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FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

March 21, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

The FedEx-TNT deal was completed more than a year ago, but the benefits for TNT customers will finally be felt soon in North America. FedEx Express will begin operating a new 777F flight linking Liège, Belgium and Memphis, starting early April 2017. The aircraft will continue on from Memphis enRead More

DHL Innovation Challenge tackles robotics, the sharing economy

DHL Innovation Challenge tackles robotics, the sharing economy

March 20, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

DHL’s second Innovation Challenges are up and running, this time soliciting ideas for two logistics-related challenges – robotics, and the sharing economy. The contest builds on last year’s robotics, and green solutions challenge, with the winners taking home a grand prize of €15,000, as DHL seeks to resolve impediments toRead More

European Commission re-imposes cartel fine against 10 carriers

European Commission re-imposes cartel fine against 10 carriers

March 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

It appears March is turn-back-the-clock month in the European air cargo industry. Just a week after a European Union court today reversed an earlier decision preventing UPS from purchasing TNT Airways in 2013 on antitrust grounds, the European Commission (EC) has reversed a December 2015 decision by the General CourtRead More

WCS 2017: De Juniac optimistic about air cargo growth, innovation

WCS 2017: De Juniac optimistic about air cargo growth, innovation

March 14, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI, UAE — Optimism has come to air cargo. It’s not often that an IATA World Cargo Symposium starts off with a positive message about the industry, but in yesterday’s opening address, IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said he wanted to “share an optimistic view, whichRead More

AirBridgeCargo demonstrating the nose-loading capabilities of its 747-8F.

AirBridgeCargo charter flights up a whooping 47 percent in 2016

March 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo is known for its rapidly growing scheduled freighter business, but in parallel, the carrier’s charter business is also booming. Looking back on 2016, ABC says the number of charter flights it operated last year was up 47 percent year-over-year, compared to 2015. Cargo charters are often the onlyRead More

Cargo Chat: Cloud-based Globatom to enhance, not disrupt, forwarding world

Cargo Chat: Cloud-based Globatom to enhance, not disrupt, forwarding world

March 9, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Cloud-based technology and online freight platforms are becoming a routine part of the airfreight and forwarding world – but not everyone is eager to get on board, as evidenced by a few traditional forwarders that have made little progress with online freight booking platforms. But as supply chains become moreRead More

Seasonal flower shipments provide a second peak-season for Air France-KLM

Seasonal flower shipments provide a second peak-season for Air France-KLM

March 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

Despite cuts to scheduled main-deck capacity between Nairobi and Amsterdam, Air France-KLM-Martinair said it maintained its dominant position in the transport of fresh-cut flowers out of popular gateways like Nairobi, Quito and Bogota. For the past five weeks, weekly average volumes have hovered around 1,000 tonnes, down only slightly fromRead More

Joint sales with Lufthansa kicks off as Cathay shifts gears

Joint sales with Lufthansa kicks off as Cathay shifts gears

March 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

The Year of the Rooster was barely under way, and most Chinese workers were out celebrating the biggest festival in their calendar, when the fledgling partnership of Cathay Pacific with Lufthansa Cargo shifted into a higher gear with joint sales activity. Feb. 1 was the day the combined westbound salesRead More