AZA LOGISTICS (Spain) has jumped with enthusiasm into the Air Freight world
AZA LOGISTICS, your CONNECTA partner from Spain, aims to become the main IATA provider in Valencia Region. They are enjoying and pushing hardly on this task with their new Air Freight and Sales Departments, they are putting lots of enthusiasm and passion on it.
The Valencian region, located at the heart of the western Mediterranean arch and boasting the closest commercial port to the Suez-Gibraltar axis of the large interoceanic shipping lines, finds itself in a strategic location enabling it to transform itself into the principal logistics platform in the Mediterranean. Near the Port is located the Valencia Air Freight Facility in the Valencia Airport consisting of an intermodal logistics platform, designed according to the requirements of the most important logistics operators. The Valencia airport integrates air freight with other types of transport thanks to the extensive network of connections and facilitates shorter delivery times and lower costs for the logistics chain thanks to the proximity of all the agents participating in it. The Valencia Region has excellent road and rail connections to the centre of Spain, with ideal connection to Madrid International Airport, and an essential platform for the entire Iberian Peninsula.
Counting on their CONNECTA partners AZA LOGISTICS is now able to reach many countries that seemed unreachable before. Since January 2016 they are providing air freight service to several forwarders and final customers in our region. The Company Sales policy is based on 3 O´BASIS, which are simple and effective for customers and partners:
OPTIMAL AIR-LINE. Solution ad hoc.
OPTIMAL HANDLING AND DELIVERING. Logistics ad hoc.
OPTIMAL REFERENCE. Feedback and improvement.
AZA LOGISTICS invites to all CONNECTA members to get in touch for any kind of collaboration. Their modern and huge warehouses are also available for your operations in Valencia Region.
Pls. visit www.grupoaza.es for more information
Out Of Gauge (OOG) special shipment successfully completed by WEL (Malta)
WEL, your PANGEA Partner from Malta, coordinated the shipping of a boat from the French Port of Le Havre to Malta.
Due to boat's width exceeding 2.4m, the boat had to be securely lashed on a Flat Rack and transported by sea from Port of Le Havre to Malta Freeport. Upon arrival in Malta, the Flat Rack was released from Port and escorted to a Boat Yard where the boat was professionally commissioned and lowered at sea.
This operation was coordinated by WEL Logistics team member Mr. Carlo Zammit, the whole operation was executed in 8 days and everything ran smooth.
"WEL wishes the proud owner, happy sailing, I am sure he shall enjoy the beautiful waters surrounding the Maltese islands", remarks Mr. Edward Micallef, General Manager at WEL.
Pls. visit www.wel.com.mt for more information.
Woodland Group (Ireland) enters the 2016 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award
Earlier this year, IIFA members were invited to nominate candidates to represent Ireland in the 2016 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award. Following an internal selection process based on the nominated candidates, Mr. Alan Parkes, of Woodland Group, was chosen to advance forward in the 2016 global competition.
Alan was required to submit a thesis on “An In-Depth Analysis of Outsourcing Logistics to 3rd Party Specialists” which will be judged with entries from other participating European National Associations for the European Region sector of the Award. The three other FIATA regions comprise; “Americas,” “Africa and Middle East” and “Asia Pacific”.
Speaking on the nomination, Kevin Brady, Managing Director at Woodland Group Ireland said, “Alan’s nomination in the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award demonstrates his passion and commitment to our industry and we are very proud that Alan has been nominated for this prestigious award. Celebrating 19 years in business in Ireland this year, Woodland Ireland owes its success to our staff who are passionate, innovate and always looking to improve, allowing us to deliver global solutions to some of the world’s leading businesses.”
Mr. Parkes is an operations assistant with Woodland Group, the freight forwarding and supply chain specialists, based in Ballycoolin, Dublin. With a background in Transport Operations and Technology from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Alan has a keen passion for the industry. Alan is also a participant on the 2015-2016 FIATA Diploma course and will continue to study with his fellow 24 FIATA Diploma participants for the final examination in September 2016, just ahead of the 2016 FIATA World Congress Dublin.
Regional winners will be notified of the success of their thesis in the first week of July, and the successful candidates will be presented with their award at the 2016 FIATA World Congress in Dublin in October of this year.
David Barnes Signs Sponsorship Deal with Woodland Sport (Ireland)
Woodland Sport, your CONNECTA Partners from Ireland, have signed a sponsorship agreement with respected former rugby star David Barnes to act in an ambassador role for 2016. Barnes, a former Bath prop with over a decade’s involvement with the Rugby Players Association has filled the role of RPA Director and RPA Chairman with great distinction.
