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DB Schenker Dubai logistics facility reaches full strength

DB Schenker’s new Dubai Logistics City facility has reached 100 percent utility after just two months of operations, and two years after breaking ground on the project. This is the company’s first fully owned facility in the Middle East, and represents the first of three phases of expansion that will ultimately reach 25,000 square meters […]

New climate-controlled storage facility opens at Sydney

Specialist logistics provider B&H Worldwide has opened a new climate-controlled storage facility to support its customers with specialized service requirements at Sydney Airport in Australia. The new facility was built following consultations with customers and their vendors and features temperature, humidity, and contaminant-control capabilities. Regional Director Steve Moralee explained that this development allows B&H to […]

RACCA warns of air cargo delays from looming pilot shortage

Americans can expect delivery disruptions in the coming months unless steps are taken to address a growing pilot shortage, according to a recent study conducted by the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) on behalf of FedEx, UPS and DHL. The report found that carriers connecting small-town America to large package delivery hubs, located in […]

Pharma Aero launched to improve cool-chain handling

An alliance officially launched today between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Brussels Airport (BRU) establishes an international pharmaceutical air-hub alliance that will allow the two airports, and future members, to more effectively share strategy and expertise in the movement and handling of pharma products. The organization aims to build a network of airports dedicated to […]

Amazon to have little effect on UPS, FedEx bottom lines

Amazon’s recent entry into the air cargo business may not significantly impact the bottom lines of UPS and FedEx, according to a report released last week by credit rating agency Moody’s. While both carriers are exposed to Amazon, accounting for 7 percent of UPS’ North American volume and 3 percent for FedEx, analysts from the […]

New report touts potential of Southeast Asia’s e-commerce

Although a new study by Google and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek projects the  Southeast Asian e-commerce market to reach US$200 billion by 2025, the region’s air cargo capabilities remain underdeveloped, according to Cainiao, the logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. This week’s Temasek-Google report underscores just how important the market will become in […]

Bangladesh eager to resume air cargo flights to U.K.

Australia’s recent lifting of a ban on air cargo from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh, prompted Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon to express optimism that the U.K. would follow suit. The ban was imposed after experts from the U.K. and U.S. inspected the Dhaka airport in late 2015 and […]

American Airlines, LATAM file for JV antitrust immunity

The cargo operations of American Airlines and LATAM could soon be integrated into the airlines’ “metal neutral” alliance, which allows both carriers to book passengers, and potentially freight on the same route and share the revenues regardless of the operator for each flight. Under the terms submitted on May 16 to the U.S. Department of […]

New cargo airline coming to China’s Guangzhou Baiyun

China’s aviation authority has granted initial approval for the launch of a cargo airline based out of Guangzhou, in southern China. The approval from the Central and South Regional Administration of the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) cleared the way for Longhao Air to become Guangzhou’s first local cargo airline, and is expected to […]
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