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Rising global temperatures could snarl cargo operations

Rising global temperatures could snarl cargo operations

July 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Heat waves generated by global warming could ground nearly a third of flights during the hottest days, forcing carriers to jettison cargo in order to take off, according to a study in this month’s Climatic Change. Cargo stalwarts, such as the 777-300, are expected to experience the greatest impact, dueRead More

United, Lufthansa Cargo JV to share freight capacity, booking, handling

United, Lufthansa Cargo JV to share freight capacity, booking, handling

April 20, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Finally, some good news regarding United – United Cargo, that is. After two years of negotiations, United Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo entered into a joint venture this week, covering a wide-range of cargo cooperation on routes between the United States and Europe. The trans-Atlantic deal, first proposed in 2015, coversRead More

A World Atlas Boeing 747 aircraft takes off from Kabul international Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2010.

Dispatchers, Atlas Air Worldwide ratify new bargaining agreement

April 19, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and its dispatchers have ratified a collective bargaining agreement, covering two subsidiary carriers, Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide. The four-year contract extension includes pay increases, as well as benefits associated with the dispatcher’s relocation to the company’s operating hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International AirportRead More

UPS adds 400 ‘dangerous’ commodities to its fly list

UPS adds 400 ‘dangerous’ commodities to its fly list

April 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

UPS is heading into the “danger zone,” saying it is ready to handle a wider range of higher-risk goods. The express giant is now allowing an additional 400 “dangerous” commodities onto its global air network, as well as increasing the size of allowable shipment. The company is also adding moreRead More

Halifax ready to rock lobster shipments for holidays

Halifax ready to rock lobster shipments for holidays

December 19, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

A lot has changed since Native Americans used lobsters to fertilize their crops and authorities fed them to prisoners and slaves during the colonial era – so much so that Halifax Stanfield has built a 17,000-square-meter cargo pad to accommodate the freighters that transport the marine crustaceans to markets aroundRead More

Cargo Facts’ David Harris named Air Cargo Journalist of the Year

Cargo Facts’ David Harris named Air Cargo Journalist of the Year

December 7, 2016 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

David Harris, senior editor of Air Cargo World’s sister publication, Cargo Facts, has been named the Air Cargo Journalist of the Year for 2016 by The Seahorse Club, the London-based club for logistics journalists. Harris won for his piece, “Invisible cargo connections,” a wonderfully entertaining article published last September onRead More

Amerijet bought out by N.Y.-based private equity firm

Amerijet bought out by N.Y.-based private equity firm

July 27, 2016 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

ZS Fund LP, a New York-based private equity firm, has acquired Amerijet Holdings and its subsidiaries – Amerijet International, Inc., and ITN Worldwide. In conjunction with the acquisition, Amerijet CEO Dave Bassett is retiring and Vic Karjian, former chairman of Swiss carrier Farnair and co-founder and CEO of Falcon AviationRead More

Freightos goes global with online-marketplace pricing model

Freightos goes global with online-marketplace pricing model

July 27, 2016 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

Freightos has expanded its online marketplace that the logistics technology company hopes will revolutionize the freight market. After launching the Freightos Marketplace in January 2016 in “closed beta” mode, providing fast freight price quotes for some of the world’s largest forwarders, the company has broadened its scope to allow small-Read More