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DHL Global Forwarding, United angle for more Puerto Rico pharma

DHL Global Forwarding, United angle for more Puerto Rico pharma

September 16, 2016 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) and United Airlines are the latest companies to expand their Puerto Rico operations, as air cargo carriers and handlers angle for a piece of the unincorporated U.S. territory’s pharmaceutical export market. With 49 pharmaceutical plants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, plus 12 ofRead More

Airlink begins response to Ecuador earthquake

Airlink begins response to Ecuador earthquake

April 19, 2016 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

This week, Airlink, the humanitarian organization that connects nonprofit groups with partner airlines for emergency relief services, has initiated response operations following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the coast of Ecuador on Saturday evening. The death toll, as of today, has surpassed 400 people, with more than 2,500 injured,Read More

Buoyant Kiwis enjoy high yields, but can it last?

Buoyant Kiwis enjoy high yields, but can it last?

April 6, 2016 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

Don’t look now, but Air New Zealand (ANZ) is in expansion mode. In early March, the airline announced the resumption of flights to Osaka this coming November, ending a three-year hiatus that began when its Japan flights were consolidated in Tokyo during a weak market. The announcement came not longRead More

Forwarders call for U.S.-Cuba cargo routes to take priority

Forwarders call for U.S.-Cuba cargo routes to take priority

March 4, 2016 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

Now that eight major U.S.-based carriers have submitted applications to begin scheduled service to the previously forbidden Cuba, forwarders are calling for the Department of Transportation to give precedence to passenger routes that carry bellyhold cargo during the approval process. According to the U.S. Airforwarders Association (AfA), only five ofRead More

U.S., Cuba sign historic deal restoring scheduled air access

U.S., Cuba sign historic deal restoring scheduled air access

February 16, 2016 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

For the first time in more than 50 years, the skies over Cuba are opening up to scheduled service from the United States. The two countries signed a deal today, officially allowing flights between their borders. Federal officials said they will allow more than 100 daily round-trip flights between theRead More

United Airlines CEO steps down amid probe

United Airlines CEO steps down amid probe

September 9, 2015 at 10:07 pm 0 comments

United Airlines chief Jeff Smisek and two other top officials have resigned from the airline in the midst of a federal corruption investigation. At issue is a controversial and money-losing flight from Newark, N.J., to Columbia, S.C., which was reinstated for the benefit of the influential then-chairman of the PortRead More

Logistics M&A activity makes big splash in Q2

Logistics M&A activity makes big splash in Q2

August 11, 2015 at 11:07 pm 0 comments

A rash of “mega-deals” during the second quarter of 2015 have made transportation and logistics one of the hottest mergers and acquisitions sectors, boosting the average deal value to US$564 million, according to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers. There were nine M&A deals made during the quarter with a combinedRead More

United enters ground-handling business

United enters ground-handling business

August 11, 2015 at 4:37 pm 0 comments

In the latest shake-up within the fragmented ground-handling sector, United Airlines launched its new ground-handling service, called United Ground Express, on Aug. 10. The new unit is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Airlines, but it will remain a separate company, with its own website: unitedgroundexpress.com. United Ground Express willRead More