Nina Chamlou

ACI’s finalized list of world’s top 20 busiest cargo airports in 2017

Yesterday, the Airport Council International (ACI) released its finalized list of the world’s top 20 busiest cargo airports in 2017 (see ACI’s preliminary report, released in April). Total cargo volumes handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) increased by 7.8 percent from the previous year, to 50.6 million tonnes. Even though the each of the […]

Apex Logistics expands Los Angeles presence

China-based Apex Logistics is expanding its Southern California footprint, bolstering its status as a trans-Pacific e-commerce player with a larger facility near Los Angeles International (LAX). “Our warehouse in the old facility [was] too small to receive the large volumes of cargo we were receiving,” said Apex’s senior vice president of corporate business development and […]

Etihad renews commitment to 777F fleet amidst rumors of takeover by Emirates

Beginning Oct. 1, Etihad Airways cargo will “reboot” its freighter network with an adjusted flight schedule that reflects the carrier’s ongoing commitment albeit with a smaller freighter fleet, which now consists of just five 777Fs. As part of the new schedule, Etihad will continue to operate freighter flights along core trade lanes connecting Asia and […]

Brussels Airlines to increase West African frequencies in 2019

Brussels Airlines is adjusting its route network, reallocating capacity from its Mumbai route – which will be canceled on Jan. 6, 2019 – to increase capacity to West African destinations. The carrier said it will launch an additional three flights per week to Banjul, Gambia, on Jan. 7 and will operate three out of the […]

Lufthansa Cargo uses world’s first ‘e-DGD’ form via INFr8

Lufthansa Cargo is taking on the leader-of-the-pack role in the digitalization of dangerous goods shipments by being the first carrier in the industry to use IATA’s electronic dangerous goods declaration (e-DGD) form, using the digital service called INFr8. Platforms like INFr8 create and send eDGDs electronically, digitalizing the traditionally paper-based process of ensuring that information […]

FedEx anticipates record-breaking peak season, warns of trade tensions

During FedEx’s FY Q1 2019 earnings call yesterday, CEO Fred Smith said the company is anticipating record-breaking volume during this year’s peak season. The positive news follows the company’s announcement last week that it will expand its U.S. ground operations to six days a week in response increased demand for e-commerce – this, despite current […]

MallforAfrica adds Chinese vendors to e-commerce platform

African shopping platform MallforAfrica – which sources “billions of items” from United States and United Kingdom-based retailers – has opened a warehouse in China and will now make Chinese products available through its online shopping app, connecting African consumers to the Chinese e-commerce market. Once goods are purchased, customer orders are fulfilled from MallforAfrica warehouses […]

Freightos raises $44.4 million with SGX group

Hong Kong-headquartered online cargo marketplace Freightos has raised $44.4 million in a funding round led by investment company Singapore Exchange (SGX), bring its fundraising revenues at $94.4 million to date. Freightos’ online marketplace has evolved since the company’s launch as an online freight shipment price comparison tool in 2016, With over 1,200 logistics companies using its […]

Team Worldwide joins blockchain group BiTA

Texas-based 3PL Team Worldwide joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) – the organization of logistics companies that aims to develop blockchain standards and technology for the cargo community. The CEO and President of Team Worldwide, Jason Brunson, said, “Prioritization of technology is required to remain successful in today’s marketplace,” echoing the industry’s sentiment that […]

Turkish Cargo adds Mexico City to network

Turkish Cargo is adding Mexico City (MEX) to its freighter flight network – its eighth Latin American destination, and 19th destination in the Americas. Beginning Oct. 3, the carrier will operate twice-weekly 777F flights to Mexico City International Airport (MEX). The first flight connects the carrier’s Istanbul (IST) hub to MEX via Madrid (MAD),  and […]

DHL offers cash-on-delivery payment for e-commerce in SE Asia

What’s the opposite of digitalization? DHL e-commerce’s new cash-on-delivery service, which allows consumers to pay for international online purchases with cash as a part of the company’s “parcel international direct” channel. The service targets sellers based in China and Australia that deliver to consumers in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. “Despite growing credit card adoption in […]

Toshiba opens Guadalajara hub

Yesterday, Japan-based Toshiba opened a 38,000-square-foot production center in Guadalajara, Mexico, that will serve as a hub for the company’s global commerce and American business divisions. The electronics and IT giant said the investment for the new facility totaled US$2 million. Toshiba has increased its Mexico employee count from 48 to 298 employees since beginning […]

Dachser expands relationship with cargo.one

Logistics firm Dachser and Berlin-based software-as-as-service (SaaS) provider cargo.one are expanding their partnership to enable Dachser’s airfreight employees to search for, compare, book and confirm cargo capacity across multiple airlines. Online platforms like cargo.one digitalize the traditionally e-mail- and telephone-based process of booking airfreight capacity, enabling forwarders to receive immediate booking confirmation. “Some solutions promise […]

Antonov Airlines, Chapman Freeborn move 85-tonne oil-capping stack

Antonov Airlines and United Kingdom-based charter service Chapman Freeborn teamed up to successfully move a capping stack – an 85-tonne piece of equipment used in the event of an oil spill – in a single trip by air for the first time. The trip was made on behalf of Chapman Freeborn’s client, Oil Spill Response […]
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