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The Freight 50: Top carriers vie for answers to overcapacity

The Freight 50: Top carriers vie for answers to overcapacity

August 31, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

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HorseFly UAV by Workhorse, aka the 'octocopter,' at the University of Cincinnati. photo courtesy Lisa Ventre of UC

Workhorse beats Amazon to commercial delivery

August 31, 2016 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

Commercial drone deliveries could be closer than anticipated, according to Cincinnati-based Workhorse Group, which operates an eight-rotor “octocopter,” also called “HorseFly.” The delivery drone is designed to be used in tandem with electric package delivery trucks, some of which are already deployed in FedEx and UPS fleets. The latest WorkhorseRead More

Freightos acquires WebCargoNet to consolidate market share

Freightos acquires WebCargoNet to consolidate market share

August 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

Online freight broker Freightos purchased a wider variety of routes and modes of transportation in its marketplace through the acquisition of Spanish startup WebCargoNet, which maintains a database of global air-freight rates. Chief executive Zvi Schreiber said he hopes that the acquisition will provide an edge for the online internationalRead More

Amazon partner ABX to start daily freighter flights to Rockford, Illinois

Amazon partner ABX to start daily freighter flights to Rockford, Illinois

August 30, 2016 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Cargo-only carrier ABX Air is tight-lipped about whose cargo will be routed through Illinois-based Rockford International Airport (RFD), but with the recent deal between ABX parent company ATSG and Amazon, the answer might just involve a certain Seattle-based e-commerce giant that sounds like a river in Brazil. Starting Sept. 6,Read More

Silk Way West wins U.S. foreign carrier permit

Silk Way West wins U.S. foreign carrier permit

August 30, 2016 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

After a two-year bureaucratic battle with a rival carrier, Silk Way West Airlines has been granted a foreign carrier air permit by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), allowing the carrier to offer both scheduled and chartered cargo flights between Baku and New York’s JFK Airport. The Azerbaijani carrier’s 2014 applicationRead More

Morrison Express launches expanded services at Rickenbacker

Morrison Express launches expanded services at Rickenbacker

August 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

Cargo-only Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), based in Lockbourne, Ohio, is expanding further, with the launch of services by logistics, transportation and supply chain management provider, Morrison Express. From its 90,000-square-foot container freight station (CFS), Morrison is able to reach more than 70 percent of the population of the United StatesRead More

Asia-Pacific airlines show modest recovery in cargo

Asia-Pacific airlines show modest recovery in cargo

August 29, 2016 at 9:56 pm 0 comments

Air cargo markets in the Asia-Pacific region are growing, albeit slowly, according to preliminary traffic figures for the month of July, recently released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). Member airlines’ cargo volumes grew by 3.9 percent, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs). In spite of a 3.4Read More

Lufthansa Cargo’s Monika Wiederhold to speak at ELEVATE 2016

Lufthansa Cargo’s Monika Wiederhold to speak at ELEVATE 2016

August 29, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

We are thrilled to announce that Monika Wiederhold, Vice President of Product Management and Innovation for Lufthansa Cargo, will speak at the premiere of Air Cargo World’s ELEVATE 2016 Conference on Oct. 10 at the Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel. Wiederhold, who has been working jointly with the RocketSpace co-working serviceRead More