TPS Logistics, Airspace Experience Technologies collaborate on eVTOL for logistics [VIDEO]

Michigan-based logistics company TPS Logistics signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with aviation technology start-up Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX) to work together on introducing electric vertical take-off and landing, wing-lifted (eVTOL) aircraft into the logistics market, ASX announced in a press release yesterday. “TPS Logistics will help ASX determine routes, what kind of cargo the […]

SIA Cargo expands pharma corridors, signs lease with SkyCell

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo has boosted its pharma capabilities with the addition of Amsterdam (AMS) and Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to its THRUCOOL corridor network. The carrier has also signed a three-year lease agreement with temperature-controlled container provider SkyCell. Customers will now be able to choose SIA’s THRUCOOL service to transport pharmaceutical shipments from […]

Panalpina identifies applications of blockchain technology, begins pilot projects

According to Panalpina, blockchain technology has so far not yet reached its full potential, with almost 90% of all supply chain related projects remaining in the proof-of-concept stage until 2020. The company, which joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) in May 2018, also said that blockchain tends to suffer from a lack of trust […]

Emirates expands pharma corridor network and opens purpose-built facility in Chicago

Emirates SkyCargo has boosted its pharma corridor network from 12 to 20 stations and launched a facility in Chicago dedicated to pharmaceutical shipments. The carrier’s pharma operations in Dubai have also been recertified as compliant with the EU’s Good Distribution Practice (GDP) requirements. The pharma corridor program was launched by Emirates in January 2018 and […]

The Last Shall Be First: South American e-commerce’s last-mile boom

If ever there was a country that encapsulates the extremes of modern society, it could be the South American country of Brazil. By far the largest of the nations on the continent, it is also the wealthiest, but also has some of the largest, most densely populated slums, located not far from enormous villas and […]

The Power 25: Top forwarders face turbulent headwinds

With the continued stagnation in airfreight growth noted in the first quarter of 2019, global freight forwarders may be forgiven for waxing nostalgic for the heady days of early 2018, when the e-commerce surge was expected to keep the 2017 peak season going all year long. Sadly, those days were short-lived and, a full year […]

Last-mile? There’s an app for that

The competition to take on last-mile demand is heating up everywhere in the South American market, especially in the dense urban areas where B2C shows the most potential. Several “Uber-like” on-demand startups have been searching for ways to compete with the likes of Amazon, eBay, MercadoLibre and other e-commerce giants, and have been attracting the […]

TPS Logistics, Airspace Experience Technologies collaborate on eVTOL for logistics [VIDEO]

Michigan-based logistics company TPS Logistics signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with aviation technology start-up Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX) to work together on introducing electric vertical take-off and landing, wing-lifted (eVTOL) aircraft into the logistics market, ASX announced in a press release yesterday. “TPS Logistics will help ASX determine routes, what kind of cargo the […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 14, 2019

ABX Air partners with Air Cargo Carriers for pilot training flow-through program

Air Transport Services Group’s subsidiary carrier, ABX Air, has partnered with turboprop freighter operator Air Cargo Carriers under a program designed to allow the latter’s pilots to more easily enter ABX’s training class. Under the program, Air Cargo Carrier pilots with at least two years’ experience as Pilot in Command, who have at least 1,000 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 14, 2019

Amazon adds new robots to its Denver fulfillment center [VIDEO]

Amazon has long been an industry leader in implementing robotics into its sortation centers, and recently, the e-tailer has added two new robot models, Xanthus and Pegasus, which it showed off at its re:MARS conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. According to an Amazon blog post, the two-foot-tall, three-foot-wide Pegasus robots help in the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 14, 2019

Freightos launches Webcargo Sky to offer faster price quotes

Freightos, the online freight marketplace, released an addition to its logistics technology suite yesterday that allows users to access real-time airfreight prices, CMO Eytan Buchman told Air Cargo World. The new product, called Webcargo Sky, gives forwarders live access to an airfreight database that includes connections to over 370 airlines and encompasses 1,400 forwarders. For […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 14, 2019

