Post Tagged with: "Alaska Airlines Cargo"

Alaska Air Cargo delivers first Copper River salmon to Seattle (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

Alaska Airlines delivers Copper River salmon to the Lower 48

May 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

For many places around the world, the delivery of fresh salmon is a commonplace occurrence. But in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, there is a hotly anticipated annual return for seafood fans throughout the region. San Juan Capistrano may have its swallows, but Seattle – the home ofRead More

Santa’s little shippers: Alaska Airlines Cargo, Marines support Toys for Tots

Santa’s little shippers: Alaska Airlines Cargo, Marines support Toys for Tots

November 17, 2016 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

There’s a chance that Santa will be landing a MV-22 Osprey on the roof this year, now that the U.S. Marines are teaming up with Alaska Airlines Cargo to deliver nearly 15,000 pounds of toys across the state of Alaska this holiday season. “Alaska Air Cargo is honored to continueRead More

Alaska Airlines to run SmartKargo for airfreight booking

Alaska Airlines to run SmartKargo for airfreight booking

October 18, 2016 at 4:46 pm 0 comments

Alaska Airlines has chosen SmartKargo to provide its booking engine for Alaska’s North American cargo business, the carrier recently announced. The cloud-based software uses a “smart booking process” that is user-friendly, and has a back-end system that condenses the booking requirements onto a single screen. The engine comes pre-loaded withRead More

Forwarders call for U.S.-Cuba cargo routes to take priority

Forwarders call for U.S.-Cuba cargo routes to take priority

March 4, 2016 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

Now that eight major U.S.-based carriers have submitted applications to begin scheduled service to the previously forbidden Cuba, forwarders are calling for the Department of Transportation to give precedence to passenger routes that carry bellyhold cargo during the approval process. According to the U.S. Airforwarders Association (AfA), only five ofRead More

Alaska simplifies surcharges, prepares for main-deck capacity

Alaska simplifies surcharges, prepares for main-deck capacity

March 3, 2016 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

Keeping things simple, Alaska Air Cargo recently joined the growing list of carriers that are  simplifying their pricing models for shipments. Now, two current surcharges will be rolled into Alaska’s base rates, and customers will now be charged only by freight weight and a single screening fee. The simplified pricingRead More

Freight to Plate: Demand ripens in fresh-food cargo market

Freight to Plate: Demand ripens in fresh-food cargo market

August 3, 2015 at 11:21 pm 0 comments

On an unseasonably hot 90°F day in Seattle, pallets sat prepared inside the comfortable, chilly air of Alaska Air Cargo’s recently expanded cool-chain facility at SeaTac Airport. A 737-400 freighter had arrived earlier from Anchorage to unload its bounty: freshly caught Pacific salmon straight from Alaska’s waters. Crews had quicklyRead More

Freight to Plate: Clearing the Air

Freight to Plate: Clearing the Air

August 3, 2015 at 11:10 pm 0 comments

There’s a colorless, odorless, hard-to-detect gas, and it’s coming to get you. Well, it won’t hurt you physically, but if you’re a shipper of highly perishable food, it might steal from your bottom line. The gas is ethylene, sometimes re­ferred to as the “ripening hormone.” It’s a naturally occurring byproductRead More