China Postal Airlines reportedly has signed a contract with PEMCO World Air Services for five Boeing 737-300 converted freighters.
Hapag-Lloyd will begin offering weekly service to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
MAERSK Line has added a two-way Black Sea string on to its East Mediterranean-Middle East-India (ME-3) service to extend the port coverage to Novorossisk in Russia, as well acting a feeder to Istanbul, Ambarli, Izmit Korfezi, Izmit and Korfezi.
Saudia Cargo is pushing more capacity into its network, adding two new freighter flights per week between Nairobi and Amsterdam, and one additional flight per week on services from Brussels to Guangzhou and Dhanka.
The US Department of Transportation has approved an application by United Continental to begin non-stop flights next June from San Francisco to Chengdu, China’s fourth-largest city and one of the fastest-growing with more than 200 Fortune 500 companies having a presence there.
IAG Cargo is increasing capacity between London and Africa and the Middle East in the coming months by adding new services and increasing plane sizes.
The parent of American Airlines, AMR Corp., reported August cargo figures for its principal subsidiary, showing an increase to 150,516 million ton miles, up 5.7 percent from 142,458 million ton miles reported in August 2012.
The Chinese airline now operates twice weekly from Shanghai to Schiphol using B747-400SF aircraft. The services replace twice-weekly flights from Shanghai to Luxembourg.
FedEx Express received delivery of its first Boeing 767-300 freighter on Wednesday. FedEx says the purchase is part of the Memphis-based company’s strategy to modernize its fleet with more efficient freighters.
Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) said that its international cargo volume rose for the fifth straight month in July on a year-on-year basis, jumping 9.7 percent to 47,758 tons.