Fred Smith gets new heir apparent after shock exit of FedEx COO

FedEx Corp. named a new No. 2 executive after company founder Fred Smith’s top deputy resigned abruptly, just weeks after joining the company’s board of directors. Raj Subramaniam will take over as president and chief operating officer (COO) March 1, replacing David Bronczek, FedEx said in a statement Thursday. Bronczek, 64, made a “personal decision’’ […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • February 14, 2019

YVR in early stages of planning new cargo facility

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is in the early stages of planning to develop about 44 acres of land that will be the foundation of a new “modern cargo and logistics facility.” Brock Penner, manager of corporate communications at YVR, told Air Cargo World that the airport is still “undergoing commercial negotiations with the project proponent,” […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 14, 2019

Vietnam prepares for Long Thanh Airport construction

Yesterday, Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister, Trinh Dinh Dung, called for expeditious completion and submission of the Long Thanh International Airport Project feasibility report, so that it can be reviewed and approved during the Vietnamese National Assembly in October, allowing construction of the new airport to begin early next year.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 14, 2019

B&H, Compass Forwarding sign MOU

British aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with New York-based Compass Forwarding in a move that will expand both parties’ global footprints. The companies’ portfolios of services overlap complementarily; both focus on aerospace industry clients, offering services such as aircraft-on-ground (AOG) desks, airside access, and company materials (COMAT) handling. The MOU […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 14, 2019

Carriers charter extra freighter flights before Valentine’s Day

With less than 24 hours to go before the big Valentine’s Day holiday, more carriers are reporting in with data about increased charter flights packed with fresh-cut flowers that mostly likely traveled thousands of miles to make it to neighborhood grocery stores in the United States, Europe and Asia. International carriers and forwarders are heaving […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 13, 2019

Flexport’s expanded HKG-ORD air service to resume after Chinese New Year

After launching its weekly Private Air Service (PAS) from Hong Kong International (HKG) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) in early January, San Francisco-based digital forwarder Flexport is getting ready to resume its service after the Chinese Lunar New Year lull. The expected return to service will be Feb. 23, according to Neel Jones Shah, Flexport’s senior […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 13, 2019

U.S. House committee considers bill to fund FAA during shutdowns

Today, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing to discuss H.R. 1108, the proposed “Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019” that would fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the event of a partial government shutdown like the one ended late last month. The hearing examined how the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 13, 2019

WFS to build new pharma facility in Copenhagen

Paris-based cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) announced its plans to build a new pharmaceutical facility at Copenhagen Airport (CPH). Construction of the facility will begin in April.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 13, 2019

Regulators, aviation industry show new support for drone operations

Ever since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued strict rules in 2016 for the limited operation on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the United States, the air cargo industry has waited for a loosening of the regulations as drone technology has progressed at a rapid pace. Today, the FAA may be taking its first steps […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 12, 2019

CHAMP releases tool to monitor aviation emissions

Today, Luxembourg-based IT company CHAMP Cargosystems has released a new offering to help ease clients’ compliance with newly imposed emissions regulations. CHAMP’s product, the EmissionsCalculator – available for airlines, shippers and forwarders – gathers data from clients’ usage of CHAMP’s digital platforms, broken down by flight or air waybill number to measure harmful emissions, such […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 12, 2019

Peli BioThermal opens new drop-off point for Credo on Demand in Jeddah

Temperature-controlled packaging company Peli BioThermal has opened a new drop point for its “Credo on Demand” rental program in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – largely to address demand for transportation of cool-chain and healthcare industry products in the Middle East. The company’s Uber-esque rental program offers clients the ability to rent its line of Credo on […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 12, 2019

Carriers add charters for Valentine’s Day flower demand surge

It’s T-minus 3 days until Valentine’s Day, and the international logistics industry is gearing up for the seasonal spike in demand for the perishable currency of the Hallmark holiday. You guessed it – flowers. Many carriers working within networks that encompass major exporting regions of roses and tropical buds – e.g. East Africa and South […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 11, 2019

Swissport invests in LHR with full acquisition of Cargo Handling Ltd.

Zurich-based cargo handler Swissport is purchasing the remaining 50 percent stake in Heathrow Cargo Handling Ltd. (HCH) – the other half of which it already owns. Swissport’s executive vice president for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, Luzius Wirth, said the move will “round off our global cargo business,” adding that “on the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 11, 2019

B&H inks MRO warehousing deal with Apex Aero at LHR

British aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide has signed a three-year warehousing deal with Apex Aero, a U.K.-based supplier of aftermarket aircraft parts. Under the deal’s terms, B&H will provide forward stocking location (FSL) services for Apex Aero at its London Heathrow (LHR) warehouse. The service will allow Apex to send Boeing and Airbus aircraft parts […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 11, 2019
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