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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

Lufthansa Cargo brings back deferred shipments

Lufthansa Cargo brings back deferred shipments

July 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

In another sign that the air cargo overcapacity issue is creating havoc among legacy carriers, Lufthansa Cargo is bringing back the concept of deferred products – this time in the form of td.Basic, a new online offering for standard air cargo that puts the carrier, “on the offensive in theRead More

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Panalpina posts flat profits in post-oil market

July 21, 2016 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Long-term low oil prices are forcing Panalpina to restructure and pivot towards other sectors in search of cargo, the 3PL said in its report on first-half results for 2016, which were mostly lackluster Panalpina announced a gross profit of US$745.8 million for the first half of 2016, which CEO PeterRead More

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Airports Council International reports weak start to 2016

July 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

Echoing the mid-year reports from several other aviation groups, Airports Council International (ACI) said air cargo tonnage was flat for the first five months of 2016, rising just 0.6 percent in May, year-over-year, and 0.2 percent, y-o-y, over the period of January to May 2015. Passenger traffic, however, was aRead More

Strong June not enough to offset sluggish 2016 for Cathay

Strong June not enough to offset sluggish 2016 for Cathay

July 21, 2016 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

Despite a strong June, showing with a 7.1 percent, year-over-year, growth in cargo and mail, volume carried by Cathay Pacific and its subsidiary Dragoinair was not sufficient to offset sluggish business in the previous five months of 2016, during which time revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs) fell 2.3 percent. The cargoRead More

AMI’s Durban traffic surges in first half of 2016

AMI’s Durban traffic surges in first half of 2016

July 20, 2016 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

AMI’s has reported “dramatic growth” in traffic for the first half of 2016. AMI, billed as the world’s largest trade-only airfreight and express wholesaler, said that traffic at its Durban office grew by 59 percent for the year to date, compared to the same period in 2015. While the wholesaler’sRead More

Air France-KLM Cargo expands footprint at JFK

Air France-KLM Cargo expands footprint at JFK

July 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Air France-KLM Cargo has opened a new cargo handling facility at New York’s JFK Airport. The European carrier’s new facility is a significant upgrade, and is able to accommodate both general cargo and specialty shipments, such as live animals and express cargo that require timely movement. The new facility featuresRead More