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Cargo restrictions move north as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida

Cargo restrictions move north as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida

September 8, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – After churning across most of the northern Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea over the last three days, Hurricane Irma has set a course for the low-lying U.S. state of Florida, packing 150-mile-per-hour winds and expected storm surges of 6 to 12 feet by thisRead 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

West Atlantic leaves paper behind for electronic ‘Toughpad’

West Atlantic leaves paper behind for electronic ‘Toughpad’

September 5, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

Swedish airline West Atlantic is aiming to cut down on physical paperwork carried on flights by digitizing with the introduction of Panasonic’s Toughpad FZ-G1 on its flights, according to a statement from Panasonic System Communications Company Europe. Replacing physical paperwork with digital operations is environmentally friendly and saves time forRead More

One week left to donate to Airlink’s Harvey relief with ELEVATE registration

One week left to donate to Airlink’s Harvey relief with ELEVATE registration

September 4, 2017 at 5:05 pm 0 comments

Most of the airports have re-opened, and many airfreight companies, such as UPS, FedEx and DHL are resuming operations this week in Houston, the 4th largest city in the United States. But for much of the region, devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey last week, the cleanup efforts are just beginning.Read More

Chengdu intermodal ‘Air-Rail’ pilot could be model for China parcel logistics

Chengdu intermodal ‘Air-Rail’ pilot could be model for China parcel logistics

September 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

By taking advantage of China’s large and expanding high-speed passenger railway network, a new “Air-Rail” pilot program that began last month may give the country a new option to expedite parcel shipping to and from regions that are poorly served by major airport hubs. Many see China’s high-speed rail asRead More

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) is the pilot client of CHAMP’s  Traxon CDMP tool.

CHAMP’s Traxon CDMP gets ‘Flight View’ feature upgrade

September 4, 2017 at 1:00 am 0 comments

Luxembourg-based cargo IT service provider CHAMP Cargosystems is making it easier to track the progress of airfreight movements by adding a new “Flight View” feature to its Traxon CDMP tool. Traxon CDMP (for Cargo Data Management Portal) is designed to measure performance across the supply chain, identifying areas for improvementRead More

Rebounding global economy pushes up yields at Air China Cargo

Rebounding global economy pushes up yields at Air China Cargo

September 4, 2017 at 1:00 am 0 comments

With global trade driving up demand for air cargo along its major trade routes, Air China Cargo reported an increase in yields by 13 percent, year-over-year, for the first half of 2017, to reach US$0.19 per revenue tonne kilometer (RTK). Volumes were up 6 percent, y-o-year, at 3.5 billion RTKs,Read More

WorldACD: ‘The beat goes on’ for airfreight’s good news

WorldACD: ‘The beat goes on’ for airfreight’s good news

September 1, 2017 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

The strong growth story for the airfreight industry that began early in 2017, and continued unexpectedly through July, is “becoming somewhat monotonous,” reported WorldACD in its monthly airfreight market analysis for July. But it’s doubtful that anyone else in the industry is complaining. Year-over-year volumes grew by 11.8 percent worldwideRead More