The Week in brief
on September 9, 2011
Officials at Schiphol Cargo and Air Cargo Netherlands have launched the eFreight Online Academy, a web-based tool in their efreight@nl project that is aimed at promoting the use of e-freight at the airport. According to a Schiphol press release, current content includes courses that review the first steps in electronic messaging and a beginner's look at e-freight. “We are actively promoting the use of e-freight at Schiphol using a variety of methods. We believe the forum facility in the e-freight academy will prove to be one of its most important elements, providing community members with a simple way of improving their subject knowledge," Saskia van Pelt, Schiphol Cargo's director of business development, said in a statement. “The forum will also enable the efreight@nl team to refine their future activities by developing a better understanding of what the market thinks of the e-freight concept and what concerns may exist about its implementation.”
KLM will launch twice-weekly B777-200 flights between Amsterdam and Luanda, Angola, on November 14. Air France and KLM now offer a combined four flights a week to the city. KLM will also being services to Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Havana and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Apollo Freight has broken ground on a 15,663-square-foot perishable center in a 37,000-square-foot warehouse near Los Angeles International Airport. The development will include temperature-controlled cargo screening areas; pre-cooler units for flowers, fruits and vegetables; and one freezer. The company plans to offer its sea-air pickup program from the facility. Delivery is slated for early October.
Kerry Logistics is planning to open a 10,000-square-meter warehouse in Hanoi in November. Officials said work will most likely come from the high-tech, food, industrial and textile industries.