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National carriers balk at proposed increase in Alaska jet fuel tax

National carriers balk at proposed increase in Alaska jet fuel tax

February 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

After cruising for decades on high oil prices, the state of Alaska is scrambling to make up budget shortfalls by introducing a bill that would triple the state tax on jet fuel, sparking predictable dismay from several U.S.-based carriers that use Anchorage as a major trans-shipment hub on long-haul routes.Read More

Air France-KLM Cargo’s 2016 woes stretch into the new year

Air France-KLM Cargo’s 2016 woes stretch into the new year

February 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Air France-KLM Cargo’s ongoing restructuring has failed to correct a slide in cargo volumes and revenues that has dogged the carrier since it’s merger in 2004. Cargo revenues fell especially hard last year, down 14.7 percent to €2.06 billion as the worlds most storied combined cargo carriers struggle to competeRead More

Airberlin’s three new A330-200s to boost U.S.-Germany belly capacity

Airberlin’s three new A330-200s to boost U.S.-Germany belly capacity

February 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Airberlin announced plans to add three wide-body A330-200 aircraft, to be flown on additional long-haul flights to the United States, scheduled to begin this summer. In addition to growing the German carrier’s existing A330 fleet to 17, the aircraft will boost belly-hold capacity between Berlin Tegel and Orlando International, andRead More

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DHL, Huawei enter ambitious automation partnership

February 16, 2017 at 6:33 pm 0 comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Chinese technology conglomerate Huawei Technologies are collaborating on a range of supply chain services for customers using “industrial-grade internet-of-things hardware and infrastructure.” The internet of things (IoT) refers to physical devices, such as vehicles, buildings and other items, that are embedded with electronics, software, sensors,Read More

Valentine’s Day surge in flower traffic smells sweet at LATAM Cargo [VIDEO]

Valentine’s Day surge in flower traffic smells sweet at LATAM Cargo [VIDEO]

February 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

With Valentine’s Day finally in the rear-view mirror, carriers like LATAM Cargo are savoring one of the mainstays of the Latin Americans airfreight business: the annual January surge in flower shipment. This year, the Chile-based carrier handled more than 160 million bouquets of flowers (around 9,000 short tons) in theRead More

DB Schenker makes deeper digital investment in uShip

DB Schenker makes deeper digital investment in uShip

February 15, 2017 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

Nine months after purchasing the exclusive European rights to uShip’s transportation management software (TMS), DB Schenker has increased its commitment by investing US$25 million into the U.S.-based online shipping marketplace. The investment is “the largest equity interest in a digital company to date,” said Jochen Thewes, CEO of Schenker AG.Read More

New office in Australia underscores Alibaba’s regional ambitions

New office in Australia underscores Alibaba’s regional ambitions

February 15, 2017 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

Chinese e-retailer Alibaba Group has opened a new base in Australia, with Alibaba Group executive chairman Jack Ma on hand to open the new office in Melbourne. The office will serve as headquarters for Alibaba’s operations in Australia and New Zealand. Last year, Alibaba Cloud, Alibaba Group’s cloud-computing subsidiary, openedRead More

Atlas Air to operate 747-400 freighter for Asiana Cargo

Atlas Air to operate 747-400 freighter for Asiana Cargo

February 14, 2017 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

Atlas Air announced that it will soon operate one of its 747-400 freighters for Asiana Cargo on key trans-Pacific routes, connecting Korea with several destinations in the United States.  The service is scheduled to begin later this month. William J. Flynn, president and CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide, called theRead More