DHL shows off its sweet tooth for chocolate

As if we needed another excuse to celebrate the joys of chocolate, Sept. 13 was “International Chocolate Day,” which also just happens to be the birthday of American confectioner Milton S. Hershey, inventor of the iconic Hershey bar. As silly as this invented holiday may be, DHL Global Forwarding seized the opportunity to commemorate more […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 12, 2015

Pharma demands more dynamic services from forwarders

Forwarders must learn to be flexible and tailor their services, especially as the pharmaceutical supply chain becomes increasingly complex, IJS Global’s director, Naomi Landman, said last week. Landman told Flypharma conference attendees that the pharmaceutical business is going through a major transition, moving from a one-size-fits-all model to one built around personalized, individual care and wellness. “We […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 11, 2015

Siginon Aviation calls for direct Kenya-U.S. flights

Following President Obama’s historic state visit to Kenya in July for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015, a cargo carrier from Nairobi took the opportunity to make the case for establish­ing more direct cargo flights between the United States and Kenya in order to foster trade between the two nations and attract more global airfreight business. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 4, 2015

ULDs: Going one way?

CSafe Global, which leases active thermal pallet shipping units and mobile refrigerators, has expanded its one-way trip lease options. Now customers can return a CSafe RKN, used to transport temperature-sensitive cargo, at no fee to more than half of the service centers in the CSafe network. Additionally, new one-way options allow lessees to end their […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 3, 2015

Qatar Cargo inaugurates charter 747F service

Qatar Airways Cargo added a 747-400BCF heavy cargo aircraft to its fleet, completing its first chartered-service flight from Doha to Hong Kong. The aircraft will be used for the charter transport of oversized freight, using both belly freight and maindeck cargo capacity, with 39 ULD positions. The pressurized cargo cabin of the freighter will allow […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 11, 2015

Freight to Plate: Demand ripens in fresh-food cargo market

On an unseasonably hot 90°F day in Seattle, pallets sat prepared inside the comfortable, chilly air of Alaska Air Cargo’s recently expanded cool-chain facility at SeaTac Airport. A 737-400 freighter had arrived earlier from Anchorage to unload its bounty: freshly caught Pacific salmon straight from Alaska’s waters. Crews had quickly sent the fresh fish on […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 3, 2015

Freight to Plate: A taste for the exotic

Alaska Air Cargo is one example of how much the world has come to rely on airfreight delivery of high-quality meat, fruit and vegetables vir­tually anywhere with a runway across the globe. Foods that used to be con­sidered “exotic” or limited to narrow growing seasons – such as blueberries, strawberries or asparagus – are now […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 3, 2015

Freight to Plate: From couriers to crustaceans

It’s difficult enough to maintain the freshness of perishables like salmon during a trans-ocean journey – just imagine how much harder it is when the air cargo destined for dinner that evening is still alive. That’s the task undertaken by Canada-based KF Aerospace, which has recently reinvented itself as a part-time lobster wrangler. Formerly known […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 3, 2015

Freight to Plate: Clearing the Air

There’s a colorless, odorless, hard-to-detect gas, and it’s coming to get you. Well, it won’t hurt you physically, but if you’re a shipper of highly perishable food, it might steal from your bottom line. The gas is ethylene, sometimes re­ferred to as the “ripening hormone.” It’s a naturally occurring byproduct of the decaying process, slowly […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 3, 2015
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