DHL adding e-commerce operation to existing Aussie facility

The increase in e-commerce exports from Australia has prompted DHL to add an e-commerce-specific distribution center to its already-existing 16,700-square-meter Melbourne cargo facility, operated by DHL’s Global Forwarding division. The co-located operation are situated in the Melbourne suburb of Tullamarine. The new addition, operated by DHL’s eCommerce division, will mostly handle exports up to 2 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 25, 2018

NCA says it will be at least ‘more than another week’ before 747-Fs are back in the sky

Today, Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) released a statement saying its 747 freighter fleet will remain on the ground for another week, following last week’s news that the carrier would undergo an immediate government audit, pausing its 11 freighters from running services on its trans-Pacific routes due to the discovery of discrepancies in the airline’s maintenance […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 22, 2018

Trade War Fallout: 5 ways the Trump tariffs could impact air cargo

In trade wars, there tend to many casualties and few winners. But in the current politically charged climate, a trade war is now a reality, as the United States decided in March to adopt an aggressive protectionist policy to correct what the Trump administration believes is a crippling trade deficit between the U.S. and several […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 21, 2018

FedEx reports solid fourth quarter results

Yesterday, in addition to the announcement that FedEx ordered for twelve 767Fs, and twelve 777Fs in a deal valued at US$6.6 billion, the express giant reported revenue up 10.1 percent, y-o-y, in its fiscal fourth quarter (ended 31 May) to a record $17.31 billion. Net income for the quarter was $1.13 billion, up 10.5 percent from […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 20, 2018

NCA audit may take longer than hoped

After Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) temporarily grounded its eleven 747-Fs due to a maintenance record discrepancy over the weekend, the forwarding community is saying the halt in air service may be longer than the Narita-based carrier’s initial estimate. Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau is scheduling an inspection of NCA’s entire fleet after finding that the carrier has […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 19, 2018

Google makes major e-commerce investment in China’s JD.com

In its latest foray into the e-commerce logistics world, Google has invested US$550 million in Beijing-based JD.com, giving the Silicon Valley giant greater access to services for global markets, including Southeast Asia, the United States, and Europe. The partnership is illustrative of both a growing focus on cross-border e-commerce, and the tendency of dominant e-tailers in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 18, 2018

Tigers Logistics expands Shanghai presence, citing e-commerce boom

With e-commerce giant Alibaba’s logistics network Cainiao continually expanding its network in response to a booming demand for e-commerce, affiliated logistics companies are being pushed to up their game, as well. Hong Kong-based logistics firm Tigers acquired a two-warehouse site in Shanghai this week that will increase its capacity by 34 percent. Tigers cited growing […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 15, 2018

Emirates increases frequency between Dubai, Angola

Emirates Airlines has added two weekly flights between Dubai and Luanda, the capital of Angola, increasing its service between the two destinations to five times per week, starting July 1, and then ramping up to daily service, starting in winter. The carrier will employ a 777-300ER aircraft on the route, which will provide 23 tonnes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 12, 2018

Turkish Airlines partners with ZTO, PAL Air in China logistics services venture

Turkish Airlines Cargo will partner with Chinese cargo carrier ZTO Express and “B2C” forwarding company PAL Air to launch a joint-venture logistics services company to be based in Hong Kong, capitalizing on the booming e-commerce market emanating from China. The tripartite will offer door-to-door logistics services, including trucking, collection and distribution, warehousing, transportation, cross-docking and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 11, 2018

K+N invests in facilities at BUD

Switzerland-based logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel is establishing its presence at Budapest Airport (BUD), investing in logistics facilities for high-value goods, such as pharmaceuticals, at the centrally located European hub. This news comes as the airport’s administration gears up to commence construction of its new freight center, known as Cargo City – part of the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 11, 2018

75th Anniversary Snapshot: Veterans of veterinary service

Since the earliest days of the air cargo industry, the transport of animals has evolved right along with the precious-but-nonliving goods secured in the cargo holds. In most of the issues of Air Transportation magazine, which later became today’s Air Cargo World, there is at least one mention of an exotic animal hitching a ride, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 8, 2018

Forwarders take to dedicated freighter ops, but could trade issues get in the way?

DHL Global Forwarding this week disclosed that it is considering launching additional dedicated Asia-Pacific freighter routes, according to a media report. DHL currently employs Atlas Air to operate 747 freighters that service its Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) route. With DHL’s move to increase capacity between Asia and the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 8, 2018

Air Belgium launches Belgium to Hong Kong Service, employs Hactl

Air Belgium, the two-year-old combination carrier based in Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL), has signed on with Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited’s (Hactl’s) ground-handling services for its new A340-300 service between Brussels and Hong Kong. The carrier launched the route yesterday, with Hactl providing its terminal handling and documentation services for the carrier at […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 5, 2018

The Power 25: On the rise with the world’s top forwarders

It’s amazing what a little extra business can do. About 18 months ago, there was a lot of hand-wringing about the sorry state of the freight forwarding industry. They were far behind on the technology adoption curve; Amazon was coming along to disintermediate everyone in the logistics business and overcapacity was slowly bleeding the carriers […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 4, 2018
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