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Commission backs Heathrow runway plan

Commission backs Heathrow runway plan

July 1, 2015 at 11:00 pm 0 comments

The long-sought-after third runway at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), and other cargo expansion plans championed by freight companies across the United Kingdom, received a shot in the arm today with the recommendation by the U.K.’s Airports Commission that the project should move forward immediately. The price tag for the runwayRead More

DHL expands global reach with Cincinnati upgrade

DHL expands global reach with Cincinnati upgrade

July 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm 0 comments

It’s no surprise that DHL’s largest U.S. hub is in Cincinnati. Its central location allows the express carrier to best reach the U.S. East and West coasts from a flight timing perspective. That explains why two other major express integrators – UPS, which has its U.S. hub in Louisville, onlyRead More

Canada to speed up cargo screening

Canada to speed up cargo screening

July 1, 2015 at 4:58 pm 0 comments

As Canada celebrates its birthday today, the nation’s transportation regulatory agency, Transport Canada, has announced that it has streamlined its air cargo screening requirements to enhance efficiency of the overall supply chain. Yesterday, Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Minister of Transport, said “approved shippers” will now be able to screen airfreight atRead More

June Stifel index gives airfreight an advantage

June Stifel index gives airfreight an advantage

June 30, 2015 at 7:43 pm 0 comments

Airfreight seems to have the edge on seafreight demand, per the June Stifel Logistics Confidence Index (LCI). Strong airfreight demand drove the LCI to 55.6 points in June 2015, a 0.1 point rise over the same month last year. Meanwhile, the seafreight index for June 2015 fell by 0.9 pointsRead More

e-AWB adoption a slow climb

e-AWB adoption a slow climb

June 30, 2015 at 7:29 pm 0 comments

With IATA’s goal of 45 percent use of electronic air waybills (e-AWB) by the end of this year, the cargo industry has some room to improve. IATA reported some good news in May, with a 27.9 percent e-AWB penetration rate, an increase of 2 percentage points over the previous month,Read More

Yusen Logistics expands operation at Heathrow

June 30, 2015 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

With an emphasis on the expanding markets of food and pharmaceuticals, Yusen Logistics has opened a new high-security, temperature-controlled warehouse minutes from London Heathrow Airport. Global logistics provider Yusen Logistics has equipped the facility with new cargo-handling technology, able to process increased volumes of aircraft pallets. The operation is accreditedRead More

FedEx-TNT ruling expected Aug. 3

FedEx-TNT ruling expected Aug. 3

June 30, 2015 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

The Federal Express-TNT merger appears on track as European antitrust regulators said Monday that they will rule by Aug. 3 whether to clear the way for FedEx’s $4.9 billion bid for TNT Express, reported Reuters. TNT has an extensive road network in Europe, which is expected to marry well withRead More

FedEx-TNT ruling expected Aug. 3

FedEx-TNT ruling expected Aug. 3

June 30, 2015

The Federal Express-TNT merger appears on track as European antitrust regulators said Monday that they will rule by Aug. 3 whether to clear the way for FedEx’s $4.9 billion bid for TNT Express, reported Reuters. TNT has an extensive road network in Europe, which is expected to marry well withRead More

Commission backs Heathrow runway plan

Commission backs Heathrow runway plan

July 1, 2015

The long-sought-after third runway at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), and other cargo expansion plans championed by freight companies across the United Kingdom, received a shot in the arm today with the recommendation by the U.K.’s Airports Commission that the project should move forward immediately. The price tag for the runwayRead More

June Stifel index gives airfreight an advantage

June Stifel index gives airfreight an advantage

June 30, 2015

Airfreight seems to have the edge on seafreight demand, per the June Stifel Logistics Confidence Index (LCI). Strong airfreight demand drove the LCI to 55.6 points in June 2015, a 0.1 point rise over the same month last year. Meanwhile, the seafreight index for June 2015 fell by 0.9 pointsRead More