Articles by: Randy Woods

A strong quarter ends Atlas’ ‘historic year’

A strong quarter ends Atlas’ ‘historic year’

February 23, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

On the strength of a stellar fourth quarter and a boost from the e-commerce traffic obtained in last year’s freighter deal with Amazon, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) reported that 2016 was a historic year for the U.S.-based carrier. As David Harris notes in Cargo Facts, Air Cargo World‘s sisterRead More

IATA releases nominees for annual Cargo Innovation Awards

IATA releases nominees for annual Cargo Innovation Awards

February 17, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

After honoring a successful group of cutting-edge cargo entrepreneurs and established firms in 2015, IATA has revived its Cargo Innovation Awards program for 2017 and released the names of five finalists for this year’s award. The second edition of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards received 46 entries from acrossRead More

Cloud Competing: Small forwarders embrace virtual IT to survive

Cloud Competing: Small forwarders embrace virtual IT to survive

February 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

It’s late afternoon on a Thursday and the weather report keeps getting angrier. Wind speeds are increasing, the rain is pounding the doors of your distribution center and there’s talk of a storm surge to come when the eyewall makes landfall in a few hours. Just another typical early autumnRead More

The shock of the new

The shock of the new

February 6, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

As we age, it’s common to feel indifferent toward the new year. Once you’ve seen 40, 50 or 60 years go by, the need for champagne, confetti and Guy Lombardo music can seem like overkill. As U2’s Bono memorably sang more than 30 years ago, “Nothing changes on New Year’sRead More

Cold Front Approaching: China gets serious about pharma temperature control

Cold Front Approaching: China gets serious about pharma temperature control

February 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

As the truck entered the warehouse, it was unloaded by workers and the cargo was placed on the floor on open platforms. After the pallet was broken down for transport by truck to various locations, the cargo was stored in an open cage, with a few pipes running overhead toRead More

Amazon to move Prime Air cargo hub to Cincinnati

Amazon to move Prime Air cargo hub to Cincinnati

February 1, 2017 at 10:25 am 0 comments

When Amazon announced last year that it was entering directly into the air logistics business with the launch of Prime Air, the airfreight world knew that it had to prepare for bold moves by a deep-pocketed company with a passion for innovation. Yesterday, the Seattle-based online retail giant made anotherRead More

RocketSpace names 10 startups for second Logistics Tech Accelerator

RocketSpace names 10 startups for second Logistics Tech Accelerator

January 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

After launching its first technology accelerator project last year, RocketSpace and Kaleido Logistics are returning for a second Logistics Tech Accelerator, set to begin next month in Vigo, Spain. RocketSpace kicked off the next “cohort” of logistics entrepreneurs this week by announcing 10 promising startups that will take part inRead More

Royal Media launches new media venture: Mobility Buzz

Royal Media launches new media venture: Mobility Buzz

January 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

Royal Media, the New York-based trade media company and publisher of Air Cargo World magazine, has launched Mobility Buzz, a new media venture to cover the emerging mobility space. Mobility Buzz, Royal Media said, is the first publication to focus on mobility startups and new technologies in the transportation sector.Read More