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Page 20 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • DEC 2017- JANUARY 2018 Are you getting your AirCargo news daily? Tuesday, 12 December 2017 HNA Logistics enters partner- ship with iTran iTran Systems, a Chinese air cargo IT system provider, has announced a partnership with HNA Modern Logistics that will see the firms jointly develop air cargo IT and logistics software and technology. Thursday, 07 December 2017 rfNsW calls on ACCC to act on grattan ports report A new report by the Grattan Insti- tute recommending tougher regu- lation at Australian ports warrants an investigation by regulator the ACCC into increasing infrastruc- ture surcharges stevedores are unilaterally imposing on truckies, according to industry group Road Freight NSW (RFNSW). iATA to improve, widen CEiV net The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says 2018 prob- ably will see a pilot program for CEIV-Live Animal certification, as well as the potential of CEIV Fresh for perishables. Plane makers focused on Qantas’ fly-anywhere-direct demands Both USA-based Boeing and Europe’s Airbus are focusing on ways to satisfy Australia’s Qantas’ demands for an aircraft that can fly non stop from Australia’s east coast to ports in Europe and the east coast of the USA. A$40m drug haul seized Canberra, Australia man Tamim Ja- maal Nozhat, 23 has been charged with illegally importing the con- trolled drug MDMA. For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au Delta now has seven Euro CEIV stations USA-based Delta Cargo is now offering CEIV-approved facilities at seven locations across Europe, with the recent addition of Dus- seldorf airport to the network. These facilities are operated in conjunction with joint venture partner Air France-KLM. Delta is the first US global pas- senger carrier to receive IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Inde- pendent Validators (CEIV) Pharma logistics Certification. To date, Delta has 50 Pharma approved stations around the globe, with seven CEIV approved facilities in Europe all connect- ed to the carrier’s largest cargo operation in Atlanta, which is also CEIV certified. The CEIV stations in Europe are Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris-CDG and Rome, creating a trans-Atlan- tic CEIV network to the United States. Delta offers four tailored Phar- ma options, with a variety of con- tainers and coolers across the net- work. Plus, in Frankfurt, the carri- er offers temperature-controlled carts for the ramp operation to facilitate the transportation of shipments in a temperature-con- trolled environment between the aircraft and the warehouse. “Delta has made significant investments in pharma facilities across its global network to ensure we are compliant with the highest industry standards,” said Shawn Cole, Delta’s vice president – Cargo. “Our priority boarding and quick connection times minimise expo- sure to outside temperatures, en- suring the integrity of the product – vital for transporting medicine to patients.” Turkish inks Munich Airport deal TURKISH Airlines (TK) and Munich Airport have inked a long-term con- sulting service contract. Munich Airport will support the Turkish flag carrier ahead of its reloca- tion to the Istanbul New Airport, scheduled to open on 29 October, 2018. Istanbul New Airport is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Turkey. At present, a private consortium of five Turkish construction companies (known as IGA) is building Istanbul New Airport on the Black Sea Coast, with an investment worth EUR10.3 billion and the airport will be constructed over an area of 76.5 million square metres to the north of Istanbul along the Black Sea coast, around 35 km distance to the city centre. The construction will be carried out in four phases. The first phase is scheduled to be finalised in 2018 with the opening of two runways and a terminal for 90 million passengers. Once complete, the new airport will service annual passenger capacity of up to 200 million. By 2023, Turkish Airlines plans to acquire up to 500 aircraft (including cargo aircraft), counting 170 aircraft on order plus aircraft whose lease periods are due to come to end by the end of 2023. Turkish Airlines currently operates 75 per cent of all international flights at the existing Ataturk Airport.