Taking on various challenges to raise monies for specific charitable causes, he was part of a group that saw 42 people climb Kilimanjaro and raise over £225,000 for charities, including Help for Heroes, Restart and the RFU Injured Players Foundation. He also brings a wealth of knowledge from his most recent experience of working in the commercial sector.
The agreement will see Woodland Group and Barnes working closely together to ensure Woodland Sport strengthen their business in the rugby sector, an important core market to Woodland Sport moving forward.
Speaking at the announcement, Deborah Smith, Head of Woodland Sport said, “We are delighted to announce this partnership with David. He has valuable insights and his past experience as a player means that he is a great addition to the Ambassador Team. It also reinforces our commitment to the rugby sector as a strategically important sector that we are looking to expand in.”
Woodland Sport is a unique and innovative supply chain solution designed especially for the sports industry. Powered by Woodland Global, a leader in global logistics and supply chain, the operation is transforming the way in which sports clubs and organisations operate within the retail business. Woodland Sport Ambassador and former professional rugby player, David Barnes said, “I am looking forward to working in partnership with Woodland Sport to support rugby clubs across Europe benefit from their proven supply chain solution. Having been involved in rugby as a player and administrator for over a decade, and knowing the importance of trusted logistics within the sport, I am confident that the unparalleled offering from Woodland Sport will be a huge success.”
For detailed information about Woodland Sport, visit http://woodlandsportslogistics.com
CONNECTA Airfreight Network will celebrate its 1st Annual Conference in Abu Dhabi
The members of this global network of independent Airfreight forwarders will meet in Abu Dhabi from 17th-19th October
CONNECTA Airfreight Network, global network of independent air freight forwarders, announces that inscriptions are open for attending the 1st Annual Conference, which will take place in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on 17th, 18th and 19th October.
The CONNECTA Annual Meeting will be celebrated along with the 5th Annual Meeting of the group sister network, PANGEA LOGISTICS NETWORK. More than 300 independent freight forwarders from 95 countries that belong to these leading transport networks are invited to participate.
The choice of Abu Dhabi responds to the excellent perspectives of growth and development of this country, direct connections to main international airports and premier tourist destination in the world. This strategic location will also encourage the attendance of Connecta and Pangea members worldwide. For this reason, it is foreseen that the participation registered at the previous conference celebrated in Barcelona (Spain) and which closed with a high degree of satisfaction on the part of the participants will be surpassed.
The Annual Conference is the main event that Connecta organises and offers a unique chance to strengthen links between network members, to promote their companies, to establish new business contacts and to explore business synergies by making the most of the presence of independent freight forwarders from all over the world. Over the three days, the attendees will enjoy an intense programme of activities that combine working sessions with the networking opportunities at various informal events. The group activities are also alternated with face to face contacts between the forwarders who wish to impulse their collaboration within the network.
The event will take place at the incomparable InterContinental Abu Dhabi hotel, a luxury five star hotel, with a Private Beach and Marina overlooking the Arabian Gulf on one side and the city of Abu Dhabi on the other. The hotel is centrally located close to the famous Corniche, beachfront leisure and the best shopping Marina mall, making the hotel the perfect venue for meetings and events.
“This Annual Conference is the first event that will bring together all the members of our network specialised in air freight transport. And that’s why it’s the most important!", indicates Sarah Bidmead, Network Manager of Connecta Air Freight Network. "Experience shows that the first meeting is when the most solid and valuable relations with other members are established."
Inscriptions for the 2016 Annual Conference are now open on the Meeting website, exclusively for network members. The attendees that register before 31st July will enjoy a discount on the general rate. A reduced rate is also available for traveling companions.
More information: https://freightcamp.com/
PROLINAIR (France) opens dedicated office for Wines & Spirits department
Your CONNECTA Partners in France, PROLINAIR, have recently moved their Bordeaux office becoming exclusively dedicated to their Wines & Spirits department.
This change is a natural move to be closer to their long-term Fine Wine warehouse partner: DARTESS.
Now 5 people are working for Air & Sea Shipments all over the world and ready to answer to all your enquiries or questions.
