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AirBridgeCargo becomes largest all-cargo carrier at Schiphol

AirBridgeCargo becomes largest all-cargo carrier at Schiphol

January 13, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ 1,000-plus 747 freighter flights into Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt airports made the all-cargo carrier Schiphol’s largest all-cargo customer, and second only to KLM in terms of total cargo volumes for the year. It is also the second biggest cargo carrier in Frankfurt. The announcement mirrors Schiphol’s own newsRead More

Schiphol handles record cargo volumes in 2016

Schiphol handles record cargo volumes in 2016

January 13, 2017 at 6:43 pm 0 comments

As the year-end data starts to flow, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport joins a list of cargo handlers and carriers that saw their volumes surge back into profitability in 2016, after a lean start to the year. With a throughput of 1.66 million tonnes, up 2.5 percent over 2015, Schiphol set aRead More

New pilot contract trims Delta’s 2016 earnings

New pilot contract trims Delta’s 2016 earnings

January 13, 2017 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

Delta Air Lines announced it made US$923 million in adjusted pre-tax fourth-quarter income, which was down $524 million, year-over-year, a decline the carrier attributed to it’s new pilot agreement, which entailed a substantial retroactive pay hike. The Atlanta-based carrier’s Q4 net income fell 37 percent to $622 million. Fourth-quarter cargoRead More

WCA, Alibaba tie-up opens China to SME forwarders

WCA, Alibaba tie-up opens China to SME forwarders

January 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Freight forwarding network WCA is set to collaborate with China’s Alibaba.com on cross-border ecommerce shipments in a tie-up that expands Alibaba’s international reach through an additional 6,300 logistics offices of small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) forwarders on the WCA roster worldwide. In return, WCA forwarders gain access to the AlibabaRead More

FedEx, Walgreens thwart ‘porch pirates’ with 8,000 more secure locations

FedEx, Walgreens thwart ‘porch pirates’ with 8,000 more secure locations

January 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

As concerns over a rise in express package thefts, FedEx and Walgreens pharmacies have inked a long-term deal to install 8,000 secure pickup/dropoff locations in pharmacies across the United States. Starting this spring, a small-scale rollout will begin, and FedEx expects to have the program available at “thousands of WalgreensRead More

Black is back: Volga-Dnepr flies 70 tonnes of O&G gear to Korea

Black is back: Volga-Dnepr flies 70 tonnes of O&G gear to Korea

January 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ resurgent oil-and-gas (O&G) cargo volumes are the latest indication that rising prices at the pump are translating into renewed investment in the sticky black stuff. A 68.8-tonne payload, including a pump and vaporizer skids that were flown to Seoul, South Korea, was a newsworthy illustration of how infrastructure-intensiveRead More

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Additional AA Cargo widebody targets Puerto Rican pharma

January 11, 2017 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

Starting April 4, 2017, American Airlines will add a daily A330-200 widebody flight to its extant twice daily narrow-body scheduled service between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). PHL is home to American Airlines Cargo’s dedicated, 25,000-square-foot pharmaceutical facility, making Philly an important nodeRead More

RIOgaleão first to earn CEIV-Pharma certification in Americas

RIOgaleão first to earn CEIV-Pharma certification in Americas

January 11, 2017 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

Rio de Janeiro – Galeão International Airport has become the first such facility in the Americas region to earn IATA’s CEIV-Pharma Certification this week. The effort is part of a US$10 million bid to attract a larger share of one of airfreight’s most lucrative types of cargo. In addition toRead More