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Never fear, UPS test drones are here! [VIDEO]

Never fear, UPS test drones are here! [VIDEO]

September 23, 2016 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

A child is in danger. He’s having an asthmatic attack, but his inhaler has been left behind. And he’s at camp on an island inaccessible by road. What is the camp counselor to do? This looks like a job for…. aerial drones! It may sound like a bad TV plot,Read More

E-commerce, TNT acquisition boost FedEx Express in Q1

E-commerce, TNT acquisition boost FedEx Express in Q1

September 23, 2016 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

David J Bronczek, CEO and President of FedEx Express (left) and Fred Smith, founder, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx Corp. FedEx reported net profit up 3.3 percent, year-over-year, to US$715 million in the first quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, driven primarily by the strong performance of its U.S.Read More

IAG puts a premium on ‘Critical’ service

IAG puts a premium on ‘Critical’ service

September 22, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

In an effort to capture more of the ultra-time-sensitive air cargo market, IAG Cargo will launch a new service next month, called “Critical,” which will focus on premium emergency shipments. The carrier also said it will build an expansion to its existing Premia freight facility to handle various premium products.Read More

DHL Parcel Europe expands through Slovenian-Hungarian partnership

DHL Parcel Europe expands through Slovenian-Hungarian partnership

September 22, 2016 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

DHL Parcel Europe has partnered with Pošta Slovenije of Slovenia and the Magyar Posta of Hungary to expand its cross-border e-commerce delivery service across Eastern Europe. The addition of the two countries expands the service across the continent to 18 countries. With the new partnership, online traders can use aRead More

Dubai conference ends with plea for data collaboration

Dubai conference ends with plea for data collaboration

September 22, 2016 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

DUBAI – This year’s Air Cargo Handling conference ended today with stakeholders from across the air cargo sector promising to collaborate to make air cargo a more competitive alternative to land and water modes of transport. The general consensus was that greater sharing of data would be the quickest wayRead More

Xeneta says Hanjin bankruptcy may ‘redefine’ shipping landscape

Xeneta says Hanjin bankruptcy may ‘redefine’ shipping landscape

September 21, 2016 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Even as the aftershocks are subsiding following the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy disaster in the seafreight world, marketing intelligence firm Xeneta said the industry is still “reeling” from delays in inventory, rising prices and temporary under-capacity for some ships, which could have effects on this year’s peak season performance for theRead More

Tech firms vie to improve forwarder-shipper communication

Tech firms vie to improve forwarder-shipper communication

September 21, 2016 at 5:27 pm 0 comments

DUBAI – Forwarders are famously circumspect, especially when it comes to altering time-proven methods. However, at this year’s Pharma and Biosciences Conference of the Cool Chain Association (CCA) and Air Cargo Handling conference, there was growing consensus here that forwarders need to work more closely with shippers to transport pharmaceuticalsRead More

Ex-Cargolux CEO Reich resurfaces at R&R

Ex-Cargolux CEO Reich resurfaces at R&R

September 21, 2016 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

Following Dirk Reich’s resignation from Cargolux back in July, it seemed appropriate to assume it would only be a matter of time before he resurfaced, and now it seems as if that day has come. According to an update on the company website, Reich will be assuming the position ofRead More