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DHL Express invests in new e-commerce facility at Minneapolis-St. Paul

DHL Express invested US$1.6 million on its operations in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to relocate to a larger facility, in response to increased e-commerce demand. Located on the airport ramp, the facility will enable the company to offer its customers earlier deliveries and later pickup cutoff times. It will offer more than 33,000 square […]

ONT keeps head above water with Q1 2019 cargo volumes

California’s Ontario Airport (ONT) reported its volumes for Q1 2019, which, true to overall cargo trends, were lackluster, showing the airport only marginally increasing its cargo volumes compared to the same period last year. ONT managed to increase its freight volume from about 163,200 to 165,000 tonnes – by just over 1%. A 3% decrease […]

SVO plans to grow cargo complex with rising Chinese cross-border e-commerce, express demand

This week, Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) and Moscow Cargo presented their “2030 Master Plan” for the expansion of the airport’s cargo complex to an audience including Chinese airline executives and members of a Chinese international trade committee, positioning the Russian airport to capture growing Chinese cross-border e-commerce demand. The Chinese Committee for the Promotion of […]

Panalpina Q1 EBIT falls 7.4% for air segment on heels of DSV purchase

Today, Panalpina released its first-quarter results for 2019, following its recent acquisition by its fellow-Swiss rival DSV, in which it delivered double-digit growth in operating profit of 15% to $US28.1 million, year-over-year. However, performance was a bit less eye-popping when breaking down the results segment by segment. Its Air Freight segment saw volumes increase by […]

IAG Cargo makes Critical service available 24/7 for Easter weekend

With an increase in demand expected for the upcoming Easter weekend, IAG Cargo said it is increasing its London hub’s time-critical service to now be available around the clock for urgent shipments. Daniel Johnson, head of product at IAG Cargo, said that, last year, the carrier saw a “10% increase in demand in the weeks […]

Digital forwarder Zencargo completes Series A funding round

London-based Zencargo, a digital freight forwarder, has completed Series A funding, in which it raised US$20 million to continue developing its software and prepare for the launch of its new supply chain analytics and insights group. Alex Hersham, co-founder and chief executive, said that “failing to digitize the supply chain is holding back global businesses,” […]

Dimerco opens Seattle office for trans-Pac business

Taiwan-based logistics company Dimerco is bolstering its trans-Pacific foothold with the addition of Seattle to its North American service network. Last week, the company opened its Seattle office, which will focus on air exports, such as aerospace, medical and health-related cargo, electrical equipment and perishable exports, such as fruit and seafood. Dimerco Express’ general manager […]

World’s largest aircraft completes first-ever flight

The world’s largest aircraft – measured by wingspan – took its first flight from Mojave Air and Space Port (MHV) on Saturday, departing at 6:58 a.m. PST. It achieved a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour and reached an altitude of 17,000 feet before returning 2.5 hours later.  The plane was designed by the […]

Freightos expands reach by acquiring India-based e-booking company

Hong Kong-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company Freightos has acquired Air Freight Bazaar India – an electronic freight booking service – in a move to expand the reach of its platform, WebCargo, into the Southeast Asian market.  “Our initial focus in India will be on further automation for local airfreight forwarders and collaborating [with Bazaar] on dynamic […]

DSV is building its biggest Northern European hub [VIDEO]

Danish forwarding giant DSV said it is building what will be its largest hub in Northern Europe, to serve as a gateway to the rest of Scandinavia. This news follows the inking of a new deal to purchase its Switzerland-based competitor, Panalpina, for US$4.6 billion earlier this month.  The first of four planned facilities, which […]

WACO keynoter says forwarders must focus on digitalization rather than price

The global freight network for independent forwarders, known as WACO, met last week in Limassol, Cyprus, to discuss the state of the industry, where Lars Jensen, keynote speaker and CEO of Sea Intelligence Consulting, spoke about the perceived resistance from the forwarding community to digitalize, which the logistics community has been criticized for over the past […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo increased volumes in 2018

Today, U.K.-based Virgin Atlantic released its 2018 results, which show the airline’s cargo arm increased volume by about 6% to 244,000 tonnes, compared to the previous year, while revenue grew 13% to £222 million, year-over-year. The carrier’s volume growth percentage was above IATA’s market average of 3.5%. The carrier attributed its success to a 50% […]

ABC leases ThermoSafe’s PharmaPort 360 active containers

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has signed a leasing agreement for Sonoco ThermoSafe’s active bulk shipping container, the PharmaPort 360. The deal was publicized today at the LogiPharma event in Montreaux, Switzerland. The addition of the active containers to ABC’s routes will bolster its foothold in the movement of pharmaceutical products. Fedor Novikov, deputy director of products at […]
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