YHZ capitalizes on perishables to break cargo volume record

Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), the Canadian airport authority operating Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) in Nova Scotia, released 2017 financial results that indicate a 2.2 percent increase in metric tonnes shipped at the airport. While growth is down from 4.1 percent last year, in terms of volume, which was 34,051 tonnes handled in 2017, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 10, 2018

CNS 2018: TSA ruling may allow dogs to give air cargo a sniff

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. – When you think of the future of air cargo security, high-tech innovations like blockchain, the internet of things (IoT), and “Star Wars”-era laser beams may come to mind. But yesterday, Jennifer Haigh, manager of cargo screening and business development from K2 Solutions, Inc., advocated that man’s best friend, the canine, is […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 9, 2018

Unisys’ new A.I. software to be used by U.S. Customs

Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has chosen third-party software and IT company Unisys Corp. to “develop, operate and manage systems used for risk assessments” of both people and cargo entering the United States, in accordance with CBP’s Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD). The system’s objective is to prevent clearance delays and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 9, 2018

CNS 2018: Air cargo community faces challenges in executing digitalization

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. – The issue on everyone’s minds here at the CNS Partnership Conference is the prevalence of e-commerce in today’s logistics industry. The e-commerce boom may be breathing life back into airfreight, but industry leaders are now experiencing major growing pains as a result. To address these concerns, Glyn Hughes, the global head […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 8, 2018

CNS 2018: Identifying threats, vulnerabilities of today’s supply chain

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. – Yesterday, Pauline Leary (pictured) of Smiths Detection gave a presentation here at the CNS Partnership Conference on the industry’s latest innovations in threat detection at ports and borders, an aviation industry phenomenon that was catapulted into the mainstream by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Terrorist activity, while rare (as far as […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 8, 2018

Volume growth at Pactl raises expectations

Over the past decade, Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) has grown in importance in the air freight universe to the point that it is now the second busiest airport in the world for international cargo, behind only Hong Kong (HKG), and the third busiest for total cargo, lagging only Hong Kong and Memphis (MEM). Pactl, […]
  • David Harris
  • May 7, 2018

Fraport plans to reduce CO2 emissions by half

Fraport AG has released plans in a “sustainability report” to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across its entire group, in compliance with goals established at the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris in 2015. Fraport said that Frankfurt Airport (FRA), specifically, will reduce emissions by about half, which would be 125,000 metric tonnes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 4, 2018

Many Paths Forward: Which Chinese carrier has the right e-commerce strategy?

A single brown box is plopped down on the doorstep of family home in a rural town in the southwest Chinese province of Sichuan. The driver, who owns a two-van operation distributing packages to area residents, is now on his way to deliver his next package in the adjacent village. It’s a five-and-a-half-hour drive to […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 3, 2018

Air China, Royal Jordanian choose WFS for Copenhagen ground handling

One of the world’s largest cargo handling firms, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), expanded its business even further today by signing two more contracts with Air China and Royal Jordanian Airlines to provide ground handling support at Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport (CPH). By the end of May, WFS said it will begin handling cargo transported by Air […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 1, 2018

FRA to require ground handlers to reserve slots via digital platform

Fraport joined the movement of digitalization last week, releasing new slot booking requirements for ground-handling companies that operate at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). The new truck slot-allocation system will require companies to book slots online using the airport’s Fair@Link door management platform, starting on May 15. Fraport’s own ground handler, Frankfurt Cargo Services (FCS), worked with […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 30, 2018

E-commerce, express traffic continue to outpace general cargo growth in Q1

With first-quarter volume figures coming in for many airports around the world, we noticed two, in particular, stood out from the crowd: Leipzig Halle Airport (LEJ) in Eastern Germany, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) in the United States. Both of these mid-sized airports reported volumes up – way up – in Q1, reaching 12.3 percent and 34.1 percent […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 23, 2018

Fraport to build Swissport warehouse at FRA’s CargoCity South by 2020

Today, Fraport Group and Swissport signed an agreement for Fraport to develop a 16,900-square-meter, custom-built warehouse in CargoCity South at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) for the global ground handling company. The project, Fraport said, has a budget that will run into the “double-digit” millions of euros. Senior vice president of real estate at Fraport AG, Christian […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 20, 2018

Luxembourg OKs first digital road-feeder consignment between LUX, AMS

The Luxembourg government has signed off on the first electronic consignment note (CMR) for road transportation operated by Arthur Welter trucking on behalf of CargoLux Airlines. The trucking service will run between Luxembourg (LUX) and Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) airports. Arthur Welter described the paper-free practice, saying that transport orders are received from customers digitally, forwarded […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 20, 2018
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