K+N releases positive 2018 figures in first-half statement

Today, Switzerland-based forwarding giant Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) released its first-half results for 2018, reporting an airfreight volume increase of 18 percent over 1H17 to 863,000 tonnes. Operating profit (EBIT) in the Airfreight segment increased 20 percent in the half to US$182 million. Looking at the quarterly level, tonnage volume for Q1 increased by 21 […]

MAB Kargo pursues CEIV-Pharma certification

Yesterday, another cargo carrier jumped on the pharmaceutical certification bandwagon – Malaysian carrier MAB Kargo, a subsidiary of MASkargo, which is pursuing the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) CEIV-Pharma certification. As the demand for the transportation of pharma products has increased in recent years, so have the standards surrounding the careful handling of the temperature-sensitive […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 24, 2018

Power 25: Stability at the top, churn at the bottom

Stability at the top As expected, DHL Supply Chain and Global Forwarding stands alone and almost untouchable at the top of the pyramid, with nearly 2.25 million tonnes handled in 2017. Kuehne + Nagel was a distant second, but it still managed to increase its throughput by 20 percent, to 1.57 million tonnes. “Overall, you’ve […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 24, 2018

Power 25: 3 Forwarders to Watch in 2019

CEVA Logistics (No. 13) For the last several years, CEVA Logistics has struggled to control its mounting debt issues. Then, less than a month after its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) on the Swiss stock exchange in April of this year, the Dutch logistics firm raised about US$1.2 billion and released generally positive figures for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 24, 2018

Power 25 Charts: 2017’s largest forwarders by airfreight metric tonnes

About the Power 25 The Power 25 list was compiled with the cooperation of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a U.S.-based supply chain consulting firm, which ranked the 25 largest forwarders, based on their 2017 air tonnage. Revenue information and tonnage figures for 2017 are either reported by the companies or estimated by Armstrong & Associates. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 24, 2018

How are we doing? Tell us now in our annual Reader Survey

Have you’ve ever wanted to tell us what we’re doing right, or what we’re doing wrong? Well, this is the time to make your voice heard to help shape the content of future issues! The most important part of Air Cargo World is you, the valued reader, and we want your feedback in our annual […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 23, 2018

GEODIS reorganizes internal structure

Today, global logistics company GEODIS released its new internal organizational structure, which it is modulating by region – Western Europe, Middle East and Africa, Northern and Continental Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. The company also intends to put a greater emphasis on its business development and marketing department and its innovation and business excellence […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 23, 2018

TIACA’s Scholte touts ‘new vision,’ Asia expansion

Saying he wants to create a “stronger, more focused and a more agile” association, Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) said the organization will redouble its efforts to promote disruptive innovation, including blockchain, “big data” analysis. ”We are having to rethink the way we conduct ourselves and our businesses in order […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 23, 2018

SpotSee launches IoT impact-detecting product and interface

At a time when the demand for transparency in the supply chain is as high as the interest in e-commerce, Dallas-based “internet of things” (IoT) company SpotSee has released a product that not only tracks the whereabouts of air cargo, it even reports when the cargo gets jostled in transit. SpotSee’s new ShockTrak impact-detecting hardware […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 23, 2018

Cathay Pacific reports 7.9 percent increase in cargo traffic in April

Today, Cathay Pacific Group released its April 2018 traffic figures, showing a substantial increase of 7.9 percent in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), year-over-year. The month prior, in March, the group’s carriers experienced a decent, if more modest, figure of 4.9 percent year-over-year – an increase that may suggest that carriers can expect to ride out […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 22, 2018

Panalpina, RIM Logistics join blockchain standards group, BiTA

Today, Swiss forwarder Panalpina and Illinois-based RIM Logistics joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), an organization of logistics companies that share the goal of developing blockchain standards and technology for the cargo community. Members include industry leaders like FedEx, PENSKE and UPS. Blockchain is an open-source encrypted database – popularized by the cryptocurrency Bitcoin […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 22, 2018

DHL acquires Colombian warehousing company, expands Latin American presence

Today, DHL Supply Chain acquired Colombian company Suppla Group, a provider of warehousing and packaging for life-sciences, healthcare and retail products, with locations in 25 Colombian cities. “The expansion into the developing Andean region in South America, specifically in Colombia, is key to achieve our Strategy 2020 targets and allows us to unlock further growth […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 22, 2018

Compass Forwarding begins ‘white glove’ services

Today, New York-based freight forwarding and customs brokerage company Compass Forwarding released its own “white glove” handling service, called Compass Critical, for time-sensitive shipments, catering to its clients in the aerospace, pharmaceuticals, energy and automotive sectors. White glove services – which refer to the special handling of cargo during the “last mile” of handling in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 21, 2018

Lufthansa adds freighter service to Chengdu

Lufthansa Cargo has launched a new freighter service connecting Frankfurt and Chengdu (CTU), making it the fifth freighter destination the German carrier services in China, joining Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. “This extension to our network will allow us to offer solutions for the booming markets in the west of China,” said Frank Naeve, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 21, 2018

Alaska Air Cargo reels in salmon season

The salmon fiends of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States celebrated this morning, as Alaska Air Cargo’s so-called “Salmon-30-Salmon” aircraft arrived in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) with 10,000 pounds of fresh-harvested Alaskan salmon, to be distributed through the carrier’s U.S. network. The carrier marks the beginning of the salmon season by welcoming the Boeing […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 18, 2018
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