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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 cyclical oil and gas market

Priming the Pump: Surviving volatility in the cyclical 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, fuelled 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

Brookfield makes bid for Asciano

July 6, 2015 at 7:43 pm 0 comments

An already busy Australian logistics heated up a bit more last week when Canada-based Brookfield Infrastructure Partners made a takeover offer for Melbourne-based logistics firm Asciano, in the form of US$6.8 billion in cash and shares. Asciano, which operates mostly in the railway and ocean shipping sectors, was spun offRead More

Finnair Cargo breaks ground on CNC

Finnair Cargo breaks ground on CNC

July 6, 2015 at 7:24 pm 0 comments

Finnair Cargo achieved two important milestones last week: The carrier laid the cornerstone of its new Cool Nordic Cargo (CNC) facility at Helsinki Airport and officially become the first airline to earn certification of its cool-chain operations via IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical program, a.k.a. CEIV-Pharma.Read More

Cargolux begins Turkmenbashi service

Cargolux begins Turkmenbashi service

July 3, 2015 at 9:48 pm 0 comments

All-cargo carrier Cargolux Airlines has begun four-times-per-week service to Turkmenbashi Airport (KRW) in Turkmenistan. On a June 29 demonstration flight, the first Cargoux 747 freighter flew from Luxembourg to KRW on its way to Baku, Azerbaijan. Starting June 30, Cargolux began flying four weekly regular cargo flights through KRW: OnRead 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

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

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

July 6, 2015

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

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