International freight news – August 2023

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Cargo-Partner opens a platform in Turkey

News : Cargo-Partner opens a platform in Turkey

The new iLogistics centre offers 20,000 m² of warehousing space, including 5,850 m² of bonded warehousing space. It is located close to Istanbul’s new airport and the region’s seaports.

At the new site, Cargo-Partner offers a wide range of logistics services, including temperature-controlled food transport, as well as emergency air, road and short-sea services. The site has more than 20,000 pallet spaces and 17 loading bays for all types of vehicles, enabling fast turnaround and efficient distribution in the region.

The platform also offers facilities for bonded warehousing, oversized goods storage, flexible multimodal services and complete high-tech logistics solutions. Part of the building is dedicated to order processing services, including a parcel pick-up and drop-off point.

Source : International Transport Journal

Air freight: Lufthansa Cargo increases its capacity

News : Lufthansa Cargo increases its capacity

Known for its fleet of wide-body Boeing 777F aircraft, Lufthansa Cargo has also been developing its transport resources with intermediate-capacity aircraft since 15 March 2022. On this date, the first and second Airbus A321s converted to freighter versions were brought on line. From the Frankfurt hub, the first flights served Dublin, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Malta, Tunis and Manchester with two to three flights a week. Service to Cairo was added two weeks later.

Doubling the fleet in the future

This development of medium-haul operations is now continuing. A third Airbus A321 recently entered commercial service on the Malta-Milan route. A fourth will follow in the second half of 2023. Lufthansa Cargo does not rule out the possibility of acquiring additional aircraft in the future to cover the needs of its intra-European and Mediterranean network. This currently includes the following routes from Frankfurt: Algiers, Athens, Birmingham, Cairo, Casablanca, Copenhagen, Dublin, Istanbul, Larnaca, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Riga, Tel Aviv and Tunis.

Source : International Transport Journal

Identification of a network of logistics zones covering a total area of around 1,185 hectares by 2040

News: Identification of a network of logistics zones covering a total area of around 1,185 hectares by 2040

A network of logistics zones covering a total area of around 1,185 hectares has been set up by 2040 in various regions of the Kingdom, based on regional plans drawn up by the Moroccan Logistics Development Agency (AMDL).

In this respect, the Minister indicated that a first series of priority logistics zone projects has been defined in Agadir, Fez, Casablanca, Kenitra, Marrakech and Béni Mellal, covering a total area of 230 hectares with a budget of around 1.2 billion dirhams.

Source : MartimeNews

Iata data reveals weak market conditions

News : Iata data reveals weak market conditions
market conditions

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has published its global air freight market data survey, showing weak market conditions.

Global demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (ctk), fell by 5.2% compared to May 2022 (-6.0% for international operations). Capacity, measured in available freight tonne-kilometres (actk), increased by 14.5% compared with May 2022. Capacity is now 5.9% above May 2019 (pre-pandemic) levels.

“Trading conditions for air freight continue to be challenging with demand down 5.2% and several economic indicators pointing to weakness. However, the second half of the year should bring some improvements. With inflation slowing in many markets, central banks are widely expected to reduce their rate hikes. This should help to stimulate economic activity and have a positive impact on demand for air freight,” said Willie Walsh, Iata’s Director General.

Source : International Transport Journal