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DHL Global Forwarding inks three-year deal with Ambatovy

DHL Global Forwarding inks three-year deal with Ambatovy

July 26, 2016 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) has entered into an initial three-year global freight forwarding agreement with Madagascar-based mining conglomerate Ambatovy. The deal entails two contracts for the provision of on-shore and off-shore services by DHL-GF. On-shore, DHL-GF is responsible for handling import customs clearance for airfreight shipments of mining spare partsRead More

Hamburg-Greenville, S.C., freighter services to begin in November

Hamburg-Greenville, S.C., freighter services to begin in November

July 26, 2016 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

Hamburg-based freight forwarder Senator International has announced plans to start bi-weekly flights between Greenville-Spartanburg Airport in South Carolina (GSP) and Munich, beginning on Nov. 5. Senator International’s addition will significantly increase cargo capacity between Germany and the region, which includes the U.S. states of South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, TennesseeRead More

New U.S.-Mexico aviation agreement to start Aug. 21

New U.S.-Mexico aviation agreement to start Aug. 21

July 26, 2016 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

The United States and Mexico exchanged diplomatic notes late last week to bring into force the new Air Transport Agreement, which the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) anticipates will “significantly increase future trade and travel” between the two countries. The deal, set to go into effect on Aug. 21, willRead More

U.K. politicians say further delay on airport expansion costly

U.K. politicians say further delay on airport expansion costly

July 25, 2016 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Politicians anticipating a long-awaited decision on an expansion of either Heathrow or Gatwick airports have turned up the heat on the U.K.’s new Prime Minister, Theresa May. A report by a cross-party Commons body claims that vacillation over a new runway is costing the UK up to US$7.9 million aRead More

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DHL to deliver from smartphone to Smart cars in Germany

July 25, 2016 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

Starting this September, Smart car owners in Stuttgart will be able to use their cars as mobile addresses for DHL deliveries. Shortly thereafter, the partnership will be expanded to other German cites, such as Bonn, Berlin and Cologne. The joint delivery experiment uses smartphones, with the car owner and DHLRead More

Flying tigers over Vietnam with CV alive

Flying tigers over Vietnam with CV alive

July 25, 2016 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

Four endangered Indochinese tigers were transported from their origin in the Czech Republic to Luxembourg and then onwards to a new home in Vietnam by Cargolux for exhibition in the Hanoi Zoo. The tigers were carried on a Cargolux 747 freighter via “CV alive,” the carrier’s live cargo transportation service.Read More

7-Eleven and Flirtey make milestone Slurpee delivery

7-Eleven and Flirtey make milestone Slurpee delivery

July 22, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Here’s something to cool off Americans on a scorching weekend across most of the United States: 7-Eleven’s ubiquitous Slurpees – which melt frustratingly fast – could be delivered to customers by drones following the successful autonomous delivery by the convenience store chain and Flirtey, a leading independent drone delivery service.Read More

Ultimate Air operates South Sudan evac flights

Ultimate Air operates South Sudan evac flights

July 22, 2016 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

As fighting broke out earlier this month in the new country of South Sudan, several air cargo carriers have stepped up to help evacuate civilians and bringing needed supplies and personnel to the capital city of Juba during the hostilities. While commercial flights into and out of the country wereRead More