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.

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

LATAM Cargo’s ‘Solidarity Plane’ delivers aid to Puerto Rico

LATAM Cargo transported more than 40 tonnes of disaster relief supplies from Miami to Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria more than a month after the Category 4 storm hit on Sept. 20. The humanitarian aid came aboard a 767 freighter through LATAM’s “Solidarity Plane” initiative, which […]

Air France-KLM adds four cargo stops to winter schedule

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo is adding four new cargo destinations from its hubs Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS) to its winter route. The new season begins on Oct. 29 and runs through March 25, 2018. The carrier will offer two weekly 777-200 flights from CDG to Malé (MLE) in the Maldives. […]

Cathay Pacific first Hong Kong carrier to earn CEIV pharma cert

Cathay Pacific received Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), making it the first Hong Kong-based airline to earn the designation. At Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Cathay now joins a list of supply-chain services that also have earned the CEIV cert, including Cathay […]

K+N, JD.com team up on quality control system for imports

Swiss forwarder Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is partnering with Beijing-based e-commerce company JD.com to create a supply-chain system to manage quality control of imports to China. The two companies have designed a “Transfer Centre” approach that incorporates checks for quality control at a consolidation warehouse in Japan before goods are shipped to China. The Transfer […]

U.K. aims for final proposal on Heathrow expansion in 2018

The saga continues for London Heathrow’s third runway expansion, as the U.K.’s Transport Secretary Chris Grayling began a consultation period on a revised version of the airport’s national policy statement. The goal is to publish final proposals for the LHR expansion during the first half of 2018, which will be subject to a vote in […]

WFS gets handling contract for Qatar’s Pittsburgh freighter stop

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) was awarded the cargo handling contract for Qatar Airways Cargo’s new twice-weekly scheduled 777 freighter stop at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Qatar Airways Cargo launched the new stop on Oct. 11, making Pittsburgh the thirteenth U.S. city in Qatar Cargo’s network, and Qatar Airways the first international airline with scheduled freighter […]

AAPA cargo volume growth keeps up rapid pace

Despite predictions of a slow-down in year-over-year volume growth likely to coincide with last year’s September uptick in cargo volumes, September 2017 kept up the double-digit increase in cargo traffic volumes, at least among Asia-based cargo carriers. The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported y-o-y growth of 11.4 percent in September, when freight tonne […]

TIACA launches new air cargo rating platform: CSQ

Before making plans for dinner, you probably vet restaurants you’re considering with a visit to Yelp. Why shouldn’t you do the same thing when it comes to airfreight? The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is trying to give shippers that option through an initiative launched yesterday at its 2017 Executive Summit in Miami. The initiative, […]

USPS plans autonomous vehicle tests on rural routes

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is following in the steps – or in this case, the wheels – of integrators like UPS, FedEx and DHL by testing an autonomous delivery vehicle on rural routes, in partnership with the University of Michigan. If successful, USPS expects to deploy the vehicles on 28,000 rural routes by 2025. […]

U.K.-based Airlander cashes in with U.S. crowdfunding

U.K.-based Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) opened a crowdfunding round in the United States for its Airlander 10 hybrid airship, which resumed test flights in May, following a nine-month hiatus after sustaining damage during a rough landing in August 2016. Airlander closed two successful crowdfunding rounds in the U.K., but U.S. investors were barred from investing […]
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