Pouwels will lead Schiphol cargo team in new department

Following February’s decision to move Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s (AMS) cargo department under the umbrella of the airport’s new Aviation Department, AMS has announced that the current director of business development for cargo, Bart Pouwels, will lead the cargo team in the new department, effective April 2. The new division at AMS includes five teams: Cargo; […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 19, 2018

WCS 2018: An inside look at Southwest Cargo

DALLAS — As a last stop in Dallas following this week’s World Cargo Symposium, the Air Cargo World team received a tour of locally-based Southwest Airlines’ cargo operations at Dallas Love Field (DAL). The carrier is scheduled to launch its new Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS) on March 25, which will allow it to begin international cargo service between […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 16, 2018

WCS 2018: Are ‘baby steps’ too slow for perishables market?

DALLAS – Panelists at yesterday’s IATA World Cargo Symposium session covering nonpharmaceutical perishables agreed that the largest challenges currently facing perishables transport relate to a lack of communication between the different players. Solving that problem should be as simple as sharing data across the logistics chain, but unwillingness across the industry to share data among […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 15, 2018

WCS 2018: The cross-border wave is coming – are you ready?

DALLAS – During Tuesday’s e-commerce panel at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium, e-commerce growth was a foregone conclusion, leaving panelists to discuss the more important question — is the air cargo logistics chain ready for the coming wave? “We expect by 2020 we will see a triplification of cross-border flow,” said Liam O’Sullivan, director of operations […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 14, 2018

WCS 2018: Schooling shippers in CEIV

DALLAS — As with the proverbial horse that is led to water it refuses to drink, air cargo players offering shipments certified by the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) have found their own challenge in shippers not taking advantage of the available pharma shipment options. Shippers instead opt to […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 13, 2018

CEVA’s Malaysia footprint grows with new multi-user facility

Netherlands-based supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has doubled its former presence in Penang, Malaysia, with the opening of a new 70,000-square-foot multi-user warehouse. The new facility is in the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone Phase IV, about a 10-minute drive from both the Penang International Airport (PEN) and the Penang bridge connecting the island […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 9, 2018

IATA January figures point to ‘solid, rather than spectacular’ growth

Airfreight’s dramatic upswing in 2017 makes the year a tough act to follow, and industry data reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicates 2018 is unlikely to outshine the volume growth of the past year. IATA reported a robust – but not remarkable – industry-wide freight tonne kilometer (FTK) growth rate of 8 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 8, 2018

Unisys aims for smarter security with LineSight software

IT and software company Unisys Corp. is introducing its new machine learning and predictive data analytics software LineSight to address global concerns over cargo and passenger security in air transport. The LineSight software uses algorithms to analyze large amounts of data from multiple sources and alerts border security agents to potential threats in real-time. In […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 6, 2018

Clicks, Bricks & Orders: Warehousing gets an e-commerce makeover

  Think about the last time you bought something online. If you live in the United States, you most likely visited Amazon.com, selected the exact product you wanted from a range of similar options, added it to your shopping cart and checked out. From there, the product left one of Amazon’s cavernous distribution centers and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 1, 2018

How is 2018 shaping up? Results unclear, say industry groups

With airfreight performance results in for January, indicating 9.4 percent year-over-year growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) among Asia-Pacific carriers, and 16.8 percent y-o-y yield growth worldwide, industry groups WorldACD and the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) are optimistic for the year ahead. However, the sunny forecast comes with a “wait and see” attitude […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 28, 2018

American Airlines, Qantas seek regulatory approval for joint business agreement

American Airlines and Australian carrier Qantas Airways resubmitted an application yesterday to form a joint business on routes between North America, Australia and New Zealand with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Under the proposed agreement, the airlines would greatly expand codeshare flights between the United States and the Australian continent. While the proposal highlights passenger […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 27, 2018

SF Express secures regulatory approval for Ezhou Airport project

China’s State Council approved the construction of a new US$5.9 billion airport in Ezhou, Hubei Province, last week, after SF Airlines and the Hubei provincial government signed a cooperation agreement to jointly plan, construct and operate the Ezhou Airport in December. The airport terminal facilities are designed to handle annual cargo throughput of 2.45 million […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 27, 2018

Cross-border B2B e-commerce will need to act more like B2C, says DHL white paper

In a white paper on how e-commerce is changing business-to-business sales, DHL Express noted that the value of cross-border B2B transactions is expected to reach US$1.2 trillion within the next five years – and companies wishing to grab their share of that value must offer flexible online shopping experiences to do so. Some features B2B […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 26, 2018

Southwest Cargo set to begin international shipments in May

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Southwest Airlines is getting serious about cargo, with today’s announcement that, following the rollout of its new Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS) point-of-sale system in March, Southwest Airlines Cargo will begin international cargo shipments to destinations in Mexico in May. The carrier will kick off its shipments to Mexico, with destinations including Mexico City, Cancun, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 19, 2018
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