AMS merges cargo, aviation divisions; van Stekelenburg to step down

As of April 1, Schiphol Airport’s Cargo Division will be merged into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s (AMS) Aviation and Marketing Department, which raised questions about the hub’s future commitment to attracting main-deck freighter traffic. Jonas van Stekelenburg, who led the Schiphol Cargo department for near three years, says the move will put “cargo at the heart […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 21, 2018

Brussels Airlines Cargo looks to translate CEIV-Pharma certification into more cargo

Brussels Airlines Cargo is the latest cargo carrier to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceuticals Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification, announcing today that it had finally wrapped up the months-long process of certification. The carrier operates out of Brussels Airport, which was one of the first European airports to establish itself as a […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 21, 2018

Agility rides demand for infrastructure, contract logistics to strong 2017

Global demand for warehousing and freight forwarding services pushed Agility Logistics’ fourth-quarter net profits up 22.5 percent to US$64.3 million, with Agility CEO Tarek Sultan saying that all the company’s groups had a “critical year.” Full-year earnings saw similar gains, with net profits up 16 percent to $228.4 million. The Kuwait-based 3PL said that it […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 21, 2018

Delivery of Qatar’s first A350-1000 boosts belly capacity on global cargo network

At a ceremony at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France, Qatar Airlines showcased the delivery of the first A350-1000 widebody aircraft. As the official launch customer of the A350-1000, Qatar ordered a total of 42 planes that the carrier will eventually integrate into its growing fleet over the next few years. Although the Qatar […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 21, 2018

FedEx SME Trade Index finds widespread concerns about U.S. protectionism

76 percent of small business leaders told FedEx that “increasing trade between the U.S. and other countries will improve the U.S. economy,” according to the third FedEx SME Trade Index, released today. The results echo an increasingly vocal majority in the U.S. logistics sector that is calling for the Trump administration to abandon its protectionist […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 20, 2018

Ensuring that security systems match up for mail, high-risk cargo [VIDEO]

Security validators navigate a complex interplay of language and cultural factors when conducting validations around the world. Last week, Air Cargo World shadowed Corposec executive director Elad Gadot during ACC3 and RA3 validations at the Mexico City International Airport. While the validation approvals take time, both airfreight carrier CAL Cargo and warehousing agent Borderless Air […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 20, 2018

Southwest Cargo set to begin international shipments in May

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Southwest Airlines is getting serious about cargo, with today’s announcement that, following the rollout of its new Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS) point-of-sale system in March, Southwest Airlines Cargo will begin international cargo shipments to destinations in Mexico in May. The carrier will kick off its shipments to Mexico, with destinations including Mexico City, Cancun, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 19, 2018

B&H obtains VSE’s business for aviation-part storage in Singapore

British aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide obtained a two-year contract today with VSE Aviation, an aviation-parts supply firm, and subsidiary of supply chain management company VSE Corp. VSE said that the deal will help the company break into the growing Asian market by taking advantage of B&H’s warehousing and storage services at Changi Airport (SIN) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 19, 2018

Forwarder RGW Express expands Poland footprint with new facility

Polish freight forwarder RGW Express, which is also an agent of the U-Freight Group, is expanding its national footprint, opening a larger facility in Warsaw that will enable the company to develop its contract logistics operations. The new facility features 700 square meters of warehouse space and 360 square meters of office space. The expanded […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 19, 2018

Late 2017 surge helps lift traffic figures for Air France-KLM

Air France-KLM (AF-KLM) can breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to a long-awaited turnaround in the carrier’s freight traffic, which increased 3.3 percent, year-over-year, in the fourth quarter of 2017 – a modest increase by industry standards, but a significant shift for the company after years of declining traffic volume. While the carrier’s 3.3 percent, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 16, 2018

British forwarders demand infrastructure investment following NIC report

Shortly after a report was released today in the United Kingdom, criticizing the slow pace on infrastructure development across the country, the British International Freight Association (BIFA), representing U.K.-based freight forwarders, echoed similar admonishments to Parliament regarding the continuing delays in the third-runway project for Heathrow Airport. In the first “Annual Monitoring Report,” compiled by […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 16, 2018

SEKO Logistics doubles Schiphol presence to accommodate e-commerce growth

SEKO Logistics has opened an 80,000-square-foot facility (pictured) at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Logistics Park that combines its cross-border e-commerce, omni-channel and international transportation and fulfilment solutions under one roof. The new warehouse is part of an ongoing push at SEKO to expand its e-commerce footprint, with fulfillment for multiple wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels, including reverse […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 16, 2018

JD Logistics enters pilot project with Chinese railfreight company

Just a day after announcing a US$2.5 billion deal to fund its offshoot JD Logistics subsidiary, the logistics arm said it is teaming up with a China Railway Corporation to delivery freight by rail. According to JD, the project will include same-day, door-to-door “white glove” delivery service for high-end goods, utilizing domestic trains, initially between Beijing […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 15, 2018

MIA foreign trade zone opens its doors

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted Miami International Airport (MIA) designation as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) magnet site, an expansion of the county’s already-existing FTZ. Under the designation, the entire 3,230-acre site of MIA, operated by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), is now included under what is known as “FTZ 281.” This […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 15, 2018
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