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French port strike boosts air charters

French port strike boosts air charters

July 7, 2015 at 7:12 pm 0 comments

The labor strike at the French seaport of Calais is dragging on,  but it has created a surge in demand for air cargo charters. Chapman Freeborn Airchartering reported a sharp spike in demand for its charter service in response to the gridlock caused by the striking workers and the closingRead More

BIFA calls for U.K. logistics investment

BIFA calls for U.K. logistics investment

July 7, 2015 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has grown frustrated with the poor state of infrastructure in the United Kingdom, and is calling for a greater amount of investment  before  chancellor George Osborne will address the U.K.’s Parliament on an emergency budget plan July 8. The prolonged delay over when andRead More

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DHL partners with Kazakh rail firm

July 7, 2015 at 12:09 am 0 comments

In an effort to strengthen the rail transport option between Europe and Asia, DHL Global Forwarding has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Express (KTZE), a holding company based in Kazakhstan, which functions as the national multimodal operator. China Money Network reported that the MOU will clearRead More

Hawaiian Airlines Cargo goes paperless

July 6, 2015 at 10:00 pm 0 comments

In a move to go paperless and update its system, Hawaiian Airlines Cargo switched to the new cloud-based IT operating platform, SmartKargo, in late June. The technology is said to create a 50 percent cut in the carrier’s overall transaction completion time. Using a cloud-based operating system also creates theRead More

Priming the Pump: Surviving volatility in the oil and gas market

Priming the Pump: Surviving volatility in the oil and gas market

July 6, 2015 at 9:55 pm 0 comments

A 70-tonne piece of energy equipment had to be sent by air to the inland city of Erbil, Iraq, from Bakersfield, U.S., in February. Many thought it couldn’t be done due to the sheer length and size of the cargo, and the fact that it had to be transported inRead More

Freighter influx fails to clear Vietnamese backlogs

Freighter influx fails to clear Vietnamese backlogs

July 6, 2015 at 9:54 pm 0 comments

Freighter operators looking for markets to fill their planes at juicy rates could do worse than head for Vietnam – provided they can fly past bureaucratic hurdles. Vietnam’s airfreight market is on a roll, fueled by surging exports. According to consulting firm IMA Asia, the country enjoyed double-digit growth inRead More

K+N buys ReTrans

July 6, 2015 at 8:08 pm 0 comments

Logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel has acquired U.S.-based ReTrans, a non-asset freight brokerage provider. With 68 locations and annual revenues of more than US$500 million, ReTrans specializes in intermodal transportation, as well as full- and less-than-truckload services in the United States and Canada. Detlef Trefzger, CEO of the Kuehne +Read More

French port strike boosts air charters

French port strike boosts air charters

July 7, 2015

The labor strike at the French seaport of Calais is dragging on,  but it has created a surge in demand for air cargo charters. Chapman Freeborn Airchartering reported a sharp spike in demand for its charter service in response to the gridlock caused by the striking workers and the closingRead More

BIFA calls for U.K. logistics investment

BIFA calls for U.K. logistics investment

July 7, 2015

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has grown frustrated with the poor state of infrastructure in the United Kingdom, and is calling for a greater amount of investment  before  chancellor George Osborne will address the U.K.’s Parliament on an emergency budget plan July 8. The prolonged delay over when andRead More

Hawaiian Airlines Cargo goes paperless

July 6, 2015

In a move to go paperless and update its system, Hawaiian Airlines Cargo switched to the new cloud-based IT operating platform, SmartKargo, in late June. The technology is said to create a 50 percent cut in the carrier’s overall transaction completion time. Using a cloud-based operating system also creates theRead More