WFS receives CEIV Pharma cert at Paris airport

Cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) recently received IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) at its new Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) pharma center. The center opened last year and is expected to handle more than 8,000 tonnes of cargo in 2020. According to WFS, about 30 airlines […]

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 […]

Cargo Insights: Behind the narrative, forwarders are already tech-forward

In this age of heightened political rhetoric, separating facts from biased claims is a challenge for even the most well-seasoned audience. The media may work to present only the facts, but reporters can disagree about what the actual facts are. We have seen this play out recently in our own industry though a stream of […]

Zahra highlights Drone Delivery Canada’s operations at Edmonton Airport

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) made headlines in 2019 with the news it would be the first cargo drone operator with a hub at a major airport. While drones at airports have mostly been a disruption to operations so far, the Canadian drone developer announced in October it would establish a hub at Edmonton International Airport […]

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 […]

UPS approved for $216M expansion at MEM

The Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority yesterday approved a sixth amendment to UPS’ longtime lease agreement with Memphis International Airport (MEM) that will allow the integrator to carry out a $216 million expansion to its facilities at the airport. UPS currently leases 5,912,880 square feet of MEM airport property, to which it will add 1.1 […]

DSV Panalpina establishes US-China freighter route

To support customer demands in the wake of flight cancellations spurred by the novel coronavirus, DSV Panalpina will utilize its Atlas Air-operated 747-8 freighter on service between Huntsville (HSV) and Shanghai (PVG) three times per week. DSV Panalpina estimates the widespread effort to stop the spread of coronavirus has resulted in a daily airfreight capacity […]

Korean Air launches direct ICN-BUD cargo flight

Korean Air launched a direct 777F flight between Seoul (ICN) and Budapest (BUD) today, the first direct cargo flight between the two cities. The route aims to provide opportunities for Korean and Hungarian companies with cross-border trade, according to a press release issued by BUD, and will support BUD’s recent efforts to become a regional […]

U.S. DOT advances Puerto Rico’s transshipment hub bid

The United States Department of Transportation on Feb. 19 issued a first notice in favor of granting Puerto Rico a waiver for expanded cargo and passenger flexibility at its international airports to promote their use as international hubs for air cargo. If approved, the waiver would be in effect for two years, allowing foreign air […]

Atlas reports strong shipper interest from China into 2Q

As manufacturing begins to ramp up again in China after the extended Lunar New Year holiday, shippers and forwarders are looking to airfreight as a stable mode of transportation into March, April and May, Atlas Air Worldwide President and CEO John Dietrich said during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call today. With little belly space available […]

Digital bookings on the rise, but are sales stuck in analog?

Digitalization of the cargo sales and booking process was a popular discussion topic at this year’s Cargo Facts EMEA earlier this month in Frankfurt. While interfacing with online booking platforms like and Freightos’ WebCargo is a practice gaining traction among carriers, human sales agents are still central to the process. “We have a high […]

Europe and Middle East carriers weather challenges to January traffic

Carriers based in Europe and the Middle East reported mixed cargo traffic results for January. Against a backdrop of flight cancellations due to efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Air France-KLM reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic, while Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month. It should also be noted that […]

Fuel remains a key driver in airline fleet planning, JFIN finds

(JET FUEL INNOVATION NEWS) — While fuel efficiency is not the top driver for airlines building out and renewing their aircraft fleets, it ranks among the top three considerations as airlines look to cut fuel costs and reduce emissions. That, according to the new 2020 Jet Fuel Innovation Review report published yesterday by Jet Fuel […]

dnata signs on as Cargo iQ member

Air service provider dnata has signed on as a full member of Cargo iQ, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) interest group aimed at increasing transparency across the logistics chain and efficiency in the industry. Cargo iQ was originally launched as Cargo 2000 before its rebranding in 2016. In addition to promoting transparent tracking across […]

China’s aviation market shrinks to smaller than Portugal’s

China’s aviation market, projected to overtake the U.S. this decade and become the world’s biggest, has shrunk to such an extent due to the coronavirus outbreak that it’s fallen from third to 25th, behind Portugal. Airlines have slashed capacity because of the epidemic centered in Hubei province, leaving the industry reeling. About 1.7 million seats […]

Etihad Cargo and dnata extend handling partnership to 15 global stations

United Arab Emirates-based companies Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, and air service provider dnata have inked two new agreements extending their partnership across 15 gateways in Etihad Cargo’s global network until 2023. With the extended partnership, dnata will provide warehouse and cargo-handling services for Etihad Cargo for the first […]

Asian carriers suffer coronavirus impact in January traffic

In January’s first look, Asian carriers reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic across the board. While the annual slowdown in manufacturing in Asia around Lunar New Year is generally anticipated, this year’s outbreak of the novel coronavirus had a significant impact on carriers’ traffic, likely a result of the adjusted schedules to and from mainland […]
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