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 […]

CargoLogicAir meets with British official on boosting U.K. trade

Aviation minister for the British parliament’s department for transport, Baroness Liz Sugg, met with executives from London-based CargoLogicAir (CLA) at London Stansted Airport (STN) to discuss CLA’s role in boosting international trade in the realms of pharmaceuticals, aerospace, oil and gas, and the automotive industries. In attendance was recently-appointed CEO David Kerr, chief commercial officer […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2018

Panalpina embraces GDP certification for pharma handling

In the ongoing debate over the merits of Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification versus IATA’s CEIV-Pharma program, put Swiss forwarder Panalpina firmly in the pro-GDP corner. The Basel-based forwarder said today that 70 of its facilities are compliant with GDP standards, while 30 of its locations have the official GDP certification, adding that these numbers […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 20, 2018

Pharma.Aero, IATA sign MoU to promote CEIV-Pharma standards

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pharma.Aero, an initiative advocating for pharmaceutical shipping standards based on IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification. The agreement “formalizes an ongoing collaboration between the two organizations with the aim of better assisting the industry in improving the quality of services for pharmaceutical handling and transport […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 20, 2018

Alibaba doubles down on investing in Lazada Group

In a move that is sure to have air cargo repercussions in the near future, the owners of China’s Alibaba e-commerce marketplace have sent a message to rival Amazon by doubling its initial US$2 billion investment in Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada Group to $4 billion. In addition, Alibaba co-founder Lucy Peng was named as […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 19, 2018

Lufthansa Group reports ‘best results in history’ for 2017

Germany-based Lufthansa Group reported its “best results in history,” upon releasing its 2017 financial statement. The carrier’s adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose a precipitous 70 percent to €3 billion, compared to the previous year, and revenues rose 12.4 percent, year-over-year, to €35.6 billion. Looking specifically at the logistics arm of the business, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 19, 2018

Pouwels will lead Schiphol cargo team in new department

Following February’s decision to move Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s (AMS) cargo department under the umbrella of the airport’s new Aviation Department, AMS has announced that the current director of business development for cargo, Bart Pouwels, will lead the cargo team in the new department, effective April 2. The new division at AMS includes five teams: Cargo; […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 19, 2018

WCS 2018: IATA launches digital tools for dangerous goods declarations

DALLAS – It was a busy conference for dangerous goods (DG) last week at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium. In an effort to encourage electronic management DG handling and improve safety, IATA introduced both its Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform and its e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. DG AutoCheck stands as a bridge between the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 19, 2018

WCS 2018: Supply chain optimization through collaboration

DALLAS – End-to-end supply chain optimization is a common goal that all stakeholders in the air cargo industry are working toward, but what does it take to get there? Wednesday’s Cargo Transformation Track at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium featured a lively panel that explored how to move the industry beyond the obstacles and challenges of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 16, 2018

WCS 2018: An inside look at Southwest Cargo

DALLAS — As a last stop in Dallas following this week’s World Cargo Symposium, the Air Cargo World team received a tour of locally-based Southwest Airlines’ cargo operations at Dallas Love Field (DAL). The carrier is scheduled to launch its new Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS) on March 25, which will allow it to begin international cargo service between […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 16, 2018

DHL targets e-commerce with ‘virtual delivery network’ service

Responding to demand for faster, more personalized service from customers, DHL has launched DHL Parcel Metro in the U.S., which the express company says is a fast and flexible service for online retailers that meets consumers’ increasing demand for same-day and next-day delivery. “E-tailers today recognize more and more that the customer experience – and […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 16, 2018

Swiss Post pedals its way to green last mile deliveries

The logistics industry has danced around its profoundly detrimental impact on the planet’s ecosystem ever since environmental consciousness became a corporate buzzword. That’s why it’s always refreshing to hear about developments such as Swiss Post’s acquisition of a 51 percent stake in the start-up “notime” – a technology company providing bicycle courier services. While Swiss […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 16, 2018

Fraport Group shows growth in revenue, cargo volume in 2017

Largely on the strength of strong performance by its largest property, Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Fraport Group reported increases in both revenue and cargo throughput for 2017, according to a release of its year-end financial statement results. FRA, the company’s major cash cow, has become Europe’s busiest airport in terms of volume; the hub accounted for […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 16, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo receives Cargo iQ certification

SkyCargo, the cargo division of Dubai-based Emirates, received its certification from the IATA interest group Cargo iQ today at the World Cargo Symposium in Dallas. SkyCargo has been a member of Cargo iQ since 2016, and the certification comes after an audit determined the carrier was complying with the supply chain transparency standards advocated by […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 15, 2018

WCS 2018: Are ‘baby steps’ too slow for perishables market?

DALLAS – Panelists at yesterday’s IATA World Cargo Symposium session covering nonpharmaceutical perishables agreed that the largest challenges currently facing perishables transport relate to a lack of communication between the different players. Solving that problem should be as simple as sharing data across the logistics chain, but unwillingness across the industry to share data among […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 15, 2018
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