NCA slapped with ‘Business Improvement Order’ as limited flights continue

A month after the Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) halted all flight operations due to problems with its aircraft maintenance records, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLITT) issued a “Business Improvement Order” for violating safety procedures under the Civil Aeronautics Law of Japan. When the violations first came to light in mid-June, NCA […]

Global standards: Pharma handling’s final frontier [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST — Steve Polmans is not stuck in the proverbial “black hole,” a term coined to describe the murky intersection of forwarders, ground handlers, carriers and other airfreight companies at airports around the world. Brussels Airport walked into the light a few years back, he said, with the implementation of its airport community, which now […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 19, 2017

IATA sees growth drivers in place for strong finish to 2017

Despite some typically cautious warnings that the current growth cycle may be nearing a peak, industry-wide freight tonne kilometer (FTK) growth is at its strongest pace since 2010 and global business and consumer confidence levels point to solid improvement at least through the third quarter, IATA said in its Q3 2017 “Cargo Chartbook.” According to […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 19, 2017

Jettainer completes ULD portfolio with ‘Cool Management’ service [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST — ULD management company Jettainer is expanding its temperature-sensitive transport presence, launching a temperature-controlled ULD service that, head of marketing and PR Martin Kraemer said, addressed a “gap in the management of complete ULD fleets.” The announcement was made earlier today at the Air Cargo Handling Conference, held here at the Corinthia Hotel. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 19, 2017

Kuehne + Nagel wins pharma logistics contract from Sanofi

Following an expansion of its warehouse in Geel, Belgium, Kuehne + Nagel contracted with life-sciences company Sanofi to manage its warehouse activities in the city. K+N’s warehouse includes temperature-controlled zones between 15°C and 25°C, as well as cold-storage areas ranging between -25°C and 8°C. K+N will store raw materials for Sanofi’s pharmaceutical production and installed […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 19, 2017

Airfreight takes stock of rise in cold-chain transport [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST – Speaking at the fifth Pharma & Bioscience Conference in Budapest, IAG Cargo’s global head of pharmaceuticals and life sciences Alan Dorling noted today that, despite “a huge amount of change,” the aviation logistics business still had a long way to go to meet the demands of shippers. Dorling said shippers were worried that, […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 18, 2017

FedEx, NBA team up to airlift pets left behind in Florida after Irma [VIDEO]

After delivering more than $11 million worth of critical supplies for Florida relief workers on Friday in the wake of Hiurricane Irma, FedEx gave a free ride to more than 150 dogs and cats that had been stranded by the storm during last week’s evacuation. Today, the rescued animals are safely in no-kill shelters in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 18, 2017

CEVA Logistics leases 120 Iveco Stralis tractors in the U.K.

In a move to upgrade its current U.K. fleet, supply chain management company CEVA Logistics signed a three-year lease with Dawsonrentals Truck and Trailer Limited for 120 new vehicles. Beginning in the fall, the 44-tonne Iveco Stralis tractors will be distributed throughout CEVA’s operations in the U.K. The tractors come equipped with sleeper cabs and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 18, 2017

Cathay Pacific August results mirror industry-wide strength in cargo demand

Cathay Pacific and its subsidiary carrier Cathay Dragon reported an uptick in cargo volumes of 12 percent year-over-year in August, in line with large y-o-y increases reported so far for August by other carriers in Asia and in the Americas, as airfreight demand growth remains strong. Cathay airlines reported total cargo volumes of 172,253 tonnes […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 18, 2017

Pharma.Aero platform membership grows to 18 companies

Pharma.Aero, an initiative formed last year between Brussels Airport and Miami International Airport to advocate for shipping standards based on IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification, announced the addition of three new member organizations to its roster, for a total of 18 companies. Forwarder Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., and container manufacturer Envirotainer, which specializes in cold-chain ULDs […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 18, 2017

Gimme Shelter: FedEx teams up with NBA to evacuate pets in Irma aftermath

A FedEx MD-10 freighter touched down in Miami this morning with medicine, hygiene kits and emergency medical backpacks to aid in Florida’s massive Hurricane Irma recovery effort. But when it takes off later today, the aircraft will be carrying an unusual group of hurricane refugees, far more adorable than any supplies – rescue dogs and […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 15, 2017

Atlas secures ACMI deal for 747F operation on behalf of DHL Global Forwarding

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings is placing a 747-400 freighter with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s ocean- and airfreight forwarding arm DHL Global Forwarding through an ACMI deal, and will operate the freighter on DHL Global Forwarding’s behalf. According to a statement from Atlas, operations through the ACMI arrangement will begin this month for routes between the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 15, 2017

BST Logistics expands ACMI agreements with National Airlines, CASIL

Orlando-based National Airlines will operate two 747-400F freighters on behalf of Chinese company BST Logistics, which also announced plans to expand its cooperation with China Aerospace International Holdings Ltd (CASIL) – a subsidiary of state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. BST Logistics operates weekly scheduled flights with destinations in China, Europe, Russia and the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 15, 2017

Volga-Dnepr, SPARX Logistics agreement expands Canadian portfolio

Volga-Dnepr Unique Air Cargo (VD UAC) and U.S.-based SPARX logistics have signed a cooperation agreement that allows SPARX to offer an expanded range of air services to and from Canada. Under the new agreement, SPARX now offers such services as project cargo, full or partial chartering, standard air cargo clearance and customs clearance. It also […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 15, 2017

Growing partnership positions Emirates as Dubai handler for Cargolux

Luxembourg-based carrier Cargolux expanded its growing partnership with Emirates SkyCargo in a move that has Emirates’ cargo operation handling all Cargolux flights in and out of Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) as of this month, Cargolux announced. The switch will grant Cargolux customers transporting airfreight to or from Dubai access to Emirates’ dedicated temperature-controlled areas […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 14, 2017
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