SF Express begins 747 service to Europe

Shenzhen-based SF Airlines operated its first flight to Europe in the last decade on Sept. 15 with service from Wuxi (WUX) to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) and an intermediary stop in Chongqing (CKG). The China-Europe service was operated for SF Express using one of the carrier’s two 747-400 freighters. As reported by our sister publication Cargo […]

WFS opens Copenhagen pharma center

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the ground handler and airport services provider, officially opened its new pharmaceutical facility at Copenhagen Airport (CPH). WFS began the upgrade of its CPH facilities 18 months earlier, and has since seen a significant increase in pharmaceutical volumes at the airport, WFS said in a statement. WFS’ new Copenhagen facility features […]

WFS to open new Pharma Center at CDG

Ground handler and airport service provider Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) announced today it will invest €10 million (US$11.06 million) to open a new Pharma Center on site at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG).   The 2,400-square-meter Pharma Center will offer both landside and airside acceptance capabilities and will have its own docks and maneuvering area for loading and unloading pharma shipments. It will be the only […]

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 […]

Agile forwarding: How top forwarders innovate in the Middle East

Even in 2017, when air cargo operators saw double-digit gains in year-over-year traffic, growth in the Middle East was comparatively slow. The region’s geographic location had long made it a hub for trade between the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, and likewise positioned major gulf carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines high in […]

Cargo Insights: Air cargo gains a seat at the security table

Passing through any TSA passenger airport screening checkpoint in the summer can be as unpleasant as getting your driver’s license renewed or receiving dental work – you never know how long the process will take or how much pain will be involved. Most frequent fliers have begrudgingly accepted that the often-tedious process of airport security […]

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 […]

SF Express begins 747 service to Europe

Shenzhen-based SF Airlines operated its first flight to Europe in the last decade on Sept. 15 with service from Wuxi (WUX) to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) and an intermediary stop in Chongqing (CKG). The China-Europe service was operated for SF Express using one of the carrier’s two 747-400 freighters. As reported by our sister publication Cargo […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 16, 2019

Amazon Air launches daily service to ATL

Daily Amazon Air flights to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) began last week on Sept. 12, ATL confirmed to Air Cargo World. The inaugural service was operated by ABX Air, a subsidiary carrier of Air Transport Services Group, using a 767-200 freighter. Amazon Air flights also began operating at St. Louis Airport (STL) last week, while […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 16, 2019

Agile forwarding: How top forwarders innovate in the Middle East

Even in 2017, when air cargo operators saw double-digit gains in year-over-year traffic, growth in the Middle East was comparatively slow. The region’s geographic location had long made it a hub for trade between the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, and likewise positioned major gulf carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines high in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 16, 2019

CargoLogic Germany cleared for take off with AOC

Leipzig (LEJ)-based CargoLogic Germany (CLG) was issued an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA), the German civil aviation authority. With an AOC in hand, the carrier expects to start flying “imminently,” CargoLogic Germany told Cargo Facts. Initially, CLG will operate a pair of 737-400 SFs that were redelivered to the carrier earlier this year, on-lease from Vx […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 16, 2019

Amazon Air begins ops at gateway airports, moves some 767F ops away from Atlas Air

Amazon Air flights began operating at St. Louis Airport (STL) as of yesterday, as can be seen in the tweet from the airport below. According to flight tracking software, the flight, operated by Air Transport Services Group carrier ABX Air, departed from Baltimore (BWI) and continued to Ontario (ONT). https://twitter.com/flystl/status/1172192616349347840?s=20 STL is not the only […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 13, 2019

Lufthansa Cargo posts blacklist following dangerous goods ‘incident’ at Hong Kong 

Update: Lufthansa has announced it will lift the temporary embargo previously placed on Flexport Asia shipments, effective Monday, 16 September. Lufthansa Cargo’s blacklisting of three companies on Sept. 6, 2019, following an “incident” at Hong Kong Airport (HKG) is a stark reminder to the air cargo industry of the precautions necessary for shipping dangerous goods.   While the Germany-based carrier declined to […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 13, 2019

DHL Express adding new daily ORD flights to free up CVG hub peak season capacity

Beginning next month, DHL Express will begin three new daily flights into Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to free up capacity at its Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) hub ahead of peak season, DHL Express Americas CEO Mike Parra said at a media event this week. The express operator will add a network flight between […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 13, 2019

Flirtey unveils new Eagle delivery drone [VIDEO] 

The saga of developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) to carry goods to customer homes continues in the United States with Nevada-based drone developer Flirtey’s unveiling of its “Flirtey Eagle” drone.  Earlier this week, the company released the first video of the Flirtey Eagle, which is designed to deliver packages to customers’ homes in less than ten minutes. […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 13, 2019

Amazon’s Dallas-area regional hub ready for October opening

Amazon announced today that its Regional Air Hub at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW) will open in October. The new hub, which was announced last December, is designed as a build-to-suit facility and is intended to support the carrier’s “larger-scale regional needs,” such as sortation operations and multiple flights a day.   The facility is the “first airport […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 12, 2019

DHL unveils robotic tech as part of Chicago innovation center launch [VIDEO]

Today marked the grand opening of DHL’s 28,000-square-foot Americas innovation center in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago. The center will benefit from its proximity to American technology start-up regions, such as Silicon Valley. The Americas center is the third in DHL’s portfolio after the initial center in Cologne, Germany, and the Asia-Pacific center in Singapore. Chicago […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 12, 2019

Jetstar Asia, Qantas Freight enter new partnership

Today, Singapore-based Jetstar Asia announced its new partnership with Sydney-based Qantas Freight. Under the partnership, Qantas Freight will manage Jetstar Asia’s freight capacity across 23 ports in 13 markets, effective Nov. 20, 2019. The new partnership is intended to provide increased connectivity and access for Jetstar Asia’s customers to Qantas Group’s wider network and Qantas Freight’s 130 partners.  Jetstar […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 12, 2019

Hong Kong protests exacerbate continued declines in Cathay’s August traffic 

Today, Cathay Pacific reported overall August cargo traffic down 11.6% year-over-year (y-o-y) to 925,487 freight-tonne kilometers (FTKs), signaling the impact of recent airport disruptions at the carrier’s Hong Kong hub and headwinds related to the trade war that already were driving down traffic for the carrier.   August cargo and mail tonnage at Cathay fell 14% y-o-y to 161,394 tonnes. Meanwhile, the cargo and mail load factor fell by 7.5 percentage points […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 11, 2019

Cargo Insights: Air cargo gains a seat at the security table

Passing through any TSA passenger airport screening checkpoint in the summer can be as unpleasant as getting your driver’s license renewed or receiving dental work – you never know how long the process will take or how much pain will be involved. Most frequent fliers have begrudgingly accepted that the often-tedious process of airport security […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • September 11, 2019

Delta Cargo ramps up leadership with new appointments 

Today, Delta Cargo created a new executive position — vice president cargo operations and logistics — and has appointed Rob Wadpole to fill it. The carrier also made two additional appointments to its leadership team, with Matt Weisenburg named director, cargo strategy and alliances, and Mark DeFrancesco appointed director, revenue management, capacity and forecasting. Wadpole will lead Delta Cargo’s […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 11, 2019
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