Flexport and SF Express collaborate on shipment visibility

Flexport, the San Francisco-based online forwarder, and Shenzhen-based express delivery company SF Express are integrating their respective IT platforms to provide China-based customers with end-to-end visibility into shipments moving through the Flexport platform. For joint freight forwarding offerings, including full-container load (FCL) ocean shipping and air cargo, Flexport will expand SF Express’ destination capabilities by […]

LATAM Cargo boosts belly capacity to Falkland Islands

LATAM Cargo will expand its airfreight capacity to the Falkland Islands with LATAM Airlines Brazil’s new weekly flight between São Paulo (GRU) and Mount Pleasant Airport (MPN). The carrier plans to transport perishables to and from the island. According to LATAM, the new flight will commence on Nov. 20, 2019, and will be operated by […]

ANA Cargo launches 777F flight to Chicago

Japan-based ANA Cargo today commenced long-haul freighter operations with its own 777F aircraft. The carrier deployed its second of two 777Fs (65757) for the first flight on the new route between Tokyo (NRT) and Chicago (ORD). ANA Cargo told Air Cargo World that today’s inaugural flight carried approximately 80 tonnes of freight, consisting mainly of […]

Delta Cargo, Roadie launch door-to-door parcel delivery 

Atlanta-based carrier Delta Airlines Cargo and delivery service Roadie have partnered to launch their new “DASH Door-to-Door” parcel delivery service. The service is intended to streamline the shipment process and cut down delivery time of parcels to customers. According to Delta, the service makes it the first U.S. passenger airline to offer door-to-door parcel delivery across the United […]

Hactl secures handling contract for Southern Air

Hong Kong’s major independent cargo handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) received the contract to provide ramp handling services at Hong Kong Airport (HKG) for Atlas Air Worldwide subsidiary carrier Southern Air. According to a statement from Hactl, Southern Air operates 21 rotations per week through HKG, connecting to airports in Anchorage (ANC), […]

UPS enhances healthcare ops with US facility upgrades, EU GDP certification 

UPS made several major investments to its global healthcare-related operations and infrastructure, including upgrades to its healthcare-dedicated warehouse and distribution network in the United States and attainment of the EU Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for its healthcare-related ops in France and Germany. These enhancements are intended to support direct-to-customer shipping, storage, distribution and temperature controls […]

Nippon Cargo Airlines reorganizes freighter ops

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) announced changes to its winter freighter schedules beginning Oct. 27, and affecting operations in North America, Asia and Europe. The changes in NCA’s North American operations include an upgauge in some of the carrier’s flights in Los Angeles (LAX). Atlas Air operates for NCA into LAX under CMI agreements using NCA’s […]

China Airlines to launch 747F service with BOM connection

China Airlines Cargo is launching a new twice-weekly service using one of its 747-400 freighters, connecting Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Mumbai Airport (BOM) and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), the carrier announced on Friday. The twice-weekly service is scheduled to launch on Nov. 16 and depart AMS on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The carrier already offers […]

Volga-Dnepr cuts staff, reduces An-124 fleet

This year’s challenging trade environment and the subsequent decline in air cargo transportation demand has had a major impact on Russian airline Volga-Dnepr Airlines, which along with AirBridgeCargo and Atran, falls under the Volga-Dnepr Group umbrella. Russian Aviation Insider reported on Wednesday that in response to the difficult market, Volga-Dnepr Airlines was forced to make […]

AAPA: Asian carriers practicing prudence amid September 6.5% fall in FTKs 

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released preliminary traffic figures indicating a 6.5% year-on-year decline in air cargo demand as measured in freight tonne kilometers for September. According to the AAPA, the decline reflects stagnant international trade activity on the back of continued weakness in external demand.   The average international freight load factor for the month […]

WestJet upgrades London-Toronto route to 787

Beginning Thursday, Calgary-based airline WestJet has upgauged the aircraft used on its service between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) from the 767 to the 787-9. While the carrier could not provide specific data regarding cargo demand on the route, a spokesperson told Air Cargo World, “With this additional capacity, we […]

CFS 2019: Delta investment, e-commerce to create opportunities for LATAM Cargo

SAN DIEGO – Despite a weak air cargo market in 2019, Santiago-headquartered LATAM Cargo is optimistic about the long-term prospects for airfreight in Latin America. E-commerce, both domestic and cross-border, will be a major driver for trade requiring expedited transportation, Andres Bianchi, CEO, LATAM Cargo, told Chelsea Toczauer, associate editor, Air Cargo World, on the […]

Mixed September results for Asia-Pacific carriers provide hope for peak season

Asia-Pacific carriers mostly reported year-over-year traffic declines for September, but some improvements from results earlier in the year suggest that the lead-up to peak season may indicate better things ahead for the remainder of 2019. Year-over-year comparisons are also becoming less difficult for carriers with the approach to 2020 because the declines that have hampered […]

Chapman Freeborn, AIA Cargo launch partnership in Ireland ahead of Brexit 

U.K.-headquartered charter broker Chapman Freeborn and cargo services provider and GSA Airbridge International Agencies (AIA) Cargo jointly launched a strategic cooperation in Ireland today. The partnership is intended to extend both companies’ services in Ireland ahead of looming concerns that unresolved Brexit negotiations may impact regional supply chains.  Under the new agreement, Chapman Freeborn now becomes the exclusive partner for all […]
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