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News Briefs: Alaska goes to Big Easy; Hactl passes test; flydubai gets EU ACC3

News Briefs: Alaska goes to Big Easy; Hactl passes test; flydubai gets EU ACC3

March 5, 2015 at 12:31 am 0 comments

Alaska Air Cargo started full cargo service March 2, with direct flights from Seattle to New Orleans using the bellies of 737-800s, said Kathy Denker, director of cargo sales and postal relations, during the AirCargo 2015 conference in New Orleans. Six months earlier, the U.S. carrier had begun daily directRead More

Panalpina expects 3 to 4 percent growth for 2015

Panalpina expects 3 to 4 percent growth for 2015

March 4, 2015 at 11:44 pm 0 comments

Swiss logistics firm Panalpina said it expects the airfreight market to grow by 3 to 4 percent this year, as it presented its 2014 results this week. The multi-modal firm increased its operating profit from US75.5 million in 2013 to US$116.2 million last year, reducing its logistics losses to aRead More

Supply chain insomnia: What keeps you up at night?

Supply chain insomnia: What keeps you up at night?

March 4, 2015 at 8:02 pm 0 comments

NEW ORLEANS – Worried about operational costs? Labor shortages? Potential supply-chain disruptions? How about living within missile range of North Korea? These were some of the supply chain management topics that came up during the parting-shot session yesterday at AirCargo 2015, titled “What Keeps You Up at Night?” The interactiveRead More

A renewed call to action at AirCargo 2015

A renewed call to action at AirCargo 2015

March 4, 2015 at 2:24 am 0 comments

NEW ORLEANS – In the next few years, changes in the world of airfreight – in the form of e-commerce, staff turnover, competition and belly capacity – may be coming faster than shippers, forwarders, carriers and airports are prepared for, said speakers at yesterday’s AirCargo 2015 conference session, “Regulatory andRead More

How to respond when the feds come knocking

How to respond when the feds come knocking

March 3, 2015 at 5:15 am 0 comments

NEW ORLEANS – Most forwarders hope to never have to deal with a government enforcement action, but the smart ones know that it’s best to be prepared just in case the TSA or the FAA come knocking when you least expect it. Speaking at yesterday’s Air Cargo 2015 session, attorneyRead More

Three carriers dropped from DB Schenker price-fixing suit

Three carriers dropped from DB Schenker price-fixing suit

March 3, 2015 at 12:29 am 0 comments

The long running “air cargo cartel” case filed last December in the United States by logistics firm DB Schenker has narrowed considerably. The firm’s parent company, railroad conglomerate Deutsche Bahn AG, said that Schenker was dismissing charges against the carriers Nippon Cargo, SAS and Cargolux. The company added that itRead More

Jan de Rijk earns CEIV Pharma certification

Jan de Rijk earns CEIV Pharma certification

March 2, 2015 at 11:52 pm 0 comments

Dutch trucking and logistics firm Jan de Rijk Logistics has become one of the first supply chain services companies to earn the new “CEIV Pharma” certification for its ability to handle pharmaceuticals safely. The certification, awarded by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV), is used to designate cargoRead More

Three carriers dropped from DB Schenker price-fixing suit

Three carriers dropped from DB Schenker price-fixing suit

March 3, 2015

The long running “air cargo cartel” case filed last December in the United States by logistics firm DB Schenker has narrowed considerably. The firm’s parent company, railroad conglomerate Deutsche Bahn AG, said that Schenker was dismissing charges against the carriers Nippon Cargo, SAS and Cargolux. The company added that itRead More

Tricky job tackled by Volga-Dnepr

Tricky job tackled by Volga-Dnepr

February 25, 2015

Volga-Dnepr engineers in Ulyanovsk, Russia, had to move quickly this month in response to an urgent customer request. Their mission? To move 35 tonnes of pipeline, in 62-foot-long sections, from Scotland to Turkey. Huseyn Mammadli, logistics executive with Volga-Dnepr, said the engineers developed a load plan and built a multi-purposeRead More

Supply chain insomnia: What keeps you up at night?

Supply chain insomnia: What keeps you up at night?

March 4, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Worried about operational costs? Labor shortages? Potential supply-chain disruptions? How about living within missile range of North Korea? These were some of the supply chain management topics that came up during the parting-shot session yesterday at AirCargo 2015, titled “What Keeps You Up at Night?” The interactiveRead More