SWISS Airlines further expands cargo network

Swiss WorldCargo announced a further expansion of the network following the pandemic related grounding. Tel Aviv, Dar es Salam and Nairobi are the latest routes to be restarted. Swiss WorldCargo will continue to fly to different global destinations as part of its cargo-only network. 

With these newly reinstated services, Swiss WorldCargo continues providing regular and easy access between Switzerland, Europe and the world. The network will continue to expand in the coming weeks. Please visit www.swissworldcargo.com for updated information.

 

 

 

Successful Webinar - Corona challenges Air Freight

 Tuesday 05 May - Peter Somaglia, president of IG Air Cargo, participated to an online Webinar on the challenges brought by the Coronavirus to the Air Freight industry.

The webinar organized and moderated by GS1 Switzerland (https://www.gs1.ch/) also saw the participation of Gian Carlo Alessi, Head of Cargo Department at Euroairport Basel/Mulhouse, a member organization of IG Air Cargo Switzerland. The webinar was a great success with about 80 Swiss airfreight professionals joining the Zoom online session. All the current impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on the Swiss Air Cargo market were analyzed with plenty of statistical data. Questions from the audience were answered live. This is the full recording of the session.

 

 

 

 

Lufthansa - CEO's speech to the Annual General Meeting

On 5 May 2020, the Lufthansa Annual Shareholders General Meeting will be held. The speech of the Chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr's has been published in advance.

In order to mitigate the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the German Government passed a law which allows holding an Annual General Meeting without physical shareholder presence. Deutsche Lufthansa AG will make use of the new legislation and the 67th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 5 May 2020 at 10:00 hrs will be held for the first time exclusively virtually.

 

 

 

 

COVID19 - Cybercrime is on the rise

 

Reports of increased cybercrime in connection with the Coronavirus epidemic and the lockdown measures.

The webpage of IATA Cargo has been cloned and our association was the target of a phishing attempt last week. We received a fraudulent email requiring us to login on a fake webpage replicating the one of our hosting provider. Luckily, we realized something was wrong and did not fall in the trap.

These days people and organizations, normally involved in more traditional illegal activities, might engage in cybercrime due to the widely imposed restrictions of movement. Furthermore, the recent increased exposure of the air cargo industry in the media, might attract the undesired attention of cybercriminals.

We remind our members and all actors of the Air Cargo community to stay vigilant. Below are links to some useful resources:

 

 

 

SWISS expands its cargo services

 Swiss International Air Lines expands its cargo network reconfigures three Boeing 777s into full cargo aircraft

SWISS and its Swiss WorldCargo division have performed more than 80 cargo-only flights since the end of March, transporting over 1,300 tonnes of airfreight between Asia and Switzerland. The cargoes concerned have consisted mainly of medicines and medical supplies and equipment for the Swiss healthcare system. SWISS plans to operate over 100 further cargo flights on behalf of various private and public entities between now and the end of May.

 

 

 

COVID19 – European Commission Guidelines Facilitating Air Cargo Operations

The European Commission has issued important guidelines facilitating Air Cargo operations during COVID-19 outbreak

Continued and uninterrupted air cargo services are vital for the economy and for fighting COVID-19, and European and global supply chains depend on them being operated unhindered. Air cargo should therefore be able to continuously deliver critical products such as food, medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), and other products which are vital for the functioning of sensitive supply chains.

Aerosuisse - Aviation has a systemic importance for Switzerland

Aviation has a systemic importance for Switzerland - The Confederation must ensure liquidity. 

The spread of coronavirus poses an unprecedented challenge to the air transport. AEROSUISSE demands that the Confederation intervene to ensure the liquidity of the entire sector. This is the only way to to ensure that Switzerland and its economy have the necessary connection to the international networks as soon as the coronavirus crisis ends.

Read the complete article (URL - German) 

Read the complete article (URL - French) 

Training Luftfracht Kompakt 2nd Edition

The Luftfracht Kompakt 2019 was a great success. 

IG Air Cargo Switzerland will offer a 2nd seminar edition starting in April 2020 again for the greater area Zurich. It is also planned to replicate it in the region of EAP-Basel-Mulhouse during the second half of 2020. The specialized Air Cargo trainings are offered trough the partner association SPEDLOGSWISS. Luftfracht Kompakt (Compact Airfreight) will consist of 4 half days and it is offered in German language. The course is suitable for all employees in the air freight of shippers, importers and logistics service providers.

Info & Anmeldung: Luftfracht Kompakt @ SPEDLOGSWISS

 

Walter Mittelholzer in the SHOF

 The 13th member of Swiss Supply Chain Hall of Fame, Walter Mittelholzer was a co-founder of Swissair and thus also pioneer of Swiss air freight. His official admission of to the Swiss Supply Chain Hall of Fame will take place on 27.5.2020 at the Museum of Transport in Luzern. 

View here the SHOF Press Release (PDF - German) 

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