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QEP Accreditation advances Turkish Cargo pharma ambitions

QEP Accreditation advances Turkish Cargo pharma ambitions

August 16, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Turkish Cargo has received QEP Accreditation from Envirotainer at its Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) hub, as well as five other airports across its network: Mumbai (BOM), Hyderabad (HYD), Frankfurt (FRA), Tel Aviv (TLV) and Seoul (ICN). The accreditation bolsters the carrier’s efforts to not only grow its surging general cargoRead More

British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia have applied for antitrust immunity in order to operate a joint business on transatlantic flights.

IAG Cargo to add capacity into Nashville, other U.S. cities in 2018

August 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

IAG Cargo is adding cargo capacity between the U.K. and United States, with the introduction of a new direct service to Nashville and increased frequencies to other U.S. destinations. Starting May 2018, a British Airways 787-8 will operate five times a week from London Heathrow, bringing the total number ofRead More

British logistics companies call for representation at Brexit negotiations

British logistics companies call for representation at Brexit negotiations

August 15, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

You’ve been broken up with your ex for more than a year. In that time, you realize perhaps you were a bit too hasty in calling it off. Do you pick up the phone and make that call? In post-Brexit U.K. that option grows increasingly attractive as the realities ofRead More

Austrian forwarder segments undergo ownership changes

Austrian forwarder segments undergo ownership changes

August 14, 2017 at 11:12 pm 0 comments

In a series of restructuring moves in the Austrian freight forwarding market, DHL Global Forwarding Austria announced the divestment of its high-tech logistics division on Aug. 1, while transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss acquired the freight forwarder Kapeller Internationale Spedition GmbH on Aug. 11. DHL Global Forwarding Austria’s regionalRead More

UPS, FedEx bury the hatchet to demand reform on Capitol Hill

UPS, FedEx bury the hatchet to demand reform on Capitol Hill

August 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

UPS and FedEx bosses penned a joint call to action over the weekend, as promises made by the Trump administration to revitalize national infrastructure and reform the tax code languish in the proverbial “swamp” of Washington, D.C. In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, FedEx CEO Fred SmithRead More

Amazon.com’s Bezos to be inducted into Logistics Hall of Fame

Amazon.com’s Bezos to be inducted into Logistics Hall of Fame

August 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will be inducted into the Logistics Hall of Fame on Nov. 9, in recognition of his company’s outsized role in shaping modern e-commerce logistics. Bezos’ ever-present online bookstore is now the largest online retailer in the United States, and Amazon.com’s logistics outlay impacts pretty much everyRead More

Strong exports drive Hong Kong Airport cargo volume growth

Strong exports drive Hong Kong Airport cargo volume growth

August 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported year-over-year growth in cargo volumes of 11 percent in July, as volumes rose to 422,000 tonnes, with improvements in global trade. Exports supported most of that growth as they increased by 15 percent in July, while transshipments rose by 10 percent. July’s increase inRead More

LATAM Cargo fails to capture Latin American cargo upswing

LATAM Cargo fails to capture Latin American cargo upswing

August 14, 2017 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

Latin American economies are turning the corner, at least if airfreight is any indicator, yet beleaguered LATAM can’t seem to catch the momentum, posting a meager 0.8 percent year-over-year  growth in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs) in July. LATAM’s strategy of cutting capacity in the face of dwindling demand for itsRead More