Pls. find below the new address:
PROLINAIR BORDEAUX Zone de Bordeaux Fret 14 rue de Strasbourg 33520 BRUGES FRANCE Tel : +33 5 57 26 04 81 Fax : +33 57 26 04 89
Pls. visit www.prolinair.com for more information
Woodland Group acquires Courier Elite
Woodland Logistics, your CONNECTA Partner in Ireland,is pleased to announce the acquisition of transport operator Courier Elite, based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
“The addition of the Courier Elite business will strengthen our presence in in the Cambridgeshire, Northampton and Midlands and greatly assist in our growth plans for the region. The ambition is to double the size of our current national fleet of 155 vehicles within the next 3-5 years, with the Peterborough and Midlands region of specific focus”, said Sean Kirby, Woodland Logistics Managing Director.
Woodland Logistics specialises in the management of national transport operations for a number of large manufacturing businesses in the UK. Their embedded logistics teams within client production and distribution facilities, allows for fast, efficient, long-term solutions, that benefit the client from a service and overall profitability aspect.
The assets of the company include a diverse range of vehicles which is a mix of standard curtain sided vehicles ranging from 7.5 ton, 18 ton and 26 ton rigid’s, to a large fleet of 44 ton arctic trucks, including crane and fork lift mounted equipment.
OTIM (Italy) successfully manages Project of Oversized Engineering Plant to China
OTIM, your CONNECTA Partner in Italy, managed the entire organization and transportation of a project of 488 tons of breakbulk cargo plus containers from Italy to China for the complete relocation of an industrial plant.
1 skid dim cm 810x375x240H tons 74
1 skid dim cm 810x375x240H tons 74
1 case dim cm 550x290x315H tons 44
1 case dim cm 500x360x290H tons 35
2 cases dim cm 300x210x310H tons 18.1 each
1 case dim cm 610x300x360H tons 31.7
2 cases dim cm 475x360x220H tons 47.03 each
1 case dim cm 440x250x275H tons 50.9
1 case dim cm 680x200x305H tons 86.4
1 case dim cm 1205x146x145H tons 5.8
65x20' ot shipper own
37x20' box shipper own
8x40' hc shipepr own
OTIM is a project cargo specialist for large and out of gauge project cargo. They handle an extensive range of project cargoes from large construction engineering plant, machinery and large construction items, dismantled factory components, storage, packaging and transport. Through its comprehensive range of market knowledge, services and partnership links, OTIM offers complete end-to-end project cargo solutions from collection to delivery, and assembly and dismantling.
You are invited to visit their WEB SITE: www.otim.net and enjoy their video on YouTube, click here for more information
IATA Launches Standard Safety Assessment Program
Montreal – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) for airlines not eligible for the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).
ISSA is a voluntary safety audit program aligned with global best practices and created primarily for airlines that operate aircraft which have a lower maximum take-off weight (MTOW) than the 5,700 kg (12,566 lbs.) threshold for participation in IOSA. ISSA is also an alternative for airlines, such as some private charters whose business model does not allow conformity with IOSA’s standards. ISSA is not a substitute for IOSA which remains a requirement for IATA membership.
"There is a clear need to ensure that operators of all types of equipment have robust safety infrastructure in place, validated by an operational safety evaluation. ISSA, which is based on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) provisions, enables the industry to address the need for a global operational safety standard for operators that are not eligible for IOSA. I am confident that it will deliver a positive safety benefit in the same manner as has IOSA,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
Utilizing experience and knowledge gained from the IOSA Program, ISSA helps airline operators to conform to global safety standards and best practices; and provides them with an opportunity to evaluate and improve their existing operational and management control systems. ISSA also introduces elements of a Safety Management System (SMS). Additionally, assessments will be performed by IOSA Accredited Audit Organizations.
Unlike IOSA, ISSA is not linked to IATA membership. Airlines operating aircraft with a certificated MTOW above 5,700 kg will be eligible for one initial assessment under ISSA, after which the operator will be required to pursue an IOSA initial registration audit to stay on an IATA Audit registry. The ISSA Program manual (ISPM) and the ISSA Standards Manual (ISSM) are now available along with other ISSA
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Woodland Logistics (Ireland) secure the second Logistics contract for M&H Plastics
Woodland Logistics, a division of The Woodland Group, your CONNECTA Partner in Ireland, is proud to announce the second Logistics contract for M&H Plastics, part of the RPC Group.
The partnership between the two companies commenced in July 2015 and Woodland began operating out of the M&H Ellough, Suffolk site with a dedicated distribution fleet and in house operations team. The latest site in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, began joint operations in February 2016.
