IATA lays out plans for Live Animal, ‘Fresh’ CEIV certifications

In a presentation for today’s International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) cargo media day, IATA’s head of special cargo, Andrea Gruber, said that, following the success of the association’s CEIV-Pharma certification, 2018 will likely bring a pilot program for CEIV-Live Animal certification, as well as the potential of “CEIV Fresh” for perishables. The live-animal CEIV certification […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 6, 2017

Air Cargo Executive of the Year: Peter Gerber stays one move ahead

In the game of chess, the key to victory is the ability to stay several moves ahead of your opponent. With proper planning, an adroit chess player who may seem to be backed into a corner can make the precise moves to flip the momentum of the game. By the third quarter of 2016, Lufthansa […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 4, 2017

CSafe Global receives FAA approval for RAP ULD container, set to launch in 2018

Long-ignored by many in the air cargo industry, ULD’s are getting their time in the sun in the form of investment as the industry revisits the cargo storage devices’ utility in transporting high-value goods. CSafe Global’s RAP ULD container is the latest to gain FAA approval, in response to what the ULD manufacturer called, “increasing […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 30, 2017

Asia-Europe cargo and pharma prompt a ‘bright outlook’ at AirBridgeCargo

With the 10-month results coming in, 2017 is looking increasingly like a bumper year, with AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) announcing that its 10-month volumes were up 15 percent, year-over-year, to 575,000 tonnes. ABC noted that all major markets saw growth, and the Moscow-based all-cargo carrier said that it expects similar results “through the end of the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 29, 2017

Delta Cargo’s DASH Critical & Medical now available from 15 U.S. cities

Delta Cargo’s DASH Critical & Medical service is now available from 15 U.S. locations, with Boston coming online today. The Atlanta-based carrier said that it will continue to expand its GPS-enabled, same-day service in 2018, providing real-time tracking and monitoring, with the option to ship items up until 45 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure. […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 28, 2017

Panalpina units to go live with Validaide supply chain platform in early 2018

Panalpina says that all of its remaining business units are scheduled to go live with the Validaide platform by the end of the first quarter of 2018. The airfreight shipment-focused tool qualifies suppliers and assesses transport route risks, and shares that data with producers of medicinal products so that they can assess the capabilities of […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 27, 2017

AirBridgeCargo to deploy Sky Fresh freight management software

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Sky Fresh signed a service-level agreement last week to launch the new Sky Fresh platform that digitalizes cargo acceptance checklists and allows the Moscow-based carrier to manage cargo via a smartphone or tablet. In addition to digitalization, the Sky Fresh online web platform centralizes data from acceptance checklists, giving ABC the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 27, 2017

ANA first Japan-based carrier to earn CEIV-Pharma cert

Interest in developing a more reliable cool-chain in Asia continued this month, as All Nippon Airways (ANA) became the first Japan-based airline to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceuticals (CEIV-Pharma) certification. The accreditation was awarded to ANA’s largest cargo operation, located at Narita International Airport, near Tokyo. In order to obtain […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 15, 2017

Network Airline Management, Astral Aviation ink 747F ACMI deal

Air Atlanta Icelandic signed a long-term ACMI deal to place a 747-400 freighter with Network Airline Management (NAM) and Astral Aviation. The added capacity will help NAM expand its perishables capacity for exports of flowers and vegetables from Nairobi to the United Kingdom. On Nov. 7, the freighter made its inaugural flight from London’s Stansted […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 8, 2017

Crowley Logistics deal adds cool-chain services to Menzies’ Miami operations

Airfreight wholesaler Air Menzies International (AMI) will begin using Crowley Logistics’ CrowleyFresh facility in Medley, Fla., as its centralized consolidation facility for AMI’s Miami Gateway operation, allowing AMI to add temperature-controlled wholesale freight services to its portfolio. Through the deal, Crowley Logistics gains access to AMI’s wholesale airfreight services from the United States to key […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 30, 2017

DHL launches medical device final-mile service

DHL is using its global supply chain infrastructure to consolidate medical devices into a centralized distribution center to provide just-in-time shipments to hospitals. The final-mile service, DHL said, helps reduce costs associated with transport between, and storage at, facilities managed by third-party vendors and hospitals. “With typically over half of their inventory in the field, […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 18, 2017

K+N airfreight volumes take off in first nine months of 2017

During the first nine months of the year, Swiss logistics company Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) saw its airfreight volumes rise by more than 180,000 tonnes for an increase of 19 percent. Most of K+N’s growth was driven by specialized cargo including pharmaceutical, high-tech, automotive and perishables. The logistics company has been quick to integrate its […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 16, 2017

Faster food: KFC appoints DP-DHL for U.K. warehousing, distribution

Deutsche Post DHL Group is partnering with food-service specialist QSL to provide logistics services for more than 850 KFC restaurants in the United Kingdom. DP-DHL will manage the physical warehousing and distribution, while QSL will control demand planning, stock management and purchasing. Focus areas for the new fast-food partnership will include reducing emissions from logistics […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 11, 2017

Growing global economy expected to be a boon for ULD market

When the air cargo industry is booming, as it is now, the good times can be felt in many areas of the supply chain – the airfreight container business is no different, according to a recent report’s conclusion the unit load device (ULD) business should grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 10, 2017
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