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Schiphol successfully tests automatic compliance analysis

Schiphol successfully tests automatic compliance analysis

May 10, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

MUNICH – Initial testing of an online compliance checking system that reduces delays by pinpointing mistakes on airway bills has successfully concluded. The system was developed as part of Schiphol’s Smart Cargo Mainport Program, and speeds up cargo flows by detecting data errors in air waybills. “The Compliance Checker reducesRead More

Flower Power: Can standards bring order to the chaotic flower market?

Flower Power: Can standards bring order to the chaotic flower market?

May 8, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

In mid-April Conrad Archer, managing director of Panalpina Airflo, Kenya, was bracing himself for a sharp spike in traffic volume. The run-up to this year’s Valentine’s Day had produced a surge of more than 30 percent above normal in flower volume, and projections for Mother’s Day pointed to a similarRead More

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UPS contract cargo aircraft crash in West Virginia kills two

May 5, 2017 at 5:37 pm 1 comment

A twin-engine turboprop Short 330 cargo plane, operated by Wisconsin-based Air Cargo Carriers, crashed on landing when its left wing struck the runway at Yeager Airport (CRW) Friday morning, killing the pilot and co-pilot, the only two people on the aircraft. The plane, under contract for UPS, then skidded offRead More

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New express facilities to handle record growth at Budapest Airport

May 5, 2017 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

Compared to the major cargo hubs, 30,000 tonnes of cargo in a quarter may seem modest, but for the rapidly expanding Budapest Airport (BUD) the first-quarter figure for 2017 represents a new record in cargo volume, which rose 32.3 percent, year-over-year. March 2017 figures, alone, reached 11,536 tonnes of cargo,Read More

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Turkish Cargo’s new boss brings forwarders to the fore

May 4, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

No matter how much you might love your local coffee shop or pub, there’s invariably something that you would improve if you were running the show. Turhan Ozen has become that empowered customer. A former freight forwarder, he is now in the driver’s seat of one of the fastest growingRead More

CargoLogicAir takes delivery of third 747 freighter

CargoLogicAir takes delivery of third 747 freighter

May 4, 2017 at 5:39 pm 0 comments

After less than 18 months of operation, CargoLogicAir (CLA) has taken delivery of its third 747 freighter, growing the fledgling all-cargo airline’s fleet to two 747-400Fs and a new generation 747-8F. The London Stansted Airport-based airline, received its U.K. air operator certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority at the startRead More

BRU looks to optimize ground handling with ‘BRUCloud’ app

BRU looks to optimize ground handling with ‘BRUCloud’ app

May 3, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Last week, during a panel discussion at Cargo Facts Asia, in Shanghai, speakers were asked to identify the weakest link in the air cargo supply chain, and, to no surprise, fingers were pointed at ground handlers. While no panelist offered a fix-all solution that could remedy the relationship between carriersRead More

CNS: Exports drive demand for Bonded trucking alongside airfreight [VIDEO]

CNS: Exports drive demand for Bonded trucking alongside airfreight [VIDEO]

May 1, 2017 at 9:10 pm 0 comments

ORLANDO — Mexico’s growing export sector is driving demand for specialized feeder services and bonded cross-border trucking. Mexpress Transportation bypasses border clearance, and clears freight as an airport. “We’re like an airplane with wheels,” explained Michael Gamel of Mexpress. Gamel doesn’t see his company’s model replacing air cargo in theRead More