Caryn Livingston

Caryn Livingston

Caryn Livingston is Editor of the monthly magazine Air Cargo World and Deputy Editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, Cargo Facts, and its weekly e-mail publication Cargo Facts Update. Prior to joining Cargo Facts in 2017, Caryn worked as a journalist in Houston covering the oil and gas industry. She holds a BA in English from the University of Tulsa and an MA in Literature from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

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, […]

GBA gets German seal of approval for secured air cargo transport

The United Kingdom-based logistics operator GBA Services received approval as a “registered haulier” under the German Aviation Act, granting the company’s recently launched German branch approval to transport all secured air cargo alongside known consignors and agents. The German Aviation Act was recently strengthened to require shippers, freight forwarders and hauliers working on their behalf […]

Valentine’s Day roses won’t come cheap after Kenya capacity crunch

If you haven’t yet picked up the traditional dozen roses for your significant other this Valentine’s Day, it isn’t too late – but be prepared to pay a premium over even the typical seasonal increase, after an airfreight capacity shortage nearly stranded the blooms in Kenya. As reported in today’s Wall Street Journal, the increase […]

With lowered tariffs, Tigers expects increase in lobster exports to China

Tiger Fresh, the perishables forwarding arm of Hong Kong-based Tigers, is expecting a jump in demand for Western Australian rock lobsters into China after import tariffs on the crustaceans were lowered from 6 percent to 3 percent under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Demand for China’s lobster imports is typically seasonal, and the upcoming Chinese […]

Flower power delivers sweet Valentine’s Day for carriers

Chalk up two more carriers looking forward to a happy Valentine’s Day this week, as Luxembourg-based Cargolux added an extra 1,200 tonnes of capacity to its 20 weekly flights out of Nairobi, Quito and Bogota. Meanwhile, LATAM Cargo reported shipping more than 9,500 tons of flowers in the four weeks leading up to tomorrow’s holiday. […]

Nippon, SIA Cargo implement codeshare deal

Japan-based Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) and Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand their current block-space agreement with cargo codeshare agreements on routes between Tokyo and Singapore. The new codeshare routes will commence from April 1, assuming the deal receives approval from regulators. NCA operates six scheduled cargo flights […]

Delta Cargo’s ‘Pharma 4’ program adds 8 new destinations

Atlanta-based Delta Cargo has added eight new destinations to its “Pharma 4” program for the shipment of products at room temperature, bringing Delta Cargo’s pharma network to a total of 49 locations worldwide. New locations in Delta Cargo’s Pharma 4 program include Bogota, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney, São Paolo, Frankfurt and Seoul. The carrier […]

Singapore Air Show: Could we see CEIV for perishables soon?

SINGAPORE — Will the industry soon see a set of standards for the airfreight handling of perishables? Opinions at Changi Airport (SIN) are mixed, here on the floor of the Singapore Air Show. Yesterday, Singapore Airlines Cargo senior manager Clinton Tan told Air Cargo World that IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification program was necessary to get stakeholders aligned […]

Singapore Air Show: Drone tech is ready, but are we?

SINGAPORE—Alongside announcements of new freighter conversion orders and rumors of aircraft orders, the Singapore Air Show’s approach to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in airfreight service focused on the long-term promise of technology that may take time to pay off, but has the potential to remake the industry once it does – if the industry can […]

Southwest Cargo Suite to launch in March

The airfreight sector, long known for lagging other industries in implementing advancements, is finally making moves to catch up with the technological times, carrier by carrier. One recent example is Southwest Cargo, which announced its planned implementation of a new point-of-sale system, called Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS), schedule to launch on March 25. The biggest […]

CEVA expands in Spain with new multi-user warehouse

Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics opened its third multi-user warehouse, in Alovera, Spain, northeast of Madrid. So far, one customer is already operating from the new site, CEVA said today. The warehouse is located near two major motorways in the area and includes 400 square meters of office facilities and nearly 16.000 square meters […]

Final 2017 results show healthy growth, yields for airfreight industry

The double-digit growth recorded through most of 2017 added up to the strongest growth over a calendar year since 2010, IATA reported today, as freight tonne kilometers across the airfreight industry rose by 9 percent for the year, compared to 2016. Last year saw improvement in world trade conditions generally, while resulting demand for manufactured […]

AAPA’s 2017 results confirm strength in airfreight

If months of double-digit growth during 2017 weren’t sufficiently convincing, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released final numbers for the year, showing how airlines based in the region saw demand in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) rise 9.8 percent, compared to 2016. Strong year-over-year FTK growth of 7.5 percent in December capped off a […]
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