RPC is a leading Global Plastics Manufacturer, operating out of 42 facilities in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. The company manufactures a wide range of products including packaging for the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, automotive, and electronic industries. Woodland Logistics are a leading service provider of transportation services from single pallet distribution, to dedicated fleet and complete supply chain management.
Eduardo Gomes, General Manager, M&H Plastics Market Rasen said of the partnership, ‘We are very excited to be working with a dynamic, progressive company such as Woodland Logistics and look forward to seeing an increase in performance, customer service and efficiencies in our UK and International market sectors.’
Sean Kirby, Managing Director, Woodland Logistics added ‘the Woodland Logistics team will deliver improved performance to the M&H Plastics business, by working closely with the key stakeholders in the business making the necessary, essential improvements to the operation to the benefit of M&H Plastics and its valued clients’.
Pamela Fisher, M&H Plastics Ellough Supply Chain Manager said at the announcement of the Market Rasen contract, ‘We are confident that Woodland Logistics will deliver the high level of service, attention to detail and efficiencies that they have delivered to the Ellough site. The RPC M&H Plastics Group have a great partner in Woodland Logistics’.
Shanghai – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for further action on three vital aspects of the air cargo business: transitioning to paperless freight processes, a focus on global handling standards for pharmaceutical freight, and tough action to ensure the continued safe transportation of lithium batteries by air.
“Air cargo has had a challenging few years. 2014 saw the first significant boost in volumes since 2010, a trend we expect to continue this year. Revenues, however, are still down from the 2011 peak, and yields are falling for the fourth straight year. I am a cargo optimist. But business improvement will only come by constantly improving the value of cargo. There is a long haul ahead to recapture lost revenues, nevertheless the prospects for the future are bright because the industry is really starting to act strategically and plan for the future,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO at the opening of the 9th World Cargo Symposium in Shanghai, China.
The transition to paperless freight finally saw lift-off in 2014, as the industry exceeded 24% global e-Air Waybill (e-AWB) penetration. Key to the improvement was enhancing collaborative work across the air cargo chain and with customs authorities. A growing number of routes around the world now have the necessary regulatory approval, including, from November 2014, Shanghai. “We still have work to do to help businesses transition, but there has been a big change in the mentality of the industry. We can now look ahead and plan for the digitization of other air cargo documents, through a collaborative industry approach,” said Tyler. The industry is aiming to achieve 45% e-AWB penetration in 2015 and 80% in the following year.
Global handling standards for pharmaceutical goods will be an essential step towards air cargo improving its share of the $60 billion a year pharma logistics market. The industry needs to meet customer demands for the integrity of their goods, while complying with increasing amounts of regulation from global authorities. “If these expectations are not met, air cargo risks losing the opportunity presented by this huge market. Modal competitors to air are working hard to win this business,” said Tyler.
To help foster air cargo’s competitiveness in this growing segment, IATA has developed a new initiative, the Centre of Excellence for Independent Validation in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma). CEIV Pharma assesses and validates cool-chain processes and provides training to guarantee that they comply with all applicable standards and regulatory requirements. “The benefit of CEIV certification for all organizations will be to instill trust and confidence with shippers that the sensitive goods will be handled reliably until they reach the customer,” said Tyler.
The continued safe transportation of lithium batteries remains a key concern for the industry. Robust regulations and guidance exist, but these are not being fully adhered to by all shippers. China is the largest producer of lithium batteries and therefore a key market. IATA has developed the Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines in Chinese to raise awareness on this vital issue, but the issue is also one for government authorities. “Regulators need to step up. The industry is doing what it can, but without oversight, surveillance and where necessary, enforcement, compliance at the source of the shipment will be limited,” said Tyler.
Read Tony Tyler's speech
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IATA Releases 2014 Safety Performance
Hong Kong - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released 2014 commercial aviation safety performance.
