Articles by: Randy Woods

Alaska Air Cargo delivers first Copper River salmon to Seattle (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

Alaska Airlines delivers Copper River salmon to the Lower 48

May 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

For many places around the world, the delivery of fresh salmon is a commonplace occurrence. But in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, there is a hotly anticipated annual return for seafood fans throughout the region. San Juan Capistrano may have its swallows, but Seattle – the home ofRead More

Asia-Pacific cargo lift rises in 2016, but revenue, yields plummet

Asia-Pacific cargo lift rises in 2016, but revenue, yields plummet

May 18, 2017 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

Cargo volume growth in the Asia-Pacific region gave some carriers optimism in 2016, but the increase in tonnage did not translate into higher revenues or yields, according to the preliminary assessment of the year by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). International air cargo traffic, expressed in freight tonneRead More

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Divide keeps widening between tech-savvy and traditional forwarders

May 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm 1 comment

The gap between the top-performing airfreight forwarders and those at the bottom, in terms of profit margins, appears to be growing wider, and may continue doing so for the next few years, according to results of a recent poll by Descartes Software and the U.S. Airforwarders Association (AfA). In thisRead More

Jettainer, Etihad renew partnership to launch new smart ULDs

Jettainer, Etihad renew partnership to launch new smart ULDs

May 9, 2017 at 5:55 pm 1 comment

When Jettainer releases its new generation of “smart ULD” containers, they will fly first on Etihad Airways, according to a renewed five-year partnership the two companies made formal today. Between now and 2021, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and ULD servicing firm Jettainer will continue their existing cooperation agreement, in which JettainerRead More

SEKO cites re-shoring for expansions in northeastern U.S.

SEKO cites re-shoring for expansions in northeastern U.S.

May 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

Thanks to a recent resurgence in manufacturing of medical-related and other high-tech goods in the northeastern United States, SEKO Logistics has expanding into two locations in the states of New York and Pennsylvania. SEKO recently moved into a new, 120,000-square-foot warehouse complex that includes a two-story office building in theRead More

Booming Asia rail trade prompts DHL to open Stuttgart center

Booming Asia rail trade prompts DHL to open Stuttgart center

May 8, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

If air carriers and forwarders weren’t yet concerned about competition from Eurasian rail cargo connections, they may be after today, when DHL Global Forwarding opened a new “China Rail Competence Center” Germany to better coordinate door-to-door services to customers via rail and truck. Rail freight traffic between Germany and ChinaRead More

ATSG forecasts ‘solid growth’ into the next decade

ATSG forecasts ‘solid growth’ into the next decade

May 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) reported first-quarter net income up 21.5 percent y-o-y to $10.0 million as net revenue jumped 34.1 percent to $238 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 15.6 percent to $17.7 million. Adjusting for the impact of non-cash expenses related to warrants associated with ATSG’sRead More

Greener Skies Ahead: How going green can help your bottom line

Greener Skies Ahead: How going green can help your bottom line

May 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Last month, FedEx issued a report with much fanfare about the results of two initiatives that made them understandably proud. They had set baseline targets back in 2005 and were already close to hitting their goals. All told, the two initiatives saved FedEx a combined US$281 million dollars in costRead More