NEWS FROM FREIGHT
HANDLERS GLOBALLY CARGO SHORTS
Home test kits
Scores of freighters brought covid testing
kits to JFK airport for distribution to
schools, and health facilities from the order
of Governor Hochul.
Beginning right after New Year, planes
arrived with tons of product, which was
then escorted from the airport to waiting
warehouses for final breakdown and distribution.
Multiple 747 freighters are currently
idled after Cathay Pacific suspended all
its long-haul freighter and cargo-only passenger
flights from Dec. 30 through Jan.
6. The suspension follows updated quarantine
requirements for Hong Kong-based
cargo crews, according to a Dec. 30 statement.
New restrictions were put into law effective
January 8 for two-week period(
Jan. 22 eta).
This 2-week suspension does not pertain
to cargo flights. Additional restrictions
including increased quarantine times
have been imposed on crews operating
flights to Hong Kong. The cargo crew
quarantines have increased form the previous
mandatory 3-night hotel quarantine
to 7-night hotel quarantine. Passenger
crew quarantine remain unchanged at a
14-day hotel quarantine.
These new rules are in addition to the
previous 599H, Hong Kong’s legislative
rules to prevent and control disease. Although
cargo demand remains robust, the
additional crew quarantine restrictions will
restrict capacity and ability of airlines to
service the demand.
The Boeing 747 has been the beast of
burden for Atlas Air for decades. Now that
Boeing is ending production, 3xcept for
the new AF1, and a couple more 747, Atlas
is moving to the Boeing 777 with 4 on
order to meet strong demand for freighter
only flights worldwide.
Delta Cargo is temporarily adjusting
capacity to ensure that we can meet
your service performance expectations.
We will be paring capacity effective Jan.
17 – Feb. 15 during certain times of the
day on narrow body flights in key domestic
hub operations. International flights
and domestic wide body flights will not be
Worldwide Flight Services innovates
truck Dock management with its new system
partnering with Kale.
Trucking dispatching can use their online
freight entry and make a reservation
for pick-up or delivery. During this proof of
concept, Kale says this will reduce congestion,
increase efficiency and cut down
wait times dramatically. Currently piloted
AIRPORT V 20 OICE, JANUARY 2022
at Building 9 soon to be rolled out to other
warehouses at JFK. Contact WFS to participate
n this program.
Saudi Air seeks Freedom
Saudi Arabian Airlines seeks authorization
under the “7th Freedom Rights
“ status to begin cargo freighter flights
from Brussels to the U.S. Three major US
freighter airlines, UPS, Fedex and Atlas
object to this since they feel that there is
no reciprocation from the Saudi government.
Interestingly, Saudi Air currently
operates passenger and cargo service to
the U.S. under a short-term license because
the DOT has yet to act on Saudi’s
application several years ago for a permanent
foreign carrier permit. Saudia
Cargo operates seven Boeing 747 and
777 freighters some of which fly into JFK
Qatar Airways Cargo is proud to announce
it has been accredited CEIV Live
Animals certification by IATA. Said a
spokesperson, “We are the fourth airline
worldwide to become CEIV Live Animals
certified, and the first in the Middle East.
This certification is testament to the dedication
and detail that we put into transporting
the many different live animals that are
placed in our custody. Whether they are
horses, household pets, livestock, or exotic
animals transported on our scheduled and
charter flights or wild animals being flown
under our “ Rewild the Planet initiative.”
Qatar Airways’ Doha headquarters
and the QAS Cargo Doha hub.
Riding the wave
The world’s biggest shipping company
AP Moller-Maersk has announced
it is bringing its net zero target forwards
to 2040, 10 years earlier than the target it
set for itself of 2050 back in 2018 due to
the company’s expression that the acceleration
in de-carbonizing its supply chain
was due to rising consumer demand for
environmentally-friendly modes of transportation.
IATA works with the Cargo Operations
& Technology Board (COTB) and its
Working Groups / Task Forces to modernize
air cargo standards, drive change and
explore new technologies to assess their
potential impacts and use within the air
cargo supply chain:
ONE Record: ONE Record is a standard
for data sharing and creates a single
record view of the shipment.
Interactive Cargo: the Interactive
Cargo project aims to equip the air cargo
supply chain with responsive air cargo
services based on intelligent systems.
Cargo Connect: Cargo Connect aims at
simplifying, standardizing, and modernizing
connectivity with and between the
Cargo Community Systems (CCSs).
e-freight / e-AWB: e-freight is an industry
wide initiative involving carriers,
freight forwarders, ground handlers, shippers,
customs brokers and customs authorities.
e-freight aims to build an end-toend
paperless transportation process for
air cargo through a regulatory framework,
electronic messages, and high data quality.
This initiative also includes the e-AWB
project, the electronic version of the paper
Air Waybill (AWB).
FEDeRATED: This project is cofunded
by the European Commission /
Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and
aims to deliver the foundations for a trustworthy
ESG is gaining momentum and equipment
on the airfields will need to become
Cargotec, whose equipment brands
include Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor, is
to work with Swedish premium steelmaker
SSAB on introducing fossil-free steel into
its cargo handling and loader equipment
The Boeing innovative wing 777-9 (of
the X series) group is working on its test
flights and expected certification of its
777x sometime in 2022. Boeing sees use
mainly as a freighter with new differences
are in the design, technologies, and efficiencies
and a 8300 mile range or roughly
distance from Hong Kong to NY while
seating 425 passengers.
Delta's new pharma shipping container.