Swissport set to launch Australia ops

Swissport launched its first cargo operations in Australia with the recent signing of a seven-year lease agreement for a new cargo facility at Melbourne Airport (MEL). The new facility is 5,000 square meters and will include space for handling and storage of general cargo, animals, pharmaceuticals and perishables. The company plans to open the facility […]

CSafe expands South Korean service center

CSafe Global, an active temperature-controlled container manufacturer, has expanded its service center at Incheon Airport (ICN) to accommodate the growing demand for its specialized air cargo containers for pharmaceutical and other temperature-sensitive products in South Korea and the Asia Pacific region, the company said. “With the expanded warehouse space and increased repair service throughput, not […]

Delta Dash Door to Door – a critical assessment

Over the past months Delta Cargo has been rapidly expanding the footprint of its Dash Door-to-Door service partnership with Roadie, from about four pick up and 55 delivery cities in November to about 17 pick up and 60 delivery cities in January 2020 (see Figure 1). Cargo Facts Consulting has taken a look beyond the […]

The 2019 Air Cargo Executive of the Year is DSV Panalpina’s Jens Bjorn Andersen

Early in 2019, speculation ran rampant over the future of Panalpina. The Swiss forwarder had faced several difficult quarters, with declines in profit exacerbated by overall market weakness and demand declines in some of the forwarder’s higher-yield verticals. Enter DSV. Unsolicited, Panalpina’s Danish logistics rival submitted a takeover offer to Panalpina’s board, valuing Panalpina at […]

Weakness persists in Asian carriers in December first look

In December’s first look, Asian carriers reported mixed year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. While the protracted impact of volatile global trade relations contributed to most carriers reporting traffic declines for the month, growth in month-over-month figures suggest the industry may see improvement into 2020. Mainland China-based Air China and Singapore Airlines were hit hardest for […]

Atlas Air opens new hangar, joins Jet Fuel Innovation Summit

Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide, recently opened a new US$19 million hangar dedicated to maintenance, repair and overhaul of widebody aircraft at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).   FEAM Aero, which has operated at the airport since 2015, cut the ribbon Wednesday on the 103,000-square-foot facility, where it will repair and maintain […]

XPO Logistics looks to sell business segments

Following several challenging quarters for Connecticut-based XPO Logistics, CEO Brad Jacobs said the logistics company will look to sell or spin off up to four of its business segments. The business segments under consideration for sale include XPO’s North American and European transportation and logistics divisions, Jacobs told Jim Cramer during a CNBC Mad Money […]

LATAM Cargo opens new perishable hub in Sao Paulo

LATAM Cargo recently opened a new USD $3.5 million perishable hub in Brazil’s Guarulhos (GRU) that is intended to support the carrier’s FRESH shipment program for perishable products en route from South America to destinations worldwide The perishable hub occupies a space of 1,637 square meters and increases LATAM Cargo’s storage capacity at GRU by […]

December traffic reflects bleak year for European carriers

European carriers’ preliminary traffic results for December indicate protracted market weakness due to global trade uncertainty continued through the end of 2019. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month. In 2019, three of the four carriers tracked by Air […]

Standing out from the crowd: three executives to watch in 2020

In a year marked by declines from the heights of growth that characterized 2018, a few industry executives caught the attention of air cargo editors and readers for their forward-thinking and strategic decisions. After polling our readers and considering the major milestones for air cargo logistics in 2019, Air Cargo World has created a shortlist […]

Tech startup Komodal breaks into airfreight

In this episode of On Air with Air Cargo World, Southern California-based data integration startup Komodal’s co-founder Julia Pasternack discusses the company’s work to digitalize and improve transparency across multi-modal logistics operations. The startup has already done work to help alleviate congestion for stakeholders operating out of the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors and […]

Four startups named in Cargo Facts EMEA’s 2020 DEMOvation Challenge

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce four of the six startups chosen to provide live demonstrations and compete during the DEMOVation session at its upcoming Cargo Facts EMEA 2020. The second-annual edition of the conference, focused on innovation in airfreight, will be presented Feb. 3-5 at the Westin Grand, in Frankfurt. The first four companies selected to […]

Delta 777 fuel dump over LA playground injures at least 60

At least 60 people received medical treatment from fire crews after a Shanghai-bound Delta Air Lines flight Delta dumped jet fuel over Cudahy and South Los Angeles school playgrounds, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. An initial report that 26 people received treatment was raised to 60 people after an initial response of […]
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