Frankfurt Airport cargo volumes rise in August

Like most European airports this summer, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) reported another rise in cargo volume in August, compared with the same month last year.  aAirport owner and manager, Fraport AG, reported a 5.4 percent increase, year-over-year, to 181,102 metric tonnes in August. The German airport also set a new August record for an accumulate maximum […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 12, 2017

Clearwater taps direct-to-consumer seafood market in China

Nova Scotia-based Clearwater Seafoods has found a market for its increased production of the Arctic surf clam by selling directly to consumers in China, according to Alibaba Group news hub Alizila. The seafood harvester, processor and distributor launched a flagship store on Alibaba-owned Tmall in September 2016 to take advantage of e-commerce opportunities in selling […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 11, 2017

Heathrow reports all-time high for August cargo volumes

Trade with Latin America and North America helped push cargo volumes at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) to a record high for August, the airport reported. Heathrow saw a 13 percent, year-over-year, increase in cargo volumes for August, reaching 139,023 tonnes. Cargo volumes at LHR have been higher, y-o-y, every month so far in 2017. According […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 11, 2017

DHL Global Forwarding establishes direct routes from Oslo to East Asia

DHL Global Forwarding, the ocean- and airfreight forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, is increasing its nonstop flights between Oslo and South Korea and China in a move that is supportive of Norway’s seafood exports, according to a statement from Avinor, which manages the Oslo Airport. The new routes include two 747-400 chartered freighter […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 8, 2017

Transport firm Labelmaster pairs up with PA2 for safer lithium battery shipping

Two companies are partnering to tackle the ongoing safety risks posed by the transportation of flammable lithium batteries with a line of protective packaging products, called Obexion. Dangerous goods transport firm Labelmaster and Procyon-Alpha Squared (PA2), a technology company with experience in the aerospace field, plan to introduce a range of packaging that uses passive […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 8, 2017

Panalpina’s Air Connection acquisition expands Kenya perishables position

Freight forwarder Panalpina has made another move in its effort to become a market leader for perishables forwarding in Africa with its acquisition of Air Connection, Panalpina announced today. The purchase of Kenya-based Air Connection, a specialized flower and vegetable forwarder, follows Panalpina’s acquisition of another Kenyan perishables forwarder, Airflo, which was completed in 2016. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 7, 2017

DHL Supply Chain, Huawei implement IoT application at automotive site

DHL Supply Chain announced it is moving forward with a “narrowband internet of things” (NB-IoT) program at a DHL automotive site in Liuzhou, China, in partnership with Chinese technology conglomerate Huawei Technologies. The move is intended to streamline management at the site’s manufacturing yard by connecting 100 DHL drivers and 30 docks at the site […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 7, 2017

Siemens gets order to digitize dnata’s Dubai cargo operations

Air cargo keeps getting smarter, and operators in Dubai are eager to be on the cutting edge. With that goal in mind, ground handler and cargo terminal operator dnata placed an order with Siemens Postal, Parcel and Airport Logistics for a cloud-based software platform to manage dnata’s Dubai cargo operations. The order expands Siemens’ already […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 7, 2017

July volumes rise with global trade support, IATA says

Another month, another double-digit increase in airfreight volume growth. A surge in global trade and business confidence indicators pushed up July demand in freight tonne kilometers by 11.4 percent, year-over-year – proving wrong the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) warning that June was likely the peak of the latest growth period. Instead of peaking at […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 6, 2017

Expeditors launches sensor-based logistics company Cargo Signal

In another sign of the need for forwarders to add value to their logistics services, Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., is leveraging its third-party offerings into a new subsidiary, called Cargo Signal. The new company will provide sensor-based logistics services previously available only on shipments with Expeditors on shipments with the Seattle-based company and with […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 6, 2017

DHL, VW launch Berlin pilot for in-car deliveries

While people themselves may be hard to track down sometimes, DHL Parcel figured that cars will always be easy to track. That’s one reason why to the express giant has expanded its Berlin-based delivery program that allows customers to use vehicle trunks as mobile addresses for delivery of DHL parcels. German car manufacturer Volkswagen, which […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 5, 2017

Leman grows U.K. position with Maru acquisition

Danish freight forwarder Leman announced that, as of Sept. 4, the company had acquired U.K.-based forwarder Maru International Ltd. This latest acquisition is Leman’s third in the U.K. during the past two years, after the company acquired Dalpa International Ltd. and RSH Freight Masters Ltd. during 2015. The Maru acquisition is expected to more than […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 5, 2017

West Atlantic leaves paper behind for electronic ‘Toughpad’

Swedish airline West Atlantic is aiming to cut down on physical paperwork carried on flights by digitizing with the introduction of Panasonic’s Toughpad FZ-G1 on its flights, according to a statement from Panasonic System Communications Company Europe. Replacing physical paperwork with digital operations is environmentally friendly and saves time for the carrier’s flight crews, but […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 5, 2017

CHAMP’s Traxon CDMP gets ‘Flight View’ feature upgrade

Luxembourg-based cargo IT service provider CHAMP Cargosystems is making it easier to track the progress of airfreight movements by adding a new “Flight View” feature to its Traxon CDMP tool. Traxon CDMP (for Cargo Data Management Portal) is designed to measure performance across the supply chain, identifying areas for improvement and meeting quality standards of […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 4, 2017
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