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JD.com signs cold-chain logistics deal with Japan’s Yamato Holdings

JD.com signs cold-chain logistics deal with Japan’s Yamato Holdings

July 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

The vast size of the Chinese e-commerce market is about to join forces with the forwarding expertise of the Japanese logistics industry. Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Yamato Holdings, a Japanese logistics company, to build a cold-chain logistics network in China. The allianceRead More

New Istanbul Airport inks €250-million cargo service deals

New Istanbul Airport inks €250-million cargo service deals

July 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

With Turkish Cargo posting a 30 percent, year-over-year, jump in 2016, to 3.6 billion freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), the scale of Istanbul’s new six-runway airport is suddenly looking more pragmatic. On the logistics side, the country’s new airport is nearing completion, setting the stage for a new global cargo hubRead More

DHL Supply Chain takes over Cathay Pacific MRO logistics

DHL Supply Chain takes over Cathay Pacific MRO logistics

July 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

  A ten-year contract went into effect today that puts DHL Supply Chain in charge of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon’s storage, warehousing and domestic transportation of aircraft service parts at Hong Kong International Airport (HKA).  The contract will see DHL Supply Chain take overall responsibility for the storage, warehousingRead More

Frankfurt-Hahn’s half-year cargo numbers see record growth

Frankfurt-Hahn’s half-year cargo numbers see record growth

July 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

“All signs point toward growth,” enthused Roger Scheifele, senior vice president for cargo sales and business development at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN), following the announcement that the German hub’s cargo business had more than doubled its cargo traffic over the first half of 2017.  From January to June, 49,000 tonnes ofRead More

Hactl wins contract for Melbourne-Hong Kong Virgin Australia route

Hactl wins contract for Melbourne-Hong Kong Virgin Australia route

July 13, 2017 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) was appointed as cargo ground handler for Virgin Australia’s new services from Melbourne to Hong Kong that started on July 5. At five weekly Airbus A330-200 arrivals, each with 14 tonnes of bellyhold capacity a piece, Virgin Australia could move a significant shareRead More

Turkish Cargo adds two more African destinations to freighter network

Turkish Cargo adds two more African destinations to freighter network

July 12, 2017 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

Turkish Cargo continues its expansion into Africa, with the July 1 launch of a scheduled cargo flights to Johannesburg and Madagascar. After noticing rising exports in bellyholds, the carrier is adding freighter capacity to meet demand. South Africa’s major export markets include Europe and the Americas, where Turkish has expandedRead More

DHL, Wärtsilä announce successful completion of warehouse robotics experiment

DHL, Wärtsilä announce successful completion of warehouse robotics experiment

July 12, 2017 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

DHL and Wärtsilä, a Finnish manufacturer of power sources and other equipment, completed joint testing of mobile robots from Fetch Robotics at one of Wärtsilä’s warehouses in Kampen, the Netherlands. The trial found that robots travelled more than 30 kilometers per day, contributed to productivity, and made for a saferRead More

CEVA expand partnership with Turkey’s largest dairy producer

CEVA expand partnership with Turkey’s largest dairy producer

July 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm 0 comments

CEVA Logistics has renewed and expanded its logistics partnership with Turkey’s largest dairy company, Ak Gıda. The Turkish dairy is part of the Lactalis Group, Europe’s largest producer of dairy products. Since 2011, CEVA has handled FTL (full truck load) transportation services across Turkey from Ak Gıda’s Istanbul and centralRead More