Freight Trends

Nestle deal accelerates Kuehne + Nagel’s strategic push into FMCG sector

Nestle deal accelerates Kuehne + Nagel’s strategic push into FMCG sector

July 26, 2017 at 10:45 pm 0 comments

Kuehne + Nagel’s (K+N) strategic push into perishables and consumer goods logistics now includes an array of Nestlé products. Starting next year, all Nestlé – Netherlands’ chocolate, coffee and culinary products, as well as pet and baby foods, will be warehoused in distribution center in Veghel that K+N built forRead More

E-commerce, community initiatives drive record cargo growth at Schiphol

E-commerce, community initiatives drive record cargo growth at Schiphol

July 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Schiphol Airport has worked to establish itself as one of Europe’s premier e-commerce hubs. Now, with the Dutch airport’s new Compliance Checker program, Schiphol officials say they hope to reach even loftier goals of eliminating common data errors. Launched in May, the Compliance Checker program boosts e-commerce flows through theRead More

AAPA: Asia Pacific airfreight momentum suggests strong second half

AAPA: Asia Pacific airfreight momentum suggests strong second half

July 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

The Asia-Pacific airfreight market is still red hot, and the latest numbers from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) show that despite an increase in offered freight capacity of 4.8 percent in June, load factors for the month rose 3.1 percentage points to 66.2 percent. Preliminary freight tonne kilometerRead More

Dubai-based drone-delivery partnership announced [VIDEO]

Dubai-based drone-delivery partnership announced [VIDEO]

July 25, 2017 at 10:32 pm 0 comments

A Dubai-based technology company, Eniverse Technologies, and drone-delivery startup Skycart have launched “Space Autonomous Drones,” an autonomous drone delivery project that its founders say could eventually ship goods and products weighing 5 kilograms or less to locations across Dubai and the greater UAE. Space Autonomous Drones has yet to receiveRead More

AFA to press Homeland Security for e-commerce security updates

AFA to press Homeland Security for e-commerce security updates

July 25, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

U.S. Government regulations for air cargo are outdated, thwarting cross-border and domestic e-commerce shipments and undercutting security, just as demand is pushing up airfreight markets. This focus on the importance of updated standards will be the theme for today’s testimony (see it live here) by Airforwarders Association (AfA) director BrandonRead More

Demand continues to outstrip new capacity in lead-up to peak season

Demand continues to outstrip new capacity in lead-up to peak season

July 25, 2017 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

Market momentum for airfreight is carrying into the summer of 2017, with rates across 21 major east-west trade lanes up by 1.1 percent, year-over-year, to reach US$2.81 per kilogram. The latest Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index indicates that, as load factors increase, demand for airfreight is outstripping new capacity comingRead More

Airspace Technologies launches voice-responsive shipper tracking tool [VIDEO]

Airspace Technologies launches voice-responsive shipper tracking tool [VIDEO]

July 24, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

Shippers can use Amazon.com’s voice recognition feature to track, trace and review shipments with Alexa-enabled devices. Logistics company Airspace Technologies, which specializes in time-critical shipments, launched its Amazon Alexa-enabled application that allows device users to track, trace and review their shipments using voice commands. Finding the status and expected deliveryRead More

Davies Turner expands handling/distributing opps in Scottish market

Davies Turner expands handling/distributing opps in Scottish market

July 24, 2017 at 5:19 pm 0 comments

UK freight forwarder Davies Turner has completed a 20,000-square foot expansion of its Cumbernauld distribution center, doubling existing warehouse capacity. The expansion allows for 3,500 pallet spaces and increased floor space for cargo handling and sortation. Situated between Glasgow and Edinburgh, the facility is within striking distance of Scotland’s twoRead More