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Outlook stormy as U.S. open skies debate rages

Outlook stormy as U.S. open skies debate rages

April 1, 2015 at 9:48 pm 0 comments

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: What began as a slow-simmering disagreement over the use of government subsidies – one that has lasted for years – has recently mushroomed into a thunderhead of angry rhetoric, threats of lawsuits and proposed legislative action to roll back open skies agreements. The major U.S.-based carriersRead More

Agility Logistics ends year on high note

Agility Logistics ends year on high note

April 1, 2015 at 9:41 pm 0 comments

Kuwait-based global forwarder Agility Logistics finished 2014 on a positive note, thanks largely to continued growth in contract logistics across the Middle East and Asia, the company said. Agility’s full-year 2014 financial results included a net income (EBITDA) of US$332.6 million, a 6 percent increase from the previous year, despiteRead More

IAG Cargo gives four white rhinos a new home

IAG Cargo gives four white rhinos a new home

April 1, 2015 at 8:57 pm 0 comments

IAG Cargo transported four white rhinos from Johannesburg to Miami as part of a conservation project designed to support the species’ survival. The rhinos were transported from O. R. Tambo International Airport to Miami International Airport via London Heathrow. They were moved from Bester Birds and Animals Zoo Park, andRead More

Canada’s overnight wonder

Canada’s overnight wonder

April 1, 2015 at 8:33 pm 0 comments

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: Normally, when two companies bid for a competitive contract worth nearly a billion dollars, the story becomes one of winners and losers. This month, however, when Canada-based Cargojet officially takes over the seven-year contract to deliver express mail for Canada Post’s Purolator Express, they may notRead More

Is Alibaba considering Seattle for its U.S. headquarters?

Is Alibaba considering Seattle for its U.S. headquarters?

April 1, 2015 at 7:52 pm 0 comments

A little competition is good, right? According to local media sources in Seattle, U.S.,  Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba might be considering the West Coast city as the location of its new U.S. headquarters, which is practically the backyard of its closest American rival, Amazon. Jamie Boyd, managing director of CascadiaRead More

Cross Pollination: Asian demand rises for Latin American trade

Cross Pollination: Asian demand rises for Latin American trade

April 1, 2015 at 12:11 am 0 comments

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: In early March, a loaded 747-400 freighter, operated by Atlas Air on behalf of forwarding firm Panalpina, pushed back from the gate in Hunstville, Alabama, and took off at sunset, full of ma­chine parts from the American Midwest. It was the inaugural flight of Panalpina’s twice-weeklyRead More

AF-KLM Cargo: From here to obscurity

AF-KLM Cargo: From here to obscurity

March 31, 2015 at 11:45 pm 0 comments

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: Where did it all go wrong for Air France-KLM Cargo? The short answer probably is, “from Day One.” That’s when the cargo divisions of two of Europe’s strongest airlines became allied as part of a grand merger between Air France and KLM. That was more thanRead More

Canada’s overnight wonder

Canada’s overnight wonder

April 1, 2015

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: Normally, when two companies bid for a competitive contract worth nearly a billion dollars, the story becomes one of winners and losers. This month, however, when Canada-based Cargojet officially takes over the seven-year contract to deliver express mail for Canada Post’s Purolator Express, they may notRead More

South African Airways flying to Abu Dhabi

South African Airways flying to Abu Dhabi

March 30, 2015

Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed the arrival of South African Airways’ inaugural flight from Johannesburg to the UAE’s capital. The maiden flight, which was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute, marks the beginning of SAA frequencies to Abu Dhabi International Airport, with the carrier offering daily direct flights betweenRead More

IAG Cargo gives four white rhinos a new home

IAG Cargo gives four white rhinos a new home

April 1, 2015

IAG Cargo transported four white rhinos from Johannesburg to Miami as part of a conservation project designed to support the species’ survival. The rhinos were transported from O. R. Tambo International Airport to Miami International Airport via London Heathrow. They were moved from Bester Birds and Animals Zoo Park, andRead More