E-Commerce

In Good Time: Time-critical services save the day for a just-in-time world

In Good Time: Time-critical services save the day for a just-in-time world

March 2, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

On an aircraft, certain parts, like wing surfaces and engine fan blades, are absolutely critical pieces of equipment. The same might be said about a professional soccer player and his shoes. If those shoes don’t make the trip, the player is sidelined. This scenario occurred recently when a key playerRead More

Warehouse 4.0: Smart tech brings transparency to global supply chain

Warehouse 4.0: Smart tech brings transparency to global supply chain

March 1, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Under bright fluorescent lights, only a slight whirring sound could be heard as the Swift robot turned a corner and glided down the neatly arranged aisle, packed 10 feet high with drug store items. Having sensed the correct spot, Swift – a white pillar on hidden wheels and a singleRead More

Delta Cargo launches fully GPS-enabled, same-day product

Delta Cargo launches fully GPS-enabled, same-day product

March 1, 2017 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

Delta Cargo’s DASH Critical & Medical launches today, making it the first fully GPS-enabled, same-day product offered by a freight carrier based in the United States. DASH Critical & Medical has, “the highest boarding priority of any Delta Cargo product, and the fastest transit times in the logistics industry,” saidRead More

#AskACW & Schiphol Cargo: Don’t snooze on e-commerce

#AskACW & Schiphol Cargo: Don’t snooze on e-commerce

March 1, 2017 at 6:22 pm 0 comments

Twitter: America’s number-one source for prescient political discourse, and now, insight into the exciting intersection of airfreight and technology. Yesterday, Air Cargo World held its first monthly TwitterChat, which explored how e-commerce is changing the aviation industry. On board to answer the public’s questions was Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Cargo’s directorRead More

ABX Air pilots, ATSG reach compensatory time off agreement

ABX Air pilots, ATSG reach compensatory time off agreement

February 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm 0 comments

Pilots for Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) subsidiary ABX Air have reached a settlement with the carrier that returns the pilots’ right to take compensatory time off for days in which they are forced to work to cover flights due to staffing shortages. The resolution ends a simmering labor disagreementRead More

Freightos launches ‘FIFI’ aggregated shipping rates index

Freightos launches ‘FIFI’ aggregated shipping rates index

February 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

For those interested in finding a snapshot of global freight pricing from week to week, it’s time to meet FIFI.  Online freight marketplace Freightos has launched its Freightos International Freight Index (FIFI), a database of more than 250 million price points updated weekly, covering container pricing, price ranges on keyRead More

In Good Time: Cut it close, pay a price

In Good Time: Cut it close, pay a price

February 25, 2017 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

From aerospace and energy to manufacturing, the need for mission-critical shipment delivery to avoid line-down situations is a booming market, said Ingo-Alexander Rahn, global head of air freight for DHL-GF. SameDay Speedline provides guaranteed priority lift, 24/7/365, along with monitoring and customized solutions as the key planks of the newRead More

In Good Time: From the first to the last mile

In Good Time: From the first to the last mile

February 25, 2017 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

In recent years, forwarders and express providers have found innovative ways to consolidate and move shipments within the bellies of passenger aircraft. Rarely, however, have these urgent shipments been routed through an airline’s baggage system. A potentially revolutionary service, known as “12Send,” may be the first to tap into thisRead More