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Lufthansa makes new offer on sixth day of pilot strike

Lufthansa makes new offer on sixth day of pilot strike

November 30, 2016 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

A 4.4 percent increase in remuneration for Lufthansa pilots is the latest attempt by the German carrier to end a pilot strike that is costing the company an estimated €15 million per day. The Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union representing the pilots said it is considering the deal, but its spokesmanRead More

Freightos CEO joins industry voices defending international trade

Freightos CEO joins industry voices defending international trade

November 25, 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Nullifying the Trans Pacific Partnership would be an “inauguration gift to China at the expense of rapidly developing countries like Vietnam,” said Freightos CEO, Zvi Schreiber. He joins a growing list of industry leaders voicing concern that scuttling the deal would put the U.S. at a disadvantage, while empowering China,Read More

FedEx Freight boss urges Trump to reconsider trade agreement benefits

FedEx Freight boss urges Trump to reconsider trade agreement benefits

November 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

Michael Ducker, president and CEO of FedEx Freight Michael Ducker, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, joined a chorus of logistics and transportation interests calling for President-elect Donald Trump to honor America’s commitment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and bolster extant trade ties.  “Trade agreements are the solution, not theRead More

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International trade interests brace for Trump presidency

November 9, 2016 at 6:49 pm 1 comment

Global markets are in turmoil as President-elect Donald Trump readies his transition team and, presumably, advances what is expected to be and agenda hostile to free trade. Meanwhile, the air cargo community is rushing to build bridges with free-trade factions within the new regime, such as Vice President-elect Michael Pence,Read More

Cargo Chat: Cargolux makes Puerto Rico pharma service ‘official’

Cargo Chat: Cargolux makes Puerto Rico pharma service ‘official’

November 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

Stavros Evangelakakis, Cargolux Early last month, Cargolux launched a new weekly route from its home base in Luxembourg directly to Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. That may not seem like a logical cargo route, considering that the American commonwealth in the Caribbean has been enduring a cripplingRead More

ACAS: Running out of time to reach the finish line

ACAS: Running out of time to reach the finish line

October 31, 2016 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

Brandon Fried is the executive director of the U.S. Airforwarders Association. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to four terms as President of the United States, but he never got the chance to see the finish line of his last administration – or glimpse his true legacy. While his untimely deathRead More

Montreal aviation CO2 deal meets signatory-state resistance, NGO criticism

Montreal aviation CO2 deal meets signatory-state resistance, NGO criticism

October 7, 2016 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

Government, industry and civil society representatives at this year’s 39th International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly agreed to recommend adoption of a measure to control carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, despite resistance from developing economies, such as China, which expressed concern that the deal would stifle development. Other countries – includingRead More

A practical solution to an impractical screening problem

A practical solution to an impractical screening problem

October 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

Brandon Fried is the executive director of the U.S. Airforwarders Association. When it comes to the screening and inspection of cargo, U.S.-based airfreight forwarders have become experts on the topic and its challenges. Physically screening 100 percent of air cargo on passenger flights to and from all U.S. airports hasRead More