Freight to Plate: Clearing the Air

There’s a colorless, odorless, hard-to-detect gas, and it’s coming to get you. Well, it won’t hurt you physically, but if you’re a shipper of highly perishable food, it might steal from your bottom line. The gas is ethylene, sometimes re­ferred to as the “ripening hormone.” It’s a naturally occurring byproduct of the decaying process, slowly […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 3, 2015

Plans revealed for Ethiopian trans-shipment hub

Ethiopian Airlines has made no secret that it wants to be not only the largest airline in Africa but also one of the top global carriers in the world. According to more details that have been released about ongoing cargo terminal expansion at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the carrier will likely have a world-class […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 18, 2015

Emirates emphasizing perishables expertise

This summer, Emirates SkyCargo is carrying thousands of tonnes of temperature-sensitive commodities. Perishable products such as fruit, vegetables, flowers and fresh meat from Africa and chilled meat from Australia, as well as pharmaceuticals from India, and many other commodities from various countries, are shipped on Emirates SkyCargo, through its Cool Chain services. In 2013, the […]
  • August 11, 2014

Keeping the world buffet cool

Countries around the world are lining up, plates in hand, for the air cargo buffet. Air shipments of perishable food are strong, especially in Asia, whose growing middle class hungers for imported seafood, produce and more. WorldACD reported that in April, world air cargo volumes of non-pharma perishables grew over 12 percent year over year. […]
  • July 29, 2014

Berries make their way to Asia, U.S.

DHL Global Forwarding set a company record number of charters in 2013 transporting perishables from South America, primarily Chile to Asia and Argentina to the U.S. market.  “Despite freezing temperatures, heavy rain, hail and a gloomy forecast for the 2013 blueberry and cherry season in Argentina and Chile, charters transporting these delicate fruits proved to […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 22, 2014

PACTL targets China’s growing appetite

China’s growing appetite for fresh food and pharmaceuticals is prompting Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTL) to take a bigger shot at the perishables market. The handling company’s coolers and freezers at Shanghai Pudong Airport are adequate to handle present volumes, vice president Lutz Grzegorz says, but good growth prospects in this segment have […]
  • February 26, 2014
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