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Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics opens facility in Germany

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics opens facility in Germany

February 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) opened a new manufacturing facility in Constance, Germany, on Feb. 20 to produce systems for the postal, parcel and airport logistics market. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Michael Reichle, CEO of SPPAL, said that combining development and manufacturing under one roof “enables usRead More

IATA releases nominees for annual Cargo Innovation Awards

IATA releases nominees for annual Cargo Innovation Awards

February 17, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

After honoring a successful group of cutting-edge cargo entrepreneurs and established firms in 2015, IATA has revived its Cargo Innovation Awards program for 2017 and released the names of five finalists for this year’s award. The second edition of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards received 46 entries from acrossRead More

Panalpina implements new WMS in half of its warehouses

Panalpina implements new WMS in half of its warehouses

February 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

Panalpina has implemented a single warehouse management system (WMS), known as JDA, across 50 of its logistics facilities around the world, representing about half of its warehouses worldwide. Two weeks ago, the 50th site, in Lyon, France, went live with the JDA WMS. Shortly before that, JDA was implemented atRead More

National carriers balk at proposed increase in Alaska jet fuel tax

National carriers balk at proposed increase in Alaska jet fuel tax

February 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

After cruising for decades on high oil prices, the state of Alaska is scrambling to make up budget shortfalls by introducing a bill that would triple the state tax on jet fuel, sparking predictable dismay from several U.S.-based carriers that use Anchorage as a major trans-shipment hub on long-haul routes.Read More

Air France-KLM Cargo’s 2016 woes stretch into the new year

Air France-KLM Cargo’s 2016 woes stretch into the new year

February 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Air France-KLM Cargo’s ongoing restructuring has failed to correct a slide in cargo volumes and revenues that has dogged the carrier since it’s merger in 2004. Cargo revenues fell especially hard last year, down 14.7 percent to €2.06 billion as the worlds most storied combined cargo carriers struggle to competeRead More

Airberlin’s three new A330-200s to boost U.S.-Germany belly capacity

Airberlin’s three new A330-200s to boost U.S.-Germany belly capacity

February 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Airberlin announced plans to add three wide-body A330-200 aircraft, to be flown on additional long-haul flights to the United States, scheduled to begin this summer. In addition to growing the German carrier’s existing A330 fleet to 17, the aircraft will boost belly-hold capacity between Berlin Tegel and Orlando International, andRead More

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DHL, Huawei enter ambitious automation partnership

February 16, 2017 at 6:33 pm 0 comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Chinese technology conglomerate Huawei Technologies are collaborating on a range of supply chain services for customers using “industrial-grade internet-of-things hardware and infrastructure.” The internet of things (IoT) refers to physical devices, such as vehicles, buildings and other items, that are embedded with electronics, software, sensors,Read More

Valentine’s Day surge in flower traffic smells sweet at LATAM Cargo [VIDEO]

Valentine’s Day surge in flower traffic smells sweet at LATAM Cargo [VIDEO]

February 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

With Valentine’s Day finally in the rear-view mirror, carriers like LATAM Cargo are savoring one of the mainstays of the Latin Americans airfreight business: the annual January surge in flower shipment. This year, the Chile-based carrier handled more than 160 million bouquets of flowers (around 9,000 short tons) in theRead More