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U.K. politicians say further delay on Gatwick/Heathrow expansion costly

U.K. politicians say further delay on Gatwick/Heathrow expansion costly

July 25, 2016 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Politicians anticipating a long-awaited decision on an expansion of either Heathrow or Gatwick airports have turned up the heat on the U.K.’s new Prime Minister, Theresa May. A report by a cross-party Commons body claims that vacillation over a new runway is costing the UK up to US$7.9 million aRead More

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DHL to deliver from smartphone to Smart cars in Germany

July 25, 2016 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

Starting this September, Smart car owners in Stuttgart will be able to use their cars as mobile addresses for DHL deliveries. Shortly thereafter, the partnership will be expanded to other German cites, such as Bonn, Berlin and Cologne. The joint delivery experiment uses smartphones, with the car owner and DHLRead More

Flying tigers over Vietnam with CV alive

Flying tigers over Vietnam with CV alive

July 25, 2016 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

Four endangered Indochinese tigers were transported from their origin in the Czech Republic to Luxembourg and then onwards to a new home in Vietnam by Cargolux for exhibition in the Hanoi Zoo. The tigers were carried on a Cargolux 747 freighter via “CV alive,” the carrier’s live cargo transportation service.Read More

7-Eleven and Flirtey make milestone Slurpee delivery

7-Eleven and Flirtey make milestone Slurpee delivery

July 22, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Here’s something to cool off Americans on a scorching weekend across most of the United States: 7-Eleven’s ubiquitous Slurpees – which melt frustratingly fast – could be delivered to customers by drones following the successful autonomous delivery by the convenience store chain and Flirtey, a leading independent drone delivery service.Read More

Ultimate Air operates South Sudan evac flights

Ultimate Air operates South Sudan evac flights

July 22, 2016 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

As fighting broke out earlier this month in the new country of South Sudan, several air cargo carriers have stepped up to help evacuate civilians and bringing needed supplies and personnel to the capital city of Juba during the hostilities. While commercial flights into and out of the country wereRead More

Lufthansa Cargo brings back deferred shipments

Lufthansa Cargo brings back deferred shipments

July 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

In another sign that the air cargo overcapacity issue is creating havoc among legacy carriers, Lufthansa Cargo is bringing back the concept of deferred products – this time in the form of td.Basic, a new online offering for standard air cargo that puts the carrier, “on the offensive in theRead More

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Panalpina posts flat profits in post-oil market

July 21, 2016 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Long-term low oil prices are forcing Panalpina to restructure and pivot towards other sectors in search of cargo, the 3PL said in its report on first-half results for 2016, which were mostly lackluster Panalpina announced a gross profit of US$745.8 million for the first half of 2016, which CEO PeterRead More

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Airports Council International reports weak start to 2016

July 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

Echoing the mid-year reports from several other aviation groups, Airports Council International (ACI) said air cargo tonnage was flat for the first five months of 2016, rising just 0.6 percent in May, year-over-year, and 0.2 percent, y-o-y, over the period of January to May 2015. Passenger traffic, however, was aRead More