Articles by: Caryn Livingston

Heathrow reports all-time high for August cargo volumes

Heathrow reports all-time high for August cargo volumes

September 11, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Trade with Latin America and North America helped push cargo volumes at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) to a record high for August, the airport reported. Heathrow saw a 13 percent, year-over-year, increase in cargo volumes for August, reaching 139,023 tonnes. Cargo volumes at LHR have been higher, y-o-y, every monthRead More

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DHL Global Forwarding establishes direct routes from Oslo to East Asia

September 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

DHL Global Forwarding, the ocean- and airfreight forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, is increasing its nonstop flights between Oslo and South Korea and China in a move that is supportive of Norway’s seafood exports, according to a statement from Avinor, which manages the Oslo Airport. The new routesRead More

Transport firm Labelmaster pairs up with PA2 for safer lithium battery shipping

Transport firm Labelmaster pairs up with PA2 for safer lithium battery shipping

September 8, 2017 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

Two companies are partnering to tackle the ongoing safety risks posed by the transportation of flammable lithium batteries with a line of protective packaging products, called Obexion. Dangerous goods transport firm Labelmaster and Procyon-Alpha Squared (PA2), a technology company with experience in the aerospace field, plan to introduce a rangeRead More

Panalpina’s Air Connection acquisition expands Kenya perishables position

Panalpina’s Air Connection acquisition expands Kenya perishables position

September 7, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Freight forwarder Panalpina has made another move in its effort to become a market leader for perishables forwarding in Africa with its acquisition of Air Connection, Panalpina announced today. The purchase of Kenya-based Air Connection, a specialized flower and vegetable forwarder, follows Panalpina’s acquisition of another Kenyan perishables forwarder, Airflo,Read More

From left, Markus Voss, Global COO and CIO, DHL Supply Chain, and Yan Lida, President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, at the MOU signing ceremony.

DHL Supply Chain, Huawei implement IoT application at automotive site

September 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

DHL Supply Chain announced it is moving forward with a “narrowband internet of things” (NB-IoT) program at a DHL automotive site in Liuzhou, China, in partnership with Chinese technology conglomerate Huawei Technologies. The move is intended to streamline management at the site’s manufacturing yard by connecting 100 DHL drivers andRead More

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Siemens gets order to digitize dnata’s Dubai cargo operations

September 7, 2017 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

Air cargo keeps getting smarter, and operators in Dubai are eager to be on the cutting edge. With that goal in mind, ground handler and cargo terminal operator dnata placed an order with Siemens Postal, Parcel and Airport Logistics for a cloud-based software platform to manage dnata’s Dubai cargo operations.Read More

July volumes rise with global trade support, IATA says

July volumes rise with global trade support, IATA says

September 6, 2017 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

Another month, another double-digit increase in airfreight volume growth. A surge in global trade and business confidence indicators pushed up July demand in freight tonne kilometers by 11.4 percent, year-over-year – proving wrong the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) warning that June was likely the peak of the latest growthRead More

Jeffrey Musser, president and CEO of Expeditors

Expeditors launches sensor-based logistics company Cargo Signal

September 6, 2017 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

In another sign of the need for forwarders to add value to their logistics services, Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., is leveraging its third-party offerings into a new subsidiary, called Cargo Signal. The new company will provide sensor-based logistics services previously available only on shipments with Expeditors on shipments withRead More