The 2014 global jet accident rate (measured in hull losses per 1 million flights) was 0.23, which was the lowest rate in history and the equivalent of one accident for every 4.4 million flights. This was an improvement over 2013 when the global hull loss rate stood at 0.41 (an average of one accident every 2.4 million flights) and also an improvement over the five-year rate (2009-2013) of 0.58 hull loss accidents per million flights jet. There were 12 fatal accidents involving all aircraft types in 2014 with 641 fatalities, compared with an average of 19 fatal accidents and 517 fatalities per year in the five-year period (2009-2013). The 2014 jet hull loss rate for members of IATA was 0.12 (one accident for every 8.3 million flights), which outperformed the global average by 48% and which showed significant improvement over the five-year rate of 0.33. “Any accident is one too many and safety is always aviation’s top priority. While aviation safety was in the headlines in 2014, the data show that flying continues to improve its safety performance,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
MH 370 and MH 17
The year 2014 will be remembered for two extraordinary and tragic events—MH 370 and MH 17. Although the reasons for the disappearance and loss of MH 370 are unknown, it is classified as a fatal accident—one of 12 in 2014. The aviation industry has welcomed the proposal by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to move towards the adoption of a performance-based standard for global tracking of commercial aircraft, supported by multi-national operational assessments to evaluate impact and guide implementation. The destruction of MH 17 by anti-aircraft weaponry, however, is not included as an accident under globally-recognized accident classification criteria. The four aircraft involved in the events of 9.11 were treated in the same way.
“The shooting down of MH 17 took with it 298 lives in an act of aggression that is by any measure unacceptable. Governments and industry have come together to find ways to reduce the risk of over-flying conflict zones. This includes better sharing of critical information about security risks to civil aviation. And we are calling on governments to find an international mechanism to regulate the design, manufacture and deployment of weapons with anti-aircraft capabilities,” said Tyler.
“To the flying public an air tragedy is an air tragedy, regardless of how it is classified. In 2014 we saw a reduction in the number of fatal accidents—and that would be true even if we were to include MH 17 in the total. The greatest tribute that we can pay to those who lost their lives in aviation-related tragedies is to continue our dedication to make flying ever safer. And that is exactly what we are doing,” said Tyler.
2014 Safety by the numbers:
More than 3.3 billion people flew safely on 38.0 million flights (30.6 million by jet, 7.4 million by turboprop) 73 accidents (all aircraft types), down from 81 in 2013 and the five-year average of 86 per year 12 fatal accidents (all aircraft types) versus 16 in 2013 and the five-year average of 19 16% of all accidents were fatal, below the five-year average of 22% 7 hull loss accidents involving jets compared to 12 in 2013 and the five-year average of 16 Three fatal hull loss accidents involving jets, down from six in 2013, and the five-year average of eight 17 hull loss accidents involving turboprops of which nine were fatal 641 fatalities compared to 210 fatalities in 2013 and the five-year average of 517 Jet hull loss rates by region of operator
All regions but one showed improvement in 2014 when compared to 2013. The exception is Europe which maintained the rate of 0.15 jet hull losses per 1 million sectors. All regions saw their safety performance improve in 2014 compared to the respective five-year rate 2009-2013 as follows: Africa (from 6.83 to 0.00) ; Asia-Pacific (from 0.63 to 0.44); CIS (from 2.74 to 0.83); Europe (from 0.24 to 0.15); Latin America and the Caribbean (from 0.87 to 0.41); Middle East-North Africa (1.82 to 0.63); North America (from 0.20 to 0.11) North Asia (from 0.06 to 0.00). CIS had the worst performance (0.83) among regions, but it showed strong improvement over three consecutive years: 6.34 (2011), 1.91 (2012), 1.79 (2013). Turboprop hull loss rates by region of operator
The world turboprop hull loss rate improved to 2.30 hull losses per million flights in 2014 compared to 2.78 in the five years 2009-2013. The following regions saw their turboprop safety performance improve in 2014 when compared to the respective five-year rate: Asia-Pacific (from 2.16 to 0.00); CIS (from 12.12 to 11.95); Europe (from 1.46 to 0.71); Latin America and the Caribbean (from 4.53 to 1.21); Middle East-North Africa (from 7.91 to 7.17). Africa had the worst performance (14.13 hull losses per million flights) in 2014 for turboprop hull losses, which exceeded the region’s five-year rate of 9.62. There are relatively few turboprop operations in North Asia so the single turboprop hull loss experienced in the region in 2014 caused the turboprop hull loss rate to rise to 11.28 compared to the five-year rate of. 2.41. North America also saw a deterioration in 2014 compared to the preceding five years (1.19 vs. 1.02). IOSA
Airlines on the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry experienced three jet hull loss accidents and one turboprop hull loss accident. The total accident rate (all aircraft types) for IOSA-registered carriers was more than three times better than the rate for non-IOSA carriers (1.09 vs. 3.32). As of 4 March 2015, 396 airlines are on the IOSA registry. For IATA’s 251 airlines, IOSA certification is a requirement for membership in the Association. That some 145 non-member airlines are also on the registry is evidence that IOSA is the global benchmark for airline operational safety management.
