first step, eliminating one delivery and saving fuel and cutting emissions. Also, waste is reduced by reusing the replacement itemOs packaging for the return shipment. Finally, by ensuring that the return item is properly packaged, UPS translates damage reduction into cost savings and also ensures responsible disposition of items beyond repair. UPS Returns Exchange will be available to customers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Mexico and Puerto Rico in October. Jun 13, 2011

Virgin Atlantic Cargo Virgin Atlantic Cargo won a contract from Brisbane-based Strategic Airlines under which it will manage Strategic's long-haul cargo activity and apply the Virgin brand to its twice-weekly Brisbane Airbus A330-200 service to Phuket, as well as twice-weekly Melbourne-Phuket and twice-weekly Brisbane-Bali service. Jun 15, 2011

World Airways, Boeing World Airways to Operate Boeing 747-400 Freighter for Saudi Airlines Cargo Company. World Airways, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., has reached an agreement with Saudi Airlines Cargo Company (SACC) to operate one Boeing 747-400 freighter on a full-time basis beginning in June 2011. Under the agreement, World will provide capacity for SACC's expanding network in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Global Aviation Holdings Inc., based in Peachtree City, Georgia, is the parent company of North American Airlines and World Airways. World Airways, founded in 1948 and based in Peachtree City, Georgia, specializes in providing ACMI solutions using 747-400 and MD-11 freighter and passenger aircraft. North American Airlines, founded in 1989 and based in Jamaica, N.Y., operates Boeing 757-200ER and 767-300ER aircraft.

Jun 14, 2011

World Airways, Finnair Cargo World Airways and Finnair Cargo signed an agreement to operate twice-weekly Finnair MD-11F Helsinki-Shanghai-New York cargo service beginning June 15 using World's traffic rights. Jun 15, 2011

Worldwide Flight Services, Leisure Cargo Worldwide Flight Services won a contract from Leisure Cargo for cargo handling in the UK and Ireland. Leisure Cargo represents airlines at 23 airports in the UK and Ireland. Jun 15, 2011

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