Valentine’s Day surge in flower traffic smells sweet at LATAM Cargo [VIDEO]

With Valentine’s Day finally in the rear-view mirror, carriers like LATAM Cargo are savoring one of the mainstays of the Latin Americans airfreight business: the annual January surge in flower shipment. This year, the Chile-based carrier handled more than 160 million bouquets of flowers (around 9,000 short tons) in the three weeks leading up to […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 15, 2017

Yangtze River Express latest carrier on Halifax lobster trail

Canadian crustaceans beware. The new year celebration is not yet over, thanks in part to Yangtze River Express Airlines, the latest cargo carrier to add services to Halifax Airport to take advantage of the booming lobster export season, the airport announced. The first Yangtze River Express 747-400F will depart Halifax Stanfield on Saturday, Jan. 7, […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 6, 2017

Panalpina posts flat profits in post-oil market

Long-term low oil prices are forcing Panalpina to restructure and pivot towards other sectors in search of cargo, the 3PL said in its report on first-half results for 2016, which were mostly lackluster Panalpina announced a gross profit of US$745.8 million for the first half of 2016, which CEO Peter Ulber noted was relatively flat, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 21, 2016

Yusen targets intra-Asian e-commerce with Hong Kong cool center

Japan-based Yusen Logistics recently opened a new temperature-controlled facility at the Tsuen Wan Logistics Center in Hong Kong – a move aimed at satisfying the region’s growing demand for e-commerce-fueled food imports from Japan and Europe.  Yusen’s new chilled facility is symbolic of the changing commodity flows moving through Asia. The new 17,000-square-meter center located […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 28, 2016

PACTL launches CEIV-certified Cool Center in Shanghai

The Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) recently began regular operations at its new, CEIV-certified “Cool Center” on-site at Pudong International Airport. With the new temperature-controlled terminal operating under the best practices of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) program for pharmaceuticals, PACTL offers complete inbound and outbound cargo handling […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 15, 2016

AirBridge experiences flower power in February

So far this year, everything has been coming up roses for Russia-based AirBridgeCargo (ABC), and February was no exception. The airline reported its cargo volume for the month increased by 15 percent, year-over-year, driven by growth in fresh flower shipments. The achievement was even more impressive, given the fact that February 2015 was an exceptionally […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 28, 2016

IAG Cargo extends reach to tap South African perishables

To capture some of the booming perishables market in Africa, IAG Cargo has added three-times-a-week, London Gatwick to Cape Town service to its winter schedule, using a 777-200 aircraft, beginning Nov. 24. The new seasonal frequencies will supplement IAG’s thrice-weekly A330-300 Madrid-Johannesburg service, which is set to begin Aug. 1, and its existing London Heathrow-Cape […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 25, 2016

WCS 2016: Perishables transport demands attention to quality standards

People tend to be attracted to things that live fast and die young – such is the case with perishable commodities, a topic that has gained enormous attention among air cargo carriers concerned that these high-value commodities are being siphoned off to oceanfreight. At a packed-to-overflowing session, called “Perishables: Flying is Fresh!”, some of the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 17, 2016

CEVA to manage Pellegrini hub near Milan

Italian company Pellegrini, which provides services such as catering, food supply, voucher, vending, cleaning and integrated services, has awarded CEVA Logistics with a five-year contract for in-house warehouse management at its Peschiera Borromeo facility, near Milan. CEVA will manage a warehouse of 28,000 square feet, which will store and handle fresh, frozen and nonfood products. […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 7, 2015

Hughes calls for cooperation across supply chain

MIAMI – IATA’s global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes, said the logistics business is not keeping up with technology – a sentiment that’s been expressed before, but one he said cannot be emphasized enough. Hughes, who addressed attendees at today’s ACMG Workshop, which is part of the Cargo Facts Symposium (CFS) 2015, also called for […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 26, 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

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
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