French retailer to launch food blockchain

The multinational France-based supermarket chain Carrefour said it plans to launch “Europe’s first food blockchain,” in collaboration with IBM, by incorporating blockchain technology into eight of its product lines by the end of 2018, making it easier to monitor their respective supply chains. The move is an extension of Carrefour’s existing service, which allows customers […]

French retailer to launch food blockchain

The multinational France-based supermarket chain Carrefour said it plans to launch “Europe’s first food blockchain,” in collaboration with IBM, by incorporating blockchain technology into eight of its product lines by the end of 2018, making it easier to monitor their respective supply chains. The move is an extension of Carrefour’s existing service, which allows customers […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 22, 2018

JD.com expands reusable packaging program

E-tailers have long been criticized for using too much packaging materials in their shipments to customers. Now, at least one China-based e-commerce giant is attempting to address the issue. JD’s “green boxes,” made of recycled plastic materials, can be used about 10 times for small- and medium-sized parcel orders. The reusable box is optional for […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 22, 2018

Voting has begun for the 2019 Air Cargo Excellence Awards

Not only is it almost election time in the United States, it’s also time to take Air Cargo World’s annual Air Cargo Excellence Survey Input from you, the educated reader and savvy logistics professional, will have an impact because the results of the survey will help determine the recipients of our annual Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Awards. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 22, 2018

Facilities growing at Sea-Tac Airport

The Air Cargo World team was treated this week to a behind-the-scenes tour of the cargo operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). There, the Port of Seattle’s Air Cargo team – Tom Green, senior manager for air cargo development, Ken Galka, air cargo operations manager, and Patrick Haley, air cargo facilities manager – drove the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 19, 2018

DFW joins Groupe ADP in air cargo cooperation agreement

TORONTO – On Wednesday, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) signed a memorandum of understanding with Groupe ADP, operator of Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) and others, to “develop air cargo strategies” and improve the movement of airfreight between the two global hubs. Under the agreement, DFW and CDG pledged to work together to expand […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 19, 2018

JD.com considers launching ‘Fed-Ex style’ parcel delivery

Beijing-based online retailer JD.com said it is considering incorporating a “FedEx style” parcel delivery service that would allow businesses and individuals in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to send parcels to locations in China using the firm’s app for same- or next-day delivery, Reuters reported. JD’s fellow e-commerce juggernauts Alibaba and Amazon have also been investing […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 19, 2018

Turkish Cargo prepares for ‘Mega Hub’ at Istanbul New Airport

Turkish Cargo is preparing to move services from its current Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) hub to the Istanbul New Airport (ISL). ISL is scheduled to open on Oct. 29 of this year, and shortly after, on Dec. 31, cargo moving in belly holds of passenger aircraft will move through ISL, while Turkish Cargo’s freighter services […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 19, 2018

K+N reports growth in airfreight, invests in U.S. perishables market

Today, Swiss forwarder Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) released its financial results for the first nine months of 2018, which show growth in its airfreight sector of 19 percent to US$272.3 in operating income (EBIT), and a tonnage increase of 16 percent to 1,302 million tonnes, compared to the same period last year. Growth rates have […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 18, 2018

TACF18: Cargo drones loom large over Toronto show [VIDEOS]

TORONTO – Amid all the talk of digitalization, blockchain and cargo communities at this year’s Air Cargo Forum, the session that earned the biggest buzz this week was the “Unmanned Freight Aircraft” panel. Rather than the small quad-copter demonstration projects seen over the last few years, the manufacturers showcased here are working on prototypes for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 18, 2018

Winners and losers of a US exit from the Universal Postal Union

Our sister publication Cargo Facts reports on the U.S.’ withdrawal from the almost 150-year-old Universal Postal Union (UPU) – an attempt by the U.S. federal government to control the import of small parcels, potentially further aggravating the U.S.’ increasingly sensitive trade relationship with China. Read senior editor Charles Kauffman’s coverage by following the link below. Winners and losers of a […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 18, 2018

TACF18: ANA Cargo, CargoXS join Cargo iQ

TORONTO – Tokyo-based ANA Cargo and Netherlands-based IT company CargoXS have joined Cargo iQ, the IATA interest group created to implement quality standards for the air cargo industry. The organization’s executive director Ariaen Zimmerman released the news today during a panel at TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum. Hiroshi Sugiguchi, executive vice president of global marketing at ANA Cargo […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 18, 2018

TACF18: In the weeds over blockchain use in air cargo

TORONTO – Yesterday, it became legal to buy and sell marijuana for recreational purposes all across this vast country. While the Canadian airwaves were filled with pundits spouting opinions about how to manage this new commodity, at least one speaker at TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum seemed to have one answer to the weed question: Blockchain. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 18, 2018

DB Schenker to automate warehouses with robotics

Logistics company DB Schenker is collaborating with IAM Robotics to implement artificial intelligence-based robots into its warehouses. The German company said the A.I.-based innovation will serve as a foundational platform as it aims to optimize its international network of warehouses with such technology advances over the next five to 10 years. Technology companies like Pennsylvania-based […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 17, 2018

Qatar Airways Cargo launches transpacific flight from Macau to LA

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched a twice-weekly trans-Pacific 777 freighter service from Macau, China (MFM) to Los Angeles (LAX), adding one hundred tonnes of cargo capacity per flight leg “just in time for the holiday season, when air freight demand is high, and the market is strong,” CEO Guillaume Halleux commented. Originating at the carrier’s […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 17, 2018
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