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Middle East carriers’ freight volumes up 3.8pc in June

Middle East carriers' freight volumes grew 3.8 per cent in June over the same period last year, an improvement on May figure of 2.7 per cent but well below the average five-year rate of 9.5 per cent, according to recent data.

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Middle East carriers’ freight volumes up 2.4pc in May

Middle Eastern carriers’ freight volumes grew 2.4 per cent in May compared to the same period last year. However, there was a significant deceleration in demand compared to the 6.9 per cent growth seen in the previous month, said a report.

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Digitalisation of freight transportation, logistics industry 'crucial'

As the GCC countries pursue economic diversification and sustainable growth plans, the need to digitise the freight transportation and logistics industry (T&L) is becoming increasingly important, according to a recent report.

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ME air freight demand soars 7.3pc in April

Middle Eastern carriers posted the second fastest year-on-year growth in freight volumes in April 2018, up 7.3 per cent, a significant jump from the 0.8 per cent recorded in previous month, according to data released by the International Air Tra

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Kuwait inks air freight services MoU with Saudi Arabia

The civil aviation authorities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) including, among several items, increasing flights to some Saudi cities, a report said. According to a report in

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Dubai World Central cargo growth up 8.9pc in Q1

Dubai World Central (DWC) handled a total of 229,831 tonnes of freight during the first quarter (Q1) of the year, as against 211,144 tonnes handled during Q1 2017, reflecting a growth of 8.9 per cent, said a report issued by Dubai Airports.

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Air freight growth slows to 22-month low

The global air freight demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 1.7 per cent in March 2018, compared to the same period the year before.    This was five percentage points lower than the Feb

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Sharjah airport passengers up 5pc to 2.9m in Q1

Sharjah International Airport (SIA) welcomed 2.88 million passengers during the first quarter of 2018, marking a 5.1 per cent increase year-on-year, said a media report. This brings the average monthly traffic in the quarter to ov

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HyperloopTT starts work on full-scale passenger, freight system

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has announced the arrival of the first set of tubes designed to move both people and freight to its research and development centre in Toulouse, France. An innovative transportat

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HyperloopTT starts work on full-scale passenger, freight system

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has announced the arrival of the first set of tubes designed to move both people and freight to its research and development centre in Toulouse, France. An innovative transportat

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