Virgin Atlantic re-launches Sydney-Hong Kong service

This week, Virgin Atlantic Cargo re-launched its Sydney-Hong Kong service ahead of schedule, following the airline’s three year hiatus. The carrier points to a “shift in the market” since 2014 – specifically, the growth of online shopping – as the main reason for the resumption of service. “Sydney-Hong Kong is a route we know very […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 3, 2018

Uncertain Certification: Do CEIV-Pharma standards really help?

At an airfreight conference held last fall in Budapest, Marcel Fujike, senior vice president of products and services, global air logistics, for Kuehne + Nagel, commented during a post-roundtable Q&A session about the effectiveness of the growing CEIV standard for pharmaceutical handling. At one point, he remarked, “If we really want to move the industry […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 2, 2018

DHL expands last-mile e-commerce network to Bangkok

Today, DHL released plans to expand its urban last-mile delivery service, “DHL Parcel Metro,” beyond the U.S., to now include the greater Bangkok area. The company’s e-commerce division launched the Parcel Metro program in March, offering shippers same-day or one-day delivery for parcels up to 20 kilograms in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles – […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 2, 2018

May airfreight demand growth slows

With the release of WorldACD’s air cargo performance results for May, the slowdown from last year’s consistent double-digit increases is undeniable. Although volumes are still increasing year-over-year, the increases are significantly less than those seen during 2017. Air cargo volumes worldwide increased by 2.6 percent y-o-y in May, down from the nearly 15 percent y-o-y […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 2, 2018

IAG Cargo launches customer service center for ‘Critical’ clients

U.K.-based IAG Cargo has introduced a dedicated customer service element to its “Critical” product – which was launched in 2016 to cater to forwarders and shippers that deal with last-minute and out-of-hours bookings. Since its debut, the carrier has recorded 5,500 bookings. Last July, it expanded Critical to encompass to temperature-sensitive cargo, in a move […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 2, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo doubles its seasonal mango volume

Emirates SkyCargo more than doubled the volume of mangoes it carried in May compared to the same period last year, transporting 1,130 tonnes of the Indian export out of its hub in Mumbai to destinations in the Middle East, the U.K., the U.S., Canada and Europe on its freighters and in its passenger planes’ belly […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 2, 2018

Thar she blows! Airbus unveils first BelugaXL

If the nickname “Beluga” was not enough to conjure images of whales in the sky, employees at Airbus have made the connection even more obvious with the latest livery on its new A330-200F BelugaXL aircraft. The cetacean grin was favored by 40 percent of the Airbus employees in a company-wide contest to create a new […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 29, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo adds Chile to its Latin American network

Yesterday, Emirates SkyCargo added Santiago to its airfreight network, making it the carrier’s sixth South American destination, following Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Viracopos, Buenos Aires and Ciudad del Este. The 777-200LR service will launch July 5, offering 15 tonnes of capacity between Chile, China, Russia and the Middle East, via the carrier’s hub in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 29, 2018

DHL breaks ground on Hanover transshipment facility

DHL Freight broke ground on its 8,300-square-meter Langenhagen transshipment facility, near Hanover, which will serve as a hub for organizing and consolidating cargo for the company’s European client network. The logistics giant released plans of its intent to build the facility in fall of last year as part of its “Freight 2020” initiative. The company […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 29, 2018

Jettainer supports ’10 Rules’ list to care for ULDs

Unit load devices (ULDs) have been considered essential air cargo equipment for many years and, when in flight, they are just as important to the safety of a flight as the wings and the fuselage. Yet, when they are on the ground, too often ULDs are treated like disposable tin cans by unscrupulous carriers and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 29, 2018

Announcing the Cargo Facts EMEA Conference

It was with great excitement at Air Cargo World that we unveil the newest addition to the successful events lineup by our sister publication, Cargo Facts: Cargo Facts EMEA, to be held Feb. 5-6 at The Westin Grand in Frankfurt, Germany. Building on the success of the Cargo Facts Symposium and Cargo Facts Asia shows, and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 28, 2018

IATA expects slower growth with uptick in protectionism

In its second-quarter Cargo Chartbook, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicted a likely slowdown ahead for airfreight traffic, as traffic in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) rose by a slower 4 percent, year-over-year, during the three months ended April. The positive air freight performance during 2017 was supported by overall strength in world trade demand […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 28, 2018

MNX Global Logistics signs with Descartes to comply with ACAS rules

The new Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) final rules requiring the sharing of cargo data before it is loaded onto an aircraft bound for the United States have been implemented this month, but the program is not being fully enforced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) until next year. However, 3PL MNX Global Logistics […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 28, 2018

Gebrüder Weiss plans to enhance Chinese presence ‘significantly’

Austrian 3PL Gebrüder Weiss, which already operates thirteen 50,000 square-foot warehouses in China, said it plans to increase its Chinese presence. The company said it will expand its storage facilities “significantly” in the next five years at several commercial hubs, addressing increasing demand for the transportation of furniture, fashion and automotive goods between Europe and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 28, 2018
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