Freightos: airfreight capacity crunch in Europe pushes shippers to ocean

Airfreight in Europe reached full capacity two weeks ago, online pricing platform Freightos reported last week. High spot airfreight rates in the subsequent weeks have been high enough to motivate shippers to reconsider ocean shipping as a viable option. In addition to seasonally tight capacity affecting domestic and international freight shipments in the United States and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 11, 2017

ALTA’s 2017 Latin American airfreight numbers still in red, despite October uptick

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association’s (ALTA) October airfreight traffic to/from the region ticked up 2 percent year-over-year, but with year-to-date volumes still down by 0.7 percent, it remains to be seen if the year’s net will make it out of the red. The largest share of that cargo – just under 50 […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 11, 2017

Flexport is CHAMP Cargosystems’ cargoJSON API launch customer

Flexport has adopted CHAMP Cargosystems’ Traxon cargoHUB platform, which transmits, converts and distributes air freight messaging, for electronic data interchange, and has also started using CHAMP’s premium tracking service. The integration of the platforms means that Flexport is the first customer to use CHAMP’s new cargoJSON data-interchange format, a language-independent data format that is fully interoperable […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 11, 2017

EzyCustoms adds Vietnam to customs network via Cathay Pacific

Customs management platform EzyCustoms – which provides customs process management in countries including Bangladesh, Canada, European Union countries, India, Philippines and the United States – is now submitting cargo information to Vietnam’s customs agency for its user Cathay Pacific Airways. Via EzyCustoms, Cathay Pacific can submit flight manifest, master air waybill and house manifest electronic […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 11, 2017

75th Anniversary Snapshot: Long live the ‘Queen of the Skies’

Being so much bigger than any other commercial airliner that had flown before it, the 747 still turns heads today, nearly 50 years after it took its first flight. The team that designed and built the world’s first jumbo jet at Boeing were nicknamed “The Incredibles,” not only for the sheer audacity of the vision […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 8, 2017

DHL ‘Innovation Day’ winners introduce new logistics tech

At Deutsche Post-DHL’s 2017 “Innovation Day” at its Bonn, Germany, Innovation Center, the winners of a series of technology “challenges” introduced new products, including autonomous warehouse robots, an online platform for package drop-offs and an internet of things (IoT) approach to online shopping, among other new logistics offerings. As the winner of the Robotics Challenge, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 8, 2017

BIFA approves of Brexit negotiation progress

After the European Commission and the United Kingdom released a joint report this morning highlighting progress on the U.K.’s “Brexit” from the European Union, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) announced its optimism that “discussions on transitional arrangements and our future trading relationship with the E.U. can now commence,” now that “phase one” of the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 8, 2017

Automation must always come with a human touch

Technology’s imprint on our industry over the past 50 years has enabled profound automation advances that are likely to continue their march of progress over the decades to come. Whereas in the past we saw technology as a tool to accomplish a task, many now see automation as an end unto itself, but this may […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • December 7, 2017

Turkish Airlines takes delivery of first 777 freighter

Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines took delivery of its first 777 freighter, which is the first of two 777 freighters the airline has on order for 2017. The chairman of the board for Turkish Airlines, M. İlker Aycı, called the delivery a “milestone event” in the airline’s cargo business, which has expanded rapidly during the year, growing […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 7, 2017

Freightos focuses on sustainability with carbon transparency features

Online freight pricing platform Freightos is introducing new features to introduce transparency to the freight sector, including adding an estimate of the carbon footprint to every shipping service on Freightos and adding several free carbon dioxide (CO2) calculation tools that allow customers or third-parties to determine the carbon footprint along various routes and modes. The […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 7, 2017

JFK Airport secures deal for new 346,000-square-foot cargo facility

New York’s JFK International Airport is getting a cargo upgrade, as the New York Port Authority last month approved a lease deal with Aeroterm for a new 346,000-squre-foot cargo handling facility at JFK and upgrades to two taxiways, for an investment of US$132 million. The lease approves the development of the new cargo facility at […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 7, 2017

Logistics Reinvented: 3 air cargo executives to watch in 2018

At times like these, with air cargo demand flying high and e-commerce growing with no end in sight, it might be tempting for some logistics companies to ease up on the gas and enjoy coasting while the momentum is strong. Not so for the three air cargo executives profiled here. Though they vary widely in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 6, 2017

IATA lays out plans for Live Animal, ‘Fresh’ CEIV certifications

In a presentation for today’s International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) cargo media day, IATA’s head of special cargo, Andrea Gruber, said that, following the success of the association’s CEIV-Pharma certification, 2018 will likely bring a pilot program for CEIV-Live Animal certification, as well as the potential of “CEIV Fresh” for perishables. The live-animal CEIV certification […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 6, 2017

Silk Way West takes CHAMP load-planning software live

Baku-based all-cargo airline Silk Way West Airlines went live with air cargo IT supplier CHAMP Cargosystems’ Weight & Balance load-planning software. Load planners at the Azerbaijani carrier can now use the program to optimize the speed and accuracy of balancing loads for its 747 freighter fleet. The Weight & Balance software’s functions include an auto-load […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 6, 2017
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