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CEVA expands partnership with Mercedes-Benz in Brazil

CEVA expands partnership with Mercedes-Benz in Brazil

February 10, 2017 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

CEVA Logistics has renewed its existing business partnership and extended elements of its contract with German auto manufacturer Mercedes-Benz in Brazil. Under the renewed contract, in-house logistics services at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, will be renewed for an additional three years. This contract encompasses materialsRead More

FedEx Express opens new facility at Milan-Malpensa Airport

FedEx Express opens new facility at Milan-Malpensa Airport

February 10, 2017 at 6:38 pm 0 comments

A little over a year since breaking ground in 2015, FedEx Express has opened its new “mini hub” in southern Europe at Milan-Malpensa Airport. In spite of its diminutive nickname, the facility is three times the size of the former FedEx facility, making it the company’s third-largest cargo hub in Europe,Read More

LUG takes over Etihad’s Frankfurt, Munich cargo handling

LUG takes over Etihad’s Frankfurt, Munich cargo handling

February 10, 2017 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

Ground handler LUG aircargo will take over freight handling operations for Etihad at Munich this month, and will assume the carrier’s Frankfurt Airport operations in March. Etihad entered into a code-share agreement with Lufthansa between the same airports late last year, creating the potential for Lufthansa freight to move betweenRead More

On the rails: Growth in Asia’s slower lane

On the rails: Growth in Asia’s slower lane

February 9, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Last October the British and Chinese governments agreed to allow more than double the number of passenger flights between the two nations and threw the door open to unlimited cargo flights. To date, however, no air carrier has availed itself of the opportunity. Instead, rail, as well as rival ground-basedRead More

Fraport’s global portfolio starts year in good form

Fraport’s global portfolio starts year in good form

February 9, 2017 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

Global airport management company Fraport’s January cargo traffic figures indicate continued gains into 2017 on the back of a strong finish to 2016. At the flagship, Frankfurt Airport, 265,835 tonnes of cargo were handled in January, a 5.8 percent, year-over-year, increase. On the other side of the planet, Fraport’s 70-percentRead More

Brazil’s economic crisis keeps LATAM Cargo in the weeds

Brazil’s economic crisis keeps LATAM Cargo in the weeds

February 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

LATAM Airlines’ cargo business, along with the regional economy, got pounded in 2016, and the latest January numbers suggest that the beleaguered Santiago-based carrier isn’t out of the woods yet, despite a 1.9-percentage-point increase in its cargo load factor. According to the carrier’s monthly report, out yesterday, revenue tonne kilometersRead More

Forwarders’ Forum: Taming the Trump roller-coaster

Forwarders’ Forum: Taming the Trump roller-coaster

February 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

As a roller-coaster climbs the steep track to its crest and subsequent stomach-dropping plunge, my eyes always fixate on that sign near the seat that says, “Keep your arms and legs inside the car at all times.” Good advice not only for fun park rides but also when encountering unpredictableRead More

FedEx Fulfillment to challenge Amazon for SME e-commerce services

FedEx Fulfillment to challenge Amazon for SME e-commerce services

February 8, 2017 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

FedEx Supply Chain announced the launch of FedEx Fulfillment, a service designed to meet the shipping needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and to challenge to Amazon’s dominance of the e-commerce sector. FedEx Fulfillment delivers orders across multiple channels, including websites and online marketplaces, and manages inventory for participatingRead More