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Virgin Atlantic Cargo bolsters presence in Nigerian marketplace

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is responding to demand for inbound air cargo capacity to West Africa – especially healthcare products, like pharmaceuticals – by signing a five-year contract with Nigeria-based logistics company Sifax SAHCOL. Starting this week, Virgin Atlantic’s import and export cargo for the region will be handled in Sifax SAHCOL’s 22,000 square-meter, Lagos-based warehouse […]

SkyCell launches insurance add-on for pharma shippers

Switzerland-based cold chain packaging company SkyCell is now offering an insurance add-on for its pharmaceutical shippers to appeal to shippers of high-value, temperature-sensitive cargo. The new service, which it calls “Peace of Mind,” is backed by an unnamed multinational commercial insurance company and will offer coverage up to US$4 million per container.  The company acknowledged that this offering is a somewhat unconvential addition to a container leasing company’s service portfolio. Paul Martins, CEO of MNX […]

Dachser grew all business segments except Air & Sea in 2018

Frankfurt-based international logistics provider Dachser released its 2018 results, which show the company managed to grow its business overall, compared to 2017, despite  its lagging Air & Sea segment. The company increased consolidated net revenue by 5.5% to US$6.58 billion. It also increased its shipment “numbers” by 2.5% and its tonnage by 3%, year-over-year. However, […]

Etihad Cargo renews partnership with MICCO

Etihad Cargo has renewed its partnership with road-feeder-services provider MICCO and will continue to rely on MICCO for road feeder services across that provide greater connectivity to its hub in Abu Dhabi, and neighboring countries. MICCO has operated Etihad’s own road services network – which spans across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, including Dubai, […]

Cargo is in the doldrums, IATA and WorldACD February results show

This week, February data was released by both the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and WorldACD, bolstering worries that airfreight demand is on a steady decline. “Cargo is in the doldrums with smaller volumes being shipped over the last four months than a year ago,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. IATA […]

Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Cargo expand relationship and European connections to HKG

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo have expanded their partnership with a joint business agreement (JBA) to connect 14 European hubs to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Previously the pair's JBA covered only westbound flights from Hong Kong, to Europe. Seeing the agreement through will enable joint marketing of capacity on both airlines’ freighter aircraft, and […]

AF-KLM focuses on pharma, inks deal with SkyCell

Today, Air France–KLM–Martinair Cargo (AF–KLM) said it is expanding its relationship with the Zurich-based cold-chain container firm SkyCell to improve pharmaceuticals logistics and reduce temperature excursions.  The carrier is a prominent mover of temperature-sensitive cargo. In 2018, it saw significant growth in its container business segment (which encompasses shipments that utilize both active and passive […]

Finnair’s Fredrik Wildtgrube sees a bright digital future ahead for cargo

Last month, Finnair Cargo announced a new partnership to market its belly capacity on the increasingly popular cargo management app, cargo.one, which is already used by industry giants like Dachser and Lufthansa Cargo. Finnair has been pushing for new technology to streamline the cargo process for years, but the carrier is hardly a newcomer to […]

DSV to purchase Panalpina for US$4.6 billion in blockbuster deal

After weeks of speculation over the future of Panalpina’s ownership, Denmark’s DSV today reached an agreement to purchase its Swiss rival for US$4.6 billion – a merger that will create one of the world’s largest logistics companies, and appears to end the possibility of a merger with the Agility Group The board of directors at […]

U-Freight, Easyship expand fulfillment partnership

The U-Freight Group and Hong Kong-based e-commerce shipping platform Easyship are extending their relationship to provide a more consolidated fulfillment service for e-commerce merchants Under the agreement, U-Freight will now incorporate its warehousing locations in Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States into the partnership. “In regards to cross-border e-commerce business, last year was […]

BRU, MVD sign pharma corridor MoU

Brussels Airport (BRU) and Montevideo Airport (MVD), in Uruguay, have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost their joint effort to strengthen a pharma corridor between Europe and Latin America. The two hubs have worked on several initiatives together already, including the launch of a  route between Brussels and Montevideo – a regional hub […]

Drewry: Air rates dropped 10 percent in Feb.

Drewry’s most recent East West airfreight price index reflects the downturn in demand for airfreight in the first quarter of 2019 being experienced internationally by many airports and carriers. Its report for the month of February shows that rates dropped 10 percent to US$2.47, year-over-year, and 15 percent between January and February. The decline is […]

Panalpina Singapore, L’Oreal partner to reduce CO2 emissions with biodiesel trucks

Panalpina Singapore is jumping on the eco-conscious band wagon with the launch of a fleet of biodiesel trucks for its client, L’Oreal’s Travel Retail Asia Pacific. The initiative supports L’Oreal’s “Sharing Beauty With All” campaign, in which the cosmetics giant aims to reduce its global environmental footprint by engaging “100 percent” of its strategic suppliers […]
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