Nina Chamlou

Cargo traffic falls 12 percent among Asian carriers in Feb., says AAPA

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released its February traffic results today, showing that year-over-year growth rates for regional carriers are no longer flat, but in double-digit decline. Average traffic measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) of member airlines dropped by a whopping 12 percent during the month compared to the same time last year.   The seasonal closure of businesses […]

Tigers Logistics to expand digitalized services with quote-generating startup

Hong Kong-based Tigers Logistics is increasing its digital services, signing on as the launch customer for a U.S.-based tech startup, Doozee, which generates instant freight rate quotes. Doozee developed the cloud-based system to work specifically with postal operators, and will allow forwarders’ customers to access live quotes for the final mile of e-commerce shipments’ delivery. […]

CCA to pilot data-sharing initiative for food shipments

The Cool Chain Association (CCA), a Netherlands-based nonprofit, said its members are piloting a data-sharing initiative to monitor food shipments over a three-month period to pinpoint where excursions in supply chains tend to occur. The goal of the pilot is to reduce the amount of waste in perishable supply chains. This spring, the pilot will […]

American Airlines Cargo promotes its time-critical service

American Airlines Cargo is seeking to strengthen its foothold in time-critical airfreight, promoting its Critical Priority Parcel Service (PPS) with a campaign called “All eyes on.” Critical PPS oversees shipments of highly valuable cargo, such as human organs and pharmaceutical products. The promotional video, released this week, shows its internal shipment monitoring in action. “We […]

Strike activity by air traffic controllers costing ‘millions of euros’ at LGG

Liège Airport (LGG) said that the absence of air traffic controllers during the night of March 25 and 26, due to employee strike activities, has seriously affected operations, including cargo flights, and is costing companies at the airport “millions of euros,” according to a story from Aviation24. Belgium-based Skeyes, the autonomous public company in charge […]

Scholte steps down from TIACA earlier than planned

The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) chairman, Sebastiaan Scholte, is stepping down from his role a few months earlier than planned, coinciding with his departure from the role of CEO of Netherlands-based Jan de Rijk Logistics on July 1. TIACA said that according to its bylaws, board members must be trustee members of the Association, […]

ABC increases frequencies to Asian destinations

Moscow-based subsidiary of the Volga Dnepr Group, AirBridgeCargo (ABC), is bolstering its footprint in Asia by increasing frequencies to its popular trans-Eurasian routes, including Narita (NRT), Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) and Shenzhen (SZX). As of the end of March, frequencies to each destination will now be eight, two and six per week, respectively. “Based […]

Hactl signs ground-handling services contract for Raya Airways

Today, Malaysia-based all-cargo carrier Raya Airways inked an agreement with Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) for use of its ground-handling services at Hong Kong International Airport(HKG), including ramp handling, terminal handling and documentation services. Raya Airways operates a connection between HKG and its home base of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB), near […]

Rhenus Group acquires South African forwarder

The Rhenus Group has announced another acquisition – this time of a Johannesburg-based forwarder World Net Logistics (WNL) – following its purchase of Toronto-based 3PL the Rodair Group earlier this month. The South African forwarder provides clients with air- and seafreight services, with a network in South Africa, Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and […]

UPS partners with blockchain company Inxception to launch B2B app

UPS and San Francisco-based technology company Inxeption are partnering to develop a blockchain-based platform for business-to-business (B2B) merchants, called “Inxeption Zippy.” The companies’ joint statement cited data from market research company Forrester that said the B2B e-commerce market is projected to reach US$1.8 trillion by 2023, but added that many B2B merchants have been slow […]

U-Freight Group launches logistics service for e-commerce startups

U-Freight Group has launched a new product to assist startups and small businesses with their logistics needs, which it calls “e+ Solutions,” mainly to address demand for trans-Pacific logistics services from smaller e-commerce players. The Hong Kong-based forwarder’s services, such as inbound management, stocking, picking and packing, and door-to-door delivery, will utilize its e-commerce fulfillment […]

Cargolux leases Thermosafe’s PharmaPort containers

Luxembourg-based Cargolux is bolstering its cold-chain capabilities in a new deal with temperature-controlled packaging company Thermosafe for use its PharmaPort container – an active bulk shipping container with data-collection enablement – across its international network. Cargolux is a prominent international carrier of pharmaceuticals and the first airline ever to obtain its Good Distribution Practice (GPD) […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo launches first South America route to GRU

This week, Virgin Atlantic Cargo said it is planning to launch its first route to South America – a 787 service from London Heathrow (LHR) to São Paulo (GRU), which will commence in 2020. The carrier aims to capitalize on the “fast-growing” Brazilian economy, anticipating high demand for capacity on both of the route’s directions, […]
Page 3 of 43«12345 » 102030...Last »