Alaska Airlines delivers Copper River salmon to the Lower 48

For many places around the world, the delivery of fresh salmon is a commonplace occurrence. But in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, there is a hotly anticipated annual return for seafood fans throughout the region. San Juan Capistrano may have its swallows, but Seattle – the home of Air Cargo World – has […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 19, 2017

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

SHANGHAI – Last month, Air Cargo World co-hosted the sixth annual presentation of Cargo Facts Asia, in Shanghai. A record crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Pudong for tremendous networking opportunities with peers from around the globe, and presentations and discussions by some of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 18, 2017

DHL Global Forwarding triples temperature-controlled facilities at Brussels Airport

DHL Global Forwarding Belgium has tripled the size of its temperature-controlled facilities at Brussels Airport, growing its existing GDP-licensed cool-chain area from 1,750 square meters to a total area of 5,300 square meters. “This extension confirms our ambition to remain a leading provider of logistics services to the life-science and healthcare industry,” DHL Global Forwarding […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 17, 2017

dnata acquires AirLogistix USA, enters US market

On May 10 2017, Dubai-based ground handler and cargo terminal operator, dnata announced it was making an entry into the U.S. market with the acquisition of two AirLogistix USA facilities in the Lone-Star State. In recent years, AirLogistix USA has invested heavily in dedicated perishables facilities to support the growing volumes of perishables moving by […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 11, 2017

Jettainer, Etihad renew partnership to launch new smart ULDs

When Jettainer releases its new generation of “smart ULD” containers, they will fly first on Etihad Airways, according to a renewed five-year partnership the two companies made formal today. Between now and 2021, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and ULD servicing firm Jettainer will continue their existing cooperation agreement, in which Jettainer will manage Ethad’s fleet of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 9, 2017

SEKO cites re-shoring for expansions in northeastern U.S.

Thanks to a recent resurgence in manufacturing of medical-related and other high-tech goods in the northeastern United States, SEKO Logistics has expanding into two locations in the states of New York and Pennsylvania. SEKO recently moved into a new, 120,000-square-foot warehouse complex that includes a two-story office building in the city of Syracuse (see photo). […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 9, 2017

Flower Power: Can standards bring order to the chaotic flower market?

In mid-April Conrad Archer, managing director of Panalpina Airflo, Kenya, was bracing himself for a sharp spike in traffic volume. The run-up to this year’s Valentine’s Day had produced a surge of more than 30 percent above normal in flower volume, and projections for Mother’s Day pointed to a similar spike – which translates into […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • May 8, 2017

5 ways blockchain can be used to enhance the supply chain

Born from the obscure “bitcoin” universe as a foolproof method to keep track of transactions, and now gaining popularity in the banking and finance world, blockchain is emerging in the logistics arena. This once-little-known technology may be a potential solution to the problem of providing transparency in the supply chain while still keeping shippers’ and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 27, 2017

Yusen expands European pharma reach with two warehouse projects

In the heart of Europe’s pharmaceutical sector, Yusen Logistics is launching two major pharmaceutical and healthcare industry logistics projects: one in Belgium, the other in the Netherlands. In the Belgian city of Melsele, at the Yusen Logistics Antwerp Distribution Center (ADC), Yusen is expanding the existing facility, adding an adjoining 8,000-square-meter warehouse. The new structure […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 26, 2017

Brexit, high costs undercut strong Q1 business at K+N

Increased volumes and turnover failed to offset currency depreciation, undercutting a strong showing at Kuehne + Nagel Group and ultimately pushing EBITDA and earnings growth into the red. For the first three months of 2017, K+N’s EBITDA was US$257 million, just shy of the previous year’s numbers, while earnings also fell by approximately $4 million […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 20, 2017

Turkish Cargo doubles freighter capacity into Oslo on strong seafood exports

Thanks to a strong start to the year for seafood exports, Turkish Airlines doubled its freighter capacity into Oslo Airport this month. Turkish Airlines’ cargo division launched flights to Oslo Airport on March 10, before upping capacity. The route will be serviced by an A330-200F.  Martin Langaas, director of cargo at Avinor, the airport operator, […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 19, 2017

Pharma.Aero platform doubles size with eight new members

Pharma.Aero, a group formed last year advocating pharmaceutical shipping standards among air cargo communities, has just doubled in size, adding eight more companies to its roster. The new members include pharmaceutical shippers Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, Merck Sharp & Dohme, as well as air cargo stakeholders DHL Temperature Management Solutions, Expeditors, EuroAirport Basel, 4Advice and […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 19, 2017

Qatar Airways adds freighter capacity to Brussels

Qatar Airways Cargo has swapped out one of its A330Fs for a larger 777F on its Brussels service in response to burgeoning pharma trade ex-Europe. Qatar Airways Cargo currently operates seven weekly A330F flights into Brussels, and eight widebody passenger flights. Next month, Qatar Airways Cargo plans to introduce its eighth weekly service to Brussels, […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 18, 2017

DHL ramps up investment in Brazil’s logistics sector

On the same day that DHL announced that it will begin managing in-plant logistics for Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, Brazil, the integrator’s supply chain arm, DHL Supply Chain, also said it will acquire control of the Brazilian road carrier Polar Transportes, a transport service provider for the life sciences and healthcare industry. […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 18, 2017
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