Downward trends for Delta, LATAM traffic continue into September 

In the Americas, both Chile-based LATAM Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines reported year-over-year declines for the month of September.   Declines in these carriers’ traffic for the month suggest a continued impact of weak trade stemming from global political economic conditions on these carriers’ cargo business. LATAM’s overall y-o-y cargo volumes continue the downward trend for the […]

DHL makes major investment in Pennsylvania facility relocation for future growth 

DHL has invested $2.85 million in the relocation of its Pennsylvania service center from Canonsburg to Pittsburgh. The new location is intended to support anticipated growth in international trade and local manufacturing, technology, healthcare, e-commerce and education industries.  DHL’s new facility is located near the center of Pittsburgh and comprises 30,000 square feet of warehouse and […]

Emirates SkyCargo launches dedicated US-UAE e-commerce delivery service

Emirates SkyCargo has launched a new e-commerce delivery platform, “Emirates Delivers.” According to the carrier, Emirates is the first carrier worldwide to launch a dedicated e-commerce delivery platform for customers, with which the carrier intends to streamline and reduce costs for customers’ e-commerce shipments travelling from the U.S. to the United Arab Emirates.   The platform is also meant to strengthen Dubai’s pursuit […]

Menzies Aviation plans major rollout of Hermes’ cloud-based cargo management system 

Menzies Aviation has selected Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) to implement the most recent version of HLT’s Cargo Management System (CMS), Hermes 5 (H5), across facilities it operates in its global network.   The H5 system is the latest version of the cloud-based Hermes cargo management application designed to improve service management, revenue accounting, process automation and service failure […]

China-US trade war’s downward pressure on air cargo intensifies in August 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data indicating that cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.9% year-over-year in August. Year-to-date traffic is down 3.3% y-o-y. The further decline in traffic from last month suggests that downward pressure on air cargo intensified in August, despite the modest uptick seen in July.   Freight capacity rose 2.0% y-o-y in […]

Mercury Air Cargo combats LAX congestion with CargoSprint SprintPass  

Mercury Air Cargo began implementing cargo communication and payment platform CargoSprint’s SprintPass at its Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) facilities on Oct. 1. The move is intended to decrease waiting times for freight forwarders picking up import shipments and support the flow of cargo through facilities as LAX faces continued congestion issues. SprintPass is a […]

DSV sets its sights on major road acquisition 

With the major integration of DSV and Panalpina still underway, DSV Panalpina intends to continue pursuing growth through large mergers and acquisitions, with additions to its Road business likely next on the company’s radar. The news comes following the company’s most recent Board strategy session, hosted several weeks ago.  “Once we’re 12-18 months into the integration of Panalpina, and we […]

Dachser Americas relocates Argentina, Chile offices to support growing ops 

Today, Dachser announced the opening of two new offices for its Dachser Americas arm in Argentina and Chile. The company said current and anticipated future growth in its South American operations compelled the relocation of its regional Buenos Aires and Santiago offices to larger facilities.  Dachser America’s new Buenos Aires location positions the company strategically near 9,000 companies of “many […]

New Mexican airport pursues cargo with $9m renovation plan 

New Mexico’s Dona Ana County International Jetport (FAA: DNA) has joined the ranks of small airports aiming to attract cargo carriers to their tarmac. The New Mexican airport recently announced it will implement US$9 million in renovations on its runway to support the effort.  Dona Ana Airport’s plans to use the $9 million to upgrade the weight capacity […]

FAA green-lights DoKaSch pharma-cooling container 

On Friday, Germany-based loading equipment supplier DoKaSch Temperature Solutions announced that the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the company’s Opticooler RAP temperature-controlled air cargo container. In anticipation of the approval, the company said it also founded a California-based DoKaSch Americas subsidiary last year. With the green light and U.S. subsidiary, DoKaSch can now pursue U.S. customers.  DoKaSch’s Opticooler RAP container is designed […]

On Air with Air Cargo World: Key trends in North American cargo facility development

The real estate arm of U.S.-based Aviation Facilities Company Management (AFCO) secured upwards of $36 million in financing for a new air cargo facility at Baltimore International Airport (BWI). The entire project will include construction of a 200,000-square-foot air cargo facility and a 450,000-square-foot aircraft parking apron, both set to be completed this month.  In this […]

Saudia Cargo adds Liège Airport to network 

On Wednesday, Saudia Cargo announced the addition of Liège Airport (LGG) as a destination in its network, as well as several new flights to and from the airport.  Saudia Cargo has launched four flights into LGG From Jeddah (JED) for a total of five weekly frequencies that will be flown by and 747F aircraft.  The two 777 flights will continue […]

Asia sees ‘interesting mix of results’ in WorldACD August report

The trials in air cargo’s 2019 saga continued into August as WorldACD released its report indicating a decrease of almost 5% in international airfreight volumes year-over-year for the month of August.   WorldACD said that despite any semblance of hope that air cargo performance was less bad in July than in months before, August “brought the industry back to […]
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