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GECAS doubles its stake in the 737-800 freighter conversions

GECAS doubles its stake in the 737-800 freighter conversions

June 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) demonstrated its confidence in the 737-800 freighter today by announcing plans to convert 30 more if its passenger Boeing 737-800s into freighters. The order, announced during the Paris Air Show, more than doubles GECAS’ current investment into the freighter type, which includes the 25 aircraftRead More

UPS, Boeing confirm three passenger-to-freighter 767-300 conversion deal

UPS, Boeing confirm three passenger-to-freighter 767-300 conversion deal

June 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

At the 2017 Paris Air Show yesterday, UPS and Boeing officially announced a passenger-to-freighter conversion deal involving three 767-300 aircraft. The agreement underscored the demand for P-to-F conversions, with FedEx and the U.S. Airforce having booked out production freighter slots well into the future.  In its annual forecast, Boeing saidRead More

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Spanish logistics alliance to collaborate on full-service supply chain services

June 20, 2017 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

Valencia-based Milestone Logistics has launched a partnership, called the “360 Alliance,” with four other logistics firms, to offer full supply-chain services, including logistics consulting, international transport, warehouse logistics and packaging. Led by Milestone, the group includes 3PL firms Gesprolog, Aza Logistics, Alfilpack and Mulem. The cooperation is the first SpanishRead More

DHL Express tags on more orders for EFW A330-300 conversions

DHL Express tags on more orders for EFW A330-300 conversions

June 19, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

DHL Express expanded its A330-300 conversion deal with ST Aerospace today, contracting an additional four A330-300 conversion slots, with options for an additional 10 conversions. The conversions will be undertaken by ST Aerospace’s subsidiary, Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), which is jointly owned with Airbus Group. The first two A330-300 conversion freightersRead More

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

June 16, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

While the third-party logistics (3PL) market had a “mediocre” year in the United States, global 3PL revenues reached US$802 billion in 2016 and are on track to exceed $962 billion in 2020, according to the latest 3PL report by market research firm, Armstrong & Associates. The report, titled “Third-Party LogisticsRead More

Alibaba to enter European cloud computing market in mid-2017

Alibaba to enter European cloud computing market in mid-2017

June 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

As it seeks to expand its global reach outside China, Alibaba Cloud announced that it will introduce “MaxCompute,” to Europe’s US$18.9 billion cloud computing market in the second half of 2017. The E.U. cloud market is smaller than, say, its U.S. counterpart, but it is already populated by the likesRead More

Atlas Air, pilots’ union agree to direct negotiations

Atlas Air, pilots’ union agree to direct negotiations

June 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm 0 comments

Atlas Air World Wide (AAWW) and Teamsters Local 1224, which represents the carrier’s pilots, are returning to the negotiating table. The two parties have agreed on a process by which to begin direct negotiations for a single labor contract covering crew members for both subsidiary carriers Atlas Air and SouthernRead More

The Kerry Group's freight-forwarding arm readies for continued international expansion into 2016.

Kerry Logistics enters JV with Globalink Logistics, expands in CIS region

June 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

In an effort to broaden its presence in the Central Asian region, Kerry Logistics has partnered with Dubai-based Globalink Logistics DWC, a freight forwarding group with extensive operations across The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The joint venture will “significantly expand Kerry Logistics’ coverage in Central Asia and the CIS,Read More