Staff Reports

Militzer and Münch restructure

Swiss logistics company Militzer & Münch has merged its German companies under a single management structure. The affected subsidiaries are M&M Militzer and Münch, which focuses on road transport; M&M air sea cargo; and M&M Militzer and Münch Deutsche Holding. “One of the firm goals of Militzer & Münch is to further develop our services […]

Northern Aviation Services chooses Unisys

After conducting a four-year search and testing many IT systems, Anchorage-based Northern Aviation Services has selected cloud-based Unisys software systems to replace its legacy software. Northern Aviation Services is the parent company of Anchorage’s Northern Air Cargo and Aloha Air Cargo, based in Honolulu. Dave Squier, vice president of operations for Northern Aviation Services said […]

Chapman Freeborn, RUS Aviation partner to reach underserved areas

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and UAE based RUS (Reliable Unique Services) Aviation have joined forces to create an exclusive general sales agreement to improve service from Hong Kong to the Middle East and surrounding areas. Since March 1, Chapman Freeborn has been selling in-demand per-kilo shipments from Hong Kong to the UAE, with onward connections via […]

UPS introduces cryogenic container option

Using cryogenic containers, which can keep goods frozen at -150°C for 10 days while in transit or storage, UPS has launched True Cryo in Europe. Customers will be able to track their cargo in real time and intervene if necessary, should a problem arise. The cryogenic containers use liquid nitrogen stored in dry vapor to […]

Air France-KLM moves to protect perishables with Kold Kart dolly

When on the ground in high-temperature locations, the ruination of perishable cargo or pharmaceuticals is a real issue. Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo’s most recent weapon in the war against temperature incursions is the “Kold Kart,” a new dolly system that maintains proper temperature while shipments await transfer to planes or trucks After testing the product, AF-KLM […]

LATAM Cargo continues to struggle

As the LATAM Airlines Group struggles with the poor economy in Brazil, the carrier reported a decrease of 26.8 percent in cargo revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015, due to a 13.4 percent decline in cargo traffic, and a 15. 4 percent decline in cargo yields, compared to Q4 2014. Additionally, a strike by […]

Cargojet 2015 revenue up, but expenses result in loss

It’s been almost one year since Canadian all-cargo carrier Cargojet was awarded the contract to carry mail for Canada Post. Since then, the carrier has reported a 50-percent increase in revenue for 2015, compared to 2014, reaching US$217 million. However, with the Canada Post deal came the need for additional aircraft and employees, resulting in […]

Amazon takes the plunge into air cargo

It’s happened. In what could be a nightmare scenario for express air carriers, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Amazon have inked a deal whereby ATSG will now operate an air transport network for the online retailer in the United States. The agreement, with Amazon Fulfillment Services, an affiliate of, includes the leasing of […]

Yusen opens import operation in Jakarta

Japan-based forwarder, Yusen Logistics, has reached into Southeast Asia, opening its own import operation at Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in Jakarta. Now the company will be able to handle imports more efficiently, from the time they arrive at the airport to delivery to the customer. Services Yusen will offer in Jakarta include freight status tracking […]

GRU offers landing fee exemption for cargo carriers

In an effort to attract more main-deck cargo to its airfreight facility, Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in São Paulo has launched an incentive program, giving a 100 percent landing-fee exemption to cargo-only operations, beginning March 27 and continuing through March 25, 2017. Airlines wishing to participate in the program must meet minimum requirements, such as […]

TIACA creates new shippers’ advisory committee

Lars J.T. Droog, the head of EMEA Supply Chain with Tosoh Corp. will chair a new shipper’s advisory committee, created by TIACA. The group is tasked with reviewing all elements in the supply chain in order to make improvements in servicing shippers. “Lars has spent eight years as head of EMEA Supply Chain for Tosoh, […]

Ethiopian Cargo may return to Brussels

When Ethiopian Airlines Cargo moved its cargo operations from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Masstricht-Aachen in the Netherlands in November 2015, BRU felt the pain almost immediately. But thanks to an amendment of the bilateral agreement between Belgium and Ethiopia, the Belgian federal government said it is open to the possibility of cargo once again being […]

Bright Flight establishes base at Paderborn-Lippstadt

Bulgarian cargo carrier Bright Flight has based an An-26B freighter at Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport (PAD), allowing urgent deliveries of up to 5.5 tonnes of freight to be transported at short notice to anywhere in Europe. This new chartered cargo service operates 24/7 from the airport, located in northwestern Germany. “The ad hoc charter flights are essential […]
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