Volga-Dnepr freighter makes special mining delivery to India

Charter broker Air Charter Service arranged for transport of a 27-tonne outsize drilling machine from Perth, Australia, to Ahmedabad, India, onboard one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ IL-76TD-90VD freighters. The drilling machine, which measures a whopping 15 meters long by three meters high, was destined for a mining project in Ahmedabad. “Weeks of planning went into the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 27, 2017

Logistics sector cheers May’s support for Brexit transition period

The U.K.’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) welcomed Prime Minister Teresa May’s call this week for a transition period as a key priority for Brexit negotiations. But, as May’s Tories grip on power continues to erode against an ascendant Labor party, the prime minister’s pragmatic turn might be too little, too late, and the future of […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 27, 2017

OCEASOFT combines IoT, temperature-monitoring software into Cobalt ML3

French technology company OCEASOFT announced the launch of its mobile temperature data logger Cobalt ML3, which combines temperature-monitoring software with the “internet of things” (IoT) to create a product that will track temperatures during product shipments with a specialization in long-range wireless data transfer. The Cobalt ML3 product automatically collects temperature data recorded by its […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 26, 2017

Volga-Dnepr joins Hurricane Irma relief efforts across Caribbean

Volga-Dnepr Airlines continued its long history of supporting international humanitarian aid projects by sending heavy-lift aircraft to the Caribbean and Florida regions following the devastation from Hurricane Irma. The airline has so far operated three flights carrying nearly 175 tonnes of relief goods and equipment. The most recent flight, conducted on Sept. 18, was chartered […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 25, 2017

DHL Supply Chain to manage Eaton’s European distribution centers

DHL Supply Chain and power management company Eaton announced the signing of an agreement, under which DHL Supply Chain will create and manage three European distribution centers for Eaton. The centers will consolidate Eaton’s European business into three primary locations in Germany, the U.K. and the Czech Republic. The theory underlying the new distribution system […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 25, 2017

Is airfreight doing enough to tackle cargo crime? [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST – “The product comes first,” said Jason Breakwell, vice chairman of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) program for the EMEA region. “And generally, high-value products are moving in and out of affluent counties.” All this means that cargo crime hits much closer to home than many airfreight companies are willing to admit. Breakwell […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 22, 2017

Exports are taking off at Rickenbacker Airport

The fashion industry, and the many retailers based in Ohio, have made Rickenbacker Airport (LCK) in Columbus, U.S., a sustainable cargo-only airport for scheduled freighters and charters, such as Qatar Airways Cargo’s 777 freighter flight earlier this month. However, the airport is also seeing dramatic increases in exports for products, including “fashion, auto parts, electronics, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 22, 2017

Live data access arrives for Cargo iQ members [VIDEO]

For the first time, IATA’s Cargo iQ is giving its members real-time access to their data through its online self-service platform Air Cargo Intelligence Hub. The move is intended to improve performance across the logistics chain, allowing Cargo iQ customers to access their data and compare it with Cargo iQ standards and data from the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 21, 2017

DoKaSch Opticooler now available on China Airlines network

Germany-based container manufacturer DoKaSch Temperature Solutions recently partnered with China Airlines to expands its global network and lease Opticooler temperature-controlled ULDs to customer in the carrier’s network. Opticooler is designed for “extremely temperature-sensitive air cargo shipments,” said China Airlines in a statement. “In this strongly competitive market, it is key that we offer our shared […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 21, 2017

Volga-Dnepr, Airbus Defence partnership delivers Sentinel-5P satellite

The partnership between Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Airbus Defence and Space cooperated on a special delivery for the European Space Agency, transporting a Sentinel-5P satellite from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Arkhangelsk, Russia, using an An-124-100 freighter before the satellite completed the last leg of its journey to Russia’s Plesetsk Cosmodrome spaceport by train. The satellite […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 20, 2017

IATA sees growth drivers in place for strong finish to 2017

Despite some typically cautious warnings that the current growth cycle may be nearing a peak, industry-wide freight tonne kilometer (FTK) growth is at its strongest pace since 2010 and global business and consumer confidence levels point to solid improvement at least through the third quarter, IATA said in its Q3 2017 “Cargo Chartbook.” According to […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 19, 2017

Jettainer completes ULD portfolio with ‘Cool Management’ service [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST — ULD management company Jettainer is expanding its temperature-sensitive transport presence, launching a temperature-controlled ULD service that, head of marketing and PR Martin Kraemer said, addressed a “gap in the management of complete ULD fleets.” The announcement was made earlier today at the Air Cargo Handling Conference, held here at the Corinthia Hotel. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 19, 2017

FedEx, NBA team up to airlift pets left behind in Florida after Irma [VIDEO]

After delivering more than $11 million worth of critical supplies for Florida relief workers on Friday in the wake of Hiurricane Irma, FedEx gave a free ride to more than 150 dogs and cats that had been stranded by the storm during last week’s evacuation. Today, the rescued animals are safely in no-kill shelters in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 18, 2017

Cathay Pacific August results mirror industry-wide strength in cargo demand

Cathay Pacific and its subsidiary carrier Cathay Dragon reported an uptick in cargo volumes of 12 percent year-over-year in August, in line with large y-o-y increases reported so far for August by other carriers in Asia and in the Americas, as airfreight demand growth remains strong. Cathay airlines reported total cargo volumes of 172,253 tonnes […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 18, 2017
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