Panalpina opens logistics center in Singapore

Yesterday, Swiss forwarder Panalpina opened a six-floor, 25,800-square-meter air- and oceanfreight logistics center in Singapore, targeting demand for its services from clients in the energy, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and fashion industries operating through the tiny nation. In his remarks at the opening ceremony, Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen said, “more than one-third of the space is […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 10, 2018

Updated Cargobase’s app features 3PL matching algorithm

Singapore-based freight management app, Cargobase, updated its services yesterday, launching what it calls the first “curated multi-freight mode marketplace,” an extension of its existing app, which serves as a platform for shippers and 3PLs to communicate. Cargobase expanded its spot-buying software in April, a service it called “On the Go,” which widened its audience to […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 20, 2018

B&H signs contract with JetStar Asia Airlines

British aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide continues its foray into the Asian market, last week signing a new contract with Singapore-based airline JetStar Asia – an expansion of the companies’ eight-year relationship. In the new agreement, B&H will provide its aerospace-handling services to JetStar Asia’s presence in the Singapore Free Trade Zone (FTZ) from its […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 11, 2018

K+N planning logistics innovation centers in Asia, Europe

Swiss freight forwarding and logistics company Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) continues its efforts to advance supply chain management this week, announcing plans to open ‘innovation centers’ in Utrecht and Singapore. Both facilities will serve as “sandboxes to test and rapidly rollout new technologies,” where K+N will work with universities and start-ups to develop automated supply […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 8, 2018

Cargo-partner to expand Southeast Asia network into Singapore

Today, logistics service provider Cargo-partner said it will increase its existing Southeast Asia network footprint to include Singapore by opening a logistics center, located 45 minutes from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) the major hub in the region. The company has been active in its expansion in Southeast Asia since 2004, opening offices in Malaysia, Myanmar, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 28, 2018

Singapore Air Show: Drone tech is ready, but are we?

SINGAPORE—Alongside announcements of new freighter conversion orders and rumors of aircraft orders, the Singapore Air Show’s approach to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in airfreight service focused on the long-term promise of technology that may take time to pay off, but has the potential to remake the industry once it does – if the industry can […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 7, 2018

SIA Cargo’s reintegration pays off as cargo revenues surge in first half

SIA Cargo’s reintegration into parent company Singapore Airlines seems to have reversed the steep losses at the Singaporean cargo carrier. Just-posted half-year operating profits of US$23 million represent a $56.5 million, year-over-year, increase. Total cargo revenues for the first half of FY 2017-18 were also up $90 million on higher freight carriage (up by 6.1 […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 8, 2017

SATS’ new ‘Airhub’ to triple e-commerce capacity at Changi

SATS Ltd. has unveiled its new eCommerce “AirHub” at Changi Airport, Singapore. The US$21 million facility, backed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), increases Changi’s e-commerce mail sorting capability, in response to growing online retail volumes. The new 6,000-square-meter facility features technology that SATS says increases processing capacity by more than threefold, while […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 17, 2017

Agility hitches its wagon to Changi air cargo hub

Kuwait-based Agility has acquired a 177,000-square-foot warehouse near the Changi International Airport, upping its Singapore warehouse space to 600,000 square feet. The acquisition is the company’s fifth warehouse in the country, as Singapore expands and upgrades its port and airport infrastructure to strengthen its position as a global logistics powerhouse and one of Asia’s top […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 21, 2017

Post Luxembourg, SingPost to collaborate on e-commerce

Beginning this month, Post Luxembourg and Singapore-based SingPost will begin using each other’s main hubs as continental gateways for cross-border parcel deliveries between Europe and Asia. Just as Post Luxembourg has a European-wide delivery network, SingPost is able to reach nearly any destination in Asia. Customers using the services of either company can now seamlessly […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 2, 2016

ANA cutting cargo flights to China

Japan-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) is moving cargo from its freighters to the bellyholds of its passenger fleet, while scaling back scheduled all-cargo flights in October, the airline announced. The decision mirrors an industry-wide general freight trend, as increasing bellyhold capacity exerts downward pressure on the profits of freighter operations. ANA’s decision was based on […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 24, 2016

Swiss WorldCargo, Cargologic, SATS launch quality corridor

Swiss WorldCargo, Cargologic and SATS have established a secure temperature-controlled, quality corridor between Singapore and Zurich, the consortium announced earlier this week. The three cargo-handling companies have synchronized their Singapore-Zurich facilities and procedures to deliver accurate, reliable shipments along all steps of the airfreight chain. The collaboration, according to a representative, will facilitate paperless cargo […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 17, 2016

DHL opens urban logistics center in Singapore

To prepare for an expected increase in pharmaceutical and high-tech air cargo traffic in the Southeast Asian region, DHL Supply Chain has opened a new logistics center in Singapore that the company said will improve the efficiency of its current operations by 20 percent. The design, DHL said, will be considered a model for its […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 21, 2016

AirBridgeCargo adds third weekly flight to Singapore

Russia-based AirBridgeCargo increased the frequency of its scheduled 747 freighter service to Singapore to three times weekly beginning today, according to a company release. Citing strong demand for the added weekly departure, ABC’s new Friday service to Singapore from its Moscow hub will complement its existing Sunday and Thursday flights. Robert van de Weg, ABC’s […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 1, 2016
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