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DHL Global Forwarding recovers during record Q4 for DP-DHL

DHL Global Forwarding recovers during record Q4 for DP-DHL

March 10, 2017 at 6:27 pm 0 comments

While reporting record profits for the 2016 fiscal year, and it’s best-ever performance in the fourth quarter, Deutsche Post-DHL’s exuberance over its end-of-year report was tempered a bit by its airfreight performance. The integrator’s DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) arm, which happens to be the world’s largest forwarder of air cargo,Read More

Cargo Chat: Cloud-based Globatom to enhance, not disrupt, forwarding world

Cargo Chat: Cloud-based Globatom to enhance, not disrupt, forwarding world

March 9, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Cloud-based technology and online freight platforms are becoming a routine part of the airfreight and forwarding world – but not everyone is eager to get on board, as evidenced by a few traditional forwarders that have made little progress with online freight booking platforms. But as supply chains become moreRead More

Seasonal flower shipments provide a second peak-season for Air France-KLM

Seasonal flower shipments provide a second peak-season for Air France-KLM

March 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

Despite cuts to scheduled main-deck capacity between Nairobi and Amsterdam, Air France-KLM-Martinair said it maintained its dominant position in the transport of fresh-cut flowers out of popular gateways like Nairobi, Quito and Bogota. For the past five weeks, weekly average volumes have hovered around 1,000 tonnes, down only slightly fromRead More

Joint sales with Lufthansa kicks off as Cathay shifts gears

Joint sales with Lufthansa kicks off as Cathay shifts gears

March 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

The Year of the Rooster was barely under way, and most Chinese workers were out celebrating the biggest festival in their calendar, when the fledgling partnership of Cathay Pacific with Lufthansa Cargo shifted into a higher gear with joint sales activity. Feb. 1 was the day the combined westbound salesRead More

DB Schenker Americas to consolidate regional headquarters in Miami

DB Schenker Americas to consolidate regional headquarters in Miami

March 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

In a move to concentrate activity near its existing warehouse operations in South Florida, Germany-based logistics firm DB Schenker said it will move the regional headquarters of its Americas division to the Miami-Dade County area later this fall. The company said the move will bring Schenker’s management team closer toRead More

4Q revenue up, profit down, but ATSG sees blue skies ahead

4Q revenue up, profit down, but ATSG sees blue skies ahead

March 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

Air Transport Services Group reported fourth-quarter net income of US$1.5 million, down 89.6 percent from 4Q15, as revenue rose 22.1 percent to $222 million. Operating income (EBIT) for the quarter was down 19.6 percent to $18 million. But both the net income and operating income figures come with significant asterisks,Read More

Reshuffling the Decks: Can code-shares bring détente to Gulf and Europe?

Reshuffling the Decks: Can code-shares bring détente to Gulf and Europe?

March 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Back in 2015, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr was hard-pressed to find something pleasant to say about Gulf carriers. At that time, airlines in the Persian Gulf region, like Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad, were fighting the storied German airline and other legacy European carriers tooth-and-nail for passengers in a skirmishRead More

Unisys, CSIRO partnering on threat analytics for cargo security

Unisys, CSIRO partnering on threat analytics for cargo security

March 7, 2017 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

IT and software company Unisys Corp. announced that it will partner with Australia’s government-backed Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), to develop software and technology that can analyze massive sets of data to identify risks posed by both passengers and cargo. The program, called “Data61,” is a research collaborationRead More