Atlas Air to operate 747F for SF Express on trans-Pacific routes

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary Atlas Air recently inked a new ACMI lease agreement with SF Express to operate a 747-400F on trans-Pacific routes for the express carrier. The deal, which will commence in October, will expand the Shenzen-based SF Express network into the trans-Pacific market. SF Express has traditionally operated a fleet of narrowbody […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 21, 2018

Etihad renews commitment to 777F fleet amidst rumors of takeover by Emirates

Beginning Oct. 1, Etihad Airways cargo will “reboot” its freighter network with an adjusted flight schedule that reflects the carrier’s ongoing commitment albeit with a smaller freighter fleet, which now consists of just five 777Fs. As part of the new schedule, Etihad will continue to operate freighter flights along core trade lanes connecting Asia and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 20, 2018

Brussels Airlines to increase West African frequencies in 2019

Brussels Airlines is adjusting its route network, reallocating capacity from its Mumbai route – which will be canceled on Jan. 6, 2019 – to increase capacity to West African destinations. The carrier said it will launch an additional three flights per week to Banjul, Gambia, on Jan. 7 and will operate three out of the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 20, 2018

Lufthansa Cargo uses world’s first ‘e-DGD’ form via INFr8

Lufthansa Cargo is taking on the leader-of-the-pack role in the digitalization of dangerous goods shipments by being the first carrier in the industry to use IATA’s electronic dangerous goods declaration (e-DGD) form, using the digital service called INFr8. Platforms like INFr8 create and send eDGDs electronically, digitalizing the traditionally paper-based process of ensuring that information […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 20, 2018

Turkish Cargo adds Mexico City to network

Turkish Cargo is adding Mexico City (MEX) to its freighter flight network – its eighth Latin American destination, and 19th destination in the Americas. Beginning Oct. 3, the carrier will operate twice-weekly 777F flights to Mexico City International Airport (MEX). The first flight connects the carrier’s Istanbul (IST) hub to MEX via Madrid (MAD),  and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 17, 2018

Florence stalls in U.S. mid-Atlantic coast, causing greater local flooding

The 100-mile-per-hour winds have begun to subside as the Category 1 Hurricane Florence slowly crossed the North Carolina coast this afternoon, but the enormous rainfall the stalled system has dumped on the area remains the top logistics concern, as widespread coastal flooding (see map above) and a 10-foot-high storm surge have left at least 30,000 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 14, 2018

Lufthansa’s time:matters buys German customs brokerage

Time-critical logistics firm time:matters has purchased Germany-based CB Customs Broker GmbH and Customs Broker Cargo Handling GmbH yesterday in a move to help speed up cross-border transactions. For now, both customs brokerages and time:matters will continue to operate as neutral partners, a company release said, offering services such as customs clearance and air cargo handling, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 14, 2018

UPS makes major investment in cross-border e-commerce

At a UPS “Transformation Conference” in New York today, the company outlined plans for expanding and automating its international and domestic express services to better accommodate burgeoning cross-border e-commerce volumes, justifying the major capital expenditures with larger expected returns on revenue. For more details, see the article below in our sister publication, Cargo Facts: UPS […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 13, 2018

Emirates reaches 1M ULD milestone in DXB-DWC trans-shipment service [VIDEO]

Since the opening of the Dubai World Central (DWC) airport in 2014, the United Arab Emirates’ aviation authority decided to shift all freighter flights from the older Dubai International Airport (DXB) to the new, larger DWC. To ensure that the substantial amount of belly freight from passenger planes still landing at DXB could be transferred […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 12, 2018

Japan Airlines, Garuda Indonesia enter codeshare agreement

Japan Airlines and Garuda Indonesia have signed a new codeshare agreement, beginning on Oct. 28. The airlines will share capacity on routes in their respective domestic networks, on select routes between Japan and Indonesia and on certain trans-Pacific routes operated by Japan Airlines. President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia, Pahala Mansury, called Japan one of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 7, 2018

How to avoid future ACAS monkey business

I once had a neighbor who, when confronted with a challenge outside of his control, would always say, “Not my circus, not my monkeys” – a fun and cryptic way to describe a situation that was not his problem. This idiom came to mind as some forwarders expressed a similar sentiment in response to the […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • September 7, 2018

LOT Airlines adds MIA to network

LOT Polish Airlines said it will begin a four-times-weekly Miami (MIA)-to-Warsaw (WAW) passenger service in June of 2019. The service – MIA’s first-ever direct flight to Poland – will operate on a 787-8, which has a maximum belly capacity of about 23 tonnes of cargo. The Warsaw hub hosts carriers’ connections between Western Europe and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 5, 2018

CHAMP’s Emanuel Hille on operational headaches ACAS may bring

After years of discussion and delays, the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program was finally launched in June, requiring carriers entering the United States to provide all information about the cargo – including the air waybill number, shipper and consignee names and addresses, a description of the cargo, quantity and weight – to U.S. Customs […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 5, 2018

Keeping Track & Trace: High-tech tools bring supply-chain transparency

For cargo shipments, it may seem like keeping track of them in real time or tracing their journey, back to their origins, would be a simple proposition. We’ve had radio-frequency identification (RFID) and global positioning satellite (GPS) technology for decades, yet the tiny space within the fuselage of a freighter or the apron of a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 4, 2018
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