Lululemon increasing airfreight ahead of port congestion in Asia

In an effort to get ahead of impending tariff-fueled port congestion, Canadian clothing retailer Lululemon will be increasing its international airfreight shipments before the fall. PJ Guido, Lululemon’s CFO, brought up the shift during a June 12 conference call to discuss Q1 results, when he mentioned that the company expects “gross margin to be flat […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 13, 2019

Chinese investors look to build cargo, logistics center at Croatia’s Osijek Airport

This week, a Chinese delegation visited Osijek in eastern Croatia, where investors are considering building a cargo and logistics center on state-owned land near Osijek Airport (OSI). In a statement from the Chinese Southeast European Business Association (CSEBA), the Croatia-based organization aimed at promoting economic cooperation between China and countries in Southeastern Europe, OSI was […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 13, 2019

Hactl to handle new Eznis Airways flights

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) has been appointed by Mongolia-based Eznis Airways as the ground handler for its new flight between Ulan Bator (ULN) and Hong Kong (HKG). Hactl will be providing the airline with cargo terminal and documentation services. While Eznis commenced the three-times-weekly flight with a 737-700 on June 3, Vivien […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 13, 2019

SIA Cargo expands pharma corridors, signs lease with SkyCell

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo has boosted its pharma capabilities with the addition of Amsterdam (AMS) and Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to its THRUCOOL corridor network. The carrier has also signed a three-year lease agreement with temperature-controlled container provider SkyCell. Customers will now be able to choose SIA’s THRUCOOL service to transport pharmaceutical shipments from […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 13, 2019

The move away from Amazon express ops likely to benefit FedEx

FedEx’s decision to end its U.S. express operations for Amazon will probably benefit the company in the long run, according to a Seaport Global analysis. In its note, Seaport focused on the rapid expansion of e-commerce from companies other than Amazon, and said the move away from its Amazon operations will allow FedEx to pursue […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 12, 2019

Dachser connects Swedish operations with new office

International logistics provider Dachser Air & Sea Logistics is expanding its Scandinavian network with a new office in Gothenburg, Sweden. Previously, Dachser offered Swedish road customers air and sea logistics services through its offices in Denmark and Finland, and partners in Sweden, Jochen Müller, COO, Air & Sea Logistics at Dachser, told Air Cargo World. […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 12, 2019

Marimekko teams up with DSV to tackle e-commerce in China

Danish logistics company DSV announced a new partnership with Marimekko last week, as the Finnish clothing company works to build its e-commerce market in China. Marimekko has had stores in China since 2012, Remco Enders, General Manager in North China, told Air Cargo World, but they want to go directly to consumers now by setting […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 12, 2019

Unisys works with PayCargo for electronic payment integration

IT company Unisys Corp. will be working with PayCargo LLC to incorporate an automated payment system into its Digistics cargo software, it announced this week. With the integration, station personnel at the airports using Digistics will be able to easily check whether fees were paid and allow for faster cargo release, Chief Operating Officer at […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 12, 2019

Team Worldwide’s MIA bonded warehouse adds capacity to Caribbean, Central America

Team Worldwide, a US-based 3PL, recently opened a bonded warehouse in Miami in what Bob Imbriani, EVP, International, told Air Cargo World is essentially an “air-sea program” allowing for imports to Miami International Airport (MIA) and exports into the Caribbean and Central America.  The 3PL’s new warehouse offers Class 2 customs bonded warehousing and in-bond export consolidation, allowing for a 15-day window for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 11, 2019

Once open, Western Sydney Airport to expand cargo options for carriers

Sydney’s in-development second airport, Western Sydney Airport, this month signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Qantas Group and Virgin Australia, Australia’s two largest carriers. It is not immediately clear how the carriers’ cargo operations will adjust to the new airport. Virgin Australia is based at Brisbane International Airport (BNE), while Qantas Airlines and its […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 11, 2019
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