Infrastructure issue bridges gap between forwarders, integrators

A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment. The incident, which happened without warning over the Mississippi River on Aug. 1, 2007, took the lives of 13 people and injured 145 more during the evening rush-hour commute. […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • October 6, 2017

CFS: FedEx e-commerce services form bulwark against Amazon’s market hegemony [VIDEO]

MIAMI — With FedEx’s chief of marketing and communications officer Rajesh Subramaniam on stage here at this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium, the audience had the opportunity to catch up on developments at the rapidly growing integrator. Subramaniam talked about everything from the company’s active role in the national discourse surrounding free trade, to the implications […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 5, 2017

Too Many Happy Returns: The struggle to predict reverse logistics

The mostly unwanted gifts are piled in the corner, the relatives have slowly made their way to the airport and a mountain of dishes awaits attention in the kitchen. This is what late December looks like for most American consumers. But for logisticians, the holiday work is only half done – it’s time for gift […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 5, 2017

CFS: Growing e-commerce revolution dictates digitization of all processes

MIAMI – The morning after Air Cargo Management Group (ACMG) senior director Alan Hedge told 2017 Cargo Facts Symposium attendees how e-commerce is poised to change the logistics industry, conference panelists today expanded on the theme to advise air cargo participants how to capitalize on the growing e-commerce market share, and how the industry must […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 4, 2017

At the Crossroads: Turkey’s key role in 21st century logistics

“The future is in the skies,” Turkey’s founding father Kemal Ataturk told the country’s newly formed parliament. Months later, in 1925 against the backdrop of a sweeping modernization campaign, the country’s first aviation oversight body, the Turkish Aeronautical Association was founded, followed shortly thereafter by a national carrier, of sorts. Aviation was so central to […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 4, 2017

ELEVATE 2017: Memories from Air Cargo World’s conference on logistics innovation

MIAMI — Now that the second annual ELEVATE Conference is history, here is a gallery of the sessions, presentations and networking opportunities that took place on Oct. 2, 2017, here at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Air Cargo World wishes to thank all the speakers, sponsors, presenters and attendees who came together to discuss the latest […]
  • jcherlin
  • October 3, 2017

ELEVATE: Freightos announces talks with major carriers to expand dynamic pricing

MIAMI — Decades after dynamic pricing reached the passenger side of aviation, online freight pricing platform Freightos and Air France-KLM (AF-KLM) are offering the service to shippers. At this year’s ELEVATE conference, Freightos CEO Zvi Schreiber announced that his company was in talks with other carriers to expand the pricing model, with the industry poised […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 3, 2017

ELEVATE: Cargo42 wins second straight DEMOvation Challenge

MIAMI – For the second consecutive year, startup Cargo42 took home the top prize yesterday for the DEMOvation Challenge at the ELEVATE 2017 Conference. The online platform, based here in Miami, is designed for trucking companies to reduce idle time and capacity, and to provide greater transparency for shippers through real-time tracking. The runner-up to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 3, 2017

ELEVATE: E-commerce logistics innovation captures smaller seller market

MIAMI – The big e-commerce players like Amazon and Alibaba tend to dominate the conversation surrounding e-commerce’s impact on cargo volume growth, but panelists at yesterday’s 2017 ELEVATE cargo conference said “one-on-one” relationships with smaller e-commerce businesses offer big opportunities for forwarders. Robert Imbriani, executive vice president, international, with Team Worldwide, told conference attendees that […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 3, 2017

ELEVATE panelists: To get on board with ‘big data,’ start with ‘low-hanging fruit’

MIAMI – With massive data collection becoming more standardized in the shipping industry, the question of how to make sense of collected data and use it to improve business performance is where big data comes in, said panelists at today’s ELEVATE 2017 conference. Most big players in the industry already have their own operational systems […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 2, 2017

Air Cargo World Celebrates its 75th birthday

That a magazine has maintained unbroken publication for three-quarters of a century is, in itself, a remarkable achievement. But for a business publication to last that long, covering an industry that basically did not exist when it was conceived, is more than just remarkable; it makes the Air Cargo World journey truly unique in the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 2, 2017

Air Cargo World celebrates 75th Anniversary, new look for website

Air Cargo World is proud to announce its 75th  year as the leading source for air logistics news. Not only does this milestone mark a major achievement for the publication itself, but also for the history of business journalism. Since being founded as Air Transportation in 1942, the world’s first air cargo magazine has maintained an […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 2, 2017

Panalpina acquisition spree adds German cool chain company

Panalpina’s recent acquisition spree picked up pace this week with a second trophy added on Sept. 28, this time in Germany, where the Switzerland-based logistics company agreed to buy Germany-based Cool Chain Group (CCG), from its parent company, Rungis Express. With CCG added to the roster, Panalpina will gain an experienced team of employees and […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 29, 2017

UPS, SF Holding joint venture wins regulatory approval in China

UPS and Chinese transport and logistics company SF Holding – parent company of carrier SF Express – received approval of their planned joint venture from China’s Ministry of Commerce. The joint venture, which the companies announced back in May, will establish international delivery services, beginning with deliveries from China to the United States, giving Chinese […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 28, 2017
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