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.

Fraport reports higher Frankfurt cargo volumes for July

Mirroring reports of strong cargo demand growth across Europe, cargo throughput at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) continued to increase in July, rising 4.2 percent, year-over-year, to 188,009 tonnes, according to airport owner and manager Fraport AG. Year-to-date, total cargo traffic increased 4.7 percent, compared to the first seven months in 2016, to 1.3 million tonnes. FRA’s […]

Qatar Airways to expand Latin America with cargo-friendly flights

While it still struggles with a Saudi-led boycott of trade with several Middle East nations, Qatar Airways is looking elsewhere and following through on its planned expansion of operations in Latin America. The Doha-based carrier announced plans to offer passenger flights on cargo-friendly A350-900 widebodies from Doha to Rio de Janeiro and Santiago, beginning next […]

Agility first-half profits up, but feels pressure from lawsuit, rates

Kuwait-based Agility Logistics posted positive results during the first half of the year, as strength in the aviation services and industrial real estate sectors boosted profits. However, the logistics provider also felt pressure from higher airfreight rates and a US$95 million civil lawsuit settlement. Air and ocean revenue in Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics group rose, […]

JD.com opens unmanned sorting center in China to boost e-commerce automation

China’s second-largest e-commerce company, JD.com, continues to take enthusiastic steps to automate and streamline e-commerce logistics, most recently by opening an “unmanned” parcel sorting center in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, according to a media report on the company’s investor page. This move, following the e-tailer’s recently announced alliance with China’s Inspection and Quarantine Association to expedite […]

UPS to launch Returns Manager tool for e-commerce

Beginning in August, UPS will launch a free online tool giving e-commerce merchants options to customize return shipments. The tool, called UPS Returns Manager, will give merchant customers the option to print return shipping labels directly through the UPS website or at UPS stores. The tool is scheduled to launch on Aug. 14 in the […]

Panalpina scores five-year Iraqi gas project contract

After several years of enduring a slump in oil-and-gas-related cargo, Swiss logistics company Panalpina was awarded a long-term contract by an undisclosed company to manage transportation and logistics for a gas project in Iraq. The contract will run for at least five years and involve 1,800 40-foot equivalent units (FEUs) of less-than-container load oceanfreight as […]

Shanghai Pharma, DHL sign supply-chain agreement

Chinese pharmaceuticals group Shanghai Pharma signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with DHL Supply Chain to expand its pharmaceuticals supply chain. Under the MOU, Shanghai Pharma will receive priority access to DHL’s network, including its temperature-controlled life sciences services to Europe. DHL said it will work with Shanghai Pharma to improve the group’s overseas distribution […]

CEVA Logistics shrugs off rising carrier rates with net earnings increase

Despite challenges presented by higher year-over-year ocean- and airfreight rates, supply chain management company CEVA Logistics posted stronger y-o-y net earnings figures for the first half and second quarter of 2017, supported by productivity improvements in freight management and “new business wins” in the contract logistics segment. First-half adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and […]

DHL expands City Hub electric vehicle program in The Hague

As the next step in its goal to make inner-city deliveries more environmentally friendly, DHL Express expanded its City Hub concept to The Hague, Netherlands, with a new pilot using electric vehicles. The program also includes the first launch of Deutsche Post-DHL Group’s StreetScooter electric van in the DHL Express network. DHL Express first launched […]

Global airfreight demand sees largest increase since 2010

It’s official: Air cargo is booming. With reports in from research firms WorldACD and Drewry, and now IATA, the first half of 2017 saw its strongest freight demand increase since 2010. Yesterday’s IATA report for June indicated an overall improvement in global trade for the month, with year-over-year demand growth of 11 percent. New global […]

Dachser opens Austria logistics center

German logistics firm Dachser broke ground at a new transport and warehousing center in Austria’s Tyrol region, and will begin operations in late 2017. The 20,000-square-meter facility, located in the city of Stans, will replace Dachser’s current site in Hall, Austria. Once completed, the new Tyrol center will include 30 gates and a 4,600-square-meter storage […]
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