IAG Cargo significantly boosts Tel Aviv route capacity
The carrier is replacing its remaining Airbus A321s with wide-body Boeing 777-200s, which will operate twice a day and promises to prove beneficial to Israel’s time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals sector, which is currently in a growth phase.
Customers will now benefit from a daily lift of 29 tonnes; representing a net increase of 2500 tonnes in summer 2016 compared to the same time this year, which is an increase of 72 percent.
Alan Dorling, Global Head of Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences at IAG Cargo, commented: “Tel Aviv is a thriving business centre and it’s also one of the most important regions for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Through the additional capacity delivered by the 777-200, we can now offer manufacturers in the region greater lift, helping them, as they look to grow their businesses.”
The additional capacity will be particularly beneficial to businesses operating within Tel Aviv’s high-growth pharmaceuticals sector. Israel is a major manufacturer of pharmaceutical products and its total pharmaceuticals market is expected to grow to $2.3 billion by 2020. Connecting through IAG Cargo’s London GDP approved Heathrow hub, Israeli drug companies’ benefit from access to 106 Constant Climate approved destinations, including extensive connections to the high-growth pharmaceuticals markets of Latin America.
IAG Cargo is the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in April 2011. In 2014 the operations of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo had a commercial revenue of €992 million. It has a combined workforce of more than 2,400 people covering a global network of over 350 destinations.
Kuehne+Nagel cuts carbon footprint by 70% for Honda China
Around 16,000 tonnes of CO2 has been cut from the supply chain of Honda's China-based manufacturing division through a road-to-rail transformation in partnership with logistics leader Kuehne+Nagel.
The programme was developed through KN Sincero, the joint venture between Swiss headquartered Kuehne+Nagel and Chinese automotive logistics firm Sincero, established in 2018.
KN Sincero worked with Honda China to develop an integrated solution to convert much of its domestic long-haul trucking to train lines, using regional hubs to improve supply chain performance and further reduce carbon emissions. The programme delivered consolidations as well as value-added services, including sorting, scanning, repackaging, GPS track and trace, and recyclable container management.
"Kuehne+Nagel has always been a supply chain partner that we can rely on, to help us improve our supply chain performance whilst also achieving our environmental goals,” said Mr. Jiang Hui and Mr. Takuji Kitamura, Joint General Manager of Wuhan Dong Hon, the logistics affiliate of Dongfong Honda Automotive.
After six months of shifting to the road-to-rail model, new supply chain reliability and efficiencies are expected to eradicate 16,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The carbon savings represent an enormous 70% reduction in total.
"Automotive is one of the most important sectors in contract logistics, particularly in China, the world’s largest automotive market,” added Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics. “I am glad that Kuehne+Nagel and Honda share a common vision of service, innovation and sustainability.”
Kuehne+Nagel’s Net Zero Carbon programme
Kuehne+Nagel announced its Net Zero Carbon programme in 2019 with a dual purpose to reduce CO2 output in its own logistics operations, as well as partnering with organisations to minimise their own impact on the planet. Kuehne+Nagel reached carbon neutrality globally in 2020 throughout its own, direct emissions, and is now focused on developing its capabilities to serve partners.
Dr. Detlef Trefzger, Chief Executive Officer of Kuehne+Nagel International AG, said the programme is “a package of measures to fight CO2 emissions and provide sustainable and innovative supply chain solutions – hand in hand with our suppliers and customers”.
As part of the initiative, Kuehne+Nagel established its own nature projects in Myanmar and New Zealand, and invested in ‘nature-based’ carbon dioxide compensation projects to strip harmful emissions from the environment. It is committed to being CO2 neutral for shipments in its network of transport suppliers by 2030.