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.

AeroMexico Cargo seeks CEIV Pharma, Fresh certifications

AeroMéxico Cargo plans to pursue IATA’s CEIV Pharma and Fresh certifications for pharmaceutical and perishable shipments, Getulio Centanaro, VP Americas, AeroMéxico Cargo, said. Although Centanaro did not provide a timeline for the certifications, he said that heightened customer requirements have led the carrier to “to improve and want to create a different experience where we […]

ECS Group expands in Pacific with Wexco acquisition

French General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA) ECS Group announced the acquisition and integration of Wexco into its business. Wexco, a GSSA active in Australia and New Zealand, will enable ECS to expand its presence in the Australasia region. “Wexco is a well-established GSSA with a very good reputation in the Australia and New Zealand […]

UPS Flight Forward secures FAA approval for drone airline [VIDEO]

The UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward (UPS FF) received the first full approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate a drone airline, UPS announced Tuesday. The Part 135 certification was received on Friday, at which time UPS FF launched the first drone flight ever under the certification. The first-ever flight under the FAA certification […]

DHL launches new Strategy 2025 with focus on digitalization, e-commerce

In its new group strategy launched Tuesday, Deutsche Post DHL Group said it will be “stepping up the digital transformation” currently underway across its divisions, as well as focusing on the “profitable core” of its various logistics divisions, driven mainly by e-commerce. While DHL is already heavily focused on digitalization in its various business divisions, […]

New IATA diversity campaign aims to add women airline employees

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is aiming to improve gender diversity among its member airlines with a new campaign, “25by2025,” the organization announced on Sept. 26. The campaign sets several goals for its member airlines, the most important among them being: Increasing the number of women in senior positions at member airlines by either […]

Swissport begins rolling out self-serve check-in for global airfreight

Ground services provider Swissport is introducing self-service kiosks for air cargo check-in at its cargo warehouses around the world, according to a Friday statement. The service launched at Brussels Airport (BRU) and was rolled out shortly after at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). Swissport plans to add the kiosks across “all core cargo stations” over the […]

Virgin Atlantic begins flying to Tel Aviv

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is now offering up to 20 tonnes of cargo capacity on daily flights between London Heathrow (LHR) and Tel Aviv (TLV). The new service began on Wednesday, Virgin Atlantic said in a press release. As the carrier announced earlier this year, Israel-based air cargo sales agent WTA Aviation will be responsible for […]

Determining smart technology use in air cargo charter bookings

Thanks to the influx of venture capital making its way into logistics in 2019, new platforms allow for everything from basic track-and-trace of air cargo shipments to direct ebooking. However, complex air cargo charters may need to combine new and old technologies to operate most efficiently, Dan Morgan-Evans, group cargo director at Air Charter Service […]

WestJet embargoes lithium battery shipments

Following this week’s news that Calgary-based WestJet Cargo will move its domestic cargo sales operations in-house, the carrier also said that effective immediately, it has embargoed all shipments containing lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries until further notice. A WestJet spokesperson said the transition to in-house sales has allowed the carrier “greater visibility and control over [its] […]

Silk Way West launches new 747F service from Oslo

On Friday, Baku-based Silk Way West Airlines will begin operating its new 747-400 freighter service from Oslo Airport (OSL) in support of salmon exports, state-owned airport operator Avinor announced. The weekly service will depart OSL on Fridays with connections “throughout the whole Far East via Baku,” Silk Way West’s hub airport, a statement from the […]

Magma Aviation to begin new 747F service between Rwanda and Belgium

United Kingdom-based Magma Aviation, which manages widebody freighter operations primarily to Africa and North America, is launching a new 747 freighter service between its base at Liège Airport (LGG) in Belgium to Rwanda’s Kigali Airport (KGL). The weekly service will begin on Oct. 2, according to a notice from GSA International Airline Partners B.V. According […]

Cargolux increases fuel surcharge

Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux is increasing its fuel surcharge as of Sept. 30, according to a notice from the carrier today. Cargolux is adjusting the fuel surcharge to €0.65 per kilogram, or its equivalent in local currency, based on chargeable weight of the shipment. Earlier notices indicate the surcharge has ranged from €0.55-0.65 during 2019. […]

Global Airline Services is GSA for SF’s 747F service from Europe

Global Airline Services is the general sales agent (GSA) for SF Airlines’ new 747-400F service from London (LHR) to Wuxi (WUX) via Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN), according to a notice from OAG Inforwarding. Global Airline Services, the United Kingdom branch of Amsterdam-based Global GSA Group, could not be immediately reached for comment. According to the […]

Amazon bulks up its delivery network with huge electric vehicle order

Amazon placed an order for 100,000 electric delivery vehicles, Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, announced on Twitter today. The vans, from Rivian Automotive, are expected to begin delivering packages in 2021. The move is not altogether surprising, as Amazon earlier this year led a $700 million equity investment in Rivian Automotive, […]
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