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DHL Innovation Challenge tackles robotics, the sharing economy

DHL Innovation Challenge tackles robotics, the sharing economy

March 20, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

DHL’s second Innovation Challenges are up and running, this time soliciting ideas for two logistics-related challenges – robotics, and the sharing economy. The contest builds on last year’s robotics, and green solutions challenge, with the winners taking home a grand prize of €15,000, as DHL seeks to resolve impediments toRead More

Increase in drone accidents prompt new restrictions in Canada

Increase in drone accidents prompt new restrictions in Canada

March 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

Flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) just got a little harder in the Great White North. The Canadian government has instituted new temporary, on year rules that prevent the use of recreational drones near airports, garnering praise from private- and public-sector stakeholders in the air transport business. In addition to clearlyRead More

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

March 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm 0 comments

With the release of a new “Cargo Trace skill” that can be taught to Amazon’s interactive app, Alexa, Luxembourg-based CHAMP Cargosystems is adding voice-controlled track-and-trace capabilities to its Traxon air cargo shipment tracking platform. Stakeholders in the air cargo supply chain will be able to track the status of airRead More

European Commission re-imposes cartel fine against 10 carriers

European Commission re-imposes cartel fine against 10 carriers

March 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

It appears March is turn-back-the-clock month in the European air cargo industry. Just a week after a European Union court today reversed an earlier decision preventing UPS from purchasing TNT Airways in 2013 on antitrust grounds, the European Commission (EC) has reversed a December 2015 decision by the General CourtRead More

WCS 2017: Astral Aerial wins IATA Innovation Award for ‘UTM Concept for Africa’

WCS 2017: Astral Aerial wins IATA Innovation Award for ‘UTM Concept for Africa’

March 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI — As IATA wrapped up its 11th World Cargo Symposium here yesterday, it announced that conference participants chose Astral Aerial Solutions as the winner of its 2017 Air Cargo Innovation award, amongst five finalists that had been narrowed down by a panel of judges. Astral Aerial won forRead More

Rumors swirl about Amazon acquiring more freighters

Rumors swirl about Amazon acquiring more freighters

March 17, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Have you heard the latest out of Amazon? In the last couple of days Air Cargo World and our sister publication Cargo Facts have received word from two separate sources that Amazon is in talks to acquire more freighter aircraft. You may want to sit down when you hear how manyRead More

TransPod targets 2020 for deployment of freight-based hyperloop

TransPod targets 2020 for deployment of freight-based hyperloop

March 16, 2017 at 12:18 am 0 comments

Following its US$15 million seed round, a hyperloop transportation company TransPod, is opening offices in Canada, Italy, and France to position the company for increased global growth as it focuses on producing a commercially viable product by 2020. Dianna Lai Read, the director of communication for TransPod, told our newRead More

WCS 2017: Ranger, ACL merge in active ULD market

WCS 2017: Ranger, ACL merge in active ULD market

March 15, 2017 at 7:58 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI — The suddenly active ULD market just got a bit hotter today as ACL Airshop, a company that leases, sells, repairs and manage ULDs and cargo net supplies, announced on Wednesday, here at the World Cargo Symposium, that it would merge with Ranger Airshop, the investment arm ofRead More