Consultant Insight: FedEx fights back, but does it stand a chance?

FedEx’s origin story demonstrates the creative genius of founder and CEO Fred Smith. The idea was put forth in a Yale University undergraduate term paper in which Smith proposed a system specifically designed to accommodate time-sensitive shipments such as medicine, computer parts and electronics. Smith implemented plans put forth in his term paper, and Federal […]

WFS receives CEIV Pharma cert at Paris airport

Cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) recently received IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) at its new Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) pharma center. The center opened last year and is expected to handle more than 8,000 tonnes of cargo in 2020. According to WFS, about 30 airlines […]

CSafe expands South Korean service center

CSafe Global, an active temperature-controlled container manufacturer, has expanded its service center at Incheon Airport (ICN) to accommodate the growing demand for its specialized air cargo containers for pharmaceutical and other temperature-sensitive products in South Korea and the Asia Pacific region, the company said. “With the expanded warehouse space and increased repair service throughput, not […]

FedEx opens expanded pharma center in Tokyo

The renovation of the TNT Life Science Center in Tokyo has been completed, FedEx said in a statement on Monday. The newly expanded center will provide better logistics services for pharma products used in clinical trials. The larger, more technologically advanced center will allow for shipments by overseas pharmaceutical customers of investigational medication product in […]

Zahra highlights Drone Delivery Canada’s operations at Edmonton Airport

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) made headlines in 2019 with the news it would be the first cargo drone operator with a hub at a major airport. While drones at airports have mostly been a disruption to operations so far, the Canadian drone developer announced in October it would establish a hub at Edmonton International Airport […]

The 2019 Air Cargo Executive of the Year is DSV Panalpina’s Jens Bjorn Andersen

Early in 2019, speculation ran rampant over the future of Panalpina. The Swiss forwarder had faced several difficult quarters, with declines in profit exacerbated by overall market weakness and demand declines in some of the forwarder’s higher-yield verticals. Enter DSV. Unsolicited, Panalpina’s Danish logistics rival submitted a takeover offer to Panalpina’s board, valuing Panalpina at […]

Standing out from the crowd: three executives to watch in 2020

In a year marked by declines from the heights of growth that characterized 2018, a few industry executives caught the attention of air cargo editors and readers for their forward-thinking and strategic decisions. After polling our readers and considering the major milestones for air cargo logistics in 2019, Air Cargo World has created a shortlist […]

Consultant Insight: FedEx fights back, but does it stand a chance?

FedEx’s origin story demonstrates the creative genius of founder and CEO Fred Smith. The idea was put forth in a Yale University undergraduate term paper in which Smith proposed a system specifically designed to accommodate time-sensitive shipments such as medicine, computer parts and electronics. Smith implemented plans put forth in his term paper, and Federal […]

WFS receives CEIV Pharma cert at Paris airport

Cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) recently received IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) at its new Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) pharma center. The center opened last year and is expected to handle more than 8,000 tonnes of cargo in 2020. According to WFS, about 30 airlines […]

LATAM strategic South American expansion boosts flower shipments

This Valentine’s Day love is in the air, like the yearly shipments of holiday flowers. LATAM Cargo flew more than 210 767-300F aircraft out of Colombia and Ecuador, carrying 12,600 tons of flowers for the 2020 Valentine’s Day season, the carrier said in a press release. This year’s figure represents a growth of 45% year […]

Southwest sees return on sustainability investments

Southwest Airlines continues to advance its commitment to sustainability in aviation through investments in flight planning technology and renewable jet fuel produced in Oregon, increasing its jet fuel efficiency to save nearly 13 million gallons of fuel in 2018. The Dallas-based airline, which has been recognized in past years for its efforts to reduce its […]

Emirates SkyCargo introduces bonded trucking corridors to Riyadh

Emirates SkyCargo has introduced two bonded trucking corridors in Saudi Arabia connecting the airports in Dammam (DMM) and Medina (MED) with Riyadh (RUH). The carrier said in a press release it has launched these two new corridors in response to customer demand, and to provide additional capacity options for businesses overseas sending cargo to Riyadh. […]

Announcing the Cargo Airport Growth Summit agenda

Air Cargo World has officially released the agenda for its brand-new event, Cargo Airport Growth Summit, to be held June 3-4 at the Conrad Miami. The Summit is a new opportunity for cargo airport stakeholders to dive into strategies for how to advance air cargo operations at airports. A few of the exciting sessions at […]

OPEC revises global jet fuel demand down due to coronavirus

OPEC yesterday negatively revised its forecast for global jet fuel demand, with the new coronavirus outbreak in mainland China accounting for most of the projected slump. Globally, OPEC estimates 100.73 million barrels of oil will be consumed per day in 2020, with the second half of the year recording higher consumption than the first, according […]

Amazon looks to build disruptive ‘startup cargo airline’

The story has been updated with comment from Amazon. Amazon, the e-commerce giant, appears to be planning an expansion of its already substantial air cargo operations.  According to a job posting that has since been removed but can be viewed here, the company’s Amazon Air Science and Technology team is looking to hire an applied scientist “to help scale […]

LATAM Cargo strengthens inter-Americas trade with two new routes

LATAM Cargo today announced it will begin service on two new cargo routes between Miami (MIA), Panama (PTY) and Bogota (BOG); and between MIA and Cali (CLO), that are intended to increase capacity from North America to Central and South America. Both routes began operations Feb. 11, and will be served on a permanent basis, […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo expands services to South Africa, Cuba

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will expand its winter program services to South Africa and Cuba from Heathrow (LHR) this year with the launch of a new daily Cape Town (CPT) service on Oct. 25, as well as an additional weekly service to Havana (HAV). Cape Town will be a new destination for Virgin Atlantic, which will […]

New Airbus MAVERIC designed for fuel efficiency

Airbus SE unveiled a model of futuristic-looking aircraft with a blended-wing body designed to reduce fuel consumption at the Singapore Air Show on Tuesday. The 2-meter long demonstrator model, which the Toulouse-based aircraft manufacturer has nicknamed MAVERIC, for Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls, features two rear-mounted twin engines and was […]

CCA to launch perishable shipment data sharing tests

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) plans to launch a new series of data sharing tests called the “LAX Initiative” in the coming months, and leverage the initiative to monitor perishable shipments on global trade lanes in a bid to improve supply chain management and reduce food loss. The LAX Initiative is built upon a previous […]

Hawaiian Airlines initiatives reduce fuel burn

Hawaiian Airlines continues to lower its annual jet fuel burn, despite unique obstacles to biofuel production and disproportionately high jet fuel consumption. The airline is the state’s largest and has served the four major islands longer than any other. “Since the inception of the fuel efficiency campaign we have steadily implemented initiatives to reach almost […]
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