Blown Away: Reconnecting broken supply chains

On a Tuesday in Mexico City, employees at DSV Air & Sea, S.A. de C.V. were in the middle of a normal workday in the head office when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck, killing more than 350 people. “People were scared, running in the street,” said Torge Koehnke, vice president for Latin America with DSV Air […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 6, 2017

Qatar Airways investments equal nearly 10 percent of Cathay Pacific ownership

Expanding its reach into the Asia-Pacific region, Qatar Airways agreed to purchase shares amounting to about 9.6 percent ownership in Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways. Cathay Pacific, like Qatar Airways, belongs to the oneworld global airline alliance. According to Reuters, Qatar Airways bought roughly 378 million of Cathay Pacific’s shares from Hong Kong’s Kingboard Chemical […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 6, 2017

AF-KLM says third-quarter cargo gains are evidence of ‘cargo turnaround’

Air France-KLM’s self-described “cargo turnaround” seems to have finally pushed the carrier’s third-quarter results back into the black, with total cargo revenues up 1.2 percent to €493 million. Across a longer timeline however, year-to-date cargo statistics at the carrier still indicate an airline that has struggled to match the recovery rates of its regional counterparts, […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 6, 2017

Turkish Cargo adds two more QEP-accredited stations to roster

Turkish Cargo added two more QEP-accredited Envirotainer stations as part of the carrier’s strategy to attract more high-value pharmaceutical traffic, which chief cargo officer Turhan Ozen said, “addresses decreasing yields in the industry.” The two stations, Brussels and Atlanta, extend Turkish Cargo’s pharmaceutical transportation service in important pharma markets. The Istanbul-based cargo carrier seems to […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 3, 2017

FedEx braces for unprecedented holiday volumes as e-commerce sales surge

FedEx expects to handle between 380 million and 400 million packages this holiday season, positioning the Memphis-based integrator at the epicenter of yet another record-breaking holiday season in 2017. Citing “changing market dynamics related to the growth of e-commerce,” FedEx said it expects the highest surges in demand to occur on Mondays, more than doubling […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 3, 2017

Tel Aviv is newest destination in CargoLogicAir’s freighter network

Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary and British all-cargo airline CargoLogicAir (CLA) is adding another destination to its network of scheduled freighter operations with the addition of a weekly 747-400F flight from Frankfurt to Tel Aviv. The new service will begin on Nov. 10, with Friday departures from Frankfurt, but CLA’s outbound service on the route will switch […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 3, 2017

The Plum Blossom Soars: How Taiwan’s largest cargo carrier makes freighters work

On the tail of every China Airlines aircraft, blazoned across the vertical stabilizer, there is an image of the iconic pink and white plum blossom. The flower is symbolic not only as the official flower of Taiwan, where China Airlines is based. It is also revered for its robustness and ability to endure harsh winter […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 2, 2017

New deltacargo.com rolls out end-to-end tracking for shippers

Delta Cargo launched its re-designed website, deltacargo.com, bolstering its one-stop-shop shipping that makes the carrier an easy-to-use proposition for both new customers, including freight forwarders and shippers, as well as streamlining shipping for existing customers. “This new website provides complete end-to-end digital booking, acceptance and tracking, 24/7, on laptops and mobile devices anywhere in the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 1, 2017

IAG Cargo gets boost from Asia-Pacific demand, oceanfreight congestion

IAG Cargo’s revenue increased by 4.3 percent for the first nine months of 2017, rising to €775 million as the carrier’s total cargo tonne kilometers (CTKs) also rose. Over the third quarter of 2017, cargo revenue increased 7.9 percent year-over-year, to €259 million. The carrier attributed growth to stronger performance in the Asia-Pacific region after […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 31, 2017

European shippers demand IATA act to defend freighter operations

The European Shippers Council (ESC) is warning that slot-allocation policies at major airports will “immediately hurt the rest of the supply chain, hamper the economic investment climate, and result in a loss of jobs” unless policies are changed to accommodate full freighter operations. For example, with freighter flights at Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) facing a 20 […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 31, 2017

Liège rolls out the red carpet for freighters, while competitors cut slots

Liège Airport is investing more than €20 million into new warehouses and cargo handling facilities, opening its doors to the cargo business during a time when other regional airports are struggling with overcapacity and limited cargo slots. Over the course of the next year, Liège plans to add nearly 20,000 square feet of cargo facilities, […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 30, 2017

After 16 years, KLM resumes flights to Mumbai’s CSIA adding belly freight to busy route

After a 16-year hiatus, KLM is relaunching service to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), connecting Amsterdam to India with three weekly flights. While the route’s added passenger connectivity has garnered much attention, KLM’s choice of a 787-9 widebody aircraft on the route has cargo implications as well, with belly capacity of more than 6 […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 30, 2017

American Airlines Q3 ops impacted by hurricanes

While American Airlines reported an increase in total revenue of 2.7 percent during the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same quarter in 2016, net income for the airline in Q3 fell by 15.3 percent to US$624 million, as the carrier’s operations were negatively impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which struck the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 27, 2017

Oman Air launches ERP system through SmartKargo

Oman Air Cargo implemented its new cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system through its IT provider, SmartKargo. SmartKargo’s ERP system allows web access for the carrier’s agents and employees, and digitalizes key airfreight processes, including e-airway bills and associated documents in an “e-pouch.” “We can now provide easy, secure access via integration with any business […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 27, 2017
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