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DSV wraps up record 2017, confirms M&A plans

Last year’s capacity crunch in airfreight pushed fourth-quarter operating profits for Denmark-based transport and logistics company DSV up by 28.7 percent, year-over-year, to US$196 million, rounding out the full-year’s group operating profits, before special items, to $801 million, up 42.5 percent, y-o-y. While business certainly picked up last year – growth in airfreight increasing 10.6 […]

UPS expands time-critical shipments with guaranteed midday delivery

UPS said it is expanding its time-critical delivery service, offering guaranteed delivery by either 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. from all 71 origin countries to 35 key destination countries. The new service, called UPS Worldwide Express Freight Midday, guarantees time-definite delivery for urgent, international, palletized shipments weighing more than 68 kilograms (150 pounds). “We have […]

Emirates SkyCargo launches Maastricht freighters as Schiphol congestion continues

Emirates SkyCargo launched its second scheduled freighter service to the Netherlands, this time to Maastricht, where the Dubai-based carrier will operate two 777F flights a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Starting at the end of March, Emirates SkyCargo plans to increase its freighter frequency into Maastricht to seven weekly flights, totaling 1,400 tonnes of additional […]

United Cargo, ANA westbound launch completes trans-Pacific joint venture

United Airlines Cargo and All Nippon Airways (ANA) have added westbound trans-Pacific routes to a cargo joint venture that the two carriers launched in 2016. The expanded terms now cover a multidirectional trans-Pacific cargo network. Under the now-completed JV, customers with shipments originating in the United States or Canada, bound for Japan, enjoy the same […]

WFS’ John Batten on ‘future-proofing’ cargo terminals to meet e-commerce needs

For decades, ground handlers operated in the shadows. However, with the growing importance of pharmaceuticals-handling standards and demands for greater visibility, that’s changing. With a whole new breed of shippers using air cargo for cross-border e-commerce, there’s something different about this latest rise in demand. With airfreight scrambling to establish itself as a crucial part […]

Agility signs on to Maersk-IBM blockchain project

Kuwaiti 3PL Agility Logistics has signed on as the first freight forwarder to collaborate with Maersk and IBM on a project that uses blockchain to manage and track container shipments. As the forwarding partner in the project, Agility said it will “identify events associated with individual shipments and to share and receive information about them […]

GECAS to offer Telair’s e-commerce-friendly loading system on 737-800 freighter conversions

Aviation lessor GECAS said that it will offer Telair’s recently approved Flexible Loading System (FLS) to GECAS’ 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversion customers on aircraft entering service this year. The system allows 737 operators to carry containerized cargo (baggage, mail and parcel freight) in the lower hold of the aircraft, along with bulk-loaded bags. That sort of […]

Time is running out for shippers as Chinese New Year looms

With less than two weeks left until the Chinese New Year shuts down logistics operations across the world’s largest cargo market, online freight platform Freightos is warning shippers to move quickly or risk costly delays. “International freight movements out of China will be disrupted for a good 3-4 days each side of February 16,” Freightos […]

ATSG reaches tentative agreement with pilots

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG) announced late last week that its subsidiary, Air Transport International, Inc. (ATI), has reached a tentative agreement to amend the collective bargaining agreement with its more than 220 pilots, who are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). Terms of the tentative amended agreement were not disclosed, but […]

American Airlines Cargo announces multi-year iCargo implementation

American Airlines Cargo announced its biggest investment to date, a multi-year rollout of iCargo, a next-generation cargo management system that the carrier says will, “transform the company’s technology across the entire American Airlines Cargo footprint.” iCargo’s software appears to be compatible with all the latest airfreight technology developments, gaining customers, such as Lufthansa Cargo, Turkish […]

Michael White appointed president of Cargo Network Services (CNS)

IATA subsidiary Cargo Network Services (CNS) has appointed Michael White as the organization’s new president, taking over from Lionel van der Walt, who left CNS earlier this year. White is an industry veteran with nearly four decades of experience in the air transport industry. He joined CNS in 2008, serving most recently as CNS’ vice […]

UPS to reinvest tax cuts, buy more freighters with multi-billion-dollar plan

There’s a slew of major, but closely related, news stories coming out of UPS’ Atlanta headquarters today – and, for the most part, it’s coming up roses for the global integrator, starting with last December’s tax cut legislation, which translated into strong overall and division revenues in the fourth quarter. But UPS’s decision to reinvest […]

New Munich Airport Information Security Hub tackles worsening cybercrime wave

Experts have warned that increasing digitization of supply chains could be the logistics sector’s Achilles heel. Even worse, most companies are not aware of their own security vulnerabilities, and most of us are ignorant of the frequency with which these attacks have occurred . It turns out, the number of cyberattacks is surging – and […]
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