Alaska Air Cargo grounds 737-700F fleet, tightening intra-Alaska capacity

On the heels of Australian carrier Qantas Airways grounding its fleet of 737-300 freighters, as reported Wednesday by our sister publication Cargo Facts, Seattle-based Alaska Air Cargo has grounded its own fleet of three 737-700 freighters for the same issue—an “apparent irregularity” in the rigid barrier system of some Israel Aerospace Industries converted freighters. Alaska […]

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), […]

Freight forwarder group launches GDP compliance training program

Freight forwarder network WCA launched a new compliance training program for Good Distribution Practice (GDP), aimed at freight forwarders involved in pharmaceutical logistics. The program was hosted by WCA Pharma, the specialty logistics group under WCA, whose members are required to be GDP compliant to retain their membership. The first training took place in Amsterdam […]

Rio de Janeiro Airport recertified under CEIV Pharma

Brazil’s RIOgaleão Airport (GIG) completed its successful recertification under IATA’s CEIV Pharma program. The airport received its initial certification in 2016 and completed staff training to recertify, the airport said in a Monday statement. An IATA Validator conducted workshops on “Temperature Controlled Cargo Operations” and “Audit, Quality and Risk Management for Temperature Control Cargo” as […]

Cargo Insights: ‘I get no respect!’ – Dangerfield or air cargo at LAX?

The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield made a successful career by making light of his lack of respect from others. After hearing about delays in a long-awaited airport redevelopment project, it’s probably safe to say that air cargo stakeholders in Los Angeles now understand how Dangerfield felt. Unfortunately, the additional wait for the cargo facility overhaul […]

Parcel parlay: How low-cost carriers are perfecting a new integrator model

As the bus pulls up and stops, passengers spill out through the doors and begin climbing the stairs to board the plane, a narrowbody painted in vivid colors. Across the wing, another line is forming on the other side of the aircraft – a string of suitcases and large backpacks, waiting their turn to be […]

Top 40 Cargo Airports: Still growing, but slowing, in 2018

This year has certainly been a difficult one for air cargo, with carriers and industry associations reporting steady year-over-year declines throughout 2019. Looking back to 2018, however, the writing was already on the wall that mounting international trade tensions would have major impacts on air cargo traffic across the world, as can be seen in […]

Alaska Air Cargo grounds 737-700F fleet, tightening intra-Alaska capacity

On the heels of Australian carrier Qantas Airways grounding its fleet of 737-300 freighters, as reported Wednesday by our sister publication Cargo Facts, Seattle-based Alaska Air Cargo has grounded its own fleet of three 737-700 freighters for the same issue—an “apparent irregularity” in the rigid barrier system of some Israel Aerospace Industries converted freighters. Alaska […]

Consultant Insight: Amazon’s logistics network gets the holiday hiccups

Amazon began the holiday season strong by announcing that Cyber Monday was its single biggest shopping day in the company’s history, based on the number of items ordered worldwide. Meanwhile, company leadership stressed the focus on catering to increasing e-commerce sales, with Worldwide Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke saying, “We’re focused on making this holiday season […]

CCA’s Evangelakakis and Caristo say booming perishables market requires collaborative approach [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES – On the sidelines of the Cool Chain Association Americas conference, Air Cargo World sat down with Stavros Evangelakakis and Nicola Caristo to discuss their outlook for global perishables markets and how the industry should collaborate to meet growing demand. Evangelakakis is CCA Chairman and Cargolux Global Products Manager, Pharma & Perishable, and […]

Next year likely to be better for airfreight than 2019, IATA forecasts

Cargo was affected particularly strongly by global economic uncertainty and trade tensions in 2019, but next year could be better, said the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) CEO during a media event on Wednesday. A report released concurrently by IATA confirms that the industry group expects the slowdown that dominated world trade during 2019 to […]

KLM is the latest airline to receive sustainable aviation fuel from Neste

Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable fuels from wastes and residues, has partnered with Dutch airline KLM to provide the carrier with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). This marks the first time this eco-conscious fuel will be supplied at AMS using the existing infrastructure. Additionally, Neste has […]

Airline weather shocks come faster than ever as climate changes

Extreme weather is no longer exceptional, and that’s forcing changes at some of the world’s most diligent storm trackers: airlines. Weather delays in the U.S. have been trending higher the past four years, upending historical patterns and jumping to an 11-year high for this year’s summer storm season, according to government data for the 30 […]

Emirates’ new daily service targets Mexican perishable exports

Emirates launched a new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Mexico City (MEX) via Barcelona (BCN), yesterday. Although MEX is not a new destination for Emirates SkyCargo, the new passenger flight to the city will also serve to increase available capacity for cross-border perishable exports out of Mexico City. The Emirates flight is scheduled to […]

Drone Delivery Canada receives first approval for Moose Cree project funding

Cargo drone delivery operator Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) received its first conditional approval for funding of its Moose Cree First Nation project, announced a year ago this month, DDC said in a statement on Tuesday. The project is designed to deploy DDC’s drone delivery platform within Moose Cree First Nation communities in Ontario. The project […]

Hawaii looking to offer sustainable fuel supply to airlines

Hawaii could be among the first states offering a sustainable fuel supply to airlines, according to a recent Hawai’i Public Radio interview with Joelle Simonpietri, an organizer of the Hawaii Aviation and Climate Action Summit, held this past week on Dec. 3 in Honolulu. Simonpietri, a former Operational Manager of the military’s Green Initiative for […]

UPS expands international time-definite and urgent shipment delivery footprint

UPS has expanded the delivery footprint of its UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Express Plus and UPS Worldwide Express Freight time-definite and urgent shipment services across 40 countries. The move is intended to support guaranteed time and day-definite delivery for customers’ cross-border shipments to international markets. For its UPS Worldwide Express and UPS Express Plus, UPS has added over 3,200 postal codes across […]

PACTL to start up cross-border e-commerce handling center trial in December

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL), the largest handler at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG), is set to begin a trial of its new center for cross-border e-commerce handling later this month. Trial operations are expected to begin on Dec. 16, according to the handler’s website. The new handling center facility measures about […]
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