Post Tagged with: "Forwarders"

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

March 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm 0 comments

With the release of a new “Cargo Trace skill” that can be taught to Amazon’s interactive app, Alexa, Luxembourg-based CHAMP Cargosystems is adding voice-controlled track-and-trace capabilities to its Traxon air cargo shipment tracking platform. Stakeholders in the air cargo supply chain will be able to track the status of airRead More

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Forwarders see higher volumes in Q4, but not all see higher profits

March 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Today our sister publication, Cargo Facts reports: Kuehne + Nagel and Panalpina, two of the world’s largest forwarders and logistics services providers, are headquartered in Switzerland, but while their head offices may be close, their fourth-quarter results are far apart. Despite both carriers reporting significant increases in airfreight volumes, year-over-year, inRead More

Crossing the Line: Will cross-border regulations trip up China?

Crossing the Line: Will cross-border regulations trip up China?

August 1, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Powdered milk is a phenomenally popular product in China. Numerous scandals involving contaminated domestic milk, a shortage of dairy cows and a general admiration for imported products have made milk powder a commonly found commodity in the e-shopping carts of Chinese consumers. In fact, for one Australian milk cooperative, ChinaRead More

Brussels Airport forges new cargo community organization

Brussels Airport forges new cargo community organization

April 20, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Brussels Airport, still recovering from last month’s terrorist bombings at its passenger terminal, has strengthened its cargo operations with a new cargo community organization, called “Air Cargo Belgium.” The new entity, launched April 18, groups all companies under the less formal “BRUcargo” platform, along with any related stakeholders or officialRead More

Logistics startup Fleet raises US$4 million in seed funding

Logistics startup Fleet raises US$4 million in seed funding

April 14, 2016 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Fleet, described as an “online marketplace for international logistics,” has raised US$4 million in a seed funding round, led by Hunt Technology Ventures, LP. Designed as an online platform from which freight forwarders can showcase their services, Fleet enables potential customers to connect with forwarders and offers them sales andRead More

Weighty issues looming on the high seas

Weighty issues looming on the high seas

March 4, 2016 at 12:57 am 0 comments

The regulations for container ships, in most cases, have little to do with the business of air cargo. But the fate of at least one vessel, the MOL Comfort, one of the largest container ships ever lost at sea, could have implications on air cargo handlers, especially this summer, whenRead More

World ACD: Top forwarders lose market share in 2015

World ACD: Top forwarders lose market share in 2015

February 17, 2016 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

While worldwide air cargo volume increased by about 2 percent in 2015, the latest figures from WorldACD Market Data said the top 20 freight forwarders lost some market share for the year, dropping from 44.5 percent to 43 percent in terms of revenue, and from 43 to 42 percent inRead More

IATA, FIATA near agreement on agency modernization

IATA, FIATA near agreement on agency modernization

December 24, 2015 at 8:55 pm 0 comments

As the end of 2015 draws closer, so too do the two major air cargo associations regarding a solution to an impasse over how to modernize the cargo agent-carrier relationship. The main sticking point between the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Transitaires etRead More