Temperature-controlled products heat up air cargo demand

With news of July being the hottest on record, it seemed fitting that we take a look at temperature-controlled air cargo. Indeed, a number of freight forwarders noted in recent earnings reports that temperature-controlled volumes were a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing first half of the year for air cargo. However, while temperature-controlled products […]

CSafe opens cool-container service center near Amsterdam 

Today, U.S.-based CSafe Global expanded its footprint in Europe with the announcement it had opened a new service center in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.   The new facility is located 9 minutes by road from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and is designed to service inbound and outbound traffic of the company’s active temperature-controlled container models, CSafe RKN and CSafe RAP, used by carriers at the airport.   CSafe’s RAP […]

United Cargo expands TempControl network and services

Today, United Cargo announced that it would be expanding its TempControl services for shipping pharmaceutical, helathcare material and other temperature-sensitive cargo to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) through an interline agreement with AeroUnion.  Under the agreement, United Cargo will transport TempControl shipments to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which will then be transferred to AeroUnion’s daily widebody service to MEX. TempControl shipments going to MEX can depart from any certified handling location in the […]

Cargo Insights: How to regulate the ‘Wild West’ of e-commerce?

Anyone who watched the television show “Gunsmoke” knows that the American “Wild West” could be a dangerous place where notorious outlaws preyed on small towns to enrich themselves at the expense of others. Law enforcement was present but, in many cases, spread thin so the local sheriff would usually form a group of willing and […]

The Freight 50: Sharpest climbs and falls among carriers

As noted in this year's Freight 50 feature, DHL reported the strongest y-o-y growth during 2018. The second-fastest grower on the list, Vietnam Airlines, made its first appearance on the Freight 50 list at the No. 46 spot thanks to year-over-year growth of 170.2% during 2018. Although many Chinese carriers have struggled to maintain growth […]

The Freight 50: 2018’s top carriers standing strong in the face of headwinds

Signs of a slowdown in global trade and airfreight demand had already begun to surface last year, and in 2019 have materialized into a challenging global economic environment. This year’s headwinds, however, did not come as a major surprise to the industry, where leaders had warned of the eventual consequences of erecting trade barriers and […]

Florida public Airglades Airport makes bid for cargo hub development with application to privatize 

The trend of small airports emerging as contenders against traditional air cargo hubs continues in the triangle of land in southern Florida between Miami, Orlando and Tampa. Located around 100 miles northwest of Miami International Airport (MIA), Hendry County’s public Airglades International Airport (2IS) is making a bid to develop its cargo capabilities, with a specific […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 21, 2019

Asian carriers’ July traffic reflects continued impact of trade war

In July’s first look, Asian carriers reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic across the board for the month, reflecting the continued impact of protectionist policies on global trade in their operations. Taiwan-based EVA Air and China Airlines both saw significant declines in year-over-year traffic, while Mainland China-based China Southern Airlines and Air China also reported lower numbers compared to the same month […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 21, 2019

DHL, Komatsu sign import agreement for shipments into Australia, New Zealand 

Japanese construction and mining equipment manufacturer Komatsu has signed a new multi-year agreement with DHL Express and DHL Global Forwarding, in which DHL will import Komatsu’s goods into Australia and New Zealand. The companies anticipate more than a million kilograms of products will be shipped annually into the countries as a result of the agreement.  Under the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 21, 2019

UPS Flight Forward seeks FAA drone ops exemption

Under its partnership with California-based drone technology firm Matternet, UPS’ technology subsidiary UPS Flight Forward (UPS FF) is seeking exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration in support of its Air Operating Certificate, according to a filing with the FAA. UPS FF is also seeking exemption from the: Special Authority for Certain Unmanned Systems (49 USC) […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 21, 2019

Cargo Insights: How to regulate the ‘Wild West’ of e-commerce?

Anyone who watched the television show “Gunsmoke” knows that the American “Wild West” could be a dangerous place where notorious outlaws preyed on small towns to enrich themselves at the expense of others. Law enforcement was present but, in many cases, spread thin so the local sheriff would usually form a group of willing and […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • August 21, 2019

Suparna Airlines launching Oslo-Nanjing 747F service for seafood

HNA affiliate carrier Suparna Airlines is launching twice-weekly service between Oslo Airport (OSL) and Nanjing (NKG) using a 747-400F, OSL’s state-owned operator Avinor announced today. The freighter route will serve growing seafood exports from OSL. The 747-400F will depart OSL on Thursday and Sunday afternoons local time, arriving at NKG at 9 a.m. local time […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 20, 2019

Temperature-controlled products heat up air cargo demand

With news of July being the hottest on record, it seemed fitting that we take a look at temperature-controlled air cargo. Indeed, a number of freight forwarders noted in recent earnings reports that temperature-controlled volumes were a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing first half of the year for air cargo. However, while temperature-controlled products […]
  • Cathy Roberson
  • August 20, 2019

Korean Air Cargo increases frequency on South American route 

Korean Air Cargo announced yesterday it is expanding its capacity to South America by increasing its freighter service to the continent to three times weekly beginning Aug. 23. The route, operated with a 777F aircraft, will depart from Incheon (ICN) and fly to Anchorage (ANC), Miami (MIA), Sao Paulo (GRU), Santiago (SCL), Lima (LIM) and Los Angeles (LAX) before returning to ICN. The entire route requires around 70 hours to fly and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 20, 2019

SATS, TUMCREATE team up to create AI-powered robotic air cargo system 

Today, Singapore-based ground handler SATS and Singaporean research platform TUMCREATE jointly announced that they are working together to explore commercialization opportunities for their artificial intelligence (AI) powered robotic air cargo system, SPEEDCARGO. SPEEDCARGO will help digitalize air cargo handling by taking over laborious processes, the companies said.   SPEEDCARGO is a system comprised of three of the companies’ […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 20, 2019

Atlas Air, ABX, Southern Air pilots to protest at CVG tomorrow  

Aug. 20, 2019: This story has been updated to include comment from Atlas Air.  Tomorrow, pilots flying for Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Air, which operate on behalf of Amazon Air and DHL, will protest at Cincinatti/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), which is the largest hub for these carriers. Pilots are protesting stalled contract negotiations […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 19, 2019

Uni-Top to enter US ops with Wuhan-Chicago 747F service

Chinese carrier Uni-Top Airlines is seeking permission for three-times-weekly scheduled cargo operations between Wuhan (WUH) and Chicago (ORD) using 747-400Fs, according to a filing with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The scheduled freighter operations would begin in late 2019, according to the filing. The carrier estimates expected cargo transported during the first year of operations […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 19, 2019

Tigers South Africa opens Johannesburg e-commerce center 

Today, Tigers South Africa, subsidiary of Hong Kong-based logistics company Tigers Logistics, announced the opening of an e-commerce center at its warehouse facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. The logistics provider said it invested in the center to support growing global e-commerce markets.  The center is equipped with an IT infrastructure connected to Tiger’s ScanPak, which allows […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 19, 2019

Cathay CEO and chief customer & commercial officer resign

Cathay Pacific’s chief executive officer, Rupert Hogg, and chief customer and commercial officer, Paul Loo, have both resigned on the back of the airline’s involvement in recent events in Hong Kong. Augustus Tang has been appointed the new CEO while Ronald Lam will be the new chief customer and commercial officer, effective from next Monday. […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 16, 2019
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