“The overall performance of IOSA airlines shows that the audits are among the factors having a positive impact on safety. Beginning this year, we have upgraded to Enhanced IOSA, which incorporates systems to monitor compliance across the two-year audit cycle. This is moving IOSA from a once-every-two-year snapshot to a continuous management process,” said Tyler.
There are operators that are not eligible for an IOSA either because they operate aircraft below 5,700 kg (12,566 lbs) maximum take-off weight, or because their business model does not allow conformity with other IOSA requirements. To address this segment of the industry, IATA has developed the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA). ISSA is not linked to IATA membership. Operators with aircraft above 5,700 kg MTOW will be eligible for one initial ISSA, after which the operator will be required to pursue an initial IOSA registration to stay on an IATA Audit registry.
“There is a clear need to ensure that operators of all types of equipment have robust safety infrastructure in place, which is validated by an operational safety audit. The ISSA will enable the industry to address the need for a global operational safety standard for operators that are not eligible for IOSA and I am confident that the ISSA standard will deliver a positive safety benefit in the same manner as has IOSA,” said Tyler.
Safety Improvements in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan airlines had zero jet hull loss accidents in 2014. “Safety continues to be a challenge for Africa. The fact that the region experienced no jet hull loss accidents last year is real progress, in line with the objectives of the Abuja Declaration. However, the poor performance on turboprops demonstrates that significant challenges remain. Governments in the region need to accelerate implementation of ICAO’s safety-related standards and recommended practices (SARPS), according to the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP). As of the end of 2014, only 14 African states had achieved 60% implementation of the SARPS. Making IOSA a part of the certification process certainly will help,” said Tyler. The 27 Sub-Saharan airlines on the IOSA registry are performing more than 10 times better than non-IOSA operators in terms of all accidents (1.95 per million flights versus 19.62).
Safety in the CIS
CIS airlines on the IOSA registry experienced zero accidents in 2014 for a second consecutive year. For all airlines in the CIS, the jet hull loss rate in 2014 of 0.83 was a significant improvement over the five-year rate (2.74). However, this was well below world levels. “We are seeing steady improvement in the CIS but there still is work to be done, in alignment with IATA’s global Six Point Safety Strategy,” said Tyler.
Increased Focus on Turboprop Operations
The accident rate for operators of turboprop aircraft on the IOSA Registry was 0.47 hull losses per million flights or less than 1 hull loss accident for every 2 million flights. However, the overall rate was significantly higher (2.30 per million flights). IATA and other stakeholders are addressing this shortfall through increased focus on improved safety awareness, systems, training, and airport infrastructure serving this type of operation. Additionally, statistics show that operators in all sectors continue to deliver better safety performance when the operator’s operational infrastructure, including that of its safety management capabilities, is robust. Operational standards such as IOSA, which require this robust infrastructure are a key to safer operations.
Using Data Analysis to Drive Improvements
Historically, aviation safety has improved through a well-established process of accident investigations that identify the probable causes and recommend mitigation measures. However, as aviation becomes ever safer, there are so few accidents that they cannot yield the trend data that is vital to a systemic risk-based approach to improving safety. Future safety gains will come increasingly from analyzing data from the more than 38 million flights that operate safely every year, rather than just the handful of flights where something goes wrong.
To support this requirement, IATA has created the Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) program as a comprehensive safety data warehouse. GADM includes analysis reports covering accidents, incidents, ground damage, maintenance and audits, plus data from nearly 2 million flights and over 1 million air safety reports. More than 470 organizations, including more than 90% of IATA member airlines, are participating in at least one GADM database.
“The GADM program will enhance aviation’s ability to identify areas of concern before they rise to the level of potential threats. Stakeholders are committed to advancing safety through a data-driven approach supported by cooperation and reliance on global standards and best practices,” said Tyler.
Six-Point Safety Strategy
IATA’s Six Point Safety Strategy is a comprehensive data-driven approach to identify organizational, operational and emerging safety issues:
Reducing operational risk Enhancing quality and compliance through audit programs Advocating for improved aviation infrastructure such as implementation of performance-based navigation approaches Supporting consistent implementation of Safety Management Systems Supporting effective recruitment and training to enhance quality and compliance through programs such as the IATA Quality and Training Initiative and ICAO’s Multi-crew Pilot License Identifying and addressing emerging safety issues, such as lithium batteries “The history of aviation is the story of continuous safety improvements. We must never lose sight of the need to maintain that dedication as we drive the accident rate lower using the data-driven approach that guides our Six Point Safety Strategy,” said Tyler.
