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Warehouse 4.0: Smart tech brings transparency to global supply chain

Warehouse 4.0: Smart tech brings transparency to global supply chain

March 1, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Under bright fluorescent lights, only a slight whirring sound could be heard as the Swift robot turned a corner and glided down the neatly arranged aisle, packed 10 feet high with drug store items. Having sensed the correct spot, Swift – a white pillar on hidden wheels and a singleRead More

Delta Cargo launches fully GPS-enabled, same-day product

Delta Cargo launches fully GPS-enabled, same-day product

March 1, 2017 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

Delta Cargo’s DASH Critical & Medical launches today, making it the first fully GPS-enabled, same-day product offered by a freight carrier based in the United States. DASH has, “the highest boarding priority of any Delta Cargo product, and the fastest transit times in the logistics industry,” said Gareth Joyce, seniorRead More

#AskACW & Schiphol Cargo: Don’t snooze on e-commerce

#AskACW & Schiphol Cargo: Don’t snooze on e-commerce

March 1, 2017 at 6:22 pm 0 comments

Twitter: America’s number-one source for prescient political discourse, and now, insight into the exciting intersection of airfreight and technology. Yesterday, Air Cargo World held its first monthly TwitterChat, which explored how e-commerce is changing the aviation industry. On board to answer the public’s questions was Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Cargo’s directorRead More

Elon Musk sets sights on streamlining supply chain

Elon Musk sets sights on streamlining supply chain

February 28, 2017 at 7:46 pm 0 comments

There could be more supply chain consolidation in the future for car maker Tesla Inc. It’s no secret that Tesla is a fan of vertical integration — with its acquisition of Solar City and building of the Tesla Gigawatt Factory as just a few examples of supply chain consolidation. And Tesla’sRead More

multilateral e-awb agreement

e-AWB penetration rate dips as shippers call for more digitization

February 28, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

While the newly formed Shippers’ Advisory Committee, created last year by the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), today released a position paper calling for greater transparency and digitization of the global supply chain, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently reported that the penetration rate for its electronic air waybillRead More

Aviance Ghana goes live with Kale’s Galaxy air cargo management system

Aviance Ghana goes live with Kale’s Galaxy air cargo management system

February 28, 2017 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

Ground handler Aviance Ghana has implemented a new air cargo management system from Kale, called Galaxy, for operations at Kotoka International Airport (KIA). The system tracks movement and storage of cargo at the airport’s warehouses and manages the transactions with electronic data interchange (EDI) messaging, auto billing, tracking and reporting.Read More

ABX Air pilots, ATSG reach compensatory time off agreement

ABX Air pilots, ATSG reach compensatory time off agreement

February 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm 0 comments

Pilots for Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) subsidiary ABX Air have reached a settlement with the carrier that returns the pilots’ right to take compensatory time off for days in which they are forced to work to cover flights due to staffing shortages. The resolution ends a simmering labor disagreementRead More

Air France-KLM to merge cargo figures with overall financial results

Air France-KLM to merge cargo figures with overall financial results

February 27, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Following years of heavy airfreight losses, Air France-KLM’s cargo sector results will be reported within its overall financial reporting. The accounting decision will take the struggling cargo arm out of the public eye. “It has been decided to change the cargo reporting as per fiscal year 2017 based on contributionRead More