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ACUNIS completes international cargo hub in Ethiopia
The largest air cargo terminal in Africa has been running to capacity since the beginning of the year: ACUNIS, the cooperation between Unitechnik and AMOVA both from Germany, planned and implemented the new air cargo terminal in Addis Ababa for government-owned Ethiopian Airlines. The air cargo facility covers 38,000m², an area as large as five football pitches, and is divided into refrigeration and a dry storage zone. 600,000 tonnes of fresh food and dry goods can be transshipped at the installation. The cargo terminal is pioneering both regarding throughput and logistics processes as well as its security standards.
Freighter’s paradise
Anchorage International Airport is a gateway between two major freight markets. Now the Alaskan hub is targeting new routes and buffing up cargo capacity. Ian Putzger reports
A triple threat
With the 777X, Boeing is bringing the 777 convincingly up to date, so what will the next generation aircraft mean for cargo carriers? And what are the prospects for P2F conversions of older airframes? Paul E Eden asks
Setting standards
The need for globally recognised standards for pharmaceutical product handling has gained momentum in the past year. Keith Mwanalushi discusses some of the key issues that have arisen
Special delivery
Transporting healthcare products by air demands a rigorous logistical approach, and with ever-tightening government regulation, Keith Mwanalushi finds that cold chain logistics must continuously adapt to stringent procedures
Handled with care
Some high-profile incidents relating to the transportation of hazardous materials have emerged, and despite the risks involved, the air cargo industry is beefing up the detection of hazardous freight, as Ian Putzger finds
Cargo handling
Stan Abbott investigates the systems for organising loading and unloading of cargo in the most cost-effective, time efficient and safe methods
Tactical moves
Satu Dahl analyses the bidirectional transatlantic air freight market and looks at how major gateways and airlines are gearing up to accommodate growing freight volumes
Gateway to Africa
Airport infrastructure is often a challenge at many of Africa’s airports, but with cargo volumes increasing, development needs to be fast tracked, as Keith Mwanalushi finds out
Europe’s golden tulip
Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport is one of Europe’s largest gateways and as cargo volumes grow there is need to innovate to meet demand. Keith Mwanalushi reports