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Cooperating to Promote e-Freight in Shanghai
Shanghai – The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Shanghai Customs, Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Shanghai Airport Authority, China Eastern Airlines, and Shanghai E-port have signed a Letter of Initiative (LOI) today to jointly promote e-Freight in Shanghai.
Under the terms of the LOI, the six organizations will cooperate to:
Improve efficiency and reduce costs in existing processes by phasing out the need for a security check stamp on paper air waybills Eliminate the need for paper air waybills and facilitate the implementation of paperless customs clearance at Shanghai Pudong Airport. Optimize and streamline data sharing between the parties “China is the second largest market for international freight by air. With much of the world’s manufacturing taking place in China, it is essential that processes are kept as efficient as possible. This can be achieved through partnership and adoption of global standards. This agreement will bolster Shanghai’s position as a leading air freight hub in China and in the world,” said Zhang Baojian, IATA’s Regional Vice President for North Asia.
The air cargo industry is well known for its paper-intensive processes. E-freight is a global initiative to modernize the air cargo industry and enhance efficiency by eliminating the pouch of over 20 documents that accompany every air cargo shipment. It will contribute to the industry’s goal of reducing shipping times by 48 hours.
Implementing e-air waybill is an important enabling step for e-freight. The industry target is to achieve 45% e-air waybill penetration globally by the end of 2015, and 80% by the end of 2016.
E-freight pilots have been implemented at Shanghai Pudong Airport, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and Beijing Capital Airport. In June 2014, China Cargo Airlines successfully launched the pilot e-air waybill pilot at Shanghai Pudong Airport. To date, Shanghai is the leading airport in China in terms of the number of e-AWBs processed.
Shanghai Pudong Airport ranks third globally for cargo handled and is the gateway for over 60% of China’s cargo throughput. In 2014, Shanghai Pudong Airport saw an 8% increase in its cargo throughput.
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GAMA INTERMODAL (Turkey) moves 1.144 Tons Tower cranes for Expo2017
GAMA INTERMODAL, your CONNECTA Partner in Turkey, has recently transported the huge Tower Cranes of Zoomlion as part of the Expo2017 that finished last month.
The Tower Cranes parts were picked up from the building site in China and then all the part of the Tower had been delivered to Astana, Kazakhistan. As part of the Project 72 trucks and containers were used for the transportation of 1.144 Tons goods. The Project was completed with success.
Below are some pictures of the operations and Tower Cranes.
Regular Air&Sea consol services to Brazil and Cuba offered by SOTRADE (Italy)
SOTRADE, your CONNECTA partners in Italy, are offering almost daily consol services by air to Brasil and weekly consol services by sea to 2/3 different ports of discharge by direct service. Their high knowledge of Brasilian market and rules is due to long experience for many years. Additionally SOTRADE benefits of exclusive rates with airlines and shipping lines.
Recently they have also opened a regular service by sea (consol LCL) to Havana in Cuba.
OMER LOGISTICS (Pakistan) awarded amongst the TOP 10 freight forwarders by worldclass airlines
OMER LOGISTICS, your CONNECTA Partner in Pakistan, is proud to be recognized and awarded by some of the most important international airlines.
Shaheen Airline and Saudi Ailines have recently awarded OMER LOGISTICS for consecutive years on below recognitions. The awards recognizes air freight forwarders in Pakistan who continuously demonstrate exceptional services, volumes and who constantly improves and exceeds the guidelines stipulated.
Lahore Top Customer Award by Shaheen Airline Year 2015 Islamabad Award & Certificate of Appreciation by Shaheen Airlines Year 2015 Top Customer Award by Shaheen Airlines Top 10 Agent Award Ex-North Pakistan by Saudi Airlines for 2014
ANGELFREIGHT (Germany) handles a shipment of Plutonium samples for the NMCC in Japan
ANGELFREIGHT, your CONNECTA partner in Germany, has recently handled a shipment of Plutonium (UN2915, Cl. 7) from LEJ, Leipzig - Germany, to NRT, Narita - Japan.
The shipment consisted in 0,38 kg net/3 kg gross of Plutonium samples for the Nuclear Material Control Center (NMCC) in Japan. ANGELFREIGHT followed the procedures designed to ensure the protection of the public and the environment, as per the Interantaional Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) advisory regulations for the safe transport of radioactive material.
