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Yusen opens first Switzerland outpost

Yusen opens first Switzerland outpost

December 15, 2016 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

Yusen Logistics announced that it is opening a branch office in Switzerland on January 1, 2017. The new, office, located near the Zurich Airport increases the number of outposts in its European network to 78 locations. The operation is the company’s first in Switzerland. The new outpost will offer airRead More

October airfreight demand growth rate highest in 18 months

October airfreight demand growth rate highest in 18 months

December 8, 2016 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

Continuing a trend that first became noticeable in September, demand for global airfreight grew in October at the fastest rate the industry has seen in the last year and a half, according to the latest figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), theRead More

Can modest Shenyang Airport live up to its lofty ambitions?

Can modest Shenyang Airport live up to its lofty ambitions?

December 7, 2016 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

Hong Kong’s premier air cargo handler sees promising potential in northeastern China, not far from the border with North Korea. In September, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) subsidiary Hactl Development Holdings signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Liaoning Airport Management Group, owner of Shenyang Taoxian International Airport,Read More

Rising Stars of Air Cargo: Three Executives to Watch in 2017

Rising Stars of Air Cargo: Three Executives to Watch in 2017

December 6, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Looking back on what we’ve seen in the air cargo industry this year, 2016 will likely be remembered as the year of cross-border e-commerce – when the well-established idea of purchasing goods online went truly global and expedited customs clearance became a near-universal forwarding concern. Then, in the second halfRead More

Those who ignore high-tech progress, prepare to get forked

Those who ignore high-tech progress, prepare to get forked

December 2, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Brandon Fried is the executive director of the U.S. Airforwarders Association American baseball star Yogi Berra once said that when you get to a fork in the road, take it. His quote recently came to mind while listening to speakers at the recent Air Cargo Forum, sponsored by The InternationalRead More

Executives to Watch: Andersen eager to reap rewards of DSV/UTi merger

Executives to Watch: Andersen eager to reap rewards of DSV/UTi merger

December 1, 2016 at 7:02 pm 0 comments

Jens Bjørn Andersen When large companies go through a merger, months can seem like years, even when there are no major bumps in the road. When Air Cargo World recently spoke with Jens Bjørn Andersen, CEO of Denmark-based forwarder DSV, the weariness and relief were evident in his voice asRead More

Deutsche Post-DHL’s Frank Appel: Air Cargo Executive of the Year

Deutsche Post-DHL’s Frank Appel: Air Cargo Executive of the Year

December 1, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Rumors had been fluttering around all spring and summer of 2015, but the gravity of the situation at DHL-Global Forwarding, Freight (DHL-GFF), didn’t hit home until August. That’s when the company announced that it was “temporarily suspending” the rollout its new, comprehensive IT management system, the New Forwarding Environment (NFE).Read More

WCA eCommerce logistics network surpasses 100 members

WCA eCommerce logistics network surpasses 100 members

November 29, 2016 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

After launching a dedicated e-commerce logistics network in mid-October, WCA Ltd. has seen more than 100 logistics companies apply for membership. Called WCA eCommerce, the new network allows member companies to trade directly with each other, to build volumes and to strengthen business ties. In its final form, the networkRead More