NCA slapped with ‘Business Improvement Order’ as limited flights continue

A month after the Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) halted all flight operations due to problems with its aircraft maintenance records, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLITT) issued a “Business Improvement Order” for violating safety procedures under the Civil Aeronautics Law of Japan. When the violations first came to light in mid-June, NCA […]

ACE Awards 2018: Top Carriers chart

  CARRIER SURVEY CRITERIA Air carriers were rated by freight forwarders on the following criteria: Customer Service: Quality of customer service; tracking and tracing of shipments; electronic air waybill (e-AWB) capabilities Performance: Timeliness of delivery; space availability; availability of main-deck capacity Value: Competitiveness of rates; availability and quality of special services; route network In addition […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2018

Virgin Atlantic Cargo introduces weekly service from Belfast to Orlando

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is now offering a weekly flight from Belfast to Orlando – departing from Northern Ireland every Monday – and will add another flight on Friday beginning in June. This new service, using a 747 aircraft, adds to the growing list of services the carrier currently offers, which consists of 17 flights a […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 26, 2018

AAPA reports traffic growth in February

In one of the first signs that suggest the Chinese New Year has had little effect on air cargo demand this year, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said 2017’s airfreight growth has carried well into the new year, reporting a 7.3 percent increase in air cargo volume in February among its Asia-Pacific member […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 26, 2018

New German pallet cuts weight by 80 percent

German steel manufacturing company Trilatec today unveiled a new lightweight air cargo pallet made from recycled cardboard, called the “squAIR-timber system.” Trilatiec said its goal is to replace conventional pallets, which it says are 80 percent heavier than the squAIR product, which can carry more than twice the weight. One meter of squAIR, the manufacturer […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 26, 2018

Turkish Cargo moves 1.5 million live fish

This week Turkish Cargo successfully transported 1.5 million live fish on a 777 freighter from Turkey to Oman. The farm-raised sea bream were carried in water tanks in accordance with IATA’s Live Animals Regulations (LAR) standards. An aquaculture engineer monitored the pH-balance of the water, oxygen levels and water temperature through the 24-hour transit operation. The […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 23, 2018

Grounded aircraft gets new engine in two days in Okinawa AOG shipment

Freight forwarders AGX and Knot Global Japan teamed up in handling an aircraft on the ground (AOG) logistics shipment that sent a passenger plane back into the air within two days of an engine malfunction. On Feb. 27, a commercial passenger aircraft carrying 379 passengers made an emergency landing at Naha Airport (OKA) in Okinawa […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 23, 2018

U.K. airfreight groups again call for action on London Heathrow expansion

Pressure is being turned up again this week on Parliament in the U.K. to move forward on the planned third-runway expansion of London Heathrow Airport (LHR), as two airfreight groups called for action as soon as possible to relieve congestion caused by limited capacity. Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 23, 2018

Transitional period of Brexit fallout set at 20 months

This week, the European Union (E.U.) and the U.K. government made another small step toward tackling the implications of Brexit for companies operating throughout the supply chain by agreeing on a specific amount of time to have a “transitional period” so all parties can get used to the new rules. The previously proposed transitional period […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 22, 2018

DHL breaks ground on distribution center for Eaton

Today DHL Supply Chain, a division of Deutsche Post DHL, broke ground on the construction of a distribution center and storage facility in Rheinbach, Germany, that it has been contracted to design and build for Eaton, a Dublin-based power management company. The 35,000-square-meter storage facility will connect to nearby DHL freight and parcel hubs that […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 22, 2018

Flights canceled in Northeast U.S. due to early spring snowstorm

The calendar currently says spring has arrived, but cargo handlers across the Northeast United States may not be too sure. More than 4,100 flights were canceled today in the Northeast region due to “Winter Storm Toby,” the fourth major storm of its kind to hit the region in a three-week span. Airports in the area […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2018

Trump’s tax cuts gave FedEx huge boost in Q3 net income

Benefiting greatly from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) championed by President Trump and passed in the U.S. Congress last year, FedEx Corp. reported a whopping 269 percent rise in quarterly net income, worth more than US$2 billion, said the Memphis-based integrator as it released its third-quarter figures for the 2017 fiscal year. The re-measurement of FedEx’s tax […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 21, 2018

Damco to launch returns service for Asia-Pacific e-commerce

While the continued growth in e-commerce demand that surrounds Chinese giants like Alibaba and JD.com may evoke dollar signs in the eyes of interested parties, there is one major caveat associated with the industry: the rate of returns demanded by customers. In response, international freight forwarder Damco revealed plans today to offer a service that […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2018

FRA adds China Cargo Airlines to client list

Today Frankfurt Airport (FRA) added China Cargo Airlines to its international portfolio of cargo carriers. China Cargo will operate a new service between Shanghai-Pudong and Frankfurt twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays – likely on its 747-400ERF aircraft. The carrier plans to increase the frequency of this route after obtaining additional traffic rights. This […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2018

Insurance policy for unmanned aircraft addresses concerns

The future of airfreight – and much of daily life, it seems – is likely to be as autonomous as possible. However, the brave new world of driverless vehicles is bound to be hindered by tragedies like the one that happened earlier this week, when a woman in Arizona was struck and killed by one […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2018
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