Plutonium is transported as an oxide powder since this is its most stable form, within a sealed package criticaly designed with integrated shielding, certified and labelled in accordance with the requirements of the national and international regulations.
The ANGELFREIGHT staff involved in the transport of radioactive materials are trained to take appropiate precautions and to respond in case of an emergency.
WEL (Malta) handled a Super Urgent shipment for the Oil & Gas Industry
WEL, your CONNECTA partner in Malta, successfully handled a super urgent shipment of Industrial Hose Pipes for the Oil and Gas Industry. The shipment consisted in 5 Crates, measuring 204x204x109 cm and a total weight of 2,970Kg.
The pipes had to be transported from an offshore vessel in the Mediterranean Sea to Chennai Airport in India.
The main challenge was that no commercial air freighter service operates in Malta except of Integrator freighters, such as DHL and TNT. Thanks to the cooperation with Lufthansa Cargo, WEL managed to secure space on the Integrator aircraft that was linked to the Lufthansa's Frankfurt (FRA) Cargo Hub which ensured on-time uplift to Chennai (MAA). Despite it's dimensions, the shipment was available to their client in India within 6 days record.
BIFA judges bowled over by ‘The Clubhouse’ initiative from Woodland Group (Ireland)
At Woodland Group, your CONNECTA Partner in Ireland, they are still feeling incredibly lucky to have won the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2016 in the Supply Chain Management category in January and wanted to share an insight into how they came to find a niche in the Sports Logistics market with their initiative ‘The Clubhouse’.
No stranger to the BIFA Freight Service Awards, the team at Woodland have a track record of success, winning the special services award in 2010 and scooping the training and staff development prize in 2007.
They had heard that the BIFA Supply Chain Management award was looking for companies providing a customer-focused innovative solution enabling a more efficient supply chain and they jumped at the chance to talk about their unique offering - The Clubhouse. A members-only buying consortium for sports clubs, the Clubhouse initially focussed on the cricket industry. Sourcing merchandise material from overseas suppliers to be sold in fan shops, online and at cricket grounds in the UK, the aim of the service was to simplify the supply chain for the clubs, allowing them to focus more resources on increasing sales and profitability.
Such was the success of the Clubhouse, they quickly realised it had grown legs and wanted to share their achievements to date with BIFA and they are pleased that they also saw the potential in their offering.
Woodland was chosen as category winner for the innovative approach of simplifying the supply chain within the sports industry. Being recognised as having identified a clear gap in the market, the Woodland Sports Logistics division was formed within the Woodland Group. Offering customers, a one-stop-shop, from sourcing ethically-produced products to managing the shipping, storage, and fulfilment process, the service simplifies the supply chain for the clubs and adds real value to their business.
To give you a direct insight, the Sports Logistics division ships the manufactured items to Woodland's UK fulfilment centre, where their team quality check and re-pack the products before distributing them nationally. Woodland staff also make factory and site visits in order to ensure the highest standards of safety and legal protection are in place for workers.
"It is so rewarding that BIFA's judges were won over by our Clubhouse submission and our goal now is to extend our services Globally to all sports clubs. What a fantastic start to the year! Understanding the sporting market and negotiating rates within the relevant factories and countries for sport around the world has helped us very quickly become a main player within the cricket, rugby, and football industry. We have recruited ambassadors such as Paul Pritchard for Cricket and Clive Allen for Football who can help us understand their sport from the inside. There is no sport we are not looking at and with new Ambassadors for fishing, baseball, cycling, and hockey to name a few we should be the first stop for any sports manufacturer", comments Deborah Smith, Sports Logistics Global Sales, Woodland Group.
Woodland Group (Ireland) Shortlisted for 3 Logistics & Transport Awards
Woodland Group, your CONNECTA Partner in Ireland, have been shortlisted not once, not twice but 3 times for the Irish Logistics & Transport Awards 2016!
The awards, now in their seventh year have recognised Woodland in three categories: Logistics & Transport Team of the Year; Freight Forwarding Team of the Year; and Freight Forwarding Company of the Year.
The award ceremony is held on April 7th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin and details of the awards are available
The Irish Logistic and Transport Awards’ aim is to celebrate excellence in logistics and transport and to encourage teams and individuals to constantly raise the bar, to innovate and maintain their commitment to the industry in their day-to-day endeavours. Woodland Group are proud to be honoured with nominations in 3 categories and look forward to the Awards next month.
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