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Agility signs three-year logistics deal with Porsche

Agility is feeling the need for speed. The Kuwait-based logistics service provider has signed a three-year partnership agreement with Porsche Motorsports for the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland (PCCD) racing series. The partnership is a marquee operation for Agility, which works with automotive customers on a spectrum of automotive industry projects. “This partnership with the PCCD […]

Volga-Dnepr AN-124-100 flights deliver 11 generators to Antananarivo, Madagascar

Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ iconic An-124-100 freighters delivered 11 generators, weighing 57 tonnes a piece, to Madagascar’s capital city Antananarivo. The added juice provides a critical boost to the country’s power grid, where rolling blackouts triggered social unrest in 2014, and a cyclone that struck this March caused widespread power outages. A 2016 World Bank report found […]

DHL adds supply chain cyber security monitoring to risk management platform

Last week’s WannaCry ransomware attack was the latest chapter in a series of hacks and viruses launched by increasingly sophisticated criminals and hackers. The speed at which the malicious software racked up billions of dollars’ worth of damage underscored the vulnerability of data-intensive operations, such as those of global logistics companies. Today, DHL rolled out […]

Hactl taking on mainland e-commerce boom

Munich — “If I walk around here trying to sell Hong Kong, I’m wasting my time,” Hactl CEO Mark Whitehead told Air Cargo World at this year’s Logistics Trade Show in Munich. “The airlines live in a complex, competitive business, and they will put through Hong Kong whatever tonnage makes sense to them, and I […]

Alibaba inks deal to grow Pakistan e-commerce sector

Another country heard from! Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba has added a new nation to its growing theater of operations: Pakistan. The two partners have signed an agreement to develop Pakistan’s e-commerce sector by fostering growth of exports from the South Asian country’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into the regional economy. Under the agreement, Alibaba […]

Qantas Freight partners with Sai Cheng on China-U.S. airmail lift

Americans waiting for mail from China may soon get it delivered by way of Australian logistics. This globe-spanning arrangement is part of a one-year deal worked out between Qantas Freight and the Australia Post-China Post joint venture, Sai Cheng Logistics International (Sai Cheng), to fly airmail out of China to the United States. The China […]

DHL Global Forwarding triples temperature-controlled facilities at Brussels Airport

DHL Global Forwarding Belgium has tripled the size of its temperature-controlled facilities at Brussels Airport, growing its existing GDP-licensed cool-chain area from 1,750 square meters to a total area of 5,300 square meters. “This extension confirms our ambition to remain a leading provider of logistics services to the life-science and healthcare industry,” DHL Global Forwarding […]

At time:matters, technology drives growth

MUNICH — Franz-Joseph “FJ” Miller is about to become the former-CEO of time:matters, the time-critical transport company that he started “from scratch,” in 2001 with just a handful of employees as a spin-off from Lufthansa Cargo. But stepping down doesn’t mean that he’s bailing on the industry, he explained to Air Cargo World at this […]

It’s the last mile, stupid!

NEW YORK CITY -- Last mile deliveries can make or break a retailer, and often, are the most critical step in e-commerce, especially for customers who require “white glove” services, which are in-home deliveries and instillation services, usually of larger furniture or electronics purchases. But for all that gravity, “customers are thinking about the party […]

National Airlines to launch round-the-world freighter service

National Airlines and Navitrans USA announced plans to launch a weekly scheduled round-the-world freighter service utilizing a B747-400F, on June 1, 2017. The new route is a marathon of global freight hubs, touching down in O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Liège Airport (LGG), Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD), Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Narita International Airport […]

Frankfurt-based startup CargoSteps wins Frankfurt Founders Award

Frankfurt-based freight management startup CargoSteps walked away with this year’s Frankfurt Founders Award, with their online freight management platform that simplifies logistics processes and makes them “more efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly,” said Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldman. “The Frankfurt-based startup makes a decisive contribution to changing the transport and logistics industry.” The award is an […]

SkyCargo adds SkyCell, va-Q-tec to its temperature-controlled offer

Emirates SkyCargo has inked container-rental service agreements with SkyCell and va-Q-tec, adding to the range of cool-chain container options available to its pharma customers. SkyCell’s temperature-controlled containers are designed to maintain products for several days at +2°C to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C, even under extreme ambient temperatures ranging from -35°C to +65°C. The containers […]

Rhenus to grow outpost count by 10 percent in Asia-Pacific

Rhenus Group’s sea- and airfreight division plans to increase its business sites in the Asia-Pacific region by more than 10 percent during 2017. The logistics company is also enhancing interconnectivity between air- and seafreight and overland traffic networks by adding two new gateways in Germany. Sites are set to open in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia […]

GEODIS sees supply chain as ‘strategic hub’ of companies’ activities

MUNICH — The recently released GEODIS 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide Survey (SCWS) underscored the evolution of supply chains, from the simple delivery of products to “a crucial lever for business performance.” Trends such as e-commerce require more specialization than ever, which, in turn, drives complexity According to the survey, 74 percent of firms use four […]
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