Cargolux strengthens South American presence with new Santiago route

On June 14, Cargolux Airlines reinstated its scheduled freighter service to Santiago (SCL) in Chile. The new scheduled freighter service, however, has been redesigned to offer four additional destinations as regular connections between Europe and South America.   The carrier will fly a weekly route connecting Luxembourg (LUX)-Viracopos (VCP)-SCL-Bogota (BOG)-Aguadilla (BQN), before returning to Cargolux’s LUX hub via Amsterdam […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 17, 2019

LATAM, Delta Cargo report cargo traffic declines for May

In the Americas, Chile-based LATAM Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines reported continued year-over-year declines in cargo traffic for the month of May. The former saw the second month in a row of year-over-year traffic declines, tipping the year-to-date performance into a decline, while Delta Cargo extended the double-digit declines of April, worsening its year-to-date […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 17, 2019

ABX Air partners with Air Cargo Carriers for pilot training flow-through program

Air Transport Services Group’s subsidiary carrier, ABX Air, has partnered with turboprop freighter operator Air Cargo Carriers under a program designed to allow the latter’s pilots to more easily enter ABX’s training class. Under the program, Air Cargo Carrier pilots with at least two years’ experience as Pilot in Command, who have at least 1,000 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 14, 2019

Amazon adds new robots to its Denver fulfillment center [VIDEO]

Amazon has long been an industry leader in implementing robotics into its sortation centers, and recently, the e-tailer has added two new robot models, Xanthus and Pegasus, which it showed off at its re:MARS conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. According to an Amazon blog post, the two-foot-tall, three-foot-wide Pegasus robots help in the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 14, 2019

The move away from Amazon express ops likely to benefit FedEx

FedEx’s decision to end its U.S. express operations for Amazon will probably benefit the company in the long run, according to a Seaport Global analysis. In its note, Seaport focused on the rapid expansion of e-commerce from companies other than Amazon, and said the move away from its Amazon operations will allow FedEx to pursue […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 12, 2019

Team Worldwide’s MIA bonded warehouse adds capacity to Caribbean, Central America

Team Worldwide, a US-based 3PL, recently opened a bonded warehouse in Miami in what Bob Imbriani, EVP, International, told Air Cargo World is essentially an “air-sea program” allowing for imports to Miami International Airport (MIA) and exports into the Caribbean and Central America.  The 3PL’s new warehouse offers Class 2 customs bonded warehousing and in-bond export consolidation, allowing for a 15-day window for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 11, 2019

Transcarga files DOT exemption request for US-Venezuela flights

Earlier this week, Caracas, Venezuela-based carrier Transcarga International Airways filed an exemption request to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to enable it to engage in charter cargo service between Venezuela and the U.S. via intermediate points using its leased A300B4 freighter aircraft. According to the filing, Transcarga’s fleet includes two leased A300B4 freighters […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 7, 2019

WFS wins tender to operate at Atlanta airport

The giant air cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) won its tender to operate Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s (ATL) new Cargo Building C, just a day after the airport signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). ATL, plus other recent expansions in Europe and New York, will add an additional 700,000 […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 7, 2019

American Airlines launching two new US-Germany routes for summer 2019

Today, American Airlines announced that it will launch additional widebody service to Germany for summer 2019. The two new routes include one from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Munich (MUC), and one from Philadelphia (PHL) to Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL). American Airlines will operate the DFW-MUC route daily through October 26 using a 787-800, beginning today. […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 6, 2019

The Last Shall Be First: South American e-commerce’s last-mile boom

If ever there was a country that encapsulates the extremes of modern society, it could be the South American country of Brazil. By far the largest of the nations on the continent, it is also the wealthiest, but also has some of the largest, most densely populated slums, located not far from enormous villas and […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 5, 2019

Amsterdam, Atlanta airports ink cargo trade and investment MoU

Today at Air Cargo Europe in Munich, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) intended to increase cooperation and trade between the two air cargo gateways. Beginning in September of this year and continuing through 2020, AMS and ATL will work to create the Atlanta Cargo […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 5, 2019

Growing Amazon Air operation supports expansion of next-day deliveries

Amazon announced this week that it will be expanding the number of items included in its free one-day shipping program for Prime members in the United States to 10 million SKUs. In recent years, the e-tailer has invested heavily in its Prime delivery program, and delivery speed has increased as a result. The scale of […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 5, 2019

Air Canada Cargo to market Drone Delivery Canada drone cargo routes [VIDEO]

Air Canada Cargo and Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) have signed an exclusive agreement marketing DDC’s drone and delivery services in Canada.  Under the agreement, DDC will build and operate up to 150,000 drone delivery routes in Canada for the carrier. These routes will include timetables, flight schedules, payload capacities, type of drones to be deployed […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 4, 2019

Panalpina, DHL GF join growing list of digital freight sales platforms

Two more companies have joined the now not-so-exclusive group of logistics providers offering digital freight sales platforms available in air cargo – today, Panalpina announced it will present its new customer platform at Air Cargo Europe 2019 in Munich this week, while DHL Global Forwarding (DHL GF) launched its own platform last week. While the growing number of these […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 3, 2019
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