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European Commission re-imposes cartel fine against 10 carriers

European Commission re-imposes cartel fine against 10 carriers

March 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

It appears March is turn-back-the-clock month in the European air cargo industry. Just a week after a European Union court today reversed an earlier decision preventing UPS from purchasing TNT Airways in 2013 on antitrust grounds, the European Commission (EC) has reversed a December 2015 decision by the General CourtRead More

Made in Vietnam: Emerging logistics giant isn’t slowing down post-TPP

Made in Vietnam: Emerging logistics giant isn’t slowing down post-TPP

February 2, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Electronics manufacturers in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam had been ramping up capacity since 2008, when the country joined 11 other nations in crafting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. The free-trade agreement would be the largest ever conceived and promised to promote economic growth and launch Vietnam asRead More

U.K., China clear unlimited cargo flights

U.K., China clear unlimited cargo flights

October 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

An agreement last week to remove limits on the number of cargo flights between the United Kingdom and China is an encouraging signal that post-Brexit policy makers are serious about exploring, or expanding, trade routes outside of the Euro zone. Additional flights “will provide massive opportunities for our businesses, helpingRead More

U.K.-based carriers, airports search for Brexit signs

U.K.-based carriers, airports search for Brexit signs

August 2, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Last month’s British vote to bow out of the European Union has unleashed political turmoil across the nation. In the logistics industry, responses to the “Brexit” have been less dramatic, but operators are bracing themselves for tough and uncertain times ahead. Initial reactions showed consternation and confusion in the faceRead More

British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia have applied for antitrust immunity in order to operate a joint business on transatlantic flights.

Uncertainty prevails in air cargo following Brexit vote

June 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

The medium- to long-term impact of the historic “Brexit” vote held yesterday is still unclear, with industry insiders confident that little will change in the immediate future. As the news of the U.K.’s referendum on leaving the EU came in late on Thursday night, British and European trade groups underlinedRead More

WCS 2016: CEIV certifications projected to hit 80 by year end

WCS 2016: CEIV certifications projected to hit 80 by year end

March 15, 2016 at 10:21 pm 0 comments

BERLIN — IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validator’s (CEIV) program has been around since August 2013, but still remains a mystery to many in the industry. But that mystery is dissolving as the number of CEIV certified entities — a certification that the enterprise adheres to the highest standardRead More

WCS 2016: ICAO’s Dr. Liu projects notable air cargo growth through 2030

WCS 2016: ICAO’s Dr. Liu projects notable air cargo growth through 2030

March 15, 2016 at 10:03 pm 0 comments

BERLIN — While the chief aim in the freight business is to move as much cargo as possible, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is in existence to make sure it’s done as safely as possible — and that is despite some notable growth in air cargo expected through 2030,Read More

Forwarders brace for impact of new EU customs code

Forwarders brace for impact of new EU customs code

February 3, 2016 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

In May, the new European Union Customs Code will come into effect. According to its authors, the new code will streamline the clearance process and make it more transparent and user-friendly. But there are concerns about some elements, as well as the time frame for its introduction. Forwarders, especially, areRead More