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Irma relief still arriving despite continuing storms in Caribbean

Irma relief still arriving despite continuing storms in Caribbean

September 22, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Even as the damages from Hurricane Maria are still being assessed in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands, more relief continues to arrive to the storm-ravaged region. A 747-400 freighter operated by U.K.-based CargoLogicAir (see photo above) departed from the East Midlands Airport yesterday, carrying 110 tonnes of goods onRead More

Is airfreight doing enough to tackle cargo crime? [VIDEO]

Is airfreight doing enough to tackle cargo crime? [VIDEO]

September 22, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

BUDAPEST – “The product comes first,” said Jason Breakwell, vice chairman of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) program for the EMEA region. “And generally, high-value products are moving in and out of affluent counties.” All this means that cargo crime hits much closer to home than many airfreight companiesRead More

Changi Airport’s August freight volumes are more good news for industry

Changi Airport’s August freight volumes are more good news for industry

September 22, 2017 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

August’s double-digit airfreight volume growth at Singapore Changi Airport is yet another indicator of good news for the airfreight industry, where results, so far, for the month have reflected growing demand for air cargo. Airfreight throughput at the airport rose 10.7 percent, year-over-year, in August to 180,590 tonnes. August cargoRead More

Exports are taking off at Rickenbacker Airport

Exports are taking off at Rickenbacker Airport

September 22, 2017 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

The fashion industry, and the many retailers based in Ohio, have made Rickenbacker Airport (LCK) in Columbus, U.S., a sustainable cargo-only airport for scheduled freighters and charters, such as Qatar Airways Cargo’s 777 freighter flight earlier this month. However, the airport is also seeing dramatic increases in exports for products,Read More

Irma recovery efforts continue as next hurricane threatens Caribbean

Irma recovery efforts continue as next hurricane threatens Caribbean

September 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Even as yet another major cyclone – the Category 5-level Hurricane Maria – plows through the Caribbean region today, cargo groups and nonprofits are scrambling to provide food, medicine and other relief supplies to help the islands recover from the last major storm, Hurricane Irma. Disaster relief charities Airlink, LIFT, Patient Airlift ServicesRead More

100212-N-4047W-021 ABOARD USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), At Anchor (Feb. 12, 2010) Bottles of acyclovir and sterile water sit at the intravenous fluid mixing station in the pharmacy aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).  The anti-virals are given to Haitian patients aboard the hospital ship to help them with various conditions.  Comfort is in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response, providing medical care to some of the 300,000 people injured in a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that decimated the city Jan. 12.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon Warner/Released)

Global standards: Pharma handling’s final frontier [VIDEO]

September 19, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

BUDAPEST — Steve Polmans is not stuck in the proverbial “black hole,” a term coined to describe the murky intersection of forwarders, ground handlers, carriers and other airfreight companies at airports around the world. Brussels Airport walked into the light a few years back, he said, with the implementation ofRead More

Pharma.Aero platform membership grows to 18 companies

Pharma.Aero platform membership grows to 18 companies

September 18, 2017 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

Pharma.Aero, an initiative formed last year between Brussels Airport and Miami International Airport to advocate for shipping standards based on IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification, announced the addition of three new member organizations to its roster, for a total of 18 companies. Forwarder Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., and container manufacturer Envirotainer,Read More

Gimme Shelter: FedEx teams up with NBA to evacuate pets in Irma aftermath

Gimme Shelter: FedEx teams up with NBA to evacuate pets in Irma aftermath

September 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

A FedEx MD-10 freighter touched down in Miami this morning with medicine, hygiene kits and emergency medical backpacks to aid in Florida’s massive Hurricane Irma recovery effort. But when it takes off later today, the aircraft will be carrying an unusual group of hurricane refugees, far more adorable than anyRead More