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It is with great pleasure that I announce a new member of: SPAIN

X-Tract Logistics S.L.U
Estrella Polar Street no 15-17
Alicante 03007
With branch office in BARCELONA – MADRID – BILBAO - VALENCIA

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ETIHAD AIRWAYS AWARDS IBS SOFTWARE A MULTI-YEAR DEAL

Abu Dhabi, UAE – IBS Software (IBS) has been selected by Etihad Airways for implementing its award winning cargo management solution, iCargo. The multi-million dollar, multi-year contract was signed in Abu Dhabi last week.
The engagement will see iCargo system manage the airline’s air cargo sales and operations worldwide, automating its network-wide booking, pricing and capacity management functions with real-time revenue management based evaluation capabilities. iCargo will also perform real-time shipment status monitoring and quality management as shipments traverse its extensive network.

David Kerr, Senior Vice President, Etihad Cargo, said: “iCargo will enable us to be available to our customers 24 hours a day through a fully integrated online booking portal. This will significantly enhance our customer service offering.
“We are also working with IBS to develop the functionality to support our customers with our product provision, loyalty programme and incentives programme. The development of this platform will allow Etihad Cargo to implement end-to-end integration of processes, provisioning for real-time data and greater operational efficiencies.

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OOCL christens another ‘G Class’ vessel, the OOCL United Kingdom

Today, OOCL commemorated the christening of the latest 21,413 TEU containership to join our fleet this year. Constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Hull H2175 is the fourth in the line of six ordered by OOCL from the Korean shipyard.

Named the OOCL United Kingdom, and together with her sister vessels, Chief Financial Officer of OOCL Mr. Alan Tung indicated that they are “a class of their own” as the world’s largest by carrying capacity.

“Following our ‘M Class’ of 13,208 TEU vessels also built here at SHI, we are delighted to be adding these state-of-the-art titans at sea ‘G Class’ containerships into our fleet,” said Mr. Tung at the naming ceremony. “In commemoration of this milestone at OOCL, we are very pleased to be able to once again invite Mrs. Tamiko Onaka as our Sponsor to officiate the naming of our latest vessel. Thank you, Mrs. Onaka, for joining us and doing us the honor.”

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Happy news from ASA member in Siegen Germany

M.G. International Logistics GmbH – Siegen/Germany
Beside our increasing activities in Iraq and Iran, another highlight in July was the Full Charter of one IL76 supporting a giant project in China. Major piece for the charter was the 24 tons case shown on the picture, which fitted into the aircraft with a gap of a few Centimeter each side only. High professional packing and logistic job organized by the MG International team was saving a fortune for the customer and the delivery at site was possible ahead of schedule already. Customer happy.

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Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux announce codeshare partnership

Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux announce codeshare partnershipDubai/Luxembourg, 10 October 2017 - Cargolux Airlines and Emirates SkyCargo have announced that they will be entering into a codeshare partnership for air cargo transportation. The agreement was signed in Dubai by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and Richard Forson, President & CEO Cargolux Airlines in the presence of François Bausch, Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Luxembourg.

Earlier this year Cargolux Airlines and Emirates SkyCargo announced the start of a strategic operational partnership with the two carriers working closely on a number of operational areas including block space and interline agreements, aircraft charter, hub connectivity between Dubai and Luxembourg and cargo handling cooperation. The partnership has been off to a successful start with Emirates SkyCargo commencing weekly freighter services to Luxembourg from June 2017 and Cargolux transferring handling for their freighter flights at Dubai World Central (DWC) to Emirates SkyCargo in September 2017. Since July 2017, Emirates SkyCargo has also chartered Boeing 747 freighter aircraft from Cargolux’s fleet.

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IATA has called on the air cargo industry to abandon “complicated and convoluted” paper-based processes in order to better serve its customers.
Speaking at the 11th World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said that adopting digital processes will be key in moving the sector forward.

His comments were made against a backdrop of cautious optimism for the global air cargo industry. Our customers are telling us that they expect more.
After several years of virtually no growth, air cargo demand began to rise in the second half of 2016. January cargo performance showed a 7% growth in demand compared to the previous year.
“Listening to the customer has never been more important,” said de Juniac.
“The positive forces currently supporting growth are good news. But our customers are telling us that they expect more.Complicated and convoluted paper-based processes that are basically unchanged from the 16th century are still being used in air cargo today.
“Our customers pay a premium to ship by air and they rightly expect modern processes and high quality services.” De Juniac says the implementation of digital process e-freight is vital for transformation in the cargo industry.

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Please be informed that our company name has changed as Alainé Overseas, (part of Alainé Group) have merge once and for all with Isys Logistique on August 21st

Asa-France ISYS LOGISTICS change name

Alaine Overseas (CDG office)
471, Rue de la Grosne
71000 MACON
Tel 33 1 4919 8970
Contact Daniel Hautbergue Mail isyslog@isyslog.com
Contact Isabelle Mendy Mail i.mendy@isyslog.com

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French container shipping CMA CGM has confirmed the order for nine 22,000 TEU containerships while releasing results for the second quarter of 2017.
In order to keep up with market growth and the group’s needs, the Board of Directors of CMA CGM has approved the order for 9 container ships of 22,000 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU). This order, of which the first ships will come into service from the end of 2019, will further reduce unit transport costs, particularly on the Asia-Europe routes,” the company said.

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NCA’s fuel surcharges for international air cargo departing from Japan effective from Oct 1st, 2017
The next fuel surcharge of Nippon Cargo Airlines (Headquartered in Narita-shi, Chiba: President Fukashi Sakamoto) effective from Oct 2017 will be set as follows according to the average price of the benchmark jet fuel for the month of August 2017, USD63.06/BBL.
Price application:
TC1 (mainly North America and Latin America)
:JPY44/Kg
TC2 (Europe, Africa and Middle East)
:JPY44/Kg
TC3 long haul (TC3 excluding the following)
:JPY37/Kg
TC3 short haul (Hong Kong, China and Taiwan)
:JPY31/Kg
Effective date:Beginning with the AWB issued on Oct 1st , 2017

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