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UPS adds 400 ‘dangerous’ commodities to its fly list

UPS adds 400 ‘dangerous’ commodities to its fly list

April 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

UPS is heading into the “danger zone,” saying it is ready to handle a wider range of higher-risk goods. The express giant is now allowing an additional 400 “dangerous” commodities onto its global air network, as well as increasing the size of allowable shipment. The company is also adding moreRead More

Back in black? European air cargo business boom continues

Back in black? European air cargo business boom continues

April 11, 2017 at 4:49 pm 0 comments

With the March numbers starting to trickle in from European carriers and airports, early indicators suggest that the air cargo business is on track for yet another great month across the continent. On the airport side, Heathrow saw what it’s CEO, John Holland-Kaye, described as “surging trade.” Meanwhile, Air France-KLM,Read More

ALMERE - De nieuwe Containerbike van DHL. FOTO: DIEDERIK VAN DER LAAN

Deutsche Post DHL Group doubles-down on green delivery vehicles

April 11, 2017 at 4:31 pm 0 comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL) is embracing the green revolution, doubling the production capacity of its own electric vehicles from 10,000 to as many as 20,000 by the end of the year. The news follows an announcement earlier that DP-DHL will reduce all logistics-related growth emissions to zero in netRead More

Premium cargo on the wish lists of Hong Kong companies

Premium cargo on the wish lists of Hong Kong companies

April 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

The new year in Hong Kong began in an auspicious manner for the airfreight community. In the budget that was propsed in February, Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, outlined plans to foster air cargo. To cement Hong Kong’s status as major hub and enhance its competitive edge, Secretary ChanRead More

Where We Went Wrong – Part 2: A matter of trust, urgency, transparency

Where We Went Wrong – Part 2: A matter of trust, urgency, transparency

April 7, 2017 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

The e-commerce revolution has, obviously, created great opportunities for the traditional air cargo industry, but it has also created challenges. It has exposed problems that were often hinted at in the past, but which, in an era when demand growth seemed never-ending, were never adequately addressed. Historically, carriers invested heavilyRead More

Atlas Air reaches tentative deal with dispatchers union over Amazon’s CVG move

Atlas Air reaches tentative deal with dispatchers union over Amazon’s CVG move

April 7, 2017 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

Dispatchers working for carriers Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide are set to receive a four-year extension on their contract, including pay increases and relocation benefits, after its operations move to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) as part of Amazon’s planned relocation to CVG from Wilmington. Atlas Air WorldwideRead More

Where have all the pilots gone? How a looming shortage may curtail e-commerce

Where have all the pilots gone? How a looming shortage may curtail e-commerce

April 5, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Bug smashers, nearjets, flippers, junkstreams. To most pilots, these names conjure memories of their first jobs in the business, flying small aircraft for regional carriers, often carrying cargo. “It’s real flying, the sort that puts hair on your chest,” a seasoned American pilot named Dover explained. “There’s nothing glamorous aboutRead More

IATA’s CASS billing system goes live in Russia

IATA’s CASS billing system goes live in Russia

April 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

As cross-border trade continues to heat up, IATA and the global banking industry agreed that it’s time for Russian airfreight to come in from the cold. IATA’s Cargo Accounts Settlement Systems (CASS) has gone live in Russia, in partnership with Russian bank VTB and carrier Aeroflot. CASS simplifies the billingRead More