IAG Cargo to launch connectivity between Madrid, San Francisco

The launch of the first direct flight between Madrid (MAD) and San Francisco (SFO), set to commence in April 2018, will mark a significant expansion in IAG Cargo’s connectivity between the United States and Europe, bringing the number of IAG Cargo routes out of MAD to 54. An A330-200, operated by Iberia, will service the […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 20, 2017

Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico reopens after Hurricane Maria

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MOR) operation Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico (LTPR) redelivered its 100th heavy maintenance check for Spirit airlines, the launch customer for the facility. The 215,000-square-foot facility, located on the western end of the island, adjacent to the Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN), was at the […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 19, 2017

Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J freighter completes first test flight [VIDEO]

Lockheed Martin announced the first flight of the production model of its LM-100J commercial freighter, which took place on Oct. 11, putting the civilian iteration of the legendary C-130J military transport aircraft one step closer to commercial cargo service. The aircraft has since entered FAA type-design update tests. Lockheed anticipates the freighter operating in “austere […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 19, 2017

DHL launches medical device final-mile service

DHL is using its global supply chain infrastructure to consolidate medical devices into a centralized distribution center to provide just-in-time shipments to hospitals. The final-mile service, DHL said, helps reduce costs associated with transport between, and storage at, facilities managed by third-party vendors and hospitals. “With typically over half of their inventory in the field, […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 18, 2017

National Airlines relief flights to Aguadilla target Puerto Rico’s worst-hit regions

A National Airlines 747-400 freighter has been busy over the last few weeks, operating 13 flights, at discounted rates, transporting 2.7 million pounds of aid to Puerto Rico to areas most devastated by Hurricane Maria. Three weeks after the hurricane passed over the island, conditions on the ground in Puerto Rico remain dire, leaving millions […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 17, 2017

Morgan Stanley: Latest SpaceX rocket could disrupt parcel service industry

Morgan Stanley has caught the Elon Musk hype, specifically, for a 150-ton payload SpaceX rocket destined for Mars, that could also be used to transport cargo from point A to B here on earth. Last week, analysts with the New York-based financial services firm said that the parcel service industry in particular, “could see a […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 17, 2017

Will year-over-year gains begin to decline in September?

Those robust year-over-year monthly gains in air cargo volumes that became the ‘new normal’ over the last year might prove a little more elusive in the months ahead, starting this September according to Cargo Facts senior editor David Harris. With peak season ramping up, and the industry crowing about surging e-commerce volumes, such a prediction […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 17, 2017

Aeroterm to open new cargo facility at Edmonton this week

Canada’s Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is well on its way to logging seven years of consecutive growth, with Aeroterm set to open a new $10 million, 50,000 square foot, multi-use cargo facility in EIA’s Cargo Village on Friday, October 20. Adjacent to freight companies such as Purolator, DHL and Cargojet, this latest edition represents a […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 16, 2017

FedEx chooses project44 to connect shippers with truckers, 3PLs

FedEx has started using application programming interfaces (API) from logistics software provider project44, to connect its less-than-truckload (LTL) division to shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs). The deal means that project44 subscribers now have access to real-time data from the largest LTL trucking operation in the country, which, in turn, means increased rate quote accuracy, […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 16, 2017

Qatar Cargo boss Uli Ogiermann to resign in December

Qatar Cargo boss Uli Ogiermann announced today that he will step down in December, after piloting the Gulf-based carrier’s cargo department into the world’s third-largest airfreight operation, according to IATA, and leaving the carrier on an indisputably high note. He assumed the role of Qatar Cargo’s chief cargo officer in 2012. While Qatar Cargo has […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 13, 2017

E-commerce disruption of air cargo only in its opening act, Unisys says

We are only seeing the opening act of the e-commerce effect, according to logistics IT company Unisys. A report released by the company this week claims that the global air cargo industry will transform by 2020 through “even smarter” warehouses, as companies across the supply chain rush to capitalize on the e-commerce boom. One novel […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 13, 2017

Qatar Cargo U.S. freighter connectivity grows to 13 with Pittsburgh stop

A Qatar Airways Cargo 777 freighter touched town at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) yesterday, kicking off the first scheduled freighter route through the airport. The twice-weekly scheduled freighter service takes off from Doha on Wednesdays and Saturdays with stops at Luxembourg and Atlanta, Georgia, before arriving in Pittsburgh. “This global air freight connectivity positions Pittsburgh […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 13, 2017

China Southern, Air France-KLM poised to enact sweeping cargo cooperation

China Southern Airlines Cargo (CZ) and Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo (AFKLM) are poised to put two years of planning into effect, linking the carriers’ respective route networks and enabling them to offer expanded cargo services to their respective customers. In 2015, the two carriers signed an initial memorandum of understanding (MoU), setting the stage for more […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 12, 2017

IAG Cargo to launch 10th U.S. ‘Cargo Connector’ outpost this month

IAG Cargo said it will begin a trial run of its Cargo Connector service at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), starting this month. Cargo Connector is an export collection and import delivery service that takes shipments directly from the aircraft and delivers them to the forwarders’ handling facilities. Five years after the launch of IAG Cargo’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 12, 2017
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