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.

AirBridgeCargo’s volume growth slows, but remains in double digits

As perhaps the world’s fastest-growing all-cargo airline, AirBridgeCargo (ABC) again reported respectable volume growth of 16 percent, year-over-year, for the first half of 2017 to 335,000 tonnes. Growth rates, however, are down compared to 2016 – when ABC reported sharply higher cargo tonnage growth of 31 percent, y-o-y, during the first five months of the […]

Drewry East-West price index continues climb through July

Even during the usually slack summer months, the good news for 2017 air cargo keeps rolling in. Airfreight rates rose again during July, marking the third-highest month for freight rates so far in 2017, ahead of strong expectations for the peak season. According to new figures from the Drewry East-West Airfreight Price Index, the average […]

TACA Peru launches MIA freighter flights

Freighter traffic is picking up at Miami International Airport (MIA), where Avianca Holdings subsidiary Trans American Airlines (TACA Peru) will operate four A330-2F flights per week between MIA and five South American cities, the airport announced. TACA’s South American widebody freighter service from MIA will transport airfreight to Lima, Santiago, Bogota, Medellin and Buenos Aires, […]

Turkish Cargo expansion strategy pays off with stunning H1 growth

Turkish Cargo announced that its freighter driven growth strategy has pushed income up 24 percent year-over-year (y-o-y) for the first half of 2017. The carrier increased its cargo destinations from 55 at the start of 2016 to 72 by the end of August 2017, with seven new destinations added in the past two months alone, […]

CEVA adds temperature control at Dublin facility

New pharma shipping and handling options at CEVA Logistics’ Irish outpost are evidence that the country’s “bio boom” is still going strong. The supply-chain management company  has introduced  a temperature-controlled “building-within-a-building” at its warehouse in Dublin to handle temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments. The 15,000-square-foot facility is authorized under the Health Products Regulatory Authority Wholesalers Distribution […]

DHL gains CEIV certification in Hamburg, Frankfurt

DHL Global Forwarding’s airfreight stations in Frankfurt and Hamburg received IATA’s CEIV pharma certification for life sciences and healthcare. The company also said that it was expediting the certification of its other facilities, as it pushes to lock in market share in the high-margin pharma transport business. DHL began seeking CEIV certification for its stations […]

Heavyweight Air Express to handle American Airlines Cargo UAE sales

American Airlines Cargo selected Heavyweight Air Express (HAE) as its general sales agent (GSA) in the United Arab Emirates, switching from its previous GSA, Airline Cargo Resources after that group chose to downsize its Middle East operations. In mid-2016, American also chose HAE as its GSA for several countries across Africa, including South Africa and […]

DHL breaks ground in Bochum, cuts ribbon in Dallas

Deutsche Post DHL Group is investing in local parcel centers to support its e-commerce and international shipping operations. As part of that strategy, DHL Parcel broke ground today on 40,000-square-meter “mega parcel” center in Bochum, Germany, just days after DHL Express opened a shipping facility near Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 15. “Our network – with […]

American Airlines hosts hub tours for National Aviation Day

In celebration of National Aviation Day tomorrow, American Airlines is hosting tours of its hubs around the world, offering behind-the-scenes looks at aircraft, training equipment and cargo handling. On the eve of #NationalAviationDay, we're celebrating w/ @AirlineGeeks across the globe w/ hub tours. Join us by following #AAviationDay! pic.twitter.com/q2ESeMXQbX — American Airlines (@AmericanAir) August 18, […]

Jettainer expands ULD lease options for flying stables

For those wishing to see horses fly on short notice, Lufthansa Cargo-subsidiary Jettainer is making equine transport boxes available with quick-lease options to meet growing demand for the specialized ULDs, the company announced. “We’re noticing a huge demand for flying horse boxes and can now offer our customers flexible leasing concepts that are even better […]

Freighter flights, pharma traffic boost MIA freight tonnage

After posting only a narrow increase of under 1 percent growth in 2016, compared to the previous year, cargo freight tonnage at Miami International Airport (MIA) rose by a more robust 4.8 percent, year-over-year, during the first six months of 2017. The airport attributed much of this year’s first-half growth to new freighter flights serving […]

Emirates launches new ‘White Cover’ cold-chain thermal shield

What do you do when you want to keep ULDs cold in the desert heat? Paint them white. That’s part of the reasoning behind DuPont’s new “White Cover Xtreme” thermal shield released this week by Emirates SkyCargo. The Xtreme thermal shield, the newest version of the “White Cover” line the partnership launched in April 2016, […]

eAWB360 initiative aims to get smaller forwarders on board

SEATTLE — After more than a decade of stubbornly holding onto paper, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders of all sizes are finally realizing the benefits of going digital with e-airway bills (e-AWB).  The underlying theme of yesterday’s eAWB360 session, hosted by IATA’s Cargo Network Services (CNS) in Seattle, was that e-AWB implementation is no […]

Hactl implements V.R. training for cargo handling

Cargo handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) launched a virtual reality (V.R.) training program, called COSAC-VR, to provide new staff with a virtual experience in ramp handling before they are introduced to the real-life, fast-paced operations. “In the past, newly-recruited ground service staff had to undergo extensive classroom training before experiencing the real-life […]
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