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cargolux and atlas air predict a subdued airfreight market in 2020 the cargo freight market is likely to remain weak this year, industry leaders believe, as it remains hampered by overcapacity and weak growth in several regions around the world. finnair cancels mainland china flights until the end of winter finnair will cancel its flights to beijing capital airport and to shanghai during march 1-28, 2020 (until the end of the winter season), as the coronavirus situation has led to a temporary decline in air travel between china and europe. airbridgecargo offers charter flights to meet coronavirus-related demand the volga-dnepr group has been operating as many as five “sterilised” charter flights into china each day to cater for coronavirus related demand. valentines boost for latam cargo more than 210 latam cargo boeing 767-300 freighters took off from colombia and ecuador, carrying 12,600 tons of flowers for the 2020 valentine’s day season maersk line partnering with portrix maersk line is partnering with portrix logistic software gmbh (pls) to integrate spot pricing into pls’ market leading global price management (gpm) software solution. latam cargo announces new us routes latam cargo has announced it will begin service on two new routes dedicated exclusively to cargo originating in the united states, thus increasing capacity from north america to central and south america. vietjet to go into cargo business in malaysia asian carrier vietjet has announced that its subsidiary and cargo arm, vietjet cargo is opening a tender for a cargo general sales agent (gsa) in kuala lumpur and is inviting companies to bid for the first time in malaysia on february 2020. swiss worldcargo to begin flying to osaka the airfreight division of swiss will service osaka’s kansai international airport with a five times weekly flight, operated by an airbus a340-300 aircraft. ups airlifting respirator masks to china the ups foundation announced today it is providing free air transportation of more than 2 million respirator masks and 11,000 protective coveralls to china to help combat the spread of the coronavirus in wuhan, china. suspension of air france flights to and from mainland china suspension of air france flights to and from mainland china swiss worldcargo extends suspension of services to beijing and shanghai after thoroughly evaluating all currently available information on the coronavirus, swiss and swiss worldcargo have decided to suspend flights to/from beijing and shanghai until february 28, with immediate effect. atlas case dismissed atlas air and southern air have had two legal actions brought by their pilot union, the international brotherhood of teamsters dismissed lufthansa cargo publishes special flight schedule for freighters to and from mainland china the passenger airlines of the lufthansa group have suspended flights to and from china, mainland without hong kong, until 9 february 2020. tal aviation to operate as el al’s gssa in ukraine gssa tal aviation has announced that it will exclusively handle cargo services for el al cargo in ukraine. ba suspends china flights over coronavirus outbreak british airways has suspended all flights to and from mainland china with immediate effect over the coronavirus outbreak following advice from the british foreign office against all but essential travel to the country. dhl creating tms for europe freight ops dhl freight is taking the first major step towards creating a single transport management system (tms) for all dhl freight operations throughout europe. the new wuhan coronavirus – issues and effects in the shipping market in cases of an outbreak, a vessel may be subject to quarantine delays, such that the assumption that the vessel will be able to obtain free pratique will not be a mere formality. swiss relocating to beijing daxing swiss worldcargo will begin operating at the new beijing daxing international airport (pkx) instead of beijing capital international airport (pek) as of summer 2020. the new airport is a world-class facility, located in daxing, south of the capital city centre. new perishables hub for latam's brazil ops latam cargo group has opened a perishables hub in guarulhos, brazil. eight new destinations for qatar in 2020 qatar airways has announced a raft of new destinations that will result in major network expansion for the carrier over the next 12 months.