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Valentine’s Day means a whole lot of flowers

Valentine’s Day means a whole lot of flowers

February 12, 2016 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

As the roses and tropical flowers flow north from Latin America – particularly from Colombia and Ecuador – for Valentine’s Day,  UPS plans to move more than 100 million fragrant blossoms. That’s enough to fill approximately seventy 767 cargo aircraft. More than 90 percent of imported flowers will pass throughRead More

Will Deutsche Post shed DHL Global Forwarding?

Will Deutsche Post shed DHL Global Forwarding?

February 12, 2016 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

The true costs of last year’s failed experiment with DHL Global Forwarding’s new IT system called “New Forwarding Environment” are starting to be felt nearly a year later as its parent company, Germany’s Deutsche Post, said it is considering getting rid of the troubled forwarding arm altogether. Because of theRead More

CargoLogicAir succeeds with first charters

CargoLogicAir succeeds with first charters

February 12, 2016 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

U.K.-based CargoLogicAir, the offspring of the Volga-Dnepr Group, completed its first charter flights since receiving its AOC from the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority. The launch customer, Chapman Freeborn Italia, organized two 747-400F charters to Bari, Italy. The charter flights flew via Frankfurt, carrying 113 tonnes of automotive parts, including engineRead More

NTSB throws another monkey wrench at lithium battery issue

NTSB throws another monkey wrench at lithium battery issue

February 12, 2016 at 6:27 pm 0 comments

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has chimed in on the ongoing lithium battery debate. On Tuesday of this week, it recommended that lithium batteries be physically separated from other flammable materials carried as cargo, and to establish maximum loading density requirements designed to restrict the quantities of lithium batteriesRead More

XPO suing competitor YRC over theft of trade secrets

XPO suing competitor YRC over theft of trade secrets

February 11, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

XPO Logistics entered the less-than-truckload (LTL) market with itsUS$3 billion acquisition of Con-way trucking company in October last year, but apparently the entry into the market did not go as smoothly as had been planned. On Feb. 3, XPO filed a lawsuit against one of its biggest LTL competitors, YRCRead More

New TSA directive unpopular with forwarders

New TSA directive unpopular with forwarders

February 11, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

A new directive from the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requiring an additional security declaration to be displayed at intermediate points while tendered cargo is in transit, has drawn the ire of forwarders, which were not contacted for discussion of the rule before it was finalized on Jan. 29.Read More

More weekly cargo flights planned for Beijing

More weekly cargo flights planned for Beijing

February 11, 2016 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

The economy might be a little lazy in China, but express delivery, more than likely due to the popularity of e-commerce, shows no sign of slowing down. YTO Express Airlines, the air division of Shanghai-based YTO Express, has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for 14 weeklyRead More

Valentine’s Day means a whole lot of flowers

Valentine’s Day means a whole lot of flowers

February 12, 2016

As the roses and tropical flowers flow north from Latin America – particularly from Colombia and Ecuador – for Valentine’s Day,  UPS plans to move more than 100 million fragrant blossoms. That’s enough to fill approximately seventy 767 cargo aircraft. More than 90 percent of imported flowers will pass throughRead More

Valentine’s Day means a whole lot of flowers

Valentine’s Day means a whole lot of flowers

February 12, 2016

As the roses and tropical flowers flow north from Latin America – particularly from Colombia and Ecuador – for Valentine’s Day,  UPS plans to move more than 100 million fragrant blossoms. That’s enough to fill approximately seventy 767 cargo aircraft. More than 90 percent of imported flowers will pass throughRead More

Valentine’s Day means a whole lot of flowers

Valentine’s Day means a whole lot of flowers

February 12, 2016

As the roses and tropical flowers flow north from Latin America – particularly from Colombia and Ecuador – for Valentine’s Day,  UPS plans to move more than 100 million fragrant blossoms. That’s enough to fill approximately seventy 767 cargo aircraft. More than 90 percent of imported flowers will pass throughRead More