Pilot Freight expects 30 percent growth in 2018 ‘heavy-and-hard-to-handle’ e-commerce

Pilot Freight Services released its Q2 2018 results in which it projects its “heavy and hard-to-handle” (H3D) e-commerce business will grow 30 percent by year-end. In terms of traffic, the company has moved about 24,000 tonnes of freight so far this year, which it said is a “12 percent increase over last quarter.” John Hill, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 10, 2018

Clicks, Bricks & Orders: Warehousing gets an e-commerce makeover

  Think about the last time you bought something online. If you live in the United States, you most likely visited Amazon.com, selected the exact product you wanted from a range of similar options, added it to your shopping cart and checked out. From there, the product left one of Amazon’s cavernous distribution centers and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 1, 2018

Pilot Freight Services to open Las Vegas warehouse

Transportation and logistics provider Pilot Freight Services is opening a new 70,000-square-foot warehouse in Las Vegas, offering storage options for the many trade shows and special events to which the Nevada city plays host. The new warehouse is located near McCarran International Airport (LAS) and the Las Vegas Strip, and will offer long- and short-term […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 6, 2017

The Power 25: How long can the good times last?

EARLY RISERS For this year’s Power 25, the positive trends outweighed the bad. Last year, we at Air Cargo World predicted DSV, following its completed absorption of UTi, would be a fast riser – and rise it did, leaping up seven spots on the Power 25 list, from No. 16 to No. 9. Now that […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 27, 2017

The Power 25 List for 2017

The Power 25 list was compiled with the cooperation of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a U.S.-based supply chain consulting firm, which ranked the 25 largest forwarders, based on their 2016 air tonnage. Revenue information and tonnage figures for 2016 are either reported by the companies or estimated by Armstrong & Associates. The Power 25: Rank […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 27, 2017

Forwarders look ahead in air cargo market

Richard Fisher and Ross Bacarella joke like old friends. “We don’t want to tell everyone our secrets,” Bacarella, president of BTX Global Logistics, says when talking about the air forwarding market. “No, and I don’t want him to know my secrets,” Fisher, president of Falcon Global Edge, responds. “I already know his secrets,” Bacarella says. […]
  • April 30, 2014

Honing in on best practices: Freight forwarders share keys to success

Concise communication, measurable quality control processes and development of critical technology are among the best practices deployed by airfreight forwarders. Sometimes, it’s a simple as having the right equipment. Clear, verbal communication is a key component of Lima, Pa.-based Pilot Freight Services. Email won’t cut it for critical communication. “Our best practice boils down to […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 2, 2013