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AEI delivers first CRJ200SF conversion to Gulf & Caribbean Cargo

AEI delivers first CRJ200SF conversion to Gulf & Caribbean Cargo

January 5, 2017 at 6:20 pm 0 comments

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced late December that it had delivered the first CRJ200 Special Freighter (CRJ200SF) aircraft to Gulf & Caribbean Cargo. Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), converted the passenger jet to a freighter configuration, allowing for up to 6.7 tonnes of payload on the main deck and eight 61.5” XRead More

Asian cargo carriers headed for a strong finish to 2016

Asian cargo carriers headed for a strong finish to 2016

January 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Preliminary traffic figures for November from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed quickening growth in international air cargo demand. Demand climbed 5.3 percent, year-over-year, for the month, which the organization attributed to “broad-based improvements in new export orders.” Monthly freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) rose from 5.8 billion inRead More

What is eWTP, and why you should care

What is eWTP, and why you should care

January 4, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Last year broke sales records for Tmall Global, Alibaba’s online platform that enables international brands to sell directly to Chinese consumers. But for Alibaba, this is just the start. In David Harris’ piece in our sister publication, Cargo Facts, he write about Alibaba’s vision of the “Electronic World Trade Platform”Read More

Descartes acquires Datamyne in bid to boost business intelligence offerings

Descartes acquires Datamyne in bid to boost business intelligence offerings

January 4, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Logistics technology company Descartes Systems Group has acquired Datamyne, a provider of cloud-based trade data for analysis of import and export trade activity. The acquisition gives Descartes access to almost two and a half decades of data on import-export transactions in the Americas, which bolsters its business intelligence offerings. BrendanRead More

UPS bracing for 1.3 million returns on ‘National Returns Day’

UPS bracing for 1.3 million returns on ‘National Returns Day’

January 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

E-commerce giveth with one hand, and taketh away with the other, so sayeth UPS, which is bracing for what it is calling “National Returns Day,” when online shoppers are expected to return some 1.3 million unwanted packages to retailers tomorrow, Jan. 5. The whole first week of the new yearRead More

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Ethiopian Airlines Cargo facility to be operational in April 2017

January 3, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

As the new year turned, Ethiopian Airlines took a moment to congratulate itself on its 2016 performance in a press release that had an interesting update on its ambitious new cargo terminal, which is now 82 percent complete, and expected to be operational in April 2017. Upon completion, the AddisRead More

Deutsche Post DHL Group completes UK Mail acquisition

Deutsche Post DHL Group completes UK Mail acquisition

January 3, 2017 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group has completed the acquisition of UK Mail in a US$315.5 million bid to strengthen its presence in the U.K. e-commerce market. Both E.U. and U.K. regulatory bodies signed off on the deal in late 2016, and the companies have moved to cancel the listing of UKRead More

ATSG Subsidiary AMES buys PEMCO World Air Services

ATSG Subsidiary AMES buys PEMCO World Air Services

January 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

The Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) continued its strategy of diversification with the acquisition, through its Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. (AMES) subsidiary, of PEMCO World Air Services, Inc. (PEMCO), a Tampa-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company. ATSG plans to concentrate its heavy maintenance and modifications in multipleRead More