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Amazon, DHL reported to be in partnership in Cincinnati

Amazon, DHL reported to be in partnership in Cincinnati

March 21, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Soon after Amazon made its announcement last month that it would build a huge new air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), rumors began circulating about a possible partnership with DHL’s Americas Hub. Well, according to a story in The Lane Report, the rumors appear to be true. As reportedRead More

FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

March 21, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

The FedEx-TNT deal was completed more than a year ago, but the benefits for TNT customers will finally be felt soon in North America. FedEx Express will begin operating a new 777F flight linking Liège, Belgium and Memphis, starting early April 2017. The aircraft will continue on from Memphis enRead More

Agility hitches its wagon to Changi air cargo hub

Agility hitches its wagon to Changi air cargo hub

March 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

Kuwait-based Agility has acquired a 177,000-square-foot warehouse near the Changi International Airport, upping its Singapore warehouse space to 600,000 square feet. The acquisition is the company’s fifth warehouse in the country, as Singapore expands and upgrades its port and airport infrastructure to strengthen its position as a global logistics powerhouseRead More

UPS-owned Coyote Logistics bets on U.S.-Mexico trade

UPS-owned Coyote Logistics bets on U.S.-Mexico trade

March 21, 2017 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

Wall or no wall, UPS-owned Coyote Logistics is betting its new office in metropolitan Guadalajara that NAFTA trade isn’t going away anytime soon. The new Guadalajara office allows the logistics provider to further develop its intra-Mexico business and “execute a broader, more complex array of services to existing and newRead More

You’re (not yet) hired: Airforwarders press Trump for new TSA admin

You’re (not yet) hired: Airforwarders press Trump for new TSA admin

March 20, 2017 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

The efficient and safe movement of air cargo hinges on President Trump’s timely nomination of a new head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Airforwarders Association (AfA) said last week, stating that “political leadership of agency is essential to air transportation safety.” The White House has, so far, failedRead More

DHL Innovation Challenge tackles robotics, the sharing economy

DHL Innovation Challenge tackles robotics, the sharing economy

March 20, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

DHL’s second Innovation Challenges are up and running, this time soliciting ideas for two logistics-related challenges – robotics, and the sharing economy. The contest builds on last year’s robotics, and green solutions challenge, with the winners taking home a grand prize of €15,000, as DHL seeks to resolve impediments toRead More

Increase in drone accidents prompt new restrictions in Canada

Increase in drone accidents prompt new restrictions in Canada

March 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

Flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) just got a little harder in the Great White North. The Canadian government has instituted new temporary, on year rules that prevent the use of recreational drones near airports, garnering praise from private- and public-sector stakeholders in the air transport business. In addition to clearlyRead More

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

March 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm 0 comments

With the release of a new “Cargo Trace skill” that can be taught to Amazon’s interactive app, Alexa, Luxembourg-based CHAMP Cargosystems is adding voice-controlled track-and-trace capabilities to its Traxon air cargo shipment tracking platform. Stakeholders in the air cargo supply chain will be able to track the status of airRead More