Freightos survey says forwarders are running out of time to modernize

Freight forwarders have come a long way toward adopting digital processes over the last three years in anticipation of the e-commerce revolution, but time is rapidly running out for the laggards that have not yet embraced digitalization. A recent study conducted by Forrester Research for online logistics firm Freightos said some forwarders may be out […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 30, 2018

Delta Cargo, Air France-KLM to share Delta’s Seattle warehouse

Delta Cargo and partner Air France-KLM have added Seattle to the list of cities in which the two carriers share facilities in anticipation of higher monthly airfreight volumes. Delta Cargo and its partners have employed this co-locating strategy in hub cities across the nation – namely Atlanta, Boston, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Detroit, New York, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 29, 2018

Lufthansa to operate Brussels’ cargo capacity, while BRUcloud grows

Starting Sept. 1, 2018, Lufthansa Cargo will take the reins in selling affiliate Brussels Airlines’ cargo capacity. The move is expected to enhance two already complementary networks. Once it goes into effect, Brussels Airlines customers have access to Lufthansa Cargo’s route network, with about 300 destinations in more than 100 countries. In addition, Lufthansa’s customer […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 29, 2018

Airfreight rates rise through early 2018

According to the latest figures in Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index, airfreight rates so far in 2018 are bucking the typical pattern of decline following the traditional “peak season” late last year. Rather than easing back as usual, freight rates increased by 3 percent, month-over-month, in February, marking only the second time in six years […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 29, 2018

Top 10 things overheard in Dallas at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium

IATA’s World Cargo Symposium 2018 is now history, but between the 13 separate, concurrent tracks and all the networking that was done by more than 1,100 delegates in Dallas a couple weeks ago, chances are there were several words of wisdom you may have missed, even if you had attended every day. As a refresher […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 28, 2018

CHAMP to partner with Japanese company to create new cloud IT platform

Yesterday, Cargo Community System Japan Co. (CCSJ) and Luxembourg-based IT service provider CHAMP Cargosystems signed an agreement in a new partnership to design a cloud-based platform that will feature “IT infrastructure, an operational messaging platform and customer invoicing,” to address the needs of the Japanese cargo community. This project will be an extension of CHAMP […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 28, 2018

New service from Cargolux, Nippon Cargo takes off

Today, Cargolux operated its first 747-8 freighter service from Luxembourg Airport (LUX) to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT), putting its new deal with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) into action. The weekly flight will depart from LUX every Tuesday evening and arrive in NRT on Wednesday at 16:25 Japan Standard Time, and return to LUX every […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 28, 2018

DHL Global Trade Barometer calls for slight decline in air trade

According to DHL, the outlook for air trade this year has dipped slightly due to an increase in oceanfreight momentum. This is the conclusion reached by the latest figures from the integrator’s Global Trade Barometer, an index that tracks the progress of global air cargo development. Despite a one-point point drop, the air trade outlook […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 28, 2018

Forwarding helps Kerry Logistics lift revenue and core net profit in 2017

Hong-Kong-based forwarder Kerry Logistics reported today that, in 2017, it increased revenue by 28 percent to US$3.9 million, compared to the previous year, and increased core net profit by 7 percent to $150 million. Of particular note was Kerry’s International Freight Forwarding (IFF) division, which saw a 14 percent rise in profits for the segment, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 27, 2018

Purolator joins industry blockchain association, BiTA

Today, Canada-based express courier Purolator joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), a group of logistics industry leaders that include giants like FedEx, UPS and JD Logistics that aims to create standards for the use of blockchain technology within the airfreight business. In a statement from Purolator, the company indicated its role in the organization […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 27, 2018

German companies purchase property to build aerospace MRO facility

Yesterday, aircraft service provider Lufthansa Technik and engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines – both German companies – acquired the property for their joint venture, an aerospace maintenance facility they are calling Engine Maintenance Europe (EME) Aero. The site is located near the Rzeszów Airport in a cluster of aviation and aerospace-related facilities known as “aviation […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 27, 2018

ACE Awards 2018: Top Airports chart

  AIRPORT SURVEY CRITERIA Airports are rated by freight forwarders, cargo agents and third-party logistics providers on the following criteria: Performance: Quality of customer service; handling of exceptions Value: Competitiveness of rates and charges; customs clearance efficiency Facilities: Airside capacity; apron capacity and aircraft parking; warehousing; operational restrictions; ground connectivity In addition to highlighting winners, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2018

ACE Awards 2018: Customization is their specialty

These days it’s not enough to just handle general cargo efficiently and be recognized for customer service and performance. One must be able to specialize as well, for goods such as perishables, dangerous goods, pharma, animals and oversized goods. For the second consecutive year, Air Cargo World asked ACE survey respondents about the top performers […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2018

ACE Awards 2018: Top airports, carriers chosen for Air Cargo Excellence

CARRIERS The top vote-getter in the Large Carrier category (1 million tonnes of cargo handled and up) came as little surprise: Cathay Pacific Airways, which was a Platinum Award winner last year, won the Diamond Award this year. A spokesperson from Cathay Pacific Cargo said 2017 was the strongest year for growth in airfreight demand […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2018
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