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DoKaSch Opticooler now available on China Airlines network

DoKaSch Opticooler now available on China Airlines network

September 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

Germany-based container manufacturer DoKaSch Temperature Solutions recently partnered with China Airlines to expands its global network and lease Opticooler temperature-controlled ULDs to customer in the carrier’s network. Opticooler is designed for “extremely temperature-sensitive air cargo shipments,” said China Airlines in a statement. “In this strongly competitive market, it is keyRead More

Panalpina launches digital customer platform with instant rate quote feature

Panalpina launches digital customer platform with instant rate quote feature

September 20, 2017 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

In its latest move toward digitization, third-party logistics provider Panalpina launched an online rate quote function for its new online customer portal. The Swiss company said it completed a successful pilot project with selected airfreight customers to introduce its automated online quotation and booking platform for ad hoc cargo. CallingRead More

FedEx earnings suffer from TNT Express cyberattack, hurricanes

FedEx earnings suffer from TNT Express cyberattack, hurricanes

September 20, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

FedEx’s 2018 fiscal year got off to a rough start, the company reported during yesterday’s conference call, as chairman and founder Fred Smith said, “The TNT Express cyberattack and Hurricane Harvey posed significant challenges to our operations in the first quarter.” Most of the impact from the June “NotPetya” cyberattackRead More

Bluetooth tracking tech goes live across ACL Airshop’s 200-plus airline network [VIDEO]

Bluetooth tracking tech goes live across ACL Airshop’s 200-plus airline network [VIDEO]

September 20, 2017 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

BUDAPEST — A strategic alliance inked by ACL Airshop and New Zealand-based Core Transport Technologies to deploy tracking devices across ACL’s 200-plus airline network marks the debut of automated Bluetooth-enabled ULD tracking for the airfreight industry, addressing the chronic problem of lost, missing or underutilized ULDs. “This is the firstRead More

Volga-Dnepr, Airbus Defence partnership delivers Sentinel-5P satellite

Volga-Dnepr, Airbus Defence partnership delivers Sentinel-5P satellite

September 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

The partnership between Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Airbus Defence and Space cooperated on a special delivery for the European Space Agency, transporting a Sentinel-5P satellite from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Arkhangelsk, Russia, using an An-124-100 freighter before the satellite completed the last leg of its journey to Russia’s Plesetsk CosmodromeRead More

Irma recovery efforts continue as next hurricane threatens Caribbean

Irma recovery efforts continue as next hurricane threatens Caribbean

September 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Even as yet another major cyclone – the Category 5-level Hurricane Maria – plows through the Caribbean region today, cargo groups and nonprofits are scrambling to provide food, medicine and other relief supplies to help the islands recover from the last major storm, Hurricane Irma. Disaster relief charities Airlink, LIFT, Patient Airlift ServicesRead 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

IATA sees growth drivers in place for strong finish to 2017

IATA sees growth drivers in place for strong finish to 2017

September 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

Despite some typically cautious warnings that the current growth cycle may be nearing a peak, industry-wide freight tonne kilometer (FTK) growth is at its strongest pace since 2010 and global business and consumer confidence levels point to solid improvement at least through the third quarter, IATA said in its Q3Read More