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.

HKIA cargo passes 5 million tonnes in 2017 as hub nears 20th birthday

As the latest update in 2017’s air cargo growth story, for the first time, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported a total handle of more than 5 million tonnes of airfreight for the year, just as the hub prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its opening this year. For 2017, HKIA handled 4.94 million […]

CEVA Logistics extends Malaysia Colgate-Palmolive deal

Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has extended its warehousing contract with Colgate-Palmolive in Malaysia for another three years, bringing the total length of the companies’ working relationship to more than 18 years. The contract is for home, personal and oral care products received by CEVA at its facility in the city of Shah Alam. […]

JD.com invests in Vietnamese e-commerce platform Tiki

Beijing-based JD.com – China’s largest e-commerce company by revenue – is expanding its Southeast Asia footprint with an investment in Vietnam e-commerce platform Tiki. JD.com said today it signed the share subscription agreement in Tiki’s recent financing round. Once the round closes, JD.com will be one of Tiki’s largest shareholders, and will partner with the […]

Temasek, Kuehne + Nagel to form logistics investment JV

Startups are typically known for disrupting established industries and forcing current market leaders to innovate to compete, but at least one leading forwarder said it is welcoming such disruption. Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel (K+N), in partnership with Singapore investment company Temasek, is creating a joint venture (JV) company to invest in logistics start-ups. K+N and […]

Freight prices eased, but now set to rebound, says Freightos

Airfreight prices that finally relaxed after the 2017 holiday season are poised to increase again with the approach of the Chinese New Year, occurring this year in mid-February, according to estimates from online pricing platform Freightos. During December, prices more than doubled on some routes, with shipments between Asia and Europe increasing to a rate […]

BRUcloud Slot Booking App to launch next week

In the air cargo field, ground handling and technology adoption rates are recurring targets for criticism. With the launch of its new BRUcloud slot-booking service, the Brussels Airport (BRU) cargo community is set to kill two birds with one app. The “Slot Booking App” (one of several applications on the BRUcloud data-sharing platform) is set […]

Crane Worldwide expands Middle East presence with Saudi office

Houston-based Crane Worldwide Logistics is opening another office, this one located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, as part of the customs brokerage and logistics company’s strategy to establish offices in what it sees as up-and-coming logistics hubs. Gerard Ryan, regional vice president of Europe, Middle East, India and Africa for Crane Worldwide, said that, “With economic […]

IATA confirms healthy airfreight growth for November

The results are in for November and, as expected, IATA reported that growth in the airfreight industry picked up substantially with the move into peak season, with freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) increasing by 8.8 percent, year-over-year, for the month. While growth remains healthy, and November significantly outperformed October’s still-impressive 5.9 percent, y-o-y, growth, November figures […]

U.S. Marine Corps officially opens Japanese airfreight facility

The air transportation division of the U.S. Marine Corps held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new airfreight facility in Iwakuni, Japan, on Jan. 8., marking the site’s full launch after a partial opening in October 2017. The roughly 50,000-square-foot airfreight facility will support the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in Iwakuni. “Before the new addition, […]

Precision redelivered 3 757 conversions in December

December was a busy month for freighter deliveries, as Precision Aircraft Solutions redelivered three 757 passenger-to-freighter conversions – not just in time for peak-season demand, which swelled in November, but in plenty of time to help move current peak-season traffic that is expected to remain strong until the Chinese New year, which occurs in mid-February. […]

Turkish Airlines orders 3 more 777 freighters from Boeing

Turkish Airlines ordered three additional 777 freighters from Boeing, only weeks after the carrier took delivery of its first two 777Fs last month – suggesting that chief cargo officer Turhan Ozen is serious about expanding the carrier’s cargo business and ranking among the top five cargo players globally by 2023. "These freighter orders will surely […]

Brussels Airport’s 2017 cargo handle up 8.3 percent from 2016

For most airports, 2017 was a very good year for cargo. But at Brussels Airport (BRU), which reported its total 2017 cargo handle at 535,634 tonnes, for an increase of 8.3 percent, year-over-year, 2017 represented the biggest surge in volume in the last decade. All cargo segments at the airport experienced growth during the year, […]

Phoenix airport creates ‘SkyBridge Arizona’ hub for U.S., Mexico customs

In a bid to better facilitate cross-border e-commerce, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced plans to create “SkyBridge Arizona” to house customs operations for the United States and Mexico at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA). The formation of SkyBridge Arizona includes historic agreements between U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Mexico’s Administracion General de Aduanas and AZA, […]

Peli BioThermal adds exec to manage ‘Crēdo on Demand’ expansion

Last year, temperature-controlled packaging company Peli BioThermal Ltd. launched service centers in Puerto Rico and Belgium, offering repair and conditioning of the passively cooled bulk containers in its “Crēdo on Demand” rental program. This year, the company is adding 12 more of these service centers in locations such as Tokyo, Seoul, Mexico City and San […]
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