Forwarding

Footing the bill: Who’s going to pay for our pricey standards?

Footing the bill: Who’s going to pay for our pricey standards?

September 21, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

BUDAPEST – Without unifying standards, airfreight will remain fragmented, leaving carriers, forwarders, ground handlers and everyone in between vulnerable to disruption – and shelling out big bucks to navigating multiple communications and tracking standards, according to speakers here at this year’s Air Cargo Handling Conference. “If we really want toRead 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

Volga-Dnepr, SPARX Logistics agreement expands Canadian portfolio

Volga-Dnepr, SPARX Logistics agreement expands Canadian portfolio

September 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

Volga-Dnepr Unique Air Cargo (VD UAC) and U.S.-based SPARX logistics have signed a cooperation agreement that allows SPARX to offer an expanded range of air services to and from Canada. Under the new agreement, SPARX now offers such services as project cargo, full or partial chartering, standard air cargo clearanceRead More

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Tigers ramps up Silk Road rail forwarding service

September 12, 2017 at 5:28 pm 0 comments

Tiger is the latest forwarder to add China-Europe railfreight to its portfolio, offering customers a 16-day transit time both east- and westbound, between Duisburg, Germany, and the cities of Hefei, Chongqing, and Chengdu in China. The service, called ‘Tiger Rail,”’ was launched over the Summer, transporting auto parts. The NewRead More

DXC Technology: Using data to break cargo’s boom-and-bust cycle

DXC Technology: Using data to break cargo’s boom-and-bust cycle

September 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The air cargo business never had a reputation as a technological pioneer, and years after most businesses have switched to APIs, holdouts in the business still use electronic data interchanges (EDIs), a technology first developed in 1948, to share data. But with rising demand for full visibility and the promiseRead 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

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