Nina Chamlou

West Atlantic Sweden adopts CHAMP’s weight-and-balance software

West Atlantic Sweden, subsidiary carrier of West Atlantic Group, has adopted Luxembourg-based IT firm CHAMP Cargosystems’ weight and balance software to optimize its load planning, specifically for its recently purchased 767-200SF freighter (at right), which West Atlantic will operate out of Cologne, Germany (CGN). The application aims to help airlines better plan their aircraft loads, keeping […]

Panalpina’s largest shareholder rejects DSV takeover bid

Today, Panalpina’s largest shareholder, the Ernst Göhner Foundation, said it does not support the non-binding proposal from Denmark-based rival DSV to purchase the Swiss forwarding giant. About two weeks ago, Panalpina’s board said that “according to its fiduciary duties,” it would review the proposal with its professional advisers. The offer, which was released on Jan. […]

WorldACD: December a ‘double whammy’ as growth shrinks

In its end-of-the-year analysis of the international air cargo market, WorldACD called the month of December – prepare to wince – a “double whammy.” According to the report, air cargo volume growth and yield growth were both negative, year-over-year, during the month. WorldACD said that the last week of 2018 was “particularly worrisome,” noting that […]

UPS sees growth from e-commerce, life sciences as net income decreases

Today, in UPS’ earnings call for 2018 results, the company reported a 2 percent decline in total net income from about US$4.9 to $4.8 billion between 2017 and 2018. Looking specifically at the fourth quarter – not accounting for adjustments – net income decreased 59 percent from $1.1 billion to $453 million, year-over-year. However, adjusted […]

Drewry: Rates dropped 3.5% month-month, will continue to decline in January

Today, Drewry’s East-West airfreight price index for month of December showed that airfreight rates dropped 3.5 percent, month-over-month, from US$3.18 to $3.07, and increased a slight 2 percent, year-over-year, from December 2017’s rate of $3.02. Rates hit their peak in November, reaching $3.18 – the highest rate seen in the past four peak seasons. Drewry […]

LATAM Cargo’s GRU cool-chain facility to open by 2019 peak season

Santiago-based LATAM Cargo is currently working on the construction of a cool-chain facility at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in Brazil that the carrier says will be ready in time for peak season 2019. Almost half of LATAM Cargo’s volumes are perishable commodities – such as salmon, asparagus and flowers – and, currently, 14 percent […]

DHL Express launches Latin America–U.S. cold-chain pipeline

DHL Express has launched a service for healthcare industry shippers operating along the Latin America- U.S. trade lane called “DHL Medical Express Service” or “WMX,” which it describes as “a new market alternative to the commercial carriers that have historically served the region,” with the goal of addressing delays at Brazilian airports. The offering will […]

DHL Supply Chain to help optimize healthcare company’s India network

DHL Supply Chain is taking on a contract with international medical technology company, Becton Dickinson (BD), to help optimize its warehousing and distribution operations within its India network. So far, the two companies have already collaborated to launch a new temperature-controlled facility in Luhari, Haryana, in northern India. Other additions and improvements to BD’s network […]

CargoLogicAir volumes rise 36 percent in 2018

London-based CargoLogicAir, a subsidiary airline of the Volga Dnepr Group, released its 2018 results, showing cargo volumes increased 36 percent, to 780,000 freight tonne kilometers, compared to 2017’s totals. The niche four-freighter carrier said demand from its clients in oil and gas, aerospace, heavy machinery and humanitarian cargo caused volumes to triple, year-over-year, pointing to […]

Pelican BioThermal launches LAX facility for Crēdo on Demand program

Temperature-controlled packaging company Pelican BioThermal has added a Los Angeles facility to its network of packaging repair stations for its Crēdo on Demand line of reusable, rentable containers. The business model allows shippers to rent and drop-off the resuable containers within the company’s service grid, without having to outright purchase the containers. So far, Pelican’s […]

JAS forwarding to use cargo.one to digitally book capacity

U.S.-based JAS Forwarding joined the ranks of forwarders utilizing Berlin-based cargo.one’s freight booking platform, which allows users to view and book airlines’ available freight capacity instantaneously via a digital app. Gordon Reinke, airfreight director  of JAS Forwarding’sa German operations, said that JAS engaged in a collaborative process with cargo.one, in which it tested use of […]

American Airlines Cargo launches DUB–DFW route

Today, American Airlines Cargo said it is launching a nonstop 787 passenger service between Dublin (DUB) and Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) that will operate from June to September. The carrier said it is anticipating continued growth in the manufacturing sector in Texas, naming computer parts, medical devices, machinery, oil industry equipment, aviation parts and pharmaceuticals as […]

AAPA: volume grew 4 percent in 2018, but flattened at year end

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released its end of the year results, which show that between 2017 and 2018, member airlines’ cargo volumes increased by 4 percent. However, any year-over-year growth in 2018 wasn’t thanks to the fourth quarter, which is normally peak season for air cargo demand. In December, traffic declined by […]
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