WCS 2018: Dnata goes all-in on iCargo terminal operation software

DALLAS — Dnata has inked a deal with IT solutions provider IBS Software to implement its iCargo terminal operation suite across the Dubai-based ground handler’s stations around the world, dnata announced at the IATA World Cargo Symposium here. Dnata says that it is the first ground handler to launch a global roll-out of iCargo and […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 13, 2018

Logistics company Tigers opens temperature-controlled facility at DFW

Hong Kong-based logistics company Tigers has opened a new temperature-controlled facility at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The 86,000 square foot facility is intended to accommodate perishable goods like health supplements and cosmetics products. The company is known for its various virtual warehousing products, one of which being an integration management tool, “SmartHub: Connect,” which […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 13, 2018

Budapest eyes larger regional freight role after record 2017

Hungary’s largest airport is establishing itself as a regional air freight hub, handling 127,145 tonnes of cargo in 2017. Starting this year, two carriers plan to operate flights to the U.S. from Budapest Airport (BUD), and next year, the airport will open a 20,000 square meter freight center that will expand BUD’s cargo handling capacity […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 12, 2018

Brussels Airport responds to increased cargo demand with facility expansion

The recent surge in demand for air cargo services is putting the squeeze on Brussels Airport (BRU), so it is investing €100 million in expanding its cargo facilities. The expansion of the cargo processing area, called BRUcargo, is part of a continuing effort to accommodate freight forwarders, like Kuehne + Nagel, as well as ground […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 9, 2018

Going Dutch: How Schiphol is solving cross-border e-commerce issues

Last December, clandestine teams of Chinese executives began showing up at airports across Europe, probing the facilities that they visited for strengths and weaknesses. They tracked shipments, timed customs delays, rated services and mapped out logistics infrastructure. While these cloak-and-dagger movements may seem to be wrapped in political intrigue, of a sort, this isn’t the […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 5, 2018

IATA recognizes Hong Kong as CEIV Pharma partner airport

IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for pharmaceutical logistics certification (CEIV Pharma) continues its march towards global pharma handling standards with the recognition of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) as a partner airport. The recognition denotes an airport-wide application of IATA’s standards for pharmaceutical transportation between aircraft and agents. HKIA is one of the […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 5, 2018

Logistics firm Aeronet opens new facility at EWR

Logistics services company Aeronet Worldwide opened a new station at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The station will serve as a gateway and warehousing facility for domestic and international ocean freight, airfreight, and ground transport, offering expedited services, “specialized White Glove services,” and will serve as a venue for industry trades shows. In recent years, the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 2, 2018

Top 5 cool chain innovations making a difference in supply chain quality

With the value of the temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical market topping US$1 trillion dollars, air cargo handlers are searching for the best way to ensure that these commodities are kept at a very specific, narrow temperature range during their journey in the air, and especially on the ground, where the risk is highest for a temperature incursion […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 28, 2018

Cargo-partner to expand Southeast Asia network into Singapore

Today, logistics service provider Cargo-partner said it will increase its existing Southeast Asia network footprint to include Singapore by opening a logistics center, located 45 minutes from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) the major hub in the region. The company has been active in its expansion in Southeast Asia since 2004, opening offices in Malaysia, Myanmar, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 28, 2018

SF Express secures regulatory approval for Ezhou Airport project

China’s State Council approved the construction of a new US$5.9 billion airport in Ezhou, Hubei Province, last week, after SF Airlines and the Hubei provincial government signed a cooperation agreement to jointly plan, construct and operate the Ezhou Airport in December. The airport terminal facilities are designed to handle annual cargo throughput of 2.45 million […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 27, 2018

Changi Airport continues to increase its cargo throughput

Not missing a beat from last year, Changi Airport is off to strong start in 2018 for cargo handling. The Singapore-based hub’s January 2018 numbers indicated a 10.7 percent rise in throughput, year-over-year, processing 175,590 tonnes during the month. This monthly increase follows record-breaking yearly totals for 2017, when the major hub broke the 2 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 26, 2018

AMS merges cargo, aviation divisions; van Stekelenburg to step down

As of April 1, Schiphol Airport’s Cargo Division will be merged into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s (AMS) Aviation and Marketing Department, which raised questions about the hub’s future commitment to attracting main-deck freighter traffic. Jonas van Stekelenburg, who led the Schiphol Cargo department for near three years, says the move will put “cargo at the heart […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 21, 2018

Brussels Airlines Cargo looks to translate CEIV-Pharma certification into more cargo

Brussels Airlines Cargo is the latest cargo carrier to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceuticals Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification, announcing today that it had finally wrapped up the months-long process of certification. The carrier operates out of Brussels Airport, which was one of the first European airports to establish itself as a […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 21, 2018

Ensuring that security systems match up for mail, high-risk cargo [VIDEO]

Security validators navigate a complex interplay of language and cultural factors when conducting validations around the world. Last week, Air Cargo World shadowed Corposec executive director Elad Gadot during ACC3 and RA3 validations at the Mexico City International Airport. While the validation approvals take time, both airfreight carrier CAL Cargo and warehousing agent Borderless Air […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 20, 2018
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