Chelsea Toczauer

Chelsea Toczauer

Associate Editor

Chelsea Toczauer is the Associate Editor of the company’s daily news and monthly magazine Air Cargo World. She holds two BAs in International Relations and Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Southern California, as well as a double accredited US-Chinese MA in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University joint degree program. Chelsea speaks Mandarin and Russian.

Flirtey unveils new Eagle delivery drone [VIDEO] 

The saga of developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) to carry goods to customer homes continues in the United States with Nevada-based drone developer Flirtey’s unveiling of its “Flirtey Eagle” drone.  Earlier this week, the company released the first video of the Flirtey Eagle, which is designed to deliver packages to customers’ homes in less than ten minutes. […]

Amazon’s Dallas-area regional hub ready for October opening

Amazon announced today that its Regional Air Hub at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW) will open in October. The new hub, which was announced last December, is designed as a build-to-suit facility and is intended to support the carrier’s “larger-scale regional needs,” such as sortation operations and multiple flights a day.   The facility is the “first airport […]

Jetstar Asia, Qantas Freight enter new partnership

Today, Singapore-based Jetstar Asia announced its new partnership with Sydney-based Qantas Freight. Under the partnership, Qantas Freight will manage Jetstar Asia’s freight capacity across 23 ports in 13 markets, effective Nov. 20, 2019. The new partnership is intended to provide increased connectivity and access for Jetstar Asia’s customers to Qantas Group’s wider network and Qantas Freight’s 130 partners.  Jetstar […]

Hong Kong protests exacerbate continued declines in Cathay’s August traffic 

Today, Cathay Pacific reported overall August cargo traffic down 11.6% year-over-year (y-o-y) to 925,487 freight-tonne kilometers (FTKs), signaling the impact of recent airport disruptions at the carrier’s Hong Kong hub and headwinds related to the trade war that already were driving down traffic for the carrier.   August cargo and mail tonnage at Cathay fell 14% y-o-y to 161,394 tonnes. Meanwhile, the cargo and mail load factor fell by 7.5 percentage points […]

Delta Cargo ramps up leadership with new appointments 

Today, Delta Cargo created a new executive position — vice president cargo operations and logistics — and has appointed Rob Wadpole to fill it. The carrier also made two additional appointments to its leadership team, with Matt Weisenburg named director, cargo strategy and alliances, and Mark DeFrancesco appointed director, revenue management, capacity and forecasting. Wadpole will lead Delta Cargo’s […]

Amazon signs lease on multi-story urban fulfillment center near Seattle [VIDEO]

Continuing its endeavor to expedite fulfillment, Amazon has leased nearly 500,000 square feet (46,000 square meters) of space in a multi-story logistics center in urban Seattle.   Although vertical logistics centers are common in land-constrained regions in Asia and Europe, most similar buildings in North America are built out rather than up. Completed in 2018, the Georgetown Crossroads facility is the first building of its […]

BIFA slams ‘inconsistent’ development of new UK Customs system 

Yesterday, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) expressed its concern over the new “Customs Declaration System” (CDS) that will replace the existing “Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight” (CHIEF) system used for processing customs declarations in the United Kingdom. BIFA said it is concerned that the progress with the development of the new system has […]

Canada greenlights cargo facilities expansion at Winnipeg Airport

The Government of Canada announced a major federal investment of C$30.4 million (US$23.14 million) to increase air cargo capacity at Winnipeg International Airport (YWG). The move is intended to support the efficient movement of Canadian goods to international markets.  Air cargo capacity at YWG will be increased through the construction of a 13,000-square-meter cargo logistics […]

Saudia Cargo renews and expands WFS handling contracts in Europe and North America  

Saudia Cargo awarded a multi-station ramp handling contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) that covers airports in Europe and the United States, WFS announced today.  The three-year agreement extends the Middle Eastern carrier’s existing cargo–handling agreements with WFS at airports in Western Europe and North America, such as Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Frankfurt (FRA), John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and Washington Dulles International (IAD).  In […]

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport triples handling capacity with new cargo facility 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) unveiled its new US$33 million cargo facility today. The new facility is intended to support the airport’s ability to handle domestic and international freight.  The new cargo facility consists of a 110,000 square foot warehouse and a 17-acre cargo apron. The new space triples GSP’s handling capacity and enables it to […]

Chinese drones deliver KFC, Subway [VIDEO]

Consumers can rejoice!  With viral food crazes, like fried chicken, causing stores sold out of the product to face backlash from customers, drones may offer a viable solution to getting customers their cravings.  Chinese carrier Songba Airfreight is now offering a service utilizing drones developed by Chinese drone start-up Antwork to deliver takeout orders from restaurants, including Subway or KFC, to customers in Hangzhou. Customers […]

Azul Cargo taps into Chinese e-commerce with Blue Box China service to Brazil

Azul Cargo is continuing its recent foray into e-commerce, and yesterday announced the launch of its Blue Box China service. With this service the carrier will support the speedy shipment of goods bought on Chinese online stores to consumers’ homes in Brazil.  When purchasing items on Chinese online stores, customers must request the product be delivered to Azul […]

Weakness in air cargo drags on into July, IATA reports 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data today indicating that cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.2% year-over-year in July. Year-to-date demand is down 3.5% y-o-y. The further decline in traffic from last month suggests the air cargo industry is still experiencing the impact of political economic uncertainty.   Freight capacity growth rose […]

Loganair selects Menzies Aviation for Manchester ground handling ops

Scotland-based carrier Loganair has awarded logistics provider Menzies Aviation a three-year ground handling contract for its operations at Manchester Airport (MAN), according to a press release issued today.  Under the contract, Menzies will provide ground handling services for the Scottish regional airline’s fleet until July 2022. Menzies anticipates it will handle six flights a day, […]
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