K+N releases positive 2018 figures in first-half statement

Today, Switzerland-based forwarding giant Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) released its first-half results for 2018, reporting an airfreight volume increase of 18 percent over 1H17 to 863,000 tonnes. Operating profit (EBIT) in the Airfreight segment increased 20 percent in the half to US$182 million. Looking at the quarterly level, tonnage volume for Q1 increased by 21 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 19, 2018

SkyCell, DuPont partner to improve perishables transportation

Today, Zurich-based cool-chain container firm, SkyCell, and logistics services company DuPont Safety & Construction are entering an alliance to share data and market knowledge in the transportation of perishables. Richard Ettl, CEO of SkyCell, said the company is interested in utilizing DuPont’s innovative cargo covers, especially its Tyvek Cargo Covers, which protect pharmaceutical products from […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 12, 2018

IAG Cargo launches customer service center for ‘Critical’ clients

U.K.-based IAG Cargo has introduced a dedicated customer service element to its “Critical” product – which was launched in 2016 to cater to forwarders and shippers that deal with last-minute and out-of-hours bookings. Since its debut, the carrier has recorded 5,500 bookings. Last July, it expanded Critical to encompass to temperature-sensitive cargo, in a move […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 2, 2018

MNX Logistics to build a cool-chain pharma facility at JFK

Long Beach-based MNX Global Logistics has opened a 14,000-square-foot “healthcare and life sciences” logistics facility near New York’s JFK International Airport for temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical cargo, in compliance with the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) standards for the safe transportation of cool-chain products. The company’s CEO, Paul Martins, cites a heightened demand for biologics, cold-chain and medical […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 21, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo launches Dubai-U.K. routes

Tomorrow, Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo launches daily services to London Stansted Airport (STN) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) on 777-300ER aircraft, opening up 500 tonnes of capacity (inbound plus outbound) per week between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. The carrier cites strong growth in demand for the transportation of pharma products between the two […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 7, 2018

Dnata’s U.K. operations receive GDP certification

The U.K. arm of Dubai-based ground handler, dnata, joined industry members Panalpina Global Forwarding and Cargolux Airlines today in reception of the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification, which sets standards and best practices around the safe transportation of cool-chain products. Dnata UK CEO Gary Morgan said the company’s goal in pursuing the certification, awarded by […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 19, 2018

Etihad Cargo invests in German temperature-control containers

This week, Etihad Cargo has retained the cool-chain services of Frankfurt-based DoKaSch Temperature Solutions to provide air-conditioned “Opticooler” ULD containers. The move will boost the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s capability to transport temperature-sensitive cargo, expanding its “TempCheck” cool-chain initiative, which caters to clients dealing in pharmaceuticals. The containers will be in use on Etihad Cargo’s fleet […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 18, 2018

AirBridgeCargo moves 15 tonnes of pharma

Moscow-based carrier AirBridgeCargo (ABC) transported 19 va-Q-tec brand temperature-controlled containers containing pharmaceuticals for German logistics company Biotech & Pharma – a feat which the carrier says is a new record for ABC. In Frankfurt, ABC’s crew loaded the 15 tonnes of cargo into a 747-8 freighter, while being supervised by a team of specialists trained […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 5, 2018

Pelican BioThermal to open Tokyo facility

Minnesota-based temperature-control packaging company Pelican BioThermal plans to open a new location in Tokyo on May 11. The facility will serve as a refurbishment and repair center for its reusable parcel shipping containers, as well as a “network station” for the company’s service Crēdo on Demand, which rents out their temperature-controlled pallets to customers. The […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 4, 2018

DHL and Accenture trial blockchain-based pharma security program

DHL released a report in cooperation with Accenture that outlines blockchain’s “profound impact” on the logistics industry. However, the partners said that the industry will need to improve its collaboration before blockchain goes mainstream. The two companies have also built a working prototype, which tracks pharmaceuticals from the point of origin to the consumer, preventing […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 12, 2018

MIA foreign trade zone opens its doors

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted Miami International Airport (MIA) designation as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) magnet site, an expansion of the county’s already-existing FTZ. Under the designation, the entire 3,230-acre site of MIA, operated by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), is now included under what is known as “FTZ 281.” This […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 15, 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

China Airlines signs deal for CSafe pharma containers

China Airlines signed a master lease agreement with CSafe Global, under which China Airlines will offer transport and leasing of CSafe’s RKN active temperature-controlled container on its flights. As of Dec. 31, 2017, China Airlines’ network included 144 destinations in 29 countries. The Taiwanese airline has been expanding its pharmaceutical shipment offerings lately. In September […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 4, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo’s pharma investments pay off in record volumes for 2017

Emirates SkyCargo wrapped up a year of record volumes and expansion, carrying 2.5 million tonnes of freight this year across its global network. The carrier’s president, Tim Clark, commented that despite challenging market conditions, the carrier had successfully implemented initiatives to boost revenues, trim costs, and used emerging technologies “to make our business and operations […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 29, 2017
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