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 […]

Alaska Airlines to boost cargo capacity by 40 percent following Virgin America integration

Seattle-based combination carrier Alaska Air Cargo is preparing to increase capacity by 40 percent by utilizing its seventy A320 and A321 aircraft for cargo transportation, which Alaska gained in its acquisition of Virgin America in 2016. Alaska Air Cargo – internationally recognized as one of the only low-cost carriers that operates freighters – is taking […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 1, 2018

WorldACD reports ‘serious’ growth in air cargo business, yield

While air cargo growth seemed to cool off a bit in March after its torrid pace through much of 2017, the latest April and first-quarter figures from WorldACD suggest that April saw a more robust year-over-year growth rate for air cargo volume and even more so for air cargo yield. Taking into account the distorted […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 1, 2018

DHL Parcel adds POST Luxembourg partner to delivery network

Regional postal service provider, POST Luxembourg, will be DHL Parcel’s newest partner in the logistic giant’s “Parcel Connect” service, which aims to capitalize on inter-European trade, especially of e-commerce cargo. The services will initially be limited to imports from Europe to Luxembourg, but “in a second phase,” will begin offering exports from Luxembourg to various […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 1, 2018

Drone-maker Natilus completes prototype taxi tests, releases images

Natilus, the cargo drone startup, has completed the latest phase of taxi tests on water for a 30-foot-long prototype of its planned, large-scale unmanned cargo aircraft. Aleksey Matyushev, CEO of Natilus, told Air Cargo World the prototype has been undergoing taxi testing since February. “The prototype has successfully completed medium-speed taxi testing in remote operation […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 31, 2018

Cainiao chooses Liège Airport as European hub for global service

Alibaba’s logistics group, Cainiao, has chosen Liège Airport (LGG) as one of its key European hubs, as it moves forward with the international expansion of its “delivery in 5 days” service. Alibaba took control of the China-based logistics network in 2017, when its increased its stake from 47 to 51 percent in a deal that […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 31, 2018

Air France-KLM invests in CSafe’s new cool-chain containers

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has acquired the services of cool-chain container manufacturer CSafe Global to utilize its CSafe RAP active-temperature-controlled containers, specially designed for pharmaceutical transportation. The RAP container – equipped with a compressor-driven cooling and heating system – was approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in January. Designed to keep shipments […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 31, 2018

Demonstrations in Brazil, Canada, Italy could mean logistics delays

Concurrent labor actions and protests from various logistics sectors’ unions could potentially send ripples through the supply chain in coming weeks, as the trucking strike continues in Brazil, and Canadian Pacific Railways and FedEx experience their own protests from employees. While Brazil’s economy has shown signs of picking up in the first quarter of 2018, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 30, 2018

Demand growth strengthens in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released April figures on growth in demand for air freight that are sunnier than anticipated. With 2017’s numbers setting a high bar, April of 2018 has continued the positive trend, even by comparison to last year’s figures. Follow the link to our sister publication Cargo Facts’ story to read […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 30, 2018

DHL extends same-day delivery service to Vietnam

DHL’s Parcel and eCommerce division is extending its same-day parcel delivery service to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam – allowing domestic retailers to offer customers same-day delivery, real-time tracking and scheduling management via DHL’s digital platform. The company’s domestic delivery service is supported by a fleet of vans, bike couriers, and “regular air and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 30, 2018

CEVA, IMSW partner to offer FTZ compliance services to U.S. clients

Today, Netherlands-based 3PL CEVA Logistics and supply chain consultant company IMS Worldwide, Inc. (IMSW), have entered into a partnership to integrate strategic federal trade zone (FTZ) compliance into CEVA’s ocean and air logistics clients in the United States. IMSW will provide its understanding of compliance with FTZs, which offer significant cost reductions for logistics companies […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 30, 2018

Fraport forecasts growth, expands international presence

Today, airport operator Fraport AG hosted its annual meeting, in which it reflected on the 2017 year, its current expansion projects, and its forecasted growth for 2018. The group’s largest property, Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), is undergoing the construction of a third terminal, which is currently awaiting a permit from the city of Frankfurt. The […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 29, 2018

Kerry Logistics expands presence in South Africa

Hong-Kong based 3PL Kerry Logistics has acquired the services of South African forwarding and logistics company, Shipping and Airfreight Services (SAS), to help expand its presence on the African continent. Kerry Logistics will utilize SAS for its air- and ocean-freight shipment, consolidation, charter, warehousing and distribution services as it pursues its goal to “expand its […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 29, 2018

AAPA reports slowing growth in April

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA)’s most recent traffic results show volume growth among member carriers – a 5.8 percent increase, year-over-year, in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) moved by member carriers in April – but AAPA also notes that the rate at which traffic is growing is losing steam. While the results are still […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 29, 2018

Last chance! Today is last day of ACW’s Reader Survey

There’s not much time left! Today, May 25, is the final day to make your voice heard and help shape the content of future issues of Air Cargo World. As the most important parts of this magazine, you need to step up and enter you feedback about how we represent in the air cargo industry. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 25, 2018
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