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DHL Supply Chain to take over MRO logistics for Etihad Airways Engineering

DHL Supply Chain to take over MRO logistics for Etihad Airways Engineering

June 21, 2017 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm Etihad Airways Engineering said it plans to outsource all its logistics functions to DHL Supply Chain, the Abu Dhabi-based engineering arm of Etihad Airways announced yesterday.  In a letter of intent signed by the two companies, DHL Supply Chain will assume management ofRead 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

Ameriflight, UPS Airlines launch joint training program for pilots

Ameriflight, UPS Airlines launch joint training program for pilots

June 20, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

In response to a looming pilot shortage in the airfreight industry, Ameriflight and UPS Airlines have launched the UPS/Ameriflight Gateway Program to get pilots the hours and skills required to operate UPS Airline’s larger aircraft. Two trainees are already in the program, and Ameriflight plans to add two more inRead 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

WFS scores three-year Stockholm ground handling deal with Qatar Airways

WFS scores three-year Stockholm ground handling deal with Qatar Airways

June 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Qatar Airways chose Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) for a three-year contract to provide cargo handling in Stockholm, where the airline flies 13 times per week from its hub in Doha. Under the deal, WFS will handle some 12,000 tonnes of cargo per year for Qatar Airways at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.Read 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

flydubai renews air cargo management contract with Mercator

flydubai renews air cargo management contract with Mercator

June 19, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Government-owned low-cost carrier flydubai and logistic software provider Mercator inked a seven-year extension to their air cargo management contract. The renewal means that flydubai will continue using Mercator’s technology platform, providing cargo management and cargo revenue accounting services. Mercator said it will provide the expertise and technology to upgrade flydubai’sRead 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