New Pelican BioThermal packaging center opens in Belgium

The temperature-controlled packaging company Pelican BioThermal (Peli) will hold a grand opening of its new Brussels service center on Nov. 9. The Brussels facility will serve as a receipt and return center for rentals of Peli’s reusable Credo temperature-controlled packaging for pharmaceutical transport. The Brussels center is the second such European facility to open after […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 6, 2017

Tel Aviv is newest destination in CargoLogicAir’s freighter network

Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary and British all-cargo airline CargoLogicAir (CLA) is adding another destination to its network of scheduled freighter operations with the addition of a weekly 747-400F flight from Frankfurt to Tel Aviv. The new service will begin on Nov. 10, with Friday departures from Frankfurt, but CLA’s outbound service on the route will switch […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 3, 2017

WFS lifts November spirits with 3,000 tonnes of wine

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is well into the annual delivery of France’s Beaujolais Nouveau wine ahead of Beaujolais Nouveau Day on Nov. 16. This year, WFS is coordinating delivery of more than 3,000 tonnes of the wine to customers in Asia. Beaujolais Nouveau Day is traditionally held on the third Thursday of November each year, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 2, 2017

MIA debuts web-based cargo flight tracker

Soon shippers, freight forwarders and anyone else with skin in the air cargo game will be able to view real-time flight information for airfreight moving through Miami International Airport (MIA), as the Miami-Dave Aviation Department launches its MIA Cargo Flight Tracker. The web-based tracker is the first of its kind from an airport based in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 2, 2017

IATA, WorldACD: Volume growth rates tap the brakes in September

While freight rates hit their highest level since January in September, according to Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index, year-over-year volume growth slowed to its lowest rate in months, with WorldACD reporting September y-o-y growth of 8.8 percent and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reporting 9.2 percent growth. The slow-down in growth comes as little […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 1, 2017

Drewry: Peak season boosts September freight rates – finally

Airfreight’s peak season is finally being reflected in freight rates for East-West routes. After remaining surprisingly flat through August, airfreight rates rose to their highest average rate since January with a seasonal boost, climbing to US$2.68 for September, according to Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index. This brings airfreight rates to about where they were last […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 1, 2017

Blown Away: Big data for disaster avoidance

A common industry theme in how best to face disaster scenarios like the recent hurricanes is to use emerging technology offerings to make informed, intelligent decisions ahead of time wherever possible. Some of the available options include Resilinc, DHL’s Resilience360 and C.H. Robinson’s Navisphere, which use big-data analysis and real-time information updates to help shippers, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 31, 2017

IAG Cargo gets boost from Asia-Pacific demand, oceanfreight congestion

IAG Cargo’s revenue increased by 4.3 percent for the first nine months of 2017, rising to €775 million as the carrier’s total cargo tonne kilometers (CTKs) also rose. Over the third quarter of 2017, cargo revenue increased 7.9 percent year-over-year, to €259 million. The carrier attributed growth to stronger performance in the Asia-Pacific region after […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 31, 2017

FIATA deal with GS1 promotes digitalization for forwarders

In a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and GS1, a working group from the two organizations, will begin digitalization of FIATA documents using GS1’s global identification system. FIATA said that, to begin the process, its Advisory Body Information Technology (ABIT) group will follow “a step-by-step approach for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 31, 2017

American Airlines Q3 ops impacted by hurricanes

While American Airlines reported an increase in total revenue of 2.7 percent during the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same quarter in 2016, net income for the airline in Q3 fell by 15.3 percent to US$624 million, as the carrier’s operations were negatively impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which struck the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 27, 2017

Oman Air launches ERP system through SmartKargo

Oman Air Cargo implemented its new cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system through its IT provider, SmartKargo. SmartKargo’s ERP system allows web access for the carrier’s agents and employees, and digitalizes key airfreight processes, including e-airway bills and associated documents in an “e-pouch.” “We can now provide easy, secure access via integration with any business […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 27, 2017

IATA carrier business confidence outlook strongest in the last decade

In its most recent quarterly survey of airline business confidence, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) found that 80 percent of airline CFOs and heads of cargo saw an improvement in third-quarter profitability compared with the same quarter of 2016 – making it the strongest outcome IATA has seen in a decade. Demand for airfreight […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 27, 2017

Cargolux, SkyCell partner on pharma container deal

Luxembourg-based airfreight carrier Cargolux is partnering with ULD manufacturer SkyCell to offer temperature-controlled containers to Cargolux’s pharmaceutical customers. With the SkyCell containers, Cargolux will be able to maintain pharma products for several days at several temperature ranges, including +2°C to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C, even with external temperatures ranging from -35°C to +65°C. The […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 27, 2017

DSV’s Q3 earnings, volume growth up with UTi integration

Danish freight-forwarder DSV is continuing to reap the benefits of last year’s acquisition of U.S.-based 3PL UTi Worldwide, as the integration of its operations with DSV’s pushed up the company’s earnings before income and taxes (EBIT) for the third quarter by 34.4 percent, year-over-year. Airfreight tonnage also rose 11.7 percent over the same time period. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 26, 2017
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