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

WCS 2018: An inside look at Southwest Cargo

DALLAS — As a last stop in Dallas following this week’s World Cargo Symposium, the Air Cargo World team received a tour of locally-based Southwest Airlines’ cargo operations at Dallas Love Field (DAL). The carrier is scheduled to launch its new Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS) on March 25, which will allow it to begin international cargo service between […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 16, 2018

WCS 2018: Are ‘baby steps’ too slow for perishables market?

DALLAS – Panelists at yesterday’s IATA World Cargo Symposium session covering nonpharmaceutical perishables agreed that the largest challenges currently facing perishables transport relate to a lack of communication between the different players. Solving that problem should be as simple as sharing data across the logistics chain, but unwillingness across the industry to share data among […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 15, 2018

Walmart launches US-wide bid for online grocery delivery market

Selecting the right cucumber is a nail-biter under the best of circumstances, and such circumstances don’t often exist, we now know through *extensive research. Most retailers simply mound up a few dozen of these unfortunate tubular gourds in open coolers, and then price them so low that anyone inclined towards salad grabs a few. “Why […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 14, 2018

WCS 2018: Schooling shippers in CEIV

DALLAS — As with the proverbial horse that is led to water it refuses to drink, air cargo players offering shipments certified by the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) have found their own challenge in shippers not taking advantage of the available pharma shipment options. Shippers instead opt to […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 13, 2018

Top 5 cool chain innovations making a difference in supply chain quality

With the value of the temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical market topping US$1 trillion dollars, air cargo handlers are searching for the best way to ensure that these commodities are kept at a very specific, narrow temperature range during their journey in the air, and especially on the ground, where the risk is highest for a temperature incursion […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 28, 2018

Turkish Cargo moves in on Africa-Europe perishables market

Turkish Cargo’s reputation as a major player amongst other major carriers that move perishables from East Africa to Europe continued to bud this month. Based out of the astutely located Istanbul hub, the carrier reported today that it carried 906 tonnes of roses from Nairobi to the Netherlands between Jan. 16 and Feb. 12, in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 23, 2018

Brussels Airlines Cargo looks to translate CEIV-Pharma certification into more cargo

Brussels Airlines Cargo is the latest cargo carrier to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceuticals Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification, announcing today that it had finally wrapped up the months-long process of certification. The carrier operates out of Brussels Airport, which was one of the first European airports to establish itself as a […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 21, 2018

Southwest Cargo set to begin international shipments in May

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Southwest Airlines is getting serious about cargo, with today’s announcement that, following the rollout of its new Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS) point-of-sale system in March, Southwest Airlines Cargo will begin international cargo shipments to destinations in Mexico in May. The carrier will kick off its shipments to Mexico, with destinations including Mexico City, Cancun, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 19, 2018

Valentine’s Day roses won’t come cheap after Kenya capacity crunch

If you haven’t yet picked up the traditional dozen roses for your significant other this Valentine’s Day, it isn’t too late – but be prepared to pay a premium over even the typical seasonal increase, after an airfreight capacity shortage nearly stranded the blooms in Kenya. As reported in today’s Wall Street Journal, the increase […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 14, 2018

With lowered tariffs, Tigers expects increase in lobster exports to China

Tiger Fresh, the perishables forwarding arm of Hong Kong-based Tigers, is expecting a jump in demand for Western Australian rock lobsters into China after import tariffs on the crustaceans were lowered from 6 percent to 3 percent under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Demand for China’s lobster imports is typically seasonal, and the upcoming Chinese […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 14, 2018

Flower power delivers sweet Valentine’s Day for carriers

Chalk up two more carriers looking forward to a happy Valentine’s Day this week, as Luxembourg-based Cargolux added an extra 1,200 tonnes of capacity to its 20 weekly flights out of Nairobi, Quito and Bogota. Meanwhile, LATAM Cargo reported shipping more than 9,500 tons of flowers in the four weeks leading up to tomorrow’s holiday. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 13, 2018

Turkish Cargo starts weekly perishables service between Istanbul, Liège

One of Europe’s most cargo-friendly airports is now seeing traffic coming from one of the continent’s fastest-growing cargo operations. Starting today, Turkish Cargo will begin weekly service, using an A330-200 freighter, between Istanbul and Liège, thanks in large part to Europe’s growing appetite for perishables. According to Liège Airport (LGG), the carrier, a subsidiary of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 13, 2018

Carriers expect big cargo week for Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year holidays

The one-two punch of Valentine’s Day on Wednesday and the run-up to the Chinese Lunar New Year in Friday are expected to create huge demand for air cargo this week, according to carrier estimates. This shipping of perishable flowers, plants, chocolates and gifts all around the globe could reach record levels for some carriers. UPS […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 12, 2018
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