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Symetrica introduces handheld radiation detector

Symetrica introduces handheld radiation detector

February 10, 2016 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Symetrica, a company that specializes in radiation detection and identification, has created a handheld radiation detector that is being used by many European customs authorities and may soon be introduced to other aviation markets. Called the VeriFinder, the unit is designed to scan inaccessible areas, “which is an essential newRead More

BDP bullish on Egypt

BDP bullish on Egypt

February 10, 2016 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Privately owned logistics and transportation services company, BDP International, is opening a Cairo office this month. The new office will be overseen by country manager, Emad Tawfik. The office will provide a range of services for the chemical/petrochemical, healthcare, energy, retail and automotive sectors,including ocean and air export and import,Read More

XPO sheds seven Con-way terminals

XPO sheds seven Con-way terminals

February 9, 2016 at 8:07 pm 0 comments

Since XPO’s acquisition of Con-way in October 2015, XPO has decided to keep the truckload shipping business unit, which had been for sale, according to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal. Con-way mainly operated less-than-truckload (LTL) service, where it would combine orders from multiple customers in each truck,Read More

Cargo Chat: How ANA Cargo intends to get to its ‘next stage’

Cargo Chat: How ANA Cargo intends to get to its ‘next stage’

February 9, 2016 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

ANA Cargo is not the company it once was. That’s because in October 2013, ANA Cargo became ANA Cargo Inc., a stand-alone company, wholly owned by ANA Holdings Inc., the parent of All Nippon Airways. This subtle change in corporate governance is important. It has precipitated significant alterations at ANARead More

EU sets up new guidelines for transporting equidae

EU sets up new guidelines for transporting equidae

February 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

Through a collaboration of transport professionals, veterinary organizations, animal welfare groups and agri-food workers, new practical guidelines have been established for assessing the fitness of horses, ponies, donkeys and their hybrids for travel. The guidelines, which received support from the European Commission, are a result of extensive research and consultationRead More

Kalitta to diversify with 767 freighters

Kalitta to diversify with 767 freighters

February 8, 2016 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Kalitta Air relies on a fleet of 747 freighters for the long-haul flights it is known for, carrying large payloads, including heavy machinery, delicate medical equipment, perishable foods and even livestock. So what’s with the 767s the cargo carrier is now purchasing? 767s may be the go-to freighters for theRead More

TPP signing by all 12 countries, a formality

TPP signing by all 12 countries, a formality

February 8, 2016 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

Last week in Auckland, representatives from 12 Pacific Rim countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the world’s largest trade deal. The 12 nations include the United States and Japan, the world’s largest and third-largest economies, which together account for approximatey 40 percent of the global economy according to The Economist.Read More

Kalitta to diversify with 767 freighters

Kalitta to diversify with 767 freighters

February 8, 2016

Kalitta Air relies on a fleet of 747 freighters for the long-haul flights it is known for, carrying large payloads, including heavy machinery, delicate medical equipment, perishable foods and even livestock. So what’s with the 767s the cargo carrier is now purchasing? 767s may be the go-to freighters for theRead More

Emerging Myanmar will require patience

Emerging Myanmar will require patience

February 5, 2016

After more than two decades of isolation, the nation of Myanmar is moving back into the international market. As this Southeast Asian country makes cautious steps towards democracy, the forwarding industry is watching – and waiting – for opportunities to turn Myanmar into the region’s next logistics powerhouse. For some logisticsRead More

XPO sheds seven Con-way terminals

XPO sheds seven Con-way terminals

February 9, 2016

Since XPO’s acquisition of Con-way in October 2015, XPO has decided to keep the truckload shipping business unit, which had been for sale, according to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal. Con-way mainly operated less-than-truckload (LTL) service, where it would combine orders from multiple customers in each truck,Read More