AAPA: Asia Pacific airfreight momentum suggests strong second half

The Asia-Pacific airfreight market is still red hot, and the latest numbers from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) show that despite an increase in offered freight capacity of 4.8 percent in June, load factors for the month rose 3.1 percentage points to 66.2 percent. Preliminary freight tonne kilometer (FTK) gains of 10 percent […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 26, 2017

Dubai-based drone-delivery partnership announced [VIDEO]

A Dubai-based technology company, Eniverse Technologies, and drone-delivery startup Skycart have launched “Space Autonomous Drones,” an autonomous drone delivery project that its founders say could eventually ship goods and products weighing 5 kilograms or less to locations across Dubai and the greater UAE. Space Autonomous Drones has yet to receive approval from Dubai’s government, and […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 25, 2017

AFA to press Homeland Security for e-commerce security updates

U.S. Government regulations for air cargo are outdated, thwarting cross-border and domestic e-commerce shipments and undercutting security, just as demand is pushing up airfreight markets. This focus on the importance of updated standards will be the theme for today’s testimony (see it live here) by Airforwarders Association (AfA) director Brandon Fried, as he addresses the […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 25, 2017

Upset the Shopping Cart: Bonded warehouse vs. direct mail

In 2012, the Chinese government began establishing pilot e-commerce zones in a drive to boost domestic consumption. This allowed 3PLs to establish bonded warehouses within the zones, and clear customs for both import and exports moving through the zones. Since goods can be stored onsite at the warehouse until the time of purchase, much of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 25, 2017

Airspace Technologies launches voice-responsive shipper tracking tool [VIDEO]

Shippers can use Amazon.com’s voice recognition feature to track, trace and review shipments with Alexa-enabled devices. Logistics company Airspace Technologies, which specializes in time-critical shipments, launched its Amazon Alexa-enabled application that allows device users to track, trace and review their shipments using voice commands. Finding the status and expected delivery time of a shipment requires […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 24, 2017

Apply today for the DEMOvation Challenge at ELEVATE 2017

As we move closer to our second annual ELEVATE Conference on innovations in the logistics industry,  Air Cargo World is pleased to announce that ELEVATE 2017 will once again feature our DEMOvation Challenge. This exclusive session allows truly innovative and cutting-edge companies an opportunity to demo in front an engaged and enthusiastic audience of leading logistics, airfreight and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 20, 2017

DHL eCommerce launches green e-commerce deliveries in Vietnam

DHL eCommerce has launched a domestic delivery service in Vietnam, helping small, medium and large e-tailers by handling cash-on-delivery services for customers that lack online payment ability. The e-commerce delivery includes next-day delivery across Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and other primary urban areas. “Only 15 percent of Vietnam’s e-commerce shoppers paid online in 2016, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 18, 2017

Southwest Airlines to sponsor ELEVATE 2017

Air Cargo World is pleased to announce that Southwest Airlines is a sponsor of this year’s ELEVATE 2017 Conference, Oct. 2 at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach hotel, in Miami. ELEVATE, presented by Air Cargo World, is the leading event on digital innovation in air logistics. Southwest, which won Air Cargo World’s Platinum Award for Air Cargo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 17, 2017

FedEx’s TNT Express still reeling from Petya cyberattack last month

The impact from the latest cyberattack on TNT Express operations has turned out to be far greater than initially reported, with many offices reduced to pen-and-paper operations and critical business data seemingly permanently destroyed. The virus first struck the company’s Ukraine operations on June 27, before infiltrating the company’s global network. According to a 10-K […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 17, 2017

Air France- KLM doubles down on e-commerce strategy

Air France-KLM opened what it is calling “the world’s first” combination-carrier-operated sorting system capable of handling package-level freight. Air France-KLM has pursued a number of cargo strategies over the years with limited success, however this new strategy suggests that the carrier’s ambitions are still intact. The new facility “allows us to keep pace with the […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 14, 2017

JD.com signs cold-chain logistics deal with Japan’s Yamato Holdings

The vast size of the Chinese e-commerce market is about to join forces with the forwarding expertise of the Japanese logistics industry. Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Yamato Holdings, a Japanese logistics company, to build a cold-chain logistics network in China. The alliance expands the scope of e-commerce […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 14, 2017

Hactl wins contract for Melbourne-Hong Kong Virgin Australia route

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) was appointed as cargo ground handler for Virgin Australia’s new services from Melbourne to Hong Kong that started on July 5. At five weekly Airbus A330-200 arrivals, each with 14 tonnes of bellyhold capacity a piece, Virgin Australia could move a significant share of the rising cargo volumes […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 13, 2017

DHL, Wärtsilä announce successful completion of warehouse robotics experiment

DHL and Wärtsilä, a Finnish manufacturer of power sources and other equipment, completed joint testing of mobile robots from Fetch Robotics at one of Wärtsilä’s warehouses in Kampen, the Netherlands. The trial found that robots travelled more than 30 kilometers per day, contributed to productivity, and made for a safer overall work environment by taking […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 12, 2017

Cargobase adds parcel freight mode to online spot-buy platform

Online freight spot-buy platform Cargobase has added a parcel freight mode to its platform, which the Singapore-based company says is the first such system that enables shippers to procure and manage any type of spot-buy freight, be it air, road, ocean or express parcel mode. “Comparing different offerings in a unified format is what users […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 11, 2017
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