Amazon expands MEM presence with fulfillment center

Amazon expanded its presence in the Memphis metropolitan area with a groundbreaking yesterday at its newest fulfillment center in Raleigh, Tenn., a community located 20 miles north of Memphis International Airport (MEM). The 855,000-square-foot facility will be Amazon’s sixth fulfillment center in the state. Amazon bought the property for the facility for US$3 million and filed […]

CSafe expands South Korean service center

CSafe Global, an active temperature-controlled container manufacturer, has expanded its service center at Incheon Airport (ICN) to accommodate the growing demand for its specialized air cargo containers for pharmaceutical and other temperature-sensitive products in South Korea and the Asia Pacific region, the company said. “With the expanded warehouse space and increased repair service throughput, not […]

FedEx opens expanded pharma center in Tokyo

The renovation of the TNT Life Science Center in Tokyo has been completed, FedEx said in a statement on Monday. The newly expanded center will provide better logistics services for pharma products used in clinical trials. The larger, more technologically advanced center will allow for shipments by overseas pharmaceutical customers of investigational medication product in […]

Dachser newly CEIV Pharma certified in North America

Dachser has received the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) for its Atlanta branch in the United States – its first certification in North America. According to a press release issued by the company, following Frankfurt (FRA), Mumbai (BOM) and Hyderabad (HYD), […]

The 2019 Air Cargo Executive of the Year is DSV Panalpina’s Jens Bjorn Andersen

Early in 2019, speculation ran rampant over the future of Panalpina. The Swiss forwarder had faced several difficult quarters, with declines in profit exacerbated by overall market weakness and demand declines in some of the forwarder’s higher-yield verticals. Enter DSV. Unsolicited, Panalpina’s Danish logistics rival submitted a takeover offer to Panalpina’s board, valuing Panalpina at […]

Standing out from the crowd: three executives to watch in 2020

In a year marked by declines from the heights of growth that characterized 2018, a few industry executives caught the attention of air cargo editors and readers for their forward-thinking and strategic decisions. After polling our readers and considering the major milestones for air cargo logistics in 2019, Air Cargo World has created a shortlist […]

Cargo Insights: Do you have an appointment?

The dentist’s office just called to confirm my appointment for a semiannual checkup next week. The reminder is always welcome, since missing the appointed time puts me back in the queue, delaying treatment and disrupting schedules on both sides. Appointments are essential because if everyone just showed up unexpectedly at the dentist’s office, there would […]

Amazon expands MEM presence with fulfillment center

Amazon expanded its presence in the Memphis metropolitan area with a groundbreaking yesterday at its newest fulfillment center in Raleigh, Tenn., a community located 20 miles north of Memphis International Airport (MEM). The 855,000-square-foot facility will be Amazon’s sixth fulfillment center in the state. Amazon bought the property for the facility for US$3 million and filed […]

Forwarders ask IATA for lithium battery checklist

A checklist for forwarders to verify whether shipments contain lithium batteries would enable them to improve air cargo safety standards for dangerous goods. Though this is not required per the dangerous goods shipment standards from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and no such checklist is published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), at […]

FedEx CEO Sees Vindication Ahead for His Anti-Amazon Strategy

(Bloomberg) –FedEx Corp. founder Fred Smith, nearing the end of a legendary career, says he’s going to prove himself right one more time. Best known for disrupting the parcel delivery business by introducing overnight service, Smith is now getting disrupted himself by e-commerce and the rise of online shopping. He’s taking a pounding from Wall […]

Yates Electrospace Company to unveil widebody drone

Yates Electrospace Corporation (YEC) today announced the design completion and specifications of a widebody version of its Silent Arrow GD-2000 cargo delivery drone, to be unveiled at the United Kingdom’s Farnborough International Airshow in July. The new drone was developed by YEC based on demand from the United States and allied foreign government special operators, […]

Sichuan’s Double Dragon Airlines seeks CAAC approval for cargo ops

Sichuan Double Dragon Airlines, also known as “Shuanglong” was formally established as a joint venture funded by Zhejiang Changlong Airlines, or Loong Air, and the Sichuan Airport Development Group. Loong Air was launched as CDI Cargo Airlines in 2012 with a focus on narrowbody freighter operations. Since 2013, the airline has gradually shifted its focus […]

Emirates launches new fifth freedom flight to Penang

Emirates announced today a new service connecting Dubai (DXB) and Penang International Airport (PEN) via Singapore (SIN) that will include fifth freedom rights, beginning April 9. Emirates will operate the flight using a 777-300ER aircraft, with capacity for up to 15 tonnes of cargo. Fifth freedom rights allow foreign airlines to carry passenger and cargo […]

‘Zero departure’ at Wuhan Airport amid coronavirus epidemic

Following the identified outbreak of the new coronavirus in the Chinese city Wuhan, government authorities yesterday ordered the cancellation of all transportation out of the virus’ epicenter. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) also issued a notice to carriers directing them to cancel flights leaving the airport and reduce flights into it, resulting in […]

Washington rounds out West Coast sustainability efforts

Washington state is currently the missing link in the West Coast’s sustainability in transportation vision, modeled after California’s ambitious push for emissions reduction, but plans in the state’s public and private sector indicate that it’ll soon match the efforts of their northern and southern neighbors.    Emulating the rest of the region, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport […]

dnata, Toll Group join new Australian airport freight precinct project

Ground handler dnata and logistics company Toll Group have signed a partnership to collaborate with Western Sydney Airport (SWZ) on the design of the freight precinct at the new Western Sydney International Airport; they join 10 other freight industry stakeholders already involved in the project. While Australian airports currently transport more than 1 million tonnes […]

C.H. Robinson launches tech ‘innovation incubator’

U.S.-based forwarder C.H. Robinson launched its new C.H. Robinson Labs “innovation incubator” to work with its customers to develop technology solutions built especially for individual supply chains. Companies like L’Oreal and Target have already participated in programs connected to the incubator, known informally as “Robinson Labs,” during the pilot phase of its online business intelligence […]

Valcora joins Jet Fuel Innovation Summit

Daniel Coetzer, CEO of Switzerland-based fuel provider Valcora, will join Jet Fuel Innovation News’ inaugural Jet Fuel Innovation Summit for a presentation at the session “Let’s Get Digital: Fuel Procurement in the Automation Age.”    The summit is a new event scheduled for April 6-7 in Houston, Texas. Jet fuel is the single most important […]

SEKO Logistics and AGWorld launch partnership

SEKO Logistics and Air & Ground World Transport (AGWorld) have inked a new deal establishing a partnership to create new cross-border growth opportunities for shippers doing business between Asia and the United States. The move is intended to provide customers based in, or shipping to, these regions alternative options to transport goods amid evolving global […]

Cargo load factor updates launched

Established systems of air cargo demand measured against capacity — specifically, cargo load factor by weight — are receiving an update to account for changing trends in types of cargo shipped. CLIVE Data Services, a startup data services company, is launching a new analysis dubbed “the dynamic load factor,” aimed at measuring cargo-load factors from […]
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