Altitude Angel to become strategic data partner for new Dronecloud [VIDEO]

While unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are still awaiting the regulations that will unleash their full potential, one aviation tech firm in the United Kingdom is building the massive cloud-based data services that will be needed to control the complexity of future drone activities. The company, Altitude Angel, said today that it will become the geodata […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 24, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court rejects UPS’ appeal to raise postal rates

In a move that is being considered a win for Amazon, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from United Parcel Service (UPS) that would have required the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to raise the prices it charges for package delivery. The USPS has an agreement with Amazon to deliver the vast majority […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 21, 2019

Japan Customs integrated into CHAMP platform

Luxembourg-based CHAMP Cargosystems added Japan Customs to its Traxon Global Customs platform, which will enable carriers to submit advance cargo information (ACI) directly to the customs authority. Through the platform, airlines and ground handlers can interface directly with Japan Customs and share data from a number of documents, including Master Air Waybills, House Manifests and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 21, 2019

Return to Sender: Is Europe’s cross-border e-commerce boom about to fizzle?

The engines of an ASL Airlines Belgium 747 freighter are cooling down on the tarmac at Liege Airport (LGG), where the aircraft is resting after an 11-hour flight from Ürümqi Diwopu Airport (URC) in China’s far-western Xinjiang province. A crew of neon-vested ground handlers quickly whisk a mix of pallets and containers off the massive […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 6, 2019

U.S. DOT contests Indian limits on FedEx ground handling, enacts reporting requirements on Air India

Last week, in reaction to India’s prohibition on U.S. carriers performing their own ground handling at Indian airports, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) issued two orders imposing reporting requirements on all Indian carriers operating their own aircraft at U.S. airports. The new orders could have immediate impacts on the handling operations of Air India and FedEx, and potentially other Indian and U.S. carriers in the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 25, 2019

Can STOP Act help reduce drug trafficking via USPS loophole?

Forwarders and carriers in the United States are already taking part in the air cargo advance screening (ACAS) program to help prevent explosives and illegal drug from entering the country via the cargo supply chain. But what is being done about narcotics being sent via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) which still handles the lion’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 10, 2019

WACO keynoter says forwarders must focus on digitalization rather than price

The global freight network for independent forwarders, known as WACO, met last week in Limassol, Cyprus, to discuss the state of the industry, where Lars Jensen, keynote speaker and CEO of Sea Intelligence Consulting, spoke about the perceived resistance from the forwarding community to digitalize, which the logistics community has been criticized for over the past […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 10, 2019

BIFA now supports extension of ‘Transitional Simplified Procedures’ in no-deal Brexit

With U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempt at a third vote in Parliament over a Brexit deal appeared to be falling apart today, there may be a glimmer of hope for the logistics industry in the face of what looks to be an inevitable “no-deal” Brexit nightmare. The British International Freight Association (BIFA), has apparently […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 25, 2019

Grounded MAX provides temporary cargo capacity boost on some routes

Following two crashes of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 within five months of one another, the aircraft has been grounded globally. While the development is bad optics for Boeing, as carriers race to replace grounded aircraft, the impact on cargo capacity is varied and could temporarily boost available capacity on some routes.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 20, 2019

ABC passes Cargo iQ audit for operations in Moscow

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) passed its second audit reconfirming its compliance with the quality standards of IATA interest group Cargo iQ, following a two-day inspection of its operations in Moscow, the same city in which it’s headquartered. Cargo iQ, formerly called Cargo 2000, uses a benchmarking system that rates a shipment’s performance, in terms of its […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 19, 2019

Air France-KLM first carrier group to adopt IATA’s DG AutoCheck system

SINGAPORE — Air France-KLM Cargo has become the first carrier group to adopt IATA’s Dangerous Goods AutoCheck system for the acceptance of dangerous-goods shipments. Of the more than 1.5 million shipments moved by the Franco-Dutch carrier each year, 173,000 fall under the category of dangerous goods, such as caustic chemicals, flammable materials or lithium batteries, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 13, 2019

de Juniac’s air cargo priorities for 2019: Trade, global standards, modernization

SINGAPORE — After acknowledging a rather sour start to the year for air cargo, IATA Director General Alexandre de Juniac, in today’s opening address of the 13th World Cargo Symposium, called on governments and the air cargo industry to reverse this trend by focusing on three priorities to expand air cargo demand and maximize economic […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 12, 2019

Horizon Forum seeks the right questions to be asked in pursuit of innovation

SINGAPORE — At this year’s “Horizon: The Air Cargo Innovation Forum” workshop, held on Monday, the star of the show was, of course, ULDs. It wouldn’t be the 13th World Cargo Symposium without a major mention of ULD technology, after all (check here for a report on the IATA Innovations Award finalists). But thinking outside the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 12, 2019

A Nose for Cargo: Canine screening may become cargo security’s best friend

  They have become such a common sight in airports, we hardly even notice them anymore. Four-legged sentinels named “Oz” or “Champ” or “Scout” have been walking the terminals in airports throughout the world, using their astounding sense of smell to determine whether any passenger has been anywhere near even the faintest traces of explosive […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 6, 2019
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