dnata increases investment in U.S. operations, launches LAX service

Ground handler dnata has invested US$8 million to launch operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), expanding its overall investment in United States-based airports. Since the Dubai-based company’s entry into the U.S. market in 2016, it has invested a total of $35 million in operations and added 1,000 employees. The new service location will appeal […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 19, 2018

HangarLabs named ‘Official Accelerator Partner’ at Cargo Facts EMEA

HangarLabs, an Israel-based aerospace accelerator operated by maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) copmany BEDEK, has been named the Official Accelerator Partner for the upcoming Cargo Facts EMEA event on Feb. 4-6, 2019, at The Westin Grand Frankfurt. The event, presented by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, will feature a session of startup demos, where logistics-focused […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 19, 2018

I saw a film today, oh boy: A day in the life of Finnish pharma [VIDEO]

We all know what cargo looks like being processed in an airfreight facility, but have you stopped and thought what it must be like for the cargo itself? Now this burning philosophical question has been answered, thanks to Finnair. The Finland-based carrier’s 360-degree video showing its internal airport operations is the psychedelic air cargo eye-candy you […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 16, 2018

Delta Cargo offers CSafe RAP containers to customers

Delta Cargo is further bolstering its reputation as a cool-chain cargo carrier with the introduction of CSafe RAP containers to its equipment offerings, appealing to pharma-shipping customers with the same kind of temperature-controlled containers that are used by carriers like United Cargo and Virgin Atlantic. “Alongside our joint-venture partners, Air France-KLM Cargo and Virgin Atlantic […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 15, 2018

Atlas Air Worldwide, Ameriflight launch pilot pathway program

Another airline has taken matters into its own hands to fill positions in the face of rumored shortages of qualified pilots for major commercial jets. Yesterday, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. said that its subsidiary airlines, Atlas Air and Southern Air, have entered into an arrangement with Dallas-based cargo carrier Ameriflight to offer […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 14, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo to expand Cargo iQ use throughout network

Emirates SkyCargo said it plans to implement the  Cargo iQ framework to more than 160 of its stations across six continents by early 2019. Cargo iQ, an IATA quality standards interest group, has multiple initiatives centered around creating benchmarks for participating members’ services and standardizing communications between supply chain partners. Henrik Ambak, senior vice president […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 14, 2018

Amazon Air adds ‘Valor,’ the fleet’s 40th freighter, to honor veterans’ service

More than two years after Amazon announced the order of 40 freighters that would form the backbone of its own-operated fleet of cargo aircraft, its air carrier subsidiary, Amazon Air, announced the delivery of “Valor,” the 40th 767-300 converted freighter, at a Monday post-Veteran’s Day event in Long Beach, Calif., attended by Amazon CEO Jeff […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 13, 2018

Volga Dnepr, Bolloré transport NASA vehicle for upcoming Mars mission [VIDEO]

For the last several years, American astronauts have relied on Russian-built launch vehicles to get them to orbit. Today, the Russians – and the French – are helping in a different way to get the U.S. space program off the ground again with an impressive airlift of a spacecraft module set to reach for Mars. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 13, 2018

Dachser to offer FRA-PVG charter services during peak

In another sign of a robust peak season to come, Frankfurt-based logistics provider Dachser said it will be organizing charter flights on its Frankfurt (FRA)-Shanghai (PVG) route again this year, expanding capacity between central Europe and Asia in anticipation of the period of increased demand for air freight. “We are expecting this year’s peak season […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 12, 2018

There’s still time to be heard in our 2019 Air Cargo Excellence Awards

Have you taken the Air Cargo Excellence Survey yet? If not, then what are you waiting for? We want to hear your opinions about how well carriers and airports handled cargo worldwide. The survey, which takes 5 to 10 minutes to fill out, ranks air carriers and airports on airfreight service, performance and value. The […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 12, 2018

NCA reports net loss in Q2 due to freighter grounding

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) reported a US$86.1 million second-quarter loss in net income in its 2018 interim release – an over 250 percent decrease compared to the same period last year in which it saw a positive US$55.3 million net income – which was to be expected after the grounding of its eleven 747-400 freighters […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 9, 2018

SkyLease freighter skids off runway in Halifax, injuring 4 [VIDEO]

A 747-400 freighter, operated by Miami-based SkyLease Cargo, skidded off the runway while landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) in the early morning hours of Nov. 7. The four crewmembers aboard the widebody all suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital and are expected to recover. The aircraft (N908AR) came to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 7, 2018

More troubles from PeP dampen Q3 gains for Deutsche Post-DHL

In the third-quarter report released yesterday by Deutsche Post-DHL (DP-DHL), the group presented significant rises in its operating profits, or earnings before interested and taxes (EBIT), for its Express, Global Forwarding and Freight, and Supply Chain segments. However, lackluster numbers from Post-eCommerce-Parcel (PeP) division were enough to dampen the overall tone of the announcement. DP-DHL’s overall EBIT for Q3 fell by 54.9 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 7, 2018

Schiphol’s Pouwels does more with less in Amsterdam community

Throughout 2018, the dominant story about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) has been the shortage of freighter slots, due to a 500,000 “aircraft movements” limit set by the Dutch government. As a result, one prominent carrier, AirBridgeCargo, shifted its European hub from AMS to nearby Liège Airport. As this issue was going to press, the local […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 6, 2018
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