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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • FEBRUARY-MARCH 2015 • Page 27 CEVA Logistics is expanding its pres- ence in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with a new facility from 01 March in Richmond, BC. It is positioned near Vancouver International Airport, the Port of Vancouver, (Canada’s largest port) and major road arteries. The new facility (53,189 sq ft (4,941 sq m) provides a significant increase in dock doors, more trailer parking space, a freight yard to provide additional car- go container storage for ocean freight operations and 2,500 racking locations. “We were simply out of space at our CAT H AY Pacific Airways has con- firmed a new freighter service to Kolkata, India, commencing 11 March 2015. The carrier will be the only car- rier providing direct freighter services between Kolkata and Hong Kong. The scheduled service will operate twice a week on a Hong Kong-New Delhi-Kolkata-Hong Kong routing. Cathay Pacific’s director cargo James Woodrow said: The new Kolkata service will boost the flow of garments and food products to and from India. former location,” stated David Convery, Ceva’s country manager, Canada. “This facility relieves space constraints and will enable us to better serve new and existing customers. Services at the new facility include air and ground freight management and consolidation, global Ocean NVOCC (Full Container Load (FCL) and Less-than-Container Load (LCL)), Ocean import, brokerage, value-added services, warehousing, distribution and sector-specific services for automotive, technology, consumer/retail, industrial and other markets. SINCE October 2014, 111 wide-body aircraft carrying an average of 90 tonnes of humanitarian supplies, med- ical equipment and pharmaceuticals have flown from Liege’s cargo hub to help in the fight against ebola (EVD) in West Africa. Operators have included: Ethiopian Airlines, ANA Aviation, Global Africa Cargo, Air Cargo Global and Western Global Airlines. The operations were commissioned by humanitarian organ- isations and NGOs including MSF, the Red Cross, UNICEF, WHO, WFP, and the UN. Most supplies left for Conakry, Freetown and Monrovia or transited through airports like Abuja, Bamako and Lagos. Ceva opens new Vancouver facility after previous space stifled growth Cathay in Kolkata route initiative 111 planes ex Liege helped to fight ebola Kerry closer to world coverage KERRY Logistics, which last year beefed up its international freight forwarding (IFF) presence in Australia and New Zealand, has taken two further steps – in the Middle East and Canada - as it builds on its long-time Asian status as one of the IFF sector leaders to become a major global operator. In the Middle East, Kerry has acquired a controlling stake in Able Logistics Group, a Dubai-headquartered freight forwarder which operates across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and China. The Canadian expansion involves con- trolling stakes in Total Logistics partner Ocean Consolidators and Total Logistics Partner Air Express, both of which spe- cialise in the Asia-Canada trade. Kerry already had Americas bases in the US, Mexico and Brazil. William Ma, managing director of Kerry Logistics, says the acquisitions comple- ment the group’s existing IFF network. Both Able Logistics and the TLP group have welcomed Kerry as majority share- holder, acknowledging that they are likely to experience strong business growth. In 2014, Kerry partnered with Lead Logistics in NZ to form Kerry Logistics (Oceania) which fitted well into Kerry’s extensive Australian network. One major benefit has been in the provision of trans-Tasman services: Kerry Logistics (Oceania) offers daily air freight connec- tions between NZ and Australian stations. On the web: www.kerrylogistics.com Duo ink new deal CEMENTING a new five-year agree- ment, Panalpina has switched one of its wet-leased B747-8 freighters to more than 200 scheduled charters per year. Lucas Kuehner, Panalpina’s global head of air freight, described this as “a change in our procurement strategy”, saying “it prepares the ground for the continued expansion of our controlled air freight network”. “The new agreement, which now includes scheduled charters, enhances our service offering for Panalpina,” says Atlas Air’s president and ceo Wil- liam Flynn.