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.

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, […]

Amazon cozies up to postal operators, Cargo Facts Consulting finds

Amazon has inked major agreements with at least 12 postal operators globally to fulfill its growing shipping demands, finds a new report this week from Cargo Facts Consulting. E-commerce traffic has been good for volume and revenue growth in parcel business units for the world’s largest postal companies. Likewise, when sourcing delivery capacity for its […]

U-Freight Hong Kong warehouse certified for air cargo screening

Freight forwarder U-Freight Group was certified as a Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility (RACSF) by Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department (CAD), the forwarder announced yesterday. The facility is located in Hong Kong’s Golden Bear Industrial Center, slightly under 30 kilometers from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Hong Kong’s CAD launched the RACSF program in October […]

SF Express begins 747 service to Europe

Shenzhen-based SF Airlines operated its first flight to Europe in the last decade on Sept. 15 with service from Wuxi (WUX) to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) and an intermediary stop in Chongqing (CKG). The China-Europe service was operated for SF Express using one of the carrier’s two 747-400 freighters. As reported by our sister publication Cargo […]

Amazon Air launches daily service to ATL

Daily Amazon Air flights to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) began last week on Sept. 12, ATL confirmed to Air Cargo World. The inaugural service was operated by ABX Air, a subsidiary carrier of Air Transport Services Group, using a 767-200 freighter. Amazon Air flights also began operating at St. Louis Airport (STL) last week, while […]

Agile forwarding: How top forwarders innovate in the Middle East

Even in 2017, when air cargo operators saw double-digit gains in year-over-year traffic, growth in the Middle East was comparatively slow. The region’s geographic location had long made it a hub for trade between the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, and likewise positioned major gulf carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines high in […]
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