Nina Chamlou

August cargo volumes still growing, but at a slower pace

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the WorldACD have both released their analyses of international air cargo traffic for the month of August. Both organizations agree that August’s results are basically on track with growth reported in July, with some discrepancies on growth rates from region-to-region between to the two organizations’ findings. To find out […]

Amazon Air and DHL Express drive infrastructure development at CVG

Last week, Air Cargo World visited Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to check out the changes underway at the fastest growing cargo hub in the United States, which, happens to be home to Amazon Air and DHL Express. Although DHL Express and Amazon Air operate as close partners today, largescale infrastructure investments allude to greater […]

K+N expands SE Asian footprint

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is expanding its services in Southeast Asia with the acquisition of the logistics operations of Indonesian logistics company Wira Logistics. The move will strengthen K+N’s contract logistics services, warehousing capacity and distribution network in Asia to offer customers end-to-end logistics across Indonesia – where K+N has been operating since 1992. The company […]

Cathay Pacific, Unilode complete test of new ULD system

Swiss Unit load device (ULD) supplier Unilode and customer Cathay Pacific completed the latest in a series of low-energy  Bluetooth-enabled data track-and-trace  trials, for ULDs onboard  Cathay flights between Hong Kong and Melbourne. The completion of the trial marks the “world’s first deployment of Bluetooth low energy version 5 technology,” which uses considerably less power […]

DHL Express talks peak season projections, trade wars

CINCINNATI – This week, DHL Express hosted a tour of its facilities near Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) – the “super hub” of DHL Americas. Air Cargo World toured its sorting facilities and sat down with DHL Express’ CEO of Americas, Mike Parra, to talk about the current trade climate, including protectionist policy and the logistics […]

cargo-partner launches facility near Vienna Airport

This week, Austrian logistics services company cargo-partner has made the launch of its Fischamend facility near Vienna Airport (VIE) official, after several months of successful operations, exactly one year after the commencement of its construction. The 12,250 square-meter “iLogistics Center,” as cargo-partner calls it, contains 24,500 pallet slots, 32,000 small parts bins and 2,000 square […]

NCA to resume NRT-ORD route after grounding

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) is slowly taking steps to recover its freighter operations by resuming its Narita-to-Chicago service Sept. 28, just in time for peak season for trans-Pacific traffic. The Japan-based was dealt a tough blow earlier this year when the unexpected grounding of its fleet of eleven 747-Fs for reported safety violations. The first […]

BDP Logistics expands African presence with 4th Egypt offce

Philadelphia-based logistics company BDP International has opened its fourth office in the hub city of Port Said, Egypt – its 150th office internationally – further bolstering its presence in Africa. “Africa has been poised as the next frontier for supply chains,” said BDP’s managing director of Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Fikret Ersoy. “We now […]

DHL GF adds LCL service for ‘One Belt, One Road’ rail link to China

DHL Global Forwarding is launching a trans-Eurasian, less-than-container load (LCL) railway service between Duisburg, Germany, and Chengdu, China, with a 29-day lead time. The move will expand China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, which aims to connect European and Asian economies via railway along the ancient “Silk Road” route. Launched in 2015, the US$4-8 trillion […]

Digital freight forwarder Zencargo raises US$4 million

London-based digital freight forwarder Zencargo today announced the completion of its “seed plus” round of funding, led by LocalGlobe, with participation from Samos Investments and Picus Capital, bringing total funds raised to more than US$4 million for the startup. Zencargo said the money will go toward accelerating its product development process and expand its presence […]

DHL, United Nations implement airport preparedness program at SJJ

While the state of North Carolina struggles to reconnect flooded supply chains in the wake of Hurricane Florence’s Sept.14 landfall, the United States is not alone in its resolve to better prepare for large-scale weather disasters. Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are teaming up to prepare Sarajevo International Airport […]

Freightalia to use CargoX’s ‘Smart B/L’ blockchain platform

Online quote management system Freightalia has signed a partnership agreement with tech startup CargoX for use of its blockchain-based electronic bill of lading (B/L) product, which completed its first ever Smart B/L mission during a trial shipment from Shanghai to Koper, Slovenia, last month. CargoX has been developing and testing its Smart B/L platform since […]

Atlas Air to operate 747F for SF Express on trans-Pacific routes

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary Atlas Air recently inked a new ACMI lease agreement with SF Express to operate a 747-400F on trans-Pacific routes for the express carrier. The deal, which will commence in October, will expand the Shenzen-based SF Express network into the trans-Pacific market. SF Express has traditionally operated a fleet of narrowbody […]

BUD to construct new freight center

Budapest Airport (BUD) is expanding its freight handling capacity with the construction of a dedicated freight center called “Cargo City,” as part of the hub’s BUD:2020 Development Program that aims to “develop its role as the leading gateway in the Central Eastern European region.” The more than US$38 million investment will encompass a 20,000 square-meter […]
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