Europe studies new FanWing freighter

A new type of freighter is to be the subject of an economic feasibility study by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) after a series of wind tunnel tests that start on 7 July.

Under a 782,989 euro ($1 million) two-year European Union project, the economic study will examine how the freighter would be operated, its maintenance needs and other costs. Able to carry eight tonnes, its direct operating cost will be compared to conventional short take-off and landing aircraft, helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft. The US Marine Corps' Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is the only operational tilt-rotor aircraft.

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HPNT Chosen as Best Terminal for Three Consecutive Years

Hyundai Pusan New-Port Terminal (HPNT) has been awarded as ‘Terminal of the Year’ for 3 consecutive years from 2011 to 2013.

Busan Port Authority (BPA) recently conducted an extensive productivity evaluation and comparison of 10 container terminals operating in Busan Port. Following the survey, BPA chose HPNT as the best terminal based on its punctuality, advanced EDI system, and high-quality customer service. HMM’s terminal’s container traffic reached 2.38 million TEUs in 2013 (a 20% increase over 2012 levels), and the facility was rated ‘the most effectively managed’ by the BPA.

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Hamburg Süd receives award as “Best Green Service Provider – Shipping Line” for the third time

At the 28th Annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) sponsored by “Cargonews Asia” Hamburg Süd received the award as “Best Green Service Provider – Shipping Line” for the third year in a row. This year, the award ceremony held in Shanghai on 17 June was attended by several hundred senior representatives of Asian and international companies in the shipping, transportation and logistics sectors.

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Lufthansa Cargo increases load factor

Europe’s leading cargo airline keeps focus on flexible capacity management

Lufthansa Cargo has been flying well-laden aircraft in the first six months of the year. The market environment did remain challenging in the second quarter of 2014. However, Europe’s leading cargo airline increased its load factor to more than 70 percent – an exceptionally high value compared to the rest of the industry. Lufthansa Cargo was able to achieve such good utilisation levels thanks to flexible, demand-driven capacity management. Overall, the Lufthansa subsidiary reduced its offering in comparison with the previous year by 2.1 per cent, with the sharpest decline coming in the Africa/Middle East transport region.

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