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Logistics Update Africa

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The EgyptAir Training Academy will launch a new A320neo simulator in mid-November, the first African airline to do so.It is designed and manufactured completely by L3 Harris apparatus.The move comes as part of its emphasis on leadership, making it an international centre specialised in the various fields of training.It also reflects the airline’s keenness to keep pace with the highest international standards in the air transport industry.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/egyptair-to-add-a320neo-simulator-to-training-academy-in-nov-aviation
Virgin Atlantic is set to restart flights from Heathrow to Cape Town, South Africa from December 10.Last week, it started flying to Johannesburg from London.The Cape Town will initially operate a limited schedule, still to be announced.As of now, the airline operates four flights a week to Johannesburg and plans to increase it to a daily frequency by the end of the year.
Air Seychelles will operate passenger services from Johannesburg to Maldives between December 4, 2020 and January 9, 2021.The flight will provide travellers the opportunity to plan their holidays in advance for the upcoming festive season now that both countries have reopened to welcome back international visitors.The aircraft will make an intermediate stop briefly in the Seychelles before continuing to Velana International Airport in Male.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/this-holiday-season-air-seychelles-will-fly-to-maldives-aviation
 Bollore Logistics and Transport Intelligence recently joined forces to administer a global survey with 422 professionals (shippers, service providers and financial institutions) shedding light on the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on the supply chain and future structural changes in the medium term.
transport logistic 2021 will be held from May 4 – 7, where the logistics world will meet in Munich to establish, maintain and expand contacts.Messe Munchen is in intensive preparations with the authorities, exhibitors and service providers to ensure that the trade fair is held in accordance with all regulations.It will be the first major industry meeting in Germany since the outbreak of the global corona pandemic.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/transport-logistic-2021-to-be-held-in-munich-from-may-4-7-logistics
Effective October 25, Ethiopian Airlines will start non-stop flights to and from Manchester to Addis Ababa till the end of November this year.Recently, the carrier has started a direct flight from Lome, Togo to New York.Last month, the carrier has restored its service to Johannesburg and Victoria Falls.https://www.logupdateafrica.com/ethiopian-airlines-to-fly-manchester-service-from-oct-25-aviation
Air Seychelles has appointed Bird Travels as its general sales agent (GSA) in India.Charles Johnson, chief commercial officer at Air Seychelles, said, “We are delighted to appoint Bird Travels as our representative in India.Even though commercial flights between Seychelles and India are currently suspended, we will work closely with the company’s experienced sales and marketing professionals, well-positioned in most Indian cities, to further develop and strengthen our presence in addition to reinforcing our sales distribution network within the Indian market.” https://www.logupdateafrica.com/air-seychelles-selects-bird-travels-as-gsa-in-india-aviation
Qatar Airways has signed an interline agreement with Airlink, further expanding its presence in Southern Africa, reports African Travel and Tourism Association.
 Emirates and Airlink have announced an interline agreement, widening Emirates’ reach into Southern Africa as countries begin opening their borders for travellers.Emirates’ agreement with Airlink will provide its customers enhanced connectivity via its gateways Johannesburg and Cape Town to more than 25 domestic destinations in South Africa and more than 20 regional destinations in Southern Africa.
Fastjet Zimbabwe will reintroduce flights between Victoria Falls and OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg from December 3, 2020.The new flight schedule will operate three times per week between the two cities, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday using a 50-seater ERJ145 aircraft.The ticket for this route is on sale from October 20. https://www.logupdateafrica.com/fastjet-zimbabwe-to-restart-flights-between-victoria-falls-and-joburg-from-dec-3-aviation
Kuehne+Nagel Group demonstrated profitable growth in the third quarter of 2020, following a first half year marked by the coronavirus pandemic.In the third quarter of 2020, container volume rose by 10.4 percent to 1.2 million TEUs compared to the second quarter.
Pharma.Aero has welcomed new full members - Guarulhos Airport, dnata and Ivemar.Monica Lamas, commercial and cargo director at Guarulhos Airport, added, “During the past few years, Guarulhos Airport has received important investments in infrastructure, technology and process improvements, aiming at offering the highest quality and reliability to the pharmaceutical industries.Guarulhos Airport is the largest hub in Brazil for pharma imports.CEIV IATA was a very important achievement in this journey, and now, becoming members of Pharma.Aero will take Guarulhos Airport to a new level, as we will be side by side with the specialists of this platform, sharing innovations in air cargo industry and being part of the network of excellence in the pharma supply chain.” https://www.logupdateafrica.com/pharmaaero-announces-guarulhos-airport-dnata-ivemar-as-new-full-members-aviation
 Etihad Cargo has partnered with CSafe Global for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, to introduce its latest high-performing container, the CSafe RAP, across its global fleet of wide-body and freighter aircraft.The CSafe RAP uses innovative heating and compressor-driven cooling technologies, along with advanced VIP insulation, to maintain constant payload temperatures even at extreme ambient temperatures spanning from -30°C to +54°C – the broadest operating range in the industry.Its large payload compartment of 6.68 cubic metres easily accommodates up to four standard US pallets or five standard Euro pallets.With an extended battery run time of more than 120 hours, the CSafe RAP ensures temperature integrity and product viability through to destination even on extended journeys.
Congo Terminal, the concessionary of the container terminal at the Port of Pointe-Noire, has taken delivery of two new RTG yard gantries.With a 40-tonne lifting capacity, the new equipment will boost the container storage capacities of the yards and help to improve flows across all operations.
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