Brianne Ledda

Cargolux signs labor agreements with unions LCGB, OGBL

Today, after a year of negotiations, Cargolux signed two new collective work agreements (CWAs) with unions LCGB and OGBL that will cover more than 1,300 employees at the airline.  One agreement extends from Dec. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2019. The second will begin with the new year and extend through the end of 2022.   New terms dictate a 6% salary increase for ground staff […]

Asia Pacific consumers prefer low costs and flexible shipping, UPS study says

Yesterday, UPS released a study on the habits of online shoppers in the Asia Pacific. Some of the key findings guiding habits, the study found, were delivery cost, flexibility and service quality.  The study finds that high delivery costs are the number one reason that consumers may abandon their online shopping cart. 39% of consumers surveyed opt not to […]

United Cargo expands TempControl network and services

Today, United Cargo announced that it would be expanding its TempControl services for shipping pharmaceutical, helathcare material and other temperature-sensitive cargo to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) through an interline agreement with AeroUnion.  Under the agreement, United Cargo will transport TempControl shipments to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which will then be transferred to AeroUnion’s daily widebody service to MEX. TempControl shipments going to MEX can depart from any certified handling location in the […]

Bulgaria selects Munich Airport, Meridiam, STRABAG consortium for Sofia Airport 

The Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications selected a consortium comprised of German operator Munich Airport, French investment firm Meridiam and Austrian construction company STRABAG to jointly operate Bulgaria’s Sofia Airport (SOF), according to a statement Munich Airport released yesterday.  The consortium was selected following a global tender process conducted by the Bulgarian Government, with the support of […]

AAPA: Industry weakness persists with June’s 7.2% declines in FTKs for Asia

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released preliminary traffic figures indicating a 7.2% year-on-year decline in air cargo demand as measured in freight tonne kilometers for June. According to the AAPA, this is the eighth consecutive month of declining traffic and volumes for the region.  The average international freight load factor for the month fell 5.1 percentage points to […]

FedEx held back Huawei shipments, Chinese authorities say

Chinese authorities accused FedEx of intentionally holding back Huawei shipments from entering the country, in addition to other legal violations, state news agency XinhuaNet reported today.   The integrator accidentally diverted Huawei packages from the United Kingdom to the United States last month, leading FedEx to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce for an undue burden to “police” shipments after the […]

Kuehne + Nagel expands network with Jöbstl Group, Worldwide Perishable Canada acquisitions

Kuehne + Nagel is expanding its logistics division with the acquisitions of Jöbstl Group, a medium-sized logistics company based in Austria, and Worldwide Perishable Canada Co. (WWP), a large perishables cargo company based in Canada.  With its integration into Kuehne + Nagel, Jöbstl Group will provide the overall group access to its existing overland network in Eastern Europe and 130 overland branch offices […]

Korean Air signs Unilode lease

Earlier this week, Korean Air announced a five-year lease with unit load device (ULD) management company Unilode Aviation Solutions.   Unilode will oversee Korean Air’s fleet of more than 16,000 containers and pallets. In accordance with the agreement, the management company will set up a regional ULD management office at Incheon International Airport (ICN), in addition to taking over Korean Air’s […]

PayCargo files lawsuit against competitor CargoSprint 

Logistics payment platform PayCargo LLC filed for damages against competitor CargoSprint and CargoSprint’s founder and CEO Joshua Wolf in a Georgia federal court on July 19, alleging that the company was engaging in “anticompetitive conduct.”  PayCargo alleged in the suit that CargoSprint used its status as a PayCargo customer to “obtain and unlawfully leverage PayCargo’s confidential information and trade secrets” and is attempting to “replicate PayCargo’s software and related systems functions,” in addition to illegally requiring CargoSprint’s SprintPass customers to exclusively use CargoSprint’s SprintPay.   […]

FedEx Express names SAB Express as international service provider in Saudia Arabia 

Earlier this week, FedEx Express appointed SAB Express its global service provider for its international services in Saudi Arabia. The move will connect Saudi Arabia with more than 220 countries and territories through FedEx’s network.  A former provider for TNT Express, which FedEx acquired in 2016, SAB became the licensee of FedEx Express in the Saudi Arabia market following the acquisition.   This new appointment indicates the expanded relationship developing between FedEx Express and […]

Sennder raises $70m in bid to take on antiquated logistics market

Berlin-based ground logistics company Sennder recently secured US$70 million in a Series C funding round led by Lakestar, according to TechCrunch, which estimates that Sennder’s valuation is approximately US$300 million.  Sennder raised a Series B totaling $30 million earlier this spring. The startup intends to carve out a niche in the European logistics market by supporting the operations of “full truck […]

Update: Lakeland Airport prepares for bids on facilities in Amazon lease agreement

This week, the city government of Lakeland, Florida, announced via Twitter that it is moving forward in its plans to rehabilitate an air cargo facility at Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) as part of its major lease agreement with Amazon. In the twitter statement, the government said that the runway rehabilitation project will be ready to open for bids by August.  City officials approved Amazon’s proposal to invest $100 million […]

Sluggish demand from high-yield cargo verticals hits Panalpina in 1H19 

Swiss  forwarding giant Panalpina reported airfreight volumes up 5% year-over-year to 512,000 tonnes for the first half of 2019 as recent acquisitions began to boost turnover.   Despite the higher overall volumes for the first half of the year, airfreight gross profit was 5% lower at US$342 million (CHF 337.2 million), which, Panalpina blamed on lower demand from high-yield verticals, such as automotive. As a result, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) for airfreight dropped 28% […]

YTO Cargo Airlines launches new routes to Philippines, Uzbekistan

Earlier this week, YTO Cargo Airlines expanded its network with the launch of two new routes to Tashkent International Airport (TAS) in Uzbekistan and Manila International Airport (MNL) in the Philippines.   YTO will utilize a B737F to operate the first route connecting Western China’s Ürümqi International Airport (URC) to Uzbekistan’s Tashkent International Airport (TAS) that the carrier first flew earlier this week, on July 15. According to YTO, […]
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