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Volga-Dnepr AN-124-100 flights deliver 11 generators to Antananarivo, Madagascar

Volga-Dnepr AN-124-100 flights deliver 11 generators to Antananarivo, Madagascar

May 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ iconic An-124-100 freighters delivered 11 generators, weighing 57 tonnes a piece, to Madagascar’s capital city Antananarivo. The added juice provides a critical boost to the country’s power grid, where rolling blackouts triggered social unrest in 2014, and a cyclone that struck this March caused widespread power outages. ARead More

DHL adds supply chain cyber security monitoring to risk management platform

DHL adds supply chain cyber security monitoring to risk management platform

May 22, 2017 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

Last week’s WannaCry ransomware attack was the latest chapter in a series of hacks and viruses launched by increasingly sophisticated criminals and hackers. The speed at which the malicious software racked up billions of dollars’ worth of damage underscored the vulnerability of data-intensive operations, such as those of global logisticsRead More

Alaska Air Cargo delivers first Copper River salmon to Seattle (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

Alaska Airlines delivers Copper River salmon to the Lower 48

May 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

For many places around the world, the delivery of fresh salmon is a commonplace occurrence. But in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, there is a hotly anticipated annual return for seafood fans throughout the region. San Juan Capistrano may have its swallows, but Seattle – the home ofRead More

Cainiao now controls logistics for 81 percent of Alibaba’s domestic orders

Cainiao now controls logistics for 81 percent of Alibaba’s domestic orders

May 19, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

Embedded within Alibaba’s most recent quarterly results was a clear sign that couriers in China have increasingly aligned their IT platforms with that of Alibaba’s logistics affiliate, Cainiao. As of March 2017, 81 percent of all items sold through Alibaba-owned sites moved through Cainiao’s delivery network. This figure was upRead More

Amphibious AG600 readies for takeoff

Amphibious AG600 readies for takeoff

May 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

Following a series of successful ground evaluations, the AG600 manufactured by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC, China’s state-owned aerospace conglomerate) is expected to take off from land for the first time later this month. It’s first departure from sea is planned a few months later, during the second halfRead More

Hactl taking on mainland e-commerce boom

Hactl taking on mainland e-commerce boom

May 18, 2017 at 1:56 pm 0 comments

Munich — “If I walk around here trying to sell Hong Kong, I’m wasting my time,” Hactl CEO Mark Whitehead told Air Cargo World at this year’s Logistics Trade Show in Munich. “The airlines live in a complex, competitive business, and they will put through Hong Kong whatever tonnage makesRead More

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

May 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

SHANGHAI – Last month, Air Cargo World co-hosted the sixth annual presentation of Cargo Facts Asia, in Shanghai. A record crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Pudong for tremendous networking opportunities with peers from around the globe, and presentationsRead More

Asia-Pacific cargo lift rises in 2016, but revenue, yields plummet

Asia-Pacific cargo lift rises in 2016, but revenue, yields plummet

May 18, 2017 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

Cargo volume growth in the Asia-Pacific region gave some carriers optimism in 2016, but the increase in tonnage did not translate into higher revenues or yields, according to the preliminary assessment of the year by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). International air cargo traffic, expressed in freight tonneRead More