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Those who ignore high-tech progress, prepare to get forked

Those who ignore high-tech progress, prepare to get forked

December 2, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Brandon Fried is the executive director of the U.S. Airforwarders Association American baseball star Yogi Berra once said that when you get to a fork in the road, take it. His quote recently came to mind while listening to speakers at the recent Air Cargo Forum, sponsored by The InternationalRead More

Strong demand growth in October, and an even stronger peak

Strong demand growth in October, and an even stronger peak

December 2, 2016 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

Our sister publication, Cargo Facts, reports on the latest good news from Netherlands-based WorldACD, which reported a 6.2 percent rise, year-over-year, in air cargo demand for the month of October, plus other indicators that the peak season for 2016 will be a robust one for airfreight logistics companies.

Atlas to operate 747-400F for Nippon Cargo Airlines on CMI basis

Atlas to operate 747-400F for Nippon Cargo Airlines on CMI basis

December 2, 2016 at 12:06 am 0 comments

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will operate a 747-400F for Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) on a CMI basis, beginning January 2017, with the option for more aircraft in the future. The initial contract provides for one aircraft to be flown along key global routes across the transpacific, connecting Asia and theRead More

Deutsche Post-DHL’s Frank Appel: Air Cargo Executive of the Year

Deutsche Post-DHL’s Frank Appel: Air Cargo Executive of the Year

December 1, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Rumors had been fluttering around all spring and summer of 2015, but the gravity of the situation at DHL-Global Forwarding, Freight (DHL-GFF), didn’t hit home until August. That’s when the company announced that it was “temporarily suspending” the rollout its new, comprehensive IT management system, the New Forwarding Environment (NFE).Read More

Yusen Logistics first CEIV-Pharma-certified forwarder at Schiphol

Yusen Logistics first CEIV-Pharma-certified forwarder at Schiphol

December 1, 2016 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

Yusen Logistics Benelux was awarded with IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification last week, making it the first airfreight forwarder at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to earn the designation. Yusen’s strides are part of a larger collaboration between Schiphol Cargo and Air Cargo Netherlands to become a preferred pharma gateway for Europe. Etienne Vesseur,Read More

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American Airlines launches new Dallas-Madrid 787-9 service

December 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

American Airlines announced the launch of a new 787-9 service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Madrid Barajas (MAD) in Spain. The widebody jet provides capacity for up to 36 LD3 positions, or 12 pallets. The 787-9 is also currently operating from DFW to São Paulo (GRU), with plans to tackRead More

Lufthansa makes new offer on sixth day of pilot strike

Lufthansa makes new offer on sixth day of pilot strike

November 30, 2016 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

A 4.4 percent increase in remuneration for Lufthansa pilots is the latest attempt by the German carrier to end a pilot strike that is costing the company an estimated €15 million per day. The Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union representing the pilots said it is considering the deal, but its spokesmanRead More

DHL: 3D will complement mass-production, disrupt last-mile logistics

DHL: 3D will complement mass-production, disrupt last-mile logistics

November 30, 2016 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

The rise of 3D printing doesn’t spell serious trouble for mass-production, but spare-parts logistics may potentially transform the supply chain, according to the latest DHL trend report: “3D Printing and the Future of Supply Chains.” Instead, the DHL study said it anticipates that 3D printing will fulfill a “complementary” roleRead More