Nina Chamlou

ABC passes Cargo iQ audit for operations in Moscow

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) passed its second audit reconfirming its compliance with the quality standards of IATA interest group Cargo iQ, following a two-day inspection of its operations in Moscow, the same city in which it’s headquartered. Cargo iQ, formerly called Cargo 2000, uses a benchmarking system that rates a shipment’s performance, in terms of its […]

Rhenus acquires Canadian 3PL Rodair

This week, the Germany-based logistics conglomerate, the Rhenus Group, acquired a Toronto-based 3PL, the Rodair Group, to expand its North American presence. Rodair has sites in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, offering freight forwarding, project logistics, courier, warehousing, distribution, e-commerce solutions and customs clearance services. The group services a range of industries, including fashion, retail, automotive, […]

BIFA said prepare for a no-deal Brexit with 11 days to go

The clock is still ticking on Brexit, but United Kingdom’s logistics community and the British Parliament are still working hard to diffuse the situation. Last week, Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s second proposed Brexit plan, which would have defined the terms for Britain’s exit from the European Union. With just 11 days left until […]

Gebrüder Weiss completes its Georgia facility expansion

Austrian 3PL Gebrüder Weiss has completed the expansion of its logistics facility in Tbilisi, Georgia – an investment the company said bolsters its presence in the Caucasus region. The new addition provides an extra 2,300 square meters of handling capacity for the operation, as well as 7,800 square meters of paved open space and 300 […]

Standards needed to protect booming Asian pharma market

SINGAPORE — While much of the air cargo market has had its hiccups so far this year, one constant has been the strong outlook for the Asian pharmaceuticals market, which is expected to grow 8.3 percent by 2021 — that is, if the air cargo business can keep it well protected and cool enough in […]

The invisible factor contributing to the pharma digitalization delay

SINGAPORE – Technology geared toward improving the transportation of temperature-sensitive cargo is better than ever. However, there was a consensus during yesterday’s pharma-focused panel discussion, “Discussing air freight operational challenges,” that there is still a long way to go before the industry catches up with the capabilities of today’s technology. A study from Aspen Global […]

Pearce: No growth for the last 12 months is ‘something to worry about’

SINGAPORE – Economic reports are often a mixed bag. For every positive sign, there are several lurking omens that could spell disaster. On March 12 at IATA's World Cargo Symposium (WCS), Brian Pearce, chief economist at IATA, addressed the current economic conditions of the air cargo industry, and it was hard to read his assessment […]

Can integrated trade survive in these protectionist times?

SINGAPORE – At IATA's World Cargo Symposium (WCS), speaker Brian Pearce, chief economist at IATA, said at the “Enabling Global Trade” panel discussion that he thought the industry was “at a dangerous junction, because in many ways, I think the West is moving away from that model that is the integrated world that we were […]

CLA celebrates female crew on International Women’s Day

Two women, who are pilots for Volga Dnepr’s United Kingdom-based subsidiary carrier CargoLogicAir (CLA), Captain Jacqueline Robinson and First Officer Carina Krause, became the first all-women crew to fly one of CLA’s 747 freighters. The trans-Atlantic flight carried 100 tonnes of cargo from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and arrived in Atlanta (ATL) just in time today […]

Nallian to launch pharma track-and-trace app

Next week, Belgium-based IT company Nallian is launching a new track-and-trace platform that it calls the “Global Pharma Tracker,” during IATA’s upcoming World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Singapore, where it will present the new offering and share details of its early adopter program. “Users of the Global Pharma Tracker will leverage the benefits manifold: internally, […]

Hermes to test pay-as-you-go cargo software with Icelandair Cargo

Hermes Logistics Technologies is planning to test a new iteration of its cargo management software, “Hermes NG,” in partnership with longtime client Icelandair Cargo. The cloud-based, artificial intelligence (A.I.)-enabled system incorporates a “pay-as-you-go” model comparable to that of apps like Airbnb and Uber, which tailors cost to frequency of transactions. “For a ground-handler to buy […]

DB Schenker to launch ORD-SYD freighter service

International logistics company DB Schenker has added a weekly 777 freighter service from Chicago (ORD) to Sydney (SYD) to its service portfolio. The company said the service will address demand for time-sensitive shipments of automotive, industrial and healthcare industry products, as well as heavy and outsized goods. Starting March 11, the direct service will depart […]

Agility survey predicts effects of trade tensions, emerging economies

Kuwait-based international forwarder Agility Logistics released its emerging markets logistics analysis that shows the hindrances that protectionist policies pose to the momentum of globalization, but also highlighted some emerging markets that are being fueled by a continued demand for e-commerce. At the forefront of the study, Agility noted that, since July 2018, the International Monetary […]
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