DHL Express purchases fourteen 777-Fs

Today, DHL Express released news of its purchase of 14 Boeing 777Fs at the Farnborough International Air Show, calling the purchase the beginning of “a gradual replacement of our older intercontinental fleet,” and said the investment is a “direct answer” to growing demand for global express capacity. The carrier said that the purchase will be […]

BIFA approves of Brexit negotiation progress

After the European Commission and the United Kingdom released a joint report this morning highlighting progress on the U.K.’s “Brexit” from the European Union, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) announced its optimism that “discussions on transitional arrangements and our future trading relationship with the E.U. can now commence,” now that “phase one” of the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 8, 2017

Automation must always come with a human touch

Technology’s imprint on our industry over the past 50 years has enabled profound automation advances that are likely to continue their march of progress over the decades to come. Whereas in the past we saw technology as a tool to accomplish a task, many now see automation as an end unto itself, but this may […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • December 7, 2017

Turkish Airlines takes delivery of first 777 freighter

Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines took delivery of its first 777 freighter, which is the first of two 777 freighters the airline has on order for 2017. The chairman of the board for Turkish Airlines, M. İlker Aycı, called the delivery a “milestone event” in the airline’s cargo business, which has expanded rapidly during the year, growing […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 7, 2017

Freightos focuses on sustainability with carbon transparency features

Online freight pricing platform Freightos is introducing new features to introduce transparency to the freight sector, including adding an estimate of the carbon footprint to every shipping service on Freightos and adding several free carbon dioxide (CO2) calculation tools that allow customers or third-parties to determine the carbon footprint along various routes and modes. The […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 7, 2017

JFK Airport secures deal for new 346,000-square-foot cargo facility

New York’s JFK International Airport is getting a cargo upgrade, as the New York Port Authority last month approved a lease deal with Aeroterm for a new 346,000-squre-foot cargo handling facility at JFK and upgrades to two taxiways, for an investment of US$132 million. The lease approves the development of the new cargo facility at […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 7, 2017

Logistics Reinvented: 3 air cargo executives to watch in 2018

At times like these, with air cargo demand flying high and e-commerce growing with no end in sight, it might be tempting for some logistics companies to ease up on the gas and enjoy coasting while the momentum is strong. Not so for the three air cargo executives profiled here. Though they vary widely in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 6, 2017

IATA lays out plans for Live Animal, ‘Fresh’ CEIV certifications

In a presentation for today’s International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) cargo media day, IATA’s head of special cargo, Andrea Gruber, said that, following the success of the association’s CEIV-Pharma certification, 2018 will likely bring a pilot program for CEIV-Live Animal certification, as well as the potential of “CEIV Fresh” for perishables. The live-animal CEIV certification […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 6, 2017

Silk Way West takes CHAMP load-planning software live

Baku-based all-cargo airline Silk Way West Airlines went live with air cargo IT supplier CHAMP Cargosystems’ Weight & Balance load-planning software. Load planners at the Azerbaijani carrier can now use the program to optimize the speed and accuracy of balancing loads for its 747 freighter fleet. The Weight & Balance software’s functions include an auto-load […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 6, 2017

Pilot Freight Services to open Las Vegas warehouse

Transportation and logistics provider Pilot Freight Services is opening a new 70,000-square-foot warehouse in Las Vegas, offering storage options for the many trade shows and special events to which the Nevada city plays host. The new warehouse is located near McCarran International Airport (LAS) and the Las Vegas Strip, and will offer long- and short-term […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 6, 2017

DSV’s Andersen says growth from UTi acquisition has outperformed expectations

It can take some time for all the pieces to click into place when you’re trying to build something worthwhile, but more than two years after Danish freight-forwarder DSV agreed to acquire U.S.-based UTi Worldwide, DSV is already realizing the benefits of the acquisition. During the forwarder’s third quarter earnings call, CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 5, 2017

DHL takes delivery of first A330-300 P2F in time for holiday surge

There’s been a flurry of aircraft-related news from the integrators’ corner of the airfreight industry in the last few days and, not to be left out, DHL Express said that it has taken delivery of the first A330-300 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW). DHL Express is the first A330-300 P2F customer. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 5, 2017

Regional One orders CRJ200 SF conversion from AEI

Aircraft conversion company, Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), has secured an order from Miami-based leasing firm Regional One for the conversion of a Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft from passenger to “Special Freighter” (SF) configuration. Modification of the aircraft began last week at Commercial Jet’s facility in Miami, with redelivery of the converted freighter scheduled for early April […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 5, 2017

Freightos warns of airfreight rate jump as Europe reaches capacity

After airfreight in Europe reached its capacity last week for the first time in at least 10 years, online freight pricing platform Freightos cautioned that some shippers that don’t already have agreements in place will have to pay “sky-high air rates” to get their shipments loaded. Freightos WebCargo’s CEO, Manel Galindo, added that the capacity […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 5, 2017

Air Cargo Executive of the Year: Peter Gerber stays one move ahead

In the game of chess, the key to victory is the ability to stay several moves ahead of your opponent. With proper planning, an adroit chess player who may seem to be backed into a corner can make the precise moves to flip the momentum of the game. By the third quarter of 2016, Lufthansa […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 4, 2017
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