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Panalpina expects 3 to 4 percent growth for 2015

Panalpina expects 3 to 4 percent growth for 2015

March 4, 2015 at 11:44 pm 0 comments

Swiss logistics firm Panalpina said it expects the airfreight market to grow by 3 to 4 percent this year, as it presented its 2014 results this week. The multi-modal firm increased its operating profit from US75.5 million in 2013 to US$116.2 million last year, reducing its logistics losses to aRead More

Supply chain insomnia: What keeps you up at night?

Supply chain insomnia: What keeps you up at night?

March 4, 2015 at 8:02 pm 0 comments

NEW ORLEANS – Worried about operational costs? Labor shortages? Potential supply-chain disruptions? How about living within missile range of North Korea? These were some of the supply chain management topics that came up during the parting-shot session yesterday at AirCargo 2015, titled “What Keeps You Up at Night?” The interactiveRead More

A renewed call to action at AirCargo 2015

A renewed call to action at AirCargo 2015

March 4, 2015 at 2:24 am 0 comments

NEW ORLEANS – In the next few years, changes in the world of airfreight – in the form of e-commerce, staff turnover, competition and belly capacity – may be coming faster than shippers, forwarders, carriers and airports are prepared for, said speakers at yesterday’s AirCargo 2015 conference session, “Regulatory andRead More

How to respond when the feds come knocking

How to respond when the feds come knocking

March 3, 2015 at 5:15 am 0 comments

NEW ORLEANS – Most forwarders hope to never have to deal with a government enforcement action, but the smart ones know that it’s best to be prepared just in case the TSA or the FAA come knocking when you least expect it. Speaking at yesterday’s Air Cargo 2015 session, attorneyRead More

Three carriers dropped from DB Schenker price-fixing suit

Three carriers dropped from DB Schenker price-fixing suit

March 3, 2015 at 12:29 am 0 comments

The long running “air cargo cartel” case filed last December in the United States by logistics firm DB Schenker has narrowed considerably. The firm’s parent company, railroad conglomerate Deutsche Bahn AG, said that Schenker was dismissing charges against the carriers Nippon Cargo, SAS and Cargolux. The company added that itRead More

Jan de Rijk earns CEIV Pharma certification

Jan de Rijk earns CEIV Pharma certification

March 2, 2015 at 11:52 pm 0 comments

Dutch trucking and logistics firm Jan de Rijk Logistics has become one of the first supply chain services companies to earn the new “CEIV Pharma” certification for its ability to handle pharmaceuticals safely. The certification, awarded by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV), is used to designate cargoRead More

Chinese New Year boosts volume, but rates stay low

Chinese New Year boosts volume, but rates stay low

February 28, 2015 at 2:22 am 0 comments

The airfreight frenzy that usually precedes the Chinese New Year provided a jolt to January volumes in the Asia Pacific market this year, partly because of the later-than-usual start of the festivities (February 19) and partly due to the West Coast port crisis in the United States. However, activity onRead More

Qantas back in black

Qantas back in black

February 26, 2015 at 11:27 pm 0 comments

After reporting its biggest-ever annual loss for the 12 months ending in June 2014 – A$2.8 billion – Qantas has sprung back, reporting an underlying profit of A$367 million (US$289 million) for the six months ending December 2014. Qantas freight delivered its best half-year earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)Read More

FedEx, Boeing join fray over open skies

FedEx, Boeing join fray over open skies

February 26, 2015 at 9:56 pm 0 comments

As the rhetoric heats up between the top three American and Persian Gulf-based carriers over competition and alleged abuses of government subsidies, FedEx and Boeing have stepped into the war of words to defend the use of open skies agreements between the carriers. Earlier this month, representatives from legacy carriersRead More

Kenyan floriculture good for Saudia

Kenyan floriculture good for Saudia

February 25, 2015 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

Although the tulips are blooming in the Netherlands, roses must be imported from Kenya, a lead exporter of cut roses. This month, Saudia Cargo will get a 25 percent boost on the Nairobi-to-Amsterdam route, operating at least six extra 747Fs to accommodate Europe’s springtime demand for Kenyan flowers. This increaseRead More

Tricky job tackled by Volga-Dnepr

Tricky job tackled by Volga-Dnepr

February 25, 2015

Volga-Dnepr engineers in Ulyanovsk, Russia, had to move quickly this month in response to an urgent customer request. Their mission? To move 35 tonnes of pipeline, in 62-foot-long sections, from Scotland to Turkey. Huseyn Mammadli, logistics executive with Volga-Dnepr, said the engineers developed a load plan and built a multi-purposeRead More

Three carriers dropped from DB Schenker price-fixing suit

Three carriers dropped from DB Schenker price-fixing suit

March 3, 2015

The long running “air cargo cartel” case filed last December in the United States by logistics firm DB Schenker has narrowed considerably. The firm’s parent company, railroad conglomerate Deutsche Bahn AG, said that Schenker was dismissing charges against the carriers Nippon Cargo, SAS and Cargolux. The company added that itRead More

Supply chain insomnia: What keeps you up at night?

Supply chain insomnia: What keeps you up at night?

March 4, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Worried about operational costs? Labor shortages? Potential supply-chain disruptions? How about living within missile range of North Korea? These were some of the supply chain management topics that came up during the parting-shot session yesterday at AirCargo 2015, titled “What Keeps You Up at Night?” The interactiveRead More