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ABX Air pilots could resume strike on Dec. 7

ABX Air pilots could resume strike on Dec. 7

December 5, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

ABX Air’s pilots are reminding the airline that a temporary restraining order (TRO) that ended the 250-pilot strike on Nov. 23 expires soon, and are urging their employer to “completely restore the status quo and take steps to address the significant understaffing at the carrier,” which has resulted in havingRead More

Delta pilots ratify new contract featuring 30 percent raise

Delta pilots ratify new contract featuring 30 percent raise

December 5, 2016 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

Half a decade after American Airlines filed for bankruptcy and workers were forced to take massive cuts to keep their positions, many U.S.-based airlines are posting record profits. The turn in fortunes is now turning up the heat on carriers to heed the demands of workers seeking compensatory treatment afterRead More

A helicopter carrying NGO representatives prepares to lift off to visit hurricane-stricken areas in southwestern Haiti.

Land of Confusion: Dynamic air cargo NGOs bring relief to Haiti

December 5, 2016 at 10:31 am 0 comments

SOUTHWESTERN HAITI — When Hurricane Matthew came ashore on this island nation in early October, Dr. Anke Brugmann was running an orphanage in the village of Beaumont, in Grand’Anse, a municipality the Haitians call a “department.” In the chaos that followed, the only practicing doctor in the area packed hisRead More

Those who ignore high-tech progress, prepare to get forked

Those who ignore high-tech progress, prepare to get forked

December 2, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Brandon Fried is the executive director of the U.S. Airforwarders Association American baseball star Yogi Berra once said that when you get to a fork in the road, take it. His quote recently came to mind while listening to speakers at the recent Air Cargo Forum, sponsored by The InternationalRead More

Strong demand growth in October, and an even stronger peak

Strong demand growth in October, and an even stronger peak

December 2, 2016 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

Our sister publication, Cargo Facts, reports on the latest good news from Netherlands-based WorldACD, which reported a 6.2 percent rise, year-over-year, in air cargo demand for the month of October, plus other indicators that the peak season for 2016 will be a robust one for airfreight logistics companies.

Atlas to operate 747-400F for Nippon Cargo Airlines on CMI basis

Atlas to operate 747-400F for Nippon Cargo Airlines on CMI basis

December 2, 2016 at 12:06 am 0 comments

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will operate a 747-400F for Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) on a CMI basis, beginning January 2017, with the option for more aircraft in the future. The initial contract provides for one aircraft to be flown along key global routes across the transpacific, connecting Asia and theRead More

Deutsche Post-DHL’s Frank Appel: Air Cargo Executive of the Year

Deutsche Post-DHL’s Frank Appel: Air Cargo Executive of the Year

December 1, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Rumors had been fluttering around all spring and summer of 2015, but the gravity of the situation at DHL-Global Forwarding, Freight (DHL-GFF), didn’t hit home until August. That’s when the company announced that it was “temporarily suspending” the rollout its new, comprehensive IT management system, the New Forwarding Environment (NFE).Read More

Yusen Logistics first CEIV-Pharma-certified forwarder at Schiphol

Yusen Logistics first CEIV-Pharma-certified forwarder at Schiphol

December 1, 2016 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

Yusen Logistics Benelux was awarded with IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification last week, making it the first airfreight forwarder at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to earn the designation. Yusen’s strides are part of a larger collaboration between Schiphol Cargo and Air Cargo Netherlands to become a preferred pharma gateway for Europe. Etienne Vesseur,Read More