Airports

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

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Dallas Fort Worth Airport to open new cold chain facility

February 3, 2017 at 6:21 pm 0 comments

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) announced plans to build a 37,000-square-foot cold chain facility, to be operated by AirLogistix USA. The airport expects the facility to come online this summer. With 14,000 square feet of refrigerated storage space, the new transfer facility will give DFW the ability to controlRead More

Made in Vietnam: Emerging logistics giant isn’t slowing down post-TPP

Made in Vietnam: Emerging logistics giant isn’t slowing down post-TPP

February 2, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Electronics manufacturers in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam had been ramping up capacity since 2008, when the country joined 11 other nations in crafting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. The free-trade agreement would be the largest ever conceived and promised to promote economic growth and launch Vietnam asRead 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

Cargo growth levels off at Dubai’s DWC

Cargo growth levels off at Dubai’s DWC

February 1, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

Airfreight volumes at Al Maktoum International (DWC) registered an anemic increase during 2016, at just under 898,000 tonnes, up only 0.8 percent, compared to the nearly 891,000 tonnes handled during 2015. At this time last year, the airport announced that cargo volumes had surged 7.7 percent during 2015, compared 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

Crustaceans crush 2016, leading to 4.1 percent cargo rise at Halifax

Crustaceans crush 2016, leading to 4.1 percent cargo rise at Halifax

January 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

Thanks to a booming year for lobster, Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) saw substantial cargo growth over 2016, processing more than 33,000 tonnes of cargo, up 4.1 percent over 2015. An estimated US$187 million in seafood exports were shipped last year, an increase of approximately $40 million from 2015. AsRead More

Asia-Pacific airlines see cargo rebound in late 2016

Asia-Pacific airlines see cargo rebound in late 2016

January 26, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Preliminary airfreight figures for 2016 from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reaffirmed continued strength in the second half of the year, after a weak start. International air cargo freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) increased by 1.8 percent for the year, pushed up by strong second-half growth of 5.7 percent,Read More