American Airlines Cargo adding four more European destinations to network

Starting early in the second quarter, American Airlines (AA) is launching cargo services to new destinations across Europe. On May 4, the carrier will begin flights from Philadelphia (PHL) to Budapest, Hungary (BUD), and Prague, Czech Republic (PRG), as well as flights from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Venice, Italy (VCE). AA is also launching a […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 26, 2018

Virgin Atlantic deploys CSafe RAP containers for pharma, life-science cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is now accepting bookings for the new CSafe RAP container for large shipments of pharmaceutical and life-science products. The carrier is the first U.K.-based airline to approve the use of CSafe’s new RAP container for temperature-sensitive healthcare products, just days after the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved the unit for use […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 25, 2018

Turkish Cargo launches 777F Miami cargo flights

Turkish Cargo launched weekly freighter flights connecting Istanbul to Miami and Houston, both strategical cargo destinations for the Istanbul-based carrier. Turkish Cargo’s Miami/Houston cargo flights will utilize the carrier’s recently acquired 777-200Fs. The new freighter route connects Miami and Houston to 120 countries through more than 300 destinations with its Istanbul-Madrid-Miami departing flights and Miami-Houston-İstanbul […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 24, 2018

American Airlines Cargo records strong 2017 growth

With the past year’s results rolling in, American Airlines posted particularly strong results for its cargo sector, with overall cargo traffic growth reported 15 percent higher year-over-year compared to 2016 – substantially higher than the 9.7 percent growth reported by IATA for 2017. The carrier attributed the healthy y-o-y improvement to several customer-service efforts it […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 23, 2018

Antonov Airlines’ An-124 transports communications satellite to French Guiana

Antonov Airlines transported the outsized Satellite from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), to Cayenne, French Guiana, on board one of its An-124-100 aircraft. Al Yah 3 is a GEOStar-3 satellite, manufactured by Virginia-based Orbital ATK. The satellite required transport in a container that measured 11.4 meters long, 4.6 meters wide, and 4.1 meters high, and […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 23, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo begins ‘pharma corridor’ program to ensure cool-chain integrity [VIDEO]

Emirates’ air cargo arm, SkyCargo, has added another layer of protection of the high-value cool-chain commodities in its global network with today’s launch of “pharma corridors,” linking various destinations that are designed to maintain strict end-to-end temperature control for sensitive goods. According to SkyCargo, the facilities within these corridors are operated under uniform cool-chain standards […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 22, 2018

Sheremetyevo passes 300,000 tonnes total cargo, mail for 2017

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) saw a healthy increase in cargo traffic during 2017, thanks to strengthening global trade, as the airport reported handling more than 290,000 tonnes of cargo and 35,000 tonnes of airmail during 2017 – up 27.3 percent and 43.8 percent, respectively, compared to 2016. International cargo volumes were reported as increasing […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 19, 2018

Air China Cargo deal expands JD.com’s sprawling cold-chain network

A partnership between Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com and Air China Cargo that was announced this week extends the reach of JD.com’s cold-chain network to key markets around the world, connecting Chinese consumers with fresh food producers around the world, with airfreight speed and connectivity. The deal ties Air China Cargo’s global network to JD.com’s cold-chain […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 18, 2018

AGS joins EzyCustoms, starts DMK ground-handling operations

Asia Ground Service Company Ltd. (AGS) began ground handling and cargo terminal operations at the Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), and joined EzyCustoms to handle electronic air waybills (e-AWBs). EzyCustoms operates as a single platform connected to multiple customs systems, allowing for electronic customs reporting of cargo information. According to AGS, it is the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 18, 2018

Winter Storm ‘Inga’ causing widespread disruption across U.S. logistics sector

FedEx has been reporting disruption at its Memphis Airport (MEM) hub for days. Now, a second storm, “Winter Storm Inga,” is moving through the region, and a growing list of forwarders and carriers are advising their customers across the U.S. Midwest and South that their shipments could be impacted. “Winter weather continues to impact supply […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2018

CEVA Logistics extends Malaysia Colgate-Palmolive deal

Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has extended its warehousing contract with Colgate-Palmolive in Malaysia for another three years, bringing the total length of the companies’ working relationship to more than 18 years. The contract is for home, personal and oral care products received by CEVA at its facility in the city of Shah Alam. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 17, 2018

Temasek, Kuehne + Nagel to form logistics investment JV

Startups are typically known for disrupting established industries and forcing current market leaders to innovate to compete, but at least one leading forwarder said it is welcoming such disruption. Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel (K+N), in partnership with Singapore investment company Temasek, is creating a joint venture (JV) company to invest in logistics start-ups. K+N and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 16, 2018

FedEx to merge specialty logistics, e-commerce into its forwarding arm

FedEx announced this morning that, starting March 1, 2018, it will begin merging its specialty logistics and e-commerce services into a new structure, under the company’s freight forwarding arm, FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. The reorganization puts the muscle of FedEx’s entire network behind the company’s global e-commerce services portfolio, which the integrator called, “an important […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 16, 2018

Alibaba fires back after receiving ‘Notorious Markets’ designation from U.S. Gov.

After finding itself once again on The Office of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) 2017 “Notorious Markets” list for alleged violations of intellectual property (IP) rights, China’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba, fired back today, countering that it was “doing more to protect brands and rights holders than any e-commerce company in the world.” Responding […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 12, 2018
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