Brianne Ledda

Cargolux Italia adds connection between Milan and Incheon

Cargolux Italia, the Cargolux Airlines subsidiary, launched a new route between Malpensa International Airport (MXP) in Milan, Italy, and Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday.  The twice-weekly service will depart from MXP on Tuesdays and Sundays. Cargolux expects that the freighters operating the route will primarily transport fashion goods, luxury cars, pharmaceuticals, machineries and perishable goods.  CEO Fabrizio Cortese noted in […]

DHL Supply Chain launches smart warehouse in Singapore

DHL Supply Chain recently launched a smart warehouse for international food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak in Singapore. The warehouse integrates internet of things (IoT) technology with data analytics to constantly monitor and maintain the conditions of perishable goods.   The combination of big data and IoT technology allows Tetra Pak to troubleshoot problems in real time. For instance, warehouse supervisors […]

Air Canada Cargo selects Ultramar Cargo as new handler in Chile

Air Canada Cargo switched ground handlers to Ultramar Cargo at Santiago Airport (SCL) earlier this month to fit changing needs, General Manager Rene Rojas told Air Cargo World.  The carrier will continue to offer outgoing shipments the same services that it previously did, including AC Cool Chain, AC DGR, AC Live and AC Secure – temperature-controlled facilities, safe transport for dangerous goods, animal transport and secure transport […]

United Cargo, Freightos team up on booking portal 

Today, United Cargo announced that it will be working with WebCargo by Freightos, a freight sales digitization platform, to develop an online booking portal.  The portal – which will support customers’ ability to book online, view prices, and see real-time updates on United’s cargo network – will be the first in a series of digital upgrades that the carrier plans to implement. Further details are yet to be announced.  Digitization has been a […]

On Prime Day, pilot union shows solidarity for Amazon strikers 

Pilot union Teamsters Local 1224, which represents pilots who fly for Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Air, announced that it would be standing in solidarity with Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota striking on Prime Day, today.  The union president, pilot Daniel C. Wells, said that they hope Amazon takes the strike seriously.   “As we know firsthand, Amazon’s business model too […]

Virgin Atlantic awards WTA Aviation, Swissport service contracts

Today, Virgin Atlantic Cargo announced it awarded contracts to Israel-based air cargo sales agent WTA Aviation and Swissport that will support the carrier’s upcoming daily flights between Heathrow Airport (LHR), and Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv, Israel, which begin on September 25.  Under its contract with Virgin Atlantic Cargo, WTA Aviation will be responsible for selling the 20 tonnes of daily cargo […]

LATAM Airlines, Menzies Aviation renew ground handling contract out of Colombian airports

Today, Menzies Aviation announced the renewal of its contract to provide ground handling services for LATAM Airlines at four airports in Colombia – El Dorado (BOG), José María Córdova International Airport (MDE), Alfonso Bonilla Aragón (CLO) and Ernesto Cortissoz (BAQ).  The contract renewal adds three more years to the companies’ seven years of collaborative work out of the airports to date.   Beyond this development, Menzies Aviation also recently renewed its ground handling contract with Thai […]

RiverOak to build cargo hub at Manston Airport

RiverOak Strategic Partners acquired Manston Airport (MSE) for £16.5 million in a transaction that was completed earlier this week, Director George Yerrall confirmed to Air Cargo World.  The U.K.-registered company, which has spent over £30 million on the acquisition so far, plans to convert the site to a cargo hub. Yerrall said RiverOak anticipates a late 2021 opening, taking into consideration that RiverOak can’t begin construction unless the U.K. government approves […]

Jettainer, WestJet extend contract 

ULD management company Jettainer announced today the extension of its contract with WestJet for another five years.  The contract wasn’t set to expire for two more years.  The number of containers and pallets that WestJet controls increased from approximately 350 to 2,000 units.   This is Jettainer’s third agreement this year. It extended its cooperation agreement with American Airlines for another five years last month, with a commitment […]

IATA, ATA call for industry adoption of CEIV Live Animals Cert 

Yesterday, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Animal Transport Association (ATA) to encourage industry adoption of IATA’s CEIV Live Animals Certification, during the recent ATA 49th Annual Conference in Budapest.  Under the MoU, ATA will encourage its members to pursue attainment of the CEIV Live Animals certification program, which establishes baseline standards protecting animal welfare in handling and […]

Dachser expands network in Ireland with Johnston Logistics acquisition 

Germany-based logistics company Dachser announced today that it has acquired Ireland-based Johnston Logistics Ltd., which will be fully integrated into the Dachser network and officially launched as Dachser Ireland Ltd. by September this year.  According to the press release, Dachser and Johnson Logistics have been partners since 2007. The new acquisition and integration by Johnson Logistics into Dachser comes approximately two years after Dachser bought […]

Swissport, Brussels Airport plan new pharma center

Today, Swissport announced its plans to develop a new pharmaceutical center at Brussels Airport (BRU).  Swissport’s pharmaceutical center will provide 25,000 square meters of warehouse space, offices and 3,620 square meters of space for temperature-sensitive biopharmaceutical products. The warehouse space will include an automated Material Handling System (MHS), 50 truck loading bays, “speed gates” for air cargo and a four-story office […]

Ethiopian’s new Chongqing frequency expands China’s Belt and Road initiative

Today, Ethiopian Airlines announced the addition of a weekly cargo flight from Chongqing (CKG), China to locations in Africa and South America. Beyond expanding the Ethiopian flag carrier’s network, the route also serves as an extension to China’s Belt and Road initiative.  The new route, which Ethiopian Airlines began operating at the end of June, begins at Shanghai Pudong […]

Magnate Worldwide sells PTL ground logistics company

International logistics company Magnate Worldwide sold Premium Transportation Logistics (PTL), a ground logistics company, to the trucking company’s senior management team last week.  “We became sort of an inconsequential part of [Magnate’s] story so it made more sense for us to spin off,” PTL President Jeff Curry told Air Cargo World, pointing out that the larger […]
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