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AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • DEC ‘16 - JANUARY 2017 • Page 25 Are you getting your Aircargo news daily? Sunday, 08 January 2017 Air China to implement shark fin ban AIR China’s Air China Cargo has become the first Chinese mainland carrier to ban shark fin carriage, though it has not said when the policy will take effect. Qatar Cargo adds four new Americas destinations QATAR Airways Cargo is to launch new B777 freighter operations to four Americas destinations from next month. ANA reports strong cargo year JAPAN based ANA says it handled nearly 538,000 tonnes of domestic and international cargo last year, up 119 per cent compared to 2015. Monday, 02 January 2017 T’way to use AAT in Hong Kong ASIA Airfreight Terminal (AAT) has been appointed by South Korea’s T’way Air as its cargo ground handling agent in Hong Kong. Wednesday, 28 December 2016 Bombardier freighter conversions find a ready niche CANADA’s Bombardier is finding another level of success in its freighter conversion program, with the first CRJ200 Special Freighter (CRJ200SF) aircraft delivered to Gulf & Caribbean Cargo of Michigan, USA. Friday, 23 December 2016 Drewry East-West Index indi- cates solid November THE Drewry November East-West Air Freight Price Index indicates air cargo rates rose to a two-year high – US$3.35 per kilogram – and were six per cent better than October. For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au AA adding SJU capacity German expansion for Kerry Logistics KERRY Logistics Network Limited has continued to expand its European oper- ations through the acquisition of Germa- ny’s Multi Logistics GmbH. The acquisition will see Kerry expand to seven offices in Germany, including its regional headquarters in Frankfurt as well as Bremen, Hamburg, Munich, and Berlin. FOR more than 90 years, Qantas has been moving unique and odd-sized items around the world. Formula 1 cars, fragile artwork, live animals, aircraft parts – just about anything you can think of. One object it had never flown until recently? Another plane. Let alone two. For the first time, Qantas loaded two sailplane gliders into the belly hold of a passenger B747-400, and flew them from Johannesburg, South Africa to Sydney, Australia. The aircraft are usually transported by sea but due to timing constraints, Qantas worked closely with Jonker through the challenging logistics to deliver the gliders on time so they could compete in the World Gliding Championships. STARTING 04 April, American Airlines will begin a daily, nonstop wide-body ser- vice between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU) and Philadelphia Interna- tional Airport (PHL). The daily A330-200 route will begin in April and will be in addition to the two existing daily nar- row-body flights. The daily service will provide added capacity for shippers across the world transporting goods to and from SJU, including pharmaceuticals, cell phones, medical instruments and aircraft parts. According to the Puerto Rico Report (2016), the Caribbean island accounted for 24 per cent of all pharmaceutical and medicine exports from the US, posi- tioning San Juan as one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing bases in the world.