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DSV begins operating Primark’s new Netherlands logistics center

DSV begins operating Primark’s new Netherlands logistics center

January 23, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Transport and logistics company DSV has started operating Primark’s new Netherlands logistics center. The 65,000-square-meter warehouse, located in Roosendaal, runs on Primark’s Warehouse Management System, and processes carton and garment on hanger (GOH) outbound orders to supply Primark stores throughout France and Italy. “This go-live is an important step,” saidRead More

Semi-autonomous robot deliveries to roll out in U.S.

Semi-autonomous robot deliveries to roll out in U.S.

January 23, 2017 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

For air cargo firms looking for a low-cost – and undeniably cute – last-mile delivery system, a new semi-autonomous robot, launched by Starship Technologies, will soon begin running deliveries for restaurants through Postmates and DoorDash services. The DoorDash trial will take place in Redwood City, and Postmates customers can expectRead More

Royal Media launches new media venture: Mobility Buzz

Royal Media launches new media venture: Mobility Buzz

January 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

Royal Media, the New York-based trade media company and publisher of Air Cargo World magazine, has launched Mobility Buzz, a new media venture to cover the emerging mobility space. Mobility Buzz, Royal Media said, is the first publication to focus on mobility startups and new technologies in the transportation sector.Read More

Cathay moves forward on layoffs as economy slows

Cathay moves forward on layoffs as economy slows

January 20, 2017 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

The recent turbulence at Cathay Pacific may have implications for airfreight, as Asia’s biggest cargo carrier announces layoffs and cost-cutting actions to accommodate what it’s CEO, Ivan Chu, termed the “new normal.” Following a meeting of the carrier’s leadership, the Hong Kong-based carrier made an announcement that, “some jobs willRead More

Deutsche Post DHL Group, NGO Gavi partner in vaccine delivery

Deutsche Post DHL Group, NGO Gavi partner in vaccine delivery

January 20, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

A partnership inked between Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL) and Gavi, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that promotes immunization in lower-income countries, is the latest development in an effort to leverage technology to improve access to health care in harder-to-reach locations around the world. The terms of the deal allow GaviRead More

Luxembourg Airport cargo volumes rise 8.2 percent in 2016

Luxembourg Airport cargo volumes rise 8.2 percent in 2016

January 20, 2017 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

Luxembourg Airport announced that its cargo volume was up 8.2 percent, compared to last year, reaching 821,000 tonnes in 2016. The growth rate was almost double that of last year’s and well ahead of IATA’s November year-to-date numbers for 2016 – a 3.2 percent rise in global freight-ton-kilometers (FTKs). TheRead More

DHL launches virtual freight marketplace CILLOX

DHL launches virtual freight marketplace CILLOX

January 19, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

DHL announced the market launch of CILLOX, the online platform that matches full truck load (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments with available transportation providers. The news comes just two months after the express, transport and logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group bought the platform, which has the ability toRead More

Hactl closes out a strong 2016 after bumper November numbers

Hactl closes out a strong 2016 after bumper November numbers

January 19, 2017 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) finished 2016 in good form, increasing 2015 tonnage by 1.7 percent to more than 1.65 million tonnes, and setting new terminal and ramp handling records. Transshipments recorded the highest growth, at 29.6 percent, year-over-year, growth. Mail, courier and express traffic rose 8.4 percent,Read More