Emirates SkyCargo begins ‘pharma corridor’ program to ensure cool-chain integrity [VIDEO]

Emirates’ air cargo arm, SkyCargo, has added another layer of protection of the high-value cool-chain commodities in its global network with today’s launch of “pharma corridors,” linking various destinations that are designed to maintain strict end-to-end temperature control for sensitive goods. According to SkyCargo, the facilities within these corridors are operated under uniform cool-chain standards […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 22, 2018

DHL launches Global Trade Barometer, calls for 3 more months of trade growth

Few logistics companies have access to the volume of trade data that DHL commands on a daily basis. Starting this year, the global integrator is crunching that data into its just-released “Global Trade Barometer,” a quarterly measure of economic growth based on import and export data for a number of intermediate and early-cycle commodities that […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 22, 2018

UPS, FedEx suffered high late-delivery rates during 2017 holiday season

If your delivery arrived late this holiday season, you aren’t alone. A post-holiday analysis of deliveries performed by LateShipment.com found that both UPS and FedEx struggled to process record-high delivery volumes. The shipment-tracking company’s CEO Sriram Sridhar said that, when it came to ground shipments, both UPS and FedEx, “had alarmingly high late delivery rates […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 19, 2018

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport within striking range of ‘million-tonne-club’

Ground hasn’t even been broken for Amazon’s US$1.5 billion hub, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport’s (CVG) cargo volumes are already surging, with a 27 percent increase over 2016, pushing the Midwest airport’s cargo volumes up to 907,184 tonnes. The year ended strong, with CVG’s December cargo traffic up 34 percent, year-over-year, to 99,228 tonnes. Candace […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 18, 2018

Air China Cargo deal expands JD.com’s sprawling cold-chain network

A partnership between Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com and Air China Cargo that was announced this week extends the reach of JD.com’s cold-chain network to key markets around the world, connecting Chinese consumers with fresh food producers around the world, with airfreight speed and connectivity. The deal ties Air China Cargo’s global network to JD.com’s cold-chain […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 18, 2018

AGS joins EzyCustoms, starts DMK ground-handling operations

Asia Ground Service Company Ltd. (AGS) began ground handling and cargo terminal operations at the Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), and joined EzyCustoms to handle electronic air waybills (e-AWBs). EzyCustoms operates as a single platform connected to multiple customs systems, allowing for electronic customs reporting of cargo information. According to AGS, it is the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 18, 2018

Winter Storm ‘Inga’ causing widespread disruption across U.S. logistics sector

FedEx has been reporting disruption at its Memphis Airport (MEM) hub for days. Now, a second storm, “Winter Storm Inga,” is moving through the region, and a growing list of forwarders and carriers are advising their customers across the U.S. Midwest and South that their shipments could be impacted. “Winter weather continues to impact supply […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2018

Amazon adds 210 acres to future Cincinnati airport hub

Amazon’s senior vice president of operations, Dave Clark, announced last week that the Seattle-based retailer had just added a parcel of land to the site of its future air operations hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), following last year’s plans to invest US$1.5 billion into the project. “Amazon Air [is] getting ready for take-off […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2018

Winter storm in U.S. causes widespread freight disruption at FedEx’s Memphis hub

A cold front moving east across the American Midwest region caused extensive flight disruption at FedEx’s Memphis International Airport (MEM). The airport is FedEx Express’ global hub, and the “substantial flight and sort disruptions” experienced will have widespread implications on express logistics. FedEx said that, “potential delays are possible for package deliveries across the U.S., […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 12, 2018

Precision redelivered 3 757 conversions in December

December was a busy month for freighter deliveries, as Precision Aircraft Solutions redelivered three 757 passenger-to-freighter conversions – not just in time for peak-season demand, which swelled in November, but in plenty of time to help move current peak-season traffic that is expected to remain strong until the Chinese New year, which occurs in mid-February. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 10, 2018

Turkish Airlines orders 3 more 777 freighters from Boeing

Turkish Airlines ordered three additional 777 freighters from Boeing, only weeks after the carrier took delivery of its first two 777Fs last month – suggesting that chief cargo officer Turhan Ozen is serious about expanding the carrier’s cargo business and ranking among the top five cargo players globally by 2023. “These freighter orders will surely […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 10, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines to lease first 2 AEI 737-800 P2F freighters from GECAS

Ethiopian Cargo, the cargo division of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, will lease the first two 737-800 freighters converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), from aviation leasing and financing company GECAS. The first delivery is set for June 2018, followed by a second in January 2019. The initial two passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversions were originally slated to […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 9, 2018

Liège cargo strategy pays off with record volumes in 2017

While other European airports were giving cargo the cold shoulder (or at least forcing them to compete for limited slots), Belgium’s Liège Airport did just the opposite, perusing cargo carriers through a strategy of unlimited slots and landing times, and massive investments into cargo facilities. Now, the airport is announcing all-time record volumes of 717,000 […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 9, 2018

FedEx opens long-delayed Shanghai Pudong facility to streamline customs

FedEx has finally opened its US$100 million, 134,000-square-meter Shanghai Pudong International Airport hub. Originally slated to open in early 2017, the Shanghai Hub is now the largest of its kind at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, featuring FedEx’s most advanced sortation technology and temperature-controlled storage, ranging from -22°C to 25°C. When FedEx first unveiled the plans […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 8, 2018
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