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Brazilian supply-chain company to launch cargo aircraft fleet

Brazilian supply-chain company to launch cargo aircraft fleet

April 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

A Brazilian supply-chain solution company, Modern Logistics, has the official go-ahead to operate a fleet of cargo aircraft. Modern Logistics plans to scale up to 15 logistics centers and a fleet of 32 aircraft in the next few years. Modern Logistics, the company in question, offers third-party logistics solutions viaRead More

Slippery situation upends Indonesian freighter

Slippery situation upends Indonesian freighter

April 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Chuck Yeager, U.S. Air Force general, record-setting test pilot and all-around aviation rock star famously said that, “If you can walk away from a landing, it’s a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it’s an outstanding landing.” The pilots for this unfortunate cargo aircraft in Papua,Read More

Voyageur Aviation unveils first Dash 8-100 freighter conversion

Voyageur Aviation unveils first Dash 8-100 freighter conversion

April 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

Canadian aerospace company, Voyageur Aviation Corp. rolled out the first-of-its-kind Dash 8-100 Package Freighter (PF) conversion aircraft. The Dash 8-100 PF carries an average payload of 4.5 tonnes, and has 39 cubic meters of cargo space. The aircraft’s 1.27-meter x 1.52-meter cargo door, and low door sill height of 1.02Read More

DHL eCommerce begins delivery services in expanding Chilean market

DHL eCommerce begins delivery services in expanding Chilean market

April 21, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

With an e-commerce sector expected to double its size to US$2.3 billion by 2020, Chile is the latest market targeted for domestic B2C delivery expansion by DHL eCommerce, a division of the Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL). In addition to a 1,662-square meter central hub in Santiago and a growingRead More

United, Lufthansa Cargo JV to share freight capacity, booking, handling

United, Lufthansa Cargo JV to share freight capacity, booking, handling

April 20, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Finally, some good news regarding United – United Cargo, that is. After two years of negotiations, United Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo entered into a joint venture this week, covering a wide-range of cargo cooperation on routes between the United States and Europe. The trans-Atlantic deal, first proposed in 2015, coversRead More

Brexit, high costs undercut strong Q1 business at K+N

Brexit, high costs undercut strong Q1 business at K+N

April 20, 2017 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

Increased volumes and turnover failed to offset currency depreciation, undercutting a strong showing at Kuehne + Nagel Group and ultimately pushing EBITDA and earnings growth into the red. For the first three months of 2017, K+N’s EBITDA was US$257 million, just shy of the previous year’s numbers, while earnings alsoRead More

Amazon’s on-demand manufacturing sends tremors through supply chain

Amazon’s on-demand manufacturing sends tremors through supply chain

April 19, 2017 at 11:11 pm 0 comments

If Amazon’s latest clothing manufacturing plans become a reality, air cargo companies stand to lose billions in revenues. Yesterday, the e-commerce giant was awarded a patent for a localized manufacturing setup that eliminates much of the traditional supply chain, bringing manufacturing closer to consumers than ever before. That said, it’sRead More

Airport cargo handle jumps 3.3%

Airport cargo handle jumps 3.3%

April 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Total airport cargo handled — loaded and unloaded freight and mail — worldwide in 2016 was up 3.3 percent over 2015 to about 106 million tonnes, according to preliminary data from the Airports Council International. International freight handled was up 4.3 percent to about 66 million tonnes, accounting for aRead More