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.

Rhenus opens doors at new Italian branch office

The Rhenus Group opened a new branch office and warehouse in the Lazio region of Italy near Rome on Oct. 12, expanding its coverage in the area surrounding the Italian capital. The new warehouse, located in a Riano logistics park, includes 20 gates and hydraulic ramps, 19 van distribution gates, storage capacity of 12,500 pallet […]

AMS slot scarcity pressures freighters

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s annual maximum of 500,000 air traffic movements (ATMs) is challenging freighter operations at the airport and has led the Dutch airfreight community association Air Cargo the Netherlands (CAN) to request a local rule from the Airport Slot Coordination Committee to exempt full-freighter operations from the restrictions. While Dutch officials said the rule […]

Alaska ‘combi’ aircraft goes into retirement [VIDEO]

Marking the end of an era at Alaska Airlines, the last of the carrier’s 737-400 combi fleet is scheduled for official retirement tomorrow. The five combi aircraft will be replaced by three converted 737-700 freighters, the first of which began commercial service last month. Alaska expects the combis will undergo conversion to full freighter configuration […]

K+N airfreight volumes take off in first nine months of 2017

During the first nine months of the year, Swiss logistics company Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) saw its airfreight volumes rise by more than 180,000 tonnes for an increase of 19 percent. Most of K+N’s growth was driven by specialized cargo including pharmaceutical, high-tech, automotive and perishables. The logistics company has been quick to integrate its […]

IBS Software wins contract to manage Etihad online cargo ops

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways awarded a multi-year contract to IBS Software for the management of its cargo sales and operations through IBS Software’s iCargo product. Under the contract, iCargo will automate Etihad Cargo’s network-wide booking, pricing and capacity management operations and perform real-time revenue management, and shipment status and quality management monitoring. “We are also […]

WCA seals deal to acquire majority interest in EGLN

Freight forwarding network WCA has agreed to acquire a majority ownership interest in its rival freight and logistics network, ELITE Global Logistics Network (EGLN), in a deal that will combine the networks’ programs and benefits. The agreement will officially begin on Jan. 1, 2018, and Roy Stapleton will continue as EGLN president in charge of […]

BRU picks up 4 weekly Singapore Airlines freighter flights from crowded AMS

Breaking with recent overall industry growth in cargo volumes compared with 2016, cargo traffic at Brussels Airport (BRU) fell by 1.1 percent, year-over-year, in September, but the airport expects the decrease to be partially offset by the addition of new Singapore Airlines Cargo freighter flights that had been flying through Amsterdam. Four of Singapore Airlines’ […]

GECAS acquires 747-8 on lease to AirBridgeCargo

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) added a 747-8 freighter to its fleet through an acquisition from Boeing’s aircraft leasing unit, Boeing Capital Corp. The aircraft was on lease to Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo as the fifth 747-8F of 20 aircraft that ABC’s parent, Volga-Dnepr Group, agreed to take delivery of, according to the terms of a 2015 […]

IATA financial health check-up: High load factors, mixed profit margins

In its September report of the Airlines Financial Monitor, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted several indicators of financial health for global airlines – most notably that profit margins for European and Latin American airlines widened, that seasonally adjusted load factors for airfreight hit a three-year high in August, and that oil prices are […]

Alibaba plans $15 billion investment for tech R&D at DAMO Academy

Following in the footsteps of technology giants, including IBM and Microsoft, China’s Alibaba will create a research and development program, called DAMO Academy, through an investment of US$15 billion over the next three years. DAMO Academy will include eight research bases in seven cities across the world. At the Computing Conference 2017 in Hangzhou today, […]

Faster food: KFC appoints DP-DHL for U.K. warehousing, distribution

Deutsche Post DHL Group is partnering with food-service specialist QSL to provide logistics services for more than 850 KFC restaurants in the United Kingdom. DP-DHL will manage the physical warehousing and distribution, while QSL will control demand planning, stock management and purchasing. Focus areas for the new fast-food partnership will include reducing emissions from logistics […]

Emirates, Cargolux sign air cargo codeshare agreement

Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines agreed to enter a codeshare partnership for airfreight transportation, further expanding the first-of-its-kind freighter and combi-carrier partnership the airlines formed in May of this year. Under the new agreement, both airlines will be able to obtain cargo capacity on passenger and freighter flights with either airline and offer it to […]

Air cargo messaging standard gets closer with IATA-WCO collaboration

As any world traveler knows, situations can get confusing when the parties involved don’t share a common language. The same holds true in air cargo when it comes to digitizing across platforms, and industry organizations are taking steps to overcome the cargo language barrier. To that end, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Cargo-XML messaging […]

Hactl seals deal for Aviastar-TU freight handling

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) received a contract from the Russian Post’s affiliate airline, Aviastar-TU, to handle its new freighter services from Tolmachevo in eastern Russia to Hong Kong. The scheduled freighter service on the Russia-Hong Kong route is expected to increase from one to four times weekly by the end of 2017, […]
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