MAB Kargo charters oil-and-gas equipment to Malaysia

Yesterday, MAB Kargo, cargo subsidiary of Malaysian Airlines, chartered 72 tonnes of cargo for an oil-and-gas company under Azerbaijani-based partner airline Silkway West’s call sign. Flight 7L9203 took off in Leipzig(LEJ), paused in Baku(GYD) and reached its final destination in Bintulu Airport (BTU) in Malaysia. “The oil-and-gas industry’s charters have always been very challenging and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 25, 2018

Air Charter Service doubles-down in Beijing, acquires new facility

Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved to a new Beijing facility that is twice the size of its predecessor, in a move that will underpin the company’s increasing attention to the Chinese market. “This is an exciting time for the Chinese aviation industry, with the government’s plans to increase the number of airports from 220 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 25, 2018

After deal with U.A.E., Delta to re-launch U.S. flights to Mumbai

Today, Delta Airlines released plans to re-launch its nonstop routes between the United States and Mumbai, following a gap period in which the carrier withdrew its flights to the region, when Delta says it was “forced to exit the market after subsidized state-owned airlines made service economically unviable.” This news follows an agreement made earlier […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 24, 2018

Icelandair Cargo implements CHAMP’S supply chain management software

Icelandair Cargo has successfully integrated supply chain management software from Luxembourg-based IT company CHAMP into its cargo operations. The carrier says it has already measured improved cargo performance since implementing the product, the timeframe of which was not made clear. The web-based platform, called Traxon Quality, enables customers to measure shipment flows and performance, plan […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 24, 2018

MAB Kargo pursues CEIV-Pharma certification

Yesterday, another cargo carrier jumped on the pharmaceutical certification bandwagon – Malaysian carrier MAB Kargo, a subsidiary of MASkargo, which is pursuing the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) CEIV-Pharma certification. As the demand for the transportation of pharma products has increased in recent years, so have the standards surrounding the careful handling of the temperature-sensitive […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 24, 2018

Power 25: Stability at the top, churn at the bottom

Stability at the top As expected, DHL Supply Chain and Global Forwarding stands alone and almost untouchable at the top of the pyramid, with nearly 2.25 million tonnes handled in 2017. Kuehne + Nagel was a distant second, but it still managed to increase its throughput by 20 percent, to 1.57 million tonnes. “Overall, you’ve […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 24, 2018

Power 25: 3 Forwarders to Watch in 2019

CEVA Logistics (No. 13) For the last several years, CEVA Logistics has struggled to control its mounting debt issues. Then, less than a month after its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) on the Swiss stock exchange in April of this year, the Dutch logistics firm raised about US$1.2 billion and released generally positive figures for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 24, 2018

Power 25 Charts: 2017’s largest forwarders by airfreight metric tonnes

About the Power 25 The Power 25 list was compiled with the cooperation of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a U.S.-based supply chain consulting firm, which ranked the 25 largest forwarders, based on their 2017 air tonnage. Revenue information and tonnage figures for 2017 are either reported by the companies or estimated by Armstrong & Associates. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 24, 2018

How are we doing? Tell us now in our annual Reader Survey

Have you’ve ever wanted to tell us what we’re doing right, or what we’re doing wrong? Well, this is the time to make your voice heard to help shape the content of future issues! The most important part of Air Cargo World is you, the valued reader, and we want your feedback in our annual […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 23, 2018

GEODIS reorganizes internal structure

Today, global logistics company GEODIS released its new internal organizational structure, which it is modulating by region – Western Europe, Middle East and Africa, Northern and Continental Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. The company also intends to put a greater emphasis on its business development and marketing department and its innovation and business excellence […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 23, 2018

TIACA’s Scholte touts ‘new vision,’ Asia expansion

Saying he wants to create a “stronger, more focused and a more agile” association, Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) said the organization will redouble its efforts to promote disruptive innovation, including blockchain, “big data” analysis. ”We are having to rethink the way we conduct ourselves and our businesses in order […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 23, 2018

SpotSee launches IoT impact-detecting product and interface

At a time when the demand for transparency in the supply chain is as high as the interest in e-commerce, Dallas-based “internet of things” (IoT) company SpotSee has released a product that not only tracks the whereabouts of air cargo, it even reports when the cargo gets jostled in transit. SpotSee’s new ShockTrak impact-detecting hardware […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 23, 2018

Cathay Pacific reports 7.9 percent increase in cargo traffic in April

Today, Cathay Pacific Group released its April 2018 traffic figures, showing a substantial increase of 7.9 percent in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), year-over-year. The month prior, in March, the group’s carriers experienced a decent, if more modest, figure of 4.9 percent year-over-year – an increase that may suggest that carriers can expect to ride out […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 22, 2018

Panalpina, RIM Logistics join blockchain standards group, BiTA

Today, Swiss forwarder Panalpina and Illinois-based RIM Logistics joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), an organization of logistics companies that share the goal of developing blockchain standards and technology for the cargo community. Members include industry leaders like FedEx, PENSKE and UPS. Blockchain is an open-source encrypted database – popularized by the cryptocurrency Bitcoin […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 22, 2018
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