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Irma recovery efforts continue as next hurricane threatens Caribbean

Irma recovery efforts continue as next hurricane threatens Caribbean

September 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Even as yet another major cyclone – the Category 5-level Hurricane Maria – plows through the Caribbean region today, cargo groups and nonprofits are scrambling to provide food, medicine and other relief supplies to help the islands recover from the last major storm, Hurricane Irma. Disaster relief charities Airlink, LIFT, Patient Airlift ServicesRead More

100212-N-4047W-021 ABOARD USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), At Anchor (Feb. 12, 2010) Bottles of acyclovir and sterile water sit at the intravenous fluid mixing station in the pharmacy aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).  The anti-virals are given to Haitian patients aboard the hospital ship to help them with various conditions.  Comfort is in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response, providing medical care to some of the 300,000 people injured in a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that decimated the city Jan. 12.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon Warner/Released)

Global standards: Pharma handling’s final frontier [VIDEO]

September 19, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

BUDAPEST — Steve Polmans is not stuck in the proverbial “black hole,” a term coined to describe the murky intersection of forwarders, ground handlers, carriers and other airfreight companies at airports around the world. Brussels Airport walked into the light a few years back, he said, with the implementation ofRead More

IATA sees growth drivers in place for strong finish to 2017

IATA sees growth drivers in place for strong finish to 2017

September 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

Despite some typically cautious warnings that the current growth cycle may be nearing a peak, industry-wide freight tonne kilometer (FTK) growth is at its strongest pace since 2010 and global business and consumer confidence levels point to solid improvement at least through the third quarter, IATA said in its Q3Read More

Jettainer completes ULD portfolio with ‘Cool Management’ service [VIDEO]

Jettainer completes ULD portfolio with ‘Cool Management’ service [VIDEO]

September 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

BUDAPEST — ULD management company Jettainer is expanding its temperature-sensitive transport presence, launching a temperature-controlled ULD service that, head of marketing and PR Martin Kraemer said, addressed a “gap in the management of complete ULD fleets.” The announcement was made earlier today at the Air Cargo Handling Conference, held hereRead More

Kuehne + Nagel wins pharma logistics contract from Sanofi

Kuehne + Nagel wins pharma logistics contract from Sanofi

September 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

Following an expansion of its warehouse in Geel, Belgium, Kuehne + Nagel contracted with life-sciences company Sanofi to manage its warehouse activities in the city. K+N’s warehouse includes temperature-controlled zones between 15°C and 25°C, as well as cold-storage areas ranging between -25°C and 8°C. K+N will store raw materials forRead More

Airfreight takes stock of rise in cold-chain transport [VIDEO]

Airfreight takes stock of rise in cold-chain transport [VIDEO]

September 18, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

BUDAPEST – Speaking at the fifth Pharma & Bioscience Conference in Budapest, IAG Cargo’s global head of pharmaceuticals and life sciences Alan Dorling noted today that, despite “a huge amount of change,” the aviation logistics business still had a long way to go to meet the demands of shippers. DorlingRead More

FedEx, NBA team up to airlift pets left behind in Florida after Irma [VIDEO]

FedEx, NBA team up to airlift pets left behind in Florida after Irma [VIDEO]

September 18, 2017 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

After delivering more than $11 million worth of critical supplies for Florida relief workers on Friday in the wake of Hiurricane Irma, FedEx gave a free ride to more than 150 dogs and cats that had been stranded by the storm during last week’s evacuation. Today, the rescued animals areRead More

CEVA Logistics leases 120 Iveco Stralis tractors in the U.K.

CEVA Logistics leases 120 Iveco Stralis tractors in the U.K.

September 18, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

In a move to upgrade its current U.K. fleet, supply chain management company CEVA Logistics signed a three-year lease with Dawsonrentals Truck and Trailer Limited for 120 new vehicles. Beginning in the fall, the 44-tonne Iveco Stralis tractors will be distributed throughout CEVA’s operations in the U.K. The tractors comeRead More