IATA carrier business confidence outlook strongest in the last decade

In its most recent quarterly survey of airline business confidence, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) found that 80 percent of airline CFOs and heads of cargo saw an improvement in third-quarter profitability compared with the same quarter of 2016 – making it the strongest outcome IATA has seen in a decade. Demand for airfreight […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 27, 2017

Cargolux, SkyCell partner on pharma container deal

Luxembourg-based airfreight carrier Cargolux is partnering with ULD manufacturer SkyCell to offer temperature-controlled containers to Cargolux’s pharmaceutical customers. With the SkyCell containers, Cargolux will be able to maintain pharma products for several days at several temperature ranges, including +2°C to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C, even with external temperatures ranging from -35°C to +65°C. The […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 27, 2017

Kerr to join U.K.-based CargoLogicAir in 2018 after leaving Etihad

Three weeks after announcing that he was stepping down as senior vice president at Etihad Cargo, David Kerr has secured a new position in the airfreight industry as incoming CEO at CargoLogicAir (CLA). He is scheduled to take the reins of the U.K.-based all-cargo carrier on Jan. 1, 2018. Kerr, who will continue on at Etihad […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 26, 2017

LATAM Cargo’s ‘Solidarity Plane’ delivers aid to Puerto Rico

LATAM Cargo transported more than 40 tonnes of disaster relief supplies from Miami to Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria more than a month after the Category 4 storm hit on Sept. 20. The humanitarian aid came aboard a 767 freighter through LATAM’s “Solidarity Plane” initiative, which […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 26, 2017

Air France-KLM adds four cargo stops to winter schedule

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo is adding four new cargo destinations from its hubs Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS) to its winter route. The new season begins on Oct. 29 and runs through March 25, 2018. The carrier will offer two weekly 777-200 flights from CDG to Malé (MLE) in the Maldives. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 26, 2017

Rising demand, cost-cutting program help Lufthansa soar in Q3

In the latest instance of a carrier benefiting from the global surge in demand for airfreight, The Lufthansa Group said its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) in the third quarter of 2017 reached  €21 million, compared to a loss of €17 million in Q3 of 2016. The German carrier said that, apart from the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 26, 2017

Today is last chance to vote for Air Cargo World’s Executive of the Year Award

Have you made your voice heard? Today, Oct. 25, will be your last chance to choose which of our finalists should be named  Air Cargo World‘s Air Cargo Executive of the Year. The winner of the annual honor, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry, will be profiled on the cover of the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 25, 2017

Cathay Pacific first Hong Kong carrier to earn CEIV pharma cert

Cathay Pacific received Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), making it the first Hong Kong-based airline to earn the designation. At Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Cathay now joins a list of supply-chain services that also have earned the CEIV cert, including Cathay […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 25, 2017

WFS gets handling contract for Qatar’s Pittsburgh freighter stop

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) was awarded the cargo handling contract for Qatar Airways Cargo’s new twice-weekly scheduled 777 freighter stop at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Qatar Airways Cargo launched the new stop on Oct. 11, making Pittsburgh the thirteenth U.S. city in Qatar Cargo’s network, and Qatar Airways the first international airline with scheduled freighter […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 25, 2017

Are millennials warming to logistics?

Aging logistics managers have voiced concerns for some time that the next generation of logistics leaders are slipping away to sexier industries like – well seriously, bro, is there really anything hotter than full end-to-end supply chain visibility? The good news is that community-based crowdsourcing platform Owler, which gathers information from a younger-skewing demographic, saw […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 24, 2017

Silk Way West to operate with ACL Airshop’s ULD tracking tech

After less than one month on the market, ACL Airshop’s real-time Bluetooth-enabled ULD tracking technology is already translating into more cargo business, as carriers take steps to eliminate so-called “black spots” from the airfreight supply chain. “Improved ULD logistics has become one of our strategic focuses, as it directly contributes to the bottom line, while […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 24, 2017

Remember to vote for Air Cargo World’s Executive of the Year for 2017

Have you voted yet? Time is running out to make your choice for Air Cargo World‘s annual Air Cargo Executive of the Year award, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry. The deadline for voting is this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The 2017 Air Cargo Executive of the Year will be named and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 23, 2017

Canada Post, Purolator strengthen Cargojet partnership with early contract extension

Purolator and Canada Post, part of a conglomeration known as the Canada Post Group of Companies (CPGOC), have announced an early extension to a 2014 air cargo contract with Cargojet, now running through 2025, that outlines the cargo carrier’s service obligations to the Canadian shipping company, in the context of growing e-commerce volumes and other […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 23, 2017

IAG Cargo to launch connectivity between Madrid, San Francisco

The launch of the first direct flight between Madrid (MAD) and San Francisco (SFO), set to commence in April 2018, will mark a significant expansion in IAG Cargo’s connectivity between the United States and Europe, bringing the number of IAG Cargo routes out of MAD to 54. An A330-200, operated by Iberia, will service the […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 20, 2017
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